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The 2020 Sandies Awards

A Different Kind of Sandies
This year’s Sandies is all about celebrating the character and resiliency of our business community. In a year that has thrown us all for a loop, Alliance member businesses and professionals have shown us what it means to stand tall and keep going.

As the Alliance celebrates its 15th Anniversary, we’re excited to highlight outstanding and exceptional individuals and businesses across new and unique categories, outlined below.


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Gold Sponsor - $750
Catered lunch for 10 to enjoy as you watch the awards live.  Logo recognition on all event communications, website, virtual event program, and post follow up communications to LWRBA members.

Silver Sponsor - $400
Catered lunch for 5 to enjoy as you watch the awards live. Logo recognition on all event communications, website, virtual event program, and post follow up communications to LWRBA members.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
11:30-1:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT
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Congratulations 2020 Finalists!


Bull by the Horns
Company Under 25 Employees

Bull by the Horns celebrates those who have been up to the challenge. This award will honor a business with under 25 employees who was responsive and adapted their business in the face of COVID-19, by reinventing themselves or reimagining their products or services.
 
The Circus Arts Conservatory

Grapevine Communications

SANCA at Nathan Benderson Park


Bull by the Horns
Company OVER 25 Employees

Bull by the Horns celebrates those who have been up to the challenge. This award will honor a business with over 25 employees who was responsive and adapted their business in the face of COVID-19, by reinventing themselves or reimagining their products or services.
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Community Champion
Company

The Company Community Champion Award will recognize a business has shown strong support of the community and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. They have humbly served our community with their outreach and exemplified "service above self."
 
Fawley Bryant Architecture

Michael Saunders & Company

Willis Smith Construction

Community Champion
Individual

The Individual Community Champion Award recognizes a person in our community who has shown strong support of the community and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. They have humbly served our community with their outreach and exemplified "service above self."
 
Lisa Kirkland, Blake Medical Center

Peggy Kronus, Willis Smith Construction

Amanda Parrish, Fawley Bryant Architecture

Rising Star

The Rising Star award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated the fundamental aspects of leadership, innovation and excellence within their company or the community.
 
Alex Gault, The Otto Group at Hightower Advisors

Jeff Toale, Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home

Alexa Troche Finn, FCCI Insurance Group


Celebrating 15 Years of LWRBA

In honor of our 15th year of connecting, educating, and strengthening the Lakewood Ranch business community, we'll be dedicating some time during the program to celebrate the history and pioneers of the Alliance.


Thank you Sandies Sponsors

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2019 Sandies Winners

Front Row (Left to Right): Debbie Shaffer, Jaime Marco, Ashlyn McCarty, Amanda Parrish Back Row (Left to Right):  Julia Heide, Molly Lawley, Al Benincasa, Colleen Bankuty, Heather Williams

Volunteer of the Year Award
WINNER: Ashlyn McCarty, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Sarasota

Above & Beyond Award

WINNER: Amanda Parrish, Fawley Bryant Architecture

Rising Star Award
WINNER: Julia Heide, Sarasota Magazine

Bull by the Horns Award

WINNER: Heather Williams, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Ray of Sunshine Award
WINNER: Molly Lawley, Apple Spice

Networking King Award
WINNER: Al Benincasa, Total Air Solutions, LLC

Networking Queen Award
WINNER: Debbie Shaffer, Cool Today

Young Professional of the Year Award
WINNER: Colleen Bankuty, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Best Rancher Award
WINNER: Jaime Marco, Evolve Business Consulting


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