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Custom ComTek Sales Advocate Dana Scott and Owner Bob McDonald of Cypress Creek enjoyed having conversations with people from unfamiliar businesses. They said alliance events are very helpful for forging new business connections.

Trade show forges alliances

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Custom ComTek Sales Advocate Dana Scott and Owner Bob McDonald of Cypress Creek enjoyed having conversations with people from unfamiliar businesses. They said alliance events are very helpful for forging new business connections.

Cory and Mindy Poff of Cory and Mindy Photography came to the trade show with their friend, Gregory Claxton, of Florida VIP Realty. The Poffs met Claxton through the Kingdom Business Alliance, a Lakewood Ranch-based nonprofit.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Cory and Mindy Poff of Cory and Mindy Photography came to the trade show with their friend, Gregory Claxton, of Florida VIP Realty. The Poffs met Claxton through the Kingdom Business Alliance, a Lakewood Ranch-based nonprofit.

Mattison's City Grille Chef Garrett Pristley tends to the braised short rib, which was one of the most popular dishes at the entire trade show.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Mattison's City Grille Chef Garrett Pristley tends to the braised short rib, which was one of the most popular dishes at the entire trade show.

Grow Financial Relationship Specialists Lisa Griffin and Heather Mong and Area Manager Tom Cofer show off their food. Griffin and Mong said their favorites were bread pudding and bangers and mash from McGrath's Irish Ale House.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Grow Financial Relationship Specialists Lisa Griffin and Heather Mong and Area Manager Tom Cofer show off their food. Griffin and Mong said their favorites were bread pudding and bangers and mash from McGrath's Irish Ale House.

Spectrum Business Account Executive Brian Schmelzle and Custom ComTek Owner Bob McDonald, a Cypress Creek resident, have a conversation. McDonald said LWRBA events have helped him build valuable business connections.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Spectrum Business Account Executive Brian Schmelzle and Custom ComTek Owner Bob McDonald, a Cypress Creek resident, have a conversation. McDonald said LWRBA events have helped him build valuable business connections.

Sarasota's Emanuel Claxton, 3, spins a prize wheel. The wheel landed on "resuable straw," although he spun the wheel several more times thereafter.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Sarasota's Emanuel Claxton, 3, spins a prize wheel. The wheel landed on "resuable straw," although he spun the wheel several more times thereafter.

The beef short ribs and truffle mashed potatoes from Mattison's City Grille was one of the most popular dishes available to Open Air Showcase Outdoor Business Tradeshow attendees.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

The beef short ribs and truffle mashed potatoes from Mattison's City Grille was one of the most popular dishes available to Open Air Showcase Outdoor Business Tradeshow attendees.

Alliance Print Services Owner April "Printcess" Pyle and Spectrum Business Account Executive Brian Schmelzle mime a promotion in which Schmelzle steals her pen that says "I stole this from the Printcess."

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Alliance Print Services Owner April "Printcess" Pyle and Spectrum Business Account Executive Brian Schmelzle mime a promotion in which Schmelzle steals her pen that says "I stole this from the Printcess."

Sarasota Magazine's Allison Kummery, Current Technologies President Steve Daugherty, his wife, Liz Daugherty, Current Technologies Vice President of Business Development Michelle Olivo and First Citizens Bank's Lisa Lawler.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Sarasota Magazine's Allison Kummery, Current Technologies President Steve Daugherty, his wife, Liz Daugherty, Current Technologies Vice President of Business Development Michelle Olivo and First Citizens Bank's Lisa Lawler.

Sunshine Baskets Owner Tammy Davis is a new member of the Alliance, while Pimento Owner Barbara Duncan is considering joining. Duncan imports her Pimento, which is a ginger tonic made with Jamaica chilli, from France.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |

Sunshine Baskets Owner Tammy Davis is a new member of the Alliance, while Pimento Owner Barbara Duncan is considering joining. Duncan imports her Pimento, which is a ginger tonic made with Jamaica chilli, from France.

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