Thank you to Lincoln Place Apartment Homes for hosting this month’s mixer on your rooftop, and to Locali for providing the food.  View event photo highlights below!

About The Venice Chamber of Commerce:

TScreen Shot 2014-07-26 at 7.36.59 AMhe Venice Chamber of Commerce is a vital organization comprised of local business and community leaders. Our goals are to promote and support the local business community, to enhance the image of Venice, and to stimulate networking among members, resulting in growth opportunities for all. We believe that everyone in our community should have a voice in making Venice a better place to work and live.

Through monthly mixers, networking breakfasts, committee activities, and special events, we offer members the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas that contribute to strengthening the vitality of our local economy as well as their individual businesses. We maintain a close working relationship with our elected officials and their staffs to keep members up to date on relevant information, and collaborate with surrounding area Chambers to promote regional business growth.

Venice is proud of its heritage, its diverse population, its strong sense of community, and its variety of business and professional opportunities. Venice not only offers an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants, art galleries, personal services, and events, but is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S.

The Venice Chamber is committed to being a strong voice for the people and business community that we serve.  For more info or to be a member, visit!


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Lincoln Place Apartment Homes is located on a 35-acre site in the Venice community of Los Angeles, one mile east of Venice Beach.   Their apartments features quartz countertops, wood flooring, washer and dryer, kitchen pantry, patio/balcony and walk-in closets.  Their pet-friendly community offers a fitness center, sparkling pool, rooftop social deck, free Wi-Fi, and garage parking.    For more info on  Lincoln Place Homes, visit



Locali Conscious Convenience Healthy Deli & Market:  Their passion is delivering responsibly grown, innovative food worthy of our customers’ appetites and patronage. They strive to make you smile and thrive to make you think. At Locali, they eat and live to make a difference.  Visit for more info!


Front row:  Venice Beach Suites and Hotel Andy Layman, Venice Arts Council’s Emily Winters,  Miriam Moore and Venice Arts Council’s Suzanne Thompson




Patricia Tay-Weiss, Aileen Martinez, Kelly Layne’s Consulting’s Kelly Layne, and Zambezi’s Matt Kline



Lincoln Place Apartment Homes’ General Manager Stephanie Pelletier.


Venice Chamber President Catherine presents  Hype’s Colleen O’Mara with a certificate of appreciation for all her work with Venice Media District & the Venice Chamber


Catherine Chevalier, Not Maurice and Hype World’s Colleen O’mara


Left: Captain Brian Johnson and Venice Breeze Suites’ Carl Lambert


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Meet the 2014-2015 Venice Chamber Board of Directors

President: Catherine Chevalier, Not Maurice
Vice-President: Carl Lambert, Venice Breeze Suites
Executive Director: Donna Lasman
Treasurer: Carol Tantau, Just Tantau
Secretary: Jill Prestup, Venice Historical Society
Immediate Past President: Alex Rosales, Control Printing

Sunny Bak, Sunny Bak Studio
Sheelagh Cullen, HCH Inc.
Armando Diaz, Boys & Girls Club of Venice
Joelle Dumas, Ecole Claire Fontaine
George Francisco, Venice Symphony Orchestra
Laura Gonyaw, Tax/Insurance
Trina Kaye, The Trina Kaye Organization
Andy Layman, Venice Beach Suites & Hotel
Kelly Layne, Kelly Layne Consulting
Jessica Miller, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Mike Newhouse, Buchalter Nemer
Don Novack, Hal’s Bar and Grill
Audrey Salzburg, A Window Between Worlds
Daniel Samakow, James’ Beach
Jeffrey Solomon, Venice Beach Walking Tours
Edizen Stowell, Venice Paparazzi
Elysa Voshell, Venice Arts
Kate Willson, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement
Julie Wiskirchen, Google


Venice Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Donna Lasman


Kelly Layne Consulting’s Kelly Layne, Venice Arts’ Elysa Voshell, and Creative Chakra’s Sandie West


Whole Foods Market Venice marketing director Gabe Duplin


Venice Neighborhood Council’s Dante and Silvia, and Hals Bar and Grill’s Don Novack


Venice Neighborhood Council President Mike Newhouse, Venice Symphony Orchestra’ George Francisco, and Sunny Bak Studios/ Venice Art Crawl’s Sunny Bak


Tanya of the Argonaut Newspaper

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Venice Chamber Executive Donna Lasman, Simon’s Market’s Simon Mellor, and friend



Kate Willson, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement,  Venice Historical Society’s Jill Prestup, and Past Chamber President and Control Printing’s Alex Rosales



Captain Brian Johnson and Control Printing’s and Past Chamber President Alex Rosales


Left:  Lincoln Place Apartment Homes’ General Manager Stephanie Pelletier.  Thank you for hosting such a beautiful event! 


Always a good time with the Venice Chamber of Commerce!

Venice Chamber of Commerce mixers are the 4th Wednesday of every month, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at various locations within the Chamber service area. With great venues, food and drink and a dynamic group of members, we invite you to join us for an evening of fun while networking!

For more info or to join  the Venice Chamber of Commerce, visit


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