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Go For Broke Holds 16th Annual 'Evening of Aloha' Gala
This past Saturday evening I had the opportunity to attend the 16 th annual “Evening of Aloha” gala dinner at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. As a guest of Jennifer Olvera, Green Hills Memorial Park, I learned so much about the Go for Broke National Education Center and the Nigei veterans of World War II who demonstrated undeniable courage in upholding America’s promise – the promise that all individuals are to be treated equally.

The Japanese American Soldiers of WWII proved their loyalty through the sacrifices they made in service to their country, the United States. For its size and length of service, the 100 th Infantry Battalion and the 442 nd Regimental Combat Team was the most decorated US military unit. The evening was filled with celebration and recognition of George Takei and Bill Seki for their numerous contributions.

NEWS
L to R: Bill Oberholzer, 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year; Laurie Brandt, TACC Chairwoman of the Board and co-proprietor of The Red Car Brewery & Restaurant; City of Torrance Mayor Patrick J. Furey; Donna Duperron, President/CEO of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Oberholzer Honored at Annual State of the City Event
Last Friday, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of presenting its 2017 Distinguished Citizen of the Year award to Bill Oberholzer of Preferred Bank in front of a sold out room of more than 330 people. Thank you to previous Citizen of the Year Kirk Rossberg of Torrance Bakery for introducing Bill and presenting him with this year's honor.

The event would not have been possible without the support of presenting sponsor Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center-Torrance and the contributions of: California Water Service, American Honda, Continental Development Corporation, Torrance Refining Company, Ganahl Lumber Company-South Bay, Green Hills Memorial Park, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Arconic Fastening Systems & Rings, El Camino College, The Red Car Brewery & Restaurant, Torrance Bakery, the Daily Breeze and the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay.

Additionally, the TACC would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the City of Torrance and Mayor Patrick J. Furey for a great address and plenty of teasers to keep us all on our toes over the coming months.

Hey 19 Public House Hosts the South Bay Restaurant Association
Today, members of the South Bay Restaurant Association gathered at Hey 19 Public House for their monthly meeting to discuss items of importance to the food and beverage industry in the Torrance area.
EVENTS
Economic Development Committee Meeting

Friday, Sept. 29th | 8:30am-10am

The mission of the TACC Economic Development Committee is to identify opportunities for building and maintaining Public-Private partnerships, shaping a 21st century workforce, creating a business-friendly environment and advocating for a 21st century infrastructure in the Torrance area.
Children's Day Health Fair

Saturday, Oct. 7th | 10am-1pm
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, in conjunction with L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, invites you to bring your family and enjoy a fun-filled day of health screenings and educational activities. Learn about health programs and resources in the community that can help improve your health and quality of life.
GAP (Governmental Affairs Policy)
Wednesday, Oct. 11th
12noon @ TACC Upstairs Boardroom
GAP is Open To Current TACC Members Only

Women in Business Committee Meeting

Friday, Oct. 13th | 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.

2017 Business Expo & Showcase

Tuesday, Oct. 17th | 4:30pm-7:30pm
Torrance Marriott | 3635 Fashion Way

It's the South Bay's BEST Business Expo & Showcase, featuring more than 100 Torrance area restaurants, breweries, companies and non-profit organizations!

Click Here for the Exhibitor Booth Application or call event coordinator Debby Morgan at 310-540-5860 today!
Technology & Innovation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 24th | 8:00am-9:30am

The Technology & Innovation Committee seeks to foster growth of the technology industry while creating a setting that promotes networking opportunities and a forum for discussion for all business owners concerned with the evolving landscape of technology in day-to-day business operations.


Ribbon Cutting Celebrations:

Atlantis Physical Therapy
Thursday, Oct. 12th | 4pm
3528 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100 | Torrance

Shiny Little Blessings
Hosted at The Remedy Pharm
Wednesday, Nov. 8th | 4pm
23811 Hawthorne Blvd. | Torrance
Business @ Noon: Kincaid's
'Cause You Gotta Eat'

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

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