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Donna Attends South Bay Promise Signing Ceremony
This past week, I was honored to have attended the South Bay Promise Signing Ceremony hosted by El Camino College.

Dr. Dena P. Maloney, El Camino College Superintendent/President invited the superintendents from the school districts served by the El Camino Community College District (ECCCD) South Bay Promise Program.

As explained by Dr. Maloney, the program waives enrollment fees for the first year of college and provides additional support services to ensure success for recent high school graduates in the ECCCD.
TACC Celebrates Today's Students, Tomorrows LEADers

Last week, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce presented the State of Education luncheon; which featured a keynote address from Dr. George Mannon, Torrance Unified School District Superintendent.

The event highlighted the TACC Foundation's LEAD program (Leadership, Exploration and Development), which was lead by Leslie Cortez, City of Torrance and Bill Samp, Ret. Asst. Fire Chief, City of Torrance. Click on the video below to learn more about the LEAD program.
State Senator Renewing Push for Business-to-Business Service Tax
After testing the waters for the last three years, state Sen.  Robert Hertzberg  (D-Van Nuys) is making his strongest push yet to pass legislation that would impose a tax on services provided to businesses.

Hertzberg says  Senate Bill 993  would better align the state’s tax code with the shift toward a more service-based economy. By 2022, the bill would create a new 3 percent tax on services — such as legal representation, accounting, design work and consulting — delivered to businesses in California.
More Workers are Postponing Retirement
More than half of all U.S. workers (53 percent) over the age of 60 say they are postponing retirement, according to a  recent CareerBuilder survey . Two in five workers (40 percent) don’t think they’ll be able to retire until 70 years of age or older.

Financial uncertainty usually tops the list of reasons why workers delay retirement. Twenty-four percent of workers do not know how much they will need to save for retirement. Most people (31 percent) estimate they will need between $500,000 and $1 million to retire. Read More...
Dave & Busters Hiring for New Torrance Location
It's one of the most exciting new destinations in the Del Amo Fashion Center and it's slated to open mid-June. Dave & Buster's is looking for qualified candidates to fill a number of positions; from line cooks and bartenders to customer experience managers and game technicians.

Apply online at and work where you play!
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Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K For Freedom : Saturday, May 19th @ 8am
Business After Hours : Mulligan Family Fun Center: Wednesday, May 30th @ 5pm
Inaugural & Business Awards Celebration : Friday, June 15 @ 11:30am
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