Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance unveils 100 'Sandies' nominees

October 29, 2013 

The 100 nominees for this year's Sandies awards.

— The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance has announced the 100 nominees for its 2013 Sandies Members’ Choice Awards.

The Sandies honor "those people who strive towards the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, devote time and energy to our community, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow," according to a media release.

There are eight award categories: One of a Kind, Bull by the Horns, Rising Star, Ray of Sunshine, Networking King, Networking Queen, Volunteer of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year. Nominees were selected by their peers with an online nomination and voting process.

See the image attached to this story for a complete list of area business people who were nominated, or visit

The Sandies Award winners will be announced during the Member Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

Tickets are still available for this event. For more information or to register, please visit or call (941)757-1664.

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