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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

    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club-7650 Legacy Blvd, LWR
    • 11
    Register


    January 23rd, 2020


    Members Only Event

    One representative per company.

    Door Prizes are welcome!!

    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 Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, this is a perfect opportunity to expand your network & build a rapport with like-minded individuals.

    $25 fee includes a light lunch & non-alcoholic beverage.  Payment due before the event.



    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 8563 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, FL 34201

    January YLA Networking Social


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    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    PGA Tour Superstore

    8563 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, FL 34201

    Free for members & non-members


    Kick off the new year at the Lakewood Ranch Young Leaders Alliance January Social! Join us for a night of networking at the PGA Tour Superstore. This is a great opportunity to start off the new year with some new connections. Be sure to bring a friend, this is one event you won't want to miss!


    Register on the YLA website

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • LWRBA Office 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



     


    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grove- 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
    • 14
    Register

    See what’s in store for the Alliance in the coming year. Our 2020 Annual Membership Luncheon will honor our outgoing board members and reflect on the successes of the past year, as well as introduce the 2020 Board of Directors.

    Luncheon Sponsored By


    Gold Table Sponsors

    BB&T

    IBERIABANK
    Lakewood Ranch
    Observer Media Group
    SunCoast Blood Bank

    Manatee County Government


    Silver Table Sponsors

    Bank of America

    The Center for Skin Wellness

    Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

    The Mall at University Town Center

    Gulfside Bank

    Tidewell Hospice


    Cancellations made 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf, and special meal requests must be selected upon registration in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon.

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Register


    This event is for prospective members to learn how to get involved with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and what membership can do for you.

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 05 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 05 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sarasota Polo Club- 8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240
    Register



    Join us as we celebrate the 29th season at the Sarasota Polo Club in the Midfield Polo Pavilion for an evening of networking alongside fellow Alliance members and a private polo match. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and experience the thrill of “the fastest game on four feet!”

    To learn more about the Sarasota Polo Club and Sarasota Polo, you may enjoy the 2020 Sarasota Polo Magazine edition.




    • 06 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Lakewood National Golf Club Pool Deck & Tiki Restaurant- 17605 Lakewood National Parkway
    • 38
    Register


    Join us at Lakewood National Golf Club, home of the LECOM Suncoast Classic, to hear three successful women discuss their personal story, what trends they’re seeing with women in business and how their work in their communities is helping women with diverse backgrounds and objectives pursue their goals. Sponsored by Merrill – A Bank of America Company.

    Enjoy tours of Lakewood National and a chance to win raffle prizes, after the event.


    Michelle Mayer

    Michelle Mayer is the founder and leader of Mayer Brodnik and Associates within Merrill Private Wealth Management. Michelle co-directs a wealth management team that caters to the distinctive needs of ultra-affluent individuals and families. She leads a holistic approach that integrates and streamlines multiple aspects of clients’ financial lives, helping families chart their paths forward in a thoughtful and deliberative manner. Throughout her career, Michelle has focused on the needs and priorities of accomplished families. She has in-depth experience in retirement strategy, asset allocation, asset location, multi-generational trust and estate planning services, business succession, and tax-sensitive investment management and wealth transfer.

    Prior to joining Merrill, Michelle served as a Director at Barclays Wealth in the Americas, where she provided asset management and wealth strategy for ultra-affluent families, trusts and foundations. She also served as a Principal with Alliance Bernstein LP in Washington, DC. Michelle began her professional career in 1997 practicing corporate and partnership tax law, and trust and estate law with DLA Piper US LLP in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Michelle holds a B.A. in German and Politics, Summa Cum Laude, from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an Editor of the Tax Lawyer and focused on tax and business law.

    On the national stage, Michelle is a frequent keynote speaker on matters pertaining to women’s investment concerns, as well as investment allocation and asset location strategies for wealthy families.

    In her free time, Michelle enjoys competing in Ironman triathlons and growing heirloom tomatoes. She resides in Naples, Florida.
    Barron's "America's TOP 1200 Advisors" list in 2019*
    Forbes "America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors" list in 2018, 2019.** 

    Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list in 2018, 2019***
    Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s “Top Wealth Adviser Moms” in 2017, 2018****


    Jamie Kahns

    As the Sarasota/Manatee Market Manager, Jamie works closely with the Sarasota/Manatee Market President and local leadership team to create and deliver a focused strategic market plan. A plan that aims to improve Bank of America’s ability to drive business, make a positive impact in our community, and increase employee engagement.

    Jamie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of Tampa and her Master’s in Public Administration from Strayer University and has been with Bank of America since 2010 leading within the Local Markets Organization serving multiple markets from Florida to Maine. Prior to joining the Bank, she spent six years making impacts in the communities through nonprofit sectors, including grant writing for HARC Challenge Foundation and directing fundraising events at American Lung Association of the Southeast.

    Jamie is a great advocate for diversity and inclusion. She serves on several nonprofit boards including CareerEdge, CareerSource Suncoast and The Haven. She was recently named one of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, as one of the most influential young people in Tampa Bay. Jamie enjoys volunteering, helping others and the environment, is an amateur pool shark, and avid cook. Along with her husband Bob and two sons (Kenny and Vinny), the Kahns’ family loves Florida life on the water.


    Allison Imre

    Allison joined the Grapevine family in 2017 as president and owner after a decade working in advertising for the #1 media company in the country. Her focus on enhancing client brand awareness and executing integrated marketing campaigns in broadcast, events and digital/social made her the perfect fit for the Grapevine culture.

    As a graduate of the esteemed University of Kansas School of Communications, Allison launched her professional career working with the Marketing Director of the Kansas City Royals and coordinating the season broadcast on their national Radio Network. It was here that she combined her love of radio with sports.

    Allison is well-traveled, having lived in Kansas, the Virgin Islands, New Orleans, Tampa, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe before she found her home in Sarasota in 2003.

    Beginning in 2007, Allison worked with iHeart Media as a Senior Account Executive, collaborating with clients such as Anheuser Busch, the Baltimore Orioles, Schroeder Manatee Ranch and more. In 2011, she was recognized by Radio Ink Magazine as one of the top Account Executives in the country. In both 2011 and 2014, she was honored with the Salesperson of the Year Award.

    Allison, her husband David, and her son Rip live in Sarasota and are proud and active members of the community, working with non-profit organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Suncoast Blood Bank, Forty Carrots Family Center, Step Up Suncoast and Sisterhood for Good.


    Moderator- Erik M. Vatter

    Erik M. Vatter serves as the Director and Market Executive for Merrill Lynch’s Southwest Florida Coastal market.  He also serves as as The Market Integration Executive for the Sarasota/Manatee market. In this role Erik is responsible for ensuring that his financial advisors and support staff deliver Empowered Advice to our wealth management clients; helping them to build, protect and transition their wealth in accordance with their goals. As the Market Integration Executive, Erik has the pleasure of working with all of the line of business leaders in his market to ensure that we grow responsibly and deliver one company to the clients across all of our businesses.

    Erik began his career in the financial industry as a financial advisor in 2003. In 2011 Erik and his team came to Merrill Lynch drawn their by the firm’s unparalleled platform and breadth of solutions. In 2013 Erik was asked to lead the Merrill office York, PA as the Resident Director. In 2016, after completing the Leadership in Development training, Erik was asked to lead the Sarasota and Associates Market as their Market Executive. In 2017 Erik was honored to be asked to join the Market President’s team as the Market Integration Executive. Recently in May of 2019 Erik was given the privilege of leading the newly realigned Southwest Florida Coastal market which stretches north to south along the beautiful Gulf coast from Bradenton, to Naples.

    Erik Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University in 2000. After beginning is career as a financial advisor Erik then went on to earn his Certified Financial Planner ® designation, which is awarded by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc.

    Erik resides with his wife Kris and his three children, Alex, Ava, and Anna in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He and his family are big believers in giving back to the community and are active participants with a number of local charities focused on economic mobility, child welfare and hunger prevention. 


    Networking & Continental Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

    Presentation begins at 9:00 a.m.

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

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Keiser University - 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
    Register


    February 2020 Alliance LEADS

    Business Ethics: Do the Right Thing

    for the Right Reasons


    Networking & Coffee at 7:30 a.m.
    Presentation begins at 8:00 a.m.

    Join us as Ron Wheelerprominent banker-turned-real estate developer, breaks down the components that make up a company culture of integrity and fulfillment, without sacrificing ethics. Learn how to tell the difference — it’s subtle many times — between the right thing to do and fiduciary responsibility, as well as the true value of keeping your word, and the costs of not keeping it.


    Ron Wheeler

    Ron Wheeler was the CEO of The Sembler Co. in St, Petersburg through Dec. 31, 2019, and is now a board member and consultant with the company. As CEO, Wheeler oversaw acquisitions, development and property management across the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. In his previous role as chief operating officer, Wheeler was responsible for managing the financial and operating areas of the company, including investments, new business development, strategy, finance and accounting, risk management, human resources, public relations, marketing and information technology.  Wheeler joined the Company in 1997 as vice president of investments. Prior to joining Sembler, Wheeler spent a decade in commercial real estate finance with NCNB and then in the role of vice president of commercial real estate lending with First Union National Bank. 


    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
    Register


    Registration & Non-Profit Showcase at 11:00 a.m.

    Program begins at 12:00 p.m.

    From the Cattle Ranch to Lakewood Ranch: Why Learning our Local History Makes Sense for Today's Business


    Local historian and Executive Director at Historic Spanish Point John McCarthy joins us to dive into the history of our region. John will uncover the factors that influenced local entrepreneurs as they helped this community prosper, and how those lessons apply to today’s business.


    About John McCarthy, Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point

    John is a native Floridian and has lived in Sarasota for most of his life. John received his BS from Goshen College (Indiana). Prior to joining the team at Historic Spanish Point, John has served as the Executive Director of SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence), a community data and engagement organization.  In 2012 John retired after working 33 years with Sarasota County Government, having served as Environmental Specialist, County Historian and Director of Parks and Recreation.  John is a frequent presenter of local history lectures, tours and has written a number of articles for Sarasota Magazine.  In May of 2017 John was awarded the Hero of History award by the Historical Society of Sarasota County for his dedication to sharing local history. John’s work in various communities within Sarasota County was recognized by the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) with their Citizen of the Year Award for 2018.


    Members $27 // Non-members $37   

    $37 starting Friday, Feb. 21st at noon, or at the door for members & non-members

    This luncheon is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch

    Cancellations made 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf, and special meal requests must be selected upon registration in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon.

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Comfort Inn & Suites- 5985 Brookhill Blvd.
    Register



    Our March Networking Social will be hosted by Sarasota Gateway Hotels, the new campus at Fruitville & I-75 offering three brand flags under two roofs: Comfort Inn & Suites and Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites. The hotels offer 193 rooms and nineteen different room types. Don’t miss this one!



    • 05 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 09 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Keiser University - 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
    Register


    March 2020 Alliance LEADS

    Unlocking the Secret of Being a Trusted Advisor



    Networking & Coffee at 7:30 a.m.
    Presentation begins at 8:00 a.m.

    Understanding how we take in information is an important component of building any long-lasting relationship. Brett Morris of Momentum Consulting will share an approach to communicating and listening to ensure you’re viewed as someone others can trust and with whom they WANT to do business - a ‘trusted advisor.’


    Brett Morris

    For more than 15 years Brett has been helping his clients deal successfully with issues like productivity and morale, and has a proven process that works on two fronts. Brett’s background is in conflict resolution, organizational psychology and behavioral management. He’s directly managed teams in finance, sales and production. He’s trained clients in the fields of law, medicine, finance, engineering and many others. He has the training, experience and love for what he does that is unparalleled.



    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 3040 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34243


    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grove Ballroom - 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
    Register


    State of the State with Senator Galvano

    Join us as we host President of the Florida Senate Bill Galvano (District 21) as he delivers a 2019-2020 legislative session overview with an emphasis on Lakewood Ranch and Manatee & Sarasota Counties.

    Senate President Bill Galvano

    Senate President Bill Galvano and his family are longtime residents of Bradenton, Florida.

    Elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and reelected subsequently, President Galvano currently represents Senate District 21, which consists of Manatee County and part of Hillsborough County. In November 2018, he was unanimously elected by his Senate colleagues to serve a two-year term as Senate President, making President Galvano the 88th President of the Florida Senate since statehood.

    President Galvano has held several leadership positions in the Senate, including serving a term as Senate Republican Leader. President Galvano previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2002-2010, including a term as Chair of the House Rules and Calendar Council.

    Educated in the public school system, President Galvano earned an associate’s degree from Manatee Community College before receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a juris doctorate from the University of Miami, School of Law. He is a partner of the ninety-seven-year-old law firm Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano of Bradenton. President Galvano and his wife Julie are the proud parents of three children: Michael, William, and Jacqueline.

    Luncheon Sponsored by


    Members $37 // Non-members $47

    $47 starting Friday, March 20th, or at the door for members & non-members

    Cancellations made 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf, and special meal requests must be selected upon registration in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon.

    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • LWRBA Office 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



     


    • 01 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 02 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 07 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 10 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 05 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 06 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 07 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 08 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 11 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 13 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 18 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 26 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 28 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Register


    This event is for prospective members to learn how to get involved with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and what membership can do for you.      

    • 29 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • LWRBA Office 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



     


    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 04 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 08 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 01 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 02 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 08 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • LWRBA Office 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



     


    • 28 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 04 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 05 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee will work with our local partners such as SMR, Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, Manatee/Sarasota Schools, our member non-profits and other regional partners to bring the needs of our community to our members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 06 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee’s role is to plan and implement educational programs and events. They strengthen your business through education and learning by identifying relevant business topics, and vetting potential speakers. This committee focuses on helping members to be the best version of themselves, both personally and professionally, by creating exciting and relevant luncheons, executive briefings, workshops and other specialized programming. Programming brings businesses, individuals and our region together.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Thursday of the Month, 8:00 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Mark Gordon
    E-Mailmgordon@businessobserverfl.com




     

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of this committee is to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills by creating events and programs specifically for the YLA organization.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Ashlyn McCarty
    Email: amccarty@buffalolodging.com


    • 12 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The GAC committee is responsible for strengthening Alliance relationships with the all local, regional and state government officials. This committee stays at the forefront of all governmental issues that could impact our members or business community. Note: The GAC committee requires an application process to participate.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Wednesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Committee Chair: Susan Goldstein

    E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online application 

    GAC Application


     

     

    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on all communications and technology that help our members connect with each other, with the Lakewood Ranch Community and our region as a whole. The committee is integral in working to protect our brand by overseeing both internal and external communications across all platforms, media, website, social media, eblasts etc.

    Meeting Time:
    2nd Friday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: Allison Imre
    Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is tasked with creating unique and special occasions that will provide opportunities for our members to connect and engage with one another. This fun and lively group is responsible for the monthly networking socials, and signature events. Committee members have the opportunity to volunteer at Alliance events and programs.

    Meeting Time:
    3rd Monday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Toni Perren
    E-mail:  tperren@yourobserver.com


     

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    This committee is focused on strengthening Alliance relationships with the local Economic Development Corporations, with SMR and with local business owners. This committee is a resource of community knowledge and connection for any Alliance member and new businesses looking to relocate to LWR.

    Meeting Time:
    4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

    Chair: John Holz
    E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 01 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Membership team is focused on engaging and retaining our current members, as well as identifying and inviting new prospective businesses to become a members of the Alliance. This committee shares the benefits of the Alliance, welcomes new members, hosts membership appreciation events, assists with member ribbon cuttings and identifies potential new members.

    Meeting Time:
    1st Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 p.m.

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

    Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston
    E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com