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The 2020 Sandies Awards

A Different Kind of Sandies
This year’s Sandies is all about celebrating the character and resilience of our business community. In a year that has thrown us all for a loop, Alliance member businesses and professionals have shown us what it means to stand tall and keep going.

As the Alliance celebrates its 15th Anniversary, we’re excited to highlight outstanding and exceptional individuals and businesses across new and unique categories, outlined below.


REPLAY NOW ONLINE
If you missed the live broadcast of today's Sandies Awards ceremony, you can watch the replay on Facebook or YouTube.

Watch on the LWRBA Facebook page.

Watch on the LWRBA YouTube channel.

Click here to view our virtual Program Booklet.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
12:00-1:00 pm

PRESENTING SPONSOR



Congratulations 2020 WINNERS!


Bull by the Horns
Company Under 25 Employees

Bull by the Horns celebrates those who have been up to the challenge. This award will honor a business with under 25 employees who was responsive and adapted their business in the face of COVID-19, by reinventing themselves or reimagining their products or services.
 
The Circus Arts Conservatory


Bull by the Horns
Company OVER 25 Employees

Bull by the Horns celebrates those who have been up to the challenge. This award will honor a business with over 25 employees who was responsive and adapted their business in the face of COVID-19, by reinventing themselves or reimagining their products or services.
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

Community Champion
Company

The Company Community Champion Award will recognize a business has shown strong support of the community and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. They have humbly served our community with their outreach and exemplified "service above self."

Willis Smith Construction

Community Champion
Individual

The Individual Community Champion Award recognizes a person in our community who has shown strong support of the community and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. They have humbly served our community with their outreach and exemplified "service above self."
 
Peggy Kronus, Willis Smith Construction

Rising Star

The Rising Star award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated the fundamental aspects of leadership, innovation and excellence within their company or the community.
 
Alex Gault, The Otto Group at Hightower Advisors


Thank you Sandies Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

      

2019 Sandies Winners

Front Row (Left to Right): Debbie Shaffer, Jaime Marco, Ashlyn McCarty, Amanda Parrish Back Row (Left to Right):  Julia Heide, Molly Lawley, Al Benincasa, Colleen Bankuty, Heather Williams

Volunteer of the Year Award
WINNER: Ashlyn McCarty, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Sarasota

Above & Beyond Award

WINNER: Amanda Parrish, Fawley Bryant Architecture

Rising Star Award
WINNER: Julia Heide, Sarasota Magazine

Bull by the Horns Award

WINNER: Heather Williams, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Ray of Sunshine Award
WINNER: Molly Lawley, Apple Spice

Networking King Award
WINNER: Al Benincasa, Total Air Solutions, LLC

Networking Queen Award
WINNER: Debbie Shaffer, Cool Today

Young Professional of the Year Award
WINNER: Colleen Bankuty, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Best Rancher Award
WINNER: Jaime Marco, Evolve Business Consulting


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