Sandies Awards Categories
New this year, the Volunteer of the Year award will be awarded by a selection committee, chosen from nominees across all Sandies award categories. This award will go to a volunteer who has shown the most extraordinary dedication and commitment to the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its mission throughout the last year.
The Young Professional of the Year award recognizes one of our leaders of tomorrow who demonstrates the fundamental aspects of leadership, innovation and excellence within our community.
The Above and Beyond award will be given to a member who is always ready to give, and is the first person to raise their hand when help is needed.
The Bull by the Horns award pays tribute to the person who takes control and embraces leadership, provides guidance, advice and a positive direction for others.
The Rising Star award honors a new Alliance member who is already making significant professional contributions that showcase their talents, enthusiasm and dedication to our community.
The Ray of Sunshine award goes to the most uplifting, cheerful and inspirational individual who is committed to sharing positive energy.
The Networking King award is presented to a male member who embodies “The Power of Connection” by connecting members with each other and provides referrals for future opportunities.
The Networking Queen Award is presented to a female member who embodies “The Power of Connection” by connecting members with each other and provides referrals for future opportunities.
Next Gen Recognition
This year, the LWRBA and Young Leaders Alliance would like to help you recognize the next generation of leaders. The Next Gen Recognition is your chance to highlight bright and hard-working young professional colleagues (under 40) already making a positive impact within your company.
All Next Gen nominees will be invited and honored at our November Networking Social on November 7th, as well as recognized again at the Sandies Awards luncheon.
The Best Rancher award is presented to the most dedicated and highly motivated member who has invited or referred the highest number of new Alliance members.