About VAYP

The Venice Area Young Professionals was initiated by a small group of active Venice Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Members who shared a vision that Venice would benefit from a young professionals group. Because the VACC fully supported the idea that young professionals are the future, the group moved forward submitting a plan to the VACC’s Board of Directors for approval, and in April of 2006 the Venice Area Young Professionals were born as a committee of the VACC.

We will continue to be a driving force for young professionals in our community by providing development opportunities for our members professionally, volunteer activities to allow us to make an impact on our community, and social activities for individuals and families to share in. We invite you to be a part of an amazing group that has come so far in such short time, and will continue to make a difference in our community.

Our History

The Venice Area Young Professionals (VAYP) were established in 2006 as a committee of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. After a few years of growth, VAYP became a division of the Chamber allowing VAYP to have their own membership, committees, website, etc. If you are between 21-40 and looking for networking, social, professional development & community involvement, Venice Area Young Professionals is for you! Currently, the Venice Area Young Professional organization has over 130 members and is growing every day! 

Past VAYP Chairman:

Jason Weaver 2006-2007

Adam Carter 2007-2008

Courtney Green 2008-2009

Angela Balsinger Snyder 2009-2010

Dallas Council – 2010-2011

Kim Phillips – 2011-2012

Mark Smith – 2012-2013

Kati Council - 2013 – 2014

Tiffany Twigg - 2014 – 2015

Nikki Betz - 2015 – 2016

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