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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

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rosedale Golf & Country Club-5100 87th Str. E, Bradenton, FL 34202
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    June 20th, 2019


    Members Only Event, Limited space

    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 Rosedale Golf & Country Club, 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.


    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
    • 56
    Register

    Rogan Donelly, President of Tervis

    Tervis President Rogan Donelly joins us to share the history and future of one of the region's largest employers. Hear how the company has overseen a shift in products in the marketplace, and how Rogan, as a third-generation leader in the family-run company, has initiated change and avoided pitfalls. 

    Tervis has been a constant throughout Rogan’s life. His grandfather, John C. Winslow, purchased the company in the late 1950s and passed it on to Rogan’s father, Norbert Donelly, in the 1980s. As a middle schooler, Rogan spent his summers shuffling boxes around the original Osprey, Florida Tervis factory floor. In 2008, he became a Member of the Board and in 2009, after working in Boston at Bank of America in the Global and Wealth Investment Management division, Rogan moved back to Sarasota and was named Principal of Tervis. After working in every department of the company, Rogan was appointed President in May 2016, becoming the third generation to hold that position. As President, Rogan has refocused the company on great customer experience by making the Lifetime Guarantee easier for consumers to redeem at all official Tervis retails stores and launching the extremely popular Stainless collection. Rogan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business. He is also very active in his community, serving on the board of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, as a Trustee of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, a Director at Gulfside Bank, is a member of the Argus Foundation and Gulf Coast CEO Forum and proudly mentors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.



    About the Moderator- Doug Van Dyke, MBA, CSP

    For over 25 years Doug has coached individuals and led thousands of training programs that have enabled professionals to communicate more effectively, lead with passion, increase sales, embrace change, and smile as they choose to have more fun at the game of work. He has appeared on numerous radio and television business programs including CBS Morning and ABC Nightly News. He is the author of Leadership Simplified – The Field Guide for Savvy Leaders. Doug has also published over 150 articles and is one of only 760 people in the world to be recognized as a Certified Speaking Professional. He holds a BBA in Finance from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida.

    Registration & Networking at 11:30 a.m.

    Program begins at 12:00 p.m.

    Members $27 // Non-members $37  

    *$37 starting Friday, June 21st at noon, or at the door, members and & Non-members*

    Special meal request must be selected upon registration, in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon

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

    Sponsored by:


    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • PUMPS Fitness- 9009 Town Center Pkwy Ste 102, Lakewood Ranch, Fl. 34202

    New to the YLA?
    Click here to create your profile to sign up at the member price.


    June YLA Networking Social


    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    PUMPS Fitness

    9009 Town Center Pkwy Ste 102, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

    Free for members // $10 for non-members


    June's YLA networking social will come with a healthy spin! PUMPS Fitness trainers, massage therapists, and health/wellness companies are coming together to educate YLA members on how to live a healthier lifestyle! To top things off, healthy snacks and mixed drinks will be provided.
    Network with fellow YLA members, visit PUMPS Fitness' health & wellness booths, and enjoy healthy and delicious refreshments!


    This event is free for members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance under 40.

    Register on YLA website

    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 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.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 08 Jul 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

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


    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, Fl. 34211
    Register

    Lakewood Ranch YMCA

    July Networking Social

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

    5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

    Bradenton, FL 34211

    8:00am-9:30am



    Join us for a Breakfast Networking Social at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA. start your day mingling with your fellow Alliance members with coffee and breakfast, and learn about the programs and amenities offered by our neighborhood YMCA.


    Continental Breakfast and Coffee will be served.



    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 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 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

    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


     

     

    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 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 was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 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.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Loaded Cannon Distillery- 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Suite 110 Bradenton, Fl. 34211
    • 50

    New to the YLA?
    Click here to create your profile to sign up at the member price.


    July YLA Networking Social


    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Loaded Cannon Distillery

    3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Suite 110 Bradenton, Fl. 34211

    Free for members // $15 for non-members


    Beat the Summer Heat at our July YLA Networking Social, hosted by Loaded Cannon Distillery!
    A brand-new distiller of spirits; with rum, gin, and vodka, they are sure to have the perfect selection to cool you down! Network with your peers in the brand-new tasting room, sign up for a complimentary tour of the facility, and sample the newest spirit they have to offer.

    Registration is required/No Walk-ins – This event is limited to 50 people.



    This event is free for members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance under 40.

    Register on YLA website

    • 01 Aug 2019
    • 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 was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

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


    • 07 Aug 2019
    • 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.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 07 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1744 Independence Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234
    Register

    RITE Technology

    August Networking Social

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

    1744 Independence Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234

    5:00pm - 7:00pm



    Rite Technology invites you to their office to celebrate their 30th anniversary and connect with fellow Alliance members after hours! Come enjoy a Hawaiian Luau themed evening and cool down with a tropical snow cone from their special guest Kona Ice! There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.



    • 08 Aug 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Carlisle Inn- 3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232
    Register

    Learn how our two neighboring counties work together and what’s in store for the future of our region. Sarasota County Commissioners Jonathan Lewis and Manatee County Commissioner Cheri Coryea join us to present a look at their respective counties, including recent successes and what’s to come. Find out more about the work each county is doing independently, as well as together, in order to impact our region and build the framework for cultural and economic growth into the future.

    ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

    Jonathan R. Lewis, Sarasota County Administrator
    Jonathan R. Lewis was appointed County Administrator for Sarasota County, effective Jan. 16, 2018, having previously served as Interim County Administrator since December 2017 and as an Assistant County Administrator since April 2017. Before his appointment to County Administrator, Lewis held positions across a number of Florida municipalities, most recently in North Port, where he served as the City Manager from May of 2011 to April of 2017.

    Cheri Coryea, Manatee County Administrator
    Cheri Coryea has 30 years of experience, with 28 years in management with Manatee County. She became interim Deputy County Administrator in 2017. Previously, she held the position of department director of Neighborhood Services for 10 years, overseeing the merger of the Community Services Department into the Neighborhood Services Department. In 2019, County Commissioners unanimously confirmed Cheri Coryea as County Administrator. Cheri received the 2012 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Women of the Year (Government category) Award.


    This event is in partnership with the Great Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.


    Registration & Networking at 11:30 a.m.
    Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
    Members $30 // Non-members $40

    *$40 starting Friday, August 2nd at noon, or at the door, members and Non-members*

    Special meal request must be selected upon registration, in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon

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

    Sponsored by:


    • 09 Aug 2019
    • 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.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 12 Aug 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Keiser University - 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
    Register


    IP 101: Protecting Your Intellectual Property as Your Business Grows


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


    What exactly is intellectual property, and how does it affect you and your business? Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and brands and symbols. Each form of intellectual property is protected by exclusive rights granted under the law:  patents protect inventions; copyrights protect literary and artistic works; and trademarks protect brands, symbols, and names.

    It is critical for all companies, including small business and technology companies, to protect their IP from the start. This seminar will provide an overview of the basics of intellectual property, how to protect your business’s IP, and how to develop and maintain an advantage over competitors.

    Executives attending this briefing will learn what type of subject matter is protectable through each type of intellectual property, How to apply for IP protection, and The benefits of securing IP protection


    Today's Speakers

    Alan Towner

    Partner, Intellectual Property Practice Group Partner (Pittsburgh)

    Alan G. Towner is a Partner with Leech Tishman and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is also a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Alan is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. 

    Alan began his career as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, specializing in mechanical areas of technology. He also has experience as a research associate and patent attorney in the aerospace industry, where he handled diverse technologies including metal alloys, composites and ceramics. In private practice since 1992, Alan has dealt with a broad range of technologies in the chemical, material, medical, mechanical, data storage, electronic devices and nano-technology areas.

    Alicia Passerin-Hunt

    Partner, Intellectual Property Practice Group (Pittsburgh)

    Alicia M. Passerin-Hunt, Ph.D. is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. Alicia is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, where she focuses her practice on patent prosecution, protection of trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, licensing, opinions and litigation. Alicia’s multi-disciplinary background provides her with the ability to counsel clients in the life sciences and in the chemical, biotechnical, mechanical, and software engineering fields.

    Prior to attending law school, Alicia was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neuroscience, where her training was in the field of Neurobiology with subspecialty training in the fields of Neuroanatomy, Cardiovascular Physiology, and Immunology. During law school, Alicia was an intern for the late Judge Carol Los Mansmann in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and an extern at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Technology Management.






    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 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 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

    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


     

     

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


    • 03 Sep 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

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


    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 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.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 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 was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 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 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

    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


     

     

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 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.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

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


    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 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.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 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 was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 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 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

    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


     

     

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 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.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

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


    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 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.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 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 was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 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.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 11 Nov 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 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 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

    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


     

     

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

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


    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 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.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 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 was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    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. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 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 committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 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 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

    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


     

     

    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 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.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    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.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 24 Dec 2019
    • 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.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


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


8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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