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

    • 04 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      CANCELLED

    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


    • 10 Jul 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


    • 11 Jul 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


    • 11 Jul 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


     

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

    July Networking Social

    World Rowing Championship " Tower"
    Wed. July 12, 2017 
    5pm-7pm

    Members: free/ Non-members $15

    It's a special Networking Social at the World Rowing Championship Finish Tower, hosted by Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Association.  Be one of the first to check out the rowing venue and the new Finish Tower, get details on the upcoming World Rowing Championship and connect with fellow Alliance members.   Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar at this exclusive networking event.

    Details: Nathan Benderson Park lake was created as a man-made borrow pit, spring fed with additional surface water holding capacity. The 161.8 hectares lake was previously used for mining sand and shell. Since then, the open pit was filled by the Cooper Creek drainage basin and the underground aquifer system. The completed venue consists of a state of the art floating wave attenuator platform that doubles as a dedicated TV road for broadcast requirements, exclusive 3m wide paved coaches cycle path and a 30 acre secure event island. (details provided from WRCH Bulletin)

    Complimentary food and cash bar. 


    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Polo Grill - The Florida Room

    July Executive Briefing Workshop

    Thursday July 13th
    8am: Networking & Continental Breakfast
    8:30am - 11:00am: Workshop
    Members: $79/ Non-Members $99

    “Prospecting the Sandler Way- A workshop designed for those who are serious about increasing their sales.”

    Jamie Kane

    Jamie’s experience and his commitment to sharing the Sandler System will provide Alliance members with a real and tangible resource to improving their sales and overall business performance. You will leave this workshop with some applicable prospecting tools that you can implement into your sales routine on day one. Take your personal game and your sales numbers to the next level. Continental breakfast is included.


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

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Cancelled for July

    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


     

     

     

     

    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 8736 St. Rd 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34202

    July Members Only Event 


    Painting with a Twist
    Thursday. July 20, 2017 
    6pm -8pm
    Members: $25

    It's a Special Members Only Opportunity

    Get to know your fellow art enthusiasts at our special "Paint Party!"

    Open to members only, this event is sure to bring out the inner artist in everyone. An artist will lead you step by step through the process.  You will leave with your very own masterpiece.

    Bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy some light appetizers.


     Palms at the Beach

     will be the art focus

    • 25 Jul 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


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

    July Membership Luncheon

    Doug Van Dyke and Michael Corley


    Do you want to make executive level decisions, master conversations and drive actions in real-time?  By leveraging the experiences of others in an accelerated learning environment, you are able to comfortably and confidently handle daily management situations and position yourself as an effective leader.   

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


     

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    • 02 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240

    August Networking Social
    Wednesday, August 2

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240
    Members & Latin Chamber Members:Free
    Non-members: $15

    It's a 2 for 1 Social Exchange!
    Join us for an extra fun social as we mingle with the Latin Chamber. Get to know our chamber neighbors and make some new friends along with mixing with our Alliance members.  

    Hosted by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing.

    Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.


    Food provided by Mr. Tequila Mexican Restaurant

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Information Center - 6220 University Parkway, 34240
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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.

    See below 2016 Itinerary, 2017 Itinerary coming soon.


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

    $125 Per Person

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

    *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.

     

 

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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