Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance

LWRBA/YLA Holiday Social

Wednesday, December 3
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Courtyard by Marriott

8305 Tourist Center Drive
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Come and enjoy the LWRBA / YLA Holiday Social at the relaxing and festive Courtyard by Marriott. This is the last event of the year and a fun opportunity to interact with members around their Fire Pit Terrace. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be provided.

We are asking Members to bring a minimum of 10 nonperishable items per person to donate to The Food Bank of Manatee/ Meals on Wheels. If you are unable to make a food donation- a $20 cash donation or grocery store gift cards will be accepted.

Executive Briefing - Rock Your Holidays with Social Media

Wednesday, December 10
7:30-9:30 a.m.
LWRBA Office

8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140
$10 Members; $20 Non-members

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It's that time of year - the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service or work business-to-business, or have a nonprofit in need out outreach, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out 2014 on a high note.

Social media expert Ken Countess will show us how to engage new and existing customers during the holidays, which promotions and special offers will work for your business, and the best ways to drive response from your emails and social posts.

Announcing our 2014 Sandies Award Winners!

Front row, left to right: Dianne Kopczynski (accepting on behalf of Holly Littlefield), Barbara Jones, Violeta Huesman, Lori Ruth. Back row, left to right, Brian Volner, Yasemin Chain, Lori Denny, Amanda Vercheski and Jason Seelbach.

One of a Kind Award - Lori Denny, SouthTech
Bull by the Horns Award - Barbara Jones, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
Rising Star Award - Holly Littlefield, Mauldin & Jenkins
Ray of Sunshine Award - Lori Ruth, Observer Media Group
Networking King Award - Brian Volner, C1 Bank
Networking Queen Award - Violeta Huesman, Keiser University
Volunteer of the Year Award - Jason Seelbach, Truman’s Tap & Grill
Young Professional of the Year Award - Amanda Vercheski, LWR Commercial Realty
Best Rancher Award - Yasemin Chain, ComCenter Lakewood Ranch

Special thanks to all sponsors and attendees for
making this event possible!

Advertise in The Alliance Newsletter
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is offering the opportunity for members to advertise in our quarterly newsletter, The Alliance. The Alliance distributes 2,500 newsletters each quarter.

The rate is $250 per 8.5" x 11.0" insert. The next scheduled issue will be released January 2015. Inserts will be due December 12, 2014.

Advertisers are responsible for printing their own inserts. You may use a printer of your choice or refer to our member directory for a listing of our printers who will be able to assist you. Limited availability - requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity, and for complete insert specifications.

Thank You to our 2014 Presidential Level Sponsors


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Upcoming Events

03 Dec 2014 5:00 PM (EST) • 8305 Tourist Center Drive / University Park, FL 34201
05 Dec 2014 5:00 PM (EST) • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch
10 Dec 2014 7:30 AM • LWRBA Office -8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
17 Dec 2014 8:00 AM • LWRBA Office 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
07 Jan 2015 5:00 PM • 11008 Arcade Place, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Committee Meetings

02 Dec 2014 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 LWR 34202
09 Dec 2014 4:00 PM • ComCenter-9040 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch 34202
15 Dec 2014 4:00 PM • Truman's Tap & Gril S.R. 70

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is a strong community-driven membership organization that focuses on business growth, partnership, opportunities and awareness. Its proud members are a wide variety of large and small business owners and their dedicated employees within the community. All of its valued members are committed to best businesses practices, networking opportunities, training, seminars, education, business connections, economic development and community expansion. Member businesses are located in, or doing business in, the Lakewood Ranch area, near Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Our proud members are dedicated to promoting a vibrant business community and speaking up for business needs in the community. The Alliance also has a strong working relationship with local Chambers of Commerce and is focused on creating awareness for local non-profit organizations.

Lakewood Ranch
Business Alliance
    8430 Enterprise Circle
 Suite 140
  Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202 
Phone: 941-757-1664 
Fax: 941-362-2600 
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