Lakewood Ranch, Fla. — The Manatee –Sarasota Building Industry Association (formerly the Home Builder’s Association) Sales and Marketing Council will present “Market Makers – How Economic Development Fuels Your Business”, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club on October 30, 2013.
Matt Walsh, CEO and co-owner of The Observer Media Group Inc. will moderate an interactive panel including the president of New College of Florida, Dr. Donal O’Shea; the executive director of leasing at Benderson Development, Mark Chait; president and CEO of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Council, Sharon Hillstrom; and the president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Mark Huey.
Topics discussed will include tenant and plan information at the new University Town Center, the 2017 World Rowing Championships to be held at Benderson Park, and recruiting and retaining companies with relevant and cohesive educational opportunities in this region.
This event is open to the public and the media. Registration begins at 7:45am on October 30 and the program will take place from 8:00am – 9:30am. Registrants will get a plated hot breakfast and tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for members. For more information or to make a reservation go to www.hbamanatee-sarasota.org.