February Membership Luncheon - "Visible Men Academy"

  • 21 Feb 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR

Registration

  • Members - Members must log on to the website to take advantage of the member rates.
    Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.
  • Members - Members must log on to the website to take advantage of the member rates.
    Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.

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LWRBA & LWR Rotary Luncheon

Wednesday February 21

11:30am - 1:00pm
7650 Legacy Boulevard   
Members $45
Non-members $45       

Neil Phillips:   A Vision of Value

Neil is the Founder and Head of School of Visible Men Academy, an all-boys public charter school in Bradenton, Florida. Neil has over 25 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, coach, and youth advocate. He is regarded as a national thought leader and renowned speaker on black male achievement, minority education, race in America, character development, and youth empowerment. 

After receiving his B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University, Neil went on to play professional basketball in Australia and was a member of the Jamaican National basketball team. Neil is an Aspen Institute Education Entrepreneurship Fellow. He is a member of the inaugural Echoing Green/Open Society Foundation Black Male Achievement Fellowship. Neil is a two-time winner of The Nantucket Project Audience Award for his provocative talk on race in America called “Race to Truth” and, most recently, for his compelling interview with famed television producer Norman Lear. Neil has an extensive and highly esteemed public speaking background that has allowed him to present across the country. His list of presentation audiences and venues include NASA, National Association of Independent Schools, The University of Miami, World 50, and Leadership Florida.

Currently, Neil is the subject of a film project entitled Visible Man, which highlights his efforts to elevate black boys and men in America. He also consults with organizations to help advance their diversity interests.


$45 starting Friday, Feb. 16th at 12 noon, or at the door, members and & Non-members.

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

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

Sponsored by Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.





 

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is a strong community-driven membership organization that focuses on business growth, partnership, opportunities and awareness. Its proud members are a wide variety of large and small business owners and their dedicated employees within the community. All of its valued members are committed to best businesses practices, networking opportunities, training, seminars, education, business connections, economic development and community expansion. Member businesses are located in, or doing business in, the Lakewood Ranch area, near Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Our proud members are dedicated to promoting a vibrant business community and speaking up for business needs in the community. The Alliance also has a strong working relationship with local Chambers of Commerce and is focused on creating awareness for local non-profit organizations.


8430 Enterprise Circle

 Suite 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone: 941-757-1664 
Fax: 941-362-2600 
 
    
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