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During the Midfield Satellite Concourse tour, members of BizFed were invited to take a group photo at a Quantas Airlines hangar.
Donna Takes an Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour of LAX
What a fascinating experience! As a member of the BizFed Board of Directors, I had the incredible opportunity to take an exclusive Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) behind the scene tour.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is in the midst of a $14 billion Capital Improvement Program at LAX, projected to last through 2023. The LAX modernization program is considered the largest public works program in the history of the City of Los Angeles. Begun in 2009, the overall program is expected to create more than 121,000 annual construction-related jobs. Read More...
TACC Member Challenge: 50 More Needed by this Friday!
This is the last week that BizFed is conducting its annual Pulse Poll and it is very CRUCIAL that you take the poll today. This poll is vital, allowing us to take your top concerns to our elected officials and push for policy that helps LA's regional economy grow.  

 So Take the Poll Today.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE POLL TODAY! (It takes about 9 minutes)

Top Business  Concerns/Highlights To-Date from this Year's Poll Results:
1.Taxes and Fees Still #1
2.Government Regulation/ Compliance Pulls in at #2 (#3 in 2017)
3.Housing Land Use Pulls in at #5 – 1st Time in Top 5 Since Introduction
4.Transportation Drops to #7 (#5 in 2017)
5.Legislative Gridlock Drops to #8 (#4 in 2017)
6.Homelessness Rises to #9 (Typically hovers around #15 - #20)
North Torrance High School Hosts Special Olympics Event
North Torrance High School welcomed students from two other high schools to participate in the second annual Special Olympics event this past Friday.

Pictured are those from the Torrance community who attended in support of the special olympians; Mayor Pat Furey and Torrance City Council members, members of the Torrance Fire and Police Departments, representatives from Torrance Unified School District and several from the Torrance Refining Company who volunteered in various capacities. Members of the Rams, Lakers and Clippers cheer squads encouraged olympians from trackside.

Eighty athletes competed in the 50 meters, 100 meters and 4x100 meter unified relay.
Assembly Judiciary Passes Two CalChamber-Opposed Employment Bills
California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates yesterday highlighted for the Assembly Judiciary Committee problems with two employment-related bills. Even so, the committee approved, 7-3, a bill banning arbitration agreements and another which would expand pathways for costly litigation against employers for sexual harassment claims, passed 8-2. Read More...
We Run Free Because of the Brave
Saturday, May 19th, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and UCLA Health will present the 3rd annual 5K For Freedom in conjunction with the 59th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration.

Torrance is the longest-running city in the nation to host a Department of Defense sanctioned Armed Forces Day Celebration. This is an incredible honor for our city and our community at large.

The 5K For Freedom offers civilians the unique opportunity to show their support of our armed forces by running/walking alongside members of all branches of the military; who will be doing the 5K in full PT gear while calling out cadence.

This year, for the first time, registration is open to teams! What does this mean? Your team. Your co-workers. Your brand. All represented in a community-minded, all-ages event that offers a unique and fun way to build camaraderie and stand out from the crowd!
CalChamber Releases 2018 Job CREATOR List
The California Chamber of Commerce has released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 11 bills that will stimulate the economy and improve the state’s jobs climate.

Since 2008, the CalChamber has identified bills that will encourage employers to invest resources back into the economy and local communities rather than spend them on unnecessary government-imposed costs.

Job creating legislation promotes the following policies:
  • Keeping taxes on new investment and business operations low, fair, stable and predictable.
  • Reviving local economic development tools.
  • Reducing regulatory and litigation costs of operating a business—especially when hiring and keeping employees.
  • Reducing the cost and improving the certainty and stability of investing in new or expanded plants, equipment and technology.
  • Investing in public and private works that are the backbone for economic growth.
  • Ensuring the availability of high-quality skilled employees.

Sharefest Mobilizes Community with Workday Projects on April 28th
There are seven projects in Torrance coming up on Saturday, April 28th, and the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce encourages all of our members and community supporters to get involved and work together for a day to make our city an even better place to live, work and play.
Workday Projects in Torrance :
  • Improvements to Torrance Little League led by Journey of Faith
  • Magruder Middle School Makeover
  • South High Campus Clean Up
  • OT Group Home
  • Edison Elementary School Improvements
  • Fern Elementary School Dream Garden
  • West High School Beautification of Building 8 Quad

Congratulations on Joining the Torrance Area Chamber Community!
  The Torrance Area Business Community Wouldn't Be the Same Without You.
(Click On Event Name for Info/Tickets)
GAP (Gov't Affairs Policy) : Wednesday, May 9th @ 12noon
State of Education : Thursday, May 10th @ 7:30am
Women in Business : Thursday, May 10th @ 8am
Chamber 101: Tuesday, May 15th @ 8:30am
Business @ Noon: Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen : Tuesday, May 15th @ 11:45am
There's Always Something Happening at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce!
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