The Executive Academy is Back!
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018!

Created by LWRBA and powered by Game On Nation, it’s about growing your business and growing yourself.

Take your place and take the lead among our communities’ highest-achieving professionals at the Executive Academy. This dynamic, interactive training experience is designed to strengthen your professional network, enhance your business strategy, and elevate your leadership skills through the most cutting-edge and tangible development resources available.  


Signature Event

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s Annual Ranch Scramble Golf Tournament turns 10 this year! The Ranch Scramble will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at the private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. The 10th Annual Ranch Scramble is presented by Ian Black Real Estate.

Friday, April 27th
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start)
Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
Tournament Sold Out - Click to join the waitlist.

Attend the Awards Ceremony!
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony are still available. Enjoy a
$35 per person - Visit the Event Page to register.

Young Leaders Alliance
Climbing the Ladder

Thursday, April 26
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Manatee Technical College
6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton
$10 YLA Members & MTC Students; $20 Non-members
Register online on the YLA Website

Please join us for this month's Programming session, Climbing the Ladder. This event will feature 3 sessions focused on work relationships, the work environment, and your value in the workplace. A detailed breakdown of each session can be found below:

Building a Foundation for Great Work Relationships
Presented by Lori Ruth and Britney Guertin

Great work relationships make your job more enjoyable, productive and engaging. In this presentation, we will discuss why it’s important – and how impactful it is – to have good relationships. We’ll see what a good relationship is founded on, and we’ll look at how you can build strong, positive relationships in the workplace.

Finding Your Work Balance and Bliss
Presented by Erik Hanson and Kristi Hoskinson

From finding your work bliss, navigating various leadership styles, or finding a work-life balance, this session will help you identify trends and tips to successfully navigate the work environment.  

Your Workplace Value
Presented by Matthew Kopfhamer and Heather Kasten

How do you showcase your value in the workplace to ensure that you stand out from the crowd? This session will focus on how to distinguish yourself as a leader and which things are worthwhile to focus on that may be related or unrelated to your job description.

The first week of May marks the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week. As part of the week's festivities, we've put together a full lineup with events every day of the week. We hope you'll join us in this celebration!

Monday, April 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Cheers with the Chair - Hy5 Mixology at Hyatt Place
Get to know our Chair of the Board, Kim French

Tuesday, May 1, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Business on the Ranch and What It Means for Your Small Business
An update on the current and future state of business in LWR

Wednesday, May 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
May Networking Social
A Little Somethin' Sweet at San Marco Plaza

Thursday, May 3, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Search & Social: The Ultimate One-Two Punch
Take your online presence to the next level

Friday, May 4, 8:00-10:00 a.m. 
Coffee at the Alliance: Franchise Friday
Visit with a few franchise small businesses at the Alliance office

Friday, May 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
Music on Main
Lakewood Ranch's Monthly Concert Series

Click the links for more information and to sign up for these events.
Some events are open to LWRBA members only.

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Upcoming Events

27 Apr 2018 11:00 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club- 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
30 Apr 2018 5:00 PM • 6021 Exchange Way, LWR 34202
01 May 2018 8:00 AM • Keiser University Auditorium ~ 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, LWR 34240
03 May 2018 8:00 AM • LWRBA Office ~ 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140

Committee Meetings

01 May 2018 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
02 May 2018 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
03 May 2018 8:00 AM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
09 May 2018 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
10 May 2018 8:30 AM • 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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