Visit Sarasota County Partners with Venice Area Chamber to Offer Visitor Center in South County

June 26, 2019

Britney Guertin, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103
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SARASOTA, Fla. (June 26, 2019) – Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is excited to partner with the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) to offer visitor services in the south portion of Sarasota County. The new welcome center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and is inside VACC, located at 597 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285. Those wishing to call for visitor information may do so at 941-706-1253.

Since March 2019, VSC has partnered with VACC to create a welcome center at the chamber, including the hiring of a part-time staff member, Linda DiDonato, with extensive knowledge of the area to assist visitors and the organization, as well as seven volunteers to welcome and guide guests at the information center.

Both organizations have been working together to complete the installation of wall racks to hold collateral, including the Official Visitor Guide of Sarasota County and business partners information. Aesthetic enhancements also include a new wall map of Sarasota County, branded artwork, and a front door decal. In the coming weeks, VSC plans to add outdoor signage to ensure those driving by know they are welcome to come in to learn about all there is to see and do throughout the county.

For more information about the new Venice Visitor Center, please contact Sandrina McCloud, VSC’s visitor experience manager at 941-955-0991 x 113 or [email protected].

 About Sarasota County

Visit Sarasota County leads and supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing the highest quality, and most innovative, marketing programs and promotions to ensure the continued growth of tourism and travel from visitors around the world. It is the mission of VSC is to make Sarasota County the must experience destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast. To learn more, visit

 About Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

“Promoting business growth and success since 1925.” The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce believes in creating a dynamic environment for a thriving, vibrant, and prosperous business community for the greater Venice area. The VACC lobby is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more, visit

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