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

    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

    BOOTH SPACE SOLD OUT


    Join Lakewood Ranch Main Street and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance as they celebrate everything Lakewood Ranch! This free event will feature live music, beer tents, vendor booths, a kids zone, and more. It's sure to be a great time for the entire family!

    Lakewood Ranch Activities Corpspresents a selection of Lakewood Ranch clubs and activities for residents to join.

    Booth spaces are sold out.

    Free to Attend, no registration necessary

    See you there!

    Corporate Sponsor


    Lounge Sponsor


    Performing Arts Stage Sponsor:


    Wine Sponsor


    Member Booths:

    A Life Story Foundation

    Adamchak, Bordes & Associates

    Ascent Hearing and Audiology

    Bank of the Ozarks

    Grow Financial Credit Union

    Gulf coast Property Managment

    Herald Tribune Media Group

    Home-Tech

    Hornback Chiropractic & Wellness

    Keller Williams Lakewood Ranch

    Lakewpood Ranch Golf & Country Club

    Lakewood Ranch Obstetrics & Gynecology

    LeechTishman

    Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

    Moore Fowinkle Schroer Agency, Inc

    PDQ

    Prestige Medical Group

    Rotary Club of LWR

    Sally Ullman Photography/Postnet

    Serve to Protect, LLC

    State College of Florida

    Taylor Morrison

    The Roots Chiropractic

    Tidewell Hospice

    • 24 Oct 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


    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
    Register


    LWRBA October Luncheon
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
    7650 Legacy Boulevard  

    presented by Jim Shirley & Johnette Isham

    Arts & Culture: Our Regional Brand

    Do you know the impact of Arts and Culture in our region? It's a true economic driver and an important industry to our region.  Jim shirley of the Arts Alliance of Sarasota, along with Johnette Isham of Realize Bradenton share some fascinating data about the arts in our region.

    $35 Members (before 10/20 12 p.m.); $45 Members (after 10/20 12 p.m.) and Non-members

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


    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cork & Kale - 6231 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240
    • 11
    Register

    Lunch with Ranchers

    October 26, 2017


    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 Cork & Kale, this is a perfect opportunity to expand your network & build a rapport with like-minded individuals.

    $20 fee includes a light lunch & non-alcoholic beverage

    Limited to 25 people and must be pre-paid.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Keiser University, 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
    Register


    November Executive Briefing 

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

    Wednesday November 1st
    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.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 305 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
    Register

    November Networking Social
    Wednesday, November 1st

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    305 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
    Members  Members:Free
    Non-members: $15


    The brand new Homewood Suites in the UTC area hosts us for our November Social. This new hotel features all-suite accommodations and brings you the comforts of home and the convenience of the office. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

          

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Polo Grill
    Register


    Productivity & Profits through People:
    6 Ways to Create a Culture of Results Now

    Thursday November 2nd
    8am: Networking & Continental Breakfast
    8:30am - 11:45am: Workshop

    Buy One Get One Special $79 until October 20th
    Regular Pricing begins October 20th
    Members: $79/ Non-Members $99

      

    Employee engagement is consistently linked to the achievement of business goals including profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, quality, safety, retention, attendance and more. Leadership from C-Suite executives to supervisors has a responsibility to create the space and culture that increases employee engagement.

    Your organization has a work culture either by default or by design. How do you create a culture where employees consistently produce extraordinary results? How do you get employees to think more like management and take ownership of their work? How do you keep the best employees, increase the productivity of the coachable employees, and eliminate the employees that just don’t fit your culture? How do you make this run like an automatic company culture-system?

    DISCOVER:

    • 1.     Simple ways to recognize your current culture and define the culture you want for your business.
    • 2.     Practical ways to implement the culture you envision for your organization.
    • 3.     How to move the metrics. Everything you measure in terms of sales, costs, profits and productivity can be moved by building on the best behaviors of your employees and eliminating unacceptable and unproductive behaviors.
    • 4.     Key processes to eliminate the “Feedback Fear Factor” and easily and directly give useful and corrective feedback to any employee in any situation.
    • 5.     How to get your team to give up all blaming and complaining. Taking 100% responsibility is the foundation of all success habits.
    • 6.     How to coach like a leader. Better questions get better answers, and answers created by employees are more successful. Learn the most powerful questions you can ask to coach an employee through any situation.

    YOU are invited to join three local rock-star trainers and consultants for an interactive, energizing session focused on fun learning, networking, and growing. Brett Morris of Momentum Consulting, Pat Mathews of Workplace Experts and Michael Kline, of Intus Personal and Group Transformation will present this very special program full of tools you can use at work the same day! This is NOT a talk – this is an interactive, participatory, learning workshop experience.

    $79.00 includes continental breakfast and program.


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

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    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.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Contact Committee Chairs

     Co-Chair: Paul Adamson, E-Mail:  paul.adamson@midflorida.com

     Co-Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Polo Grill / Fete Ballroom -10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Register




    Every year, the Sandies recognize members, chosen by their peers, for their remarkable talents, character, and commitment to the Alliance and community.

    “The Sandies” awards actively support and celebrate The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s mission to serve, help develop and unify area businesses through a powerful partnership with other community organizations and governmental institutions. LWRBA is dedicated to providing leadership, resources and business development to foster and advocate for the businesses and their employees of Lakewood Ranch.

    These awards honor individuals who strive toward the highest level of personal and professional accomplishment, who are making a difference and forging paths of leadership for others to follow.

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2017 FINALISTS!

    Individual Tickets
    $37 if purchased by 11/6
    $47 if purchased after 11/6

    Award Sponsors






    Invitation Sponsor

    Centerpiece Sponsor

    Photographer Sponsor


    Program Sponsor

    Finalist Award Sponsor


    Audio/Visual Sponsor

    Red Carpet Sponsor

     

    Special Thanks to

     Gold Sponsor

    Bank of America

    Wagner Realty

    Silver Sponsor

    Bradenton Herald

    Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

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

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Robarts Arena - 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota 34237

    New Date

    Tuesday September 28th

     

     

    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 Tuesday,Nov. 28th, 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

     


     

     

     

     

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

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    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.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Contact Committee Chairs

     Co-Chair: Paul Adamson, E-Mail:  paul.adamson@midflorida.com

     Co-Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

 

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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