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A Home for History

A Home for History

A little more than a decade ago, Venice was at risk of losing a valuable piece of its history. A two-story Queen Anne Victorian-style house, constructed in 1896, was in disrepair and on the verge of being demolished. A small band of volunteers stepped forward and...

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29th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest Call To Artist

29th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest Call To Artist

November 5 & 6, 2016 Official Poster Design Contest Venice MainStreet, Inc. is holding a contest for the 29th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest official poster design. The artist selected by the Design Committee will be awarded $500 for their design, along with a...

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Venice MainStreet Receives Business of The Year: Nonprofit

Venice MainStreet Receives Business of The Year: Nonprofit

Venice MainStreet is pleased to have been chosen as a "Gem of Venice" in the 37th annual Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year awards. The recognition of Venice MainStreet's efforts in economic vitlaity and historic preservation is greatly apprieciated.

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VMS RECEIVES 2016 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

Venice MainStreet has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of...

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Young Professionals Week

Venice Area Young Professionals was initiated by a small group of members active in the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce who shared a vision that Venice would benefit from a Young Professionals group. In 2006, the VAYP was formed as a committee of the Chamber and since...

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A Sweet Taste of Italy

A Sweet Taste of Italy

By Maria Baskin If you have eaten at one of our fine downtown Venice restaurants, you have probably found your way to Ciao Gelato for one of their heavenly gelatos, Italy’s version of ice cream. I recently interviewed one of the owners of Ciao Gelato and a power house...

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Vote for Venice MainStreet!

By Emilio Carlesimo It may be confusing, as many people think of Venice MainStreet as a merchant organization. However, VMS is not solely an organization of downtown business owners and its mission is far broader than helping businesses thrive. It is an organization...

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