In This Issue:

The Armed Forces Day 5k started at the blast of a cannon!
Coordinated by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, UCLA Health, and Village Runner, the Torrance community expressed great excitement about the event. There are plans to make it an annual addition to Torrance's Armed Forces Day festivities.
Each week the Chamber recognize the new and renewing members of the TACC's tight-knit business community. Here are the businesses who have joined or renewed their membership in the past week.



CalCoast Insurance

Aloha HR

DJ Court Reporting

Dentists of South Bay


One Touch Office Technology

Hmart Companies

30-39 YEARS

20-29 YEARS

10-19 YEARS




Argos Engineers

BQE Software

Davis Partners, LLC

Fred's Carpets Plus

University of Redlands

Sage Goddess

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

Accounting Therapy

Inter-Connect Transportation, Inc.
Health & Wellness
Thurs, May 26th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

Tech Talk
Tues, May 31st | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503
Health & Wellness
Thurs, June 2nd | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

Empowered Marketing Exchange
Tues, June 7th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

2016 Business Awards Celebration
Thurs, June 9th | 12:00p
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance
21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance

Business at Noon
Tues, June 14th | 11:45a
Hey 19
4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA

Thurs, June 16th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503
These events are open to everyone. Non-members of the Chamber may attend up to two events prior to joining as a Member.* Contact the Chamber for information on how to reserve your seat for these events: (310) 540-5858.

* Excluding Business at Noon. Business at Noon is a members-only event.
Purchase your required 2016 Employment Notices Poster online today.

Out & About
with TACC President & CEO Donna Duperron
Gayle Anderson, reporter for KTLA Morning News, pauses for a photo with staff of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, employees of Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Councilman Mike Griffiths, Torrance Police Lieutenant Kyle Goffney, and Torrance Police Sergeant Paul Kranke.
Armed Forces Day 2016
For those of you who attended any of the many events associated with the Armed Forces Day Celebration this past weekend, I know you would agree with me when I say, "I am so proud to live in the City of Torrance." This experience truly instills a respect for country and demonstrates appreciation for the sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces have made to secure our freedoms.
     The City of Torrance is one of the few cities in the nation designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to host an Armed Forces Day celebration with the Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade as a highlight. The Parade has the distinction of being the nation's longest running military parade sponsored by any city.

And the Awards go to...
It's that time of year again! The annual Business Awards Celebration is right around the corner - on Thursday, June 9th. 
     Support your fellow Chamber members who are earning distinctions this year for their stellar contributions to the business community by attending the celebration.
     The event will also recognize incoming Chairman of the Board Jonathan Beutler (Sunrider International) and outgoing Chairwoman Jac Folkert (UCLA Health).

or call (310) 540-5858
TACC Takes Annual Advocacy Trip to Sacramento
A TACC delegation traveled to Sacramento this past week to advocate for members' interests at the state capitol. The delegation met with several South Bay legislators and staff representatives to discuss legislative proposals up for consideration. The visit was timely as the Legislature is rapidly moving towards the House of Origin deadline, which occurs on June 3rd and requires for all bills to be passed out of the house in which they were introduced.
From left to right: Brandon Matson (TACC), Ben Allen (26th District State Senator), Jack Walser (TACC and Walser's), Rob Van Lingen (TACC and Van Lingen Towing), and Donna Duperron (TACC).
From left to right: Brandon Matson (TACC), Donna Duperron (TACC), David Hadley (66th District Assembly Member), Jack Walser (TACC and Walser's), and Rob Van Lingen (TACC and Van Lingen Towing).
Keeping up with Leadership Torrance
Recently, PTN was visited by Leadership Torrance (LT). During their visit to PTN, the group learned about pediatric healthcare, the non-profit model that PTN created 20 years ago, as well as their challenges and successes.    
     One of the LT 2016 participants was Russell Akiyama, owner of Sunflower Farms Nursery. Russell visited PTN a couple of months ago and knew he wanted to get involved. During his visit, he saw an empty planter box in the PTN playground. Working with the PTN Facilities team, he created a Sensory Garden for the staff and children to enjoy. Not only did Russell donate some of the plants, but he donated his time to create and plant the garden. The garden features a variety of plants that appeal to almost every sense. Russell proudly explained how he had assembled the garden to his LT class.
     LT is a Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored program for emerging leaders who want to learn more about Torrance and the surrounding communities. The six month program introduces the participants to various aspects of city, county and state communities, businesses and government agencies.

ContactContact the Chamber today for membership information!

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