Chamber Committees

We have a number of committees and special programs which may interest you.  We endeavor to provide a variety of venues and opportunities to network, connect, contribute, and make the most of your membership experience with the chamber.

Our Committees

Business & Professional Development

The purpose of the Business & Professional Development Committee is to develop and promote programs that foster continuous learning, engagement and recognition of excellence in the business community. 

Business and Professional Development Committee
Staff Liaison,  Debra Mattar

Location:  Venice Area Chamber of Commerce


Chair  First International Title, Inc.

Nick Choat
Vice Chair – Sport Clips Haircuts of South Sarasota


Member Engagement

The purpose of the Member Engagement Committee is to provide the business community with fellowship opportunities and contacts; plan member activities including the Business Card Exchanges, Annual Installation Luncheon, Joint Chamber Events, and other networking activities.

Member Engagement Committee
Staff Liaison,  Charleen Myers

Location: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce


Luis Cruz-Klein

Chair – RELAX Massage at 2K’s Salon and Spa

Lisa Thaxton
Vice Chair – Grace Air Conditioning & Heating