Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
LWRBA and YLA Collect 764 Pounds of Food and $1,295 to Benefit the Food Bank of Manatee

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance (LWRBA) and Young Leaders Alliance (YLA) have collected 764 lbs. of non-perishable food items, as well as $1,295 cash to donate to the Food Bank of Manatee/ Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

Items were donated by LWRBA and YLA members at their joint Holiday Social at the Courtyard by Marriott on Wednesday, December 3, 2015. Members were asked to donate a minimum of 10 non-perishable food items per person in exchange for admission to the event. In lieu of a food donation, attendees could instead choose donate $20 in cash or grocery gift cards.

“The members of the Alliance are so incredibly generous,” said Heather Kasten, LWRBA Executive Director. “We are thrilled to partner with Meals On Wheels PLUS of Manatee County, especially at this time of year to help stock their shelves and serve those in our community who need an extra hand.”

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!

Thank You to our 2014 Presidential Level Sponsors


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December RRR

The winners of the $100 RRR gift card to Polo Grill are Dr. Scala and Dr. Frenchman  of Lakewood Ranch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Congratulations!

The next opportunity to win a RRR gift card will be at the January networking social on Jan. 7th.


New Members!

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Tropical Outdoor Solutions

Sarasota Wealth Advisory

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

Smile Smart Dental Center


N2 Publishing

Gulf Coast Institute of Rejuvenation

White Rose Interiors

Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, Inc.

A & B Property Service

Timothy A. Blomquist--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

GAC Updates. Details here

The Alliance
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Upcoming Events

07 Jan 2015 5:00 PM • 11008 Arcade Place, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
14 Jan 2015 7:30 AM • Keiser University Auditorium ~ 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, LWR 34240
21 Jan 2015 11:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club - 7650 Legacy Boulevard
04 Feb 2015 5:00 PM • 8309 Lindrick Lane, Bradenton, FL 34202
18 Feb 2015 7:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club ~ 7650 Legacy Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202

Committee Meetings

06 Jan 2015 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 LWR 34202
13 Jan 2015 4:00 PM • ComCenter-9040 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch 34202
19 Jan 2015 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 LWR 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.

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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