LWRBA Events

Please find listed below upcoming Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance events and committee meetings.

Cancellations made after 2 days prior to a fee event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.

Upcoming events

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, Boardwalk Loop Parking Lot
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    Join the Lakewood Ranch business Alliance for a one-day,behind the scenes tour of some of Lakewood Ranch's finest and most successful businesses. This tour is limited to the first 30 people who sign up to participate.

    Click here to view the day's schedule.


    Friday August 18
    8:30am - 4:30pm

    $125 Per Person

    Includes transportation, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and snack.  

    Please meet in the Parking Lot behind Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, just off Boardwalk Loop.

    *Alliance Dollars may not be utilized for this event.

     







    Call the office for Sponsorship Opportunities 



    Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.

     

    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Meeting Location: 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 LWR 34202

    If you would like to attend please contact the

    Events Committee Chairs 

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail: al@gatorac.com

    Co-Chair: Cherri Kessler, E-mail: cherri.kessler@bmo.com


     

     

     

     

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Creating a LWRBA Ambassador program to assist new businesses considering the area

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

     Contact Committee Co-Chairs

    Co-Chair:Jag Grewal, E-Mail:jag@ian-black.com

    Co-Chair:Kim French, E-Mail:kfrench@willissmith.com


    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
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    August Breakfast of Champions

    Pivoting as a Leader by Shawn Rhodes

    Wednesday, August 23rd
    7:30 a.m. Networking & Breakfast   
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Presentation
    7650 Legacy Boulevard
    $25 Members by 8/18 ($35 thereafter)
    $35 Non-members

    Limited seating available!

    Pivoting as a Leader
    In business and life, sometimes the best plans don't work  out as expected. Shawn Rhodes shares how to leverage change while still producing results and what top-performing teams in the Fortune 100 are doing to embrace change and close their profitability gap.    

    About the Speaker
    Shawn Rhodes is an international expert in creating high-performing organizations. He's a Tampa-based TEDx speaker and his work studying organizations in more than two dozen countries has been published in news outlets around the world including TIME, CNN, NBC and INC. His clients have included Deloitte, ConAgra, Serta-Sealy and dozens of similar businesses. Shawn is also a nationally-syndicated columnist with the Business Journals and author of the new book Pivot Point: Turn On A Dime Without Sacrificing Results. Click for a short clip of Shawn's TEDx Talk.

     *Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.


    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 8000 Stone Harbour Loop, Bradenton, FL 34212
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    Lunch with Ranchers


    Members Only Event, Limited space

    One representative per company.

    Sorry we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

    There's something to be said about doing business with people you know, you like and you trust.  Bring your business cards and connect with other professionals dedicated to promoting one another. Hosted this month at Grill 8000, this is a perfect opportunity to expand your network & build a rapport with like-minded individuals.

    $25 fee includes a  lunch & non-alcoholic beverage

    Menu

    BBQ Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, Coleslaw, Bourbon Molasses Baked Beans, Rolls, Hot Apple Cobbler

    Limited to 25 people and must be pre-paid.

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Dani Fox, E-Mail:  danifoxhypnosis@gmail.com


    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership,

    communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Meeting Location: 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 LWR 34202

    If you would like to attend please contact the

    YLA Committee Chair: 

    Ryan McIntyre, Email:  ryan-mcintyre@mesgc.com


    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Public Relations committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair

    Chair: Maribeth Phillips, E-Mail: mphillips@mealsonwheelsplus.org


    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Bi-Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    Co-Chair: Violeta Huesman, E-Mail: vhuesman@keiseruniversity.edu

    Co-Chair: Diane Kopczynski, E-Mail:  dkopczynski@mjcpa.com

    Co-Chair: John Goda, E-Mail:  jgoda@rtiinsuranceservies.com


     

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Keiser University, 6151 Lake Osprey Drive

    Sept. Executive Briefing 

    The Psychology of Money by Denise Federer, Ph.D.

    Wednesday September 13th
    7:30am: Networking 
    8:00am - 9:00am: Presentation
    Members: $10/ Non-Members $20

    Research in the field of Behavior Finance confirms the influence of emotional reactions on financial decision-making.  this interactive conversation with Denise Federer, Ph.D. will explore the unique meaning of money and its impact on financial behavior and decison-making.

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Polo Grill & Fete Ballroom~ 10670 Boardwalk Loop, LWR 34202
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    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Robarts Arena - 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota 34237

     

     

     

    Join us for the 9th Annual East Meets West Business Expo featuring table tops from two area organization.

    This event will be taking place at the Robarts Arena  located at 3000 Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota from 4:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 2017. Join us for this incredible opportunity to network among Sarasota & Manatee County’s finest professionals. 

    Goodie bags provided to the first 250 guests.

    Advance tickets $5 per person. Payment must be received in advance! Tickets will be held at LWRBA Will Call.

    For more details:

    www.eastmeetswestexpo.com

     


     

     

     

     

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Meeting Location: 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 LWR 34202

    If you would like to attend please contact the

    Events Committee Chairs 

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail: al@gatorac.com

    Co-Chair: Cherri Kessler, E-mail: cherri.kessler@bmo.com


     

     

     

     

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Creating a LWRBA Ambassador program to assist new businesses considering the area

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

     Contact Committee Co-Chairs

    Co-Chair:Jag Grewal, E-Mail:jag@ian-black.com

    Co-Chair:Kim French, E-Mail:kfrench@willissmith.com


    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar - 10670 Boardwalk Loop

    September Membership Luncheon

    Wednesday Sept. 26th
    11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
    Fete Ballroom-Polo Grille & Bar
    10670 Boardwalk Loop

    Tim Walsh: The Playmakers

    Imagine learning product design from the originator of the Nerf and Twister, toy and game brands that have generated over $8 billion in sales.  Come learn ideas that have worked for Reyn Guyer, one of the most successful creative professionals of our time.  Tim Walsh has co-wrote the book Right Brain Red and will share ways to create and recognize opportunity.

    Sponsored By:

     

    Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.


     

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    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

    October Networking Social
    Wednesday, October 4

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    5895 Post Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
    Members  Members:Free
    Non-members: $15

    Igniting Team Spirit!

    Join us for some extra fun social as we get to know the premier Sports Campus.   This impressive 145 acre complex and an estimated 45 events this year , makes the 200,000 people who will use the facility in 2017 – and their economic impact on the Bradenton-Sarasota area – all the more impressive. 

    Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

          

 

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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