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The 2021 Sandies Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

VOLUNTEER OF THE 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.

John Holz
Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP

 

RAY OF SUNSHINE

The Ray of Sunshine award goes to the most uplifting, cheerful and inspirational individual who is committed to sharing positive energy.

Alicia Chalmers
Manatee Community Foundation

 

ABOVE AND BEYOND

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.

Lorri Kidder
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE 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.

Abigail Kahl
United Way Suncoast

 

BULL BY THE HORNS

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.

Allison Imre
Grapevine Communications

 

RISING STAR

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.

Heather Koester
Manatee Technical College

 

NETWORKING KING

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.

Ron Trytek
Sarasota Polo Club

 

NETWORKING QUEEN

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.

Karen Medford
Sirius Day Spa

BEST RANCHER 

Awarded to the most dedicated and highly motivated member who has invited or referred the highest number of new Alliance members.

Michelle Olivo
Current Technologies