Education & Business Development

  • Brad Tayloe, Chair – Servpro of Venice  
  • Scott Mersinger, Vice Chair – Culvers 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




  • Tom Myroniuk, Chair – SendoutCards
  • Heidi Reslow, Vice Chair  – RFQ Internaional, LLC

Goal: Grow Chamber membership through creating, enhancing, and demonstrating the value 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
  • Marty Haines, Vice Chair – RE/MAX Alliance Group

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 Resource Group

  • Stacey Kroll, Chair – Sisters for Seniors
  • Elizabeth Turk, Vice Chair – Forever in your Hearts Eulogies + Weddings

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

  • Brice Ferguson, Chair – Caliber Home Loans
  • Kevin O'Connor, Vice Chair - Backwoods Barbecue Catering

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 – FBC Mortgage
  • Judy Braham, Vice Chair – Gulfcoast Marketing Consultants, LLC

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: Quarterly.

2018Jan 9Apr 10Jun 12Sep 11, Dec – no meeting

2019Jan 8Apr 9Jun 11Sep 10, Dec – no meeting

Location: VACC Office


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