Venice MainStreet was awarded a Targeted Marketing Assistance Grant from VISIT FLORIDA. The grants are made available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations that are 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, will be used to create an online, interactive directory of our business partners, restaurants, parks, beaches, and parking in/near historic downtown Venice. The new directory would utilize 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 also meant to aid the large void in our community’s awareness of available parking. The funding and project components also include new photographs for the website for the City of Venice’s recently completed beautification project.

The new website features are expected to be in place by the end of the year, with availability to the public after January 1, 2020.