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Beutler, Gale, Ahn and Duperron Installed as Officers of BizFed
This past Tuesday, Jonathan Beutler, Charles Gale, Joe Ahn and Donna Duperron were installed as officers of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed).  Judge Anthony Moore was the swearing in officer.

Beutler and Ahn will serve as co-chairs of the Trade committee, Gale will serve on the Advocacy committee and Duperron will serve as co-chair of the Small Business/Diversity committee.
L to R: Donna Duperron, Tracy Hernandez, BizFed Founding CEO and Jonathan Beutler
18th Annual JBA/TACC Grand Mixer
More than 250 business professionals from the Japanese Business Association and Torrance Chamber of Commerce are expected to attend the 18th Annual Grand Mixer, scheduled for the evening of February 9th at Sunrider International.

The event boasts unparalleled opportunities for business networking with International and local business leaders with catering provided by Red Car Brewery and live entertainment by the Japanese-American Beatles cover band, The Mockers. Tickets for TACC members are just $20 and can be purchased by phone at (310) 540-5858 or online at Non-members are also welcome.

Pictured Above: Leaders from the Torrance Community and Japanese Business Association 
Chamber 101 Teaches the Basics of Maximizing TACC Membership

Seventeen new TACC member businesses and organizations came together on Tuesday, January 31st to learn more about their Chamber membership.

Jonathan Beutler, TACC Chairman of the Board, and Donna Duperron, TACC President and CEO, explained the various programs and benefits that are available to members to maximize their experience with the Chamber.

To reserve your seat at the next Chamber 101 meeting, click here to email Maria Applegate, Membership Coordinator.
Office Depot Offers Significant Savings to TACC Members
Did you know that TACC members receive incredible discounts and benefits from Office Depot?
  • Discounts of up to 60% from a list of 600 frequently-purchased business essentials including paper, ink and toner. Plus get 5% off most other items.
  • Up to 70% OFF printing and copy services!
  • Upgrade your employee benefits package! Employees of TACC member organizations are eligible to save too!
  • Savings may cover the entire cost of Chamber membership!
  • TEXT "TORRANCESPC" to 555-888 to get a Chamber store purchasing card to save on your phone!
W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll, Human Resource Departments

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.

The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number. Click here to read the full article from the website.

20th Annual Black History Celebration Honorees Announced
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 in February
Tues, Feb. 14 | 12noon-1:30pm

Presenter: David Wang, Web Guru and owner of Funstastic Photo Booth

Thurs, Feb. 16 | 12noon-1:30pm

Presenter:  Katie Vernoy, MS, MFT

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

Presenter: Erik Bowman,  TechPro, Web Developer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Localista Media
February Ribbon Cuttings
Samuels Jewelers*
Tues, Feb. 7 | 11am
21712 Hawthorne Blvd |  Space 297A
*Del Amo Mall, Near Jo-Ann Fabrics

Hair Salon Ziva
Wed, Feb. 22 | 11:30am
3050 Sepulveda Blvd | Torrance

Expert Panel Updates Torrance Area Business Owners and Professionals
2017 brought many enigmatic updates for employers and business professionals facing new Labor Laws and compliance requirements. The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce was proud to offer its annual Labor Law update event to shed light and clarification on several topics of concern for the new calendar year.

Many TACC members and their Human Resources representatives attended the January 24th event; which was graciously hosted at the Toyota USA Auto Museum in Torrance and generously sponsored by PBF Energy. Click Here to Read the Full Article
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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