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Donna Visits LEDtronics, Inc.
As I entered the headquarters building of LEDtronics, I am continually amazed at the manufacturing businesses that call Torrance “home”.  Greeted by founder and CEO Pervaiz Lodhie, I immediately felt welcomed and was eager to learn more about Lodhie and LEDtronics, Inc.

Since 1983, LEDtronics, Inc., has become recognized as a company whose LED lighting innovation, design and solution skills have placed it at the leading edge of the LED Green Revolution.  They are the pioneers of designing, manufacturing and packaging LED lighting in the USA for industries and customers of every sort, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.
New Leave Mandate Passes Assembly Policy Committee

A job killer bill that mandates a new protected leave of absence passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday.

SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) prohibits an employer from refusing to allow an employee with more than 12 months of service with the employer, who has at least 1,250 hours of service with the employer during the previous 12-month period, and who works at a worksite in which the employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles, to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement. The bill also prohibits an employer from refusing to maintain and pay for coverage under a group health plan for an employee who takes this leave.

CalChamber has identified SB 63 as a job killer because the legislation targets and could significantly harm small employers in California with as few as 20 employees by adding to the existing burden under which they already struggle. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed a similar, but narrower, proposal just last year. Read More...

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Members Honored at 2017 Inaugural & Business Awards Celebration
Congratulations to the TACC's 2017 Business Award Honorees pictured above with President/CEO of the Chamber, Donna Duperron (front, left), Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 43rd District (front, 2nd from left) and incoming Chairwoman of the Board, Laurie Brandt.
Special Thanks to Leadership Torrance Director and Co-Directors
One of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce's longest running programs, Leadership Torrance carries with it a host of planning responsibilities, from arranging for local program activities to scheduling the Sacramento trip for the participants.

The 2017 class was led efficiently and effectively by Director Cyndy Rosell, City of Torrance and her Co-Directors, Susan Swinburne of the Torrance Education Foundation and Russell Akiyama of Sunflower Farms.

The TACC wishes to express its heartfelt thanks for taking the helm and leading this year's class.

Pictured (L to R): Cyndy Rosell, Susan Swinburne, Russell Akiyama
Summer Fest Leaders and Volunteers Needed!

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to present the first annual Summer Fest, an event to benefit the 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 delicious food, live music, 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 be part of the action! Join in on the fun and serve your community all at once- come celebrate Summer Fest with us!

Business @ Breakfast:
Coco's Restaurant & Bakery
"Because You Gotta' Eat"

Tuesday, July 11th |  7:45am-9:15am

$25/person includes breakfast
(TACC Members Only)
TechPros: Demystifying The Cloud, Microsoft 365 & Google Suites

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

Featured Presenter: Eric Kong, Principal Owner, Consilien LLC

Light Lunch Provided by Russell Akiyama of Sunflower Farms.  RSVP Here  (Required)
International Forum & Complimentary Breakfast: "Opportunities in Asia & China"

Fri., June 30th | 7:30am-9:30am

Learn About:
• Upgrades to the Port of Los Angeles
• Import & Export Performance/Trade Activity
• Advantages to doing business in Hong Kong

Featured Presenters from the Port of Los Angeles and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
HR Roundtable Event: Classification of Workers & The Gig Economy

Tues., July 11th | 8am-10am

$10/person (Continental Breakfast Will Be Served)

TACC Business Mixer at Switzer Learning Center

Wed., July 12th | 4:30pm-6:30pm

2201 Amapola Court, Torrance

Call 310-328-3611 x.333 or Click Here to Send An Email  t o RSVP (Required)

*Refreshments Provided by Torrance Refining Company

Ribbon Cutting Celebration: Truxton's American Bistro

Thursday, June 29th | 4pm

24530 Hawthorne Blvd. | Torrance
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