LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its first monthly networking social of 2014 from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Grow Financial, 11008 Arcade Place, Lakewood Ranch. Business Alliance members will toast in the New Year and connect with other members. All LWRBA members and prospective members are welcome, and are encouraged to bring business cards for drawings. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar are available and will be catered by Beef O'Brady's. The cost is free for members and $20 for non-members. Register at www.LWRBA.org or call LWRBA at (941) 757-1664.