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TACC
MEMBERS
Each week we recognize the new and renewing members of our growing Chamber. Here are the businesses who have joined or renewed their membership in the past week.
NEW

Crest Marketing, Inc.

LA Beer Hop

Bezaire Ledwitz Borncamp, APC

Encore Theatre Group
RENEWED
50-59 YEARS



10-19 YEARS



UNDER 5 YEARS


STAY IN COMPLIANCE
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APRIL
Lunch & Learn // You're Social, Now What?
Wed, April 6th | 12:00p
Torrance Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance

Torrance City Council Candidates Forum
Thurs, April 7th | 8:00a
Toyota Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Ave, Torrance

Health & Wellness // Field Trip to Rancho Los Amigos
Thurs, April 7th | 11:00a - 1:30p
Meet at Torrance Area Chamber
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance

40th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting // Pregnancy Help Center
Fri, April 8th | 3:30p
1311 Crenshaw Blvd. Suite A 
Torrance

Empowered Marketing Exchange
Tues, April 12th | 12:00p
Torrance Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance

Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP)
Wed, April 13th | 12:00p
Torrance Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance

Business at Noon
Thurs, April 14th | 11:45a
Miyako Hybrid Hotel (Ise Shima Restaurant)
21381 S Western AveTorrance

Ignite Torrance
Tues, April 19th | 12:00p
Torrance Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance

Tech Pros
Tues, April 26th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance
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.
Out & About
with TACC President & CEO Donna Duperron
Lee Tinnesand (right) and Jesus Aguilasocho, Jr. (left)
Donna visits Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary
Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary has been an important part of the Torrance community since its founding in 1959. With a majestic 50-foot copper steeple, the beautiful architecture helped place the facility on the Historic Homes Walk. As I entered the mortuary, I was greeted by Lee Tinnesand and Jesus Aguilasocho, Jr.
     Both Lee and Jesus are professional and extremely knowledgeable. As we sat at a beautiful table in a soothing room, they talked me through the importance of pre-planning a funeral or cemetery arrangements which will provide peace of mind to the individual and their loved ones. "It is important for an individual to reflect on what's important to them when they are alive," explained Lee.


SB 3 Passes through Legislature at Lightning Speed
In an unexpected turn of events, SB 3 - the $15 Minimum Wage Increase - powered through the legislature at lightning speed this week, passing the Assembly and the Senate today. The legislation now awaits the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown.
     The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has been relentlessly fighting this bill for its members for many months, and submitted another letter just yesterday to contest the legislation, which will cause strain on so many member businesses.
     Assemblyman David Hadley, who also objects SB 3, had the following words to say: https://ad66.asmrc.org/video/hadley-sb3
     The TACC will keep its members up-to-date over the next week as the results of this story continue to unfold. Follow the TACC on Twitter at @torrancechamber to stay in the loop.
The City Council Candidates Forum You Won't Want to Miss!
Join us for breakfast, and listen to the six candidates who are running for three open City Council seats at TACC's Candidates Forum next week. No other forum will deep-dive into the Torrance economy the way this one will. Learn about the issues affecting business, job creation, and our workforce, and assess which of the candidates are ready to lead Torrance into the future. Also, bring your smart phone for interactive audience polling throughout!

Thursday, April 7th @  8:00am
Toyota Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Ave, Torrance
 
$20 TACC members
$30 Non-members

or call (310) 540-5858
Join the Race!
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and UCLA Health were proud to announce last week that a brand-new event, the Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk, in tribute to Torrance's very own Louis Zamperini, is coming to Torrance! The very first runner just signed up earlier this week - and we hope you do too!
     The morning of the Armed Forces Day Parade will begin this year with the 5k Run/Walk, making May 21st a day full of activities that will truly bring the Torrance and South Bay community together.

     The 5k will take place at 8:00am May 21st before the start of the annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade. Join us at the Del Amo Fashion Center parking lot on Madrona Ave between Carson St and Fashion Way for the start of the race!


Secretary of State Invites Torrance-based Businesses to Help Increase Civic Engagement
Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, is inviting Torrance-based businesses to join his nonpartisan "Democracy at Work" program. Businesses can partner with the Secretary of State's office to encourage greater civic participation through increased voter registration and voter turnout. A business leader can play an important role by reaching out to employees and customers, encouraging them to register to vote.


Legendary Luncheon series continues to show that personal stories resonate
Yesterday's Legendary Luncheon with Vic Edelbrock was such a treat. Vic's stories, which ranged from the early days of Edelbrock, to his racing adventures, manufacturing and keeping Edelbrock products made in the USA, and his touch points on the future kept the audience thoroughly engaged.
     Thank you Vic for sharing your story, and thank you to the Edelbrock Family and Edelbrock Foundation for sharing Vic's Garage so the community could enjoy this event. Big thank you also to Bob and Laurie Brandt of Red Car Brewery & Restaurant for providing the fantastic food and moderating the interview questions.
     The Chamber looks forward to hosting future Legendary Luncheon events!
Help TACC be the best in LA County!
TACC is neck-and-neck with the LA Chamber for the most member responses in the Los Angeles County Business Survey. Help us win first place by taking the Survey now!


At the end of the survey, please click the box next to Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce to be counted towards TACC's response count. TACC will receive customized data based on our members' responses, providing invaluable information and analysis that the Chamber needs to   focus its advocacy efforts behind TACC members' priority concerns. Thank you for your participation!

ContactContact us today for membership information!

Email Kelly, Membership Coordinator, at kelly@torrancechamber.com
or call the Chamber at (310) 540-5858 .

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