VAYP Committees

Join A VAYP Committee!

As VAYP members we encourage you to get involved. Check out the different committees that make the VAYP work, contact one of our Chairs and get involved!

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for providing professional development opportunity to the members of the Venice Area Young Professionals. We are involved with setting up quarterly lunch and learns, workshops and corporate tours. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4-5pm. The Professional Development Committee is Chaired by Tim Buttner  of Tim Butt 2 Productions and he can be reached at

Community Involvement 

As Young Professionals we understand that for the sake of our businesses and our families it’s important that our community stays strong and healthy. This committee is focused on finding ways for our membership to help the community through volunteerism. From quarterly road clean-up’s, to pairing with other local non profit organizations, VAYP is an active part of the Venice Area and is always looking for ways to make our town better. Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday at 4:45pm at Starbucks. The Community Involvement Committee is Chaired by Stephanie Accardi of Accardi and Associates and she can be reached at


The Events Committee of the VAYP plans the monthly networking events, monthly social events, Annual Beach Bash, and other special events. The Events Committee offers a great opportunity to network and meet local business owners, and work closely with other VAYP members. Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday at 4:45pm at Starbucks. The Events Committee is Chaired by Nichole Britton of The Twig and she can be reached at


The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members while engaging and retaining current members. The Membership Committee organizes annual membership recruitment and member appreciation. The Membership Committee meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at Off the Wagon Bar and Grill.  The Membership Committee is Chaired by Kayla Hilton of Plantation Golf and Country Club and she can be reached at


The Communications Committees objectives are to communicate, promote, and create awareness for VAYP and its members. We are responsible for the maintenance of our website, social media, and all print media and materials. The Communications Committee meetings are held the first Monday of the month from 9:00am - 10:00am at Gulf Breeze Apparel. The Communications Committee is Chaired by Amber Winegard of Gulf Breez Apparel and she can be reached at and Chad Jacob of Gulf Breeze Apparel and he can be reached at

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