BRADENTON – Juliette Feld Grossman, Feld Entertainment’s chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp.’s (EDC) 2019 Annual Update on Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For the first time, the EDC will host the event at Feld Entertainment Studios, 800 Feld Way, Palmetto.
The event also will include a briefing from EDC leaders on results from the organization’s work to foster job creation and diversify Manatee County’s economy. Additionally, the EDC will present the 2019 Rick Fawley Economic Development Award of Distinction to Rex Jensen, president & CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch. The award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to moving the local economy forward.
Feld Entertainment relocated its global headquarters to Manatee County in 2012 and has since expanded its facility and workforce to keep pace with the company’s growth. Feld is recognized as the world leader in producing live family entertainment. Feld Grossman will speak about the company’s growth trajectory and Feld’s views about Manatee County as a business location.
The event’s presenting sponsor is Lakewood Ranch Commercial. Additional sponsors include Rite Technology, dessert sponsor; BBVA USA, bar sponsor; Synovus, speaker sponsor; Fawley Bryant Architecture, award sponsor; Palmetto CRA, highlights video sponsor; Herald Tribune Media Group, media sponsor; and Image 360/Allegra Print, printing sponsor.
Supporting sponsors include Gettel Automotive, Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano, PL, and Mosaic. Additional sponsors are Blalock Walters, P.A., CenterState Bank, FPL, Ian Black Real Estate, Mauldin & Jenkin’s CPAs, SouthTech, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee/Florida High Tech Corridor and Willis A. Smith Construction.
Additional sponsorships are available by contacting CindyU@BradentonAreaEDC.com.
The cost to attend is $100 for EDC investors and $120 for future investors. Tables of eight also may be reserved. To register online, visit BradentonAreaEDC.com and 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.
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.