LWRBA & YLA Holiday Social

Wednesday, December 2
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Murray Homes - The Resolute Model Home in the Lake Club
7926 Staysail Court, Lakewood Ranch
Members $10; Non-members $20
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It's that time of year! Bring your holiday cheer and join us for our annual LWRBA & YLA Holiday Social. This year, Murray Homes will be hosting us in the pristine "Resolute" model home in the Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch. Admission will include a raffle ticket for the chance to win some fantastic holiday prizes. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

We're very excited to have The Dickens Carolers join us to provide the sounds of the season. The Dickens Carolers have been entertaining central Florida audiences for 22 years and have performed at venues such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens.

LWRBA Luncheon
The Business of Giving

Wednesday, December 16
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
$25 Members by 12/14; $35 Members after 12/14 & Non-members
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As we wrap up 2015 and enter the season of giving, there's no better time to showcase all of our Non-Profit members. Our speaker, John Korff, is no stranger to partnering the corporate world with the non-profit world. Come hear this Harvard graduate share how today's companies are collaborating.

About the Speaker
John Korff is the organizer of the inaugural Sarasota Music Half Marathon, which sold out in its first year.  The Music Half is the largest first year running event ever held in Sarasota with 2,000 runners, 16 bands and 22 charity partners. John recently moved from New York City to Sarasota. He has started and owned numerous professional sports events including the New York City Triathlon, the Ironman US Championships, the A&P Tennis Classic and several PGA golf tournaments. He was also involved in New York City's Olympic bid in 2012.  Korff served on the board of directors of the United States Tennis Association for six years. He's a graduate of Harvard Business School. He's run 144 marathons, seven 100 mile races and holds an age group record in the Empire State Building Run-Up. He currently owns and operates the 32 annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning which has become the state fair of New Jersey.  

Special Non-Profit Showcase!
Any member non profits attending this luncheon may have the opportunity to display their collateral materials at exhibitor tables during the networking portions of the event. Please contact the office for details at 941-757-1664.

Participating Non-Profits:

A Life Story Foundation
American Cancer Society
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manatee
Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County
Care Net Manasota East
Everyday Blessings
Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation
Four Pillars of Health
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
Goodwill Manasota
Habitat for Humanity Sarasota
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lakewood Ranch YMCA
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, Inc.
South Florida Museum
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank 

Luncheon Sponsor:

New LWRBA Proud Member
Placards are Here!

Studies have shown that participation in a business organization builds credibility and trust among consumers. Let your customers know you're a member of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance by proudly displaying the brand new LWRBA Desk Placard in your office or lobby.

Beginning this week, we will have them available at our events at the check-in table, or pop by our office to pick one up today.
(These are the placard inserts only and are designed to fit into your existing 5"x7" clear plastic frame. A replacement frame can be purchased for $5.)

Also available is a digital Proud Member logo to display on your website or your email signature.
Click here to download:
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Thank You to our 2015 Presidential Level Sponsors





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Upcoming Events

02 Dec 2015 5:00 PM (EST) • 7926 Staysail Court, The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch 34202
16 Dec 2015 11:30 AM • Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar - 10670 Boardwalk Loop

Committee Meetings

01 Dec 2015 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
08 Dec 2015 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
14 Dec 2015 4:00 PM • Truman's Tap & Grill 11161 SR 70 East Unit 100, SR 70 & LWR BLVD.
14 Dec 2015 4:00 PM • Polo Grill 10670 Boardwalk Loop LWR 34202
29 Dec 2015 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

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.

8430 Enterprise Circle

 Suite 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone: 941-757-1664 
Fax: 941-362-2600 
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