BRADENTON – Frank Coonelly, president of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be the keynote speaker at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) 2017 Annual Update Luncheon on Friday, November 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Manatee Technical College (MTC), 6305 State Road 70 East in Bradenton.
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 2017 Rick Fawley Economic Development Award of Distinction to Kevin DiLallo, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. The award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to moving the local economy forward.
The event’s presenting sponsor is Lakewood Ranch Commercial. Supporting sponsors are Gettel Automotive, Mosaic and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Additional sponsors include Synovus Bank, speaker sponsor; Fawley Bryant Architecture, award sponsor; Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency, accolade video sponsor; and Herald Tribune Media Group, media sponsor.
Also supporting the event are Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, Blalock Walters P.A., CenterState Bank, FPL, Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano PL, Ian Black Real Estate, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC CPAs, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and Willis Smith Construction. Additional support is from MTC, venue sponsor, and Pier 22, catering sponsor. Dessert will be prepared by MTC baking and pastry students.Sponsorships are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost to attend is $70 for EDC investors and $85 for others. To register online, visit BradentonAreaEDC.comand click on “Events.” For more information, call (941) 803-9037.
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: BradentonAreaEDC.com.