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LWRBA Committees

The strength of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance has long been its core of dedicated and hardworking volunteers. Today, nearly 150 individuals, across 8 committees, generously donate their time each month to make the Alliance the go-to business organization in the Lakewood Ranch region. Their passion and energy have been instrumental in shaping our organization.

Becoming engaged in a committee is a fantastic way to make connections with fellow professionals to build long lasting relationships. Our 8 volunteer committees span across all facets of the LWRBA, offering something for everyone’s interests and skills.

Not sure if a committee is right for you?
We encourage anyone to join us for a meeting on a trial basis to get a better idea of how a committee operates. We are certain there is something for everyone. Should you have additional questions, you can contact the chairs directly.

Scroll down or click to see the calendar of upcoming Committee Meetings.

Communications & Technology

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 Thursday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month

Committee Chair:
Allison Imre

Programming Committee

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, 8:30 a.m.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

Committee Chairs:
Diane Kopczynski
Kristi Hoskinson

Membership Committee

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

Committee Chairs:
Judy Athari
Violeta Huesman

Events Committee

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

Committee Chairs:
Cheri Kessler
Al Benincasa

Economic Development Committee

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

Committee Chair:
Ken Swan

Governmental Affairs Committee

This is 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

Young Leaders Alliance (YLA)

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

Committee Chair:
Ashley McCollum

Community Engagement Committee

Brand new for 2018, 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

Committee Chair:
Ryan McIntyre

Upcoming Committee Meetings

8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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