Signature Event

East Meets West Expo

Tuesday, November 28

4:30-7:00 p.m.
Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Boulevard
Advance tickets $5 (presale closes 11/27 12 p.m.)
Tickets at the door $10
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The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, in collaboration with the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, present the 9th Annual East Meets West Regional Business Expo. Join us for this incredible opportunity to network among Sarasota & Manatee County's finest business professionals. Over 750 people are anticipated again this year - you do not want to miss out!

Complimentary tasting samples provided by our restaurant partners, goodie bags to the first 250 guests and a cash bar will be available.

Special Event

Presented by the Asolo Repertory Theatre

Thursday, December 7
6:30 pm: SCOOP & Preshow Reception
7:30 pm: Showtime
Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 N. Tamiam Trail
Tickets: $75 per person
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The crowning dramatic achievement of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical and best score, Evita is among the most passionate and memorable productions in musical theater history. Eva PerĂ³n used her beauty and charisma to rise from her poverty-stricken roots on the outskirts of Buenos Aires to become the powerful and controversial First Lady of Argentina at the age of 27. She won international acclaim and adoration as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world’s first major political celebrity. With an electrifying score inspired by Latin, pop and jazz including the riveting anthem, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” this iconic musical is set to dazzle with a spectacular new staging at Asolo Rep.

Special LWRBA Offers: Included with your ticket is the opportunity to attend the SCOOP, a 20 minute conversation with an actor that provides background or insight into the play. Then head upstairs for a complimentary beer or glass of wine. The fun begins at 6:30p.m.

Muse at The Ringling is offering our members 15% off their dinner prior to the show. Simply let them know you're an LWRBA member at the time of your dinner. Visit their website to peruse their menu and see reservation information. A 5:00 reservation would ensure guests out by 6:30 p.m. for our event. 

Tickets are non-refundable, Mezzanine level C, D, & E

Special Offer
Discounted Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets for LWRBA Members

Our friends at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would like to extend a special discount offer to LWRBA members to see the Bucs in action during the month of December. 
Choose from the following Buccaneers home games:
Sunday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. - vs. Detroit Lions
Monday, December 18, 8:30 p.m. - vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, December 31, 1:00 p.m. - vs. New Orleans Saints

Click here to download the sign-up form for full details and pricing.

The deadline to purchase tickets is December 1st.

*Note: The LWRBA will not be hosting a tailgate event this year. This is an opportunity for discounted tickets as an Alliance member, courtesy of the Buccaneers.

Thank You to our Presidential Level Sponsors




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Upcoming Events

28 Nov 2017 4:30 PM • Robarts Arena - 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota 34237
06 Dec 2017 5:00 PM • 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch 34202
07 Dec 2017 6:30 PM • Asolo Repertory Theatre - 5555 N. Tamiami Trail
13 Dec 2017 11:00 AM • Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar - 10670 Boardwalk Loop

Committee Meetings

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