Applications being accepted for Leadership Manatee; business briefs

April 8, 2014 

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Manatee program

MANATEE -- Applications for the 2014-2015 Leadership Manatee program are available.The program is designed to educate business and community leaders to all aspects of Manatee County and offer in-depth knowledge of the area's challenges and opportunities. Leadership Manatee is a program of the Manatee Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton. Applications are online at and must be submitted by May 23.

This year's program sponsors are Blake Medical Center, C1 Bank, Sun Hydraulics and Tropicana Products. For information, please contact Jahna Leinhauser at 941-748-4842, ext. 172 or email at

Chamber to hold power networking lunch in LWR

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host a power networking lunch for members from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at the chamber's Lakewood Ranch office at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court. The lunch will be catered by Jersey Mike's Subs. Attendees will have a chance to give a brief commercial on their business. Cost is $12 for members, $17 for non-members. Reservations are required as seats are limited. For information, please contact Jen Bartolone at 941-748-4842, ext. 122, or visit

Business coach Bill Walsh scheduled at Ritz-Carlton

SARASOTA -- The Ritz-Carlton will host Bill Walsh, founder and CEO of Powerteam International, for a presentation on "Success by Design" on April 15. Attendees to this free event will receive a digital packet including Walsh's book "The Obvious." The event focuses on three keys to building a successful business in today's challenging economy. Organizers say attendees will leave with great concepts on how to become an inspiring leader, utilize great systems and become focused and organized. To register, go to

Breakfast to feature IMG performance team leader

BRADENTON -- The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance will hold its Breakfast of Champions from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 16 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd. Justin Su'a, head of the mental conditioning team at IMG Academy, will be speaking about "How to Develop The High Performance Mindset." He has conducted seminars around the world teaching audiences mental skills and performance enhancement strategies. Su'a's clients have included the NFL, olympians, military personnel, business professionals and Dancing with the Stars. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Register at

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