Thanks to recent grant funding from VISIT FLORIDA and their Targeted Marketing Assistance Grant program, Venice MainStreet is excited to announce the launch of new features on our website. The grants are made available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations that use marketing to promote tourism advantages of the State of Florida through advertising.  Venice MainStreet submitted the grant request for funds to update our popular website The grant awarded was $2,450.

These funds, plus matching funds from Venice MainStreet have created an online, interactive directory of our business partners, restaurants, parks, beaches, and parking in/near historic downtown Venice. The new directory utilizes Google Maps as an interactive platform for visitors and their mobile devices to explore easily and quickly where ever they chose to go. The ‘app-like’ feature is an aid to the large void in our community’s awareness of available parking. The funding also included the opportunity to update photography to match the beauty of our downtown.

We are so thankful to organizations like VISIT FLORIDA for funding projects like these. We strongly encourage you to visit our website either from home or on your mobile device while visiting historic downtown Venice and beyond.