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Venice Paparazzi was on the scene at the Venice Chamber’s 2016 Board Installations

LAPD Pacific Division Captain Nicole Alberca performed the honors of swearing in the 2016-17 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on July 27, 2016.   The event was hosted by the Rose Cafe-Restaurant in Venice.   Rosé and House Beer was served alongside delicious bites of avocado toast and zucchini pizza on the patio of the beautiful boho-chic restaurant.
Over 40 members of the chamber and members of the community mixed and mingled while enjoying the annual Board Installation. VCC President George Francisco presented immediate past President, Carl Lambert, and past Secretary, Jill Prestup, with certificates of commendation from L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
Before swearing in the new Board of Directors, Captain Alberca said, “We can all agree that we can’t get anywhere without each other. So I think it’s very appropriate to have law enforcement shoulder to shoulder with our community because I’m very adamant that in two years, we would’ve never made the success we made without my community as my partners. It’s not just about the partnerships, it’s about the depth of the relationships that we’re going to build.” Celebratory hugs and congratulations were shared after officers were sworn in.  It was a night enjoyed by everyone.
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The Venice Chamber welcoming committee

The Venice Chamber welcoming committee

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VCC’s Young Professional Chair Melissa Sachs
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Toni O’Bryan, Tamra, Venice Arts’ Elise, Kelly Layne, Melissa, Jeffrey Solomon, Faye, and Steve
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Tamra, Venice Chamber Executive Director Donna Lasman, Ecole Claire Fontaine’s Joelle Dumas and Karen.  Front row:  Sandy Moring and Venice Art Crawl’s Sunny Bak
Right:  VCC’s Laura Smearer Gonyaw
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Jason and family!

Jason and family!

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Rose Cafe’s GM.  Thank you Rose Cafe for hosting this event!
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Past VCC President Carl Lambert and VCC President George Francisco
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VCC President George Francisco, Venice Historical Society’s Jill Pretsup, and LAPD Pacific Division Captain Nicole Alberca
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Raffle prize winner Don Novak of Hal’s Bar and Grill, and Casa Linda.

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Venice Paparazzi is proud to be Venice Chamber of Commerce members, and be on the Board of Directors for the past 8 years!”   Following quote from VCC.  “Networking  can help you enhance your reputation, develop leads, and build ongoing, mutually beneficial business relationships. You might even make some new friends!


About the Venice Chamber of Commerce:   The Venice Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders who actively serve as advocates for the ever-growing Venice business community. Through dynamic networking events and diverse committees, we support the interests of area businesses and contribute to improving the vitality of the local economy; positioning Venice as the “creative soul” of Los Angeles. To learn more about the Venice Chamber, visit



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