BRADENTON – Executives from three leading Bradenton Area businesses will share priceless insights about the region’s growing aviation industry during the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp.’s (EDC) 2023 Annual Update luncheon on Friday, October 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Boulevard, in 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 2023 Rick Fawley Economic Development Award of Distinction to David Sessions, CEO of Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. The award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to moving the local economy forward.
Business Observer Managing Editor Mark Gordon will moderate the C-suite panel discussion, which will include panelists John Detloff, CEO of DaVinci Inflight Training Institute; Anish Patel, president of Radiant Power/Dukane Seacom; and Rick Piccolo, president and CEO of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
Sponsorships are available by contactingElizabethC@BradentonAreaEDC.com. The cost to attend is $90 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) 803-9033.
About the Bradenton Area EDC
The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is recognized by the State of Florida as 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-skill, high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting established businesses to the resources they need to grow and prosper. Information: BradentonAreaEDC.com.