LWRBA & Rotary Club Luncheon
A Vision of Value
Neil Phillips, Visible Men Academy 

Wednesday, February 21
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
LWR Golf & Country Club
7650 Legacy Boulevard
$45 Members & Non-members
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Join the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch for a special joint luncheon. Our guest speaker is Neil Phillips, Founder and Head of School of Visible Men Academy, an all-boys public charter school in Bradenton, Florida. Neil has over 25 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, coach, and youth advocate. He is regarded as a national thought leader and renowned speaker on black male achievement, minority education, race in America, character development, and youth empowerment.

After receiving his B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University, Neil went on to play professional basketball in Australia and was a member of the Jamaican National basketball team. Neil is an Aspen Institute Education Entrepreneurship Fellow. He is a member of the inaugural Echoing Green/Open Society Foundation Black Male Achievement Fellowship. Currently, Neil is the subject of a film project entitled Visible Man, which highlights his efforts to elevate black boys and men in America. He also consults with organizations to help advance their diversity interests.

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Special Event
Italian Night at the Lodge

Thursday, March 1
6:00-9:00 p.m.
The Lodge at Country Club East
16235 Player's Drive, Lakewood Ranch
Tickets: $45 (includes dinner and 1 drink ticket)
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Enjoy a rustic Italian dinner with LWRBA members and Country Club East residents. Enjoy delicious food stations inspired by the regions of Italia crafted by the Lodge chefs, as well as a special performance by The Sarasota Opera accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra.

Breakfast Networking Social

Wednesday, March 7
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Manatee Technical College East Campus
5520 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Free for members; $15 Non-members
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Join your Alliance friends for breakfast and coffee to jump start your day!  Our March Networking Social is set to take place in the morning at Manatee Technical College's East Campus, right here in Lakewood Ranch! Continental Breakfast and coffee will be served at Cafe 911 in the Law Enforcement Building.

Special Event
Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training

Thursday, March 22
6:00 p.m.
1611 9th St W, Bradenton
$45 Adults; $36 Children 13 and under
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Come on out for a night at the ballpark with your Alliance friends! See the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Toronto Blue Jays at LECOM Park during MLB Spring Training! Includes game ticket and BBQ dinner.

Thank You to our Presidential Level Sponsors





The LWRBA office will be closed on Monday, February 19th for Presidents' Day.

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Upcoming Events

21 Feb 2018 11:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
01 Mar 2018 6:00 PM • 16235 Player's Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
02 Mar 2018 6:00 PM • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
07 Mar 2018 8:00 AM • 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. LWR 34202
14 Mar 2018 11:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd, LWR

Committee Meetings

26 Feb 2018 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
27 Feb 2018 4:00 PM • Manatee Technical College 6305 E State Rd 70, Bradenton, FL 34203 ,
01 Mar 2018 8:00 AM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
06 Mar 2018 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
07 Mar 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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