Lakewood Ranch, Florida, December 30, 2019 -Recherché Masterpiece is an annual 3 course meal
luncheon created to empower and encourage meaningful networking amongst the business owners and
C-Suite level employees in the SouthWest Florida region.
The keynote speaker for the inaugural luncheon is none other than Mark Huey, CPA, MBA, the former
CEO of the Economic Development Corporation. “Mr. Huey with his Wharton Business School education
and eight and a half years of economic leadership in the Sarasota/Manatee county area is perfect to empower
“small” businesses to think bigger.” said Alicia M. Phidd, the Chief Creative Officer and the founder of this
“We believe at Recherche High Cotton, Corp. that business owners should strive to take their business to the
pinnacle of success which is to become large enterprises and get into the billion dollars annual revenue
space”, she continued. “We believe that the Sarasota/Manatee area business owners can create a behemoth
like Amazon and who better to empower them to do so than a man who has lead such initiatives.” she
Ms. Phidd who created this event cemented herself into Sarasota county’s history earlier in 2019 when she
became the first general counsel of a professional team located in Sarasota by way of the United Soccer
League (USL). “When I found out in March that I made history in the Sports and Law space. I knew I had
to do more. It was the second time I was making history in the legal field in 5 years by becoming the first
female lawyer or the first Black lawyer of some industry that I entered.” Ms. Phidd said. “I was tired of
hearing that I broke a “glass ceiling” and I have decided to take a small step to eradicate that terminology.
What better way to do so than to use my title, resources and network to empower others to be like the Nike
company and just “do it”.” She continued. Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance through its members
selected Ms. Phidd as one of five finalists for the title of Networking Queen at the 2019 Sandies Awards.
“That nomination was God confirming to me that my calling is to assist others through empowerment and
networking. To whom much is given, much is expected and I hope the business community like what we
have to offer.” said Ms. Phidd.
The event is set to occur on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and already have registrants spanning industries
across the spectrum such as C-Suite in construction, legal, commercial real estate, and tele-communications
to name a few. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite
About Recherche High Cotton, Corp.
Recherche High Cotton, Corp. (RHC) located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is an empowerment, success
and luxury concept company with its core a tshirt line division and an exclusive networking events planning
division that caters only to business owners and C-Suite executives. It boasts two signature annual
networking events open to the public, Recherché Masterpiece™ which is an empowerment 2 course meal
luncheon and Recherché PlageFête™, a networking beach party that kicks off the summer. It also hosts a
breakfast roundtable event which is held five times for the year called Recherché Thé™. RHC’s motto is
“Iron Sharpens Iron” and we are in the empowerment game.