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Duperron with the UEI Class of 2017 Valedictorian James Thomas 
Duperron with UEI Campus President, John Espino
Duperron Inspired UEI Graduates as Guest Speaker
President and CEO, Donna Duperron was a guest speaker at the UEI College graduation this past Friday. The ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In her speech, Duperron encouraged graduates to be the "change" in the workforce.
Chamber to Launch Junior Leadership Torrance Program

Following the format of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Torrance program, the chamber will launch a Junior Leadership Torrance program this fall. Under the direction of Directors, Leslie Cortez and Assistant Fire Chief Bill Samp and Vice Chair Foundation, Jennifer Olvera, this program will include sophomore students from the Torrance Unified School District.

“I am excited to lead this new program that has been designed to familiarize young leaders with the various elements that form a strong and dynamic community. Junior Leadership Torrance will help students develop leadership skills and foster their interest in volunteer community service. I am most excited about guiding the participants through the day in the life of Torrance-past, present and future.  Students will learn key fundamentals of the City and County, as well as state government,” explained Cortez.

This new program will be featured at Summer Fest on August 20th. Summer Fest is an event that will be held in front of the Depot Restaurant in Downtown Torrance. Guests will be provided a BBQ buffet, hosted bar and an opportunity to listen to live music. All donations are tax deductible; the TACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. For information, please contact (310)540-5858.

Oberholzer Named 2017 Citizen of the Year
Pictured Above: TACC Staff joined previous Citizen of the Year winners Kirk Rossberg and Dean Reuter to surprise Oberholzer with the news of his selection as the 2017 award recipient
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the selection of Bill Oberholzer as the 2017 Citizen of the Year. Oberholzer will be honored at the 2017 State of the City event on September 22nd. 

To advertise in the TACC's annual member directory, please contact Tammie Easson with MetroMedia Publishers as soon as possible by phone at (417) 629-7935 or by email at 
Business @ Breakfast:
Coco's Restaurant & Bakery
"Because You Gotta Eat"

Tuesday, July 11th |  7:45am-9:15am

$25/person includes breakfast
(TACC Members Only)
Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Grand Opening:  The Yoga Harbor
Monday, July 17th | 4pm
1616 Gramercy Ave. | Torrance
Torrance Historical Society Presents 13th Annual "Rock Around the Block"
On Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 5pm-8pm, the Torrance Historical Society & Museum will host their 13th annual 1950s-style family summer event in celebration of Torrance's All-American City Award - one of America's original and most prestigious community recognition awards.

This free event is open to the public and will be held in front of the Torrance Historical Society & Museum at 1345 Post Avenue in Torrance. Post Avenue will be blocked off from Cravens to Sartori so guests can enjoy vintage car displays, 1950s tunes provided by DJ Ozzie, special exhibits and fun retro games!
Players Wanted for TACC v. Rotary Softball Tournament

Saturday | July 29th | La Romeria Park
GAME 1: 9am-10:05am
GAME 2: 10:20-11:25am
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 3: 11:40am-12:45pm
(Game 2 & 3 start times approximate)
Volunteers Needed for International Surf Festival!

The International Surf Festival is seeking volunteers on the following dates and times; as local lifeguards compete on the North side of Hermosa Beach Pier.

Dates: Fri., Aug. 4th & Sat., Aug. 5th

Volunteer Check-In Time: 6:45pm

Event/Volunteer Time: 7pm-10pm

At check-in, volunteers will be assigned to supervise an individual lane near the front of the course (best seat in the house!). Volunteers will make sure that the relay exchanges happen behind the line, and update the lane counters at each lap to help the spectators keep better track as the race progresses.  


The lifeguard events are very unique to the International Surf Festival, and volunteers may sign up for one night or both nights. Volunteers receive an official International Surf Festival t-shirt & organizers promise a fun, low-pressure and memorable experience!


How to sign up to volunteer: Email Gary Crum at Please include that you’re a member of the Torrance Chamber, your contact phone number, which night(s) you’d prefer to volunteer, and your t-shirt size.

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