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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

    • 11 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 16 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    What is the Executive Academy VIRTUAL?
    The LWRBA Executive Academy is a results-oriented, six phase leadership building experience
    . Created by LWRBA and powered by Game On Nation. For Fall 2020, we are excited to take the Executive Academy experience, online!

    The purpose of the Academy VIRTUAL is to equip business professionals with the tools to continue to develop both personally and professionally. Leaders know that the learning process is not about changing who you are, it’s about growing who you are. 

    Executive participants will increase resourcefulness, confidence, and agility through tangible skill training for all types of business environments, helping them lead and achieve team goals fearlessly and successfully.

    Full Executive Academy VIRTUAL course
    $599 - LWRBA Members
    $749 - Non-Members

    Module 1 Activation Event Only - Open Enrollment*
    $199 - Members Only

    *Participants who choose to “opt in” after Module 1 Open Enrollment, may simply pay the remaining $400.

    What are the training themes?

    MODULE 1: COMMUNICATE LIKE A CHAMPION
    MODULE 2: HONOR YOUR BRAND
    MODULE 3: EMBRACE HEALTH + WELLBEING
    MODULE 4: ENHANCE CULTURE
    MODULE 5: DEVELOP AND RETAIN TALENT
    MODULE 6: LEAD BY EXAMPLE

    When will the Executive Academy classes take place?
    September 11th [special “open enrollment” module]
    September 18th
    September 25th
    October 2nd
    October 9th
    October 16th

    What is the scope of the program?
    The Academy will meet virtually through the Zoom platform on Friday afternoons, from
    approximately 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Program runs every week for 6 weeks.

    -Sample program schedule (repeated for each module*):
    2:45pm Arrival, casual chat, music playing
    3:00 – 3:40pm Training Academy – part one
    3:40 – 3:50pm Networking/Social Media Activation Break
    3:50 – 4:30pm Training Academy – part two + Q&A/wrap-up
    * Awards/Graduation and Virtual Social Event following final week of program (Module 6)


    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom




    Join us for a Virtual Coffee Social from the comfort of your home or office. Make new connections or strengthen existing ones. Members will be split into a series of smaller groups to introduce themselves, catch up, and share what is going on in their world. Hope to see you there!

    The Zoom login link will be emailed to you the day of the event.

    Register on the YLA website

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom Meeting

    Click here to register through Zoom.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


    The Changing Needs of Our Community

    Presented by The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Community Foundation of Sarasota County 


    Presentation begins at 11:00 a.m.

    The needs of across our community have changed in the last six months since the pandemic began, but one thing remains constant: our region's commitment to taking care of neighbors, friends, and families. Ahead of the 3rd annual Alliance Gives Back program, hear from leadership at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County about some of the pressing needs in human services, education, arts and other sectors.

    Kirsten Russell, Vice President, Community Impact, and Madeline Hansen, Manager of Nonprofit Services, will share details from surveys, reports and insights from local cause leaders how the nonprofits are changing at this time and how philanthropic responses from volunteering to charitable giving will help with the recovery.

    Participants will also receive tips on how to discover and evaluate causes to add to your business's community outreach or corporate social responsibility programs.


    About Kristen Russell

    Kirsten Russell is the Vice President, Community Impact for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. She leads the team responsible for Community Impact strategy, including grants, scholarships and nonprofit services. A key area of her work focuses on collaborative community initiatives including Season of Sharing, a community initiative for those on the verge of homelessness; the Campaign for Grade Level Reading; and EdExploreSRQ, an initiative that provides students with valuable exposure to arts, science and culture through educational “explorations.” The Foundation’s impact strategy incorporates an equity lens through a two-generation approach focused on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable children and their parents together, informed by a partnership with Ascend of the Aspen Institute.

    Prior to joining the Foundation, Kirsten held leadership positions with a Fortune 50 company where she worked for over 9 years as well as two magazine publishing firms. She began her career with the Foundation as a consultant in 2014 and joined the staff in 2017 as Director, Community Impact. In April 2019 she was promoted to Vice President. She earned her BA in English from Drew University and a MBA in Finance from The George Washington University.

    About Madeline Hansen

    Madeline Hansen is the Manager of Nonprofit Services on the Community Impact Team. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of nonprofit trainings and educational opportunities offered by the Community Foundation.

    While originally from Minnesota, Madeline has always loved the sea. After graduating with a degree in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, she was drawn to Sarasota to work as an intern for Mote’s Sea Turtle Conversation and Research Program. During her time as an intern, Madeline fell in love with the Sarasota community and relocated to the area in 2014. Before joining the Community Foundation in July of 2017, Madeline worked in the world of experiential learning and has taught a variety of subjects from the anatomy of sharks to programming robots. While she no longer teaches robotics, she finds enjoyment in offering professional development opportunities to our nonprofit community.

    When she’s not at work, Madeline enjoys hiking, kayaking, and volunteering.

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 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




     

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom Meeting

    Click here to register through Zoom.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



    Stay connected to your fellow members! Join us for a virtual Alliance Happy Hour from the comfort of your home or office. The Happy Hour will be an informal wind down at the end of the day to catch up with each other, share news, and just see some friendly faces. Be sure to tip your bartender! Free for members and non-members.

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    Register


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

    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM
      

    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


    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

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

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

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

    Chair: Britney Guertin

    Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Meadows Country Club, 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota, Fl 34235
    • 74
    Register




    See your Alliance friends in person at the historical Meadows Country Club for a fun networking social Oktoberfest style!! Great local beers, fabulous German food and a cash bar will make this Poolside event one not to forget!


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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. Attendance is limited to 50 people. 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.

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom


    Register on the YLA website



    Your questions. Three mentors. One powerful event!

    Are you ready for instant mentoring – and the opportunity for a long-term mentorship?
    Join us at Mentor Connect as a mentee!


    Thursday, October 8, 2020
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Via Zoom Meeting

    $15 - YLA members

    $25 - Non-members

    Deadline to register is Monday, September 28th

    This introductory event grants you access to the experienced and knowledgeable business leaders of LWRBA in order to establish relationships and potentially, a mentorship.

    At this year's Mentor Connect, you will engage virtually in several short, but authentic group discussions about the topics of your choosing, and you will meet with three mentors to have your questions answered and receive instant guidance from some of the areas top business professionals – all in a quick-paced and exciting environment.

    How it Works:

    Through the virtual Zoom platform, this event will feature 3 breakout room sessions. In each of these sessions, groups 3-4 mentees will be paired with one of our mentors to engage in meaningful discussions. This is your opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance from our panel of business leaders.


    Mentors

    Allison Imre

    Allison became the Owner/President /CEO of Grapevine Communications in April 2017 and has the privilege of leading this team of hard-working, creative-minded, forward thinking developers, designers, copywriters, social media masters, digital marketing gurus, media planning moguls, public relations pros who carefully curate and execute masterful campaigns locally, regionally and nationally to make an impact and get results.


    Ron Stern

    Ron has spent nearly three decades as an experienced commercial operations and sales executive with extensive and diverse international experience at premier firms. His background includes leadership in sales, sales management, marketing, and training as well as strategic expertise within various segments.

    Andy Guz

    Andy Guz has served as Chief Executive Officer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center since 2016. Prior to joining Lakewood Ranch, Andy was the CEO of a hospital in Pennsylvania. He has also served in executive roles at several hospitals across the United States. Andy is a current board member for Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, LWR Brain Health Initiative, and the Sloan Alumni Association Board of Directors at Cornell University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Sarasota, active in the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Manatee Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree of both the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Business Observer in 2019.

    Casey Welch

    Casey Welch serves as the Regional Vice Chancellor for External Affairs and Government Relations at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. As a member of the University of South Florida Office of Government Relations he serves as the official liaison between the Sarasota-Manatee campus and government entities. Under External Affairs he oversees Community Engagement and Corporate Partnership activities hosted at the USF Sarasota Manatee campus. Also, he is the Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Leadership on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus (IPPL). The Institute engages strong academic resources at USF as well as local, national and global experts to guide a dynamic exchange of ideas about important policy and leadership issues. IPPL hosts lecture series, policy forums, seminars and workshops to stimulate meaningful, civil discussion and promote public discourse in our community. As the leader of IPPL he serves on the Government Issues Council of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, the Career Edge Regional Workforce Council, the Government Affairs Committee of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.

    Deborah Croce

    Prior to joining JFCS, Hedde-Croce served as the director of human resources for The Resort at Longboat Key Club and The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park and also acted as a human resources consultant. She has managed staffing, implemented policies, training and development programs and executed Forbes 5-Star initiatives. Hedde-Croce earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York, College at Brockport. She has been a guest lecturer at Florida State University, New York University and the Institute for Culinary Education. Hedde-Croce has received numerous accolades, including the Women in Lodging, Leader of the Year from the American Hotel & Lodging Association in 2016, from various organizations within the tourism and hospitality industry.

    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • 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



    • 12 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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


    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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


     

     

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

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

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

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

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


     

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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


    • 03 Nov 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


    • 04 Nov 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


    • 05 Nov 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




     

    • 06 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
    Register


    NEW DATE!

    Friday, November 6, 2020


    Registration and lunch begins at 11:00 AM 

    Shot gun start at 12:30 pm

    Guaranteed NO Bogeys, pickup at par.

    Download Sponsorship Flyer


    *Select Sponsorship Opportunities Available*



    Safety-First Tournament
    While the outdoor setting and opportunity to distance during a round has made golf a favorable activity during this pandemic, we’ll be taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of all golfers. Club operations will follow state and local guidelines, as well as best practices as defined by the PGA. Club golf carts will feature partitions to reduce close contact and hand sanitizer will be readily available.

    At this time, face coverings will be required when moving around indoors, per Manatee County. They may be removed once seated to eat and drink. We will continue monitor all guidelines as we get closer to the day of the tournament.

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Presenting Sponsor



    Goodie Bag Sponsor


    Beverage Cart Sponsor


    Scotch & Cigar Sponsor



    Closest-to-Pin Contest



    Interactive Sponsors


    Scorecard Sponsor


    Photography Sponsor



    Beer Sponsor


    Driving Range Sponsor



    Water Sponsor



    Tee Sponsors

     

      



    • 09 Nov 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


    • 11 Nov 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


     

     

    • 13 Nov 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



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

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

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

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

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

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


     

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
    • LWRBA Office 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



     


    • 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


    • 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




     

    • 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


     

     

    • 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


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

    Events Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

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

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

    Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

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


     

    • 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

941-757-1664 | info@lwrba.org

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