Alliance Event Descriptions

It’s the oldest way to market your business, and it’s still the most effective for making long-lasting business relationships. We’re talking about good old-fashioned personal connections. It’s no secret that people prefer to do business with people they know, like, and trust. The Alliance offers a number of events and programs that provide the opportunity to meet other professionals to start making connections right away. Which one will you attend next?

Visit our Events Calendar to register for any upcoming event.

Monthly Events

Networking Socials
Your classic evening networking event. Networking Socials are about making new connections and strengthening relationships. Free for members, these events usually boast well over 100 attendees.

Executive Briefings
At this educational breakfast series, a guest speaker will address a variety of business topics to equip you with the knowledge and tools that help you take your business to the next level.

Membership Luncheons
Find out what’s new at the Alliance. Enjoy a delicious lunch and hear from guest speakers about timely and regional issues facing businesses today.

Lunch with Ranchers (NEW)
Our newest event series. Connect with fellow Alliance members during lunch. (More details on the next page)

Quarterly Events

Breakfast of Champions
This breakfast event is all about achieving greatness. A speaker from the world of sports or business will inspire you to reach for the stars and attain championship level performance in your work and in your life.

CEO Squawk Box
Limited to just 20 attendees and open to members only, the CEO Squawk Box is your opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader in our region. A guest CEO will share his/her philosophy on business, leadership, and how they’ve been able to achieve success in their careers.

Signature Annual Events

Alliance Sporting Clays Tournament
Suitable for both beginners and expert shooters, this event brings Alliance members together for a fun afternoon of shooting clays.

Ranch Scramble Golf Tournament
Fore! Grab your friends and your clubs for our annual golf tournament. Hosted by an Alliance member golf course, the Ranch Scramble is always a good time, featuring lunch, plenty of raffle prizes, and an awards ceremony to crown the Ranch Scramble Champions!

Economic Development Road Show
Do you want to learn about 50+ companies in the LWR region and make some great contacts with some regional leaders? Come on the bus for a day-long excursion featuring many new businesses and some long-term businesses that make our region strong!

East Meets West Regional Business Expo
Businesses from around the Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota/Manatee area come together for our annual trade-show style event. Host a booth of your own to connect with new clients, or just walk the floor and see what new products and services our members are offering.

Main Street Block Party
A huge block party on LWR Main Street featuring live music, member booths, food and beverage tents and more. This event is free and open to the public. Fun for the whole family!

The Sandies Awards
The event that’s all about celebrating our dedicated members. Exemplary members are selected by their peers through an online nomination and voting process and honored at our annual Sandies Awards luncheon.

Young Leaders Alliance

The YLA is a group of young professionals within the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. The YLA’s mission is to provide opportunities for young professionals to expand their network and enhance their leadership and communication skills through events and programs throughout the year. More info at

Special Opportunities

We’re always looking for new and exciting opportunities for our members. You never know might pop up! Keep an eye on our weekly e-newsletter and website for updates.


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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