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Colonel Thomas R. Rock Jr, Los Angeles Air Force Base (center) is welcomed to Torrance by members of the business community. Colonel Rock is the Senior Material Leader for the Range and Network Division, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB.

Donna Duperron, President & CEO of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce is partnered with Colonel Rock in the Honorary Commanders program. Appreciation is extended to Bob & Laurie Brandt, owners of Red Car Brewery & Restaurant, for hosting the meeting.
Donna visits Nativity Catholic School

I recently received an invitation from Terry O’Connor of Nativity Catholic School to attend CSI: Nativity. CSI: Nativity was a theme for Cuisine Scene Incredible. Curious, I made plans to attend.

Governor Vetoes Job Killer; SB 654 Would Have Imposed Significant Cost on Small Business
The Governor today vetoed SB 654 (Jackson), a CalChamber job killer bill that would have increased costs and burdens on small business employers in CA.
The District Export Council of Southern California
The District Export Council of Southern California (DECSC) recently held a plenary at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce office. DECSC assists local small and medium-sized companies export their products and services worldwide by sponsoring export-related events and workshops. Pictured above (left to right) Jonathan Beutler, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board; Don Sovie, Chairman of the Board DECSC; Torrance Mayor Pat Furey and Guy Fox, Former Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board and past chair of DECSC.
Applications for Leadership Torrance 2017 are opening soon
The Chamber will soon be accepting applications for Leadership Torrance 2017. For nearly 30 years, this incredible program has fostered nearly 1,000 area leaders. And you could be part of the next graduating class.
"If you dream, you believe. If you believe, you can create."
- Walt Disney
What opportunities are you creating for your business this October?

The annual Business Expo is here to help you reach new people in the community, October 25th at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

This year's theme is inspired Disney. It should give businesses plenty of inspiration to zest up their booths this year.
Business at Noon at Stacked Restaurant
Stacked Restaurant in the Del Amo Fashion Center will host the October 13th Business at Noon event.

Haven't been to Business at Noon before? The real question is: Why not? Maximize your lunch hour by making valuable new connections — and eating great food.

This is where business partnerships are formed. Your fellow members are waiting to meet you!
In case you missed it...

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all who attended last week's 2016 "State of the City" luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance. A special thanks to the City of Torrance and the Honorable Mayor Patrick Furey for delivering a riveting address leaving everyone with a plethora of reasons to choose Torrance for work and play. The event would not have been possible without the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and the event's Distinguished Sponsors; American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Continental Development Corporation and PBF Energy. Additional thanks to our valued Supporting and Contributing Sponsors; Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Malaga Bank, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Torrance Travelodge/Chanani Group, Water Replenishment District, Potential Industries, Green Hills Memorial Park, Choura Events, Torrance Bakery and Red Car Restaurant & Brewery. If you missed it, you can watch Mayor Patrick J. Furey's 2016 "State of the City" address online now.

There's always something happening with the Torrance Area Chamber
Torrance Historical Society's Original Fall Tour of Old Torrance Historic Homes
This weekend!
October 8th-9th, 2016
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Tour begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum
Tickets: $25 donation per person — no advance ticket sales
  • Tour the interiors of six private historic homes
  • Stroll tree-lined streets
  • View antique automobiles
  • Torrance Woman's Club: Enjoy complimentary lemonade, Torrance Bakery cookies, and Views of Torrance art by Artists of Torrance Artists Guild & Destination: Art
  • See plein air artists painting on location at the homes throughout the weekend
You can also enter to win a progressive dinner for six in three historic homes. Drawing to be held November 10th — winner will be notified. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Dinner will be Saturday, January 21st, 2017.
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