Education & Business Development

  • Gretchen Miscik, Chair – iTeach Tech  
  • Brad Tayloe, Vice Chair – Servpro of Venice

Goal:  Promote business workforce needs within our education system and develop programs that are responsive and beneficial to the business community.

Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of Each Month at 8am

Location: VACC Office



Economic Development, Governmental Issues, & Transportation

  • Kevin Casey, Chair – Englewood Bank & Trust                     

Goal:  Promote a healthy economy by taking a leadership role and being proactive to influence national, state, and local business legislation and regulations. Assure adequate transportation services and facilities.

Meeting: Fourth Friday of each month at 8am

Location: VACC Office




  • Deb Peters, Chair – DP Fitness & Wellness
  • Tom Myroniuk, Vice Chair  – SendOutCards

Goal: Grow Chamber membership through creating, enhancing, and demonstrating the vlaue of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce to new and existing members and build increased awareness in the community of the Chamber's Purpose.

Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4pm

Location: VACC Office



Member Events

  • Joe Garbade, Chair – Tax Center
  • Janet Buley, Vice Chair – Wells Fargo Advisors

Goal:  Provide the business community with fellowship opportunities and contacts; plan member activities including the business card exchanges, annual banquet, joint chamber luncheon, and other networking activities.

Meeting: First Wednesday of every month at 4pm

Location: VACC Office



Senior Outreach

  • Stacey Kroll, Chair – Sisters for Seniors
  • Kate Hyland-Mercer, Vice Chair – Wells Fargo Advisors

Goal:  To bridge the gap between our community seniors and youth by developing and implementing strategies, programs and events for individuals and groups of all ages.

Meeting: Third Tuesday of every month at 4pm

Location: VACC Office



Venice Area Young Professionals

  • Sammi Banting, Chair – B Connected Social Media
  • Brice Ferguson, Vice Chair 

Venice Area Young Professionals (VAYP) was established in 2006 as a part of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce where we continue to "Promote Business Growth and Success". Starting October 1, 2007 you can join VAYP for a very low minimum annual payment! VAYP provides opportunities for young professionals to get together and network! All area 21-40 year olds are encouraged to get involved with VAYP and sign-up! If you are between 21-40 and looking for networking, social, & community involvement, Venice Area Young Professionals is for you!

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Ambassadors Council

  • Richard Appell, Chair – Sabal Palm Bank
  • Val Cooper, Vice Chair – Water Pro

The Ambassadors Council serves as a group of active VACC individuals who assist new members become acclimated within our membership. They assist at networking events, ribbon cuttings, and vote on the Beautification Award Winner each month.

Goal: To promote goodwill.

Meeting: Fourth Wednesday of every month at 5pm

Location: VACC Office


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