LWRBA Luncheon
From the Farm to the Boardroom

Wednesday, September 26
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
7650 Legacy Boulevard
$37 Members & Non-members
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Recognized as one of the top female bankers in Florida, Rita Lowman (author of From the Farm to the Boardroom: Leadership Lessons) will share her story of leadership and success. Learn important leadership lessons about how to harness strength, tenacity and drive to become a brilliant leader, and also empower your team to be great!

About Rita Lowman

Rita Lowman, President of Pilot Bank, is a 40 year banker who has blazed trails for the industry throughout her career. Her career highlights include managing 22 acquisitions in her career including the NationsBank/Barnett acquisition in 1997 where she was awarded the Crystal Grenade. She also played an integral part as COO of C1 Bank as the company went public in 2014.

She has had numerous articles on banking published and is a requested speaker on subjects from Successful Management to Women in the Boardroom.  In 2014, she was recognized by the Florida Bankers Association with the coveted Chairman’s Award.  Rita was honored in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as one of the Power 100 Most Influential People by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Luncheon Sponsor

Young Leaders Alliance
September YLA Social

Thursday, September 27
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Oak & Stone
5405 University Pkwy #101
Free for YLA members; $10 for non-members
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Join us for our September Social at Oak & Stone! Enjoy a night of networking, sipping & socializing. Don't forget to bring a friend! This is a great opportunity to connect with young professionals. This event is free for YLA members and $10 for guests.

October Networking Social

Wednesday, October 3
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
7051 Wireless Court
Free for members
$15 for non-members
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Join us at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing to mingle with fellow Alliance members and enjoy appetizers and complimentary beverages. This event will also feature a special meet and greet with candidates running in the 2018 state and local general elections.

Members-Only Event

CEO Squawk Box
with Andy Guz, CEO of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Wednesday, October 10
7:30am - 8:00am Networking
8:00am - 9:00am Presentation
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
$20 per person; Members Only
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Learn best practices from an area leader. Andy Guz, CEO of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center will share some of his successes and his approach to difficult issues in business. He'll also provide a tour of the hospital and touch on what's in store for LWR Medical Center's future.

This event is limited to 20 attendees.
Networking & Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Help Us Give Back to the Community!
A few volunteer activities still have openings! Sign up today.

The LWRBA is proud to introduce The Alliance Gives Back! Volunteer Days 2018, set for October 4th and 5th. This is your chance to give back to the community. The Alliance is encouraging all its member businesses and professionals to consider dedicating a few hours of their time on one or both our Volunteer Days. While volunteering, each volunteer participant will receive their own “Alliance Gives Back” T-shirt as a way to promote teamwork and unity!

Not only are we strengthening our community by working together, but volunteering has been proven to foster strong connections between people because of the shared core values that bring them together in the first place.

Visit the Alliance Gives Back! Page for information about how to sign up as a volunteer and full details about each volunteer activity.

Thank You to our Presidential Level Sponsors





Stay Connected


2018 Main Street Block Party
Get Your Vendor Booth for This Year's Main Street Block Party!

2018 Block Party
October 19 / 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Main Street At Lakewood Ranch

Join Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and Lakewood Ranch for our 4th Annual Main Street Block Party. This party will supply lots of fun; vendor booths will line the street and there will be no shortage of beer, food and live music by The Cherry Bombs. The Block Party is free to attend and open to the public.

As a member of the Alliance there are many ways for your company to get involved with this fun event that will showcase your business to both businesses and residents of Lakewood Ranch.

Register Online
Download the Flyer/Registration Form.

Upcoming Events

26 Sep 2018 11:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd, LWR
03 Oct 2018 5:00 PM • 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240
10 Oct 2018 7:30 AM • Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
17 Oct 2018 5:30 PM • Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240
19 Oct 2018 5:00 PM • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

Committee Meetings

25 Sep 2018 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
02 Oct 2018 4:00 PM • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
03 Oct 2018 4:00 PM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
04 Oct 2018 8:00 AM • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
08 Oct 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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