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Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin performed  the honors of swearing in the 2013-14 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on July 24th, 2013 at Zambezi.   This  event provided the ideal opportunity to meet and mingle with the Chamber leadership, explore ways to get involved with the Chamber and network with the local business community in a casual, congenial atmosphere while enjoying the scenic view from Zambezi’s rooftop deck.   Click here to view press release.

About the Venice Chamber of Commerce:  The Venice Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business leaders who actively serve as advocates for the evergrowing 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

Thank you Zambezi for hosting this month’s Venice Chamber of Commerce Mixer.   In this photo..Matt Kline, Gene and Founder/Managing Director Chris Raih of ad agency Zambezi

About Zambezi: Zambezi is a full-service creative agency, specializing in passion brands. Taking its name from the Zambezi shark—known for its strong instincts and resourcefulness—Zambezi swims at the breakwaters of sports and entertainment. Founded in 2006, the agency comprises a team of experts with both traditional marketing and intentionally cross-bred backgrounds.

Zambezi works with world-class companies such as Footlocker Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, 2K Sports, and TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company. Its growth over the past few years has placed it at no. 5 on L.A. Business Journal’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012), and named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year – West Region (2011).

Photo:  11th District Councilmember Mike Bonin

Photo:  Hal’s Bar and Grille and Casa Linda’s Don Novack, Kelly Layne, A Window Between World’s Audrey, and Venice Beach Walking Tours’ Jeffrey Solomon

Center: Venice Art Crawl President Michael Mullen.  Save the dates!  Aug. 19 VAC 3rd year anniversary and Sept. 19 Venice Art Crawl. To get involved, visit

11th District Councilmember Mike Bonin presents Past Venice Chamber President Alex Rosale a City of L.A. Certificate of Recognition.

Past Venice Chamber of Commerce President welcomes incoming 2013 President Catherine Chevalier

2013-2014 Venice Chamber of Commerce President Catherine Chevalier

11th District Councilmember Mike Bonin swears in the incoming 2013 Venice Chamber of Commerce board

Center:  Venice Neighborhood Council President Linda Lucks

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Photo:  Congrats on newly engaged couple Jon and Jill Bender. (left)

Leila Levi and Lamai Thai Massage‘s Dianna Howe

Venice Breeze Suites crew Cindy, Michael and Carl

Thank  you to Diana’s Little Kitchen Catering for all the delicious hors d’oeuvres.  Facebook: Diana’s little Kitchen.

Past Venice Chamber President Alex Rosales, Nadine Rosale, Past Venice Chamber President and Venice Beach Suites and Hotels‘ Andy Layman, and Venice Historical Society’s Jill Prestup.

We hope to see you at the next mixer!

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Thank you to Past President Alex Rosales and the 2012-2013 Venice Chamber of Commerce board for your  hard work and commitment.

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The Venice Chamber is committed to being a strong voice for the people and business community that we serve. We invite you to become a member today!

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