BRADENTON – The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) will present Kenneth Feld, chairman and chief executive officer of Feld Entertainment, in a keynote address at the EDC’s 2015 Annual Update Luncheon on Friday, November 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch.
Feld Entertainment produces well-known, global brands in live family entertainment, including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Feld Motor Sports. Kenneth Feld will discuss the company’s decisions to locate its global headquarters and additional operations in Manatee County, and how the company’s growing presence impacts the local economy.
The event will include a briefing from EDC leaders on results from the organization’s work to foster job creation and diversify Manatee County’s economy. The EDC also will present the 2015 Economic Development Award of Distinction, recognizing an individual’s outstanding contributions to moving the local economy forward.
The event’s presenting sponsor is The Mosaic Company. Additional sponsors include Synovus Bank, speaker sponsor; Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency, award sponsor; and Herald Tribune Media Group, media sponsor.
Also supporting the event are Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, Blalock Walters P.A., Bright House Networks, Cadence Bank, Fawley|Bryant Architects, FPL, Gettel Toyota, Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano PL, Ian Black Real Estate, Mauldin & Jenkins LLC CPAs, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, Keiser University and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Sponsorships are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost to attend is $65 for EDC investors and $75 for others. Tables of eight also may be reserved. To register online, visit ThinkBradentonArea.com and click on “Event Calendar.” For more information, call (941) 803-9034.
About the Bradenton Area EDC
The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is the lead economic development organization for the Bradenton area’s nine communities located on the south side of Tampa Bay. The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed. Information: ThinkBradentonArea.com.