State of Community Luncheon 
The Future of Air Travel in Our Region

Wednesday, July 25
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Carlisle Inn Sarasota
3713 Bahia Vista Street
LWRBA & Sarasota Chamber Members - $25
Future Members - $30
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SRQ Airport CEO & President Rick Piccolo joins us to speak on the governmental structure of our Board and the airport's infrastructure. He will expand on the workings of the airport, which includes our fully accredited police department, the airport's fire department, facilities, finances, and ongoing airport improvement projects. He will offer an update on air service and discuss the airport's huge positive and beneficial impact on our local economy.

Some of the topics that will be covered:
•    Future growth of the airport, i.e. prospective airlines
•    New control tower
•    Issue with drones
•    New routes
•    Growth of Retrix and Dolphin Aviation and its effect on the airport
•    Remodeling of T-hangars
•    Impact of Tampa's, Punta Gorda's and Ft. Myers' growth on SRQ

Event Sponsor

Gulf Coast CEO Forum
Better Teams, Bigger Business

Wednesday, August 8
7:15 - 9:15 a.m.
The Francis
1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota
$35 Members Only
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For over 20 years, Scott Greenberg has captivated audiences with his high-energy presentations on leadership and peak performance mindset. His diverse client list includes Nike, Coffee Beanery, the Wyndham Hotel Group, the U.S. Air Force and countless other businesses and organizations. He's presented in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in Canada, Ecuador, Jamaica, Croatia, Aruba and Saudi Arabia.

Discussing both skill set and mindset, Scott helps business leaders and their teams elevate performance and grow their companies. He challenges conventional thinking and gets people immediately focused on the ideas and action that matter most.



Thank You to our Presidential Level Sponsors





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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.  


Applications Deadline:
Friday, June 29th

Upcoming Events

25 Jul 2018 11:30 AM • Carlisle Inn, Sarasota 3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232
01 Aug 2018 5:00 PM • The Captial Grille at UTC Mall, 180 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
08 Aug 2018 7:15 AM • The Francis - 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
08 Aug 2018 11:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd, LWR
08 Aug 2018 5:30 PM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd, LWR

Committee Meetings

24 Jul 2018 4:00 PM • Suncoast Technical College, 4748 S Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
01 Aug 2018 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
02 Aug 2018 8:00 AM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
07 Aug 2018 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
08 Aug 2018 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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