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Torrance Area Chamber Responds to Members' Requests
One of the areas that I treasure most about my profession is the opportunity provided to visit businesses in our community. I have the ability to see first-hand the incredible manufacturing that is produced, to view the wonderful restaurant and hospitality industry, and to observe the businesses that provide products and services.

In visiting businesses, I also have the opportunity to speak to CEOs, owners and staff about issues that face their business. Over the past year, one of the issues that has continually been brought to my attention is health care, specifically; affordability, access and quality of care.

In listening to these concerns, Craig Leach, President & CEO, Torrance Memorial Medical Center; Lesley Wille, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente; Mary Kingston, Chief Executive, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers, San Pedro and Torrance; and Jac Folkert, Area Director, Marketing and Community Outreach, UCLA Health met to discuss ways in which they may be able to provide answers or direct the concerns businesses have involving health care.  Read More...
Chamber Members Offering Great Discounts During
Torrance Small Business Week, Nov. 25th through Dec. 2nd
More than 40 Torrance area chamber-member businesses have signed up for Torrance Small Business Week and will be offering exclusive discounts and savings when you mention "Torrance Small Business Week" to their staff from Nov. 25th through Dec. 2nd. Discounts range from 10% off your entire purchase to complimentary services for new customers.

A comprehensive list of participants and their discounts will be made available in the coming week. Special thanks to Torrance Small Business Week co-chairs, pictured here left to right: Michelle Bourque of Bourque Music, Kim Edwards of Premier Business Bank, and Jack Walser of Walser's.
AT&T Event: Potential Contract Opportunities for 2018
On November 8th, AT&T is hosting a proprietary event that will connect diverse businesses in particular spaces to potential contract opportunities starting in 2018.

Diverse suppliers can click below for registration details to attend the AT&T Mobility Construction Service Western Region Conference; which is being held at the AT&T El Segundo Campus at 2260 E. Imperial Highway, El Segundo from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. next Wednesday.

The event will focus on areas including civil construction, engineering (furnishing & installation), microwave installation, site architecture & engineering, RAN/small cell installation tower crews, fiber construction & engineering and small cells/indoor & outdoor DAS. Get more information and register HERE...
Poll Finds Voters' Concerns at Odds with Political Leaders
Californians are anxious.

The economy is growing, the state budget is balanced and the rains have resumed. Yet California voters are apprehensive about the future. They worry that state leaders are not addressing the issues that truly concern them, according to the third annual CalChamber Poll.

For the first time in three years of polling, slightly more voters say that California is headed down the wrong track (52%) than in the right direction (48%). Their assessment for the nation is even worse: twice as many voters have a negative outlook on the country’s direction than have a positive impression. Read More...
Leadership Torrance Class of 2018 Applications Being Accepted
Are you, or do you have an employee that is an emerging leader that is looking to develop their leadership skills? If yes, then click on the link below to learn about Leadership Torrance.

Leadership Torrance is a professional development program designed to help current and future leaders in business and other community organizations develop their leadership skills, community knowledge, and professional networks. Through the program, participants will learn and refine their leadership styles, meet and make connections with leaders in the community, and discover opportunities for community engagement and involvement.
Please Join Us to Celebrate
Your Fellow Chamber Members!
It's a great opportunity to network
& develop professional relationships!
Ribbon Cutting Celebrations:

Bloom Dental
Friday, Nov. 3rd | 2pm
2523 W. Carson St. | Torrance

Community's Child Hope Center
Friday, Nov. 3rd | 3:30pm
18807 Crenshaw Blvd. | Torrance

Shiny Little Blessings
Hosted at The Remedy Pharm
Wednesday, Nov. 8th | 4pm
23811 Hawthorne Blvd. | Torrance
Evening Business Mixer at Welbrook South Bay

Wednesday, Nov. 8th | 5pm-6:30pm
3210 West Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance

Wine & Light Appetizers will be provided. Admission is your donation of a new, unwrapped toy to benefit South Bay youth this holiday season. Toy drive in partnership with Senator Ben Allen's office.

RSVP to Khryste Langlais at (424) 488-6340 or via email at
Veterans Job Fair & Legal Clinic

Thursday, Nov. 9th | 9am - 12noon
Held in the upstairs boardroom at TACC office
2300 Crenshaw Blvd., Building B, Torrance CA 90501
(On the So Cal R.O.C. Campus)

Business @ Noon: Kincaid's
'Cause You Gotta Eat'

Tuesday, Nov. 14th | 11:45am-1:15pm
$25 per person (includes meal)

Education & Workforce Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 15th | 8:30am-10am

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.

Women in Business Committee Meeting

Friday, Nov. 17th | 8:00am-9:30am

The mission of the TACC Women in Business committee is to support the role of women in today's workforce. To provide women in business with a forum to engage with other members and build partnerships that will increase business potential as well as lasting friendships.

Technology & Innovations Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 28th | 8:00am-9:30am

Follow the Flow of Innovation! Join us for this month’s Technology and Innovation meeting where you will get the latest updates on all things tech, from the newest apps to cyber security alerts, all in an effort to help your business grow.

There's Always Something Happening at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce!
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