LWRBA Events

Please find listed below upcoming Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance events and committee meetings.

Cancellations made after 2 days prior to a fee event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar - 10670 Boardwalk Loop

    December Non-Profit Luncheon

    "Growing Your Business While Doing Good"

    Karen Eber Davis  

    As we enter the season of giving, there's no better  time to showcase our Non-Profit members.  

    This interactive luncheon celebrates non-profits and the corporate giving in our midst and it explores how we might kick it up a notch or ten. with the tactic and strategy ideas you gain, you'll leave ready to improve bottom-line success through doing good.

    Any member non profits attending this luncheon may have the opportunity to display their collateral materials at exhibitor tables during the networking portions of the event. Please contact the office for details. 941-757-1664.

    Members $27 /Non-members $37

    Sponsored by: Lakewood Ranch Community Fund & Manatee Community Foundation

    Featuring the following Non-Profits:

    A Life Story Foundation

    American Cancer Society

    Argosy University

    Asolo Repertory Theatre

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast 

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County 

    CareerSource Suncoast

    Crowley Museum & Nature Center, Inc

    Easterseals Southwest Florida

    Everglades University

    Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

    Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc


    Kiwanis  of LWR

    Lakewood Ranch Community Activities

    Manatee County YMCA

    Manatee Education Foundation

    Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc

    Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's

    Southeastern Guide Dogs     

    South Florida Museum

    Suncoast Charities for Children

    Take Stock in Children

    The Circus Arts Conservatory 

    The Players Centre For Performing Arts 

    Tidewell Hospice

    United Way of Manatee County, Inc

    Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.


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    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202


    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Contact Committee Chairs

     Co-Chair: Paul Adamson, E-Mail:  paul.adamson@midflorida.com

     Co-Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire



    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital Grille -180 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243
    • 9

    Lunch with Ranchers

    December 14, 2017

    Members Only Event, Limited space

    One representative per company.

    Sorry we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

    There's something to be said about doing business with people you know, you like and you trust. Bring your business cards and connect with other professionals dedicated to promoting one another. Hosted this month at Capital Grille, this is a perfect opportunity to expand your network & build a rapport with like-minded individuals.

    $20 fee includes a light lunch & non-alcoholic beverage

    Limited to 25 people and must be pre-paid.

    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 6231 Lake osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240

    January Networking Social
    Wednesday, January 10th

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    6231 Lake Osprey Drive
    LWRBA Members:Free
    Non-members: $15

    Meet EVEN® Hotels

    Stay well, even on the road.

    Our story starts with you. We set out to defy the idea that travel needs to be a total disruption to your routine. While travel is always a departure from the ordinary, EVEN Hotels helps you embrace wellness and even renew your motivation by giving you choices designed to help you stay on track. Whether dropping in for a short stopover or longer stay, keep active, rest easy, eat well and accomplish more every day.

    Be a part of the unveiling of the new "Even Hotel at Lakewood Ranch" (formerly Holiday Inn). This is a hotel brand concept created by InterContinental Hotels Group to create a hotel that meets travelers’ holistic wellness needs. This inviting hotel features lavish amenities, luxurious boutique accommodations and full services. Overlooking Lake Osprey, this hotel is conveniently located just minutes from dozens of attractions and activities.  Enjoy award winning dining at our new restaurant Cork & Kale.

    Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.



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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