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The Future is Rosy for the New Venice Chamber of Commerce Board

By Samantha Alegre and Melanie Camp

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Division Captain Nicole Alberca performed the honors of swearing in the new Venice Chamber of Commerce (VCC) Board of Directors on Wednesday July 27 at the Rose Cafe-Restaurant in Venice.

2016-2017 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Installation. www.VeniceChamber.net © www.VenicePaparazzi.com
– R: Toni O’Bryan, Tamra, Elysa Voshell from Venice Arts, Kelly Layne, Melissa Sachs, Jeffrey Solomon, Faye, and Steve VenicePaparazzi.com
2016-2017 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Installation. www.VeniceChamber.net © www.VenicePaparazzi.com
Venice lovers and locals mixed and mingled while enjoying the annual Board Installation at Rose Café-Restaurant VenicePaparazzi.com

 

 

Over 40 members of the Chamber, lovers of Venice, and locals, mixed and mingled, enjoying the annual Board Installation. Venice Paparazzi were on scene to capture the moments. Rosé and House Beer was served alongside delicious bites of avocado toast and zucchini pizza on the patio of the boho-chic, Venice restaurant.

2016-2017 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Installation. www.VeniceChamber.net © www.VenicePaparazzi.com
George Francisco and Captain Nicole Alberca honor VCC past Secretary, Jill Prestup, with a commendation from L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl VenicePaparazzi.com

Before swearing in the new Board of Directors, Captain Alberca said, “We can all agree that we can’t get anywhere without each other. So I think it’s very appropriate to have law enforcement shoulder to shoulder with our community because I’m very adamant that in two years, we would’ve never made the success we made without my community as my partners. It’s not just about the partnerships, it’s about the depth of the relationships that we’re going to build.”

2016-2017 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Installation. www.VeniceChamber.net © www.VenicePaparazzi.com
Long-time Venice local and now new VCC President, George Francisco, presented immediate past President, Carl Lambert, with a certificate of commendation from L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl VenicePaparazzi.com

 

Celebratory hugs and congratulations were shared after officers were sworn in. Long-time Venice local and now new VCC President, George Francisco, presented immediate past President, Carl Lambert, and past Secretary, Jill Prestup, with certificates of commendation from L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

2016-2017 Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Installation. www.VeniceChamber.net © www.VenicePaparazzi.com
VCC’s Young Professional Chair Melissa Sachs enjoying rosé with friends VenicePaparazzi.com

Francisco told Yo! Venice, “As one of the founders of the Venice Chamber of Commerce over a century ago, Abbot Kinney left his imprint on the organization and our dedicated group of volunteer officers are humbled to continue to embrace his vision for the entire community.”

Captain Nicole Alberca draws the raffle. Don Novak from Hal’s was the winner. Scoring a Rose Café gift certificate www.VeniceChamber.net © www.VenicePaparazzi.com
Captain Nicole Alberca draws the raffle. Don Novak from Hal’s was the winner. Scoring a Rose Café gift certificate
VenicePaparazzi.com

 

It was a night enjoyed by everyone. See more pictures on the Venice Paparazzi website.

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