Venice Area Young Professionals

Venice Area Young Professionals (VAYP)

*VAYP meets the 1st Friday of each month at the chamber at 9 a.m.!   Join us!   Questions on VAYP – please contact Charleen Myers, staff liaison. 


VAYP provides opportunities to sustain and recruit young talent who live and work in our community.  If you are between the ages of 21-40 and are looking to network and participate in community involvement the Venice Area Young Professionals is for you!   Venice Area Young Professionals (VAYP) was established in 2006 as a part of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce where we continue to “Promote Business Growth and Success.”   








Contact Charleen Myers!


Kevin O’Connor, Chair – Backwoods Barbecue Catering

Nicole Britton, Events Chair – The Twig

Nicholas Carter, Forum Chair – CIA Carter Insurance Agency

Tahney Rockymore, Membership Chair – Simply Trees

Kelly Duyn, Communications Chair – Venice Theatre

VAYP Committees



Planning monthly VAYP networking events, monthly mixers, 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. 



The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members while engaging and retaining current members.  We will welcome all new members at each of the mixers.


To communicate, promote, and create awareness for VAYP and its members.  We are responsible for the maintenance of our social media, and all print media and materials.

Left to Right:

Kevin O’Connor, Chair, Kelly Duyn, Communications Chair, Tahney Rockymore, Membership Chair, Charleen Myers,  Member Events Director, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, VAYP Staff Liaison, Nicholas Carter, Forum Chair, Nicole Britton, Events Chair 

13 + 15 =

Contact Us about Sponsorship Opportunities

Inquiries submitted through this form are directed to Charleen Myers, Member Events Director

For Staff Team Talent Directory - click here


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