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OUT & ABOUT WITH DONNA
Minal Mondkar and Sanjay Murti in the lobby of their Torrance showroom and manufacturing center.
Donna Visits Aura Seating
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to visit chamber members at their business location. I was recently invited to Aura Seating, a company that focuses on sustainability and environmental stewardship by keeping it front and center in all activities (Design, HR, Operations and Customer Service). Their logo describes their commitment to nature – from the ocean to the earth and the lives it intertwines.

As I entered this Woman Owned Small Business Enterprise, I was graciously greeted by Minal Mondkar, President of Aura Seating. Soon joining us was Sanjay Murty, Principal of Aura Seating. I quickly learned that Minal has over 25 years experience in the Architectural and Product design industry and Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in the Engineering design, Manufacturing and Operations in various industries. Read More...
NEWS
Leadership Torrance Delves into Torrance's History and its Dynamic Manufacturing Industry
Above: Leadership Torrance participants on the steps in front of the Torrance Historical Society and Museum. Debbie Hayes and Janet Payne are the curators of the venue, which boasts an incredibly comprehensive collection of South Bay history, namely of the City of Torrance. Below, Left: Special thanks are extended to Micronova Manufacturing for hosting the group for manufacturing day. Below, Right: Pelican Products welcomed class of 2018 participants to their International headquarters here in Torrance.
Thank you Kings Hawaiian, Virco Manufacturing Corporation and Rock-ola
Kings Hawaiian, Virco Manufacturing Corporation and Rock-ola recently hosted students from the LEAD program for Corporate Day. Students toured each business and had the opportunity to learn about the occupations within that business. Appreciation is extended to Gio Nunez of Kings Hawaiian, Ken Urban of Rock-ola and Jerry Farrell of Virco Manufacturing Corporation for organizing the visits to their businesses. Appreciation is also extended to Leslie Cortez, City of Torrance and Bill Samp, City of Torrance (retired) for serving as co-chairs of the LEAD program.

LEAD (Leadership, Exploration and Development is a highly interactive program to acquaint sophomore students with community needs, opportunities, challenges and resources. Student will learn to develop leadership, communication and team building skills. It will afford the opportunity to interact with fellow students, community leaders and decision makers. The goal with this program is to also introduce students to emerging career opportunities by meeting and working with a variety of professionals to discover what it takes to reach their goals and acquire some of the skills needed to get there.
EVENTS
Technology & Innovation: Feb. 27th @ 8am
"Green Manufacturing: How 3D Printing is Reducing Waste and Helping the Planet" with Chris Wentworth, Additive Manufacturing Specialist | CMTC. The meeting includes networking opportunities and refreshments, so please RSVP! Click Here to RSVP
Ribbon Cutting: Smart & Final
Feb. 28th @ 9:00am
17500 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance (cross street is Artesia)
Women in Business: March 9th @ 8am
Open to current members of the TACC and their employees.

Meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 8am at the TACC Office (note our new location!) RSVP is requested. Click Here to RSVP
Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP): March 14th @ Noon
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 12pm at the TACC office. (Note our new location!) RSVP is required by email & a light lunch is provided. GAP members discuss and establish Chamber positions on various legislative issues that are of significance to the Torrance area business community. Click Here to RSVP Via Email
Business at Noon: Palos Verdes Bowl
 "Cause you gotta eat."
Thursday, March 15th: 11:45am-1:15pm
$25 per person; includes meal.
Click Here to Reserve Your Seat! or call (310) 540-5858 today!
5th Annual Torrance Police Department Appreciation & Awards Luncheon: March 22nd @ 11:30am
Join us as we honor the brave officers of the Torrance Police Department who, while serving in an official or unofficial capacity, have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty. Click Here for Tickets
Tickets for these events will be available soon. Please check TorranceChamber.com/Events or call us at (310) 540-5858:

March 29th : City of Torrance City Council Candidates Forum

April 6th : State of the State
with State Senators Ben Allen and Steven Bradford, and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

April 25th: Lunch with Our Leader
with Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor, Janice Hahn

May 2nd : Torrance Fire Department Awards & Appreciation
There's Always Something Happening at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce!
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