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OUT & ABOUT WITH DONNA
Senator Ben Allen welcomed Jonathan Beutler, Chairman of the Board; Donna Duperron, President and CEO and Rob Van Lingen, Vice Chair Government Affairs to the Senate floor.
Torrance Leadership Meets with Legislators in Sacramento
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce has traveled to Sacramento for many a year to attend the Capitol Summit and Sacramento Host Breakfast.

For the past three days, Chairman of the Board, Jonathan Beutler, Vice Chair Government Affairs, Rob Van Lingen and President and CEO, Donna Duperron have met with legislators and staff members to stress issues that are important to Torrance Chamber members. 

Issues discussed with Senator Ben Allen and Assembly member Al Muratsuchi included; parental leave, Torrance Refinery Company, Southern California Regional Occupation Center, single-payer health care system, polystyrene foam food containers, Los Angeles Air Force Base and immigration. 

Yesterday Beutler, Van Lingen and Duperron attended the Capitol Summit hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce. Summit speakers addressed health care, housing, immigration, and international trade and regulations.
Assembly member Al Muratsuchi welcomed Jonathan Beutler, Donna Duperron and Rob Van Lingen to the Willie Brown meeting room at the Capitol. Wille Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker.
NEWS
Exciting New Event in Need of Leadership and Volunteers

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is extremely proud to present Summer Fest, an event to benefit the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Leadership Torrance Program. This program is designed to provide an opportunity for high school sophomores to explore career paths by visiting local corporations, non-profits, and municipalities.

Summer Fest is a community event that features live music, delicious food, and a silent auction. The festivities will be held in front of The Depot Restaurant in the heart of Downtown Torrance on Sunday August 20th from 4pm-9pm.

This is an excellent opportunity for our members to become involved, and luckily spots are still open for new committee members and volunteers! As a committee member you’d be able to promote a great cause for the city you love, and volunteering at the event puts you in the middle of the action! Join in on the fun and serve your community all at once - come celebrate Summer Fest with us!

URGENT ALERT: Ad Deadline Approaching for Torrance Area Businesses

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce's highly sought after annual Magazine & Resource Guide is rapidly approaching completion; with limited ad space remaining. This year's publication will be available in both print and interactive, online form for the first time in TACC history. To inquire about advertising and secure your space before it's too late, contact Tammie Easson with MetroMedia Publishers at 417-629-7935.
Charlotte Melsh to be Recognized with Prestigious Award
Pictured L to R: Jonathan Beutler, TerriAnn Ferren, Charlotte Melsh and Donna Duperron just moments after Charlotte was announced as the TACC's 2017 J. Walker Owens Volunteerism Award recipient.
Charlotte Melsh, a long time volunteer of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will be presented with the prestigious J. Walker Owens Volunteerism Award on June 16th.

Charlotte has volunteered for the Chamber’s annual Inaugural and Business Awards, Black History Celebration, State of the City, and Business Expo & Showcase

She has also attended, assisted and dedicated time on the committees for the Torrance Police and Torrance Fire Awards and Appreciation Luncheons, and the Women in Business Luncheon. Additionally, Charlotte has been an Ambassador for several years.

"Charlotte Melsh has been constant force in the Torrance community when it comes to giving back. She always has a smile on her face willing to help out with your particular nonprofit or charity. Whether it be for the Kiwanis Clubs, Boys and Girls Clubs or the Sunshine Kids, Charlotte is there to help out," exclaimed Mark Waronek, former Chairman of the Board.

Charlotte will be honored at the Inaugural and Business Awards on June 16th at the Doubletree. For tickets, please call 310-540-5858 or click here.
Torrance Jaycees Take it to the Streets
The Torrance Jaycees recently did a street cleanup event in cooperation with the non-profit organization 'Clean San Pedro.' The organization estimates that volunteers collected approximately 300 pounds of litter off the streets in less than three hours!

The Jaycees are looking forward to future community service projects as well. Clean San Pedro is a non-profit whose mission is to be a leader in making San Pedro the cleanest and safest port town in the world by creating a healthy environment to support a livable community and a growing sustainable economy.

For more information about the Torrance Jaycees, Click Here to email Melissa Yamada.
EVENTS
Area Businesses To Be Honored at Annual Event on June 16th
Every year, the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Inauguration of the incoming Board of Directors as well as the exemplary people and organizations that form the vibrant fabric of our community. On June 16th, the 2017 Inaugural & Business Awards Celebration will take place at noon, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay. 

Laurie Brandt, incoming Chairwoman of the Board, hails from the beautiful state of Indiana and, as such, the event will boast a charming midwestern flair. Details are rather hush-hush, with fun surprises in store for Brandt and guests. 

Perhaps the most anticipated portion of the program is the presentation of awards to the myriad businesses being honored for their positive impact on the greater Torrance area. Awards are merited based on various criterion including community service, commitment to economic vitality and growth, and overall contribution to the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. 

To view a complete list of this year's honorees, please click here Seating is extraordinarily limited for this event; so please don't delay in reserving seats and/or tables by calling 310-540-5858 or clicking on the link below.
Business @ Noon: Ragin' Cajun Cafe
"Because You Gotta' Eat"

525 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach

Tuesday, June 13th
11:45am-1:15pm

$25/person includes lunch (TACC Members Only)
Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP)

Wed., June 14th | 12noon-1:30pm

Open to TACC members only.

GAP members help to shape the advocacy efforts carried out by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Join in the discussion; RSVP via email .
Art of Business: Networking Only!

Thurs., June 15th | 12noon-1:30pm

Please join Candy Messer for this special, networking-only edition of the Art of Business.

Mix and mingle with other TACC members and make meaningful connections over your lunch hour! RSVP Here

TechPros

Tues., June 27th | 12noon-1:30pm

This free program is designed to help you navigate the ever-changing technological landscape, give you big picture analysis of the future of business and technology, and find intelligent ways of using technology to stay ahead of the competition. RSVP Here

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