Venice Area Community Guide & Preferred Business Directory

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IN VENICE

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DINING IN VENICE

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CONTENTS VENICE AREA 2022 COMMUNITY GUIDE & PREFERRED BUSINESS DIRECTORY

D E PA R T M E N T S

FEATURES

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WELCOME FROM CHAIRMAN AND CEO

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SHARK TOOTH CAPITAL

16 48 HOURS IN VENICE You’ve got a couple of days to spend in Venice. Get ready to have some fun. Here are things you can do in 48 hours.

12 HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

STORY BY PAM JOHNSON

14 VENICE STATISTICS

26 THE VENICE LIFESTYLE The sparkling blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico entice visitors to the many beaches for a variety of activities. You can spend the day kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, hunting for prehistoric sharks’ teeth or jogging with your furry buddy.

52 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2022 84 BUSINESS RESOURCES 90 VENICE AREA CHAMBER GRAPH 91 VENICE AREA CHAMBER VIP’S 92 VENICE AREA CHAMBER LONG TERM MEMBERS

40 REAL ESTATE Looking for a home with a view of Paradise? You won’t have to look far in Venice.

93 BUSINESS DIRECTORY 115 BUSINESS DIRECTORY INDEX

54 DESTINATION WEDDINGS

56 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT With a world-class community theater and an innovative symphony orchestra, it’s not surprising Venice is a favorite haunt of those who appreciate arts and culture. 62 DINING Something the Venice Area prides itself in is the abundance of dining venues we feature. 70 HEALTHCARE We know taking care of your health is of paramount importance, and Venice has the facilities to keep you in tip-top shape 82 EDUCATION Sarasota County schools are known to be some of the best public schools in Florida.

120 ADVERTISER INDEX PHOTO: Palm trees overhanging Myakka River in Venice

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WELCOME

Welcome to our beautiful community – Venice, Florida – “The Shark Tooth Capital of the World!” With miles of beautiful beaches, intracoastal waterways, bike trails, and breathtaking sunsets, it is no wonder Venice is constantly ranked as one of the nation’s top destinations to visit, vacation, and call home. The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce has been promoting business growth and success while cultivating a vibrant and engaged community since 1925. Our Chamber serves as our area’s visitor center, partnering with Visit Sarasota County, offering area maps and information about local attractions and events. Our Chamber family includes approximately 1,000 member businesses and their employees of over 35,000. Our goal is to make your experience one that will fulfill all your needs and expectations. In 2022, the board of directors at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce is focusing on advocating synergy. Merriam-Webster sums up synergy with Aristotle’s saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Venice is a desirable destination for our beaches, downtown, year-round activities, and much more. As a community, synergy is important as all these aspects come together to make the Venice Area a dream location to gather your family or build your business. Visitors, vacationers, locals, and business owners all play a part in creating a city that is greater than the sum of its parts. We encourage everyone to utilize the Chamber to the full potential whether it’s letting us help you have the best visit possible or leveraging our network to build your business, you will find a collaborative spirit here that you will want to connect with us!

(941) 488-2236 www.venicechamber.com 597 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Seth von Marschall, Chair......................................... Appliance Specialists, LLC Debbie LaPinska, Immediate Past Chair...................................PGT Innovations Sandra Pridemore, Treasurer..............................Sandra K. Pridemore, CPA, PA Kathy Lehner, President & CEO............ Venice Area Chamber Of Commerce David Joyner, Chair Elect...............................................Joyner Family Insurance

DIRECTORS Michael Bacon........................................................................................ Brewburgers Michael Beatty.................... Adams Publishing Group (Venice Gondolier Sun) Dane DeSantis.................................................... Hallmark Business Brokers, Inc. Jess Fronckowiak...........................................................................J2 Solutions, Inc. Randy Kendrick.......................................................................... Venice Print Center Mary Elizabeth Petty............................................ AAA Insurance, Venice Branch Tish Scott-Murphy.......................................................................... Sabal Palm Bank Justin Taylor........................................................... MRT Lawn And Garden Center Chuck Walker.................................................................. Alliance IT/Ring Authority Beau Walker.........................Home & Condo Rentals And Property Mgmt, Inc. Karen Fordham.................................................................Puget Technologies, Inc.

EX-OFFICIO Jeff Boone......................................................................................... Boone Law Firm

STAFF Kathy Lehner................................................................................... President & CEO Andrea Arnold..........................................................Membership & Sales Director Tara Baskinger............................................................................Marketing Director Barbara Hines............................................................ Leadership Venice Director Debra Mattar.......................................................Business Development Director Charleen Myers.................................................... Member Engagement Director Jennifer Cooke..........................................................................Operations Director The chamber team is supported by our fantastic and dedicated front desk volunteers! Photography....................................................................................................................

ABOUT THE COVER: The Venice Art Center Presents FantaSea Venice. A stunning display of Mermaids and Seahorses for our Venice residents and visitors to enjoy! These one-of-a-kind sculptures are adorned by the most talented artists in our region. Come to Venice, Florida and find them all!

Mermaid on Cover Name: U. Gogh Girl Sponser: PatrickAir Artist: Mary Moscatelli

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CHAMBER MARKETING PARTNERS Ed Burzminski, President & CEO (800) 428-1798 x101 www.chambermarketingpartners.com

EDITORIAL & DESIGN

Kathy Lehner

Seth von Marschall

PRESIDENT & CEO

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Venice Area Chamber Of Commerce

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Shark Tooth Capital

WE HAVE IT ALL From our 14 miles of pristine beaches to our 30 miles of single-track biking and hiking trails. Originally called Horse and Chaise because of the carriage-like tree formation that marked the spot for fishermen, the name Venice was first applied in 1888 because of its likeness to the canal city in Italy. Read, discover, and explore. • Our downtown area has an established “Main Street” status through Venice Mainstreet and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. • As you cruise down the Avenue, shop in one-of-a-kind stores and dine in a variety of local restaurants. • Take a sunset stroll on North or South Jetty; grab a hotdog and refreshing beverage on either side while taking in some of the best sunsets you will ever see. • Bike on Venetian Waterway Park or Legacy Trail. • Kayak or paddle board the waters of our hidden bays and mangroves. • While boating in the intracoastal or in the Gulf you’ll share the waters with dolphins and manatees at play. • Tee up on one of over 25 public and private golf courses. • Venice is also home to some of the best charter fishing anywhere.

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Venice is known the world over for its over abundance of pre-historic shark teeth. Thus the well deserved title of “Shark Tooth Capital Of The World”.

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The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water on our planet and home to almost 50 different species of sharks. None however are as large as the extinct Megalodon. The Megalodon sharks grew up to 60 feet long and weighed up to 65 tons. They also had the largest teeth of all sharks, at over seven inches long. Megalodon, meaning “big tooth”, lived here between 2.6 million and 28 million years ago. Of all the fossilized teeth found on our beaches the Meg’s are the largest and most treasured. Sharks teeth unlike our teeth have no roots. Their teeth break off easily and some only last a week. However, they have new rows of teeth ready to pop up and replace lost ones. The new tooth can be in place in less than a day. A single shark might lose 30,000 teeth in its lifetime. Florida has been submerged and raised again and again from the sea, allowing fossilization to occur all over the state. The shallower waters on West Coast have been more conducive for both the pre-historic sharks to feed and for the creation of thick fossil beds to capture and preserve their teeth. You can find sharks teeth on any of our Venice beaches. Prime hunting territory stretches from the beach around the Venice Fishing Pier south down to Caspersen Beach. You may want to rent or purchase a “Florida snow shovel” for best results. Use the shovel to gather sand and sediment. Then shake the sifter at the end of the pole to empty out everything but the teeth. If you strike out on the beaches, after completing one of the Quest scavenger hunts (info on page 10), you can stop in to the Chamber for your own bag. While you’re at the Chamber have your photo taken in front of our huge oversized Megalodon Tooth Monument. The # 1 photo spot in Venice.

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Exploring the Beauty of Venice ...made SIMPLE, EASY & FUN...

EXPLORE • LEARN • PLAY 1 SCAN QR CODE TO GET STARTED OR DOWNLOAD THE SCAVIFY APP

2 REGISTER Brought to you by the inaugural class of:

3 SEARCH “VENICE QUEST”

4 PLAY! THERE ARE EIGHT QUESTS TO CHOOSE FROM: FantaSea Mermaids & Seahorses Quest History Arts & Culture Downtown/Venice Beach Walk Young at Heart Shark Spotting Search for Fairy Doors Venice Public Library Centennial Quest

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Boone Law Firm C.J. Fishman Robinson, Gruters & Roberts, P.A. Venice Regional Bayfront Health

MEGALODON SPONSORS Sharks Tooth Monument Provided By:

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CITY OF VENICE

The City of Venice has always been beautiful and historical, but the Venice of today is also vibrant. Venice features gorgeous, world-class beaches; a thriving downtown with a plethora of unique shops and awesome restaurants for all tastes and budgets; fun nightlife; a wide variety of outdoor activities like golf, fishing and boating, kayaking and paddleboarding, tennis and pickleball; picture-perfect weather; and stunning natural beauty. As designed by world-renowned planner John Nolen in 1926, Venice has more than 30 parks ranging in size from tiny pocket parks, to modern playgrounds, to the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the more unique spaces include the Brohard Paw Park, where dogs may romp on the sand with their owners; Venetian Waterway Park, where people can bike and hike on a 5-mile stretch along both sides the Intracoastal Waterway; and Centennial Park downtown, where concerts are held in the Gazebo and kids can splash and play in an Interactive

Children’s Fountain. Tranquil West Blalock Park includes the Monty Andrews Arboretum, where over 80 species of trees and palms are identified with information signs. Venice looks the way it does in large part due to the tireless volunteers with Venice Area Beautification Inc. – VABI for short – who spend countless hours trimming, weeding, planting and watering, helping to ensure the City’s blooming downtown and parks are exceptional. Venice’s history is captured in the Venice Museum on Nassau Street, a fun, educational and free way to spend the afternoon. Exhibits range from fossils found in the area to how the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Kentucky Military Institute, Venice Army Air Base, and Ringling Bros. Circus shaped the City’s story. Don’t forget to visit the museum’s distinctive gift shop, with its unique, one-ofa-kind items. Public art abounds, with colorful murals and sculptures of native wildlife. Currently, the Venice Art Center’s FantaSea project has 52 striking mermaid and seahorse

sculptures painted by local artists out on the streets to admire. Come find them all! Our “City on the Gulf” boasts 3.5 miles of beach available to the public with free parking. The Venice Fishing Pier and South Jetty are two other popular, scenic locations to take in the area’s turquoise waters and spectacular sunsets. The real estate market is thriving, there are plenty of diverse job opportunities, health care facilities are preeminent, and the schools are some of the best in the state. There are so many events and other activities that happen all year long in the City of Venice that are free to attend, for all ages. The area is perfect for young families, and it’s also ideal for those looking to retire – there are so many amenities for all walks of life.

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VENICE AREA VITAL SIGNS COMMUNITY

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VENICE SARASOTA COUNTY

FLORIDA POPULATION: 21,538,187 SARASOTA COUNTY POPULATION: 434,006 WEATHER

MEDIAN MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD HOUSEHOLD INCOME INCOME $57,601 $61,683

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EDUCATION

DAYTONA BEACH.......................... 195 MILES NORTHEAST

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JACKSONVILLE.............................250 MILES NORTHEAST

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MIAMI. . .......................................... 200 MILES SOUTHEAST

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ORLANDO .. ....................................150 MILES NORTHEAST

NAPLES.................................................89 MILES SOUTH

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TALLAHASSEE............................. 295 MILES NORTHWEST

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Less Than 9th Grade....0.94% 9th to 12th Grade........2.44% High School Graduate...27.50% Some College..............18.99% Associates Degree.........9.12% Bachelors Degree.......23.84% Graduate Degree.........17.17%

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Hou You’ve got a couple of days to spend in Venice. Get ready to have some fun. Here are things you can do in 48 hours. STORY BY PAM JOHNSON PHOTO: The Snake Island site was discovered in 1994, eroding from the shore of the spoil island at the mouth of the Venice Inlet. Background research indicated that the island was once connected to the mainland. A low tidal marsh was cut from the mainland in 1907, during the initial dredging of the Intercoastal Waterway and used as a spoil site for dredged materials. Beneath the marsh, mud-covered with spoil lay a coastal shell midden dating from A.D. 600-1500. The site was apparently inundated by the rising sea level.

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FEATURE

48 HOURS IN VENICE

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Visit the Venice Art Center, 390 S. Nokomis Ave., where you can take a class or admire the work of others. This is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs or gifts. Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about the latest exhibits at veniceartcenter. org. Then have lunch at the Art Caffe, where you can enjoy a freshly made crema Catalana. While at the Venice Cultural Campus, walk over to the Venice Museum and Archives, 351 S. Nassau St., where you can learn about Dr. Fred Albee, the famous orthopedic surgeon who developed bone grafting. Albee was responsible for hiring John Nolen to design this early planned city. Kids will enjoy the display of prehistoric fossils from the area. Hours are Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn more at venicemuseum.org. Then cross Nassau Street and stroll through the Monty Andrews Arboretum at West Blalock Park where more than 80 species of palms and other trees are identified. Three kid-proof statues by Atlanta sculptor Thomas Prochnow can be found throughout the park. No Venice art tour is complete without a visit to the Venice Gallery & Studio of world-renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, 237 Warfield Ave. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For information, see ClydeButcher.com. You’ll be fascinated with the detail in these large black and white photos captured in the Florida wilderness.

Stroll the streets of downtown Venice to admire a multitude of artists’ murals capturing the history and semitropical environment of the area. HEALTHY FOOD AND SOUVENIRS

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FOR THE THRILL OF THE CHASE During your strolls throughout Venice, watch for the mermaids and seahorses painted by area artists. You can download the Scavify app and search for Venice Quest, the FantaSea Mermaids & Seahorses Quest, will take you to all 52 locations. For a map of the temporary display, go to fantaseavenice.com/index.php/map. Take lots of photos. You may be able to purchase your favorite in a few months. In the meantime, you may buy a small mermaid or seahorse to paint in your own design. They are available at the Venice Art Center.

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Spend some time with nature at Caspersen Beach, 4100 Harbor Dr., at the south end of the road. But before you go, stop off at Shark Frenzy, 262 S Tamiami Trail, to purchase your Florida snow shovel to aid you in sharks’ teeth hunting. After spending the morning searching for sharks’ teeth, take the kids across the dirt road to the playground or walk to Venetian Water-

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Of course, you want to go to the beach. Why not start at Sharky’s on the Pier, 1600 S. Harbor Dr., where you can get your favorite Margarita and snack on beach fries and conch fritters. Take a few steps out to the pier and watch anglers reel in their catches. If the sun is about to set, so much the better. Venice is known for having some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere. After-dinner, stroll along the shoreline, watching for precious little dark prehistoric sharks’ teeth to wash up. You’ll want to watch for these gems up and down the coast in Venice, Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World.

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Traveling with a furry friend? Your favorite canine will love Paw Park at Brohard Beach, 1850 S. Harbor Dr. Let your pup run along the sandy shoreline and take a dip in the salt water. There’s always a big dog party there. When ready to leave, rinse Fido down at the doggy showers. You can also take your buddy for a walk on Venetian Waterway Trail. Then head back downtown for al fresco dining at any number of restaurants that allow dogs to sit under your table in their outdoor dining areas. A FLIGHT TO TAKE

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Herons, egrets and bats, oh my. That’s what you’ll find at the Venice Rookery, 4002 S. Tamiami Trail, turn south on Annex Rd., and pass the county administrative building. Bring a camera (but not your dog) to capture photos of some of the most stunning birds in the world. Be prepared for the cuteness of fledglings in spring. Although the rookery is available to everyone year round, the Audubon Center is open September through May. Learn more at veniceaudubon.org. MAIN PHOTO: Great Blue Heron at Venice Rookery. BELOW: Egret sitting on a tree with sticks in its beak.

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Didn’t bring a bicycle? Research the several places to rent one listed in this book. Then pedal out to one of the bike and pedestrian trails. Ride along Venetian Waterway Park, through the Urban Forest, next to the Intracoastal Waterway or travel north on Legacy Trail as far up the nearly 20-mile stretch as you want. Pack a picnic in case you ride all the way to Oscar Scherer State Park, almost 10 miles from Venice. Oh, the things you will see. Tropical birds, gopher tortoises, soaring eagles, palmetto shrub and ancient oak trees are only some. Find maps and more at friendsofthelegacytrail.org and traillink.com.

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Did you know Venice is home to one of the top croquet clubs in North America? You too can learn the sport on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Or you can watch the best in competition at the course, 1400 Lucaya Ave., off Pinebrook Rd. Check out the schedule at Sarasotacountycroquet.com. JUST WANT TO CHILL?

Stroll through the streets of downtown Venice to shop among the beautiful, unique stores. When you’re ready to drop, the Daiquiri Deck, 300 W. Venice Ave., has your order, with more than 30 daiquiris to choose from and a menu of irresistible snacks. Lean back and let the live island music take you there. Learn more at daiquirideck. com and find out more about the downtown area at visitvenicefl.org. It may be time now to find out what’s playing at the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave. Go to venicetheatre.org for the schedule. Your 48 hours may be almost up, but you’ll

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have memories to last a lifetime. Didn’t find that precious shark’s tooth? No worries. The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 S. Tamiami Trail, has a handful for you to take home. It is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can do all this and more in just two days. But, be forewarned. If you spend 48 hours in Venice, you’ll never want to leave. * Due to Covid, call ahead or check websites for current days and times to avoid disappointment.

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VENICE LIFEST YLE The sparkling blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico entice visitors to the many beaches for a variety of activities. You can spend the day kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, hunting for prehistoric sharks’ teeth or jogging with your furry buddy. Speaking of your buddy, many visitor accommodations accept pets and some restaurants with outdoor dining allow Fido to tag along. With more than 20 miles of paved trails along the Intracoastal Waterway and several places to rent bicycles, pedaling is a great way to see the area. Playgrounds abound for children and people of all ages will enjoy worldclass birding at the Venice Rookery. More than 13 golf courses, some of which are public, are appreciated by golfers of every level of play. But at the end of the day, like native Venetians, you’ll want to be at the beach for the captivating sunset.

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PHOTO: Blurred water softens as the sun sets over Venice Pier

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Venice Beach is a short walk from downtown at the west end of Venice Avenue. The Pilot House on Venice Beach has bites and baskets you can eat in the shade of the pavilion. Those looking for activity will find volleyball nets and, of course, the Venice sport of shark-tooth hunting. Divers can swim a quarter of a mile offshore to explore a man-made reef. 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285.

Nokomis Beach is the oldest public beach in Sarasota County. This family-oriented park at the end of Albee Road is known for fishing. It has a boat ramp and kayak launch from which to explore the Intracoastal Waterway, Lyon’s Bay and Turner’s Island. For a bit of local color, be sure to catch the Drum Circle on Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning two hours before sunset. 901 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis, FL 34275.

SERVICE CLUB PARK

Adjacent to Brohard Beach, Service Club Park offers playground equipment, boardwalks and covered picnic areas. But be on the lookout. The rare but friendly Florida scrub jay might decide to join you for lunch while a gopher tortoise makes his rounds nearby. 1190 Harbor Dr. South, Venice FL 34285.

VENICE PIER

A favorite place for fishing and viewing sunsets is the Venice Pier, seaward of Sharky’s on the Pier and Fin’s at Sharky’s restaurants. Visitors may walk along the 740-foot structure over the gulf waters. 1600 Harbor Dr., Venice, FL 34285

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NORTH JETTY

OSCAR SCHERER STATE PARK

At the south end of Casey Key is the jetty, a man-made structure creating a water passage between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. The North Jetty Beach is popular for fishing, sunbathing, hearing occasional impromptu live music, enjoying a snack at the Shark’s Tooth Concession, and of course, watching the many types of watercraft cruise by. 1100 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis, FL 34275.

This wilderness and camping spot, off U.S. 41 in Osprey, welcomes pets that are leashed, supervised and well behaved.

SOUTH JETTY

On the other side of the canal, but accessed from the island of Venice, is the South Jetty, a paved walkway out into the Gulf waters where fishermen excite onlookers with their catch of the day. Go just before sunset for the best opportunity to spot dolphins and manatees. Earlier in the day, enjoy snacks at the concession, and a chance to hear live music.

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PAW PARK AT BROHARD BEACH

Paw Park is one of the few places where dogs can run free along the water’s edge or even go in for a dip. In addition, enclosed areas offer separate playgrounds for large and small dogs, with water and bathing facilities for your furry friends. People come from around the nation so their water-loving pups can play at this park. Venice welcomes its canine visitors. Here are other places your pets might enjoy with you. VENETIAN WATERWAY PARK

This walking and biking trail is 10 miles on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway. It connects to the 20-mile Legacy Trail going north from Venice. Dogs on leashes are welcome, but keep in mind the pavement can get too hot for their paws at times. Parts of the trails are in natural settings where you may spot Florida scrub jays, gopher tortoises, alligators, coyotes and bob cats.

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CASPERSEN BEACH

Want to know what Florida beaches looked like before people arrived? Head south to Caspersen Beach where you’ll find granular brown sand protected by forests of mangroves, dotted with freshwater and saltwater marshes and tidal flats. It is as nature intended. Across the road is a kayak launch to Red Lake and the Intracoastal Waterway, playground, pavilions, and a walkway leading to the south end of the Venetian Waterway Trail. 4100 Harbor Dr., Venice, FL 34285.

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The intracoastal waterway canal was excavated in the 1960s and created the island of Venice. Hatchett Creek and Alligator Creek are at the north and south ends, respectively. The shoreline is entirely composed of rock revetment, and now hosts the Venetian Waterway Park along its banks. Marina Park, located on the northeast side, offers a boat launching ramp into the ICW. A perfect canal for kayaking! Enjoy a family fun day paddleboarding and kayaking down the waterway.

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WORLD FAMOUS ROOKERY

An overlooked gem in the Venice Area, that even some residents don’t know about, is the Venice Area Audubon Rookery. Tucked away behind the county administration building, less than a quarter mile off Tamiami Trail, a small, unassuming, man-made pond hosts a world-renowned rookery. During January, February and March, many bird species utilize the small island within the pond as a nesting and breeding ground. Predominant are Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Anhingas, Snowy Egrets, Cormorants, White Ibises, and BlackCrowned Night Herons. Other species that have frequented the Rookery are Common Moorhens, Pied-billed Grebes, Wood Storks, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and even Whistling Ducks. The 25’x50’ island covered in pepper trees, is surrounded by a small lake with a resident alligator who keeps predators such as raccoons at bay. With this sentry, the Rookery becomes an ideal, protected setting for the birds to raise and nurture their families. Professional photographers, as well as amateurs, gather in the early morning hours and at dusk to capture images of the roosting birds. Cleared areas and well-worn paths allow easy access for those who have discovered this natural treasure. The Venice Area Audubon Rookery is located off of Tamiami Trail S., just north of Jacaranda Blvd. Turn onto Annex Road, between the Florida State Highway Patrol

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FISHING FISHING THE GULF COAST

Freshwater streams and rivers flow from Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte County into a bay protected by the barrier islands. It’s a perfect-sized estuary teeming with a diverse wildlife ecosystem of birds, fish and mammals. With so many options for fishing, where to start can be a difficult choice. Use our fishing guide as a resource to help you catch the next “big one”. Most visiting anglers opt to cast in the bay or offshore as saltwater fishing offers multiple environments with different species of fish favoring different spots. Seagrass beds are home to seatrout, redfish, and bluefish. Elsewhere snapper, jack crevalle, sheepshead and black drum can be found near piers, bridges and other structures. Offshore, reefs and wrecks are popular hangouts for grouper, amberjack, and snapper. Freshwater fishing in Myakka River State Park or Oscar Scherer State Park is a fun option, and can also appeal to visitors looking to also explore other eco-recreational activities. Anglers targeting panfish can find bluegill, speckled perch, and redear sunfish, and largemouth bass. Fishing from the shore is an easy way to get a line in the water and there are several places to go. Depending on the time of year, tide and a few other

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Biking through Venice opens up a world of opportunities. Gliding by, riders get the opportunity to see wildlife that may scurry from cars or chit chatters. Birds, lizards, snakes, even larger creatures like panthers may linger. Venice, rated a Silver-rate Bicycles Friendly Community by Bikeleague. org, abounds with urban and natural routes that venture through State Parks, around lakes, amongst historic shops, and beneath canopies. Paved and predetermined, the routes give the riders the opportunity to venture undistracted and appreciate the world around them, free of distraction but full of the treasures Venice has to offer.

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factors, hitting the right place at the right time can mean a major payload. With a motorized boat you can cover much more ground, but follow boating etiquette and obey vessel speed regulations. Tides, water temperature, depth of water, wind and even moon phases play a role in a day’s success. Area fishing reports help identify how and where to fish, and several can be found doing an online search. A kayak can be the best of both worlds — giving anglers the ability to paddle further from shore while sneaking where boats won’t fit. Consider renting from our kayak rental members. Offshore will have you fighting to reel in behemoths such as cobia, king mackerel, black fin tuna, grouper and even sharks, which can be a battle of a lifetime. You could need the full day to do it. Inshore fishing means less traveling but no less fun. Popular fish such as snook, Spanish mackerel, and spotted sea trout are a fun fight. To book a charter on your visit, check our tours and attractions page and membership directory.

POPULAR FISHING SPOTS

Venice Jetties The Venice Inlet has two jetties with lots of rocks meaning two things: lots of fish and lost tackle. These rocks will attract snook and sheepshead. Venice Pier and Caspersen Beach A long pier on Caspersen Beach next to the popular restaurant, Sharky’s on the Pier, the Venice Pier extends quite a ways out into the water. Caspersen Beach continues further south and the rocky seawalls or groynes provide for some good fishing opportunities. Englewood and Manasota Key Lemon Bay Park in Englewood is good for wading, but be sure to have the proper equipment, or consider renting a kayak. Stump Pass State Park on the south end of Manasota Key is a good fishing spot as the tidal currents from the pass bring in schools of fish. Rules & Regulations: A fishing license is required for both Florida residents and visitors, though licenses are provided if you take a charter. Licenses can be purchased at

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Many restaurants in our greater area welcome leashed dogs to dine with their owners al fresco. On Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast, there’s plenty of patio space. Before you and your four-legged family member head out to dine, call ahead to make sure they’re dog friendly. Remember, Venice gets lots of sunshine, especially during the summer. Keep your pet cool by carrying bottled H2O and a travel water dish for your pup at all times. Notice pavement heat — if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for Fido’s, too. Never leave a pet in a vehicle in Florida.

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BIKING LEGACY TRAIL

Undoubtedly the most popular route in Venice, Legacy Trail follows 10.7 miles of paved trail from Venice to Sarasota, cutting through Oscar Scherer State Park. The path previously served as the railroad tracks used by Ringling Brothers and others creating a perfect merge of history and athletics. For the course of the trail, bikers (as well as walkers, runners, skaters, and scooter-ers) enjoy a much-shaded, paved trail with almost no vehicle interruption. With vegetation on either side, critters abound. Legacy Trail also offers benches, drinking fountains, and restrooms. It’s also a great

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place for young riders as most of Legacy Trail does not provide car access and they cannot get lost on its straight route. Riders can opt to begin at the trail start, or choose a variety of parking locations spanning its length for a customized ride. VENETIAN WATERWAY PARK TRAIL

The Venetian Waterway Park trail follows the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), so bikers have a breeze and a view of the water along the 8.6-mile paved route. Linking to Legacy Trail, riders can opt to intertwine the two or explore them individually. Amongst the seaside scenery, wading birds make their appearances, reptiles and amphibians scurry by, even bobcats have been known to say hello. Dolphins may jump out to challenge you to a race. Keep going and end up at popular Caspersen Beach, where sharks’ teeth abound and views of the Gulf wow its visitors. Bikers should be sure to bring plenty of water as

MATTHEWS-CURRIE FORD

For 50 years, Matthews-Currie Ford has been proud to be your local Ford dealer. As a longtime member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce we continue to meet your service, new car sales, and used car sales needs. If your new to the Florida Gulf Coast, welcome! We are proud to be one of a few select dealers in Florida to be presented the Ford Motor Company Presidents award! Recently we have earned this special accommodation for the last 3 YEARS! While you’re learning about our local area consider Matthews Currie Ford for all of the latest Ford trucks, Ford cars, Ford

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SUVs, Crossovers and Hybrids, from the best-selling F-150 and Super Duty trucks to our full car line, including Hybrid and Electric vehicles. We also have many used and certified pre-owned vehicles to meet every budget. We have outstanding lease, loan, and financing experts on our team to help guide you through the car buying process. We greatly encourage you to reach out to us. Our experts are more than happy to do research for you, explore options, and let you know what the best choices are for you when it comes to your payment decisions. Our customers appreciate working

with the factory-trained, certified expert technicians in our friendly, fast, and reliable full-service garage. Whatever your auto needs, we can help. Everyone at Matthews-Currie Ford is working for you!

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the Venetian Waterway Park trail does not offer this amenity. VENICE ISLAND BIKE LOOP

Biking these 11 miles will give riders an excellent tour of the city of Venice. It’s an opportune way to get a bearing of the area, see the architecture, foliage, and people that make Venice unique. Stop for a visit to the beach, watch boats on the Intracoastal, check out the Jetty, stop and admire the shops in the historic downtown district, say hi to some locals, and keep on pedaling. CARLTON RESERVE

For a ride that is literally off the beaten path, go mountain-biking on the 100 miles of trails at Carlton Reserve. The 9.3 “Boldly Go” route will give you a challenge. Riding amongst the natural environment, the slash pines and palmetto palms, authentic, wild Florida surrounds you. Wild hogs, armadillos, birds of prey, snakes, and more make this Reserve their home.

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PHOTO: The Children’s Interactive Fountain is located in Centennial Park near the Gazebo. The free water attraction is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed. 200 W. Venice Ave

PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, ACTIVITIES AND JUST PLAIN FUN!

When vacations become so jam-packed with activities that they start to feel like you normal routine, it’s time to take a break. We encourage visitors to lean into a “staycation” day while they are visiting. No Commitments, no reservations, this is about you, your family and a relaxing day at the park, the golf course or out on the water realing in the “big one”.

Myakka River 7501 Laurel Rd E, Nokomis, FL 34275

ART EXHIBITS

BICYCLING

BASEBALL

Venetian Waterway Park 200 N Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285

Venice Art Center 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-7136 Chuck Reiter Park 201 Field Ave E, Venice, FL 34285

Legacy Trail Venetian 303 E. Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285

BIRD WATCHING

Hecksher Park 450 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

The Venice Area Audubon Rookery 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

Pinebrook Park 1251 Pinebrook Road Venice, FL 34285

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Dona Bay Marina 504 South Tamiami Trail #6, Nokomis, FL 34275 Curry Creek Preserve 1075 Albee Farm Road and 1500 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34292

CHILDREN’S FOUNTAIN/ PARKS Centennial Park 200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

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DRUM CIRCLES

Nokomis Drum Circle 207 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275 Venice Beach Drum Circle Saturdays and Sundays at Sunset by the beach at the end of the Venice Beach Boardwalk and Brooks Ave.

FISHING

Venice Fishing Pier 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice, FL 34285 Higel Marine Park 1330 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 486-2626 Snook Haven 5000 E Venice Ave Venice, FL 34292 (941) 485-7221

GOLF COURSES/ CLUBS-SEMI PRIVATE

Boca Royale Golf & Country Club 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL (941) 475-7475 bocaroyale.com Holes: 18 Par: 72

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Calusa Lakes Golf Club 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd, Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 484-8995 golfinvenice.com Holes: 18 Par: 72 Capri Isles Golf Club 849 Capri Isles Blvd, Venice, FL (941) 485-3371 golfinvenice.com Holes: 18 Par: 72 Jacaranda West Country Club, Inc. 1901 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL (941) 493-5010 x223 jacwestcc.com Holes: 18 Par: 72 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club 499 Derbyshire Dr, Venice, FL (941) 496-4653 PelicanPointeclub.com Holes: 27 Par: 72 Sarasota National 25510 National Blvd., Venice, FL (941) 244-4810 sarasotanationalgolf.com Holes: 27 Par: 72


Venetian Golf & River Club 105 Pesaro Dr., North Venice, FL (941) 483-4811 venetiangolfandriverclub.com Holes: 18 Par: 72 Waterford Golf Club 1454 Gleneagles Dr, Venice, FL (941) 484-6621 golfinvenice.com Holes: 27 Par: 72

GOLF COURSES/ CLUBS - PRIVATE

Mission Valley Country Club 1851 Mission Valley Blvd, Nokomis, FL (941) 488-9683 missionvalleycc.com Holes: 18 Par: 72 Plantation Golf & Country Club, Inc. 500 Rockley Blvd, Venice, FL (941) 497-1494 plantationgcc.com Holes: 36 Par: 72 The Venice Golf and Country Club 250 Venice Golf Club Dr, Venice, FL (941) 492-9600 venicegolfandcc.com Holes: 18 Par: 72

GOLF COURSES/ DRIVING RANGES PUBLIC

Venice East Golf Club 107 Venice East Blvd, Venice, FL (941) 493-0005 veniceeastgolfclub.com Holes: 18 Par: 57 Lake Venice Golf Club 1801 S. Harbor Dr, Venice, FL (941) 488-3948 lakevenicegolf.com Holes: 27 Par: 72

HISTORICAL SITES

Myakka River Park 7501 Laurel Rd E, Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 486-2626

Venice Train Depot 303 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 412-0151

PICKLEBALL

Triangle Inn Association 351 Nassau St S, Venice, FL 34285

Venezia Park Historic District 501 Harbor Drive South Venice, Florida

LIBRARIES

Pinebrook Park 1251 Pinebrook Road Venice, FL 34285 Bypass Park / Foxworthy Campus 1101 Gulf Coast Blvd, Venice, FL 34285

Laurel Park 509 Collins Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 486-2757 Woodmere Park 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293 (941) 486-2780

SHARKTOOTH HUNTING Caspersen Beach 4100 Harbor Drive Venice, FL 34285 (941) 861-5000

SHUFFLEBOARD

TENNIS

SKEET/ TRAP

Wellfield Park 1400 Lucaya Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Hecksher Park 450 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Knight Trail Park 3445 Rustic Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275

SOFTBALL

Bypass Park / Foxworthy Campus 1101 Gulf Coast Blvd, Venice, FL 34285

Hecksher Park 450 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Bypass Park / Foxworthy Campus 1101 Gulf Coast Blvd, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 861-9880

Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293 (941) 861-1260 William H. Jervey, Jr., Venice Public Library 300 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 861-1110

LIVE MUSIC

Centennial Park 200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 486-2422

NATURE TRAILS

T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice, FL 34292 (941) 861-5000 Jelks Preserve 2300 State Rte 777, Venice, FL 34292 (941) 861-5000 Pinebrook Park 1251 Pinebrook Road Venice, FL 34285 Heritage Park 727 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 486-2626 Oscar Scherer State Park 1843 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey FL 34229 (941) 483-5956

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In December 2021, Venice home prices were up 29.0% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $400K. On average, homes in Venice sell after 7 days on the market compared to 23 days last year. There were 243 homes sold in December this year, down from 343 last year.

With more than 14 miles of sandy shoreline, you can easily find your spot on the beach. A Mediterranean mansion on Casey Key could mean the beach is your backyard. Dock your boat across the street, with easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Or maybe you want a condo on Venice beach, where you can watch sea rays, dolphins and sailboats from your balcony. Downtown Venice is a nightly party and feast. If restaurants, shops, galleries and history call to you, you can be steps away in a 1920s historic Northern Italian Renaissance home. Golf anyone? You’ll be a short walk from tee-time in your own stunningly beautiful Florida-style home or luxury villa. When you’re not on the fairway, you can watch other golfers challenge the links from the hammock on your lanai. Maybe you want to put your kayak in the

Myakka River right outside your door. Perhaps a home on 5 acres or more would give you and your horses the privacy and peacefulness you crave. There are potential remodels in old established neighborhoods, as well as newly constructed move-in ready homes with modern amenities. The choice is yours in Venice and its neighboring areas of Laurel, Osprey, Nokomis, and Wellen Park. No matter what your lifestyle, you’re almost certain to view palm trees and exotic tropical birds from your home in Paradise. But don’t delay. This market is hot. You’ll want to move fast to keep your dream from getting away. See our trusted list of Realtors, page 50 & 51.

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Florida Real Estate Trends for 2022 The Venice, Florida real estate market is hot, hot, hot. Pristine beaches, golf courses, palm trees, blue skies, walkable downtown and the promise of a better quality lifestyle all act like magnets drawing people from all over the country and beyond. Gulf Shores Realty ERA Powered is here to help you navigate the challenges of a competitive market.

Here are some of the Florida Real Estate Trends for 2022. 1. People will keep migrating to Florida The allure of a better quality of life, lack of a state income tax, ability to work remotely from home and the desire to reside in a State with less covid restrictions will continue to attract new residents to Florida. 2. Interest rates will remain low The threat of inflation will continue to stifle interest rates although a slight increase is likely to occur. The majority of home purchases will continue to be cash. 3. Demand will continue to outpace supply Normally there are 3 to 4 homes for every buyer. Now there are 3 to 4 buyers for every home. 4. New Construction Homes remain popular The shortage of building supplies and labor coupled with strong demand will continue to result in a record low inventory. The majority of home buyers favor a brand new home although lengthy delays sometimes sway buyers to purchase existing homes. 5. The Demand for rental property will continue to grow. Some like to give Florida a test drive before committing to purchasing. Others, just want to vacation here. Some are not financially able to purchase. These factors will contribute to the growing demand for rental properties and increasing rents. Investors will profit from opportunities. 6. Property prices will continue to rise The ever-increasing demand will cause continuous price increases but they will be less parabolic than in 2021 7. Overseas buyers remain low Overseas buyers will continue to remain diminished due to Covid and travel restrictions. China, Canada, and Mexico will lead the pack, respectively. Florida will remain one of six states with the greatest activity. 8. Professional REALTORS® prove essential Having a REALTOR® with local knowledge and information on upcoming properties for sale become essential to helping buyers get a competitive advantage.

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Don’t take it from us, here’s what our clients have to say...

Nick and Beth are amazing!! They provided excellent service and advice. They listened to what our family was looking for and delivered multiple options. They were patient and comforting which was so needed in the competitive market for buyers. Their hard work payed off and we have the house we wanted!!!

-David B.

We were impressed with their knowledge of the housing market and their plan on how to best sell our house in a relatively quick frame of time. They listened to what we wanted and expected, made reasonable suggestions on how to improve our house presentation for sale, and in general worked with us as a team. They were also there to support us during the inspection and the appraisal. Our house sold quickly, and the closing was handled efficiently as well. We can highly recommend them without reservation.

- Karen Q.

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Step inside the Wellen Park Welcome Center, and it’s quickly obvious that it’s much more than just your basic information spot. Yes, prospective homebuyers can learn all about living at the wellness-focused community here. But it’s also a warm and welcoming gathering place where current residents can relax and meet up with friends. Created as an immersive, interactive community hub, the Wellen Park Welcome Center features a sleek design where artwork and other visual displays help tell the community’s story. A breathtaking preserved moss wall that spans almost 40 feet illustrates Wellen Park’s neighborhoods and topography, while a vertical electric bicycle display highlights the extensive trail and pathway network. “Heartfelt Connections,” a custom art piece made up of lipstick kisses created by Sarasota-based artist Alexis Fraser (known as “Lipstick Lex”), shares the story of Wellen Park’s heritage tree program in a unique way. The displays give prospective homebuyers a feel for the community. But they also help create a comfortable space where current residents and other visitors can spend time and visit with friends while enjoying a cup of coffee, glass of wine or craft beer from the adjoining Barrel & Bean cafe.

Barrel & Bean offers locally sourced Venetian Coffee Roasters coffee and pastries in the morning, sandwiches and paninis for lunch, and small plates, wine and Venice-based 3 Bridges Brewing craft beer for happy hour and dinner. It’s open to the public and operated by OTW Restaurant Group, which also owns Irma’s Tacos in the adjacent Marketplace shopping center. Food and beverages can be enjoyed alfresco at the spacious outdoor patio lounge area that runs the entire length of the building. It’s a great spot for gorgeous sunset views, and a portion of the patio is shaded by a weather-responsive electric pergola. Whether you already live in Wellen Park or are interested in learning more about the community, we invite you to stop by the Wellen Park Welcome Center. If you already know why Wellen Park is a great place to live, come on in and have a seat. Brand ambassadors at the Welcome Center can answer questions and guide you through interactive touchscreen kiosks that display home plans, move-in ready and quick move-in homes and neighborhood and regional amenities. Look for them waiting to welcome you by the three-wheeled Italian Apé truck that’s been retrofitted as a reception desk, another playful touch that helps shows this is not your ordinary welcome center.

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IMAGINE MORE WITH MATTAMY AT WELLEN PARK

Renaissance at Wellen Park

Sunstone at Wellen Park

Community highlights:

Community highlights:

Gated, single-family and paired villas

• Gated community of paired villas and single-family homes

Gated, single-family and attached villas Models open early 2022

• Stylish new homes in a gated community

• Premier location adjacent to Blue Heron Park and dog park, and across from the new Marketplace shopping center • Inspired amenities include a clubhouse with fitness center, pool, pickleball and tennis courts, tot lot and activities and events

• Prime location in the new Playmore District near future Downtown Wellen • Future fun-filled amenity campus with a resort-style pool, clubhouse, paw park, pickleball and more

New Home Gallery and 5 decorated models are open daily: 11720 Renaissance Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

Community location: Preto Blvd. at Manasota Beach Rd., Venice, FL 34293

(Entrance on S. Tamiami Trail, just east of West Villages Parkway)

(South of Playmore Rd)

To learn more or schedule your private tour, please call 813-993-4050 or visit mattamyhomes.com/sarasota Visit MattamyHomes.com or see a Mattamy New Home Counselor for further details and important legal disclaimers. This is not an offer in states where registration is required. Void where prohibited by law. Prices, offers, specifications, terms, conditions, home site and plan availability are subject to change or revocation without prior notice or obligation. © 2021 Mattamy Homes. E. & O.E. Builder’s #CGC1524054, CBC1261948, CGC1513363. MATTPA410

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ACCARDI & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE

CENTURY 21 SCHMIDT REAL ESTATE

Anthony Accardi & Thomas Accardi (941) 234-9411 www.venicehomefinder.com

Cherie DeHay (941) 485-0021 www.century21.com/century21-schmidt-real-estate-12305c

AMERICAN REALTY OF VENICE, INC.

COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

Mary & Ray Westbrook (941) 275-4800 www.MaryRayWestbrook.com

James Schab (941) 484-8080 www.sellingvenice.com

COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE - SARASOTA CENTRAL OFFICE

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Jennifer Putnam (941) 487-5600 www.ColdwellBanker-Homes.com

Andrew Vold (941) 716-3088 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com

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BISHOP WEST REAL ESTATE, LLC

Peter West (941) 315-7766 www.bishopwestfl.com

Cindi Rogers (941) 493-1000 www.floridamoves.com

BURGUNDY MANAGEMENT

COMPASS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Susan Halpin (941) 480-0406

CENTURY 21 AZTEC & ASSOCIATES - COMMERCIAL DIVISION

Jeremy Myers (941) 444-6185 www.compasspm.net

Jaha Cummings (941) 629-3188 www.floridaglobalpropertiesc21.com

COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES SALES, INC.

Peggy Sutto (941) 486-0591 www.countryclubes tatesvenice.com

ENGEL & VÔLKERS VENICE DOWNTOWN

Victoria Stultz (941) 387-5676 www.venicedowntown. evrealestate.com EXIT KING REALTY

Steve Forbes (941) 497-6060 www.exitkingrealty.com FURBECK APPRAISAL SERVICES

Frederick Furbeck (941) 492-4326 www.furbeckappraisals.com GULF COAST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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SETTLES REAL ESTATE, LLC

Linda Bradway (941) 412-3323 www.premiersothebysrealty.com

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Buck Settles (941) 685-3600 www.settlesrealestatellc.com SUN ACRE CORPORATION

Gregory Vine (941) 488-8143 www.sunacre.com

THE RENTAL COMPANY OF VENICE, LLC

Martha Pike (941) 716-4392 www.marthapike.premiersothebysrealty.com

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

Laura Benson (941) 485-5421 www.michaelsaunders.com MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

Robert Goldman (941) 400-2756 www.robertgoldman.michaelsaunders.com MICHAEL SAUNDERS COMMERCIAL

Nick Flerlage (941) 882-2229 www.NextHomeSuncoast.com

Alisha Colligan (941) 426-4394 www.rhondagustitusteam.com

Denise Mattmuller (941) 232-8055 www.denisemattmuller.net

Terry Purdy (941) 270-9970 www.gomerritt.com

NEXTHOME SUNCOAST - FLERLAGE TEAM

RHONDA GUSTITUS TEAM AT KELLER WILLIAMS PEACE RIVER PARTNERS

Tom Roberts (941) 488-1111 www.veniceisparadise.net

PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

MERRITT REALTY CORPORATION

Amber Gasson (941) 356-8808 www.msccommercial.com

PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE, INC.

Timothy Lacey (941) 484-7644 www.rentalcompanyofvenice.com

RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

THE SWONGER-WALDOCH TEAM AT HOMESMART

RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS, INC.

RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

WELLEN PARK

RE/MAX PALM REALTY

WEST COAST REALTY OF VENICE, LLC

RESULTS REALTY GROUP, LLC

WEST VILLAGES REALTY LLC

Peter Crowley (941) 486-8686 www.alliancegroupfl.com Gae Stewart-Dudley (941) 544-3775 www.gaestewart.com

Marty Haines (941) 308-4627 www.MartyHaines.com

Mark Soravilla (941) 451-2025 www.searchvenice.com Lore Miller/ Gary Miller (941) 412-3456 www.resultsrealtyvenice.com

Scott Swonger (941) 600-3534 www.swonger-waldoch.com Marlene Merkle (941) 484-0614 www.vabr.org

Michele Lambdin (941) 960-7805 www.wellenpark.com Kimberly Gambo (941) 375-8113 www.westcoastrealtyofvenice.com Ali Johnston (941) 460-3179 www.WestVillagesRealty.com

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Calendar VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2022

JANUARY 2022

FOCUS ON VENICE Venice Area Chamber of Commerce venicechamber.com ANNUAL VENICE NOKOMIS ROTARY FINE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Venice Airport Festival Grounds venicenokomisrotary.org/art-fest NON-PROFIT RALLY Venice Area Chamber of Commerce venicechamber.com DOWNTOWN CRAFT FESTIVAL Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org SHOW JUMPING UNDER THE STARS $25,000 GRAND PRIX SERIES Fox Lea Farms Runs January 21st through March 11, 2022 FoxLeaFarm.net

FEBRUARY 2022 LEADERSHIP VENICE Runs from February through October venicechamber.com ANNUAL ITALIAN FEAST & CARNIVAL Venice Airport Festival Grounds Italianamericanclubofvenice.com/ feast VENICE ART CENTER FINE ARTS SHOW AND SALE Venice Art Center veniceartcenter.com

APRIL 2022

AUGUST 2022

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org

TRI-CHAMBER BUSINESS CONNECTIONS (Venice, North Port, & Englewood Chambers) venicechamber.com

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Venetian Golf & River Club venicechamber.com BBQ & BLUEGRASS HOOT ‘N” ANNIE Fox Lea Farms suncoastfoundation.com VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Plantation Golf & Country Club venicechamber.com

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TEEN LEADERSHIP Runs September through April venicechamber.com ANNUAL MEETING AND BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 11:30 am – 1:30 pm venicechamber.com

OCTOBER 2022 BUSINESS SHOWCASE CoolToday Park venicechamber.com

MARCH 2022

ANNUAL VENICE SUN FIESTA Centennial Park sunfiesta.net

DOWNTOWN ART CLASSIC Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org

JULY 2022

CHALK FESTIVAL chalkfestival.org

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST venicechamber.com

VENICE MAINSTREET CHRISTMAS IN JULY Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org

WISE GUYS venicechamber.com

CHAMBERS GOT TALENT venicechamber.com

ANNUAL DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE AND TRICK OR TREATING Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org

VENICE ART CENTER ANNUAL ART AUCTION Venice Art Center eniceartcenter.com

VENICE ART CENTER FAMILY FUN DAY Venice Art Center veniceartcenter.com

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NOVEMBER 2022 ANNUAL DOWNTOWN ART FESTIVAL Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org

DECEMBER 2022 VENICE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE (2nd Saturday after Thanksgiving) Intracoastal Waterway venicechristmasboatparade.com VENICE MAINSTREET CHRISTMAS WALK Historic Downtown Venice visitvenicefl.org LET IT GLOW Runs from December 7 through December 31 venicechamber.com ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING EVENT Sponsored by VABI (Venice Beautification Inc.) The Monte Andrews Venice Arboretum vabi.org/holiday-tree-lighting-.html VENICE ART CENTER HOLIDAY TEA Venice Art Center veniceartcenter.com

ONGOING EVENTS 2ND AND 4TH FREE FRIDAY GAZEBO CONCERTS CENTENNIAL PARK veniceartcenter.com

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ESTINATION WEDDINGS

All Sarasota County beaches require a permit for weddings performed on the beach. Be it two people, or two hundred, you will be required to obtain a permit from Sarasota County Parks and Recreation (941) 861-7275. Permits are $54.00 USD per hour plus tax.

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There are more than 50 religious denominations represented in the Venice and South Sarasota County areas. In addition to regular services, many local churches and religious groups participate in missionary programs around the world and sponsor local events to enhance the spiritual quality of life for Venice residents.

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Additionally, if your wedding will involve setting up chairs or a tent, there is a two hour minimum. These new regulations are in place to help ensure that your special day is uninterrupted by a competing ceremony. Also note that the City of Venice allows neither alcohol nor glass on the public beaches nor parks. Larger assemblies need to call the City for reservation information and regulations regarding turtle nesting. Reservations for the gazebos in Centennial Park and West Blalock Park, as well as the Arboretum, can be made through the City of Venice for FREE. Additionally, both the gazebo and the public beaches only allow gatherings until 10:00pm. Please contact the City of Venice at (941) 486-2626 for further information.

The Salvation Army................... (941) 494-6227 Unity Church of Venice............ (941) 484-5342 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice............ (941) 485-2105 Venice Church of the Nazarene.................(941) 488-5007 Venice Presbyterian Church.... (941) 488-2258 venicechamber.com

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ith a world-class community theater and an innovative symphony orchestra, it’s not surprising Venice is a favorite haunt of those who appreciate arts and culture. This John Nolen planned city with its rich history has much to teach. Art abounds, from galleries and murals to the Venice Art Center. Ask any artist and they will tell you, the light in Venice is phenomenal. From multi-colored sunsets to the brilliant deep blue of the sky to the greens of the gulf to the quaint Northern Italian Renaissance buildings, there are so many wonderous visions to apply on canvas. HISTORIC SPANISH POINT 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-5214 www.selby.org/hsp/visit-historic-spanish-point Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. Historic Spanish Point is a captivating 30-acre museum overlooking tranquil Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, 7 miles north of Venice. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site preserves and interprets 5,000 years of history. It is fully accredited by the

American Association of Museums. Visitors go inside a prehistoric shell mound to experience an archaeology exhibit about this region’s earliest inhabitants. Florida’s pioneer life is shared through a homestead house built in 1901, a citrus packing house, a charming chapel, and a pioneer cemetery. Historic Spanish Point also features formal gardens and lawns created in the early 1900s by Bertha Honoré Palmer, widow of wealthy Chicago hotelier, Potter Palmer, as part of her winter estate. The Magic, a reproduction of a 1906 mo-

tor launch, is part of its active maritime heritage program. Nature Trails allow visitors to learn about Florida’s native plants. A dazzling butterfly garden boasts blooms all year. Bring a picnic lunch and dine under the graceful branches of a 100-year-old southern magnolia. The Visitors Center in the restored Osprey School features a museum store and orientation theatre, meeting rooms and a large exhibit gallery. Guided tours are offered daily, and general admission is charged. Visit the website or call for current tour times and rates. venicechamber.com

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SEE ART. FEEL ART. CREATE ART. AT THE VENICE ART CENTER

The Venice Art Center (VAC) is a premier Art Center in the heart of Venice. VAC has been enhancing the lives of the year round, seasonal residents and tourists for over 65 years. Venice Art Center is an art and cultural destination, offering a strong sense of community, featuring venues for the display of art and culture, hosting concerts and events, as well as offering year-round classes, workshops, and demonstrations for adults and children in virtually every visual art medium. There are 11 unique and exciting exhibits annually and the opening receptions are free to the public. The gallery is open MondayFriday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm. Admission is free. We also offer a full-service café, “Art Caffe”, which has become a popular spot for visitors who want exceptional food in a beautiful and relaxing environment. VAC collaborates with countless organizations

to host and support fundraisers, concerts, performances, lectures and many community and private events. We bring color and creativity to the streets of Venice! The Art center is proud to introduce the “FantaSea Venice” public arts project to Venice featuring 30 magical Seahorses and 22 mesmerizing mermaids to the streets of Venice until April of 2023. Each sculpture is unique and handpainted or embellished by local artists and sponsored by generous individuals and businesses. Please stop into VAC and pick up a map to find all 52! Also join us on the Quest! For more information on FantaSea Venice: FantaSeaVenice.com Stop into our extensive gift shop and find a one-of-a-kind artisan gift and support local artists! We also carry FantaSea merchandise and mini seahorses and mermaids so that you can paint one of your very own.

The Venice Art Center’s focus is to bring art of all forms to the community and make the city of Venice a cultural destination. VAC is ideally located a few blocks south of West Venice Avenue on Nokomis Avenue on Venice’s Cultural Campus. We are located at 390 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, FL. For more information: VeniceArtCenter.com or call us at 941-485-7136.

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Panasea Sponsored by:

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THE HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT 6630 Manasota Key Rd. Englewood, FL 34223 941-475-2098 www.hermitageartistretreat.org

VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY P.O. Box 995, Venice FL 34284 941-412-0151 www.veniceareahistoricalsociety.org

World-class artistic creators of all disciplines from around the world are invited to the Hermitage Artist Retreat, where they can spend 6 weeks to 2 years, living and working. The restored living and studio spaces of five old-Florida buildings offer artists inspiration, as does its natural 15 miles of beach and aquamarine water, with glorious sunsets nightly. The nonprofit artist retreat nurtures creativity in mid-career writers, painters, poets, playwrights, composers, translators, sculptors, and artists working in digital media. The supportive staff and community help make this refuge a place where artists have uninterrupted time to reflect and move their work forward. During their stay, the artists offer the community free performances and other cultural opportunities. Many of these creations have landed in renowned theaters, concert halls and galleries worldwide. For more information about programs presented at the Hermitage or opportunities for artists, visit the website.

The Venice Area Historical Society was founded in 1991 as the Venice Historic Preservation League, a 401 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to promote public awareness and understanding of the historic heritage of Florida, Sarasota County and the Venice area, within the context of our nation’s history, and to encourage inquiry and research into this history. Its activities include a lecture series, newsletter, outreach to schools and local organizations, tours of the Historic Venice Train Depot, a historic plaque program, scholarships for graduating high school seniors and research into area history. Tours of the Venice Historic Train Depot are offered Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. all year; and Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., November – April. For more information or for special tours, call 941-412-0151. The Freight Room is a private event space that can be rented from Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department for gatherings of up to 75 people. For information, call 941-861-1380.

VENICE ART CENTER 390 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-485-7136 www.veniceartcenter.com Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Venice Art Center is an art and cultural destination. There you will find the work of local artists, some of which is for sale. The center hosts concerts and events and coordinates citywide public art projects. More than 430 classes, workshops and demonstrations for young and old are held year round in every art medium. A summer camp encourages local children to develop their talents. Eleven new exhibits each year are free to the public.

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Shoppers will find original paintings, ceramics and handmade jewelry. After viewing the art exhibit and shopping, a delicious culinary experience can be had in the Art Caffe.

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VENICE COMMUNITY CENTER 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-861-1380 www.scgov.net/vcc The 45,000-square-foot Venice Community Center is home to a 10,000-squarefoot ballroom, seating up to 1,200 guests. The large stage has professional theatrical lighting and a state-of-the-art sound booth. Other rooms are available for smaller meetings, classes and parties. Its commercial grade kitchen is a favorite of local caterers. Among the many events throughout the year are concerts, dances, lectures, health and business expos, exercise classes, and craft, antique, quilt and orchid shows.

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VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES 351 S. Nassau St., Venice, FL 34285 941-486-2487 www.venicemuseum.org Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This collection of historical, ancient and prehistorical material relating to the Venice area is housed in the 1927 Triangle Inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you will see a variety of permanent and temporary displays regarding the Native American tribes that first inhabited the area, early settlers, first land developers, planners, and military men who created the city. Learn about the Triangle Inn, prehistoric fossils, and the story of Dr. Fred H. Albee, an early orthopedic surgeon who pioneered bone grafting. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Times are subject to change so call ahead to verify.

supported by the Venice Institute for Performing arts, a nonprofit organization. Volunteer opportunities, from ticketing to ushering, are available. VENICE THEATRE 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-488-1115 www.venicetheatre.org The internationally acclaimed community theater is the third largest of its kind in the country. Musicals, comedies, classic and contemporary drama, family productions and nationally recognized concert and comedy acts take place on one of two stages, in the 432-seat Jervey Theatre and in the 90-seat Pinkerton Theatre. An outreach program brings performances to schools and community groups. Classes and camps are available for students of all ages. Check the website for shows, dates and tickets.

THE VENICE SYMPHONY 1515 Tamiami Trail, Suite 7 Southbridge Park, Venice, FL 34285 941-207-8822 www.thevenicesymphony.org This professional orchestra of more than 75 classically trained musicians is led by Music Director/Conductor Troy Quinn. The orchestra performs November through May at the Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., and holds an annual Memorial Day Weekend Concert at CoolToday Park. The symphony offers music education programs in schools and a summer music camp. Chamber ensembles perform year round throughout the community. It has a dedicated Chair Society and an active volunteer group. Tickets, event information, virtual concerts, music education videos and more are available on its website.

JULIA COUSINS LANING AND DALE LANING ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH CENTER 224 W. Milan Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-716-7255 www.venicemuseum.org This facility, associated with Venice Museum, is devoted to the organization, preservation and storage of the historic collection of the City of Venice. The collection includes records, books, photographs, objects, architectural drawings, maps, newspapers and other items. These items are available by request for viewing in the reading room. The room may be used by appointment only. A portion of the collection is available online at venicemuseum.org/collections VENICE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1 Indian Ave., Venice, FL 34285 941-218-3779 www.veniceperformingartscenter.com VPAC offers quality entertainment each season on its 2,000-squre-foot stage with automated orchestra pit. Both local and touring productions perform to an audience of up to 1,090 people. Located on the Venice High School campus, it is venicechamber.com

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Where to eat in

So Many Choices! Something the Venice Area prides itself in is the abundance of dining venues we feature. Succulent barbecue, French bistros, fresh seafood, British comfort food, and a wide variety of Italian restaurants abound.

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MEET THE SIZZLING HOT BACON BRANDS RESTAURANTS punches throughout the pandemic. Bacon Brands Restaurants searched for positive in the negative and each restaurant implemented a super safe and thoroughly sanitized dining experience based on CDC guidelines. “We care about our customers, and we treat every customer like family,” said Michael. “We are proud to have you at our table.”

With a name like Bacon, it’s no wonder that restauranteur Michael Bacon and his wife Liz Bacon have created an empire of sizzling hot restaurants in Venice, Florida. They are BrewBurgers, Brew-Za-Bagels, and the new Shuck-N-Ale. Voted best burgers in Venice on several occasions, BrewBurgers fired up its grill in 2010 and since that first burger hit the bun, Bacon Brands has been growing. BrewBurgers menu includes never-frozen freshly-ground award-winning Angus chuck burgers, wings, sandwiches, salads, a bevy of ice-cold beers, and a menu that’s always hand-crafted from fresh. “It’s all about being an exciting and fun place to satisfy your appetite with the best freshly-ground Angus burgers around,” says Michael Bacon. “We don’t know what we love more, people or food. We also love community, and we’re always willing to lend a hand to groups in need.” Looking for a hot idea the next time you throw a party or manage a special event? American Comfort (BrewBurgers Catering

company) is located inside the American Legion on Venice Avenue, and they will do the cooking. They’ve got a partysized selection of what your guests really want. Call us when you need something delicious for 25 to 300+ guests. Speaking of the hottest places to dine out, there’s a slice of New York in the Sunshine State at Brew-Za-Bagels. It’s a breakfast bar and pizza joint all in one. Get a steaming hot Black Gold coffee, a New York style bagel, or a breakfast sandwich, artistically built with fresh toppings. Crush your cravings for New York style pizza. Brew-Za-Bagels has piping hot 12” or 20” pizza pies and pizza slices too that are piled to the moon with the freshest toppings and finest cheeses on the market. And just when you thought you knew about every restaurant in Venice, a smokin’ hot new restaurant opened its doors in January. Michael Bacon is proud to introduce Shuck-N-Ale, a New Orleans style seafood restaurant that serves only the finest fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood. Shuck-N-Ale’s spicy new menu includes a to-die-for raw bar with Gulf favorites and oysters, Bourbon Street entrées like etouffee, gumbo and Cajun favorites. Or try the southern-style Low Country Beer Boil prepared with fresh seafood, sausage, veggies and potato simmered in a dynamic broth and served to your table in the pot! It’s been a tough ride for businesses everywhere who had to roll with the

BrewBurgers 370 Commercial Court, Venice, Florida (Jacaranda at 1-75) 545 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, Florida 941-484-2337 brewburgers.com BrewBurgers American Comfort Catering 1770 E Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida (at Legion) brewburgers.com/catering Brew-Za-Bagels 525 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, Florida 941-499-7500 brewzabagels.com Shuck-N-Ale Address: 648 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, Florida 941-499-7200 shucknale.com venicechamber.com

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AMERICAN APPLEBEE’S

4329 S Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 497-7740 www.applebees.com BREWBURGERS

370 Commercial Ct. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 484-2337 www.brewburgers.com BREWBURGERS BACK PORCH *opens early 2022

545 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 484-2337 www.brewburgers.com

BURGUNDY SQUARE CAFE

227 Miami Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 451-8261 www.burgundysquarecafe.website CAFE VENICE

101 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 484-1855 www.cafeveniceontheisland.com CHAZ 51 STEAKHOUSE

549 US 41 Bypass N. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 484-6200 www.chaz51.com

FLYNN’S ON VENICE AVE

133 W Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 488-2200 www.flynnsonveniceave.com GOLD RUSH BBQ

661 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 483-3137 www.Goldrushbbq.com MAD SALADS – CREATIVE GREENS COMPANY

2119 S Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 (941) 899-1303 MadSalads.com METRO DINER

2053 S. Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 451-2832 www.metrodiner.com NORTH JETTY GRILLE

1000 S. Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 (703) 470-6369 www.sharktooth.biz OBEE’S SOUP-SALAD-SUBS

1846 Tamiami Tr. S., #12 Venice, FL 34293 (941) 496-7808 www.obeesvenice.com

PARADISE GRILL

1097 N. Tamiami Tr. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 786-1524 www.paradisegrillfl.com PRIME STEAKHOUSE

133 S. Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 837-8325 www.primeserioussteak.com

BAR/GRILL/LOUNGE/ BREWERY/WINE BOGEY’S RESTAURANT & SPORTS PUB, INC.

652 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 488-9156 www.bogeys.tv

BRITISH OPEN PUB

RIB CITY

4187 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 408-7505 www.ribcity.com SEED & BEAN MARKET

116 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 220-3234 www.seedandbeanmarket.com

367 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 492-9227 www.britishopenpub.com CASEY KEY COLLECTOR WINE & WINE BAR

266 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-1866 www.ckcollectorwine.com

SHARK TOOTH BEACH CONCESSIONS

DEVINE’S WINE BAR

SIESTA BEACH EATS

OFF THE WAGON BREWERY & KITCHEN

208 S. Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 (703) 470-6369 www.sharktooth.biz

948 Beach Rd. Siesta Key, FL 34242 www.facebook.com/SiestaBeachEats SNOOK HAVEN

5000 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 485-7221 www.snookhaven.com SNOWBIRDS GRILLE

4167 S Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 492-5798 www.snowbirdsgrille.com

101 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 16 Venice , Fl 34285 (941) 480-0663 www.devineswinebar.weebly.com

2107 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 497-2048 www.otwbar.com

BREAKFAST BREW-ZA-BAGELS

525 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 499-7500 CAFE BAGEL

1811 S. Tamiami Tr. Venice, Florida 34293 (941) 493-2095 www.cafebagelonline.com CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 445 Commercial Ct. Venice, FL 34292

(941) 480-9200 www.crackerbarrel.com

CATERING AMERICAN COMFORT CATERING & FOOD SERVICE

1770 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 786-3486

DELIVERY DOOR BELLE DINNERS

113 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-1606 www.doorbelledinners.com

VENICE WINE & COFFEE COMPANY

201 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 484-3667 www.venicewineandcoffeecompany.com

THE OLD SALTY DOG VENICE

1475 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 483-1000 www.theoldsaltydog.com THE PILOT HOUSE ON VENICE BEACH

101 The Eslanade N. Venice, FL 34285 (703) 470-6369 www.pilothouse.bizt VENEZIA RESTAURANT & BAR

425 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 308-7700 www.hotelveneziafl.com

BAKERY CROISSANT & CO

323 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-1700 www.croissantandcovenice.com

OBEE’S SOUP-SALADS-SUBS VENICE ISLAND

261 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 486-0988 www.obeesvenice.com

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VENICE PIER GROUP

No trip to Venice is complete without a stop at one of Venice Pier Group’s iconic waterfront dining destinations. Sharky’s on the Pier, located “Smack Dab on the Gulf” and at the base of the majestic Venice Fishing Pier, has been serving up fresh seafood, burgers, tropical cocktails and more for over 35 years. Visit the open-air upper deck and soak in panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico while you sip on a famous frozen drink or step off the dining deck and sink your toes in the sand of one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Hunt for fossilized sharks’ teeth, bask in the beachy breeze with chair and umbrella rentals from the retail store or rent a fishing pole from

Sharky’s on the Pier 1600 Harbor Drive South Venice, FL 34285 941-488-1456 www.sharkysonthepier.com

Papa’s Bait Shop - no fishing license is required on the Venice Fishing Pier. Next door to Sharky’s, Fins at Sharky’s brings an upscale, “polished casual” vibe to an established brand and boasts some of the best Gulf views along the coast. Fins’ menu features inventive, everchanging offerings inspired by an array of global cuisines and seasonal South Florida ingredients. Fins proudly serves guests fresh Gulf seafood, sushi and premium cuts of steak and pork, plus signature hand-crafted cocktails and fine wines. The dining room and outdoor terrace feature an inviting design and coastal-inspired décor. Fins’ daily happy hour, Fins Frenzy, features drink specials and lite bites. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Snook Haven, “Smack Dab on the River,” offers natural beauty and history with authentic riverside dining. Off the beaten path on the banks of Myakka River in a natural cove, Snook Haven provides a true Ole’ Florida dining experience made complete with indoor and outdoor seating. Their backwoods smokehouse menu features barbecue meats smoked daily in-house, fresh and smoked fish and

Fins at Sharky’s 1600 Harbor Drive South Venice, FL 34285 941-999-3467 www.finsatsharkys.com

vegetarian options. Guests can choose from over 30 different beers, including locally brewed craft beers and other favorites. Snook’s outdoor stage is also home to the best local toe’ tappin tunes and live music lineup on the Myakka River. Siesta Beach Eats is the newest addition to the family. Ranked as the No. 1 Beach in the United States and the 11th best beach in the world by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards in 2020, the award-winning Siesta Beach is a fan-favorite tourist destination for visitors, vacationers and locals alike. Siesta Beach Eats includes two food service locations and a retail store that offers beach equipment rentals, apparel, accessories and more. The Sun Deck pairs breathtaking views of Siesta Beach with a Chef-inspired casual menu and an expanded beverage menu featuring frozen sippers and locally brewed craft beer. The Sand Pavilion serves made-to-order, highquality dishes and beverages for guests of all ages. We’re looking forward to serving you!

Snook Haven 5000 East Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34292 941-485-7221 www.snookhaven.com

Siesta Beach Eats 948 Beach Road Siesta Key, FL 34242 www.siestabeacheats.com

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SMOOTHIE KING

6320 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 492-3225 www.smoothieking.com VENICE AVENUE CREAMERY

249 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 488-0332

INTERNATIONAL EL GAUCHO LATIN MARKET

1214 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-1819 www.elgaucholatinmarket.com

AUNTIE ANNE’S PRETZEL TRUCK SWFL

(301) 401-3259 www.auntieannes.com CHECKERS RALLY’S

1721 S. Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34293 (813) 352-6352 www.checkers.com

CHICK-FIL-A AT PELICAN PLAZA

8420 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL 34238 (941) 966-0024 www.chick-fil-a.com/locations/ fl/pelican-plaza CULVER’S ON JACARANDA

19355 Times Cir. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 451-8576 www.culvers.com

CULVER’S ON SHAMROCK

1735 S. Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 303-5538 www.culvers.com

MAD DOGS HOT DOGS

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT

4269 S Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 (941) 496-8948

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT

480 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-6619 monamicafe.business.site

305 B W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 254-6565 www.sanmarcovenice.com VALENTI’S RESTAURANT

1740 E Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34292 (941) 303-6621

1200 Venice Ave E Venice, FL 34285 (941) 484-1888 www.valentisristorante.com

ITALIAN

PIZZA

ABONDANZA ITALIAN DELI & MARKET

BIG MIKE’S PIZZA

ALLEGRO BISTRO

BOCCA LUPO COAL FIRED PIZZA

1740 E. Venice Ave., #10 Venice, FL 34292 (941) 484-1889 www.allegro-bistro.com CASSARIANO ITALIAN EATERY

313 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-0507 www.cassariano.com

1939 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 303-5805 www.bigmikespizzavenice.com

12105 Mercado Dr. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 676-9653 www.boccalupopizza.com GULF COAST PIZZA

765 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 220-3105 www.gcpizzas.com

303 Tamiami Tr. S., Ste. C Nokomis, FL 34275-3104 (941) 303-6111 www.wichesfl.com

ICE CREAM/SMOOTHIES FROZEN TREATS BOB’S TWIST-N-SHAKE, INC

420 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-5152

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WICHES

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT

325 Commercial Ct. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 486-1138

117 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 488-8282 www.MadeinItalyVenice.com

1617 US41 BYP #1 Venice, FL 34293 (941) 861-9110 www.urbantacofl.com

CIAO GELATO

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT

MADE IN ITALY

URBAN TACO

2059 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 493-3086 www.maddogshotdogs.com 1720 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 493-4555

1266 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 496-9148 www.leonesvenice.com

MON AMI CAFÉ

200 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 303-6748

FUN/CAFE/CONVENIENT

LEONE’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA - PAPA LEONE’S LLC

317A W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 445-5840 1554 US Hwy. 41 Bypass S Venice, FL 34293 (941) 492-3225 www.smoothieking.com SMOOTHIE KING

3800 S. Tamiami Tr., #108 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 955-9100 www.smoothieking.com

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VALENTI’S FAMILY RESTAURANTS - 2 LOCATIONS A fun & eclectic neighborhood Italian restaurant. Traditional Italian favorites and the best pizza for take-out and dine-in. With 38 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Lounge & Entertainment with adherence to CDC guidelines and responsible distancing. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

941 / 484-1889

Allegro Bistro 1740 E Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34292

941 / 484-1888

Valenti’s Restaurant 1200 E Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34285 ITALIAN

www.Allegro-Bistro.com / www.ValentisRistorante.com

SUPERIOR POOLS TOMAHAWK TIKI BAR & GRILL AT COOL TODAY PARK Superior Pools Tomahawk Tiki Bar & Grill at CoolToday Park, home of the Atlanta Braves Spring Training, is open daily all year long. Our professionally trained chefs have put together an innovative menu, including items like a decadent Shrimp Po’Boy, the Tomahawk Chopped Salad, and Surf & Turf Nachos. Patrons can expect regular food and drink specials, with a large selection of beer, wine and spirits. What better way to enjoy a meal inside a stadium than with major league views!

941 / 259-3456

18800 S. West Villages Pkwy Venice, FL 34293

HOURS:

Daily 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

AMERICAN / BALLPARK

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BRITISH OPEN PUB Whether you curl up in our quaint English dining room or pony up to the neighborhood bar, you are sure to feel at home! We proudly serve everything from British favorites of fish & chips, cottage pie, and liver & onions to pub grub including juicy angus burgers and hot honey garlic wings. With over 200 whiskies, 20 draught beers, many fine wines & spirits, and specials, everyone is sure to find what they’ve been craving! The Pub is the place to come for comfortable food, friends, and atmosphere!

941 / 492-9227 367 Jacaranda Blvd Venice, FL 34292

HOURS:

Sun-Wed 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thurs 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fri & Sat 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

BRITISH & AMERICAN

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CAFÉ VENICE RESTAURANT & BAR Café Venice is open daily, serving lunch six days a week and dinner every night. For lunch, treat yourself to a Caesar, wedge, or Mediterranean salad or try one of our sandwiches, from a grilled chicken caprese to our own take on a reuben. At dinner, you’ll find exotic tapas such as escargot and duck potstickers, along with entrees like crab-stuffed flounder, filet mignon, and veal medallion.

941 / 484-1855 101 W Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285

HOURS:

Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

FINE DINING

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JOEY D’S PIZZA

DOCKSIDE WATERFRONT GRILL

MARCO’S PIZZA

FINS AT SHARKY’S

PIZZA BOSS

NOKOMO’S SUNSET HUT

750 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 786-1300 www.joeydspizzavenice.com 735 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 493-0123 www.marcos.com 4260 S. Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34293 (941) 303-6800 www.pizzabossvenice.com

SEAFOOD CAPT. EDDIE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

107 Colonia Ln. E. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 484-4623 www.captaineddies.com

CROW’S NEST MARINA RESTAURANT

1968 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285-1035 (941) 484-9551 www.crowsnest-venice.com DAIQUIRI DECK RAW BAR

300 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 488-0649 www.daiquirideck.com

509 N Tamiami Tr. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 218-6418 www.geckosgrill.com

1600 Harbor Dr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 786-3068 www.finsatsharkys.com 690 S. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 488-1324 www.nokomos.com PINCHERS

900 Venetia Bay Blvd. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-9196 www.pinchersusa.com POP’S SUNSET GRILL

112 Circuit Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 488-3177 www.popssunsetgrill.net SHARKY’S ON THE PIER

1600 Harbor Dr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 488-1456 www.sharkysonthepier.com SHUCK N’ ALE

648 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 499-7200

CULVER’S Since 1984, our signature ButterBurgers and Fresh Frozen Custard have been delighting guests one meal at a time. Every ButterBurger is cooked to order and topped with a lightly buttered, toasted bun. And our Fresh Frozen Custard is made in small batches right in the restaurant all day, every day. It’s not the easiest way to do it, but we believe it’s the right way. We work hard to ensure you will always leave happy.

941 / 451-8576 19355 Times Circle Venice, FL 34292

941 / 303-5538 1735 S Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 HOURS:

Seven days a week 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

FAST CASUAL

www.culvers.com

DOCKSIDE WATERFRONT GRILL Casual Waterfront Dining & authentic Florida charm. Gecko’s Hospitality Group owners Mike Gowan & Mike Quillen acquired a restaurant originated in the 1950s, when Captain Ben & Isa Mae Dunn created what was known as Fisherman’s Wharf Marina. Keeping all the charm, Mike & Mike added a big Tiki, enhanced the menu & brought the top-shelf hospitality for which the GHG is known. Dockside Waterfront Grill, still at Marker 4, remains rich in history and offers the freshest seafood & among the best views anywhere.

941 / 218-6418

509 N Tamiami Trail In historic Fisherman’s Wharf Marina or Marker 4 by boat Venice, FL 34285 HOURS:

Mon-Sun 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

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GOLDRUSH BBQ Gold Rush BBQ, offers an excellent variety of dry rubbed, hickory smoked Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket. We also offer great sandwiches, burgers, steaks and fresh seafood. We are an award winning family owned and operated restaurant and take pride in every meal we serve. Service is fast friendly, with a nice selection of Beer, Wine, Sangria and our famous Sweet Tea.

941 / 483-3137 661 Tamiami Trl S Venice, FL 34285

HOURS:

Open 7 days a week 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

BBQ

www.goldrushbbq.com

POP’S SUNSET GRILL Since 1954, Pop’s Sunset Grill has been one of the Gulf Coast’s favorite waterfront dining landmarks. The casual atmosphere and fresh local fare along with the large variety of seating (mostly outdoor with waterfront views) suits nearly all preferences, anytime of year. Shop in the Bou-Tiki, have a drink at any of the three bars and enjoy live music each and every day. Join us daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And now serving waterfront brunch on the weekend.

941 / 488-3177 112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, FL 34275

If arriving by boat, we are located near Marker 10 on the ICW.

info@popssunsetgrill.com HOURS:

Mon - Sun 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last seating at 9pm)

SEAFOOD, AMERICAN CUISINE

www.popssunsetgrill.com

SMOOTHIE KING Smoothie King is a locally owned franchise with a commitment to our communities. Smoothie King believes each day is filled with promise and possibility, which is why each of our ingredients is chosen carefully, and every one of our blends is crafted masterfully for specific needs, goals and ambitions. We offer high quality, natural snacks to pair with our delicious smoothies, so you can be your best self, live your best life, and rule the day.

941 / 492-3225

1554 US 41 ByPass S, Venice, FL 34293

941 / 955-9100

3800 S Tamiami Trail #108, Sarasota FL 34239

941 / 492-3225

6320 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34238

HOURS:

Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sat 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sun 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SMOOTHIES

www.smoothieking.com

VENICE AVENUE CREAMERY Family owned and operated. Premium homemade ice cream and yogurt made using local dairies. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Venice, FL. We have the best alternative ice creams, such as almond, oat milk and coconut based vegan ice creams. A VENICE TRADITION SINCE 1967!

941 / 488-0332 249 W Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285

HOURS:

Every Day 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

DESSERT

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enice Hospital has been providing for the medical needs of area residents and visitors since 1951. What was started by a few physicians has grown with the community and is now operated as ShorePoint Medical – Venice owned by Community Health Systems, one of the largest providers of general hospital healthcare services in the nation. Sarasota Memorial recently opened a 65-acre campus at Laurel and Pinebrook roads, adding more healthcare opportunities available and in easy reach to all who live in South Sarasota County. We know taking care of your health is of paramount importance, and Venice has the facilities to keep you in tip top shape.

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SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - VENICE

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Decades of Experience

DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

Decades of Experience

Thomas J. Ruane M.D.

Gregory M. Lomas M.D.

Practicing since 1992

Practicing since 1991

Thomas J. J. Ruane Gregory M. M. Lomas Lomas M.D. Thomas RuaneM.D. M.D. Gregory M.D.

CarlG.Klutke G.Klutke M.D. Carl M.D.

Jeffrey Spencer, Spencer, M.D. Jeffrey M.D.

Practicing since Practicing since 1992 1992

Practicing since since 1991 1991 Practicing

Carl G.Klutke M.D.

Jeffrey Spencer, M.D.

Practicing since 1989

Practicing since 2014

Practicing since since 1989 Practicing 1989

Practicing since since 2014 Practicing 2014

Female Urology • Voiding Dysfunction Urodynamics • UTI • Prostate Enlargement BPH • Male & Female Incontinence Kidney Stones • Prostate Cancer • Bladder Cancer Kidney Cancer • Endoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic Surgery • Laser Surgery Brachytherapy/Seed Implantation Robotic Surgery • Percutaneous Surgery ESWL (shockwave therapy) • Blue Light Cystoscopy

Female Urology • Voiding Dysfunction Now Featuring REZUM Urodynamics • UTI • Prostate Enlargement BPH • Male & Female Incontinence State of the art care for Kidney UROLOGY Stones • Prostate Cancer • Bladder Cancer FEMALE • VOIDING DYSFUNCTION • URODYNAMICS • UTI • PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT Prostate, Bladder and Kidney Diseases BPH • MALE INCONTINENCE • KIDNEY STONES • PROSTATE CANCER Kidney Cancer&•FEMALE Endoscopic Surgery 941-485-3351 (24Hr) SURGERY BLADDER CANCERSurgery • KIDNEY CANCER • ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY • LAPAROSCOPIC Laparoscopic • Laser Surgery VeniceUrology.com LASER SURGERY • BRACHYTHERAPY/SEED IMPLANTATION • ROBOTIC SURGERY Brachytherapy/Seed Implantation PERCUTANEOUS • ESWL (SHOCKWAVE THERAPY) • BLUE LIGHT CYSTOSCOPY Robotic SurgerySURGERY • Percutaneous Surgery 842 Sunset Lake Blvd., Ste 403, Venice ESWL (shockwave therapy) • Blue Light Featuring Cystoscopy Now REZUM

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State ofState theofart forforProstate, Bladder and Kidney Diseases the care art care

Prostate, Bladder and Kidney Diseases

(941) 941-485-3351 485-3351 (24Hr) • www.VeniceUrology.com (24Hr)

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Caring for patients in Englewood and Venice with three convenient locations. ENGLEWOOD

VENICE HEALTH PARK

VENICE ISLAND

714 Doctors Drive Englewood, FL 34223 Phone: (941) 460-1300 Fax: (941) 460-1306

836 Sunset Lake Blvd., Ste. 101, Venice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 408-0500 Fax: (941) 496-8558

901 South Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 484-3531 Fax: (941) 486-1701

Lalit Aneja, MD

Paul Gonter, MD

Kristen Gonter-Aubin, DO

Blessy Jacob, MD

Mehnaz Junagadhwalla, MD

Robin Lifton, MD

Noel Maun, MD

Andres Soriano, MD

At Florida Cancer Specialists, our primary purpose – and our passion – is to provide the most advanced cancer treatment, using cutting-edge technologies, in a setting where patients can be close to home and surrounded by family and friends.

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IT’S TIME TO THRIVE There’s never been a better time to choose good health. At ShorePoint Medical Group, we can help you live well. Our providers take the time to identify your health risks and can help you prioritize good health. Regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings are important to be healthy now – and to stay well in the future. And because it is about your time – we offer online scheduling and sameday appointments to make it easier than ever to get an appointment. You can even see us from the comfort of home via telehealth.

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A Change of

Scene A Change of

Pace

Village On The Isle—your destination for peace of mind, community, security and so much more. Village on the Isle is not just any retirement community. It’s also a never-ending vacation community. With ocean breezes and coastal sunshine, f riendship and fun, laid-back luxury, and peace-of-mind plus on-site health care—for life. So, make a change. Enjoy a new view and a new, caref ree you. Village On The Isle is Venice’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (Life Plan Community). Come discover for yourself why savvy seniors choose Village On The Isle!

920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL 34285 | (941) 202-2533 www.VillageOnTheIsle.com/Change

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REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA 5731 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 342-1100 www.doctorsofsarasota.com

ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 700 Medical Blvd. Englewood, Fl 34223 (941) 475-6571 www.englewoodcommunityhospital.com

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is a 155-bed, all private room facility serving Sarasota and Manatee counties. Their emergency room wait times average less than 30 minutes and a high level of stroke and cardiac care is delivered around the clock. They are also known for superior joint replacement and spine surgery with concierge-level suites. Their new on-site Breast Care Center provides expert and compassionate care.

Englewood Community Hospital is a 100-bed, acute care hospital providing exceptional healthcare to our community since 1985. Additionally, the hospital provides a 24 hour nursing advice and physician referral service by calling (941) 473-3919.

CHECK OUT

What Our Patients Say About Us

SHOREPOINT MEDICAL GROUP URGENT CARE 1700 E Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292 (941) 483-9760 www.shorepointmedicalgroup.com

We Save Smiles

COMPREHENSIVE CARE. LIFE CHANGING DENTISTRY.

5 Stars On Google

or call 941-497-5591

DENTAL TREATMENT MENU Full Arch Dental Implants

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Single Dental Implants Bone Grafting/Sinus Lift Surgery Cosmetic Gum Surgeries Wide Range Treatment of Gum Disease

Dr. Lisa Turner

Board Certified Dental Implant Surgeon and Periodontist

1531 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 701, Venice, FL 34285 www.veniceperiodontics.com

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Connect with Your Best Life.

Connection. We all crave it. Especially in moments of joy or in the most challenging times. We strive for relationships that are honest and true. ShorePoint Health strives for this, too. For us, this means building – and nurturing – relationships with our patients and communities. This means loyalty and a commitment to delivering quality care so that you can be the healthiest version of yourself. With ShorePoint Health’s three hospitals, convenient medical group locations, online scheduling and telehealth options for many patients, we stand ready to meet your healthcare needs and help you connect with your best life.

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SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - VENICE 2600 Laurel Road East, North Venice, FL 34275 (941) 261-9000 • www.smh.com Located at the intersection of Laurel and Pinebrook roads near I-75 in Venice, Fla., the 65-acre Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice campus offers a full-service, acute care hospital. Built to serve the growing south Sarasota County area and enhance healthcare across the region. Offering a full slate of medical and surgical care — from cardiology, orthopedics and intensive care to surgery and comprehensive labor, delivery, recovery, and post-partum care. Seamlessly integrated with the resources, expertise and support of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, SMH-Venice delivers south county residents more convenient access to the top-ranked care and surgical treatment Sarasota Memorial is known for.

IT ’ S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A

beautiful smile 1218 East Venice Avenue Venice, FL. 34285

Dr. Frank Lewicki

Dr. Brent Dr. Charles Beyer Davis

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SARASOTA MEMORIAL URGENT CARE CENTER AT VENICE 997 US 41 Bypass Venice, FL 34285 (941) 952-4250 • www.smh.com Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Venice serves the greater Venice community at its landmark location, the intersection of US 41 Business and US 41 Bypass. The facility is anchored by Sarasota Memorial’s Venice Urgent Care Center, open daily from 8am to 8pm. Additionally, the Health Care Center offers radiology and laboratory services, and medical offices of First Physicians Group Internal Medicine and Family Practice.

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THE PRACTICE OF LIVING WELL CORE BELIEFS We believe that everyone possesses the ability to live a passionate, positive, and purposeful life. We believe that unveiling the strength residing within generates a life lived with clarity and directed intention. This is what leads to personal freedom. Our purpose is to walk beside you while you reset and transform into your best self.

We at Empathea are committed to supporting our clients from the inside out. We believe in the power of personal transformation.

PRIVATE COACHING A client-driven process that generates engagement in a thought-provoking and creative manner, meant to maximize personal and professional potential. Focused on goal setting to create desired outcomes and manage personal change. Futurefocused work emphasizing action, accountability, and follow-through. THERAPY & COUNSELING A therapeutic alliance focused on resolving historical issues that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present. Intended to improve overall psychological functioning and management

of daily life in more emotionally healthy and productive ways. RELAXATION & BEAUTY Offering multiple services designed to enhance relaxation and maintain facial beauty such as Massage Therapy, Reiki Treatment. Mindful Meditation, Facials, Lash Extensions and Lifts, Brow Lamination, Facial Waxing, Teeth Whitening, and Facial Fillers. BIOENERGETICS & WELLNESS A selection of proven products to enhance health naturally through FDA approved technologies, genetic assessment and analysis, nutritionals, and various treatment tools to enhance mood, sleep, and focus.

1101 Tamiami Trail South -Suite 215A Venice, Florida 34285 941.867.0867 | www.Empathea.com

RETOUCH YOUR BEAUTY mind. Services are designed to assist with aesthetic concerns such as sun damage, droopy eyelids, wrinkles, aging skin conditions and proactive skincare treatments and products. Some services offered are cutting edge FaceTite, Morpheus8 skin resurfacing and Evoke facial remodeling. Also available is laser resurfacing, HydrafacialMD, facials, peels, Botox, fillers and threads. When surgical services are desired, eyebrow and forehead lifts, corrective eyelid surgery, facelifts, necklifts are some of the procedures Dr. Mercandetti offers. Dr. Mercandetti is in high demand for his reconstructive surgery after Mohs surgery. The practice works closely with area dermatologists to coordinate surgery. NuView is a private practice that Nikki, APRN/Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Michelle, Medical Aesthetician welcomes patients

Since 2003, Dr. Michael Mercandetti has been a leading provider in ophthalmic and facial reconstructive and cosmetic services in the Venice/Sarasota area. His passion for his patients and vast knowledge is what drives him to continue to provide secondto-none service. At NuView Aesthetics, we strive to provide the best medical grade cosmetic and aesthetic treatments using the latest technology, keeping patient goals in

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and family members in a comfortable and warm environment. Dr. Mercandetti is passionate about his patients and his patients rave about his personalized patient care and dedication to medicine, as well as his friendly demeanor. While many patients are referred by ophthalmologists, dermatologists, general practitioners and other physicians and satisfied patients who refer to him for his knowledge and expertise, with a medical aesthetician and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, our Medspa is aimed at making everyone look and feel their absolute best. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 941-488-7117.

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SHOREPOINT HEATH - VENICE 540 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-7711 www.shorepointhealthvenice.com ShorePoint Heatlh - Venice is a 312-bed regional health care system that provides a comprehensive array of health care services to the greater Venice area and beyond. ShorePoint Health - Venice health care network includes comprehensive cardiac services including open-heart surgery, an ambulatory care center, robotic surgery and a home health agency.

Herrera Psychology is the choice for child psychology and college prep services in our local area. We specialize in psycho/behavioral therapy and psycho-educational evaluations for children & teens ages 2 -22.

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ENRICHING LIVES As a nonprofit community, we invest in our people to deliver an ideal senior living experience. We offer a comfortable place for seniors to live an enriched life surrounded by infinite opportunities to grow.

Maris Pointe’s thoughtfully designed community provides a safe, secure place for seniors living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss, enabling them to continue doing the things they love. Our dedicated Memory Care team learn each resident’s personal life story, strengths, and experiences – helping them find a distinct sense of purpose in each day. This person-centered philosophy makes our community a close-knit family. Residents are encouraged to live an enriched lifestyle with a calendar full of activities and events. By focusing on living actively in the present residents discover the power of a moment in time and the true fulfillment it can bring. 80 I

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MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP Walk-In Clinic 1287 US 41 Bypass, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 244-5716 www.millenniumphysician.com

Life is better at home. We’ll help your loved one stay there – safely.

Formed in 2008, Millennium Physician Group has grown into one of the largest comprehensive primary care practices with more than 200 health care providers located throughout Southwest Florida. With corporate headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida, Millennium Physician Group consists of primary care offices, Imaging Centers, Lab Services and Wellness Programs. You can also find various programs, such as weight management and smoking cessation, led by Millennium Physician Group doctors.

If your loved one is vulnerable and needs in-home care, we’re here to help.

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arasota County schools are known to be some of the best public schools in Florida. More than 43,000 students attend 40 schools including special schools such as Pine View for gifted students, which is rated 15th in the U.S.; Oak Park, which provides educational and therapeutic services to students with disabilities; Booker High School, a magnet school in performing arts; and Suncoast Polytechnical High School, to name a few. Added to that are nine charter schools with various emphasis. There are also several private schools in the county.

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In Venice, there are four elementary schools: Garden, Laurel-Nokomis, Taylor and Venice, serving grades kindergarten through 5. Two middle schools, Laurel and Venice, serve grades 6-8. Venice High School serves grades 9-12. Charter schools include Student Leadership Academy and Sky Academy, both for grades 6-8, and Island Village Montessori for grades K-11. Private schools are Epiphany, grades K-8, and Venice Christian School, grades K-12.

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ISLAND VILLAGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL Institutions of higher learning include State College of Florida in South Sarasota County, and in Sarasota University of South Florida, New College, Keiser University, Ringling College of Art and Design, East West College of Natural Medicine, and Argosy University.

Island Village Montessori School, Sarasota County’s only tuition-free Montessori school, opened its doors to students in 2001. Island Village has earned the status of “high-performing charter school” by the Florida Department of Education since its inception in 2011. It remains the only public Montessori school in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte counties and one of only 29 in Florida. Island Village educates students from pre-school through eighth grade in the Montessori philosophy, which has been shown to eliminate educational gaps created by family income discrepancies in traditional education. Currently, more than 565 students are enrolled. Island Village announced in January 2020 a master plan for consolidation of the Sarasota campus and Venice campus (2001 Pinebrook Road) for the 2020-2021 school year to bring all the students and families together. “We are passionately committed to educational excellence, financial stability and making a Montessori experience available to any child regardless of their family income,” said Jennifer Ocana, Head of School. The complete master plan envisions a cluster of buildings that will provide courtyard areas to promote a feeling of safety and community. Phase one of the master plan included a new 5,500 square foot building to serve approximately 100 students in three classrooms. The $1.2 million building is

located on the east side of the 12-acre Venice Campus. Phase two of the master plan includes three buildings, one new 5,500 square foot building and two new 4,000 square foot buildings to serve approximately 200 students in seven classrooms. Each new classroom will have a computer lab, as well as a screened outdoor, open-air learning space. The $3.5 million project will serve as the much needed replacement for the original 20 year old modular building and will be completed in summer 2022.

Island Village channels its students’ natural energy with music, drama, art and dance and frees them from hours behind a desk. The new learning environments will allow the students to thrive and to be prepared for tomorrow’s world.

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BUSINESS RESOURCES tants assist entrepreneurs with a variety of business issues, including: strategic market research, market expansion and revenue growth, business and strategic plan development, marketing plan development, access to capital and loan packaging assistance, financial analysis and assessment, accounting systems and financial literacy, and feasibility analysis and start-up assistance.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of South Florida, assists existing and emerging businesses in Sarasota and Manatee counties, through no-cost confidential business consulting, market research information, and low-cost training. Whether growing, buying, selling, or starting a business, the Florida SBDC at USF can assist entrepreneurs at all stages of business. Professionally-certified business consul-

The Center also offers Coronavirus-specific services, including COVID-19 Preparedness Plans and Work-From-Home Assessments.

Sarasota County anchors the middle of Florida’s southwestern coast, south of Tampa Bay and North of Fort Myers. It is within a 90-minute drive of three major international airports, including the highly convenient Sarasota Bradenton International Airport—one of the fastest growing airports in the country. The county’s convenient location, when combined with its low taxes and unparalleled quality of life, make it one of the best places to own and operate a business in the U.S. Sarasota County’s appeal has not gone unrecognized by business owners. In 84 I

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Export marketing plan services are available for “new-to-export” businesses to assist in identifying possible growth strategies in foreign markets, while government contracting services can assist established businesses in expanding through federal, state, and local government contracting opportunities. In addition, consultants can assist businesses through the certification process with a variety of local, state, and federal organizations.

In addition, the Florida SBDC at USF has specialized no-cost services available for qualified businesses looking to accelerate market growth, including growth acceleration, international trade, government contracting and business certification services. Growth acceleration services provide entrepreneurs who have been in business for at least three years, with in-

To learn more about the Florida SBDC at USF and its consultants, please go to SBDCTampaBay.com/manasota.

2021 it was widely recognized as one of the best places for entrepreneurs to start a business. With rapid growth, it holds abundant opportunity for businesses of all kinds.

its targeted sectors from throughout the country, the EDC functions as a concierge to its clients. It provides a variety of support and services including:

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

depth business assessments and strategic planning to assist in developing sustainable growth strategies.

The Venice Area Chamber of Commerce partners closely with the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (EDC) to support businesses that expand or relocate to the Venice area and beyond. The EDC is the only organization that focuses solely on diversifying the economy of Sarasota County. Its work helps create new, well-paying jobs, contributes to the economy and its tax base, and reduces vulnerability to external shocks that can undermine the community’s long-term economic health. The EDC targets six sectors: technology, manufacturing, life sciences, professional services, corporate headquarters, and creative industries. In addition to attracting businesses in

To schedule a confidential no-cost appointment with a local business consultant, please contact Scott Carpenter at scott70@usf.edu or (941) 309-1200, extension 107.

1. SITE SELECTION AND PERMITTING ASSISTANCE EDC team members work with Sarasota County government and a network of commercial realtors and other site specialists to help clients find a location that will suit their needs. When the right conditions are met, they can also assist with a fast-track permitting system, the Sarasota Means Action Response Team (SMART) program. 2. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE The EDC provides access to valuable local, regional, and statewide data that businesses need to make growth decisions. This includes economic activity, industry information, policy trends, demographics and quality of life indicators. As a subject matter expert, it can also provide insight and guidance on the myriad of issues that growing businesses face.

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3. WORKFORCE AND TRAINING REFERRALS

4. HELP WITH FINANCING AND INCENTIVES

The EDC functions as a resource for employers needing assistance with recruiting, training, and outplacing employees. It is a close collaborator with career centers and workforce training organizations. It also liaises between employers and job seekers, providing access to local job postings, job fairs, training grants, and more.

In addition to connecting its clients to local financial institutions and alternative financial resources, the EDC liaises with Sarasota County government to help clients who meet specific criteria apply for economic incentive grants and temporary reductions in ad valorem taxes. Criteria generally focus on the creation of high-paying jobs and capital investments that will benefit from the local economy.

SCORE’s over 13,000 volunteer business experts provide hundreds of thousands of free small business mentoring sessions and local/online educational services to clients at all points of their business lifecycles in over 1,500 communities nationwide.

SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than eleven million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year,

LOCAL BUSINESS RESOURCES BUILDING PERMITS A permit is required for construction or work on a building or to any of its systems. This includes work to construct, enlarge, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building. It also includes work to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems. Further information can be obtained at www. FloridaBuilding.org.

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS All businesses need an employer ID number issued by the Internal Revenue Service. The forms may be obtained online at www. irs.gov or by calling 1 (800) 829-1040.

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To support small business success, three local SCORE chapters continue to partner with local community organizations to serve Southwest Florida’s Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties. Nearly 140 local volunteer business experts provide free and confidential mentoring (local and online), free/low cost local and online workshops and access to a wealth of online resources to existing and emerging businesses.

Employers are responsible for the payroll tax collections and payment for Income Taxes (withheld from wages), Social Security Taxes (FICA, withheld from wages), and Federal and applicable State taxes.

BUSINESS TAX Sarasota County Tax Collector (941) 861-8300, option 3 info@sarasotataxcollector.com www.sarasotataxcollector.com Most businesses and professions operating in Sarasota County must pay a business tax which is used for economic development. Businesses located in the City of Venice must also pay a City Business tax. For more information about the city business tax, call (941) 486-2626. Also some businesses may be required to collect sales tax. Contact the Florida Department

5. BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM The EDC is effective in its concierge role because it maintains relationships with a vast network of service providers. This uniquely equips it to guide companies through the landscape of business assistance that exists in Sarasota County. For information about services, incentives, and resources available to local or relocating businesses, contact the EDC at (941) 309-1200, info@edcsarasotacounty. com or www.edcsarasotacounty.com.

To learn more about SCORE in your local community, volunteer or set up an appointment with a mentor visit www.score.org. wds Manasota: manasota.score.org (941) 955-1029 susan.jojo@scorevolunteer.org Port Charlotte: portcharlotte.score.org (941) 743-6179 port.charlotte@scorevolunteer.org SWFL: southwestflorida.score.org (239) 533-3102 ch.admin0219@scorevolunteer.org

of Revenue for more information at www.dor.myflorida.com or by calling (941) 343-0201. SALES & PROPERTY TAX The State of Florida requires collection of sales tax. To register your business for collecting sales tax, obtain an Application for Sales and Use Tax Registration (Form DR1) available at the Department of Revenue, Sales Tax Division. Businesses are responsible for state and local taxes and licenses. To get the most update information available, you may wish to contact a tax attorney or accountant to determine your individual obligation. Additional phone numbers that may help you in the startup of your new or relocating business are listed below for your convenience. This is the information provided at the time of this publication. Information is subject to change. Please check with the Chamber or websites listed for current information.

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ZONING INFORMATION

FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION DIVISION OF CORPORATIONS

Sarasota County Zoning Regulations www.scgov.net (941) 861-5000

Department of State • www.sunbiz.org (850) 245-6000

City of Venice Planning & Zoning Department (941) 486-2626, extension 7432 www.venicegov.com

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Venice Area Chamber of Commerce (941) 488-2236 · www.venicechamber.com Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (941) 309-1200 · www.edcsarasotacounty.com

Enterprise Florida Economic Assistance (850) 298-6620 · www.enterpriseflorida.com

SERVICE CORPS OF RETIRED EXECUTIVES (SCORE) (941) 955-1029 · www.manasota.score.org (941) 743-6179 · www.portcharlotte.score.org (239) 533-3102 · www.southwestflorida.score.org

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (941) 309-1200 extension 107 www.sbdctampabay.com/manasota

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CareerSource Suncoast (941) 358-4200 www.careersourcesuncoast.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN SARASOTA COUNTY Englewood Florida........... (941) 474-5511 Gulf Coast Latin............... (941) 526-0778 Longboat Key.................... (941) 387-9000 North Port......................... (941) 564-3040 Sarasota.............................. (941) 955-8187 Siesta Key........................... (941) 349-3800 Venice Area....................... (941) 488-2236

CITY OF VENICE LEADERSHIP The City of Venice is governed by a Council-Manager system that combines the political leadership of elected officials in the form of a city council with the managerial experience of a city manager. The Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall at 9:00am. The City Manager is a full-time executive with experience and training in administering local government staffs, projects, and programs on behalf of the Council. It is the City Manager’s responsibility to recruit and hire staff members and oversee their functions as well as prepare a recommended budget. The mayor and council members are elected for three-year terms which are staggered, so that two council members are elected or re-elected every year Each member is limited to three consecutive terms and must live within the City limits.

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commissioners also appoint the county administrator and the county attorney.

VENICE CITY COUNCIL Mayor: Ron Feinsod 401 West Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34285 www.venicegov.com (941) 486-2626

Sarasota County also has five constitutional officers who are elected by the public for terms of four years: the Sheriff, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, and Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.

Vice Mayor: Nick Pachota

The county administration buildings are located at 1660 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota and the Robert L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 South Tamiami Trail in Venice. (941) 861-5000 www.scgov.net.

COUNCIL MEMBERS: Jim Boldt Mitzie Fiedler Rachel Frank Helen Moore Joe Neunder SARASOTA COUNTY LEADERSHIP

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: District 1 – Michael A. Moran District 2 – Christian Ziegler District 3 – Nancy C. Detert District 4 – Alan Maio District 5 – Ron Cutsinger

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Year in review

VENICE AREA CHAMBER 2021 MEMBERSHIP

VISITOR CENTER

5,500+

VISITORS CAME THROUGH THE VISITOR CENTER

136 NEW MEMBERS

JOINED THE CHAMBER

35

CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS ANSWERED

4,500+ PHONE CALLS 3,100+

VOLUNTEER HOURS HELPING MEMBERS

15,000+

RIBBON CUTTINGS & BUSINESS CELEBRATIONS

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VALUED INVESTMENT PARTNERS

MEMBERS RECEIVED

6,400+

Promoting Business Growth & Success Since 1925

VISITOR GUIDES & MEMBERSHIP D I R E C TO R I E S D I S T R I B U T E D

REFERRALS MADE BY CHAMBER STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

EVENTS

HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

2,100 ATTENDEES

TEEN LEADERSHIP REAL WORLD WEDNESDAYS

AT OUR BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Venice Quest

Non-Profit Rally

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Business Showcase

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VENICE AREA CHAMBER Member Name.......................Join Date FPL (Florida Power & Light)............................... 1954 Venice Gondolier Sun......................................... 1954 Beachcomber in Venice...................................... 1957 Boone Law Firm................................................. 1960 Britton’s Flooring Options by Carpet One........... 1961 Herald-Tribune Media Group.............................. 1961 Island House Apartment Motel........................... 1961 Sea Pleasures & Treasures of Venice................. 1961 Superior Heating-Cooling Corp. ........................ 1961 Yacht Club Apartments....................................... 1961 Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory................... 1962 Inn at the Beach................................................. 1962 Babe’s Plumbing, Inc. & Fire Sprinklers............. 1963 Hough & Company, PA, CPAs............................ 1963 Matthews-Currie Ford........................................ 1963 Stanley Dean Insurance Agency, Inc. ................ 1963 American Realty of Venice, Inc.......................... 1964 Drs. Davis & Beyer............................................. 1967 Jenkins Chevrolet of Venice .............................. 1967 Cook’s Sportland, Inc......................................... 1969 Kearney Moving & Storage, Inc......................... 1969 Gulf Sands Beach Apartments/Motel.................. 1970 Royal Coachman Resort-Encore........................ 1970 Gifford-Heiden Insurance Agency, Inc................ 1971 Capri Isles Golf Club.......................................... 1972 RTR Urology...................................................... 1972 ShorePoint Health Venice .................................. 1972 Toale Brothers Funeral Home............................. 1972 Starling Buick GMC, Inc..................................... 1973 United Way of South Sarasota County............... 1973 Venice Lions Club, Inc....................................... 1973 Economy Pools of Florida, Inc........................... 1974 Heitel Jewelers................................................... 1974 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Venice/Englewood Office.................................... 1975 Venice Cooling & Heating, Inc............................ 1975 AAA Insurance - Venice Branch......................... 1976 Jessup’s Major Appliance Centers...................... 1976 Nielsen............................................................... 1976 City of Venice..................................................... 1977 Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant.......................... 1977 Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Inc..................... 1977 Lugar, Pope & Kraft, CPAs, PA........................... 1977 Quarterdeck Resort Condominiums................... 1977 Suncoast Engraving & More.............................. 1977 Venice Area Board of Realtors, Inc..................... 1977 Gerzeny’s R. V. World......................................... 1978 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.............................................. 1978 Venice Sunrise Rotary Club................................ 1978 Jean L. Williams Insurance, Inc......................... 1979 Rattan Wicker & Cane, Inc................................. 1979 Coast Pump and Supply Co., Inc........................ 1980 Eric’s Painting & Decorating, Inc........................ 1980 Hill & Hill Plumbing Co...................................... 1980 Hill’s Kitchen & Bath Creations........................... 1980 Janoff & Khatri Pediatric Dentistry..................... 1980 Merrill Lynch...................................................... 1980 Venice Glass Shop, Inc...................................... 1980 Venice Theatre, Inc............................................ 1980 Village On The Isle............................................. 1980 PGT Innovations................................................ 1982 Robinson, Gruters & Roberts CPA..................... 1982 Wells Fargo Advisors......................................... 1982 Kimal Lumber.................................................... 1983

LONG TERM MEMBERS

Roberts Insurance Group................................... 1983 Eager Beaver Car Wash, Inc............................... 1984 Friends of the Venice Public Library, Inc............ 1984 House of Maps................................................... 1984 Italian American Club of Venice, Inc................... 1984 Michael Saunders & Company........................... 1984 Sallapudi Orthodontics....................................... 1984 Sertoma Club of Venice...................................... 1984 Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club............................. 1984 Capt. Eddie’s Seafood Restaurant...................... 1985 Jacaranda West Country Club, Inc..................... 1985 Sarasota County School Board.......................... 1985 Venice Beach Villas............................................ 1985 Britton Law Group.............................................. 1986 Garden of Eden Florist........................................ 1986 Hall & Rheingans, PLLC..................................... 1986 Land of Sleep, Inc.............................................. 1986 Reflections In Gold............................................. 1986 SERVPRO of Venice & Port Charlotte................ 1986 Venice MainStreet, Inc....................................... 1986 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.................................................... 1987 Caldwell Trust Company..................................... 1987 CareerSource Suncoast...................................... 1987 ERA Preferred Properties of Venice, Inc............. 1987 Fishman & Associates, Inc................................. 1987 Johnson Chiropractic Medical Center................ 1987 Paradise Realty of Venice, Inc............................ 1987 Sharky’s on the Pier........................................... 1987 Shewski Roofing, Inc......................................... 1987 Stephenson Eye Associates............................... 1987 Suncoast Technical College................................ 1987 The Last Straw................................................... 1987 The Venice Symphony....................................... 1987 Venice Presbyterian Church............................... 1987 Whittaker and Associates, CPAs, PA.................. 1987 Coach House, Inc............................................... 1988 Elmcroft of Bella Vita.......................................... 1988 Florida Pines Mobile Home Court....................... 1988 Gulf Surf Resort Motel....................................... 1988 James Griffith Salon........................................... 1988 Plantation Golf & Country Club, Inc................... 1988 Ram Marine Services, Inc.................................. 1988 Sunset Cadillac of Venice................................... 1988 Venice Area Toastmasters Club-5486................. 1988 Visit Sarasota County......................................... 1988 Weber Manufacturing, Inc.................................. 1988 Bayshore Painting Contractors, Inc.................... 1989 Good News Pest Solutions................................. 1989 Strayer Surveying & Mapping, Inc..................... 1989 Sun Acre Corporation......................................... 1989 Tidewell Hospice................................................ 1989 Waterford Golf Club........................................... 1989 A Pet’s Friend Animal Hospital........................... 1990 Cabinetree Kitchen & Bath Design..................... 1990 Citrus Plumbing of Venice, Inc........................... 1990 Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold, Inc........ 1990 Gulf Coast Carpet Cleaning & Disaster Service, LLC......................................... 1990 Schillinger Insurance Center of Venice, Inc........ 1990 Venice Toyota..................................................... 1990 Venwood Awards............................................... 1990 A Beach Retreat on Casey Key........................... 1991 Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Inc.......................................... 1991 Beechwood Builders, Inc.................................... 1991

Calusa Lakes Golf Club...................................... 1991 Gulf Pines Memorial Park.................................. 1991 Hobart K. Richey, M.D. P.A................................. 1991 Venice Avenue Creamery................................... 1991 Absolute Aluminum, Inc..................................... 1992 Cara Overbeck, D.D.S. PA.................................. 1992 Harbor Lights Cooperative, Inc.......................... 1992 Hoskins Pest Control, Inc................................... 1992 Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom P.A........... 1992 RE/MAX Alliance Group..................................... 1992 Sunset Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.......................................... 1992 Venetian Cleaners ............................................. 1992 Venice Area Historical Society............................ 1992 Venice Wine & Coffee Company......................... 1992 Best Electric, Inc................................................ 1993 Cool Pool Pros................................................... 1993 Epiphany Cathedral School................................ 1993 Klingbeil & Roberts, PA...................................... 1993 Mr. Marcite, Inc.................................................. 1993 Performance Air, Inc.......................................... 1993 St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, Inc........... 1993 U. S. Tent Rental, Inc......................................... 1993 Cavanaugh & Co................................................ 1994 Englewood Community Hospital........................ 1994 Hazeltine Nurseries, Inc..................................... 1994 Lakeside Lutheran Church................................. 1994 MarineMax of Venice......................................... 1994 Masella’s Auto Repair, Inc.................................. 1994 The Plantation Community Foundation, Inc....... 1994 The Storage Bins................................................ 1994 Women’s Sertoma Club of Venice, Inc............... 1994 Donald W. Lackey, D.D.S.................................... 1995 Dorsett Signs, Inc.............................................. 1995 Gulf Coast Community Foundation Inc............... 1995 Horse and Chaise Rentals and Property Management, Inc................................. 1995 Rhodus Remodeling & Construction, Inc........... 1995 South Venice Dental Care................................... 1995 1 Stop Car-Truck Repair..................................... 1996 AdviniaCare Venice ........................................... 1996 Beebe Design Studio Architect........................... 1996 Cool Today......................................................... 1996 Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc................................ 1996 LoCastro Insurance Services, Inc...................... 1996 Richard R. Namikas, M.S., CCC-A, Inc............... 1996 Robert N. Harrison, Attorney at Law.................. 1996 St Mark’s Episcopal Church............................... 1996 Ultimate Lawn Care............................................ 1996 Venice Art Center, Inc......................................... 1996 BB&T / SunTrust now Truist (Venice Village).................................................. 1997 Best Western Plus Ambassador Suites Venice..................................................... 1997 David R. Cornish, Attorney at Law..................... 1997 Florida Business Opportunities, Inc................... 1997 Home & Condo Rentals and Property Mgmt., Inc........................................... 1997 Jimco Maintenance, Inc..................................... 1997 Maris Pointe....................................................... 1997 RE/MAX Alliance Group Gae Stewart-Dudley, Inc..................................... 1997 Suncoast Humane Society................................. 1997 Venice Pines Veterinary Clinic............................ 1997 Woodmere Apartments of Venice....................... 1997

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A BEACH RETREAT ON CASEY KEY 105 Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275-3303.............................. (941) 485-8771 www.abeachretreat.com

ADDY’S VILLAS (941) 488-7990 | addysvillas.com Addy’s Villas of Nokomis combines the top rated service of a family owned & operated hotel accommodation with the charm & relaxing atmosphere of a tropical Florida retreat! BEST LODGING & VACATION HOME RENTAL VALUE IN THE SARASOTA AREA! 330 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275 BEACHCOMBER IN VENICE 720 Golden Beach Blvd. Venice, FL 34285-3325.................................. (941) 488-4237 www.beachcomberinvenice.com See our ad page 9 BEACHCOMBER ON CASEY KEY 129 Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-0715 www.beachcombercaseykey.com BEST WESTERN PLUS AMBASSADOR SUITES VENICE 400 Commercial Court Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 480-9898 www.bestwestern.com/plusambassadorsuitesvenice CASEY KEY RESORTS 1660 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 966-2121 www.caseykeyresorts.com CASEY KEY VACATION Casey Key, FL 34275...................................... (440) 835-5288 www.caseykeyvacation.com FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 2935 Executive Dr. Venice, FL 34292.......................................... (941) 488-4343 www.marriott.com/srqvc FLORIDA PINES MOBILE HOME COURT 150 Satulah Circle Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-0019 www.goodsam.com

HOTEL VENEZIA A RAMADA HOTEL 425 US 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 308-7700 www.hotelveneziafl.com See our ad page 13

VENICE BEACH VILLAS 501 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 488-1580 www.venicebeachvillas.com

INN AT THE BEACH 725 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-8471 www.innatthebeach.com

VENICE ISLES APARTMENTS 2600 Executive Dr. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 800-1160 www.veniceislesapartments.com

ISLAND HOUSE APARTMENT MOTEL 205 Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275-3371.............................. (941) 488-1719 www.islandhouse.org

WOODMERE APARTMENTS OF VENICE c/o Gallina Management, Inc. 101 E. Main St., Ste. 500 Mount Horeb, WI 53572................................. (941) 496-4161 www.woodmereapartmentsofvenice.com

KON-TIKI MOTEL, INC. 1487 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-9696 MOTEL 6 281 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-8255 www.motel6.com QUARTERDECK VACATION RENTAL CONDOMINIUMS 1275 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285-1131.................................. (941) 488-0449 www.qdeckresortvenicecom RAMBLER’S REST RV RESORT 1300 N. River Rd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-4354 www.rvonthego.com ROYAL COACHMAN RESORT-ENCORE 1070 Laurel Rd. E. Nokomis, FL 34275-4508.............................. (941) 488-9674 www.rvonthego.com

SUNSHINE INN & SUITES (941) 493-5600 | www.sunshineinnvenice.com The newly renovated Sunshine Inn & Suites offers a heated outdoor pool with gazebos & access to grills, nonsmoking rooms & free Wi-Fi. You may enjoy the variety of restaurants & attractions nearby, as well as many of the best beaches in Florida! 1602 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293 VACASA.......................................................... (941) 218-3057 www.vacasa.com

GULF SANDS BEACH APARTMENTS/MOTEL 433 Casey Key Rd Nokomis, FL 34275-3306.............................. (941) 488-7272 www.gulfsandsbeachresort.com

GULF SURF RESORT MOTEL (941) 966-2669 | www.gulfsurfresort.com A well-kept secret since the 50s, our beachfront resort is ready for your reservations for a tropical retreat. Sitting on 5 miles of private beach in Casey Key, come enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, bird watching & more. Booking early recommended. 3905 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis, FL 34275-3332 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 380 Commercial Court Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 584-6800 www.holidayinnexpress.com HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON 227 Albee Rd. W. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 412-0064 www.Home2Nokomis.Home2SuitesbyHilton.com

YACHT CLUB APARTMENTS 1325 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285-1133.................................. (941) 488-1336 www.ycavenice.com

ACCOUNTANTS-CERTIFIED PUBLIC BRYAN J. ARCHER CPA, PA 329 Nokomis Ave S., Ste. L Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2728 www.cpavenicefl.com CAVANAUGH & CO. 333 Miami Ave., Cavanaugh & Co. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-4847 www.cavcocpa.com HOUGH & COMPANY, PA, CPAS 248 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-7768 www.HoughCPA.com See our ad page 93 KERKERING, BARBERIO & CO. 1990 Main St., Ste. 801 Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 365-4617 www.kbgrp.com LUGAR, POPE & KRAFT 126 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-4111 PEACOCK & FRENCH, CPAS, PA 1314 E. Venice Ave., Ste. C Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-2419 www.venicecpa.com

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PATRICKAIR, LLC 735 Commerce Dr. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 468-0100 www.PatrickAir.com

ROBINSON, GRUTERS & ROBERTS CPA (941) 488-7794 | www.robinsongruters.com

SEASIDE SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (941) 441-4200 | www.SeasideSpringsRetirement.com

Offering tax preparation, IRS representation, QuickBooks accounting & bookkeeping, entity selection & restructuring as well as assurance services. Our firm can guide you through a full range of options to help you put your financial woes to rest.

A warm, friendly 55+ community that offers a variety of floor plans, as well as many amenities that allow you to live comfortably and luxuriously. With maintenance, housekeeping and more included, you have time to enjoy the important things in life.

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1251 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

SANDRA K PRIDEMORE CPA, PA 209 Nassau St. S., Ste. 104 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-5110 SMITH & WAGGONER CPAS, PA 115 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 7 Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 375-4118 www.swagcpa.com WHITE SANDS TAX SOLUTIONS 333 Tamiami Trail S., Ste. 257 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-0968 www.whitesandstax.com

AIR CONDITIONING-CONTRACTORS & SYSTEMS BLUE OCEAN MECHANICAL SERVICES 842 62nd St., Circle E, Ste.104 Bradenton, FL 34208..................................... (941) 251-7649 www.blueoceanmechanical.com CASTLE AIR COOLING AND HEATING 121 N. McCall Rd. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 474-0232 www.castleairfl.com CONDITIONED AIR 1040 Knights Trail Rd. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 893-6450 www.conditionedair.com COOL TODAY 6143 Clark Center Ave. Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 921-5581 www.cooltoday.com

WHITTAKER AND SAUCIER CPAS, PA (941) 493-5299 | www.whittakercpas.net Whittaker & Saucier is a full-scale CPA firm offering all accounting services. Our purpose is to relieve our clients form the burden of complex and sometimes frustrating financial accountability tasks.

PERFORMANCE AIR, INC. 344 Center Ct. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-7007 www.performanceairvenice.com See our ad page 94 ROYAL AIR CONDITIONING 120 Triple Diamond Blvd., Unit G North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 485-3238 www.royalac.net SUPERIOR HEATING-COOLING 115 Triple Diamond Blvd. Nokomis, FL 34275-3632.............................. (941) 488-5359 www.superiorac.com See our ad page 37 TOTAL AIR SOLUTIONS 1050 Corporate Ave., Unit 118 North Port, FL 34289...................................... (941) 426-1770 www.totalairfl.com TRI COUNTY AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING, INC. 1080 Enterprise Ct. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 485-2222 www.tricountyair.com VENICE COOLING & HEATING, INC. 857 B US Hwy. 41 Byp S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-8572 www.venicecoolingandheating.com

AIRPORTS SARASOTA MANATEE AIRPORT AUTHORITY 6000 Airport Circle Sarasota, FL 34243-2105.............................. (941) 359-5200 www.srq-airport.com

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GLOBAL AIR CONDITIONING, INC. (941) 488-7776 | www.globalairconditioning.com

YOUNG, HANKS & HANKS, CPAS 229 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 800-2424 www.younghanks.com

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We Specialize in Indoor Air Quality, providing Sales, Service & Maintenance on all brands of AC equipment. It is our honor & duty to support many of our community non-profit organizations. Making A World of a Difference in your home & in our community! 144 B Triple Diamond Blvd., North Venice, FL 34275

BOOKSMARTS INC. 230 Tamiami Trail S., Ste. 3H Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 276-3201 www.booksmartsfl.com

ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITIES FLORIDIAN CLUB OF SARASOTA 19600 Floridian Club Dr. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 360-3838 www.FloridianLife.com

ALARM / CAMERA SYSTEMS-FIRE & SECURITY SECURITY ALARM CORP. 17776 Toledo Blade Blvd. Pt. Charlotte, FL 33948.................................. (941) 625-9700 www.securityalarmcorp.com

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GRACE AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING, LLC North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 822-7231 www.graceairconditioning.com

ABSOLUTE ALUMINUM, INC. 1220 Ogden Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-7777 www.absolutealuminum.com See our ad page 32

GRANDE AIRE INC. 1606 Faust Dr. Englewood, FL 34224..................................... (941) 697-4884 www.grandeaire.com

COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL ALUMINUM 156 Triple Diamond Blvd. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 486-9104 www.craluminum.com

HONEST AIR CONDITIONING OF VENICE, INC. 1040 Knights Trail Rd., Unit A North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 496-7566 www.honestacofvenice.com See our ad page 21

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APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD, MAJOR JESSUP’S MAJOR APPLIANCE CENTERS 1210 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-9030 www.jessupsappliances.com

APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD, MAJOR, PARTS, SERVICE APPLIANCE SPECIALISTS, LLC........................ (941) 456-0300 www.appliancespecialistsllc.com

ARCHITECTS BEEBE DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECT 825 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 1 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-6762 www.beebedesignstudio.com

ART GALLERIES-DEALERS & CONSULTANTS VENICE ART CENTER, INC. 390 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-7136 www.veniceartcenter.com See our ad page 58

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VENICE GALLERY & STUDIO OF CLYDE BUTCHER 237 Warfield Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-0811 www.clydebutcher.com

FRANCE LITIGATION GROUP 1515 Ringling Blvd., Ste. 230 Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 953-3600 www.mfrancelaw.com

ROBERT N. HARRISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW 304 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 201 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-8551 www.HarrisonLawOffice.com

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

HALL & RHEINGANS, PLLC 1314 E. Venice Ave., Ste. E Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 480-0999 www.venice-florida-lawyer.com

THE LAW OFFICE OF DAN POLICASTRO, P.L. The Snyder Law Building, 355 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 882-4367 www.danpolicastrolaw.com

KEMPER PAYNE LAW 1435 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 104 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 417-0088 www.kemperpaynelaw.com

WILLIAMS PARKER ATTORNEYS AT LAW 200 S. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FLORIDA 34236.............................. (941) 366-4800 www.williamsparker.com

BRANDOW, MAXWELL DAHL, MAGGIE E FAWN, JANIS HAY, DON HOLIC, JOHN KASMARK, JAMES LAWRENCE, MICKEY & JUDY MCKEON, THOMAS KIT C MCLAREN, WADE MURRAY & MURRAY LTD. NEWMAN, VICTORIA PIERCE, DAVID L. SHERYL CORGAN SKINNER, POLLY & ERNIE SPENCER, SHARON VEDDER, BOB

ASSOCIATIONS VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY 301 N. Cattlemen Rd., Ste. 203 Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 955-0991 www.visitsarasota.org

KLINGBEIL & ROBERTS, PA 341 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-2900 www.k-rlaw.com LEDBETTER LAW GROUP 229 Pensacola Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 256-3965 www.LedbetterLawFL.com MUIRHEAD, GAYLOR, STEVES & WASKOM P.A. 901 Ridgewood Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-3000 www.mgswlaw.com PERSSON, COHEN & MOONEY, P.A. 236 Pedro St. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 244-5352 www.swflgovlaw.com RIDDELL LAW GROUP 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Ste. 201 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-4100 www.rlglawfirm.com

ATTRACTIONS ATLANTA BRAVES SPRING TRAINING COMPLEX 18800 S. W. Villages Pkwy. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 413-5000 www.Braves.com See our ad page 2, 67 FOX LEA FARM, INC. 800 N. Auburn Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 809-6361 www.foxleafarm.com TITO GAONA FLYING TRAPEZE ACADEMY Ringling Dr. (next to Venice Airport) Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 504-1552 www.TitoGaona.com

AUDIOLOGISTS MEDICAL GARDENS HEARING AND BALANCE CENTER, INC. 105 San Marco Dr. Venice, FL 34285-3230.................................. (941) 485-4592 www.hear2help.com

ATTORNEYS BATES-BUCHANAN & SAVITSKY LAW GROUP, P.A. 333 Tamiami Trail S., Ste. 298 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 799-3015 www.LadyLawyersFLA.com BERLIN PATTEN EBLING, PLLC, ATTORNEYS AT LAW 247 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 201 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 955-9991 www.BerlinPatten.com See our ad page 95

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BETTERTON, TYLER & SUMMONTE, PL 735 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-4422 BOOHOFF LAW 14900 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287...................................... (877) 999-9999 www.boohofflaw.com BOONE LAW FIRM 1001 Avenida del Circo Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-6716 www.boone-law.com See our ad page 95 BRITTON LAW GROUP 401 Johnson Lane, Ste. 102 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 408-8008 www.andrewbrittonlaw.com

Stephen K. Boone

DAVID R. CORNISH, ATTORNEY AT LAW 355 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 483-4246

Jeffery A. Boone

DONNA-LEE RODEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW 213 Harbor Dr. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-8555 FARR LAW FIRM 4130 Woodmere Park Blvd., #12 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 484-1996 www.farr.com See our ad page 87

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AUTOMOBILE BODY, REPAIRING & PAINTING CAR CHEMISTRY AUTO BODY & PAINTING 540 Seaboard Ave. Venice, Florida 34285..................................... (941) 485-2174 www.carchemistry.net

AUTOMOBILE DEALERS GETTEL ACURA 4981 Clark Rd. Sarasota, FL 34233........................................ (941) 567-1080 www.gettel.com GETTEL HYUNDAI OF SARASOTA 3500 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34239........................................ (941) 567-1080 www.gettel.com GETTEL NISSAN 3530 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34239........................................ (941) 567-1080 www.gettel.com HYUNDAI OF VENICE 200 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 226-8928 www.hyundaiofvenice.com See our ad page 5 JENKINS CHEVROLET OF VENICE 2324 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-5000 www.jenkinschevroletofvenice.com MATTHEWS-CURRIE FORD 130 Tamiami Trl. N. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-6787 www.matthewscurrie.com See our ad page 36 STARLING BUICK GMC, INC. 1455 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3667 www.starlingbuickgmc.com SUNSET CADILLAC OF VENICE 2367 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-5800 www.sunsetcadillacvenice.com VENICE HONDA 985 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285-4334.................................. (941) 486-8888 www.venicehonda.com VENICE TOYOTA 900 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-9000 www.venicetoyota.com

AUTOMOBILE-REPAIR & SERVICE 1 STOP CAR-TRUCK REPAIR 401 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-4061 www.1stopcarrepair.com

AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS OF VENICE 299 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-4411 www.veniceaamco.com

SABAL PALM BANK 735 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 806-5483 www.sabalpalmbank.com See our ad page 89

AMERICAN IMPORT AUTO 548 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-1340 www.americanimportrepair.com

SERVIS 1ST BANK 247 S. Tamiami Trl., #101 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 587-7517 www.servisfirstbank.com

AUTO WORX OF VENICE, INC. 333 Seaboard Ave. S., Unit D Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-9166

SOUTHSTATE BANK 901 Venetia Bay Blvd., #100 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 441-4210 www.BankingForward.com See our ad page 85

LEOPOLD TRUCK & AUTO REPAIR 347 Seaboard Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 451-8157 www.leopoldtruckrepair.com MASELLA’S AUTO REPAIR, INC. 823 US 41 Bypass S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-1122

STEARNS BANK 201 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-6660 www.stearnsbank.com

AUTOMOTIVE - MUSEUM

TRUIST (DOWNTOWN VENICE) 200 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-4000 www.truist.com

IDEAL CLASSIC CARS 2224 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 966-1900 www.idealclassiccars.net

TRUIST (SOUTH BRIDGE) 1670 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 882-7076 www.truist.com

BAIL BONDS AFTER HOURS BAIL BONDS 1902 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 485-8700 www.afterhoursbailbonds.net

BANKS ACHIEVA CREDIT UNION 1485 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 907-4827 www.achievacu.com CENTENNIAL BANK 500 US 41 Bypass N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 237-2000 www.my100bank.com

TRUIST (VENICE VILLAGE) 4101 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 882-5377 www.truist.com TRUSTCO BANK 2057 South Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 496-9100 www.trustcobank.com See our ad page 96

BARBER SHOPS SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS OF SOUTH SARASOTA 8378 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 702-5451 www.haircutmensouthsarasotafl.com

BARTER & TRADE EXCHANGES

ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST 1111 S. McCall Rd. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 475-6771 www.englewoodbankandtrust.com

IMS BARTER Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 468-8610 www.IMSbarter.com

FIRST HORIZON BANK, VENICE BRANCH 1790 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 483-3830 www.firsthorizon.com

ATLANTA BRAVES SPRING TRAINING COMPLEX 18800 S. W. Villages Pkwy. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 413-5000 www.Braves.com See our ad page 2, 67

LIBERTY SAVINGS BANK 1697 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-0201 www.libertysavingsbank.com

BALTIMORE ORIOLES - SARASOTA 2700 12th St. Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 893-6300 www.orioles.com/sarasota

BASEBALL

BICYCLES-SALES, RENTALS, REPAIRS BICYCLES INTERNATIONAL 1752 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-1590 www.bicyclesinternationalfl.com See our ad page 37

Venice Branch Home Town

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BIG BAM ELECTRIC BIKES 412 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 240-1717 www.bigbambikes.com

Mark J. Cooper,

CROW’S NEST MARINA 1968 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-7661 www.crowsnest-venice.com

2057 South Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 941-496-9100

FLORIDA BIKE AND BEACH Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 412-1411 www.floridabikeandbeach.com

Branch Manager

REAL BIKES VENICE 581 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-3113 www.realbikes.com

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BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP FREEDOM BOAT CLUB 990 Laguna Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 400-1399 www.freedomboatclub.com

BOAT DEALERS BIG TOY STORAGE & SALES 100 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 445-4514 www.bigtoysales.com MARINEMAX OF VENICE 1485 Tamiami Trl.. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 313-2184 www.marinemax.com See our ad page 37

BOATING SAFETY & EDUCATION UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 86 1200 S. Harbor Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-1900 www.venicecgaux.org

BOATS-EXCURSION, SIGHTSEEING EASY CRUISIN’ CHARTERS Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 539-3126 www.easycruisin.com

ZENBUSINESS 336 E. College Ave., Ste. 301 Tallahassee, FL 32301.................................... (844) 493-6249 www.zenbusiness.com/florida-llc

CABINET MAKERS BRENTON GOLD CABINETRY 171 S. Jackson Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-0040 FLORIDA CLOSET & CABINETS 1865 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 303-9928 www.floridaclosetandcabinets.com NICKOLS KITCHENS & BATH LLC 126 Corporation Way C Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-7894 www.ncwfl.com

CAR WASHING/POLISHING/DETAILING EEAGER BEAVER CAR WASH, INC. 1791 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-6665 www.eagerbeavercarwash.com

BOATS-RENTALS & JET SKIS

LIGHTNING FAST CAR WASH 19401 Times Circle Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 786-3258 www.lightningfastcarwash.com See our ad page 35

COOL BREEZE BOAT & JET SKI RENTALS Gulf Harbor Marina, 100 Circuit Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 485-3333 www.coolbreezeboatrentals.com

TOMMY’S EXPRESS CAR WASH 1758 S Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (920) 883-5036 www.tommys-express.com

BUILDING PREFORMANCE CONSULTANT

CARPET, RUG & UPHOLSTERY CLEANERS

CALCS PLUS 121 Triple Diamond Blvd., #16 North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 488-1700 www.Calcs-plus.com

GULF COAST CARPET CLEANING & DISASTER SERVICE, LLC 162 Progress Circle Venice, FL 34285-3536.................................. (941) 488-0000 www.GCCCFL.com

BUSINESS BROKERS

HEAVEN’S BEST CARPET CLEANING................ (941) 525-3919 www.heavensbestflorida.com

FLORIDA BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, INC. 481 Beechwood Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 539-4353 www.floridabusinessopportunities.com HALLMARK BUSINESS BROKERS, INC. 230 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 1 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 445-4726 www.hallmarkbrokers.com

BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES CATALYST GROUP ECR Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (612) 759-1000 www.catalystecr.com CJF CONSULTING ‘’BUSINESS NICHE CONSULTING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY’’ 143 Miami Ave. E., Ste. A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 468-9399

CATERING AMERICAN COMFORT CATERING & FOOD SERVICE 1770 E. Venice Ave Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 786-3486 CHICK-FIL-A AT PELICAN PLAZA 8420 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 966-0024 www.chick-fil-a.com/locations/fl/pelican-plaza

CELL PHONES & ACCESSORIES

CEMETERIES GULF PINES MEMORIAL PARK 2401 Englewood Rd. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 474-2413 www.gulfpinesmp.com

CLEANING SERVICES CLEAN SLATE CLEANING SERVICES................ (828) 443-0818 www.cleanslatevenice.com CLEARLY SUPERIOR SERVICES, LLC................ (941) 451-9203 www.clearlysuperiorservices.com CLM GULF COAST MAINTENANCE SERVICES.....(941) 497-3615 www.clmgulfcoast.com See our ad page 97 CORPORATE CLEANING OF VENICE, INC......... (941) 408-3590 www.corporatecleaningofvenice.com OFFICE CLEANERS OF VENICE........................ (941) 716-3238 www.officecleanersofvenice.com ROYAL MAID SERVICE 415 Commercial Court, Ste. A-1 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 486-1624 www.veniceroyalmaids.com SUNSATIONAL CLEANING LLC Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 888-3344 www.SunsationalCleaningLLC.com

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GREATER SARASOTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1945 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 955-8187 www.sarasotachamber.org LAKEWOOD RANCH BUSINESS ALLIANCE 8430 Enterprise Circle, Ste. 140 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202........................... (941) 757-1664 www.lwrba.org SIESTA KEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 5114 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34242........................................ (941) 394-3800 www.siestakeychamber.com VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 597 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2236 www.venicechamber.com VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MARKETING Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (941) 488-2236 VENICE REGION AACA.................................... (941) 240-2428 www.veniceaaca.com

RUSSELL CELLULAR 1100 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 244-9777 www.russellcellular.com

EMERGE CONSULTING SERVICES LLC............ (919) 427-5964 www.emergeconsultingservices.com

BUSINESS SERVICES EXCEL TELEMESSAGING 181 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 556-3150 www.exceltelemessaging.com GULF COAST EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CENTER LLC 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Ste. 200 Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 483-3838 www.gulfcoastexecutivebiz.com KOWORX MEDIA 1101 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 208-2866 www.koworx-media.business.site

Janitorial & Sanitation Services

(941) 497-3615 CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

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COFFEE SERVICES-SUPPLIES

CONCIERGE

COFFEE TIME SERVICES PO Box 5303 Sarasota, FL 34277-5303.............................. (941) 953-2232 www.coffeetimeservices.com

NANCY’S CONCIERGE SERVICES Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 445-0319 www.nancysconciergeservices.com

COINS-DEALERS COINS, LOANS & COLLECTABLES 2389 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-6331 www.classiccreationsjewelers.com

COMPUTERS ALLIANCE IT/RING AUTHORITY 722 Apex Rd., Unit F Sarasota, FL 34240........................................ (941) 556-4460 www.allianceitllc.com See our ad page 23 ENCLAVE HOSTING Venice, FL 34285........................................... (888) 315-7776 www.enclavehosting.com GFINITY TECHNOLOGY GROUP........................ (941) 220-6060 www.gfinity.com LEADERCHIP, INC. 744 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 207-3800 www.leaderchip.com

COMPUTERS-SERVICE & REPAIR CBC TECHNOLOGIES North Port, FL 34287...................................... (941) 404-3888 www.cbctech.net MOSESYS 710 Commerce, #105 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 234-0687 www.mosesys.com See our ad page 98

WHEN & HOW CONCIERGE SERVICES, LLC..... (941) 525-2947 www.whenandhowconcierge.com

CONCRETE-DECORATIVE WHITE CEMENT SPECIALTIES 202 Seaboard Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2172 www.whitecementspecialties.com

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES -GENERAL CONTRACTORS ATLAS BUILDING COMPANY OF FLORIDA, LLC 201 Fletcher Ave., Ste. 120 Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 315-9292 www.atlasbuildsflorida.com BEECHWOOD BUILDERS, INC. 779 Commerce Dr., Ste. 14 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-9053 www.beechwoodbuilders.com BISHOP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 915-5201 www.bcsinc.biz BURKE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. 1235 Sarasota Center Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240...........................................866-88-BURKE www.bcginc.net J2 SOLUTIONS INC. 779 Commerce Dr., Ste. 1 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 492-3266 www.J2SolutionsInc.com See our ad page 21

JE CHARLOTTE CONSTRUCTION CORP. 1500 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 445-4045 www.jecharlotte.com KRAUTH CONSTRUCTION INC.......................... (941) 809-0473 www.krauthconstruction.com MPS DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION, LLC 625 N. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 441-1441 See our ad Inside Back Cover ON A MISSION REMODELING 1896 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 929-5733 www.onamissionfl.com WOLCOTT CONSTRUCTION, LLC....................... (941) 303-9950

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES -HOME CONTRACTORS/BUILDERS CAITHNESS CONSTRUCTION LLC 908 Old Venice Rd. Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 918-2417 www.caithnessconstuction.com COASTAL PROPERTY GROUP OF FLORIDA, INC. 120 Triple Diamond Blvd., Ste. A N. Venice, Florida 34275..................................... 9414861590 D.R. HORTON, INC. - AMERICA’S BUILDER 89 Navigation Circle Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 447-0003 www.drhorton.com/swfla

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT WILLIS SMITH CONSTRUCTION 5001 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N Sarasota, FL 34240........................................ (941) 366-3116 www.willissmith.com See our ad page 98

CONSULTANTS KC ROBERG.................................................... (407) 488-4476 www.kcroberg.com LORI STEPHENS, LLC Sarasota, Florida 34240................................. (941) 345-7574 www.LoriStephensLLC.com

COPIERS/PRINTERS/FACSIMILES-SALES & SERVICE COPIERS PLUS OF FLORIDA, INC. 255 Center Court Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-8668 www.copiersplusinc.com

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING ELECTRONIC DATA PAYMENT SYSTEMS.....(866) 578-9740 x102 www.goEDPS.com HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS .................... (941) 375-1120 www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com RETRIEVER MERCHANT SOLUTIONS................ (603) 233-5742 www.rmsnpc.com

DANCE STUDIO/INSTRUCTION

Built to Be a Landmark®

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO 8383 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 114 Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 500-2703 www.arthurmurraysarasotafl.com

DENTISTS CARA OVERBECK, D.D.S. PA 1040 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285-4418.................................. (941) 488-8788 www.caraoverbeck.com

City of Venice Fire Station 1 and City Hall Renovation

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willissmith.com

COMFORTABLE CARE DENTAL 2393 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-6817 www.comfortablecarevenice.com

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DONALD W. LACKEY, D.D.S. 1900 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293-5001.................................. (941) 493-7768 DR. CLARK WRIGHT 4140 Woodmere Park Blvd., #1 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-5923 www.drclarkwright.com DR. GREGG G. HASSLER, JR., DMD, PL 232 Milan Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-8883 www.hasslerdental.com DRS. DAVIS & BEYER 1218 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285-7151.................................. (941) 488-1075 www.venicedentist.com See our ad page 78 JANOFF & KHATRI PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 333 Miami Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285-2361.................................. (941) 484-2629 www.janoffandkhatri.com

SHARK TOOTH DISTILLERY.............................. (703) 408-0926 www.sharktooth.vodka

DOCK BUILDERS RAM MARINE SERVICES, INC. 346 Center Court Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-7422 www.rammarine.com

DRY CLEANERS VENETIAN CLEANERS 439 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-3593 www.venetiancleaners.com

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY 1680 Fruitville Rd, Suite 402 Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 309-1200 www.edcsarasotacounty.com

EDUCATION-ADULT

RADIANCE ENDODONTICS 730 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-8740 www.radianceendodontics.com

DAMSEL IN DEFENSE..................................... (703) 346-6045 www.Mydamselpro.net/safetyfirst123

RYAN HOLBROOK DMD PA 200 Capri Isles Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-3885 www.venicecomprehensivedentistry.com

FPL (FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT) 1177 N. Lime Ave. Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 917-0708 www.fpl.com

SALLAPUDI ORTHODONTICS 140 Indian Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-7006 www.crossbite.com

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

SOUTH VENICE DENTAL CARE 415 Commercial Ct., #B Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-4357 www.venicesmiles.com TARPON SHORES DENTAL 1314 E. Venice Ave., Ste. F Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-7910 www.tarponshoresdental.com

ELECTRIC COMPANIES

BEST ELECTRIC, INC. PO Box 758 Laurel, FL 34272............................................ (941) 484-8167 ENERGY TODAY/AKA COOL TODAY 6143 Clark Center Ave. Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 921-5581 www.plumbingtoday.biz PALM ISLAND ELECTRIC INC. Venice, FL ...................................................... (941) 468-6375 www.PalmIslandElectric.com

THE VENICE DENTIST= 189 Nassau St. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2000 www.thevenicedentist.com VENICE DENTAL ASSOCIATES 1740 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 6 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-6400 www.venicedentalassociates.com VENICE DENTAL CARE 1515 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 3 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-1585 www.venicedentalcare.com VENICE PERIODONTICS AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY 1531 Tamiami Trail S., Ste. 701 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-5591 www.veniceperiodontics.com See our ad page 76 WEST VILLAGES DENTAL CARE 12152 Mercado Dr., Ste. 900 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 786-0897 www.WestVillagesDentalCare.com

DISINFECTING/SANITIZING SERVICES SECURE SHIELD TECHNOLOGIES 226 Ponce De Leon Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-2426 www.secureshieldtechnologies.com

DISTILLERIES LOADED CANNON DISTILLERY 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Ste. 110 Bradenton, FL 34211..................................... (941) 900-1482 www.loadedcannondistillery.com

SUNSHINE ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 441-9300 www.SunshineVenice.com See our ad page 99

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS-COMMERCIAL NCN ELECTRIC, INC. 261 Blue Juniper Blvd Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-0005 www.ncnelectric.com

ENGINEERS-CIVIL DMK ASSOCIATES, INC. 421 Commercial Ct., Ste. C Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-1293 www.dmkassoc.com KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC. 1777 Main St., Ste. 200 Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 379-7600

ENGRAVERS HALLIGAN DESIGN PRODUCTION.................... (503) 383-5588 www.Halligandesignproduction.com

SUNCOAST ENGRAVING & MORE (941) 485-0310 | sunengrave@ymail.com Our hometown business has been in Venice for over 40 years. We offer quality engraving on items you bring in or purchased from us, special occasion gifts, business items, & Bricks. Stop in, we can help you share your own unique message on any item. 125 Corporation Way, Unit A, Venice, FL 34285 VENWOOD AWARDS 1845 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit A Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 473-0708 www.venwoodawards.com

ENTERTAINMENT JOE MULLAN ENTERTAINMENT AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 451-4058 VENICE CHORALE, INC. PO Box 1004 Venice, FL 34284........................................... (941) 220-5126 www.thevenicechorale.org

EXCAVATING CONTRACTORS

SUNCOAST ELECTRICAL SERVICES, LLC (941) 952-7002 | www.suncoastelectricllc.com Locally owned & operated. With electricians specializing in residential remodels & new construction, our service technicians are ready to deliver great service for all of your electrical needs. Serving Sarasota, Venice, North Port & surrounding areas. 8128 Blaikie Ct., Sarasota, FL 34240

SHIPPS EXCAVATING Venice, FL 34284-1719................................. (941) 416-6184 www.shippsexcavating.com

FARMERS MARKETS VENICE FARMERS MARKET 401 W. Venice Ave. at City Hall Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 445-9209 www.thevenicefarmersmarket.org

Serving all of Sarasota & Surrounding Counties

Licensed & Insured

“Experience You Can Depend On” RESIDENTIAL – COMMERCIAL – INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL PANEL UPGRADES • GENERATORS LED LIGHTING UPGRADES • GATE & CARD ACCESS SYSTEMS SECURITY & FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS & MONITORING

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FINANCIAL SERVICES CG FINANCIAL SERVICES................................ (517) 339-7662 www.mycgfinancial.com CHELSEA FINANCIAL SERVICES...................... (941) 201-1153 www.chfs.com DKE, INC. 100 W. Venice Ave., Ste. G Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-8220 www.dkeinc.com DUDLEY FINANCIAL GROUP............................ (919) 612-5219 www.dudleyfinancialgroup.com GORLICK FINANCIAL STRATEGIES Venice, FL 34293-4215.................................. (941) 303-6921 www.gorlickfinancialstrategies.com GRAHAM CAPITAL ADVISORS 1991 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34230........................................ (941) 260-4470 www.grahamcapitaladvisors.com GREEN FAIRWAYS WEALTH MANAGEMENT 2351 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 218-4010 www.GreenFairwaysWM.com GULFSIDE WEALTH 333 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 223-9466 www.gulfsidewealth.com MERCER CAPITAL 300 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 244-1020 www.mercercapital.com MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA 1101 Tamiami Trail S., Ste. 215 H VENICE, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 716-0854 www.reps.modernwoodmen.org/jpollock NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL - JOHNNY CARRUTH, CPA, CFP®, CHFC®, CLU®, CLTC®, RICP®.......................... (404) 822-7300 www.johnnycarruth.com

FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT ALLIANCE FIRE & SAFETY 500 Base Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-5402 www.alliancefiresafety.com

FITNESS BODYBYBARRE FITNESS & SMOOTHIES Jacaranda Plaza, 1691 US 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 786-5955 www.bodybybarre.me VENOM FITNESS OSPREY 1098 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (201) 988-8474 www.Venom-fitness.Com WE CAN DO IT NOW LLC 1936 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 445-5947 www.wecandoitnow3.com WORKOUT ANYTIME 478 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 615-8246 www.workoutanytime.com

FLOOR COVERINGS & INSTALLATION BRITTON’S FLOORING OPTIONS BY CARPET ONE 1190 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-3336 www.carpetonevenice.com MONTGOMERY’S CARPETSPLUS COLORTILE 825 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-1810 www.mcpcolortile.com See our ad page 19

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RICHARD’S CARPET WAREHOUSE 105 Corporation Way Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3900 www.richardscarpetwarehouse.com See our ad page 25 SHOWPLACE FLOORS 1865 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (941) 492-6646 www.showplacefloorsvenice.com

GOLF CART SALES & SERVICE AFFORDABLE GOLF CARS OF VENICE INC. 1590 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 451-8872 www.affordablegolfcars.net

GOLF COURSES & CLUBS-PRIVATE

THE PAD PLACE (941) 493-4348 | www.thepadplace.net

MISSION VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 1851 Mission Valley Blvd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-9683 www.missionvalleycc.com

Floors Your Way! We are the “locals” place for all your flooring needs. A Mohawk ColorCenter elite dealer family owned & operated for over 20 years. We carry many top brands from residential to commercial, we can install it all & make it affordable!

PLANTATION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC. 500 Rockley Blvd. Venice, FL 34293-4300.................................. (941) 497-1494 www.plantationgcc.com See our ad page 35

500 US 41 Byp. S., Ste. 102, Venice, FL 34285

FLORISTS GARDEN OF EDEN FLORIST Villa Venezia Plaza, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 17 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 493-4834 www.venicegardensofedenfl.com

FUNERAL DIRECTORS FARLEY FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 265 S. Nokomis Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2291 www.farleyfuneralhome.com NATIONAL CREMATION SOCIETY 2672 Tamiami Trail, Ste. 4B Port Charlotte, FL 33952................................ (440) 390-9248 www.nationalcremationsociety.com TOALE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME 140 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-7737 www.toalebrothers.com

VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB #1, INC. 250 Venice Golf Club Dr. Venice, FL 34292-3146.................................. (941) 492-9600 www.venicegcc.com

GOLF COURSES & CLUBS-SEMI PRIVATE BOCA ROYALE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 1601 Englewood Rd. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 475-6464 www.bocaroyale.com CALUSA LAKES GOLF CLUB Golf in Venice, 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd. Nokomis, FL 34275-5321.............................. (941) 484-8995 www.golfinvenice.com CAPRI ISLES GOLF CLUB Golf in Venice, 849 Capri Isles Blvd. Venice, FL 34292-2201.................................. (941) 485-3371 www.golfinvenice.com

FURNITURE

JACARANDA WEST COUNTRY CLUB, INC. 1901 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34293..............................(941) 493-5010 Ext 232 www.jacwestcc.com

RATTAN WICKER & CANE, INC. 751 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285-4329.................................. (941) 484-3313 www.rattanwickerandcane.com

PELICAN POINTE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 499 Derbyshire Dr. Venice, FL 34285..............................(941) 496-4653 Ext 230 www.pelicanpointeclub.com

THE LAST STRAW 901 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285-5541.................................. (941) 488-6773

VENETIAN RIVER CLUB 502 Veneto Blvd. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 483-4811 www.venetiangolfandriverclub.com

FURNITURE-RETAIL FOX FURNITURE 2112 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-3903 www.foxfurniturevenicefl.com

WATERFORD GOLF CLUB Golf in Venice, 1454 Gleneagles Dr. Venice, FL 34292-4308.................................. (941) 484-6621 www.golfinvenice.com See our ad page 7

GARAGE DOORS

GOLF COURSES & DRIVING RANGES

D & D GARAGE DOORS 1177 Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 371-7242 www.danddgaragedoors.com

LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB 1801 S. Harbor Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3948 www.lakevenicegolf.com

GAS-NATURAL

VENICE EAST GOLF CLUB 107 Venice East Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-0005 www.veniceastgolfclub.com

TECO PEOPLES GAS 5901 Enterprise Pkwy. Ft. Myers, FL 33905........................................ (850) 545-8291 www.tecoenergy.com

GLASS HERITAGE GLASS, INC. 1200 Ogden Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-0263 www.heritageglassinc.com

GOLF CART RENTALS VENICE BUGGIES, LLC Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 822-2147 www.venicebuggies.com

GOURMET SHOPS EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS OF VENICE 1435 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 103 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-8880 www.ediblearrangements.com. SUNSHINE BASKETS, LLC 7222 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 103 Sarasota, FL 34231........................................ (941) 320-7219 www.sunshinebaskets.org

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GOVERNMENT CITY OF VENICE 401 Venice Ave W Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-2626 www.venicegov.com See our ad page 11 SARASOTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT 1660 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 861-5000 www.scgov.net SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 6010 Cattleridge Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 861-5800 www.sarasotasheriff.org SARASOTA COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR 4000 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 861-8300 www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com STATE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES BUCHANAN - DISTRICT 74 Venice, FL 34285 www.buchananforflorida.com U.S. CONGRESSMAN GREG STEUBE 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., #112 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 499-3214 www.steube.house.gov U.S. CONGRESSMAN VERN BUCHANAN 111 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 202W Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 951-6643 www.buchanan.house.gov

GROCERS-RETAIL PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC. 535 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-3346 www.publix.com

GUN SALES / RANGE

TOTAL IMPACT GUNS AND INDOOR RANGE (941) 866-2217 | www.totalimpactguns.com A state of the art indoor shooting range, 14 lanes at 25 yards rifles up to 308 & pistols up to 44 magnum are allowed. We have a full service gunsmith as well as offer training. Military, Leo & first responder discounts available. Ladies shoot free on wednesday. 616 Tamiami Trail N., Nokomis, FL 34275

HANDYMAN B & B CUSTOM REMODELING LLC................. (440) 463-7880 I KNOW A GUY HANDY CONCIERGE SERVICES VENICE, Florida 34285................................... (941) 237-0588 www.rentasoninlaw.com X-TRA MILE RESTORATION.............................. (941) 236-6366 www.xtramilerestoration.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS BODY MIND ABUNDANCE Venice, FL 34285........................................... (518) 421-8419 www.bodymindabundance.com

EMPATHEA - BEAUTY, RELAXATION & WELLNESS SPA 1101 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 215A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 867-0867 www.empathea.com See our ad page 79

FIRST LIGHT HOME CARE OF SARASOTA/CHARLOTTE 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Ste. 110 Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (239) 425-5110 www.firstlighthomecare.com

HEART SPACE CENTER 439 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 208 (Above Venetian Cleaners) Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 275-9890 www.heatheradempsey.com

HOME INSTEAD 141 Pond Cypress Rd., Ste. A Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 375-8400 www.homeinstead.com/729 See our ad page 81

OMEGA 3 INNOVATIONS 727 Commerce Dr. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-4400 www.omega3innovations.com

INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF SARASOTA COUNTY 3231 Gulf Gate Dr., Ste. 202 Sarasota, FL 34231........................................ (941) 315-9966 www.interimhealthcare.com/sarasotafl/home

THE B-12 STORE NOKOMIS 241 S. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 375-8342 www.theb12storenokomis.com

SENIOR HELPERS 209 Nassau St. S., Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3410 www.seniorhelpers.com/fl/venice

YOUR CBD STORE NOKOMIS 635 N. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275....................................... (941) 786-9079 www.NokomisFL.CBDrx4u.com

SISTERS FOR SENIORS LLC 130 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 882-2203 www.sistersforseniors.com

HEARING AIDS

SYNERGY HOMECARE OF VENICE 812 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-9111 www.synergyhomecare.com

CONTEMPORARY HEARING 242 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 244-9300 www.contemporaryhearing.com HEARING CLINIC OF VENICE, A DIVISION OF HEAR AGAIN AMERICA 1872 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. B Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 244-2922 www.hearagainamerica.com MEDICAL HEARING SYSTEMS LLC 400 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 260 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-0950 www.earsinus.com RICHARD R. NAMIKAS, M.S., CCC-A, INC. 183 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 496-9277 www.AudiologyofVenice.com

HOME BUILDERS

HOME CARE SERVICES-MEDICAL A BETTER WAY CONCIERGE CARE AT HOME 340 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 204 Nokomis, FL 34275....................................... (941) 621-3420 www.abetterwayhomehealth.com A LITTLE HELP NURSE REGISTRY 375 Commercial Ct., Unit C Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-0301 www.alittlehelpnurseregistry.com BRIGHTSTAR CARE VENICE 425 Commercial Ct., Unit F Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-4070 www.brightstarcare.com/venice FIRST LIGHT HOME CARE OF SARASOTA/CHARLOTTE 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Ste. 110 Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (239) 425-5110 www.firstlighthomecare.com

MATTAMY HOMES-RENAISSANCE AT WEST VILLAGES 11720 Renaissance Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 451-5461 www.mattamyhomes.com/Tampa See our ad page 48

HOME DECOR / INTERIOR DESIGN

NEAL COMMUNITIES 5800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240........................... (941) 328-1029 www.nealcommunities.com

OODLES OF WALLPAPER, LLC 127 E. Tampa Ave., Unit 5 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 218-6396 www.oodlesofwallpaper.com

NEAL SIGNATURE HOMES 8131 Lakewood Main St., Ste. 210 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202........................... (941) 242-7981 www.nealsignaturehomes.com

PRETTY PLACES IN PARADISE North Venice, FL 34275................................ (941) 218-3257 www.prettyplacesinparadise.com

HOME CARE SERVICES NON-MEDICAL

STAGING, REAL ESTATE & MORE, LLC............. (561) 704-8644 www.SremFlorida.com

A BETTER SOLUTION OF VENICE 1500 E. Venice Ave., #301 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 800-4015 www.abs.care

HELPING HANDS OF VENICE........................... (941) 223-3639

DESROSIERS INTERNATIONAL 127 Tampa Ave. E., Ste. 8 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 769-1459 www.desrosiersinternational.com

A BETTER WAY CONCIERGE CARE AT HOME (941) 621-3420 | abetterwayhomehealth.com

ELYSIA LIFE CARE 1790 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 202 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 212-0337 www.elysialifecare.com

It is time to Rethink care! A Better Way Concierge Care at Home offers highly personalized care in the privacy of your residence. We have the solution for the luxurious living that you deserve! Call us today for world-class care at its best!

HOME HEALTH & HOME CARE (NON-MEDICAL) RIGHT ACCORD PRIVATE DUTY-HOME HEALTH CARE 1960 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 366-0801 www.rightaccordhealth.com

HOME HEALTH & HOME CARE (SKILLED/MEDICAL (RN, LPN,OT, PT,) ALTERNATIVE HOMEMAKING WITH A HEART OF SW FLORIDA, LLC 1901 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. A Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 488-2248 www.althomemakingwithaheart.com

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VINCENT MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC. 312 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 122A Venice, FL 34825........................................... (941) 227-2092 www.vincentmanagementgroup.com

GMAN HOME WATCH 2389 E. Venice Ave., Unit 182 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 914-9104 www.gmanhomewatchsarasota.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME WATCHERS ON THE GULF..................... (941) 993-0122 www.sarasotahomewatchers.com

LOWE’S OF VENICE, FL #1683 1745 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 525-1000 www.lowes.com THE HOME DEPOT 2450 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-9400 www.homedepot.com VENICE LIGHTING COMPANY 909 S. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 484-4205 www.venicelightingcompany.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS/REMODELING CHRISTIE’S KITCHEN & BATH 239 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 375-8611 www.christieskitchens.net EDWARD ROSS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. 125 Corporation Way, Ste. B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 408-8500 www.edwardrossconstruction.com GRANITE EMPIRE 1836 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 220-0474 www.gevenice.com RHODUS REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION, INC................................... (941) 486-1153 www.RhodusRemodeling.com

HOME INSPECTIONS SRQ INSPECTIONS, LLC Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 232-0393 www.SRQInspections.com SWF HOME INSPECTIONS 1930 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293.................................. (941) 493-4334 Ext 1 www.swfhomeinspections.com

HOME ORGANIZATION SIMPLY ORGANIZE NOW LLC.......................... (262) 353-0077 www.Facebook.com/SimplyOrganizerNow

HOME WATCHERS 5-0 SERVICES LLC HOME WATCH SPECIALISTS............................ (941) 493-6596 www.5-0services.com

JAMES KILDUFF (RETIRED POLICE CHIEF) HOME WATCH SERVICE.................................. (941) 456-8047 WHEN & HOW CONCIERGE SERVICES, LLC..... (941) 525-2947 www.whenandhowconcierge.com

HOSPITALS DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA 5731 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34233........................................ (941) 342-1100 www.doctorsofsarasota.com ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 700 Medical Blvd Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 475-6571 www.englewoodcommunityhospital.com See our ad page 102 SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 2600 Laurel Rd. E. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 261-9000 www.smh.com See our ad page 71 SHOREPOINT HEALTH VENICE 540 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285-3298.................................. (941) 483-7478 www.shorepointhealthvenice.com See our ad page 77

HURRICANE PROTECTION JANSEN SHUTTERS & WINDOWS 115 Morse Court North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 484-4700 www.jansenshutters.com

ICE CREAM/FROZEN TREATS BOB’S TWIST-N-SHAKE, INC 420 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-5152 CIAO GELATO 317A W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 445-5840 VENICE AVENUE CREAMERY 249 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-0332 See our ad page 69

INSURANCE AAA INSURANCE - VENICE BRANCH 2100 S Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-2100 www.aaa.com/venice AFLAC Sarasota, Florida 34243................................. (615) 668-6275 www.aflac.com

AMERILIFE OF SARASOTA COUNTY. 3479 Precision Dr., Ste. 116 Venice, FL 34275........................................... (941) 484-4064 APEX INSURANCE GROUP LLC. 230 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 1 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 221-9368 www.coveredbyapex.com ATLAS INSURANCE AGENCY 7120 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FLORIDA 34238.............................. (757) 288-1136 www.atlasinsuranceagency.com CARMAN STRATEGIC PLANNING..................... (941) 889-9094 CASTLEROCK BENEFITS / COLONIAL LIFE - ANNIE AHLERS 110930 E. SR 70 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202........................... (941) 809-4333 www.castlerockbenefits.com CIA CARTER INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 303 Tamiami Trl. S., Unit G Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 484-4341 www.CIASRQ.com FISHER FAMILY INSURANCE LLC 19503 S. West Villages Pkwy., Unit 9 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 485-2447 www.allstate.com/john.fisher FREEDOM HEALTH 12145 Mercado Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 708-0850 www.freedomhealth.com GIFFORD-HEIDEN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 111 Venice Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-0681 www.giffordheidenins.com GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE - HAZELTINE INSURANCE GROUP 205 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 201 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 375-2377 www.gooseheadinsurance.com/chance-hazeltine HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE USA Venice, FL 34293........................................... (888) 865-9086 www.healthinsurancemarketplaceusa.com See our ad page 78 HUNTER STEVENS STATE FARM AGENCY 828 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 800-4467 www.stevenssf.com JEAN L. WILLIAMS INSURANCE, INC............... (941) 493-1645 JOYNER FAMILY INSURANCE 1500 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 206 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-4307 www.JoynerInsurance.com KARLA BLAKE, MEDICARE SPECIALIST........... (954) 612-1754 www.karlablakemedicarespecialist.com See our ad page 80 KEY AGENCY, INC. 1201 McCall Rd. S. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 474-9511 www.keyagency.net KEY AGENCY, INC. 19503 S. West Villages Pkwy., Ste. A-7 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 474-9511 www.keyagency.net LOCASTRO INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. 100 W. Venice Ave. W., Ste. K Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-3999 www.LoCastroInsurance.com MEADOWBROOK INSURANCE AGENCY - CONTRACTED AGENCY FOR FLORIDA BLUE 6000 Cattleridge Dr., Ste. 300 Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 955-2133 www.meadowbrookagencyfl.com

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NICHOLE LUNN STATE FARM AGENT 4105 S. Tamiami Trl., Bay 1 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 861-8994 www.nicholelunn.com PATRICE WESTON STATE FARM INSURANCE 237 Tamiami Trl. S. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 244-4104 www.patriceweston.com RAMEY INSURANCE AGENCY 4120 Woodmere Park Blvd., Ste. 6 Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 497-2468 www.rameyinc.com ROBERTS INSURANCE GROUP 211 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-1300 www.robertsinsurancegroup.com RUGGERI INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 674 S. Tamiami Trl., #4 Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 966-5900 www.ruggeriinsurance.com SCHILLINGER INSURANCE CENTER OF VENICE, INC. 555 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-1288 www.insurancecenter.us STANLEY DEAN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 400 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 160 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 786-4085 www.stanleydean.com STATE FARM INSURANCE 2269 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293-5067.................................. (941) 497-4422 www.garygilchrist.org

INVESTMENT & TRUST SERVICE CALDWELL TRUST COMPANY 1400 Center Road Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 493-3600 www.ctrust.com See our ad page 103

INVESTMENTS

GO GREEN SERVICES LLC.............................. (941) 237-0187 www.gogreensvcs.com

JANITORIAL CLEANING PRODUCTS

JEWELERS-RETAIL CLASSIC CREATIONS IN DIAMONDS & GOLD, INC. 2389 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-6331 www.classiccreationsjewelers.com See our ad page 13 HEITEL JEWELERS 347 W. Venice Ave. Venice, Florida 34285..................................... (941) 488-2720 See our ad page 23 NAU-T-GIRL JEWELRY 2389 Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 525-4459 www.nau-t-girl.com REFLECTIONS IN GOLD 1975 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-1911 www.reflectionsingold.com

KAYAKS-RENTALS, SALES A SILENT SPORTS OUTFITTER 2301 Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 966-5477 www.silentsportsoutfitters.com

KITCHEN & BATH

COASTAL GRANITE COUNTERTOPS 160 James St. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 375-8284

EDWARD JONES - CASSIE COLLINS, AAMS® 1740 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 4 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-1014 www.edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/cassie-collins

KITCHEN & BATH ON THE ISLE 113 Milan Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2284 www.kbontheisle.com

FOURTHOUGHT PRIVATE WEALTH 310 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 201 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 408-8557 www.fourthought.com

PREMIER KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNS INC. 2077 Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 445-4372 www.pkbdesigns.com

MERRILL LYNCH 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Ste. 100 Venice, FL 34285-8048.................................. (941) 486-3907 www.local.ml.com/venice_fl See our ad page 87

THE GRANITE PLACE 2328 N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234........................................ (941) 360-8901 www.thegraniteplace.net

WELLS FARGO ADVISORS 1699 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-8797 www.home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/001_A31A

IRRIGATION & EQUIPMENT COAST PUMP AND SUPPLY CO., INC. 210 Center Ct. Venice, FL 34285-2613.................................. (941) 484-3738 www.coastpumpwatertechnologies.com

ULTIMATE LAWN CARE (941) 484-9133 facebook.com PO Box 1643 Nokomis, FL 34274-1643

LEGAL SERVICES ZOLLINGER MEDIATION (941) 366-0202 | www.zollingermediation.com Zollinger Mediation is here for your family, marriage, divorce, elder care, and business mediation needs including pre and post nuptial agreements. We view your family as our client, be proactive and call today! 3580 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239

LIBRARIES FRANCES T. BOURNE JACARANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY......................... (941) 861-1260 WILLIAM H. JERVEY JR. VENICE PUBLIC LIBRARY 300 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 861-1330

CABINETREE KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN 1207 US 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-6474 www.cabinetree.net

HILL’S KITCHEN & BATH CREATIONS 249 Grove St. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-1549 www.hillandhillplumbing.com

WAYPOINT ADVISORS 415 Commercial Ct., Ste. D Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-0258 www.waypointadvisor.com

GERZENY LANDSCAPE SERVICES LLC............. (941) 525-8783

MAINTENANCE TOO PAPER CO., INC. 629 17th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205..................................... (888) 647-2737 www.maintenancetoopaper.com

EDWARD JONES - BONNIE GAUDREAU 4130 Woodmere Park Blvd., Ste. 11 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-5947 www.edwardjones.com/bonnie-gaudreau

MORGAN STANLEY 333 Tamiami Trl. S., #199 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-2219

LAWN & LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

D I S C OV E R Discover how Caldwell Trust Company helps families and individuals achieve their financial goals and their personal life legacies, preserve family harmony and provide peace of mind.

Wealth Management Solutions and Traditional Trust Services

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ARTISTREE LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE & DESIGN 160 Pond Cypress Rd., Ste. B Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-8897 www.artistree.com

CTRUST.COM | 941-493-3600

HAZELTINE NURSERIES, INC. 2401 N. River Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-1272 www.hazeltinenurseries.com

LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES MRT LAWN AND GARDEN CENTER 5175 Englewood Rd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-1293 www.mrtlawnandgarden.com

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LIQUOR STORES VENICE FINE WINE & SPIRITS 421 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-5989 www.venicewineandspirits.com

LOCKS & LOCKSMITHS VENICE SAFE & LOCK (941) 484-3101 | www.MySafeandLocksmith.com

HANDCRAFTED MARKETING SOLUTIONS LLC 230 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 3A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 999-0105 www.handcraftedmarketing.org KNIGHT STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS 133 Harbor Dr. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 777-8825 www.knight-sc.com MAILBOX POWER............................................ (941) 266-3901 www.mailboxpower.com/kariandtom

We provide automotive, residential, and commercial mobile locksmith services. If you have lost your car key/fob we can come to you to make it. We are a veteran owned LOCAL business that has been here for 30 years. 537-C E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

LUMBER-RETAIL KIMAL LUMBER 400 Riverview Dr. S. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 484-9721 www.kimallumber.com

SHUTTER REACH & GROW 230 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. C Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 253-0100 www.shutterrg.com

MR AND MRS RESTORE 8130 Uzita Dr. Sarasota, FL 34240........................................ (941) 929-4186 www.mrandmrsrestore.com PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION 6292 Tower Lane, Unit 4 Sarasota, FL 34240........................................ (941) 359-0751 www.sarasota.pauldavis.com

MANUFACTURED HOMES

SRQ MEDIA 331 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 365-7702 www.srqmagazine.com

FLORIDA PINES MOBILE HOME COURT 150 Satulah Cir. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-0019 www.goodsam.com

SUNCOAST WELCOMING COMMITTEE............. (847) 363-7307 www.suncoasthosts.com

WEBER MANUFACTURING & SUPPLIES, INC. 3430 Technology Dr. N. Venice (Nokomis), FL 34275..................... (941) 488-5185 www.webermfg.com

MANUFACTURERS DYNAMIS EPOXY SYSTEMS 415 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3999 www.dcdynamis.com PGT INNOVATIONS 1070 Technology Dr. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 480-1600 www.pgtindustries.com See our ad page 23 TERVIS HEADQUARTERS 201 Triple Diamond Blvd. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (866) 886-2537 www.tervis.com THERM-O-TYPE CORPORATION 509 Church St. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-0123 www.thermotype.com

MAPS HOUSE OF MAPS............................................ (941) 924-8998 www.houseofmaps.com

MARKETING, ADVERTISING & CONSULTING ALLEN MEDIA & ASSOCIATES......................... (941) 237-0408 www.allenmedia.net CLIPPER MAGAZINE / LOCAL FLAVOR.COM.... (941) 799-9301 www.LocalFlavor.com COPE INTERNATIONAL.................................... (941) 877-4464

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MOLD REMEDIATION GULF COAST CARPET CLEANING & DISASTER SERVICE, LLC 162 Progress Cir. Venice, FL 34285-3536.................................. (941) 488-0000 www.GCCCFL.com

BAY INDIES 950 Ridgewood Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-5441 www.mymhcommunity.com

MANUFACTURER’S CONSULTANT

MOBILE HOME DEALERS FLORIDA PINES MOBILE HOME COURT...........(941) 493-0019 150 Satulah Cir. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-0019 www.goodsam.com

MEDIAMARK SPOTLIGHT 333 Tamiami Trl., Unit 262 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (215) 514-5188 www.mediamarkspotlight.com

SPECTRUM REACH 700 Carillon Pkwy., Ste. 3 St. Petersburg, FL 33716................................ (727) 214-3099

HARBOR LIGHTS COOPERATIVE, INC. 617 Tamiami Trl. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-4224 www.veniceharborlights.com

NAMI SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES, INC. 2911 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 356-1205 www.namisarasotamanatee.org

SYNTHETIC GHOST INDUSTRIES...................... (941) 735-5851 www.syntheticghost.com THE SALT NET - MARKETING & CONSULTING.. (941) 732-1424 www.thesaltnet.com

MARTIAL ARTS REVOLUTIONARY MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS 2141 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 525-3389 www.RevolutionaryMartialArtsFitness.com

MASSAGE-LICENSED THERAPISTS RELAX MASSAGE 1055 Tampa Rd. Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (941) 234-7051 www.2kssalon.com

MATTRESSES-DEALERS LAND OF SLEEP, INC. 1285 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-2688 www.landofsleep.com

MORTGAGES CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC 822 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 525-4237 www.caliberhomeloans.com/lkendrick ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST - VENICE OFFICE 207 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 202-7199 www.englewoodbankandtrust.com See our ad page 88 GULFSIDE MORTGAGE SERVICES 1212 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-4222 www.GulfsideMortgageServices.com See our ad page 50 LENDUS 3054 University Pkwy. Sarasota, FL 34243........................................ (941) 587-1517 www.theportalteam.com

MOTOR HOME MANUFACTURERS COACH HOUSE, INC. 3480 Technology Dr. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 485-0984 www.coachhouserv.com

MOVING & STORAGE

MEDIA RESEARCH

AN ORGANIZED MOVE Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 223-0387 www.anorganizedmove.com

NIELSEN 6000 Cattleridge Dr., Ste. 202 Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 379-6500 www.Nielsen.com

KEARNEY MOVING & STORAGE, INC. 641 Tamiami Trl. N. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 485-3383 www.florida-mover.com

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS -DEALER, SERVICE, REPAIR

SOMATICS, LLC 720 Commerce Dr., Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (847) 234-6761 www.thymatron.com

MEDICAL SPECIALTY ORGANIZATION MCLELLAN INDUSTRIES LLC........................... (781) 367-8839 www.safeplaceflorida.com PUGET TECHNOLOGIES, INC........................... (313) 319-0345 pugettechnologies.com

MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS HERRERA PSYCHOLOGY 2143 Tamiami Trl. S., #43 Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (813) 395-9049 www.herrerapsychology.com See our ad page 80

FLORIDA VIOLINS 325 W. Venice Ave., Ste. D Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 227-6784 www.FloridaViolins.com

NEWSPAPERS HERALD-TRIBUNE MEDIA GROUP 1700 Main Street, 4th Floor Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 361-4000 www.heraldtribune.com See our ad page 21 VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 200 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 207-1000 www.venicegondolier.com See our ad page 25

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NON-PROFIT-ORGANIZATIONS/CLUBS

2B KIND THRIFT STORE (269) 908-9311 www.2bkind.org 2049 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL 34293

FRIENDS OF OSCAR SCHERER PARK 1843 S. Tamiami Trl. Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (509) 432-4031 www.friendsofoscarscherer.com

KIWANIS CLUB OF VENICE.............................. (941) 485-8220

FRIENDS OF THE JACARANDA LIBRARY 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (763) 242-4823 www.friendsofjacarandalibrary.org

LIGHTHOUSE VISION LOSS EDUCATION CENTER (FORMERLY MANA-SOTA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND).... (941) 359-1404 www.lighthouseeducationcenter.org

FRIENDS OF THE VENICE PUBLIC LIBRARY, INC..................................... (941) 484-1983 www.VeniceFriends.org GULF COAST BUILDERS EXCHANGE, INC........ (941) 907-7745 www.gcbx.org

AGAPE FLIGHTS, INC. 100 Airport Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-0990 www.agapeflights.com

GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC. 601 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-4600 www.gulfcoastcf.org See our ad page 105

ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK 8171 Blaikie Ct. Sarasota, FL 34240........................................ (941) 379-6333 www.allfaithsfoodbank.org

GULFCOAST SOUTH AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER 2201 Cantu Ct., Ste. 220 Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 361-6602 www.gsahec.org

ARTS AND CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC............................ (941) 365-5118

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. 280 Alligator Dr. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-6606 www.habitatsouthsarasota.org

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE SUN COAST, INC. 1000 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. C Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-4009 www.bbbssun.org BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES 920 Gulfcoast Blvd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-7050 www.bgcsdc.org CAREERSOURCE SUNCOAST........................... (941) 358-4080 www.careersourcesuncoast.com CENTERPLACE HEALTH 2350 Scenic Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 276-0982 CHILD PROTECTION CENTER, INC. 720 S. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 365-1277 www.CPCsarasota.org COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. 2635 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 955-3000 www.cfsarasota.org CONSERVATION FOUNDATION OF THE GULF COAST....................................... (941) 918-2100 www.conservationfoundation.com DOLLARS FOR MAMMOGRAMS, INC............... (941) 474-9154 www.dollarsformammograms.org EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF SARASOTA COUNTY................................... (941) 954-4830 www.earlylearningcoalitionsarasota.org EASTERSEALS AT INSTRIDE THERAPY, INC. 1629 Ranch Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 355-7637 www.easterseals-swfl.org FAMILY PROMISE OF SOUTH SARASOTA 850 Cockrill St. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-9881 www.familypromisessc.org FLORIDA SBDC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA MUMA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota 1680 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 402 Sarasota, FL 34236............................... (941) 309-1200 x107 www.sbdctampabay.com/manasota

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT/GULF COAST HERITAGE ASSN. 337 N. Tamiami Trl. Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 966-5214 www.historicspanishpoint.org HVV MEDICAL GUARDIAN 540 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-7070 INNOVATIVE NETWORKING, INC 500 Rockley Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 468-9958 www.innovativenetworkingfl.com INSTRIDE THERAPY, INC.................................. (941) 412-9333 www.instridetherapy.org ISLAND VILLAGE MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 2001 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-4999 www.islandvillage.org See our ad page 83 ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB OF VENICE, INC. 1375 Ringling Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-1492 www.italianamericanclubofvenice.com JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST, INC. 777 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 366-2224 www.jfcs-cares.org

LAUREL CIVIC AGENCY, INC............................ (941) 483-3338 www.laurelcivic.org

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY 300 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 861-1352 www.literacychangeslives.org LOVELAND CENTER, INC. 157 S. Havana Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 493-0016 www.lovelandcenter.org ONEBLOOD 4155 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 882-5523 www.oneblood.org OUR MOTHER’S HOUSE/ CATHOLIC CHARITIES...................................... (941) 485-6264 PREGNANCY SOLUTIONS, INC......................... (941) 408-7100 www.pregnancysolutions.org RESTORE GLOBAL, INC. 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Ste. 108 Bradenton, FL 34211..................................... (941) 303-5877 www.restoreglobal.org ROTARY FUTURES COLLEGE RESOURCE CENTER........................................ (941) 480-3178 www.rotaryfutures.org SAFE PLACE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER (SPARCC).......................................... (941) 365-0208 www.sparcc.net SCORE ASSOCIATION, MANASOTA CHAPTER 116 2801 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 280 Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 955-1029 www.manasota.score.org SCORE ASSOCIATION, PORT CHARLOTTE CHAPTER 1777 Tamiami Trl., Ste. 411 Port Charlotte, FL 33948................................ (941) 743-6179 www.portcharlotte.score.org SCORE ASSOCIATION, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER 2201 Second St., Ste. 500 Fort Myers, FL 33901...................................... (239) 533-3102 www.southwestflorida.score.org SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS, INC. 2350 Scenic Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 955-2122 www.friendshipcenters.org

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SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE Venice, FL ...................................................... (941) 232-1905 www.venicesertoma.com

THE PLANTATION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC...................... (941) 497-4826 www.plantationcommunity foundatiion.org

SOUTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRY, INC. 121 Warfield Ave. Venice, Fl 34285-5549................................... (941) 408-2911 www.southcountyfoodpantry.com

THE SALVATION ARMY 1051 Albee Farm Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-6227

SOUTH COUNTY TIGER BAY............................. (941) 315-8050 www.sctigerbay.com SOUTH VENICE CIVIC ASSOCIATION 720 Alligator Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-0006 www.southvenicebeach.org SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA 1915 Don Wickham Dr. Clermont, FL 34711........................................ (352) 243-9536 www.specialolympicsflorida.org ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE OF VENICE, INC. 1925 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (941) 492-6200 www.sfarvenice.org See our ad page 106 START OF SC.................................................. (941) 445-4796 www.startofsc.org SUNCOAST BLOOD CENTERS 3025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Ste. 111 Bradenton, FL 34211..................................... (941) 954-1600 www.suncoastblood.org SUNCOAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. 3281 17th St. Sarasota, FL 34235........................................ (941) 351-9545 www.scil4u.org SUNCOAST FOUNDATION FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN INC................ (941) 809-5232 www.suncoastfoundation.com SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY 6781 San Casa Dr. Englewood, FL 34224..................................... (941) 474-7884 www.humane.org SUNCOAST NATURISTS, INC............................ (224) 401-3456 www.suncoastnaturists.org THE HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT 6660 Manasota Key Rd. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 475-2098 www.HermitageArtistRetreat.org THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA - MANATEE 580 McIntosh Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 371-4546 www.jfedsrq.org THE LONG WALK HOME.................................. (305) 399-5354 www.thelongwalkhome.org

THE TWIG CARES, INC. 826 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 220-7958 www.TheTwigCares.com THE VENICE SYMPHONY 1515 Tamiami Trl., Ste. 7, Southbridge Park Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 207-8822 www.thevenicesymphony.org See our ad page 61 THE WAREHOUSE OF VENICE, INC. PO Box 844 Venice, FL 34284........................................... (941) 497-7117 www.VeniceWareHouse.com TIDEWELL FOUNDATION 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 615-8633 www.tidewellfoundation.org TIDEWELL HOSPICE 6310 Capital Dr. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202........................... (941) 441-2000 www.tidewell.org TREASURES THRIFT SHOP BENEFITING TIDEWELL 523 US Hwy. 41 Byp. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 882-4467 www.tidewell.org UNITED WAY OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY 4242 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 484-4811 www.uwssc.org VASI www.veniceaviationsociety.com VENICE AREA BEAUTIFICATION INC. 257 Tamiami Trl. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 207-8224 www.vabi.org VENICE AREA GARDEN CLUB.......................... (978) 290-7887 www.venicegardenclub.com VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 303 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 412-0151 www.veniceareahistoricalsociety.org VENICE AREA MOBILE MEALS, INC................. (941) 488-3750 www.veniceareamobilemeals.com VENICE AREA ORCHID SOCIETY www.vaos.org

VENICE AREA TOASTMASTERS CLUB-5486..... (941) 544-4858 www.venicetoastmasters.org VENICE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE, INC......... (305) 497-5405 www.venicechristmasboatparade.com VENICE GARDENS CIVIC ASSOCIATION 406 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-5743 www.venicegardenscivicassociation.org VENICE GONDOLIERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS.................................. (941) 953-3752 www.venicegondoliers.com VENICE HERITAGE INC.................................... (941) 237-0478 www.VeniceHeritage.org VENICE HOUSING AUTHORITY......................... (941) 488-3526 VENICE LIONS CLUB, INC. 1289 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 486-6065 www.venicelionsclub.com VENICE MAINSTREET, INC. 101 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 23 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-6722 www.visitvenicefl.org VENICE MOOSE LODGE 1308/CHAPTER 758 111 N. Auburn Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-0043 www.venicefloridamoose.com VENICE MUSICALE 2357 S. Tamiami Trl., #3, PO Box 179 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (603) 391-4611 www.venicemusicale.org VENICE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB..................... (941) 223-6922 www.venicesunriserotary.org VENICE YOUTH BOATING ASSOCIATION, INC. 1330 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 468-1719 www.veniceyouthboating.com VENICE-NOKOMIS ROTARY CLUB.................... (941) 488-7794 VENICE-NOKOMIS WOMAN’S CLUB INC. PO Box 416 Venice, FL 34284-0416.................................. (941) 220-7587 www.venice-nokomiswomansclub.org VFW POST 8118............................................. (941) 484-8118 WILDLIFE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 925 N. Jackson Rd. Venice, FL 34292.......................................... (941) 484-9657 www.wildlifeswfl.org WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER 530 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S., Ste. 5A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-9724 www.mywrc.org WOMEN’S SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE, INC.....(941) 497-1080 www.womenssertoma.com

We make it our Mission to Rescue and Care for homeless Cats and Kittens until we find them Loving Homes. ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE OF VENICE INC. 1925 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice FL 34293 www.SFARVenice.org ~ 941.492.6200 ~ SFARVenice@gmail.com

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YMCA OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 701 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 492-9622 www.ymcaswfl.org

NUTRITION SMOOTHIE KING 1554 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 492-3225 www.smoothieking.com See our ad page 69

OFFICE BUILDINGS NAPOLITANO REALTY HOLDINGS LLC 333 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (718) 837-2606

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OFFICE SUPPLIES-RETAIL OFFICE DEPOT STORE #2264 1564 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285-1033.................................. (941) 497-2448 www.officedepot.com STAPLES 4291 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-2269 www.staples.com

OPTICIANS OASIS EYE CARE, OPTICAL & MED SPA 1868 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-9393 www.veniceeyedoctors.com THE EYE ASSOCIATES - DR. DAVID RUBIN 1550 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 493-3763 www.theeyeassociates.com

PAINT & PAINTERS SUPPLIES SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT 1170 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-0468 www.sherwin-williams.com SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT 4181 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-9170 www.sherwin-williams.com

PAINTING CONTRACTORS ALL SURFACE PAINTING COMPANY Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 882-4156 www.allsurfacepaintingco.com BAYSHORE PAINTING CONTRACTORS, INC. Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (941) 497-2494 www.bayshorepainting.net BURNETT PAINTING Venice, Florida 34292..................................... (941) 423-5249 www.burnettpainting.com See our ad page 13 ERIC’S PAINTING & DECORATING, INC. 236 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-0558 www.ericspainting.net KRANENBURG PAINTING, INC. Venice, FL 34284........................................... (941) 525-6679 www.KranenburgPainting.com MAIELI FINE VENETIAN PLASTER.................... (941) 961-7526 www.maximilianmaieli.com

PARTY & TRADE SHOW RENTALS TENTS & EVENTS INC..................................... (941) 724-4936 www.tentsandeventsfl.com U. S. TENT RENTAL, INC. 7600 Matoaka Rd. Sarasota, FL 34243........................................ (941) 727-3311 www.ustentrental.com

PAVER DESIGN, INSTALLATION & SEALING PAVER MAC (941) 497-4012 | www.pavermac.com Paver Mac - Your Hardscape Specialists Custom Paver Design and Expert Installation Quality Workmanship and Unsurpassed Customer Support 885 US 41 Bypass S., Venice, FL 34285

PAVING CONTRACTORS ADVANCED ASPHALT OF S.W. FL, INC. 1406 Ringling Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-5717

AJAX PAVING INDUSTRIES OF FLORIDA, LLC One Ajax Dr. North Venice, FL 34275-3624........................ (941) 486-3600 www.ajaxpaving.com

PRION PHOTOGRAPHY 1661 Bal Harbour Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 525-0301 www.prion-photography.com

GATOR GRADING & PAVING, LLC 2704 105th St. E. Palmetto, FL 34221........................................ (941) 751-3900 www.gatorgap.com

STELLAR MEDIA COLLECTIVE LLC................... (919) 604-0494 www.stellarmediacollective.com

PAYROLL SERVICE

AGILITY PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS 834 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-8107 www.improvemyagility.com

PAYMENT SYSTEMS OF FLORIDA 115 N. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 6 Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 545-2176 www.paysysfl.com PAYROLL VAULT 130 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 786-0727 www.payrollvault.com/156 PINKERTON PAYROLL & INSURANCE 4240 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-7737 www.pinkertonpi.com See our ad page 89

PEST CONTROL GARDENMASTERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC. 341 Seaboard Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-4444 www.GardenmastersFL.com GOOD NEWS PEST SOLUTIONS 1080 Enterprise Ct., Ste. A North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 412-9610 www.goodnewspest.com

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

FYZICAL VENICE 2203 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-0670 www.fyzical.com/venice TOTAL THERAPY FLORIDA (OSPREY) 1076 S. Tamiami Trl. Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 918-9575 www.totaltherapyfl.com TOTAL THERAPY FLORIDA (VENICE) 1499 E. Venice Ave., Unit A Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 451-8657 www.totaltherapyfl.com

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS - DERMATOLOGY ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SURGERY 1415 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-5300 www.advancedderm.com

GRIM REAPER PEST SOLUTIONS, LLC............. (941) 451-2050 www.GrimReaperPest.com

REJUVA DERMATOLOGY & VEIN CENTER, PLLC 395 Commercial Ct., Unit C Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 529-0070 www.rejuvadermatology.com

HOSKINS PEST CONTROL, INC. 119 A Corporation Way Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-6313 www.hoskinspestcontrol.com

VENICE AVENUE DERMATOLOGY 897 E. Venice Ave., Ste. A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-1404 www.veniceavederm.com

HUGHES EXTERMINATORS 7690 S. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota, FL 34231........................................ (941) 923-4544 www.Hughes-Exterminators.com ORKIN PEST CONTROL 4133 N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234........................................ (941) 355-7791 www.orkin.com TRULY NOLEN OF AMERICA INC. 2155 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 220-7719 www.trulynolen.com VENICE PEST CONTROL, INC 114 Corporation Way Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 493-3030 www.venicepestcontrol.com

PET CARE, SITTING, SUPPLIES CATSERCISE................................................... (978) 866-8801 www.catsercise.com

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, D.O. HEALSTRONG PRIMARY CARE/WALK-IN, HEALSTRONG AESTHETICS & LEAFSTRONG 1511 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 201 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 218-6839 www.healstrongdoc.com

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, M.D. 360 ORTHOPEDICS 435 Commercial Ct. Venice, FL 34292................................ (941) 951-2663 x 336 www.360-orthopedics.com ASPIRE DIRECT PRIMARY CARE 415 Commercial Ct., Ste. C Venice, Florida 34292..................................... (941) 800-1630 www.aspiredirectprimarycare.com COASTAL FAMILY MEDICINE 1500 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 204 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-1444

PHARMACIES VENICE APOTHECARY 560 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-8205 www.veniceapothecary.net VILLAGE PHARMACY AND HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT 1095 Tamiami Trl. N., Ste. B Nokomis, FL 34275-2117.............................. (941) 488-8800 www.youngpharmacies.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

COMPASSIONATE CANNABIS CLINIC (941) 484-5451 www.venicecare.com 425 Commercial Court, Ste. C Venice, FL 34292

MANASOTA360 REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIRTUAL TOURS ......................................... (941) 500-4702 www.manasota360.com

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FAMILY SPINE AND PAIN CARE INSTITUTE 1525 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 601 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (305) 721-6637 www.fsapcare.com

RESTORE MEDICAL PARTNERS, PLLC - PAIN MANAGEMENT 333 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 375-3006 www.restoremedicalpartners.com

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD 1115 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 497-7286 www.goodshepherdvenicefl.org

FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS & RESEARCH INSTITUTE 901 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. A-2 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-3531 www.flcancer.com See our ad page 73

RESTORE MEDICAL PARTNERS, PLLC ? IMAGING, PHYSICAL THERAPY & PODIATRY CENTER 842 Sunset Lake Blvd., Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 441-9171 www.restoremedicalpartners.com

VENICE BIBLE CHURCH 1200 Center St. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 493-2788 www.venicebiblechurch.com

GENESISCARE (FORMERLY 21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY) 901 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 485-8455 GULF COAST ENDOSCOPY CENTER 1220 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-5000 www.gulfcoastendocenter.com GULF COAST RETINA CENTER - OREN PLOUS, MD 1580 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 312-2769 GYNECOLOGY OF VENICE, PL 241 Nokomis Ave. S., Ste. A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-9941 www.gynofvenice.com

SHOREPOINT MEDICAL GROUP 540 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-7167 www.shorepointmedicalgroup.com See our ad page 74 STEPHENSON EYE ASSOCIATES 200 Palermo Pl. Venice, FL 34285-2820.................................. (941) 485-1121 www.stephensoneye.com VENICE UROLOGY 842 Sunset Lake Blvd., Ste. 403 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-3351 www.rtrurology.com See our ad page 72

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, O.D

HOBART K. RICHEY, M.D. P.A. 728 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285-3524.................................. (941) 484-2246 www.dermatologyvenice.com

OASIS EYE CARE, OPTICAL & MED SPA 1868 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-9393 www.veniceeyedoctors.com

MARIKIND PHYSICIANS 2190 Tamiami Trl. S., Rear Bldg. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 244-4100 www.marikind.com

SUNCOAST EYEHEALTH 1435 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 110 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-4868 www.suncoasteyehealth.com

MARK JOHNSON, M.D., P.A. 811 Ridgewood Ave. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 480-0600 www.markjohnsonmd.com MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP 1287 US Hwy. 41 Byp. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 202-0500 www.millenniumphysician.com MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP 333 Miami Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 584-4860 www.millenniumphysician.com MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP 8421 Point Loop Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 244-4374 www.millenniumphysician.com MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP WALK-IN CLINIC 1287 US 41 Byp. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 244-5716 www.millenniumphysician.com NUVIEW AESTHETICS & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND MEDISPA 1499 E Venice Ave Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-7117 www.nuviewaesthetics.com See our ad page 79 OASIS EYE CARE, OPTICAL & MED SPA3 1868 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-9393 www.veniceeyedoctors.com ORTHOPEDIC CENTER OF VENICE, PL 241 Nokomis Ave. S., Ste. B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-3302 www.orthovenice.com RAMOS CENTER FOR INTERVENTIONAL & FUNCTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE 1370 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 104 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 708-9555 www.RamosCenter.com

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VENICE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1535 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-5007 www.venicenazarene.com VENICE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 825 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 488-2258 www.venicepres.org VENICE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 620 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-6741 www.veniceucc.org

PLUMBING CONTRACTORS ADVANCED PLUMBING SOLUTIONS & DESIGN LLC................................................ (941) 284-4739 ALL ASPECTS PLUMBING, LLC Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 237-9717 www.941plumbing.com AQUA DUCK PLUMBING, LLC Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 786-7059 www.aquaduckplumbingllc.com

PHYSICIANS-CHIROPRACTIC D.C. JOHNSON CHIROPRACTIC MEDICAL CENTER 401 Johnson Lane, Ste. 101 Venice, FL 34285-1280.................................. (941) 484-5333 www.drjpj.com

PLACES OF WORSHIP DIOCESE OF VENICE 1000 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-9543 www.dioceseofvenice.org EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 790 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-4942 www.emmanuel-elca.org EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL 310 Sarasota St. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-3505 www.epiphanycathedral.org FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE 312 Miami Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-1314 www.fbcvenice.org GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 400 Field Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-1374 www.graceontheisland.com JEWISH CONGREGATION OF VENICE 600 N. Auburn Rd. Venice, FL 34292.......................................... (941) 484-2022 www.jewishcongregationvenice.org LAKESIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH. 2401 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-5102 www.lakesidelutheran.net ST MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 513 Nassau St. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-7714 www.stmarksvenice.org

AQUA PLUMBING & AIR As the area’s most trusted name since 1974, Aqua Plumbing & Air is qualified and experienced in all manufacturers, models, and procedures. We offer free, concise, and accurate estimates. We can help you, 941-306-3715 www.aquaplumbingsarasota.com 8283 Vico Court, Sarasota, FL 34240 BABE’S PLUMBING, INC. & FIRE SPRINKLERS 105 Bluegrass Court Nokomis, FL 34275-2406.............................. (941) 488-2402 www.babesplumbing.com See our ad page 25 CITRUS PLUMBING OF VENICE, INC. 125 Corporation Way, Ste. E Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-4990 www.plumbingfl.net HILL & HILL PLUMBING CO 249 Grove St. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2665 www.hillandhillplumbing.com See our ad page 109 MIKE DOUGLASS PLUMBING 517 Paul Morris Dr., Ste. A Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 473-2344 www.mikedouglassplumbing.com PLUMBING TODAY/AKA COOL TODAY 6143 Clark Center Ave. Sarasota, FL 34238........................................ (941) 921-5581 www.plumbingtoday.biz PURE PLUMBING OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.... (941) 928-7005 www.Pureplumbingfl.com RAIMONDI PLUMBING LLC 21013 Fort Myers Way Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 286-7330

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PRESSURE WASHING PATRIOT PAVER SEALING AND PRESSURE WASHING 1101 S. Tamiami Trl, Ste. 103A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 445-7377 www.patriotpaversealing.com

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA REALTY (VENICE) 1500 E. Venice Ave., Ste. 303 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 716-3088 www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com

PRINTERS SERBIN PRINT MARKETING AND PUBLISHING 1500 N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 366-0755 www.SerbinPrinting.com

BISHOP WEST REAL ESTATE, LLC (941) 315-7766 | www.bishopwestfl.com

VENICE PRINT CENTER 2005 S Tamiami Trl., Unit 2005, Ste. 3 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 496-9009 www.veniceprintcenter.com See our ad page 21

Full Service Real Estate Brokerage serving the Florida Gulf Coast Region. Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Investment Sales as well as new construction. Award winning service by a team of dedicated professionals.

PRINTERS - BLUEPRINT MERRITT PRINTING & DESIGN 261 S. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 270-9970

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS KARKATSU,LTD. PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS AND APPAREL Venice, FL 34293........................................... (678) 947-5250 www.karkatsu.com UPTURN SERVICES ........................................ (941) 400-3775 www.upturnservices.com

PUBLISHERS-PERIODICALS CITY LIFESTYLE VENICE MAGAZINE ................ (941) 726-0303 www.CityLifestyle.com/Venice FLORIDA WEEKLY............................................ (941) 628-4462 www.floridaweekly.com

724 Shamrock Blvd., Venice, FL 34293

GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED - THE RITTER GROUP 211 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 961-4046 www.therittergroup.com

CENTURY 21 SCHMIDT REAL ESTATE 100 W. Venice Ave., #B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-0021 www.century21.com/century-21-schmidt-real-estate-12305c

HELEN MOORE - MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY (941) 724-2030 | helenmoore.michaelsaunders.com

COLDWELL BANKER REALTY - MARY & RAY WESTBROOK 331 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 275-4800 www.MaryRayWestbrook.com COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE - SARASOTA CENTRAL OFFICE 8181 S Tamiami Trl., Ste. B Sarasota, FL 34231........................................ (941) 487-5600 www.ColdwellBanker-Homes.com

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 400-5377 www.mustdo.com SARASOTA SCENE MAGAZINE 1834 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 365-1119 www.scenesarasota.com

COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES SALES, INC. 700 N. Waterway Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-0591 www.countryclubestatesvenice.com

VENICE GULF COAST LIVING MAGAZINE PO Box 459 Nokomis, FL 34274........................................ (941) 488-5083 www.VeniceGulfCoastLivingMagazine.com

ENGEL & VÖLKERS VENICE DOWNTOWN 201 Miami Ave W Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 387-5676 www.venicedowntown.evrealestate.com See our ad page 29

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EXIT KING REALTY 1800 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-6060 www.exitkingrealty.com

IHEARTMEDIA - SARASOTA 1779 Independence Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234........................................ (941) 552-4800 www.clearchannel.com WENG RADIO - FIORINI BROADCASTING 1355 River Rd. S. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 474-3231 www.wengradio.com

RADIOLOGY/IMAGING SERVICES RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF VENICE & ENGLEWOOD, PA 512-516 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-7781 www.raverad.com

REAL ESTATE ACCARDI & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE 1978 Tamiami Trl. S., Unit 1 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 234-9411 www.venicehomefinder.com AMERICAN REALTY OF VENICE, INC. 700 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-8080 www.sellingvenice.com See our ad page 51

GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED - LUEANNE WOOD, P.A. 211 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-1663 www.lueanne.com See our ad Inside Front Cover GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED - MARY CHARLAND PA 211 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 408-5642 www.gulfshoresrealty.com/mary-charland

COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE - VENICE/ENGLEWOOD OFFICE 331 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 493-1000 www.floridamoves.com

IHEARTMEDIA - CHARLOTTE/SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTIES 24100 Tiseo Blvd., #10 Port Charlotte, FL 33980................................ (941) 206-1188 www.WCVU.com

GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED 351 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 220-7694 www.gulfshoresrealty.com See our ad page 1, 43, 59

GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED 211 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-6644 www.gulfshoresrealty.com

Helen Moore has been a specialist in Venice Gulf-front, waterfront and island residential properties since the late 1980s. Much of her award-winning sales volume each year comes through repeat customers and their recommendations to others. 110 Nokomis Av.e N., Venice, FL 34285 JAPANESE GARDENS MOBILE HOME PARK ESTATES 6181 Teahouse Rd. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-0033 www.myjapanesegardens.com KELLER WILLIAMS ISLAND LIFE REAL ESTATE 206 Harbor Dr. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 254-6467 www.kellerwilliamsislandliferealstate.com KELLER WILLIAMS ISLAND LIFE REAL ESTATE - BUYWITHFRANK.COM Venice, FL 34285........................................... (847) 363-8837 www.BuyWithFrank.com

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY (941) 485-5421 | www.michaelsaunders.com When it comes to finding your home on the Suncoast, trust the expertise of a local. Michael Saunders & Company is the top independent real estate company in the region with a network of 24 full-service real estate offices with more than 700 agents. 110 Nokomis Ave. N., Venice, FL 34285 490 Rockley Blvd., Venice FL 34293

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MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY - ROBERT GOLDMAN 110 Nokomis Ave. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 400-2756 www.Robertgoldman.michaelsaunders.com NEXTHOME SUNCOAST - FLERLAGE TEAM 530 US 41 Byp. S., Unit 22A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 882-2229 www.NextHomeSuncoast.com See our ad page 44 PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE, INC. 101 San Marco Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-1111 www.veniceisparadise.net PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 400 Barcelona Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 412-3323 www.premiersothebysrealty.com See our ad page 49 PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY - DENISE MATTMULLER 50 Central Ave., Ste. 110 Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 232-8055 www.denisemattmuller.net PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY - MARTHA PIKE, P.A. 400 Barcelona Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 716-4392 www.marthapike.premiersothebysrealty.com RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP 1314 E. Venice Ave., Ste. B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-8686 www.alliancegroupfl.com RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP - GAE STEWART-DUDLEY, INC. 1314 E. Venice Ave., Ste. B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 544-3775 www.gaestewart.com RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP - MARTY HAINES 1314B E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 308-4627 www.MartyHaines.com RE/MAX PALM REALTY 2095 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 451-2025 www.searchvenice.com RESULTS REALTY GROUP, LLC 101 Capri Isles Blvd., #2 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 412-3456 www.resultsrealtyvenice.com RHONDA GUSTITUS TEAM AT KELLER WILLIAMS PEACE RIVER PARTNERS 1951 Tamiami Trl., Ste. C Port Charlotte, Florida 33948......................... (941) 426-4394 www.rhondagustitusteam.com SETTLES REAL ESTATE, LLC 2357 S. Tamiami Trl., #8 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 685-3600 www.settlesrealestatellc.com SUN ACRE CORPORATION PO Box 1290 Venice, FL 34284-1290.................................. (941) 488-8143 www.sunacre.com THE RENTAL COMPANY OF VENICE, LLC 236 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 484-7644 www.rentalcompanyofvenice.com

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THE SWONGER-WALDOCH TEAM AT HOMESMART (941) 600-3534 | www.swonger-waldoch.com The Realtors® For Your Florida Lifestyle We sell more than homes, we sell a Lifestyle. Welcome to Florida! 479 S. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275 See our ad page 50 WEST COAST REALTY OF VENICE, LLC 240 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 375-8113 www.westcoastrealtyofvenice.com WEST VILLAGES REALTY LLC 19503 S. W. Villages Pkwy., #A2 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 460-3179 www.WestVillagesRealty.com

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS FURBECK APPRAISAL SERVICES..................... (941) 492-4326 www.furbeckappraisals.com

REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATIONS VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS, INC. 680 Substation Rd. Venice, FL 34285-1082.................................. (941) 484-0614 www.vabr.org

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS WELLEN PARK 19503 S. W. Villages Pkwy., Ste. 14 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 960-7805 www.wellenpark.com See our ad page 46, 47

REAL ESTATE-COMMERCIAL CENTURY 21 AZTEC & ASSOCIATES - JAHA CUMMINGS, P.A. COMMERCIAL DIVISION 4456 Tamiami Trl. Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980............................ (941) 629-3188 www.floridaglobalpropertiesc21.com HARRY E. ROBBINS ASSOC. INC. 3733 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota, FL 34239........................................ (941) 921-5351 www.robbinscommercial.com MERRITT REALTY CORPORATION 261 S. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 270-9970 www.gomerritt.com MICHAEL SAUNDERS COMMERCIAL - AMBER GASSON 100 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 356-8808 www.msccommercial.com

REAL ESTATE-PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BURGUNDY MANAGEMENT 125B Miami Ave. W. Venice, Fl 34285............................................ (941) 480-0406

HOME & CONDO RENTALS AND PROPERTY MGMT., INC. (941) 484-0670 | www.homeandcondo.com

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GULF COAST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 1846 Tamiami Trl. S., Unit 15 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 552-4200 www.choosegulfcoast.com/venice-property-management HOMEPORT 700 Commerce Dr., Jacaranda Commerce Park Venice, FL 34292........................................... (432) 683-8185 HORSE AND CHAISE RENTALS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. 150 Nokomis Ave. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-3331 www.horseandchaise.com See our ad page 51

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, MOTOR HOMES GERZENY’S R. V. WORLD 2110 Tamiami Trl. N. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 966-2182 www.gerzenysrvworld.com

RECYCLING, GARBAGE COLLECTION AND ROLL-OFF CONTAINERS WASTE MANAGEMENT OF SARASOTA 5221 State Rd. 776 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-4100 www.wm.com

REHABILITATION CENTER ENCOMPASS HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA 6400 Edgelake Dr. Sarasota, FL 34240........................................ (941) 921-8600 www.healthsouthsarasota.com

REMODELING DAN RUTKOWSKI CONSTRUCTION, INC. 103 Triple Diamond Blvd., #1 North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 488-9303 www.drcvenice.com DUYN CONSTRUCTION, LLC. 113 Milan Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-5433 www.kbontheisle.com ONKEN PLUMBING & CONSTRUCTION GROUP Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 234-2822 www.onkenconstructiongroup.com

RESTAURANT KITCHEN DESIGN & EQUIPMENT SALES FISHMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. 143 Miami Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-8800 www.fishmaninc.com

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT SYMONS SAYS & RODRIGUEZ FAMILY RESTAURANTS 1879 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 496-8948

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COMPASS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 246 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 444-6185 www.compasspm.net See our ad page 42

ABONDANZA ITALIAN DELI & MARKET 200 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 303-6748 ALLEGRO BISTRO 1740 E. Venice Ave., #10 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-1889 www.allegro-bistro.com See our ad page 67 APPLEBEE’S0 4329 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-7740 www.applebees.com

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AUNTIE ANNE’S PRETZEL TRUCK SWFL........... (301) 401-3259 www.auntieannes.com BIG MIKE’S PIZZA 1939 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 303-5805 www.bigmikespizzavenice.com BOCCA LUPO COAL FIRED PIZZA 12105 Mercado Dr. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 676-9653 www.boccalupopizza.com BOGEY’S RESTAURANT & SPORTS PUB, INC. 652 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-9156 www.bogeys-venice.com BREW-ZA-BAGELS 525 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 499-7500 BREWBURGERS 370 Commercial Ct. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-2337 www.brewburgers.com See our ad page 3, 63 BREWBURGERS BACK PORCH 545 Tamiami Tr. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-2337 www.brewburgers.com BRITISH OPEN PUB 367 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 492-9227 www.britishopenpub.com See our ad page 67 BURGUNDY SQUARE CAFE 227 Miami Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 451-8261 www.burgundysquarecafe.website CAFE BAGEL 1811 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, Florida 34293..................................... (941) 493-2095 www.cafebagelonline.com CAFE VENICE 101 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-1855 www.cafeveniceontheisland.com See our ad page 67 CAPT. EDDIE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 107 Colonia Ln. E. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 484-4623 www.captaineddies.com CASEY KEY COLLECTOR WINE & WINE BAR 266 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 480-1866 www.ckcollectorwine.com CASSARIANO ITALIAN EATERY 313 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-0507 www.cassariano.com CHAZ 51 STEAKHOUSE 549 US 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-6200 www.chaz51.com CHECKERS RALLY’S 1721 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-5445 www.checkers.com CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 445 Commercial Court Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 480-9200 www.CrackerBarrel.com CROISSANT & CO 323 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 480-1700 www.croissantandcovenice.com

CROW’S NEST MARINA RESTAURANT 1968 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285-1035.................................. (941) 484-9551 www.crowsnest-venice.com

MARCO’S PIZZA 735 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 493-0123 www.marcos.com

CULVER’S ON JACARANDA 19355 Times Cir. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 451-8576 www.culvers.com See our ad page 68

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT 1720 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-4555

CULVER’S ON SHAMROCK 1735 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 303-5538 www.culvers.com DAIQUIRI DECK RAW BAR 300 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-0649 www.daiquirideck.com

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT 325 Commercial Ct. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 486-1138 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT 480 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-6619 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT 4269 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 496-8948

DEVINE’S WINE BAR 101 W. Venice Ave., Ste. 16 Venice, Fl 34285............................................ (941) 480-0663 www.devineswinebar.weebly.com

METRO DINER 2053 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 451-2832 www.metrodiner.com

DOCKSIDE WATERFRONT GRILL 509 N. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 218-6418 www.geckosgrill.com See our ad page 68

MON AMI CAFE 1740 E. Venice Ave., #19 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 303-6621 www.monamicafe.com

DOOR BELLE DINNERS 113 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 480-1606 www.doorbelledinners.com

NOKOMO’S SUNSET HUT 690 S. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-1324 www.nokomos.com

EL GAUCHO LATIN MARKET 1214 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 480-1819 www.elgaucholatinmarket.com

NORTH JETTY GRILLE 1000 S. Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (703) 470-6369 www.sharktooth.biz

FINS AT SHARKY’S 1600 Harbor Dr. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 999-3467 www.finsatsharkys.com FLYNN’S ON VENICE AVE 133 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-2200 www.flynnsonveniceave.com GOLD RUSH BBQ 661 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-3137 www.Goldrushbbq.com See our ad page 69 GULF COAST PIZZA 765 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 220-3105 www.gcpizzas.com JOEY D’S PIZZA 750 US 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 786-1300 www.joeydspizzavenice.com LEONE’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA - PAPA LEONE’S LLC 1266 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 496-9148 www.leonesvenice.com MAD DOGS HOT DOGS 2059 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-3086 www.maddogshotdogs.com MAD SALADS - CREATIVE GREENS COMPANY 2119 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 899-1303 www.madsalads.com MADE IN ITALY 117 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-8282 www.MadeinItalyVenice.com

OBEE’S SOUP-SALAD-SUBS 1846 Tamiami Trl. S., #12 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 496-7808 www.obeesvenice.com OBEE’S SOUP-SALADS-SUBS - VENICE ISLAND 261 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-0988 www.obeesvenice.com OFF THE WAGON BREWERY & KITCHEN 2107 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-2048 www.otwbar.com PARADISE GRILL 1097 N. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 786-1524 www.paradisegrillfl.com PINCHERS 900 Venetia Bay Blvd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-9196 www.pinchersusa.com PIZZA BOSS 4260 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 303-6800 www.pizzabossvenice.com

POP’S SUNSET GRILL (941) 488-3177 www.popssunsetgrill.net 112 Circuit Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 See our ad page 69 PRIME STEAKHOUSE 133 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 837-8325 www.primeserioussteak.com

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RIB CITY 4187 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-7505 www.ribcity.com

VENICE WINE & COFFEE COMPANY 201 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-3667 www.venicewineandcoffeecompany.com

WALMART STORES, INC. - STORE 0769 4150 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 497-2523 www.walmart.com

RISTORANTE SAN MARCO 305 B W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 254-6565 www.sanmarcovenice.com

‘WICHES 303 Tamiami Trl. S., Ste. C Nokomis, FL 34275-3104.............................. (941) 303-6111 www.wichesfl.com

ROOFING CONTRACTORS

SEED & BEAN MARKET / C3 INVESTMENT GROUP US / PURE NATIVE 116 W Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 220-3234 www.seedandbeanmarket.com

RETAIL

CFS ROOFING SERVICES 6195 E. Sawgrass Rd. Sarasota, FL 34240....................................... (239) 561-2600 www.cfsroofing.com

CAPTAIN’S LANDING OF VENICE 243 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-2329 www.captainslanding.com

SHARK TOOTH BEACH CONCESSIONS 208 S. Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (703) 470-6369 www.sharktooth.biz

CROWTHER ROOFING & SHEET METAL OF FLORIDA, INC 7321 International Pl. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240........................... (941) 343-9600 www.crowther.net

ELEPHANT’S TRUNK THRIFT STORE 595 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-3056 www.ElephantsTrunkThrift.com

EXCEL EXTERIORS, INC Clearwater, FL 33617..................................... (727) 275-0868 www.IneedRoof.com

SHARKY’S ON THE PIER 1600 Harbor Dr. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-1456 www.sharkysonthepier.com See our ad Back Cover, 65 SHUCK N’ ALE 648 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 499-7200 SIESTA BEACH EATS 948 Beach Rd. Siesta Key, FL 34242................................................................ www.facebook.com/SiestaBeachEats SMOOTHIE KING 6320 S. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota, FL 34231........................................ (941) 492-3225 www.smoothieking.com See our ad page 69 SNOOK HAVEN 5000 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-7221 www.snookhaven.com SNOWBIRDS GRILLE 4167 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 492-5798 www.snowbirdsgrille.com THE OLD SALTY DOG VENICE 1475 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-1000 www.theoldsaltydog.com THE PILOT HOUSE ON VENICE BEACH 101 The Eslanade N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (703) 470-6369 www.pilothouse.biz

FABLE BOOKS 234 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 445-5682 www.Fablebookshop.com GOODWILL MANASOTA 676 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 355-2721 www.experiencegoodwill.org ISLAND LIFE HAMMOCK CO. 329 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-8727 www.islandlifehammocks.com NELLIE’S NOTECARDS AND WILSON’S WHIMSIES 530 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S., Ste. 10A Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 961-7563 www.NelliesNotecards.com

1617 US41 Byp. #1, Venice, FL 34293 VALENTI’S RESTAURANT 1200 Venice Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-1888 www.valentisristorante.com See our ad page 67 VENEZIA RESTAURANT & BAR 425 US Hwy. 41 Byp. N. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 308-7700 www.hotelveneziafl.com

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MASTERCRAFT ROOFING 3479 Technology Dr. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 480-9700 www.mastercraftroofing.com WATERTITE ROOFING 208 S. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 483-4630 www.watertiteroofing.com

SALONS & SPAS GREEN APPLE SALON 101 Capri Isles Blvd., Unit 1 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 484-3993 www.greenapplesalon.com

SAM’S CLUB (SARASOTA CLUB #4772) 300 N. Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232........................................ (941) 341-9526 www.samsclub.com

ISLAND CREW BARBER SHOP 664 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 486-8802 www.IslandCrewBarbershop.com

SEA PLEASURES & TREASURES OF VENICE 255 Venice Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3510

JAMES GRIFFITH SALON 257 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-2665 www.jamesgriffithsalon.com See our ad page 19

SHARK FRENZY 262 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 800-4281 www.sharktoothsifter.com See our ad page 39

THE ISLAND BOOKSHOP 206 W. Miami Ave., (Merchants of Venice Bldg) Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 416-5511 www.theislandbookshop.com

Urban Taco is a high energy eatery where you build your own tacos, burritos, bowls & more. Enjoy outdoor dining, homemade margaritas and join our rewards program for free tacos. Open for dine in, carry out and delivery Monday - Saturday 11am to 9pm.

MARK KAUFMAN ROOFING 1001 Corporate Ave., Ste. 105 North Port, FL 34289...................................... (941) 426-5241 www.markkaufmanroofing.com

OZA ESSENTIALS CO. 109 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 786-5033 www.ozaessentials.com

SHIRT STOP LLC 247 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-9143

URBAN TACO www.UrbanTacoFL.com

KIRKEY ROOFING INC. 535 Paul Morris Dr. Englewood, FL 34223..................................... (941) 474-2113 www.kirkeyroofing.com

UBREAKIFIX VENICE 4183 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 40 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 244-2877 www.ubreakifix.com/locations/venice?utm_ source=google&utm_medium=gmb&utm_campaign=venice VENICE MERCATO ON THE ISLAND (VINTAGE MARKET) 200 Base St. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 468-3344 WALMART STORES, INC. 13140 Tamiami Trl. S. Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 918-1247 www.walmart.com

OASIS EYE CARE, OPTICAL & MED SPA 1868 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 493-9393 www.veniceeyedoctors.com PHENIX SALON SUITES Sarasota, FL 34231........................................ (941) 926-6743 www.phenixsarasota.com THE CONTOUR DAY SPA 405 Commercial Ct., Ste. A Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 777-4448 www.thecontourdayspa.com VENICE DAY SPA 775 The Rialto Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-3674 www.venice-dayspa.com VIRASANA SALON 107 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 244-0218 www.virasanasalon.com See our ad page 25

SCHOOLS BUILDING STRONG FUTURES 727 Shore Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 451-7724

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H & H SIGNS, INC. 426 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-0556 www.hhsigns.com

EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL 316 Sarasota St. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 488-2215 www.ecstigers.com SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD 1960 Landings Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231-3331.................(941) 927-9000 x31105 www.sarasotacountyschools.net STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, MANATEE-SARASOTA 8000 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-1300 www.scf.edu SUNCOAST TECHNICAL COLLEGE 4748 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL 34233...........................(941) 924-1365 x62056 www.suncoast.edu USF SARASOTA MANATEE 8350 N. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota, FL 34243........................................ (941) 359-4340 www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu VENICE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 1200 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 496-4411 www.venicechristianschool.org

SCHOOLS-PRIVATE PRESCHOOL EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF EARLY EDUCATION 239 Albee Rd. W. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 412-0088 www.europeanacademy.net

SEASIDE SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (941) 441-4200 | www.SeasideSpringsRetirement.com A warm, friendly 55+ community that offers a variety of floor plans, as well as many amenities that allow you to live comfortably and luxuriously. With maintenance, housekeeping and more included, you have time to enjoy the important things in life. 1251 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 SUNSET LAKE HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 832 Sunset Lake Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 492-5313 www.sunsetlakehrc.com THE WINDSOR OF VENICE 1600 Center Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 408-2600 www.legendseniorliving.com TRUEWOOD BY MERRILL - VENICE 1121 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 497-1117 www.merrillgardens.com

ASTON GARDENS AT PELICAN POINTE 1000 Aston Gardens Dr. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 240-1000 www.astongardens.com

SENIOR LIVING SELECTIONS, LLC 1079 N. Tamiami Trl., #359 Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 218-3813 www.SeniorLivingSelections.com

BAYSHORE GUEST HOME & GARDENS 512 Bayshore Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 400-3847 www.bayshoreguesthome.com

SENIORS BLUE BOOK..................................... (941) 351-3630 www.seniorsbluebook.com

JACARANDA TRACE 3600 William Penn Way Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 408-2050 www.jacarandatrace.com LIANA OF VENICE 2321 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 800-4808 www.lianaliving.com MARIS POINTE 1200 Avenida Del Circo Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-8885 www.eagleseniorliving.org/locations/venice-fl See our ad page 80

SPORTS

UNDER ARMOUR JUNIOR TOUR - VENICE REGION........................................... (240) 832-3237 www.uagolftour.com

NAVAMAZE Venice, FL 34285........................................... (877) 255-0744 www.navamaze.com

HOME CARE GARDENS 350 Magnolia Rd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 412-4092

VENICE OUTDOOR SPORTS, LLC 1562 S. Tamiami Trl., #3 Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 451-2047 www.veniceoutdoorsports.com

SENIOR SERVICES

ADVINIACARE VENICE 950 Pinebrook Rd. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-8801 www.adviniacare.com/our-locations/adviniacare-venice

HEARTIS OF VENICE Heartis Venice, 1020 N. Tamiami Trl. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (941) 499-1800 www.heartisvenice.com

GLASPRO INC./ZAP SKIMBOARDS6 101 Pond Cypress Rd. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-4586 www.zapskimboards.com

SARASOTA TRAP SKEET & SPORTING CLAYS INC. 3445 Rustic Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-3223 www.sarasotagunclub.com

CARING TRANSITIONS.................................... (941) 800-2226 www.caringtransitionsvenice.com

ELMCROFT OF BELLA VITA 1420 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-1196 www.brookdale.com/bella-vita.aspx

SPORTING GOODS-RETAIL COOK’S SPORTLAND, INC. 4419 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-0025 www.cookssportlandinc.com

VILLAGE ON THE ISLE 900 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34285-3629.................................. (941) 484-9753 www.villageontheisle.com See our ad page 75

SENIOR LIVING CENTERS

ELISON OF BELLA VITA 1420 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-1196 www.elisonbellavita.com

SMOOTHIES SMOOTHIE KING 3800 S. Tamiami Trl., #108 Sarasota, FL 34239........................................ (941) 955-9100 www.smoothieking.com See our ad page 69

VENICE AREA MOBILE MEALS, INC................. (941) 488-3750 www.veniceareamobilemeals.com

SERVICE & MAINTENANCE CERTIFIED EQUIPMENT SERVICE.................... (941) 234-6066 JIMCO MAINTENANCE, INC. 710 Commerce Dr., #107 Venice, FL 34292........................................... (800) 392-8678 www.jimcos.com

SHIPPING/PACKAGING SERVICES THE UPS STORE 7207 4107 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 218-4988

SHOPPING CENTERS & MALLS PALM SQUARE PLAZA 1225 US 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 882-3743 REGENCY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER 1225 US 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (201) 280-2693

SIGNS DORSETT SIGNS, INC. 258 Grove St .S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-4877 www.dorsettsigns.com

SURVEYORS FLORIDA ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING, LLC 631 N. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275....................................... (941) 485-3100 www.flengineeringandsurveying.com STRAYER SURVEYING & MAPPING, INC. 742 Shamrock Blvd. Venice, FL 34293.......................................... (941) 497-1290 www.strayersurveying.com

SWIMMING POOL & DECK RENOVATIONS MR. MARCITE, INC. 120 Rich St. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 488-0667 www.mrmarcite.com

SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTORS AQUATECH POOLS GC, INC. 503 Laurel Rd. E. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-3990 www.aquatechpoolsgc.com INDIGO POOL PATIO BBQ 620 Cypress Ave. Venice, FL 34285-4605.................................. (941) 484-7665 www.indigopoolpatiobbq.com SUPERIOR POOLS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC 517 Tamiami Trl. Port Charlotte, FL 33953................................ (941) 743-7171 www.Superiorpools.com

SYNAGOGUE CHABAD OF VENICE & NORTH PORT 21560 Angela Lane Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 493-2770 www.chabadofvenice.com

TATTOO STUDIO OLD CHAPEL TATTOO CO. 800 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (812) 484-5593 www.oldchapeltattooco.com

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TAX PREPARATION TAX CENTER 249 Nokomis Avenue S Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 227-7767 www.tc-fl.com

SUNCOAST ONE TITLE & CLOSINGS, INC. 109 Milan Ave. E. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 946-8700 www.suncoastone.com

TRAILER PARTS & SERVICE

TAX CENTER 1491 E. Venice Ave., Ste. A Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 227-7767 www.tc-fl.com

APOGEE INDUSTRIES 420 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 786-4100 www.apogeeindustries.net

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

TRANSPORTATION / CAR SERVICE

DISCOUNT TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. 2332 15th St. Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 365-6900 www.discounttelecom.com

AIRPORT CAR SERVICES OF SW FLORIDA LLC....................................... (941) 764-9156

HOTWIRE COMMUNICATIONS 1467 Rail Head Blvd. Naples, FL 34110........................................... (941) 445-2589 www.hotwirecommunications.com

WHEN & HOW CONCIERGE SERVICES, LLC..... (941) 525-2947 www.whenandhowconcierge.com

LIGHTSPEED VOICE 135 Triple Diamond Blvd. North Venice, FL 34275.................................. (877) 978-6423 www.lightspeedvoice.com See our ad page 35

ALL AROUND CHARTERS & TOURS 410 E Colonia Lane Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 488-9393 www.allaroundbus.com

LUMEN TECHNOLOGIES - BRETT DUBUQUE.... (314) 471-9855 UTILITIES FOR LESS........................................ (800) 226-8225 www.uflconsulting.com

TELEVISION STATIONS ABC 7 - WWSB 1477 Tenth St. Sarasota, FL 34236........................................ (941) 552-0777 www.mysuncoast.com SNN-TV | SUNCOAST NEWS NETWORK 2040 6th St. Sarasota, FL 34237........................................ (941) 361-4618 www.snntv.com

TENNIS CLUBS COURTSIDE TENNIS CLUB 512 Auburn Rd. N. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 485-2000 www.courtsidetennisclub.com

THEATERS B&B GALLERIA STADIUM 11 2111 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 202-6561 www.bbtheatres.com VENICE INSTITUTE FOR PERFORMING ARTS 1 Indian Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 218-3779 www.veniceperformingartscenter.com VENICE THEATRE, INC. 140 Tampa Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285-1727.................................. (941) 488-1115 www.venicestage.com

TITLE INSURANCE CEMO TITLE SERVICES, LLC 1000 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-1110 www.cemotitle.com CLOSED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LLC 151 Center Rd., #B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 348-6257 www.ClosedTitle.com FIRST INTERNATIONAL TITLE, INC. 329 Nokomis Ave. S., Ste. F Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 451-8522 www.firstintitle.com See our ad page 51

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SUNWISE AIRPORT VAN & CAR SERVICE........ (941) 400-0034 www.INeedARide.us

TRAVEL

CRUISE PLANNERS Bradenton, Florida 34208.............................. (623) 248-7932 www.dreamgetawayvacations.com

TREE SERVICES

AQUA PLUMBING & AIR As the area’s most trusted name since 1974, Aqua Plumbing & Air is qualified and experienced in all manufacturers, models, and procedures. We offer free, concise, and accurate estimates. We can help you, 941-306-3715 www.aquaplumbingsarasota.com 8283 Vico Court, Sarasota, FL 34240 NEWTERRA 730 Commerce Dr. Venice, FL 34292........................................... (941) 480-9101 www.newterra.com WATER-PRO 126 Corporation Way, Ste. D Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 497-0818 www.waterprofl.com

WATER, FIRE, SMOKE, DAMAGE RESTORATION GULF COAST CARPET CLEANING & DISASTER SERVICE, LLC 162 Progress Cir. Venice, FL 34285-3536.................................. (941) 488-0000 www.GCCCFL.com MYCO-TEK RESTORATION INC. 325 Laurel Rd. E. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 486-9595 www.myco-tek.net SERVPRO OF VENICE & PORT CHARLOTTE 1515 S. Tamiami Trl., Ste. 2 Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 484-7777 www.servprovenice.com

WEBSITE DESIGN & MAINTENANCE SIMPLY TREES, LLC (941) 479-2726 | www.simplytreesfl.com Serving Venice and surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated, we offer professional tree care from consulting, mangrove pruning & restoration(PMT), tree & stump removal, cabling & bracing & tree risk assessment(TRAQ) with ISA certified arborists. 530 US 41 Bypass S., Unit 8A, Venice FL 34285

VETERINARIANS A PET’S FRIEND ANIMAL HOSPITAL 110 Shamrock Blvd. E. Venice, FL 34293-1629.................................. (941) 493-6240 www.apetsfriendah.wixsite.com/walsh BRANDT VETERINARY CLINIC 720 N. Tamiami Trl. Nokomis, FL 34275........................................ (941) 485-1555 www.brandtvetclinic.com ON POINT ACUPUNCTURE AND VETERINARY SERVICES .......................... (941) 220-9414 www.onpointvetservices.com VENICE PINES VETERINARY CLINIC 1168 Indian Hills Blvd. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 492-9692 www.venicepinesvet.com VETERINARY CARE OF VENICE 1080 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285.......................................... (941) 488-4247 www.vetcarevenice.com

EVOLUTION MARKETING Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 315-4004 www.evolutionmarketing.com/locations/venice-fl See our ad page 23 IN TOUCH SOLUTIONS 230 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 3H Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 800-7530 www.in-touch-solutions.com TAYLOE MARKETING AND CONSULTING, LLC PO Box 1532 Venice, FL ...................................................... (941) 483-6187 www.tayloeinternetmarketing.com

WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER - SALES, SERVICE, RENTAL MOBILITY SOURCE 105 Corporation Way, Unit B Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 218-4113 www.mobilitysourcefl.com

WINDOWS & DOORS ABSOLUTE WINDOW & DOOR 400 Seaboard Ave. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 485-7774 www.absolutewindowanddoor.com See our ad page 32

YACHT CLUBS-PRIVATE VENICE YACHT CLUB, INC. 1330 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 488-7708 www.veniceyachtclub.com

WATER FILTRATION

YOUTH SPORTING PROGRAMS

KINETICO QUALITY WATER SYSTEMS SWFL 1882 S. Tamiami Trl. Venice, FL 34293........................................... (941) 918-2850 www.kineticoswfl.com

SARASOTA SCULLERS YOUTH ROWING PROGRAM, INC. 153 N. Tamiami Trl. Osprey, FL 34229........................................... (941) 966-2244 www.SarasotaScullers.org

WATER PURIFICATION & FILTRATION, SOFTENING & CONDITIONING ALL AMERICAN PURIFICATION, LLC 1237 US Hwy. 41 Byp. S. Venice, FL 34285........................................... (941) 483-4426 www.getbetterwater.org See our ad page 9

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Business Directory Index #

1 STOP CAR-TRUCK REPAIR, (941) 485-4061.............................96 2B KIND THRIFT STORE, (269) 908-9311................................. 105 5-0 SERVICES LLC HOME WATCH SPECIALISTS, (941) 493-6596....................... 102 360 ORTHOPEDICS, (941) 951-2663 X336.............................. 107

A AAA INSURANCE - VENICE BRANCH, (941) 493-2100.............. 102 AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS OF VENICE, (941) 488-4411...............96 ABC 7 - WWSB, (941) 552-0777.............................................. 114 A BEACH RETREAT ON CASEY KEY, (941) 485-8771....................93 A BETTER SOLUTION OF VENICE, (941) 800-4015.................... 101 A BETTER WAY CONCIERGE CARE AT HOME, (941) 621-3420................................................... 101 ABONDANZA ITALIAN DELI & MARKET, (941) 303-6748........... 110 ABSOLUTE ALUMINUM, INC., (941) 497-7777.............................94 ABSOLUTE WINDOW & DOOR, (941) 485-7774........................ 114 ACCARDI & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE, (941) 234-9411.......... 109 ACHIEVA CREDIT UNION, (941) 907-4827...................................96 ADDY’S VILLAS, (941) 488-7990.................................................93 ADVANCED ASPHALT OF S.W. FL, INC., (941) 488-5717........... 107 ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY & COSMETIC SURGERY, (941) 488-5300............................. 107 ADVANCED PLUMBING SOLUTIONS & DESIGN LLC, (941) 284-4739........................................... 108 ADVINIACARE VENICE, (941) 484-8801.................................... 113 AFFORDABLE GOLF CARS OF VENICE INC., (941) 451-8872.... 100 AFLAC, (615) 668-6275........................................................... 102 AFTER HOURS BAIL BONDS, (941) 485-8700.............................96 AGAPE FLIGHTS, INC., (941) 488-0990.................................... 105 AGILITY PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS, (941) 484-8107......... 107 AIRPORT CAR SERVICES OF SW FLORIDA LLC, (941) 764-9156.................................. 114 AJAX PAVING INDUSTRIES OF FLORIDA, LLC, (941) 486-3600....................................... 107 A LITTLE HELP NURSE REGISTRY, (941) 485-0301................... 101 ALL AMERICAN PURIFICATION, LLC, (941) 483-4426............... 114 ALL AROUND CHARTERS & TOURS, (941) 488-9393................ 114 ALL ASPECTS PLUMBING, LLC, (941) 237-9717....................... 108 ALLEGRO BISTRO, (941) 484-1889.......................................... 110 ALLEN MEDIA & ASSOCIATES, (941) 237-0408........................ 104 ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK, (941) 379-6333................................ 105 ALLIANCE FIRE & SAFETY, (941) 485-5402.............................. 100 ALLIANCE IT/RING AUTHORITY, (941) 556-4460.........................98 ALL SURFACE PAINTING COMPANY, (941) 882-4156................ 107 ALTERNATIVE HOMEMAKING WITH A HEART OF SW FLORIDA, LLC, (941) 488-2248.......... 101 AMERICAN COMFORT CATERING & FOOD SERVICE, (941) 786-3486.........................97 AMERICAN IMPORT AUTO, (941) 484-1340.................................96 AMERICAN REALTY OF VENICE, INC., (941) 484-8080.............. 109 AMERILIFE OF SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 484-4064................ 102 AN ORGANIZED MOVE, (941) 223-0387................................... 104 A PET’S FRIEND ANIMAL HOSPITAL, (941) 493-6240............... 114 APEX INSURANCE GROUP LLC, (941) 221-9368...................... 102 APOGEE INDUSTRIES, (941) 786-4100.................................... 114 APPLEBEE’S, (941) 497-7740.................................................. 110 APPLIANCE SPECIALISTS, LLC, (941) 456-0300..........................94 AQUA DUCK PLUMBING, LLC, (941) 786-7059......................... 108 AQUA PLUMBING & AIR, (941) 306-3715................................ 108 AQUA PLUMBING & AIR, (941) 306-3715................................ 114 AQUATECH POOLS GC, INC., (941) 488-3990........................... 113 ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO, (941) 500-2703....................98 ARTISTREE LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE & DESIGN, (941) 488-8897.......................... 103 ARTS AND CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC., (941) 365-5118...................... 105 A SILENT SPORTS OUTFITTER, (941) 966-5477........................ 103

ASPIRE DIRECT PRIMARY CARE, (941) 800-1630.................... 107 ASTON GARDENS AT PELICAN POINTE, (941) 240-1000........... 113 ATLANTA BRAVES SPRING TRAINING COMPLEX, (941) 413-5000.....................................95 ATLAS BUILDING COMPANY OF FLORIDA, LLC, (941) 315-9292..........................................98 ATLAS INSURANCE AGENCY, (757) 288-1136.......................... 102 AUNTIE ANNE’S PRETZEL TRUCK SWFL, (301) 401-3259.......... 111 AUTO WORX OF VENICE, INC., (941) 485-9166...........................96

B BABE’S PLUMBING, INC. & FIRE SPRINKLERS, (941) 488-2402.................................. 108 BALTIMORE ORIOLES - SARASOTA, (941) 893-6300...................96 BATES-BUCHANAN & SAVITSKY LAW GROUP, P.A., (941) 799-3015.......................95 BAY INDIES, (941) 485-5441................................................... 104 BAYSHORE GUEST HOME & GARDENS, (941) 400-3847.......... 113 BAYSHORE PAINTING CONTRACTORS, INC., (941) 497-2494.................................. 107 B & B CUSTOM REMODELING LLC, (440) 463-7880................ 101 B&B GALLERIA STADIUM 11, (941) 202-6561......................... 114 BEACHCOMBER IN VENICE, (941) 488-4237...............................93 BEACHCOMBER ON CASEY KEY, (941) 488-0715........................93 BEEBE DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECT, (941) 484-6762..................94 BEECHWOOD BUILDERS, INC., (941) 484-9053..........................98 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA REALTY (VENICE), (941) 716-3088................................................... 109 BERLIN PATTEN EBLING, PLLC, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, (941) 955-9991......................................95 BEST ELECTRIC, INC., (941) 484-8167........................................99 BEST WESTERN PLUS AMBASSADOR SUITES VENICE, (941) 480-9898.....................93 BETTERTON, TYLER & SUMMONTE, PL, (941) 488-4422..............95 BICYCLES INTERNATIONAL, (941) 497-1590...............................96 BIG BAM ELECTRIC BIKES, (941) 240-1717................................96 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE SUN COAST, INC., (941) 488-4009........................... 105 BIG MIKE’S PIZZA, (941) 303-5805......................................... 111 BIG TOY STORAGE & SALES, (941) 445-4514.............................97 BISHOP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., (941) 915-5201.........98 BISHOP WEST REAL ESTATE, LLC, (941) 315-7766................... 109 BLUE OCEAN MECHANICAL SERVICES, (941) 251-7649.............94 BOB’S TWIST-N-SHAKE, INC, (941) 485-5152.......................... 102 BOCA ROYALE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, (941) 475-6464......... 100 BOCCA LUPO COAL FIRED PIZZA, (941) 676-9653................... 111 BODYBYBARRE FITNESS & SMOOTHIES, (941) 786-5955........ 100 BODY MIND ABUNDANCE, (518) 421-8419.............................. 101 BOGEY’S RESTAURANT & SPORTS PUB, INC., (941) 488-9156................................. 111 BOOHOFF LAW, (877) 999-9999.................................................95 BOOKSMARTS INC., (941) 276-3201..........................................94 BOONE LAW FIRM, (941) 488-6716............................................95 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES, (941) 485-7050............................ 105 BRANDOW, MAXWELL...................................................................95 BRANDT VETERINARY CLINIC, (941) 485-1555......................... 114 BRENTON GOLD CABINETRY, (941) 485-0040.............................97 BREWBURGERS, (941) 484-2337............................................ 111 BREWBURGERS BACK PORCH, (941) 484-2337...................... 111 BREW-ZA-BAGELS, (941) 499-7500......................................... 111 BRIGHTSTAR CARE VENICE, (941) 412-4070............................ 101 BRITISH OPEN PUB, (941) 492-9227....................................... 111 BRITTON LAW GROUP, (941) 408-8008.......................................95 BRITTON’S FLOORING OPTIONS BY CARPET ONE, (941) 485-3336........................................ 100 BRYAN J. ARCHER CPA, PA, (941) 488-2728...............................93 BUILDING STRONG FUTURES, (941) 451-7724......................... 112 BURGUNDY MANAGEMENT, (941) 480-0406............................ 110 BURGUNDY SQUARE CAFE, (941) 451-8261............................ 111

BURKE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC., 866-88-BURKE..................98 BURNETT PAINTING, (941) 423-5249....................................... 107

C CABINETREE KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN, (941) 488-6474......... 103 CAFE BAGEL, (941) 493-2095.................................................. 111 CAFE VENICE, (941) 484-1855................................................. 111 CAITHNESS CONSTRUCTION LLC, (941) 918-2417......................98 CALCS PLUS, (941) 488-1700.....................................................97 CALDWELL TRUST COMPANY, (941) 493-3600......................... 103 CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC, (941) 525-4237.......................... 104 CALUSA LAKES GOLF CLUB, (941) 484-8995........................... 100 CAPRI ISLES GOLF CLUB, (941) 485-3371............................... 100 CAPTAIN’S LANDING OF VENICE, (941) 485-2329.................... 112 CAPT. EDDIE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, (941) 484-4623......... 111 CARA OVERBECK, D.D.S. PA, (941) 488-8788.............................98 CAR CHEMISTRY AUTO BODY & PAINTING, (941) 485-2174........96 CAREERSOURCE SUNCOAST, (941) 358-4080......................... 105 CARING TRANSITIONS, (941) 800-2226................................... 113 CARMAN STRATEGIC PLANNING, (941) 889-9094.................... 102 CASEY KEY COLLECTOR WINE & WINE BAR, (941) 480-1866.............................................. 111 CASEY KEY RESORTS, (941) 966-2121........................................93 CASEY KEY VACATION, (440) 835-5288.......................................93 CASSARIANO ITALIAN EATERY, (941) 485-0507....................... 111 CASTLE AIR COOLING AND HEATING, (941) 474-0232................94 CASTLEROCK BENEFITS / COLONIAL LIFE - ANNIE AHLERS, (941) 809-4333............... 102 CATALYST GROUP ECR, (612) 759-1000......................................97 CATSERCISE, (978) 866-8801.................................................. 107 CAVANAUGH & CO., (941) 485-4847..........................................93 CBC TECHNOLOGIES, (941) 404-3888........................................98 CEMO TITLE SERVICES, LLC, (941) 485-1110........................... 114 CENTENNIAL BANK, (941) 237-2000...........................................96 CENTERPLACE HEALTH, (941) 276-0982.................................. 105 CENTURY 21 AZTEC & ASSOCIATES - JAHA CUMMINGS, P.A. COMMERCIAL DIVISION, (941) 629-3188............................ 110 CENTURY 21 SCHMIDT REAL ESTATE, (941) 485-0021............. 109 CERTIFIED EQUIPMENT SERVICE, (941) 234-6066................... 113 CFS ROOFING SERVICES, (239) 561-2600............................... 112 CG FINANCIAL SERVICES, (517) 339-7662.............................. 100 CHABAD OF VENICE & NORTH PORT, (941) 493-2770............. 113 CHAZ 51 STEAKHOUSE, (941) 484-6200.................................. 111 CHECKERS RALLY’S, (941) 497-5445....................................... 111 CHELSEA FINANCIAL SERVICES, (941) 201-1153..................... 100 CHICK-FIL-A AT PELICAN PLAZA, (941) 966-0024.......................97 CHILD PROTECTION CENTER, INC., (941) 365-1277................. 105 CHRISTIE’S KITCHEN & BATH, (941) 375-8611........................ 102 CIA CARTER INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., (941) 484-4341......... 102 CIAO GELATO, (941) 445-5840................................................. 102 CITRUS PLUMBING OF VENICE, INC., (941) 484-4990............. 108 CITY LIFESTYLE VENICE MAGAZINE, (941) 726-0303................ 109 CITY OF VENICE, (941) 486-2626............................................. 101 CJF CONSULTING ‘’BUSINESS NICHE CONSULTING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY’’, (941) 468-9399.............................97 CLASSIC CREATIONS IN DIAMONDS & GOLD, INC., (941) 497-6331..................... 103 CLEAN SLATE CLEANING SERVICES, (828) 443-0818..................97 CLEARLY SUPERIOR SERVICES, LLC, (941) 451-9203.................97 CLIPPER MAGAZINE / LOCAL FLAVOR.COM, (941) 799-9301.................................. 104 CLM GULF COAST MAINTENANCE SERVICES, (941) 497-3615.............................97 CLOSED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LLC, (941) 348-6257............... 114 COACH HOUSE, INC., (941) 485-0984...................................... 104 COASTAL FAMILY MEDICINE, (941) 484-1444.......................... 107 COASTAL GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, (941) 375-8284................. 103 COASTAL PROPERTY GROUP OF FLORIDA, INC., (941) 486-1590.........................................98

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COAST PUMP AND SUPPLY CO., INC., (941) 484-3738............ 103 COFFEE TIME SERVICES, (941) 953-2232...................................98 COINS, LOANS & COLLECTABLES, (941) 497-6331.....................98 COLDWELL BANKER REALTY - MARY & RAY WESTBROOK, (941) 275-4800...................... 109 COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE - SARASOTA CENTRAL OFFICE, (941) 487-5600................... 109 COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE - VENICE/ENGLEWOOD OFFICE, (941) 493-1000................. 109 COMFORTABLE CARE DENTAL, (941) 484-6817..........................98 COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL ALUMINUM, (941) 486-9104..........94 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC., (941) 955-3000...................... 105 COMPASSIONATE CANNABIS CLINIC, (941) 484-5451............. 107 COMPASS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, (941) 444-6185............. 110 CONDITIONED AIR, (941) 893-6450............................................94 CONSERVATION FOUNDATION OF THE GULF COAST, (941) 918-2100.................................. 105 CONTEMPORARY HEARING, (941) 244-9300............................ 101 COOK’S SPORTLAND, INC., (941) 493-0025............................. 113 COOL BREEZE BOAT & JET SKI RENTALS, (941) 485-3333..........97 COOL TODAY, (941) 921-5581.....................................................94 COPE INTERNATIONAL, (941) 877-4464................................... 104 COPIERS PLUS OF FLORIDA, INC., (941) 486-8668.....................98 CORPORATE CLEANING OF VENICE, INC., (941) 408-3590..........97 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES SALES, INC., (941) 486-0591........... 109 COURTSIDE TENNIS CLUB, (941) 485-2000............................. 114 CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, (941) 480-9200...... 111 CROISSANT & CO, (941) 480-1700.......................................... 111 CROW’S NEST MARINA, (941) 484-7661.....................................96 CROW’S NEST MARINA RESTAURANT, (941) 484-9551............ 111 CROWTHER ROOFING & SHEET METAL OF FLORIDA, INC, (941) 343-9600............. 112 CRUISE PLANNERS, (623) 248-7932........................................ 114 CULVER’S ON JACARANDA, (941) 451-8576............................. 111 CULVER’S ON SHAMROCK, (941) 303-5538............................. 111

D DAHL, MAGGIE E...........................................................................95 DAIQUIRI DECK RAW BAR, (941) 488-0649............................. 111 DAMSEL IN DEFENSE, (703) 346-6045.......................................99 DAN RUTKOWSKI CONSTRUCTION, INC., (941) 488-9303......... 110 DAVID R. CORNISH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, (941) 483-4246.............95 D & D GARAGE DOORS, (941) 371-7242................................. 100 DESROSIERS INTERNATIONAL, (941) 769-1459....................... 101 DEVINE’S WINE BAR, (941) 480-0663...................................... 111 DIOCESE OF VENICE, (941) 484-9543...................................... 108 DISCOUNT TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., (941) 365-6900...... 114 DKE, INC., (941) 485-8220...................................................... 100 DMK ASSOCIATES, INC., (941) 412-1293....................................99 DOCKSIDE WATERFRONT GRILL, (941) 218-6418..................... 111 DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA, (941) 342-1100............... 102 DOLLARS FOR MAMMOGRAMS, INC., (941) 474-9154............ 105 DONALD W. LACKEY, D.D.S., (941) 493-7768..............................99 DONNA-LEE RODEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, (941) 486-8555............95 DOOR BELLE DINNERS, (941) 480-1606.................................. 111 DORSETT SIGNS, INC., (941) 484-4877................................... 113 DR. CLARK WRIGHT, (941) 493-5923..........................................99 DR. GREGG G. HASSLER, JR., DMD, PL, (941) 486-8883.............99 D.R. HORTON, INC. - AMERICA’S BUILDER, (941) 447-0003.......98 DRS. DAVIS & BEYER, (941) 488-1075.......................................99 DUDLEY FINANCIAL GROUP, (919) 612-5219........................... 100 DUYN CONSTRUCTION, LLC., (941) 484-5433.......................... 110 DYNAMIS EPOXY SYSTEMS, (941) 488-3999............................ 104

E EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 954-4830.............................. 105 EASTERSEALS AT INSTRIDE THERAPY, INC., (941) 355-7637.... 105 EASY CRUISIN’ CHARTERS, (941) 539-3126...............................97 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 309-1200.................................99 EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS OF VENICE, (941) 488-8880............. 100 EDWARD JONES - BONNIE GAUDREAU, (941) 497-5947.......... 103 EDWARD JONES - CASSIE COLLINS, AAMSÍ, (941) 412-1014......................... 103 EDWARD ROSS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC., (941) 408-8500................ 102 EEAGER BEAVER CAR WASH, INC., (941) 497-6665....................97

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ELECTRONIC DATA PAYMENT SYSTEMS, (866) 578-9740 X102.............................98 ELEPHANT’S TRUNK THRIFT STORE, (941) 483-3056................ 112 EL GAUCHO LATIN MARKET, (941) 480-1819........................... 111 ELISON OF BELLA VITA, (941) 485-1196.................................. 113 ELMCROFT OF BELLA VITA, (941) 485-1196............................. 113 ELYSIA LIFE CARE, (941) 212-0337.......................................... 101 EMERGE CONSULTING SERVICES LLC, (919) 427-5964..............97 EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, (941) 488-4942................... 108 EMPATHEA - BEAUTY, RELAXATION & WELLNESS SPA, (941) 867-0867...................................... 101 ENCLAVE HOSTING, (888) 315-7776...........................................98 ENCOMPASS HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA, (941) 921-8600............................................ 110 ENERGY TODAY/AKA COOL TODAY, (941) 921-5581....................99 ENGEL & VÎLKERS VENICE DOWNTOWN, (941) 387-5676........ 109 ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST, (941) 475-6771...........................96 ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST - VENICE OFFICE, (941) 202-7199........................................ 104 ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, (941) 475-6571............ 102 EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL, (941) 484-3505.................................. 108 EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, (941) 488-2215.................... 113 ERIC’S PAINTING & DECORATING, INC., (941) 488-0558......... 107 EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF EARLY EDUCATION, (941) 412-0088................................ 113 EVOLUTION MARKETING, (941) 315-4004................................ 114 EXCEL EXTERIORS, INC, (727) 275-0868.................................. 112 EXCEL TELEMESSAGING, (941) 556-3150...................................97 EXIT KING REALTY, (941) 497-6060.......................................... 109

F FABLE BOOKS, (941) 445-5682............................................... 112 FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES, (941) 488-4343..............................93 FAMILY PROMISE OF SOUTH SARASOTA, (941) 497-9881........ 105 FAMILY SPINE AND PAIN CARE INSTITUTE, (305) 721-6637..... 108 FARLEY FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, (941) 488-2291...... 100 FARR LAW FIRM, (941) 484-1996...............................................95 FAWN, JANIS.................................................................................95 FINS AT SHARKY’S, (941) 999-3467......................................... 111 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE, (941) 485-1314.............. 108 FIRST HORIZON BANK, VENICE BRANCH, (941) 483-3830..........96 FIRST INTERNATIONAL TITLE, INC., (941) 451-8522.................. 114 FIRST LIGHT HOME CARE OF SARASOTA/CHARLOTTE, (239) 425-5110........................ 101 FISHER FAMILY INSURANCE LLC, (941) 485-2447................... 102 FISHMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC., (941) 484-8800...................... 110 FLORIDA BIKE AND BEACH, (941) 412-1411...............................96 FLORIDA BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, INC., (941) 539-4353.......97 FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS & RESEARCH INSTITUTE, (941) 484-3531............................ 108 FLORIDA CLOSET & CABINETS, (941) 303-9928.........................97 FLORIDA ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING, LLC, (941) 485-3100................................ 113 FLORIDA PINES MOBILE HOME COURT, (941) 493-0019...................................... 93, 104 FLORIDA SBDC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA MUMA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, (941) 309-1200 X107........ 105 FLORIDA VIOLINS, (941) 227-6784.......................................... 104 FLORIDA WEEKLY, (941) 628-4462........................................... 109 FLORIDIAN CLUB OF SARASOTA, (941) 360-3838.......................94 FLYNN’S ON VENICE AVE, (941) 488-2200............................... 111 FOURTHOUGHT PRIVATE WEALTH, (941) 408-8557................... 103 FOX FURNITURE, (941) 493-3903............................................. 100 FOX LEA FARM, INC., (941) 809-6361.........................................95 FPL (FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT), (941) 917-0708.......................99 FRANCE LITIGATION GROUP, (941) 953-3600..............................95 FRANCES T. BOURNE JACARANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY, (941) 861-1260........................................ 103 FREEDOM BOAT CLUB, (941) 400-1399......................................97 FREEDOM HEALTH, (941) 708-0850......................................... 102 FRIENDS OF OSCAR SCHERER PARK, (509) 432-4031............. 105 FRIENDS OF THE JACARANDA LIBRARY, (763) 242-4823......... 105 FRIENDS OF THE VENICE PUBLIC LIBRARY, INC., (941) 484-1983............................... 105 FURBECK APPRAISAL SERVICES, (941) 492-4326................... 110 FYZICAL VENICE, (941) 408-0670............................................ 107

G GARDENMASTERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC., (941) 488-4444.................. 107 GARDEN OF EDEN FLORIST, (941) 493-4834........................... 100

GATOR GRADING & PAVING, LLC, (941) 751-3900................... 107 GENESISCARE (FORMERLY 21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY), (941) 485-8455......108 GERZENY LANDSCAPE SERVICES LLC, (941) 525-8783............ 103 GERZENY’S R. V. WORLD, (941) 966-2182............................... 110 GETTEL ACURA, (941) 567-1080.................................................96 GETTEL HYUNDAI OF SARASOTA, (941) 567-1080.......................96 GETTEL NISSAN, (941) 567-1080................................................96 GFINITY TECHNOLOGY GROUP, (941) 220-6060..........................98 GIFFORD-HEIDEN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., (941) 484-0681......................... 102 GLASPRO INC./ZAP SKIMBOARDS, (941) 488-4586................ 113 GLOBAL AIR CONDITIONING, INC., (941) 488-7776....................94 GMAN HOME WATCH, (941) 914-9104..................................... 102 GO GREEN SERVICES LLC, (941) 237-0187............................. 103 GOLD RUSH BBQ, (941) 483-3137.......................................... 111 GOOD NEWS PEST SOLUTIONS, (941) 412-9610..................... 107 GOODWILL MANASOTA, (941) 355-2721.................................. 112 GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE - HAZELTINE INSURANCE GROUP, (941) 375-2377............... 102 GORLICK FINANCIAL STRATEGIES, (941) 303-6921.................. 100 GRACE AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING, LLC, (941) 822-7231............................................94 GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, (941) 488-1374............ 108 GRAHAM CAPITAL ADVISORS, (941) 260-4470........................ 100 GRANDE AIRE INC., (941) 697-4884...........................................94 GRANITE EMPIRE, (941) 220-0474........................................... 102 GREATER SARASOTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, (941) 955-8187...........................97 GREEN APPLE SALON, (941) 484-3993.................................... 112 GREEN FAIRWAYS WEALTH MANAGEMENT, (941) 218-4010..... 100 GRIM REAPER PEST SOLUTIONS, LLC, (941) 451-2050............ 107 GULF COAST BUILDERS EXCHANGE, INC., (941) 907-7745...... 105 GULF COAST CARPET CLEANING & DISASTER SERVICE, LLC, (941) 488-0000..........97, 104, 114 GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC., (941) 486-4600................. 105 GULF COAST ENDOSCOPY CENTER, (941) 484-5000................ 108 GULF COAST EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CENTER LLC, (941) 483-3838................................97 GULF COAST PIZZA, (941) 220-3105........................................ 111 GULF COAST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, (941) 552-4200......... 110 GULF COAST RETINA CENTER - OREN PLOUS, MD, (941) 312-2769................................... 108 GULFCOAST SOUTH AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER, (941) 361-6602.................................. 105 GULF PINES MEMORIAL PARK, (941) 474-2413..........................97 GULF SANDS BEACH APARTMENTS/MOTEL, (941) 488-7272......93 GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED, (941) 220-7694........... 109 GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED, (941) 488-6644........... 109 GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED - LUEANNE WOOD, P.A., (941) 483-1663.............................. 109 GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED - MARY CHARLAND PA, (941) 408-5642............................... 109 GULF SHORES REALTY ERA POWERED - THE RITTER GROUP, (941) 961-4046................................. 109 GULFSIDE MORTGAGE SERVICES, (941) 485-4222.................. 104 GULFSIDE WEALTH, (941) 223-9466........................................ 100 GULF SURF RESORT MOTEL, (941) 966-2669.............................93 GYNECOLOGY OF VENICE, PL, (941) 485-9941......................... 108

H HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY, INC., (941) 493-6606............... 105 HALLIGAN DESIGN PRODUCTION, (503) 383-5588......................99 HALLMARK BUSINESS BROKERS, INC., (941) 445-4726.............97 HALL & RHEINGANS, PLLC, (941) 480-0999...............................95 HANDCRAFTED MARKETING SOLUTIONS LLC., (941) 999-0105........................................ 104 HARBOR LIGHTS COOPERATIVE, INC., (941) 488-4224............ 104 HARRY E. ROBBINS ASSOC. INC., (941) 921-5351.................. 110 HAY, DON......................................................................................95 HAZELTINE NURSERIES, INC., (941) 485-1272......................... 103 HEALSTRONG PRIMARY CARE/WALK-IN, HEALSTRONG AESTHETICS & LEAFSTRONG, (941) 218-6839..................... 107 HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE USA, (888) 865-9086...... 102 HEARING CLINIC OF VENICE, A DIVISION OF HEAR AGAIN AMERICA, (941) 244-2922....... 101 HEARTIS OF VENICE, (941) 499-1800...................................... 113 HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS, (941) 375-1120......................98

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HEART SPACE CENTER, (941) 275-9890................................... 101 HEAVEN’S BEST CARPET CLEANING, (941) 525-3919.................97 HEITEL JEWELERS, (941) 488-2720.......................................... 103 HELEN MOORE - MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY, (941) 724-2030.......... 109 HELPING HANDS OF VENICE, (941) 223-3639......................... 101 HERALD-TRIBUNE MEDIA GROUP, (941) 361-4000.................. 104 HERITAGE GLASS, INC., (941) 488-0263.................................. 100 HERRERA PSYCHOLOGY, (813) 395-9049................................ 104 H & H SIGNS, INC., (941) 485-0556........................................ 113 HILL & HILL PLUMBING CO, (941) 488-2665........................... 108 HILL’S KITCHEN & BATH CREATIONS, (941) 485-1549............. 103 HISTORIC SPANISH POINT/ GULF COAST HERITAGE ASSN., (941) 966-5214................... 105 HOBART K. RICHEY, M.D. P.A., (941) 484-2246........................ 108 HOLIC, JOHN.................................................................................95 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, (941) 584-6800.....................................93 HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON, (941) 412-0064...............................93 HOME CARE GARDENS, (941) 412-4092.................................. 113 HOME & CONDO RENTALS AND PROPERTY MGMT., INC., (941) 484-0670..................... 110 HOME INSTEAD, (941) 375-8400............................................. 101 HOMEPORT, (432) 683-8185................................................... 110 HOME WATCHERS ON THE GULF, (941) 993-0122................... 102 HONEST AIR CONDITIONING OF VENICE, INC., (941) 496-7566...........................................94 HORSE AND CHAISE RENTALS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC., (941) 483-3331.......... 110 HOSKINS PEST CONTROL, INC., (941) 485-6313...................... 107 HOTEL VENEZIA A RAMADA HOTEL, (941) 308-7700...................93 HOTWIRE COMMUNICATIONS, (941) 445-2589........................ 114 HOUGH & COMPANY, PA, CPAS, (941) 488-7768........................93 HOUSE OF MAPS, (941) 924-8998........................................... 104 HUGHES EXTERMINATORS, (941) 923-4544............................. 107 HUNTER STEVENS STATE FARM AGENCY, (941) 800-4467........ 102 HVV MEDICAL GUARDIAN, (941) 483-7070.............................. 105 HYUNDAI OF VENICE, (941) 226-8928.........................................96

I IDEAL CLASSIC CARS, (941) 966-1900.......................................96 IHEARTMEDIA - CHARLOTTE/ SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTIES, (941) 206-1188.................... 109 IHEARTMEDIA - SARASOTA, (941) 552-4800............................ 109 I KNOW A GUY HANDY CONCIERGE SERVICES, (941) 237-0588.............................. 101 IMS BARTER, (941) 468-8610.....................................................96 INDIGO POOL PATIO BBQ, (941) 484-7665.............................. 113 INN AT THE BEACH, (941) 484-8471...........................................93 INNOVATIVE NETWORKING, INC, (941) 468-9958..................... 105 INSTRIDE THERAPY, INC., (941) 412-9333............................... 105 INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 315-9966.............................. 101 IN TOUCH SOLUTIONS, (941) 800-7530................................... 114 ISLAND CREW BARBER SHOP, (941) 486-8802....................... 112 ISLAND HOUSE APARTMENT MOTEL, (941) 488-1719.................93 ISLAND LIFE HAMMOCK CO., (941) 488-8727......................... 112 ISLAND VILLAGE MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL, (941) 484-4999..................................... 105 ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB OF VENICE, INC., (941) 486-1492.... 105

J J2 SOLUTIONS INC., (941) 492-3266..........................................98 JACARANDA TRACE, (941) 408-2050........................................ 113 JACARANDA WEST COUNTRY CLUB, INC., (941) 493-5010 X232....................... 100 JAMES GRIFFITH SALON, (941) 484-2665................................ 112 JAMES KILDUFF (RETIRED POLICE CHIEF) HOME WATCH SERVICE, (941) 456-8047............................. 102 JANOFF & KHATRI PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, (941) 484-2629.........99 JANSEN SHUTTERS & WINDOWS, (941) 484-4700................... 102 JAPANESE GARDENS MOBILE HOME PARK ESTATES, (941) 493-0033................... 109 JEAN L. WILLIAMS INSURANCE, INC., (941) 493-1645............. 102 JE CHARLOTTE CONSTRUCTION CORP., (941) 445-4045..............98 JENKINS CHEVROLET OF VENICE, (941) 493-5000......................96 JESSUP’S MAJOR APPLIANCE CENTERS, (941) 484-9030...........94 JEWISH CONGREGATION OF VENICE, (941) 484-2022.............. 108 JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST, INC., (941) 366-2224............................ 105 JIMCO MAINTENANCE, INC., (800) 392-8678........................... 113

JOE MULLAN ENTERTAINMENT AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, (941) 451-4058.........................99 JOEY D’S PIZZA, (941) 786-1300.............................................. 111 JOHNSON CHIROPRACTIC MEDICAL CENTER, (941) 484-5333...................................... 108 JOYNER FAMILY INSURANCE, (941) 412-4307.......................... 102

K KARKATSU,LTD. PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS AND APPAREL, (678) 947-5250............................................ 109 KARLA BLAKE, MEDICARE SPECIALIST, (954) 612-1754.......... 102 KASMARK, JAMES........................................................................95 KC ROBERG, (407) 488-4476.....................................................98 KEARNEY MOVING & STORAGE, INC., (941) 485-3383............. 104 KELLER WILLIAMS ISLAND LIFE REAL ESTATE, (941) 254-6467............................................. 109 KELLER WILLIAMS ISLAND LIFE REAL ESTATE - BUYWITHFRANK.COM, (847) 363-8837.............................. 109 KEMPER PAYNE LAW, (941) 417-0088........................................95 KERKERING, BARBERIO & CO., (941) 365-4617.........................93 KEY AGENCY, INC., (941) 474-9511......................................... 102 KIMAL LUMBER, (941) 484-9721............................................. 104 KIMLEY-HORN AND ASSOCIATES, INC., (941) 379-7600.............99 KINETICO QUALITY WATER SYSTEMS SWFL, (941) 918-2850.... 114 KIRKEY ROOFING INC., (941) 474-2113................................... 112 KITCHEN & BATH ON THE ISLE, (941) 488-2284...................... 103 KIWANIS CLUB OF VENICE, (941) 485-8220............................ 105 KLINGBEIL & ROBERTS, PA, (941) 485-2900..............................95 KNIGHT STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, (941) 777-8825......... 104 KON-TIKI MOTEL, INC., (941) 485-9696......................................93 KOWORX MEDIA, (941) 208-2866...............................................97 KRANENBURG PAINTING, INC., (941) 525-6679....................... 107 KRAUTH CONSTRUCTION INC., (941) 809-0473..........................98

L LAKESIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH, (941) 493-5102...................... 108 LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB, (941) 488-3948.............................. 100 LAKEWOOD RANCH BUSINESS ALLIANCE, (941) 757-1664.........97 LAND OF SLEEP, INC., (941) 484-2688..................................... 104 LAUREL CIVIC AGENCY, INC., (941) 483-3338.......................... 105 LAWRENCE, MICKEY & JUDY.........................................................95 LEADERCHIP, INC., (941) 207-3800.............................................98 LEDBETTER LAW GROUP, (941) 256-3965...................................95 LENDUS, (941) 587-1517........................................................ 104 LEONE’S RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA - PAPA LEONE’S LLC, (941) 496-9148.................................. 111 LEOPOLD TRUCK & AUTO REPAIR, (941) 451-8157.....................96 LIANA OF VENICE, (941) 800-4808.......................................... 113 LIBERTY SAVINGS BANK, (941) 408-0201...................................96 LIGHTHOUSE VISION LOSS EDUCATION CENTER (FORMERLY MANA-SOTA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND), (941) 359-1404........................................ 105 LIGHTNING FAST CAR WASH, (941) 786-3258.............................97 LIGHTSPEED VOICE, (877) 978-6423....................................... 114 LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 861-1352.................. 105 LOADED CANNON DISTILLERY, (941) 900-1482..........................99 LOCASTRO INSURANCE SERVICES, INC., (941) 483-3999........ 102 LORI STEPHENS, LLC, (941) 345-7574........................................98 LOVELAND CENTER, INC., (941) 493-0016............................... 105 LOWE’S OF VENICE, FL #1683, (941) 525-1000...................... 102 LUGAR, POPE & KRAFT, (941) 493-4111.....................................93 LUMEN TECHNOLOGIES - BRETT DUBUQUE, (314) 471-9855..................................... 114

M MAD DOGS HOT DOGS, (941) 493-3086.................................. 111 MADE IN ITALY, (941) 488-8282.............................................. 111 MAD SALADS - CREATIVE GREENS COMPANY, (941) 899-1303.................. 111 MAIELI FINE VENETIAN PLASTER, (941) 961-7526................... 107 MAILBOX POWER, (941) 266-3901.......................................... 104 MAINTENANCE TOO PAPER CO., INC., (888) 647-2737............. 103 MANASOTA360 REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIRTUAL TOURS, (941) 500-4702..................................... 107 MARCO’S PIZZA, (941) 493-0123............................................. 111 MARIKIND PHYSICIANS, (941) 244-4100................................. 108 MARINEMAX OF VENICE, (941) 313-2184...................................97 MARIS POINTE, (941) 485-8885.............................................. 113 MARK JOHNSON, M.D., P.A., (941) 480-0600........................... 108

MARK KAUFMAN ROOFING, (941) 426-5241........................... 112 MASELLA’S AUTO REPAIR, INC., (941) 488-1122.........................96 MASTERCRAFT ROOFING, (941) 480-9700............................... 112 MATTAMY HOMES-RENAISSANCE AT WEST VILLAGES, (941) 451-5461.................................... 101 MATTHEWS-CURRIE FORD, (941) 488-6787................................96 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT, (941) 485-6619.......................... 111 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT, (941) 486-1138.......................... 111 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT, (941) 493-4555.......................... 111 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT, (941) 496-8948.......................... 111 MCKEON, THOMAS KIT C..............................................................95 MCLAREN, WADE..........................................................................95 MCLELLAN INDUSTRIES LLC, (781) 367-8839.......................... 104 MEADOWBROOK INSURANCE AGENCY - CONTRACTED AGENCY FOR FLORIDA BLUE, (941) 955-2133................................... 102 MEDIAMARK SPOTLIGHT, (215) 514-5188............................... 104 MEDICAL GARDENS HEARING AND BALANCE CENTER, INC., (941) 485-4592........................95 MEDICAL HEARING SYSTEMS LLC, (941) 486-0950................. 101 MERCER CAPITAL, (941) 244-1020.......................................... 100 MERRILL LYNCH, (941) 486-3907............................................ 103 MERRITT PRINTING & DESIGN, (941) 270-9970....................... 109 MERRITT REALTY CORPORATION, (941) 270-9970.................... 110 METRO DINER, (941) 451-2832............................................... 111 MICHAEL SAUNDERS COMMERCIAL - AMBER GASSON, (941) 356-8808..................................... 110 MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY, (941) 485-5421................ 109 MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY - ROBERT GOLDMAN, (941) 400-2756................................. 110 MIKE DOUGLASS PLUMBING, (941) 473-2344........................ 108 MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP, (941) 202-0500................... 108 MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP, (941) 244-4374................... 108 MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP, (941) 584-4860................... 108 MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP WALK-IN CLINIC, (941) 244-5716........................................ 108 MISSION VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, (941) 488-9683.............................................100 MOBILITY SOURCE, (941) 218-4113........................................ 114 MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA, (941) 716-0854................ 100 MON AMI CAFE, (941) 303-6621............................................. 111 MONTGOMERY’S CARPETSPLUS COLORTILE, (941) 488-1810......................... 100 MORGAN STANLEY, (941) 486-2219........................................ 103 MOSESYS, (941) 234-0687.........................................................98 MOTEL 6, (941) 485-8255..........................................................93 MPS DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION, LLC, (941) 441-1441............................98 MR AND MRS RESTORE, (941) 929-4186................................ 104 MR. MARCITE, INC., (941) 488-0667....................................... 113 MRT LAWN AND GARDEN CENTER, (941) 493-1293................. 103 MUIRHEAD, GAYLOR, STEVES & WASKOM P.A., (941) 484-3000...............................95 MURRAY & MURRAY LTD..............................................................95 MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES, (941) 400-5377............................ 109 MYCO-TEK RESTORATION INC., (941) 486-9595....................... 114

N NAMI SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES, INC., (941) 356-1205................. 104 NANCY’S CONCIERGE SERVICES, (941) 445-0319......................98 NAPOLITANO REALTY HOLDINGS LLC, (718) 837-2606............. 106 NATIONAL CREMATION SOCIETY, (440) 390-9248.................... 100 NAU-T-GIRL JEWELRY, (941) 525-4459..................................... 103 NAVAMAZE, (877) 255-0744.................................................... 113 NCN ELECTRIC, INC., (941) 488-0005.........................................99 NEAL COMMUNITIES, (941) 328-1029..................................... 101 NEAL SIGNATURE HOMES, (941) 242-7981............................. 101 NELLIE’S NOTECARDS AND WILSON’S WHIMSIES, (941) 961-7563........................ 112 NEWMAN, VICTORIA......................................................................95 NEWTERRA, (941) 480-9101.................................................... 114 NEXTHOME SUNCOAST - FLERLAGE TEAM, (941) 882-2229..... 110 NICHOLE LUNN STATE FARM AGENT, (941) 861-8994.............. 103 NICKOLS KITCHENS & BATH LLC, (941) 485-7894......................97 NIELSEN, (941) 379-6500........................................................ 104 NOKOMO’S SUNSET HUT, (941) 488-1324............................... 111 NORTH JETTY GRILLE, (703) 470-6369..................................... 111 NUVIEW AESTHETICS & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND MEDISPA, (941) 488-7117........................................... 108

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O OASIS EYE CARE, OPTICAL & MED SPA, (941) 493-9393...............................107, 108, 112 OBEE’S SOUP-SALADS-SUBS - VENICE ISLAND, (941) 486-0988....................................... 111 OBEE’S SOUP-SALAD-SUBS, (941) 496-7808.......................... 111 OFFICE CLEANERS OF VENICE, (941) 716-3238..........................97 OFFICE DEPOT STORE #2264, (941) 497-2448........................ 107 OFF THE WAGON BREWERY & KITCHEN, (941) 497-2048......... 111 OLD CHAPEL TATTOO CO., (812) 484-5593.............................. 113 OMEGA 3 INNOVATIONS, (941) 485-4400................................ 101 ON A MISSION REMODELING, (941) 929-5733...........................98 ONEBLOOD, (941) 882-5523.................................................... 105 ONKEN PLUMBING & CONSTRUCTION GROUP, (941) 234-2822......................... 110 ON POINT ACUPUNCTURE AND VETERINARY SERVICES, (941) 220-9414...................... 114 OODLES OF WALLPAPER, LLC, (941) 218-6396........................ 101 ORKIN PEST CONTROL, (941) 355-7791.................................. 107 ORTHOPEDIC CENTER OF VENICE, PL, (941) 485-3302............ 108 OUR MOTHER’S HOUSE/ CATHOLIC CHARITIES, (941) 485-6264................................. 105 OZA ESSENTIALS CO., (941) 786-5033.................................... 112

P PALM ISLAND ELECTRIC INC., (941) 468-6375...........................99 PALM SQUARE PLAZA, (941) 882-3743.................................... 113 PARADISE GRILL, (941) 786-1524........................................... 111 PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE, INC., (941) 488-1111............... 110 PATRICE WESTON STATE FARM INSURANCE, (941) 244-4104........................... 103 PATRICKAIR, LLC, (941) 468-0100..............................................94 PATRIOT PAVER SEALING AND PRESSURE WASHING, (941) 445-7377........................ 109 PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION, (941) 359-0751............................ 104 PAVER MAC, (941) 497-4012................................................... 107 PAYMENT SYSTEMS OF FLORIDA, (941) 545-2176................... 107 PAYROLL VAULT, (941) 786-0727............................................. 107 PEACOCK & FRENCH, CPAS, PA, (941) 484-2419........................93 PELICAN POINTE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, (941) 496-4653 X230............................ 100 PERFORMANCE AIR, INC., (941) 497-7007.................................94 PERSSON, COHEN & MOONEY, P.A., (941) 244-5352..................95 PGT INNOVATIONS, (941) 480-1600......................................... 104 PHENIX SALON SUITES, (941) 926-6743.................................. 112 PIERCE, DAVID L...........................................................................95 PINCHERS, (941) 485-9196..................................................... 111 PINKERTON PAYROLL & INSURANCE, (941) 497-7737............. 107 PIZZA BOSS, (941) 303-6800.................................................. 111 PLANTATION GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, INC., (941) 497-1494............................. 100 PLUMBING TODAY/AKA COOL TODAY, (941) 921-5581............ 108 POP’S SUNSET GRILL, (941) 488-3177.................................... 111 PREGNANCY SOLUTIONS, INC., (941) 408-7100...................... 105 PREMIER KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNS INC., (941) 445-4372.............................. 103 PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, (941) 412-3323............................. 110 PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY - DENISE MATTMULLER, (941) 232-8055............................. 110 PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY - MARTHA PIKE, P.A., (941) 716-4392.................................. 110 PRETTY PLACES IN PARADISE, (941) 218-3257........................ 101 PRIME STEAKHOUSE, (941) 837-8325..................................... 111 PRION PHOTOGRAPHY, (941) 525-0301................................... 107 PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC., (941) 484-3346...................... 101 PUGET TECHNOLOGIES, INC., (313) 319-0345......................... 104 PURE PLUMBING OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, (941) 928-7005.......................... 108

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R RADIANCE ENDODONTICS, (941) 484-8740................................99 RADIOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF VENICE & ENGLEWOOD, PA, (941) 488-7781.................. 109 RAIMONDI PLUMBING LLC, (941) 286-7330............................ 108 RAMBLER’S REST RV RESORT, (941) 493-4354..........................93 RAMEY INSURANCE AGENCY, (941) 497-2468......................... 103

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RAM MARINE SERVICES, INC., (941) 485-7422..........................99 RAMOS CENTER FOR INTERVENTIONAL & FUNCTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE, (941) 708-9555................. 108 RATTAN WICKER & CANE, INC., (941) 484-3313...................... 100 REAL BIKES VENICE, (941) 485-3113.........................................96 REFLECTIONS IN GOLD, (941) 493-1911.................................. 103 REGENCY SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER, (201) 280-2693......... 113 REJUVA DERMATOLOGY & VEIN CENTER, PLLC, (941) 529-0070............................... 107 RELAX MASSAGE, (941) 234-7051........................................... 104 RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP, (941) 486-8686............................ 110 RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP - GAE STEWART-DUDLEY, INC., (941) 544-3775.................... 110 RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP - MARTY HAINES, (941) 308-4627........................................ 110 RE/MAX PALM REALTY, (941) 451-2025.................................. 110 RESTORE GLOBAL, INC., (941) 303-5877................................. 105 RESTORE MEDICAL PARTNERS, PLLC ? IMAGING, PHYSICAL THERAPY & PODIATRY CENTER, (941) 441-9171.................. 108 RESTORE MEDICAL PARTNERS, PLLC - PAIN MANAGEMENT, (941) 375-3006................................ 108 RESULTS REALTY GROUP, LLC, (941) 412-3456........................ 110 RETRIEVER MERCHANT SOLUTIONS, (603) 233-5742..................98 REVOLUTIONARY MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS, (941) 525-3389................................................. 104 RHODUS REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION, INC., (941) 486-1153............................. 102 RHONDA GUSTITUS TEAM AT KELLER WILLIAMS PEACE RIVER PARTNERS, (941) 426-4394........................... 110 RIB CITY, (941) 408-7505........................................................ 112 RICHARD R. NAMIKAS, M.S., CCC-A, INC., (941) 496-9277..... 101 RICHARD’S CARPET WAREHOUSE, (941) 488-3900................. 100 RIDDELL LAW GROUP, (941) 486-4100.......................................95 RIGHT ACCORD PRIVATE DUTY-HOME HEALTH CARE, (941) 366-0801............................................ 101 RISTORANTE SAN MARCO, (941) 254-6565............................. 112 ROBERT N. HARRISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, (941) 485-8551.......95 ROBERTS INSURANCE GROUP, (941) 497-1300....................... 103 ROBINSON, GRUTERS & ROBERTS CPA, (941) 488-7794............94 ROTARY FUTURES COLLEGE RESOURCE CENTER, (941) 480-3178................................... 105 ROYAL AIR CONDITIONING, (941) 485-3238................................94 ROYAL COACHMAN RESORT-ENCORE, (941) 488-9674...............93 ROYAL MAID SERVICE, (941) 486-1624......................................97 RUGGERI INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., (941) 966-5900............. 103 RUSSELL CELLULAR, (941) 244-9777.........................................97 RYAN HOLBROOK DMD PA, (941) 484-3885...............................99

S SABAL PALM BANK, (941) 806-5483..........................................96 SAFE PLACE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER (SPARCC), (941) 365-0208....... 105 SALLAPUDI ORTHODONTICS, (941) 485-7006.............................99 SAM’S CLUB (SARASOTA CLUB #4772), (941) 341-9526........ 112 SANDRA K PRIDEMORE CPA, PA, (941) 488-5110......................94 SARASOTA COUNTY GOVERNMENT, (941) 861-5000................ 101 SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, (941) 927-9000 X31105.......................... 113 SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, (941) 861-5800.......... 101 SARASOTA COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, (941) 861-8300............. 101 SARASOTA MANATEE AIRPORT AUTHORITY, (941) 359-5200.......94 SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, (941) 261-9000............................... 102 SARASOTA SCENE MAGAZINE, (941) 365-1119....................... 109 SARASOTA SCULLERS YOUTH ROWING PROGRAM, INC., (941) 966-2244............... 114 SARASOTA TRAP SKEET & SPORTING CLAYS INC., (941) 488-3223........................... 113 SCHILLINGER INSURANCE CENTER OF VENICE, INC., (941) 484-1288........................................ 103 SCORE ASSOCIATION, MANASOTA CHAPTER 116, (941) 955-1029......................... 105 SCORE ASSOCIATION, PORT CHARLOTTE CHAPTER, (941) 743-6179...................... 105 SCORE ASSOCIATION, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER, (239) 533-3102................ 105 SEA PLEASURES & TREASURES OF VENICE, (941) 488-3510......................... 112 SEASIDE SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, (941) 441-4200......................... 113 SECURE SHIELD TECHNOLOGIES, (941) 485-2426......................99 SECURITY ALARM CORP., (941) 625-9700...................................94

SEED & BEAN MARKET / C3 INVESTMENT GROUP US / PURE NATIVE, (941) 220-3234............................................. 112 SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CENTERS, INC., (941) 955-2122............. 105 SENIOR HELPERS, (941) 488-3410.......................................... 101 SENIOR LIVING SELECTIONS, LLC, (941) 218-3813.................. 113 SENIORS BLUE BOOK, (941) 351-3630.................................... 113 SERBIN PRINT MARKETING AND PUBLISHING, (941) 366-0755...................................... 109 SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE, (941) 232-1905........................... 106 SERVIS 1ST BANK, (941) 587-7517............................................96 SERVPRO OF VENICE & PORT CHARLOTTE, (941) 484-7777..... 114 SETTLES REAL ESTATE, LLC, (941) 685-3600........................... 110 SHARK FRENZY, (941) 800-4281............................................. 112 SHARK TOOTH BEACH CONCESSIONS, (703) 470-6369........... 112 SHARK TOOTH DISTILLERY, (703) 408-0926................................99 SHARKY’S ON THE PIER, (941) 488-1456................................. 112 SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT, (941) 408-9170............................ 107 SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT, (941) 484-0468............................ 107 SHERYL CORGAN - ASSOCIATE MEMBER, (941) 468-4328.........95 SHIPPS EXCAVATING, (941) 416-6184........................................99 SHIRT STOP LLC, (941) 488-9143............................................ 112 SHOREPOINT HEALTH VENICE, (941) 483-7478....................... 102 SHOREPOINT MEDICAL GROUP, (941) 483-7167...................... 108 SHOWPLACE FLOORS, (941) 492-6646.................................... 100 SHUCK N’ ALE, (941) 499-7200............................................... 112 SHUTTER REACH & GROW, (941) 253-0100............................. 104 SIESTA BEACH EATS.................................................................. 112 SIESTA KEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, (941) 394-3800............97 SIMPLY ORGANIZE NOW LLC, (262) 353-0077......................... 102 SIMPLY TREES, LLC, (941) 479-2726....................................... 114 SISTERS FOR SENIORS LLC, (941) 882-2203........................... 101 SKINNER, POLLY & ERNIE.............................................................95 SMITH & WAGGONER CPAS, PA, (941) 375-4118........................94 SMOOTHIE KING, (941) 492-3225.................................... 106, 112 SMOOTHIE KING, (941) 955-9100............................................ 113 SNN-TV | SUNCOAST NEWS NETWORK, (941) 361-4618......... 114 SNOOK HAVEN, (941) 485-7221.............................................. 112 SNOWBIRDS GRILLE, (941) 492-5798...................................... 112 SOMATICS, LLC, (847) 234-6761............................................. 104 SOUTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRY, INC., (941) 408-2911.............. 106 SOUTH COUNTY TIGER BAY, (941) 315-8050............................ 106 SOUTHSTATE BANK, (941) 441-4210...........................................96 SOUTH VENICE CIVIC ASSOCIATION, (941) 493-0006.............. 106 SOUTH VENICE DENTAL CARE, (941) 484-4357...........................99 SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA, (352) 243-9536........................ 106 SPECTRUM REACH, (727) 214-3099........................................ 104 SPENCER, SHARON......................................................................95 SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS OF SOUTH SARASOTA, (941) 702-5451...................................96 SRQ INSPECTIONS, LLC, (941) 232-0393................................. 102 SRQ MEDIA, (941) 365-7702................................................... 104 STAGING, REAL ESTATE & MORE, LLC, (561) 704-8644............ 101 STANLEY DEAN INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., (941) 786-4085......................... 103 STAPLES, (941) 497-2269........................................................ 107 STARLING BUICK GMC, INC., (941) 488-3667.............................96 START OF SC, (941) 445-4796................................................. 106 STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, MANATEE-SARASOTA, (941) 408-1300................................. 113 STATE FARM INSURANCE, (941) 497-4422.............................. 103 STATE REPRESENTATIVE JAMES BUCHANAN - DISTRICT 74, ...................................................................... 101 STEARNS BANK, (941) 497-6660................................................96 STELLAR MEDIA COLLECTIVE LLC, (919) 604-0494.................. 107 STEPHENSON EYE ASSOCIATES, (941) 485-1121..................... 108 ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE OF VENICE, INC., (941) 492-6200........................................ 106 ST MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, (941) 488-7714................... 108 STRAYER SURVEYING & MAPPING, INC., (941) 497-1290........ 113 SUN ACRE CORPORATION, (941) 488-8143............................. 110 SUNCOAST BLOOD CENTERS, (941) 954-1600......................... 106 SUNCOAST CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC., (941) 351-9545................ 106 SUNCOAST ELECTRICAL SERVICES, LLC, (941) 952-7002...........99 SUNCOAST ENGRAVING & MORE, (941) 485-0310.....................99 SUNCOAST EYEHEALTH, (941) 485-4868.................................. 108

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SUNCOAST FOUNDATION FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN INC., (941) 809-5232.......... 106 SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY, (941) 474-7884....................... 106 SUNCOAST NATURISTS, INC., (224) 401-3456......................... 106 SUNCOAST ONE TITLE & CLOSINGS, INC., (941) 946-8700...... 114 SUNCOAST TECHNICAL COLLEGE, (941) 924-1365 X62056..... 113 SUNCOAST WELCOMING COMMITTEE, (847) 363-7307............ 104 SUNSATIONAL CLEANING LLC, (941) 888-3344..........................97 SUNSET CADILLAC OF VENICE, (941) 497-5800..........................96 SUNSET LAKE HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER, (941) 492-5313....................... 113 SUNSHINE BASKETS, LLC, (941) 320-7219.............................. 100 SUNSHINE ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC, (941) 441-9300............99 SUNSHINE INN & SUITES, (941) 493-5600.................................93 SUNWISE AIRPORT VAN & CAR SERVICE, (941) 400-0034....... 114 SUPERIOR HEATING-COOLING, (941) 488-5359..........................94 SUPERIOR POOLS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, INC, (941) 743-7171................... 113 SWF HOME INSPECTIONS, (941) 493-4334 X1........................ 102 SYMONS SAYS & RODRIGUEZ FAMILY RESTAURANTS, (941) 496-8948....... 110 SYNERGY HOMECARE OF VENICE, (941) 483-9111.................. 101 SYNTHETIC GHOST INDUSTRIES, (941) 735-5851..................... 104

TRUIST (DOWNTOWN VENICE), (941) 486-4000..........................96 TRUIST (SOUTH BRIDGE), (941) 882-7076..................................96 TRUIST (VENICE VILLAGE), (941) 882-5377.................................96 TRULY NOLEN OF AMERICA INC., (941) 220-7719................... 107 TRUSTCO BANK, (941) 496-9100................................................96

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VACASA, (941) 218-3057............................................................93 VALENTI’S RESTAURANT, (941) 484-1888................................ 112 VASI.......................................................................................... 106 VEDDER, BOB...............................................................................95 VENETIAN CLEANERS, (941) 484-3593.......................................99 VENETIAN RIVER CLUB, (941) 483-4811.................................. 100 VENEZIA RESTAURANT & BAR, (941) 308-7700....................... 112 VENICE APOTHECARY, (941) 485-8205.................................... 107 VENICE AREA BEAUTIFICATION INC., (941) 207-8224.............. 106 VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS, INC., (941) 484-0614..... 110 VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, (941) 488-2236.........97 VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MARKETING, (941) 488-2236.......97 VENICE AREA GARDEN CLUB, (978) 290-7887........................ 106 VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, (941) 412-0151............... 106 VENICE AREA MOBILE MEALS, INC, (941) 488-3750........ 106, 113 VENICE AREA ORCHID SOCIETY................................................. 106 VENICE AREA TOASTMASTERS CLUB-5486, (941) 544-4858......106 VENICE ART CENTER, INC., (941) 485-7136................................94 VENICE AVENUE CREAMERY, (941) 488-0332.......................... 102 VENICE AVENUE DERMATOLOGY, (941) 486-1404.................... 107 VENICE BEACH VILLAS, (941) 488-1580.....................................93 VENICE BIBLE CHURCH, (941) 493-2788................................. 108 VENICE BUGGIES, LLC, (941) 822-2147................................... 100 VENICE CHORALE, INC., (941) 220-5126.....................................99 VENICE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, (941) 496-4411.......................... 113 VENICE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE, INC., (305) 497-5405....... 106 VENICE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, (941) 488-5007............. 108 VENICE COOLING & HEATING, INC., (941) 485-8572...................94 VENICE DAY SPA, (941) 488-3674............................................ 112 VENICE DENTAL ASSOCIATES, (941) 484-6400...........................99 VENICE DENTAL CARE, (941) 497-1585......................................99 VENICE EAST GOLF CLUB, (941) 493-0005.............................. 100 VENICE FARMERS MARKET, (941) 445-9209...............................99 VENICE FINE WINE & SPIRITS, (941) 488-5989....................... 104 VENICE GALLERY & STUDIO OF CLYDE BUTCHER, (941) 486-0811......................................95 VENICE GARDENS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, (941) 493-5743.......... 106 VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB #1, INC., (941) 492-9600..... 100 VENICE GONDOLIERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS, (941) 953-3752............................. 106 VENICE GONDOLIER SUN, (941) 207-1000.............................. 104 VENICE GULF COAST LIVING MAGAZINE, (941) 488-5083........ 109 VENICE HERITAGE INC., (941) 237-0478.................................. 106 VENICE HONDA, (941) 486-8888................................................96 VENICE HOUSING AUTHORITY, (941) 488-3526........................ 106 VENICE INSTITUTE FOR PERFORMING ARTS, (941) 218-3779............................ 114 VENICE ISLES APARTMENTS, (941) 800-1160.............................93 VENICE LIGHTING COMPANY, (941) 484-4205......................... 102 VENICE LIONS CLUB, INC., (941) 486-6065............................. 106 VENICE MAINSTREET, INC., (941) 484-6722............................. 106 VENICE MERCATO ON THE ISLAND (VINTAGE MARKET), (941) 468-3344................................... 112

TARPON SHORES DENTAL, (941) 488-7910.................................99 TAX CENTER, (941) 227-7767................................................... 114 TAYLOE MARKETING AND CONSULTING, LLC, (941) 483-6187.............................. 114 TECO PEOPLES GAS, (850) 545-8291...................................... 100 TENTS & EVENTS INC., (941) 724-4936................................... 107 TERVIS HEADQUARTERS, (866) 886-2537................................ 104 THE B-12 STORE NOKOMIS, (941) 375-8342........................... 101 THE CONTOUR DAY SPA, (941) 777-4448................................. 112 THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, (941) 497-7286......................... 108 THE EYE ASSOCIATES - DR. DAVID RUBIN, (941) 493-3763..... 107 THE GRANITE PLACE, (941) 360-8901...................................... 103 THE HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT, (941) 475-2098.................. 106 THE HOME DEPOT, (941) 408-9400......................................... 102 THE ISLAND BOOKSHOP, (941) 416-5511................................ 112 THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA - MANATEE, (941) 371-4546......................... 106 THE LAST STRAW, (941) 488-6773........................................... 100 THE LAW OFFICE OF DAN POLICASTRO, P.L., (941) 882-4367.............................95 THE LONG WALK HOME, (305) 399-5354................................. 106 THE OLD SALTY DOG VENICE, (941) 483-1000......................... 112 THE PAD PLACE, (941) 493-4348............................................. 100 THE PILOT HOUSE ON VENICE BEACH, (703) 470-6369........... 112 THE PLANTATION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC., (941) 497-4826................ 106 THE RENTAL COMPANY OF VENICE, LLC, (941) 484-7644......... 110 THERM-O-TYPE CORPORATION, (941) 488-0123...................... 104 THE SALT NET - MARKETING & CONSULTING, (941) 732-1424................... 104 THE SALVATION ARMY, (941) 484-6227................................... 106 THE SWONGER-WALDOCH TEAM AT HOMESMART, (941) 600-3534........................................ 110 THE TWIG CARES, INC., (941) 220-7958.................................. 106 THE UPS STORE 7207, (941) 218-4988................................... 113 THE VENICE DENTIST, (941) 488-2000........................................99 THE VENICE SYMPHONY, (941) 207-8822................................ 106 THE WAREHOUSE OF VENICE, INC., (941) 497-7117................ 106 THE WINDSOR OF VENICE, (941) 408-2600............................. 113 TIDEWELL FOUNDATION, (941) 615-8633................................. 106 TIDEWELL HOSPICE, (941) 441-2000....................................... 106 TITO GAONA FLYING TRAPEZE ACADEMY, (941) 504-1552...........95 TOALE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, (941) 488-7737............... 100 TOMMY’S EXPRESS CAR WASH, (920) 883-5036........................97 TOTAL AIR SOLUTIONS, (941) 426-1770......................................94 TOTAL IMPACT GUNS AND INDOOR RANGE, (941) 866-2217......101 TOTAL THERAPY FLORIDA (OSPREY), (941) 918-9575.............. 107 TOTAL THERAPY FLORIDA (VENICE), (941) 451-8657............... 107 TREASURES THRIFT SHOP BENEFITING TIDEWELL, (941) 882-4467............................... 106 TRI COUNTY AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING, INC., (941) 485-2222...........................................94 TRUEWOOD BY MERRILL - VENICE, (941) 497-1117................ 113

U UBREAKIFIX VENICE, (941) 244-2877...................................... 112 ULTIMATE LAWN CARE, (941) 484-9133................................... 103 UNDER ARMOUR JUNIOR TOUR - VENICE REGION, (240) 832-3237...................................... 113 UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 86, (941) 488-1900................................97 UNITED WAY OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 484-4811.................. 106 UPTURN SERVICES, (941) 400-3775........................................ 109 URBAN TACO............................................................................. 112 U.S. CONGRESSMAN GREG STEUBE, (941) 499-3214............. 101 U.S. CONGRESSMAN VERN BUCHANAN, (941) 951-6643........ 101 USF SARASOTA MANATEE, (941) 359-4340............................. 113 U. S. TENT RENTAL, INC., (941) 727-3311................................ 107 UTILITIES FOR LESS, (800) 226-8225...................................... 114

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VENICE MOOSE LODGE 1308/ CHAPTER 758, (941) 412-0043............................................ 106 VENICE MUSICALE, (603) 391-4611........................................ 106 VENICE-NOKOMIS ROTARY CLUB, (941) 488-7794................... 106 VENICE-NOKOMIS WOMAN’S CLUB INC., (941) 220-7587....... 106 VENICE OUTDOOR SPORTS, LLC, (941) 451-2047.................... 113 VENICE PERIODONTICS AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY, (941) 497-5591.............................99 VENICE PEST CONTROL, INC, (941) 493-3030.......................... 107 VENICE PINES VETERINARY CLINIC, (941) 492-9692................ 114 VENICE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, (941) 488-2258................... 108 VENICE PRINT CENTER, (941) 496-9009.................................. 109 VENICE REGION AACA, (941) 240-2428......................................97 VENICE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, (941) 223-6922.................... 106 VENICE THEATRE, INC., (941) 488-1115................................... 114 VENICE TOYOTA, (941) 484-9000................................................96 VENICE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, (941) 493-6741............. 108 VENICE UROLOGY, (941) 485-3351.......................................... 108 VENICE WINE & COFFEE COMPANY, (941) 484-3667............... 112 VENICE YACHT CLUB, INC., (941) 488-7708............................. 114 VENICE YOUTH BOATING ASSOCIATION, INC., (941) 468-1719..................... 106 VENOM FITNESS OSPREY, (201) 988-8474.............................. 100 VENWOOD AWARDS, (941) 473-0708.........................................99 VETERINARY CARE OF VENICE, (941) 488-4247....................... 114 VFW POST 8118, (941) 484-8118............................................ 106 VILLAGE ON THE ISLE, (941) 484-9753.................................... 113 VILLAGE PHARMACY AND HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, (941) 488-8800............. 107 VINCENT MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC., (941) 227-2092............ 102 VIRASANA SALON, (941) 244-0218.......................................... 112 VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY, (941) 955-0991.................................95

W WALMART STORES, INC., (941) 918-1247................................ 112 WALMART STORES, INC. - STORE 0769, (941) 497-2523........ 112 WASTE MANAGEMENT OF SARASOTA, (941) 493-4100............ 110 WATERFORD GOLF CLUB, (941) 484-6621............................... 100 WATER-PRO, (941) 497-0818................................................... 114 WATERTITE ROOFING, (941) 483-4630..................................... 112 WAYPOINT ADVISORS, (941) 412-0258.................................... 103 WEBER MANUFACTURING & SUPPLIES, INC., (941) 488-5185...................................... 104 WE CAN DO IT NOW LLC, (941) 445-5947................................ 100 WELLEN PARK, (941) 960-7805............................................... 110 WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, (941) 408-8797.............................. 103 WENG RADIO - FIORINI BROADCASTING, (941) 474-3231....... 109 WEST COAST REALTY OF VENICE, LLC, (941) 375-8113............ 110 WEST VILLAGES DENTAL CARE, (941) 786-0897.........................99 WEST VILLAGES REALTY LLC, (941) 460-3179.......................... 110 WHEN & HOW CONCIERGE SERVICES, LLC, (941) 525-2947.........98, 102, 114 WHITE CEMENT SPECIALTIES, (941) 488-2172............................98 WHITE SANDS TAX SOLUTIONS, (941) 484-0968.........................94 WHITTAKER AND SAUCIER CPAS, PA, (941) 493-5299................94 ‘WICHES, (941) 303-6111........................................................ 112 WILDLIFE CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, (941) 484-9657.......................... 106 WILLIAM H. JERVEY JR. VENICE PUBLIC LIBRARY, (941) 861-1330........................................ 103 WILLIAMS PARKER ATTORNEYS AT LAW, (941) 366-4800............95 WILLIS SMITH CONSTRUCTION, (941) 366-3116.........................98 WOLCOTT CONSTRUCTION, LLC, (941) 303-9950........................98 WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER, (941) 485-9724...................... 106 WOMEN’S SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE, INC., (941) 497-1080...... 106 WOODMERE APARTMENTS OF VENICE, (941) 496-4161..............93 WORKOUT ANYTIME, (941) 615-8246....................................... 100

X X-TRA MILE RESTORATION, (941) 236-6366............................. 101

Y YACHT CLUB APARTMENTS, (941) 488-1336...............................93 YMCA OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, (941) 492-9622.................... 106 YOUNG, HANKS & HANKS, CPAS, (941) 800-2424......................94 YOUR CBD STORE NOKOMIS, (941) 786-9079......................... 101

Z ZENBUSINESS, (844) 493-6249..................................................97 ZOLLINGER MEDIATION, (941) 366-0202................................. 103

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Absolute Aluminum, Inc............................... 32

Gold Rush BBQ........................................... 69

Performance Air, Inc.................................... 94

Absolute Window & Door............................. 32

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Inc........ 105

PGT Innovations.......................................... 23

All American Purification, LLC......................... 9

Gulf Shores Realty ERA Powered ....... 1, 43, 59

Pinkerton Payroll & Insurance....................... 89

Allegro Bistro.............................................. 67

Gulf Shores Realty ERA Powered - Lueanne Wood, P.A......... Inside Front Cover

Plantation Golf & Country Club, Inc............... 35

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Alliance IT/Ring Authority............................. 23 www.allianceitllc.com

American Realty of Venice, Inc..................... 51 www.sellingvenice.com

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex.... 2, 67 www.Braves.com

www.Goldrushbbq.com www.gulfcoastcf.org

www.gulfshoresrealty.com

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Gulfside Mortgage Services......................... 50 www.GulfsideMortgageServices.com

Health Insurance Marketplace USA.............. 78 www.healthinsurancemarketplaceusa.com

Heitel Jewelers........................................... 23

www.performanceairvenice.com www.pgtindustries.com www.pinkertonpi.com

www.plantationgcc.com

Pop’s Sunset Grill........................................ 69 www.popssunsetgrill.net

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.......... 49 www.premiersothebysrealty.com

Richard’s Carpet Warehouse........................ 25 www.richardscarpetwarehouse.com

Babe’s Plumbing, Inc. & Fire Sprinklers........ 25

Herald-Tribune Media Group......................... 21

Sabal Palm Bank ....................................... 89

Beachcomber in Venice................................. 9

Herrera Psychology...................................... 80

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System....... 71

Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC, Attorneys At Law.................................... 95

Hill & Hill Plumbing Co.............................. 109

Shark Frenzy............................................... 39

Home Instead ............................................ 81

Sharky’s on the Pier.................. Back Cover, 65

Honest Air Conditioning of Venice, Inc.......... 21

ShorePoint Health Venice ........................... 77

Horse and Chaise Rentals and Property Management, Inc................ 51

ShorePoint Medical Group .......................... 74

Hotel Venezia a Ramada Hotel..................... 13

Smoothie King............................................ 69

Burnett Painting.......................................... 13

Hough & Company, PA, CPAs........................ 93

SouthState Bank......................................... 85

Cafe Venice................................................ 67

Hyundai of Venice......................................... 5

St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, Inc.... 106

Island Village Montessori Charter School...... 83

Sunshine Electrical Services, Inc.................. 99

J2 Solutions Inc.......................................... 21

Superior Heating-Cooling ............................ 37

Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold, Inc... 13

James Griffith Salon.................................... 19

The Swonger-Waldoch Team at HomeSmart... 50

CLM Gulf Coast Maintenance Services......... 97

Karla Blake, Medicare Specialist.................. 80

The Venice Symphony.................................. 61

Compass Property Management................... 42

Lightning Fast Car Wash.............................. 35

TrustCo Bank.............................................. 96

Culver’s on Jacaranda.................................. 68

Lightspeed Voice......................................... 35

Valenti’s Restaurant.................................... 67

Dockside Waterfront Grill............................. 68

MarineMax of Venice................................... 37

Venice Art Center, Inc.................................. 58

Drs. Davis & Beyer...................................... 78

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