Combine fun and business at McKechnie

May 1, 2013 

The Kona Bar at McKechnie Field will host the first-ever BizEdConnect, a new monthly event from the South Manatee Business Coalition that combines business education and networking with entertainment.

The debut gathering is set for May 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will feature Mike Warren, Pirates/Marauders Florida Operations Sales Coordinator who will discuss "Utilizing Sports Marketing to Promote Your Business."

Online event admission is $5 and includes Warren's presentation, networking, a ticket to that evening's Marauders versus Tampa Yankees game, and a souvenir cup and a free soda. A cash bar will be available at the event. It is also Hurricane Awareness night. Businesses that want to participate in Hurricane awareness night, should contact the Pirates at 941-747-3031 ext. 4360.

McKechnie Field is located at 1611 9th St. W., Bradenton; tickets to BizEdConnect can be purchased at, or at the gate that evening. Family members whose tickets are purchased in advance are welcome to join BizEdConnect attendees at 5:30 p.m. Tickets purchased at the gate before 5:00 p.m. will not include a souvenir cup and free soda

The South Manatee Business Coalition is a nonprofit business organization. Membership is open to businesses and individuals throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. For information visit or email

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