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Kandee Anderson, General Manager of the Torrance Marriott South Bay discusses the current use of panic buttons with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi. Additional hotels represented at yesterday's meeting included Terranea Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay, Travelodge Torrance, Best Western Avila Suites, The Portofino Hotel and Marina, Ramada Torrance and Holiday Inn Los Angeles. Jeremy Harris, Senior Vice President of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce was also in attendance.
TACC Convenes Hoteliers and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi to Discuss AB1761
Hotel owners and general managers gathered yesterday at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) to discuss AB1761 with Assembly member Al Muratsuchi, co-author of the bill.

AB1761 would require, among other things, that a hotel employer, as defined, provide its employees with a panic button, as specified, in order to summon assistance when working alone in the guest room. Read more...
NEWS
Torrance Police Department Pychologist to Receive The Chief's Award
On Thursday, March 22nd, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will honor exemplary civilians as well as officers of the Torrance Police Department who have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty. We’d like to give you a preview of one such individual.
 
The Chief’s Award will be presented to Torrance Police Psychologist, Dr. Gina Gallivan. Dr. Gallivan has been assisting the Torrance Police Department with pre-employment psychological screening as well as with the department’s Trauma Support Team since 2009. Read More...
City of Torrance Releases Certified List of Qualified Candidates
Next Wednesday, March 28th, all candidates vying for elected positions with the City of Torrance will undergo ethics training. At 7:30am the following morning, candidates for Mayor and City Council will convene for a forum presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.

The first forum held in Torrance surrounding the 2018 election, the event will kick-off with a continental breakfast and time for casual greetings before the forum begins at 8am. Candidates will be asked a series of questions, in a moderated panel format.

Today, the City Clerk's office released its certified list of qualified candidates; each of whom has been invited to participate in the March 29th event at the Nakano Theater.

2018 Mayoral Candidates (in alphabetical order by last name):

2018 Torrance City Council Candidates (in alphabetical order by last name):
U.S. Commerce Report: California Maintains Position as Top Exporting State
The U.S. Department of Commerce now has 2017 trade statistics available through the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) “ Trade Stats Express .”
In 2017, California exported $171.9 billion to 229 foreign economies. California’s top export markets are Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Hong Kong. Read More...
Team Building Opportunity for TACC Member Businesses
Saturday, May 19th, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and UCLA Health will present the 3rd annual 5K For Freedom in conjunction with the 59th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration.

This year, for the first time, registration is open to teams! What does this mean? Your team. Your co-workers. Your brand. All represented in a community-minded, all-ages event that offers a unique and fun way to build camaraderie and stand out from the crowd!
New Workplace Safety Rules for Hotel Housekeepers Effective July 1
The Office of Administrative Law recently approved a new workplace safety and health regulation specific to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry, which will become effective July 1, 2018. Cal/OSHA will enforce the new standard — the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries. Read More...
EVENTS
Chamber 101: Tuesday, March 20th @ 8:30am
So, you've joined the Chamber. Now what? Join us for this informative and insightful program designed to help you maximize your membership and gain a better understanding of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Click Here to RSVP
Education & Workforce Development: Wednesday, March 21st @ 8:30am
This committee seeks to enhance the educational experience by linking academics, business and community to promote real-world learning. Support & encourage partnerships geared toward workforce preparation in our area.

Member organizations and their employees are welcome to attend and participate, providing opportunities for professional development and relationship building. This group meets at the Chamber office. RSVP is requested. Click Here to RSVP
LIMITED SEATS REMAINING! 5th Annual Torrance Police Department Awards & Appreciation Luncheon: March 22nd @ 11:30am
Join us as we honor the brave officers of the Torrance Police Department who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty. This event will be held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center's Toyota Meeting Hall with catering by The Depot. Click Here for Tickets
Technology & Innovation: March 27th @ 8am-9:30am
Join us for this month’s Technology and Innovation meeting! This month's topic is:
Online Training. We will talk about how to better your company, employees, and yourself for little to no cost. The meeting includes networking opportunities and refreshments, so please Click Here to RSVP !
The FIRST Torrance City Council Candidates Forum of 2018:
March 29th @ 7:30am-10am
Join us at the Nakano Theater for a panel discussion with those individuals vying for seats on the Torrance City Council in 2018. Panelists will field questions about local business issues and matters that are important to the economic health of the Torrance area. Click Here for Tickets
Women's Leadership Luncheon: Wednesday, April 4th @ 11:30am-2pm
We are proud to present the annual Women's Leadership Luncheon featuring keynote speaker, Chief Eve Irvine , Torrance Police Department.

Join us as we celebrate the remarkable achievements and business leadership of these Torrance area women:
Athena Award: Leslie Cortez, City of Torrance
Community Catalyst Award: Andrea Sala, El Camino College Foundation
Inspirational Leader Award: Mary Kingston, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers, Torrance-San Pedro
South Bay Spirit Award: Claudine Garcia, The Promotions Dept.

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! Don't delay in reserving your seats! Click Here for Tickets
State of the State: Friday, April 6th @ 7:30am-10am
The State of the State breakfast features addresses from State Senators Ben Allen and Steve Bradford, as well as Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi. Join us for an insightful look into the local issues being taken to task at the state level of our government.
Please Join Us for These Upcoming Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebrations:

Monday, March 19th @ 11:30am
Providence Little Company of Mary; Pediatric/Adult Neurology Clinic
4201 Torrance Blvd., Suite 560 | Torrance

Wednesday, March 21st @ 11am
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
23600 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite A | Torrance (corner of Skypark/Hawthorne)

Wednesday, March 28th @ 9am
Nelson Staffing
21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 400 | Torrance

Friday, April 6th @ 11:30am
Schools Federal Credit Union
20101 Hamilton Ave., Suite 150 | Torrance

Thursday, April 19th @ 11:30am
Ricky Pennington State Farm
22920 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite B | Torrance
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