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Marty Herrera, Director of Operations, Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (center left) and Colonel Thomas R. Rock Jr., Chief, Range and Network Division, Los Angeles Air Force Base (center right)
Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings Welcomes Range and Network Division of Los Angeles Air Force Base

As an Honorary Commander with Los Angeles Air Force Base, I recently had the opportunity to coordinate a tour of Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings for the Range and Network Division of Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings serves the global aerospace, automotive, and commercial transportation markets with the most specialized engineering, innovation, quality and greatest breadth and depth of fastening solutions in our industry.

Marty Herrera, Arconic's Operation's Manager, offered welcoming remarks, David Hocking, Sr. Principal Engineer, provided a tour of the facility and members of the leadership team joined for lunch and discussion.  Hattie Harrison, Arconic's Human Resources Specialist, and the entire Arconic team is thanked for the management of the day's event. 
Japan Business Association and Torrance Chamber of Commerce
Exchange Brings Opportunity for Business
Members of the Japan Business Association ( JBA ) and the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce ( TACC ) gathered last week in celebration of the 18th annual Grand Mixer.

Table top displays, networking bingo and live music highlighted this cross cultural exchange hosted at  Sunrider  International.

Jonathan  Beutler , Chairman of the Board of  TACC Satoshi  Okawa , President of  JBA , City of Torrance Mayor Patrick J.  Furey  and  Akira  Chiba, Council General of Japan provided opening remarks.

Special appreciation is extended to representatives of the Japan Times,  Rafu  Shimpo  and To rrance CitiCABLE for their promotion of the event.
Jonathan Beutler, TACC Chairman of the Board, Donna Duperron, President & CEO, Mayor Patrick J. Furey, Akira Chiba, Council General Japan and Satoshi Okawa, President, JBA
Muratsuchi Sworn-in as Assemblyman, 66th District

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (left) administers the Oath of Office to Assembly member Al Muratsuchi, 66th District, at the community swearing-in ceremony this past Saturday.
California Chamber of Commerce 2017 Immigration Survey
In 2010, the California Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey to gather members' views on immigration reform. We appreciate your help in responding to this survey so we can gain an updated picture of your views.

Free 30-Minute Webinar for Small Businesses

Running a small business is tough, and managing your compliance with California and federal employment laws isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to know.

Just ask the businesses who thought they were following the law until faced with costly fines and penalties for breaking California labor and employment laws. Such laws include providing employees with time to rest, giving employees time to stay home when they are sick, and paying daily and weekly overtime.

Help is here, in the form of a free webinar featuring CalChamber’s top California employment law experts, Erika Frank and Erika Pickles. They’ll cover the five most common questions that small businesses ask our Labor Law Helpline advisers.

Top 5 Labor and Employment Laws Perplexing Small Businesses
Thursday, March 30, 2017
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT

Online seats will fill up quickly. Register online today or call (800) 331-8877.

This webinar is optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Attendees will receive a recorded version after the live event.

Honoring Those Whom Inspire Greatness
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce have been presenting the Black History Celebration for two decades; honoring the contributions of the many African Americans who space our nation's past, present, and future.

We come together every February, during what has been nationally recognized as "Black History Month" in the United States since 1926, to recognize the contributions of African Americans who have made a difference on the world stage as well as those that have changed lives in our local community. This year is no exception as we celebrate the many achievements of those being honored on Friday, February 24th.
FREE Member Programs
Non-Members of the TACC are welcome to attend up to two programs per year before joining. 

"...I am so glad I went to the meeting, as a growing business, the information to me was important, of course timely, helpful, and filled with content; even if I felt the information did not pertain to me, I still found value in the real life examples they presented and guidance. It was such an important meeting, not to have gone would have been an extremely poor decision on my part. I have already contacted one of the panelists who was kind enough to provide checklists and information I will use to assist with the growth and development of my business. 

Thank you so much for the wonderful programs the Chamber provides its members, non-members, businesses and community." ~ Michelle Bourque, owner Bourque Music

Tues, Feb. 28 | 12noon-1:30pm

Presenter: Erik Bowman,  TechPro, Web Developer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Localista Media
Tues, Mar. 14 | 12noon-1:30pm

Enjoy a dynamic panel discussion that spans generational gaps to help you learn more about "who you're talkin' to" and take your business marketing to the next level!
Thurs, Mar. 16 | 12noon-1:30pm

Presenter: Mistee Ruiz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; founder and Chief People Advisor of Facio, a Human Resource and Organizational Development firm
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Hair Salon Ziva
Thurs, Feb. 23 | 11:30am
3050 Sepulveda Blvd | Torrance

South Bay Village
Wed, Mar. 8 | 4:00 PM

Pyramid Building
22939 Hawthorne Blvd | Suite 106 | Torrance
*Grand Opening in their new location*
4th Annual Torrance Police Awards & Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday | March 30th | 12noon-2:00pm
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
Presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and UCLA Health, the 2017 Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K Run/Walk in tribute to Louis Zamperini is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th. The TACC is currently seeking sponsors for this most worthwhile community event, and also encourages members to sign-up to participate in the day's activities. Whether a $100 "Red, White and Blue" sponsorship is in your budget, or you're interested in becoming a $500 "Patriot" sponsor; we are delighted to have your support of this event that celebrates our Armed Forces and our community!
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