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Thank You sponsors of the 5th Annual Reception

Leaders' Friday Luncheon Co-Hosts thank our attendees and sponsors of the 5th Annual Leaders' Friday Luncheon Reception. Please see the ad from Tampa Bay Times.

LFL 4th Anniversary event coverage on Good Life Tampa Bay

Thank You sponsors and attendees of the 4th Annual Reception!

Leaders' Friday Luncheon Co-Hosts thank our attendees and sponsors of the 4th Annual Leaders' Friday Luncheon Reception. Please see the ad from Tampa Bay Times. Please click on the link to see page in the Tampa Bay Times

Sponsors and Supporters of 4th Annual Reception

Please click to view the sponsors and supporters of our 4th Annual Reception

LFL host featured on ABC Action News

TAMPA - The first move is to join a professional networking group. Local entrepreneur Aakash Patel started his own called "Leaders Friday Luncheon."
"We said let's get together and continue to find out who the next generation of leaders are.  So the first Friday of the month, myself and three other young professionals invite a community leader and we all meet and just talk about what's going on in Tampa Bay," he said.

LFL 3rd Anniversary coverage on GoodLife Tampa Bay

Read story about the LFL 3rd Anniversary Reception in Tampa Bay Times

Tampa's leader must nurture young talent : It's a conversation embedded in my memory. One balmy evening on the deck at Four Green Fields, I began lamenting about how so many promising young professionals flee Tampa Bay because established power brokers never open the door to aspiring stars and hopeful newcomers.

Leaders' Friday Luncheon is talked about on the Radio!

Thank you Sponsors and Attendees!

Leaders' Friday Luncheon Co-Hosts thank our attendees and sponsors of the 3rd Annual Leaders' Friday Luncheon Reception. Please see the ad from Tampa Bay Times. Please click on the link to see page in the Tampa Bay Times

LFL 3rd Anniversary event Presentation

LFL Second Anniversary Reception coverage on GoodLife Tampa Bay

Watch the coverage of the Second Anniversary Celebrations of LFL on GoodLife Tampa Bay

Lunch with Leaders group in Sarasota modeled after Leaders Friday Luncheon

Executives in the Sarasota-Bradenton area who crave a lunch-based networking opportunity that doesn’t revolve around providing referrals have a new option. The group is called Lunch with Leaders. Dan Forbes, a financial adviser with the Bradenton office of Merrill Lynch, launched the group earlier this month. It’s modeled after the Leaders Friday Luncheon group in Tampa.

Inspiring others

"Future Leaders Firday Luncheon was our inspiration" - LunchWithLeaders in Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch found it’s inspiration from Future Leaders Friday Luncheon in Tampa.  Aakash M. Patel, President of Elevate, Inc., and Co-founder of FLFL was helpful to share his ideas and advice with LunchWithLeaders.

FLFL Anniversary Celebration - St. Pete Times

The Future Leaders Friday Luncheon celebrated its one-year anniversary with an influential crowd at its Tampa Museum of Art soiree last week. The gathering included Mise En Place proprietor Maryann Ferenc, County Commissioner Mark Sharpe and Hillsborough Community College president Ken Atwater. …

FLFL First Anniversary coverage on GoodLife Tampa Bay

Watch the coverage of the First Anniversary Celebrations of FLFL on GoodLife Tampa Bay

FLFL's Inaugural Reception coverage on Good Life Tampa Bay

Watch the coverage of the Inaugural FLFL Reception on Good Life Tampa Bay

Florida candidates try to drive home their messages

The latest commercial from gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott shows him driving through distressed real estate areas, but he distressed me because it appears he's looking at the camera, not at where he's going. Hey Rick, keep your eyes on the road. Florida attorney general candidate Pam Bondi turned out an impressive group at a political fundraiser last week at the Davis Islands home of Sandy and Dottie Berger MacKinnon.

Future Leaders Friday Luncheon: Building Relationships In Tampa

Where do like-minded movers and shakers go to talk about the next great happenings, discuss policies and work together toward positive change? Future Leaders Friday Luncheon. Created by four young professionals between the ages of 25-34, the luncheon program is designed to connect generations of Tampa Bay leadership and provide a forum for individuals with an interest in the region's long-term future. The Future Leaders Friday Luncheon allows individuals to get to know one another, share the causes they support and discuss ways to grow and improve the community.