Beers & Bites Networking Social

Thursday, February 23
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Craft Growlers to Go & Tasting Room
8141 Lakewood Main St #N103
Free for YLA Members; $10 Non-members
Register Online

Join your friends of the YLA for another fantastic Networking Social! Make new connections with fellow young professionals from the area at Craft Growlers To Go & Tasting Room on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar will be available.

Joint Networking Social with the YLA, YPG, and MYP 

Thursday, March 9th
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Free for paid MYP, YPG andYLA Members; 
Register Online

Young professionals from Manatee, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch will meet for great networking on Thursday, March 9th at the Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch. 

Enjoy casual business connections, complimentary appetizers, and a cash bar from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

This event is FREE for paid members of MYP, YPG, and YLA and for future members!

Bring lots of business cards and bring a friend!

Submit Your Mentor Connect Application Today!

YLA members - have you heard the recent buzz about the YLA’s new mentorship program, Mentor Connect?

Mentor Connect is an introductory event that serves as a springboard to establish relationships between the experienced and knowledgeable business leaders of LWRBA and emerging young professionals of YLA. This program provides both mentors and mentees professional development, produces authentic interactions that offer guidance and insight immediately and allows the mentors an opportunity to empower mentees to become the future business leaders of Manatee and Sarasota counties.

In essence, you can think of Mentor Connect as speed networking meets mentorship! On March 23, mentees will have an opportunity to meet with several mentors in short, focused conversations regarding topics selected by the mentees. The hope is that each mentee will identify one or two mentors that they connected with, after which, the two can then build an ongoing relationship.

Space is limited!

Mentor Connect will cost $25 for mentees who are current YLA members. For more information and to submit your mentee application, click here!

The YLA Needs Your Feedback!
In an effort to continue to improve our organization, we kindly ask you take 2-3 minutes to complete our 2016 Member Survey. This survey will allow the YLA committee to gather information to help us better serve our members in the coming year. We appreciate your feedback!

Click here to complete our survey.

Upcoming Events

23 Feb 2017 5:00 PM • 8141 Lakewood Main St #N103, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
09 Mar 2017 5:00 PM • Polo Grill & Bar - 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch
23 Mar 2017 5:30 PM • Cowork LWR, 8130 Lakewood Main St #103, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Committee Meetings

13 Mar 2017 4:00 PM • LWRBA Office, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140 Lakewood Ranch FL 34202

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8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Phone: (941) 757-1664 or Fax (941) 362-2600


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This will take you step by step through the application process and allow you to pay with a credit card at the end. As soon as payment is received you will be an active YLA member and can attend events at the member rate.

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