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City of Torrance elected officials and Torrance Area Chamber leaders join in Arconic's ribbon-cutting celebration.
Donna Visits Arconic

Yesterday several individuals were invited to the former Alcoa Fastening Systems and Rings facility for a ceremony in which hundreds of employees also attended.  “Today we launch Arconic as s a strong independent company,” said Arconic Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “Our multi-year transformation while part of Alcoa Inc. substantially improved our competitiveness and profitability.  We are very well positioned as a leader in attractive markets. Our culture combines driving innovation with a relentless focus on operational excellence and cost control; this positions Arconic to create significant value for our customers and profitable growth for our shareholders.”

A ribbon cutting, inspirational speeches and the raising of the Arconic flag were part of a ceremony viewed by the employees and guests. The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce values Alcoa Fastening Systems and Rings for being a 10-year chamber member.  We look forward to continuing a strong partnership with Arconic.
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NEWS
Inaugural BERT Class Presented by Torrance Fire Department
First BERT Program a Success
More than 40 Torrance Area business owners, employees and Chamber members gathered for the first-ever Business Emergency Response Training (BERT) class on Wednesday, October 26th. The free, 4-hour course  trains citizens in disaster preparation and empowers them with knowledge to effectively assist family, friends, and neighbors if first-responders are unavailable.

The program included national-level training and hands-on exercises covering first aid, disaster preparedness, disaster psychology, and utility control. Attendees also enjoyed a hands-on training exercise in fire suppression. 

Torrance Area Chamber extends sincere thanks to the Torrance Fire Department for a well-attended and meaningful event. Future BERT classes will be offered by the Torrance Area Chamber in 2017 - stay tuned to Chamber Weekly for upcoming enrollment information. 
Employers: New January 31 Form W-2 Filing Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminded employers and small businesses of a new January 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2. In the past, employers typically had until the end of February, if filing on paper, or the end of March, if filing electronically, to submit their copies of these forms.

Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, employers are now required to file their copies of W-2, submitted to the Social Security Administration, by January 31. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation such as payments to independent contractors.

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6th at 2am.
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