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COVID-19 UPDATE:
Our staff and committees are committed to providing new opportunities for connection and engagement during this time. Keep an eye on this calendar and our email announcements to stay up to date on upcoming online events and programs.

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

    • 24 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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


    • 02 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Arts A Blaze - 8111 Lakewood Main Street #107, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Register


    Just in time for the holidays, join us at Arts a Blaze for a fun and interactive evening with Alliance friends. Arts A Blaze is Lakewood Ranch's original pottery painting studio. Choose a ready-made pottery piece and paint it to your liking! The studio will take care of the rest, including drying, glazing, and firing your piece. Perfect for holiday gifts! 

    How it works:

    • Choose your pottery piece from Arts A Blaze's wide selection. The price includes a small item, such as a tree ornament. Upgrades to larger items can be made the day-of for an additional fee.
    • Paint it! This is the fun part. Choose from over 70 colors to create your masterpiece.
    • Leave your piece for drying and return in a week. To complete the process, Arts A Blaze will dry and glaze your piece and fire it in their kiln. They'll have it back for pickup within a week.

    This event is BYOB. Might we suggest stopping at Alliance member Fine Wine and Tastings on Main, just next door to Arts A Blaze.

    Limited to 20 people. Face coverings are required when in contact, however they may be removed when sitting in place.

    10% of proceeds will go to Tidewell Hospice Blue Butterfly Program.

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    Please note: This is a traditional, in-person event.

    Like you, we are eager and looking forward to getting back together in a safe environment. Attendees will be socially distanced and hand sanitizer will be available.

    In order to protect you and your fellow members, we will kindly ask you to observe and respect the following precautions:

    • Face coverings will be required at this event. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and while attending event. (Except while eating and drinking.)

    • Practice social distancing. If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible.

    • Avoid handshakes, hugs and close contact.

    • You will be asked to review and agree to a Waiver of Liability & Assumption of Risk when registering for this event.


    Do NOT attend if:

    • You are experiencing any symptom of illness (including but not limited to cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell).

    • You have been diagnosed with Coronavirus/COVID-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by State of Florida officials.

    • You have been exposed to any individual with a suspected or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

    • You have traveled internationally or to an area in the United States of America that is known to be a high-risk location with respect to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 within the last 14 days.


    • 03 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 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




     

    • 04 Dec 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom Meeting
    Register


    Send Hacking Packing: A Conversation on Cybersecurity


    Presentation begins at 11:00 a.m.

    A cybersecurity rock star and industry pioneer, Reliaquest founder and CEO Brian Murphy, will unveil the secrets to protecting your business from the plethora of ever-increasing security threats constantly lurking. Tampa-based Reliaquest is one of the leading cybersecurity firm’s in Florida and globally, protecting hundreds of companies and organizations from threats through its GreyMatter platform.  A fireside chat, Q&A format, moderated by Henry Decoo, business development and marketing manager for SouthTech.


    Speaker


    About Brian Murphy

    Brian Murphy is founder and CEO of ReliaQuest, a leading provider of security model management for some of the largest and most recognizable companies in the world. ReliaQuest develops individualized security solutions based on each organization’s risk profile and business goals. The company is headquartered in Tampa, FL with security operations centers in Tampa, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Dublin, Ireland, and partners with customers across North America and Europe.

     Murphy’s unique approach to driving operational excellence and repeatability makes him a frequent source for industry analysts, news media, higher education leaders and other civic leaders. Under his leadership, ReliaQuest has received numerous accolades for its commitment to focused growth while maintaining a positive company culture. In 2018, ReliaQuest was ranked one of FORTUNE Magazine's Best Workplaces in Technology, selected for Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, and Murphy was chosen as one of Florida Trend's Florida 500 Most Influential Business Leaders of 2018. In 2017, ReliaQuest was listed as one of FORTUNE Magazine's Top 100 Medium Workplaces, and ranked No. 171 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. In 2016, after 9 years of scaling ReliaQuest without outside capital, Murphy partnered with FTV Capital raising $30 million to continue its industry-leading growth.

    Prior to founding ReliaQuest 11 years ago, Murphy served in multiple leadership positions across accounting, finance, and operations. He began his career as a Management Consultant with PwC. Murphy is a graduate of Florida State University with degrees in Accounting and Finance and lives in Tampa with his wife and their two children.

    Moderator


    About Henry Decoo

    Henry Decoo is the Business Development & Marketing Manager of SouthTech. He is responsible for overseeing both the Sales and Marketing teams, including the Client Account Managers assigned to each and every SouthTech client. Henry works to ensure that every SouthTech client is given the care they require, and that any need they may have that falls outside the realm of the Client Care team is promptly taken care of.

    • 09 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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 Dec 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club- 14605 70th Terrace E, Bradenton, FL 34202
    Register



    The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club

    December Holiday Social

    Thursday, December 10th, 2020

    14605 70th Terrace E, Bradenton, FL 34202

    5:00pm - 7:00pm



    Let's Celebrate the holiday season! Join LWRBA and YLA members at the beautiful and exclusive Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served, there will be a cash bar, along with plenty of holiday cheer! This is not one to be missed!


    This is a members-only event.


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    Please note: This is a traditional, in-person eventThe event will be held outside and attendance will be limited. In order to protect you and your fellow members, we will kindly ask you to observe and respect the precautions outlined on the event page

    Like you, we are eager and looking forward to getting back together in a safe environment. Attendance will be limited. Attendees will be socially distanced and hand sanitizer will be available.

    In order to protect you and your fellow members, we will kindly ask you to observe and respect the following precautions:

     

    • Face coverings will be required at this event. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and while attending event. (Except while eating and drinking.)

    • Practice social distancing. If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible.

    • Avoid handshakes, hugs and close contact.

    • You will be asked to review and agree to a Waiver of Liability & Assumption of Risk when registering for this event.


    Do NOT attend if:

    • You are experiencing any symptom of illness (including but not limited to cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell).

    • You have been diagnosed with Coronavirus/COVID-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by State of Florida officials.

    • You have been exposed to any individual with a suspected or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

    • You have traveled internationally or to an area in the United States of America that is known to be a high-risk location with respect to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

    • 11 Dec 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS

    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



    • 14 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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


    • 22 Dec 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 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


8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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