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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

    • 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


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

    LWRBA Community Engagement Committee Presents:
    Fostering the Non-Profit Journey


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

    A non-profit organization's volunteers and donors are often their most important advocates and ambassadors within the community. Think of a person’s journey within your organization; your next interaction could lead to your next volunteer or corporate partner. What can non-profits do to foster relationships, from a person’s very first introduction, to becoming an engaged volunteer, a donor, or even a board member?

    The LWRBA Community Engagement Committee and the Manatee Community Foundation invite you to an educational breakfast to learn how your organization can grow its reach and engage the community. Experts from the Community Foundation will share keys to spreading your organization’s mission to recruit volunteers, grow corporate sponsorship, and identify future leaders to serve on your board.

    Non-profit staff and board members are encouraged to attend!


    In partnership with


    • 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


    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240
    Register

    Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

    Speed Networking Social

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

    7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240

    5:30pm - 7:30pm



    Join members of the LWRBA & YLA at Gold Coast Eagle for a special Speed Networking event. Make 20 connections in an hour through a fast-paced, rotating format- Bring plenty of business cards and don’t forget to practice your elevator speech!

    Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided. Open to LWRBA & YLA members only.

    How it works:
    Each participant will be introduced to 20 members.
    Each member will have 1 minute to talk about who they are and what they do. Every 3 minutes you will be asked to move to the next table and meet someone new.

    If you meet anyone you would like to get to know better there will be an open networking opportunity after the event.

    Schedule:
    Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m.
    5:30-6:00 Registration and Introduction to Speed Networking
    6:00-7:00 Speed Networking
    7:00-7:30 Open Networking

    This event is in partnership with the Lakewood Ranch Young Leaders Alliance.


     

    SPECIAL THANKS


      


    FOOD PROVIDED BY



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

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

    Education remains one of the pillars of any community, and considering recent events, school districts across the country are implementing new measures to ensure the safety students, faculty, and staff. Chief of Police for the newly formed Sarasota County Schools Police Department, Tim Enos, joins us to share a look inside this new department, which oversees all safety and security for the Sarasota school district’s 45,000 students and 46 sites.

    About Our Speaker
    Chief Timothy (Tim) Enos holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University and is a 28-year law enforcement veteran. Chief Enos currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Sarasota County Schools Police Department. Prior to becoming Chief, Tim was the Bureau Commander of the Emergency Operations Bureau of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office which oversaw the consolidated communications center for Sarasota County. Chief Enos was also a supervisor of the Youth Services Section and the Crime Prevention Unit for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (FL) for 15 years.

    Chief Enos serves as a Senior Instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) and the School Safety Advocacy Council, and continues to travel, speak and consult for many governmental and non-governmental organizations.


    • 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


     

     

     

     

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Robarts Arena - 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota 34237

    2019 East Meets West Expo
    Thursday, September 19
    4:30-7:00 p.m.
    Robarts Arena
    3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237


    We are very excited to once again partner with the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce to present the 2019 Annual East Meets West Regional Business Expo on September 19th at Sarasota’s Robarts Arena. Catch a glimpse of the latest products and services from nearly 100 area businesses and enjoy tasting samples from some of the finest local restaurants.

    For businesses, participating as an exhibitor is a tremendous opportunity to showcase your business to hundreds of potential clients and customers from all over Sarasota and Manatee counties. Visit the EMW website for details on how to get involved.

    Attendee tickets are just $5 in advance.


    Registration for tickets, booths, and sponsorship for this event is at www.EastMeetsWestExpo.com!


    QUICK LINKS
    Attend East Meets West Expo
    Exhibitor Information
    Sponsorships Opportunities


    PRESENTING SPONSOR


    • 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


    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Grove Ballroom- 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Register

    Registration & Networking at 11:30 a.m.

    Program begins at 12:00 p.m.

    Uncovering Your Blind Spots: The Key To Finishing strong

    Whether you know it or not, you have blind spots! We all have blind spots and that's because we don’t know what we don’t know. With so many distractions competing for our attention, having a clear vision is a must-have for long-term business and personal success. In this program, you will learn the 5 blind spots that could be clouding your vision and holding you back from accomplishing your goals. It’s time to uncover what could be right in place sight…you just need to see it from a different perspective.

    Velma Knowles

    Velma Knowles, Founder and CEO of Leaders Pathway is a Certified Marketer, Speaker, Trainer, Human Behavior Consultant, and Performance Coach.

    Her areas of specialty include Communication, Leadership, Productivity and Membership Marketing.

    Her career began internationally at the Bahamas National Trust and most recently as Vice President, Membership Strategy & Member Experience with The American Automobile Association (AAA).

    Velma is an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team, and an experienced coach and speaker with Dale Carnegie. She has been a consultant, speaker and trainer from the elementary classroom to the corporate boardroom.

    Velma's debut book, The Valuable Leader: Seven Steps to Greater Growth, Value, and Influence is an interactive training tool uncovering "the Valuable Leader we all have inside."

    She will inspire you for action! Her goal is to help you BE MORE, DO MORE and ACHIEVE MORE, because she believes you deserve - IMMEASURABLY more.

    Members $27 // Non-members $37  

    *$37 starting Tuesday, September 24 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:


    • 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
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • Various

    Help Us Give Back to the Community!


    The LWRBA is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Alliance Gives Back Volunteer Days will take place October 3, 4 and 5, 2019. This volunteer initiative connects business members and their families with Alliance member non-profit organizations to positively impact the community through various activities.

    Last year, over 150 LWRBA members volunteered in various activities with nearly 20 local non-profits. The three-day initiative organized by the LWRBA’s Community Engagement Committee generated an estimated 500 volunteer hours for non-profit organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

    This year’s Alliance Gives Back will be expanded to 3 days, to allow families the chance to participate on a Saturday.

    Visit the Alliance Gives Back Page for details on how to get involved!

    • 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

941-757-1664 | info@lwrba.org

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