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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

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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Downtown is “Lovin’ Our Locals”

by Bill Willson I am Bill Willson, President of Roberts Insurance Group, located on the island of Venice. It is my pleasure to serve as this year’s Vice President of the Venice MainStreet organization. Hopefully you are aware of this volunteer-driven, non-profit...

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Meet Tommy’s Fine Men’s Consignment

Two years ago, what started out as a suggestion over dinner, Tommy’s Fine Men’s Consignment became a reality. Tommy Steckel opened his fine men’s consignment shop at 101 West Venice Avenue, where it remains today. An entirely men’s consignment shop may be a new...

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It’s Great Downtown!

Hello, my name is Tracy and I'm a Venice MainStreet 'Downtowner' (a roving ambassador).  Venice MainStreet is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting, Historic Downtown Venice. Let me show you around town!  Let's have a seat in Fountain Park and I'll tell...

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