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Venice Area Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of five positivity walls throughout the Venice area. The Chamber in partnership with the City of Venice, Sarasota County, J 2 Solutions, Home Depot of Venice, Office Depot of Venice, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Venice Print Center, Venice Art Center and Venice MainStreet are constructing these walls to spread positivity throughout our community. Residents and visitors alike will have an opportunity to write and share their own message of positivity on the walls.

Kathy Lehner, President and CEO of the chamber states “It’s something I saw another chamber doing, and with everything going on in 2020, we thought it would be a great idea for people to share positive quotes, thoughts and messages.”

The chamber is asking the community at large to contribute to the community positivity walls. Residents and visitors alike are invited to leave a positive message, a wish, or words of encouragement to share with the community. To participate, complimentary supplies can be found attached to each wall. Each wall will have a box of tags, markers and zip ties. People will write their message on a tag, use a zip tie from the box to attach the message to the wall, and return the marker to the box.

There will be five walls located throughout the community:

Centennial Park
200 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Venice Beach Pavilion
101 The Esplanade, Venice FL 34285

Sky Family YMCA
701 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34285

Laurel Civic Center
509 Collins Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275

Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
4141 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice Fl 34293

The first phase of the project will be a little less than three months. All five of the walls are going up on Monday September 21 and will stay up till mid-December.

The second phase of the project will begin when all the tags are sent to the Venice Art Center. It will culminate with a public art project representing artistic interpretation of the messaging.

For more information contact the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce at (941) 488-2236 or mcharland@venicechamber.comcreate new email

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Watch the following video for more information on the Business Assistance program from the Sarasota County CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act)

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To provide you with more assistance in the application process, Sarasota County has launched the opens in a new windowComprehensive Guide for Business Assistanceopens PDF file . The guide includes a how-to-apply section, frequently asked questions, and a detailed list of required documentation

Click this attachment link to see the opens in a new windowRequired Documents for Business Assistanceopens PDF file checklist.

Click the following link to see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the opens in a new windowSarasota County CARES Small Business Relief Grantsopens PDF file

Watch the following video for more information on the Individual Assistance program from the Sarasota County CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act)

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Click this attachment link to see the opens in a new windowRequired Documents for Individual Assistanceopens PDF file checklist.

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Thank you for your continued support of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, and we look forward to seeing you soon!