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Members of the Summer Fest Committee & Volunteers worked together to execute a fabulous event!
Front (L to R): Khryste Griswold, Melissa Yamada, Nancy Lesney, Jack Walser
Back (L to R): Candy Messer, Donna Duperron, Leslie Cortez, Ellenmary Michel, Adam Olvera, Jennifer Olvera
Junior Leadership Torrance Program to Kick Off in September
This past weekend the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered with Chef Michael Shafer, Depot Restaurant, in a fun-filled event to benefit the Junior Leadership Torrance Program. This program is mirrored after the Chamber’s Leadership Torrance program and will have participants from each of the four Torrance Unified School District High Schools, as well as Ambassador High School.

Summer Fest and the Junior Leadership Torrance programs have been made possible by the generous support of sponsors including Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fourth District, Janice Hahn, Torrance Refining Company, Southern California Edison, UFC Gym Torrance & the Daily Breeze. The TACC Foundation is deeply grateful for the contributions that will allow us to achieve great results in preparing local youth to position themselves as leaders in our community.

Heartfelt appreciation is also extended to Khryste Griswold, event coordinator, Jennifer Olvera, Vice Chairman of the Foundation and volunteers; Candy Messer, Leslie Cortez, Ellenmary Michel, Claudine Garcia, Jack Walser, Melissa Yamada, Joana Brown and Nancy Lesney. Additionally, the TACC Foundation would be remiss in not acknowledging the TACC members and community-at-large who donated their products and services to the silent auction. From private airplane rides to Catalina Island to gift cards to just about every dining location in the South Bay; thank you all for your kindness and generosity.

Stay tuned for more information and continued updates as the TACC Foundation gears up for the launch of this Fall’s Jr. Leadership Torrance program.
Attention Small Business Owners: Scholarship Opportunity
Small business owners take notice. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program is a scholarship-based program (paid for by Goldman Sachs) for qualified small business owners who are interested in growing their business and adding jobs. It offers you valuable skills, the opportunity to access financial capital, powerful networking opportunities, and much more.

It is a practical 11-session business entrepreneurship program that examines business fundamentals through the lens of actual business experiences, provides you with one-on-one business advisory services, and helps you develop and implement a business growth plan tailored to your business. 

Classes start in February 2018 and October 2018 and run for eleven weeks, one day per week, in Long Beach. There will also be a cohort in Los Angeles in summer of 2018 that you can apply for now, as well.

Who should apply?
1) owners or co-owners of a small business
2) business in operation for at least two years
3) have revenues in last fiscal year of at least $150,000
4) have at least four employees, including the owner

Visit:  to apply today! The "early bird" deadline to apply is October 20th. Many SBEs are successful alumni as a result of this advocacy and support. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity!​​​​
Service Academy Nominations Now Being Accepted
California's 33rd District is now accepting applications for nominations to service academies. All high school seniors who reside in the 33rd Congressional District are eligible to apply with Congressman Ted Lieu's office.

Please share this opportunity with anyone in your network that may be interested.
Congressional App Contest Open to All Students K-12
Congressman Ted Lieu's 33rd District office is now accepting applications for nominations for the Congressional App Contest. Please click here for a detailed flyer that outlines the application requirements and deadline. All students, K-12 who reside or attend school in CA-33 are eligible to apply.
Support Needy Students in Our Community
The Torrance-South Bay YMCA's Youth Advisory Council is working with School on Wheels to provide school supplies to homeless youth in our community. If you can, please pick up extra school supplies to donate. The YMCA is specifically seeking backpacks, pocket folders, college-ruled paper, pencils, colored pencils and pencil sharpeners.

A collection box is in the lobby of the Torrance-South Bay YMCA through Friday, September 1 at 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance.

Anything you can give will make a huge difference in a child's life!
Business @ Noon: The Depot

Wednesday, Sept. 13th


$25 per person (includes meal)

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration!

Mo-Mo Paradise

Friday, September 15th | 12noon

21641 S. Western Ave. | Torrance
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