Advocacy & Public Policy

The primary functions of a Chamber Government Relations Committee are:

  • To monitor, analyze and prioritize public policy issues which impact chamber members and the greater Venice Area business community.
  • To recommend to the board of directors, policy positions regarding local, state, and federal legislation and proposed regulations.
  • To prioritize issues that may require special attention by the chamber.
  • To prepare plans of action for the chamber staff and volunteers to participate in the government, community, business, media, and other arenas to achieve action on the policy positions adopted by the chamber.
  • To assist the chamber in developing and maintaining positive relationships with local, state, and federal officials.

To view the 2021 Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Priorities, please click here.opens PDF file

The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Supports:

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Main Street Fairness 

Joining other Chambers in Support of Main Street Fairness:

Amplify Clearwater

Boca Raton Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

Citrus County Chamber

Clay County Chamber

Coral Gables Chamber

Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber

Dade City Chamber

Daytona Regional Chamber

Delray Beach Chamber

Destin Chamber

East Orlando Chamber

Gainesville Chamber

Hernando Chamber

Hollywood Chamber

Fort Lauderdale Chamber

Fort Myers Chamber

Gulf Coast Minority Chamber

Hobe Sound Chamber

Indian River Chamber

Jackson County Chamber

JAX Chamber

Key Largo Chamber

Lakeland Chamber

Marathon Chamber

Manatee Chamber

Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber

Nassau County Chamber

Northeast Polk Chamber

Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership

Orlando Economic Partnership

Ormond Beach Chamber

Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber

Palm Bay Chamber

Palm Beach North Chamber

Palm City Chamber

Palm Coast – Flagler Regional Chamber

Pompano Beach Chamber

Port Orange Chamber

Riverview Chamber

Sanibel Captiva Chamber

Sarasota Chamber

Seminole Chamber

South Tampa Chamber

St. Johns County Chamber

St. Petersburg Chamber

Tampa Bay Chamber

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber

Tarpon Springs Chamber

Tallahassee Chamber

Venice Area Chamber

West Orange Chamber

Winter Haven Chamber

Ybor City Chamber

Zephyrhills Chamber