Signature Event

10th Annual East Meets West Regional Business Expo



On Thursday, September 20th, the 10th Annual East Meets West Expo is your chance to showcase your business to hundreds of potential clients and customers from all over Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Mix, meet and mingle with business professionals from across Sarasota and Manatee counties and catch a glimpse of the latest products and services from nearly 100 local businesses. 

ATTENDEES:  | $10 at the door
Exhibitor and sponsorships are sold out.

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
$27 Members until 12pm, 9/21
$37 Members after 12pm, 9/21 & Non-members
Register Online

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

Thank You to our Presidential Level Sponsors





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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.

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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