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LWRBA Events

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

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

    New to the YLA?

    Click here to create your profile to sign up at the member price.

    March YLA Networking Social



    Thursday, March 28
    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Glory Days Grill
    8253 Cooper Creek Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34201
    Free for members // $10 for non-members

    Join us for a night of networking with Lakewood Ranch's Young Leaders Alliance at Glory Days Grill Florida. This is a great opportunity to build connections in a low-key way, and over some drinks and complimentary appetizers.


    This event is free for members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance under 40.

    Register on YLA website

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240
    Register

    The Market at Lakewood Ranch

    April Networking Social

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

    8201 Polo Club Lane

    Sarasota Polo Club

    5pm - 7pm

    Join us for a special networking social at The Market at Lakewood Ranch.  Meet new faces and catch up with old friends while learning about some of the local purveyors and their products including, seafood, eggs, chicken, duck, cheeses, bread, prepared foods, & crafted goods by local artisans.

    The Market, was established to be a sustaining influence in the community's connection to the land for generations to come. To integrate local purveyors into the fabric of the Lakewood Ranch community; to serve as a social and educational resource for the community; and to encourage all members of the community to make healthy lifestyle choices particularly in regard to the food we eat, our relationships with home and the activities we participate in.

    Appetizers have been prepared using fresh & local ingredients from the Lakewood Ranch Farmers Market merchants.  Savor the Flavor!



    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 08 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Keiser University - 6151 Lake Osprey Drive
    Register


    Bill Curphey, a Business Litigation Attorney for over 40 years, has negotiated hundreds of settlements, contracts and business deals throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a former Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor and Associate General Counsel for  a Fortune 200 company, Bill has formed his own firm 20 years ago litigating and negotiating around the world. Start your day by learning how Bill's Negotiation Strategies can "Get You to Yes." You will leave knowing how to prepare for a negotiation, establishing standards of fairness in determining what's in it for the other side, and the different negotiating styles- what works and what doesn't.

    Networking & Coffee at 7:30 a.m.
    Presentation begins at 8:00 a.m.

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail: abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • EVEN Hotel LWR, 6231 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240
    Register

    LWRBA Special  Event

    Networking For New Wines

    A Wine Tasting Experience

    THURSDAY, APRIL 18

    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    The EVEN Hotel

    $25 Members until 4/13; $30 After 4/13 at 12 pm

    $35 Non-members


    ______________________________________________________________________

    Networking is all about searching for something new.  New friends.  New ideas.  New resources.  Our LWRBA Wine Tasting will focus on emerging wine varietals and blends that are generating national excitement. Wine Guy Bob Monica will serve as our master of ceremonies and the culinary team at the EVEN Hotel will provide delicious charcuterie offerings.  Our evening will include five killer wine samples, contests, raffles and more. 

    Wine tasting has never been this much fun!

    Bob Monica is a personal wine consultant and president of Wine Guy Bob.  He has 35 years of experience in senior hospitality management including service as general manager of Sheraton City Center, Washington DC, Radisson Resort Scottsdale, AZ, Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, VA and others.  He is past president of Monica Enterprises, a boutique wine company (retail, wine bar & bistro, and fine dining restaurant).  Bob is a certified hospitality administrator, the highest designation of the AH&LA, and is a three-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.  He serves as a wine writer, teacher, judge and public speaker.


    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
    Register


    Rebecca Johnson


    Developing a "culture of wellness" is a popular topic in business, but research has proven that the conventional approach falls short and does not usually lead to greater health, engagement or productivity.  Creating a high-performing company that can sustain the test of time requires a comprehensive and integrated approach to both culture and well-being. Come hear organizational and individual well-being expert Rebecca Johnson, on identifying three major reasons the conventional approach to employee health, engagement and productivity fails. Come learn about the key elements of a comprehensive approach that integrates organizational development and a new paradigm of employee well-being. You will leave with a visual model that will support communication with others about this new, integrated approach.

    Members $25 // Non-members $35

    *$35 starting Friday, April 19th at noon, or at the door, members & Non-members*

    Special meal requests must be selected upon registration, in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon

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


    Sponsored by:


    This event is in partnership with the Young Leaders Alliance



    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club- 7650 Legacy Blvd., LWR
    Register



    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*

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Presenting Sponsor



    Golf Cart Sponsor


    Scotch & Cigar Sponsor


    Goodie Bag Sponsor



    Closest-to-Pin Contest


    Driving Range Sponsor


    Interactive Sponsor

    StretchZone


    Scorecard Sponsor


    Photography Sponsor



    Beer Sponsor


    Snack Sponsor

    Terry's Tree Service


    Water Sponsor



    Tee Sponsor

        

       

    Mr. Handy Man


    Prizes


    • 01 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 02 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 07 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 08 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 10 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 13 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 20 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail: abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 28 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail: abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 02 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 03 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 04 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 08 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 01 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 07 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 09 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 12 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 03 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 11 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    Chair: John Holz, E-Mail: jholz@prarch.com


    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
      

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The membership committee was formed to educate the businesses in and out of Lakewood Ranch on the benefits of an Alliance membership. The committee is also responsible for manning the check-in tables during luncheons and social events to greet all attendees. Delivering welcome kits to new members and helping with any Special projects as assigned.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Judy Athari, E-Mail:  jathari@buffalolodging.com

    Co-Chair: Shawna Hicks-Cranston, E-Mail: shawna.hickscranston@postnet.com


    • 04 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Community Engagement Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    In its 2nd year, 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.

    If you would like to attend, please contact the 

    Community Engagement Committee Chair: 

    Erik Hanson, Email: ehanson@nhlslaw.com


    • 05 Dec 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The Programming Committee was formed to plan and secure speakers for the monthly Executive Briefing Series, Monthly Luncheons and Breakfast of Champions.  

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance. 

    If you are interested in joining this committee, please reach out to one of the chairs:

    Co-Chair: Kristi Hoskinson, E-Mail: khoskinson@fcci-group.com

    Co-Chair: Brett Morris, E-Mail: brett@momentumconsulting.com



     

    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    YLA Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The committee was formed to provide opportunities for young professionals to enhance their leadership, communications and project management skills; by providing events and programs throughout the year.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.


    If you would like to attend please contact the YLA Committee Chair: 

    Britney Guertin:  Email: bguertin@visitsarasota.org


    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
      

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The purpose of the Governmental Affairs committee is to create a "Voice" for our members. 

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.  

     General Responsibilities:
    • Field amendments and issues brought to the attention of the LWRBA
    • Provide member information and support for GAC supported issues
    • Create events and education opportunities on topics that effect our business community
    • Help to build our legislative agenda annually

     Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly

    Chair: Susan Goldstein, E-Mail: susangoldstein@michaelsaunders.com

    Interested parties please fill out the online questionnaire under the committees tab online of the website and the Chair will follow up with you

     Click Here for questionnaire


     

     

    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

    COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee Meetings are open to members only.

    The Communications & Technology Committee was formed to assist with marketing material content, management and distribution, coordination and content of the bi-monthly newsletter, website content, and LWRBA press releases. The committee also handles accurately communicating issues affecting the membership and researches opportunities for the Alliance to gain additional exposure. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    Contact Committee Chair : Allison Imre, Email: aimre@grapeinc.com



    • 16 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202

    Events & Fundraising Committee Meeting

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    The events committee was formed to create events and promotional opportunities to build awareness of the LWRBA businesses in the community.

    Committee responsibilities consist of scouting locations for socials, assist with event setup and tear down, negotiate rental and catering agreements and fundraising events. Special projects are also assigned when needed.

    Committee participation is limited to members of the Alliance and offers an additional opportunity to meet other members. Committees also help to guide the future direction of the Alliance.

    If you would like to attend please contact the Events Committee Chairs:

    Co-Chair: Al Benincasa, E-mail:  abenincasa@totalairfl.com

    Co-Chair: Amanda Parrish, E-mail: amanda.parrish@fawley-bryant.com


     

     

     

     

    • 24 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Alliance Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch 34202
     

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

    Committee meetings are open to members only.

    General Responsibilities:

    Help to build our economic development message

    Define the economic development resources we would like to offer our members

    Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hours monthly


    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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