LWRBA Luncheon
The State of the Ranch


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Wednesday, March 29
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill
10670 Boardwalk Loop
$35 Members/Non-Members

Find out the latest happenings from around Lakewood Ranch as Schroeder-Manatee Ranch CEO Rex Jensen presents an update on the "State of the Ranch." Hear about recent successes, as well as what's in store for our community down the road.

About Rex Jensen
Rex Jensen was promoted to President of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR) in August 2002 and was chosen to become Chief Executive Officer in February 2005.  In that capacity, Jensen oversees all the businesses of SMR, including agriculture, aggregate mining and real estate development on its 30,000-acre land holding in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

The company's award-winning development, Lakewood Ranch, a fully integrated, master-planned community is ranked in the top 10 fastest selling in the United States since 2011.  Jensen is a pro-active leader known for setting the entitlement, green building, and financial framework for Lakewood Ranch as well as a number of public/private partnerships with school boards, local, regional, and state governments and innovative

Presenting Sponsor:

Gold Table Sponsor
Lakewood Ranch Communities
Neal Communities
Northern Trust
Observer Media Group
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch
Synovus Bank
Willis Smith Construction

Silver Table Sponsor
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

LWRBA Luncheon
Footloose: The Musical
at The Players Centre For Performing Arts

Wednesday, March 30
Networking & Light Bites 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Players Centre For Performing Arts
838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
$25 Members; $35 Non-members
Register Online

April Networking Social

Wednesday, April 5
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Coastal Orthopedics
8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Third Floor
Free for Members; $15 Non-members
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Coastal Orthopedics welcomes all LWRBA members and prospective members from 5 to 7pm for the April Networking Social and Grand Open House. Spend the evening making connections and getting to know the Coastal Orthopedics facilities and physicians. Includes complimentary food and cash bar.

Signature Event
The Ranch Scramble Golf Tournament

Friday, April 28
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start)
Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
7650 Legacy Boulevard
$650 Foursome ($750 after March 31st)
$200 Individuals
Register Online

It's almost time for our annual Ranch Scramble Golf Tournament! This year's tournament is back at the beautiful Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Ideal for golfers of all skill levels! Includes lunch, awards reception, fun games, and raffles. Take advantage of our early bird special and save $100 on your foursome before March 31st!

Thank You to our Presidential Level Sponsors



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Upcoming Events

29 Mar 2017 11:30 AM • Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar - 10670 Boardwalk Loop
30 Mar 2017 5:00 PM • 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
05 Apr 2017 5:00 PM • 8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Third Floor
12 Apr 2017 8:00 AM • Keiser University Auditorium ~ 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, LWR 34240
26 Apr 2017 7:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR

Committee Meetings

04 Apr 2017 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
06 Apr 2017 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
10 Apr 2017 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
11 Apr 2017 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
17 Apr 2017 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

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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