In This Issue:
Assembly member David Hadley recently met with Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce small business owners.
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.

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30-39 YEARS

20-29 YEARS

10-19 YEARS



Mon, May 2nd | 11:30am
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance
21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance

Expand Your Business Globally
Wed, May 4th | 7:30a
Sunrider Manufacturing
1461 Francisco St, Building A
Torrance, CA 90501

Thurs, May 5th | 12:00p
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance
21333 Hawthorne Blvd 
Torrance, CA 90503

Business at Noon // Red Car Brewery & Restaurant
Tues, May 10th | 11:45am
1266 Sartori Ave 
Torrance, CA 90501

Wed, may 11th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100

iVet Job Conference
Thurs, May 12th | 9:30a - 1:00p
Toyota Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Avenue 
Torrance, CA 90501

Empowered Marketing Exchange
Thurs, May 12th | 12:00p - 1:30p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

Ignite Torrance
Tues, May 17th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

PROFS // Get More Clients & Close More Sales
Thurs, May 19th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk
Sat, May 21st | 8:00a
Del Amo Fashion Center parking lot on Madrona Ave between Carson St and Fashion Way

Tues, May 24th | 12:00p
Torrance Area Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

State of Education
Wed, May 25th | 12:00p
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance
21333 Hawthorne Blvd, 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.
Purchase your required 2016 Employment Notices Poster online today.

Out & About
with TACC President & CEO Donna Duperron
Mandy Schulz, Patrick Schulz, Jason Kolb and Allison Kolb
Donna visits Scholb Premium Ales
Scholb Premium Ales has a remarkable story behind the name, as well as a remarkable story behind the business partnership. The wives of Scholb first met in 2008 when their children were taking an art class in Redondo Beach. It didn't take long for them to become friends, and their husbands quickly followed suit. Together, the families have formed a strong team with a varied and complimentary skill set. The name Scholb is derived from the first three letters of two of the owners and "olb" is the last three letters of the other two owners. Patrick Schulz is the head brewer; Mandy Schulz oversees advertising and customer relations; Jason Kolb is the chief financial officer and operations manager and Allison Kolb is the chief executive officer.

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Recognized for Excellence in Business Advocacy, Helping Members Comply with Labor Laws
The California Chamber of Commerce has named 22 chambers of commerce to receive the 2016 President's Circle Award. The award, first presented in 2009, recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws.
District Export Council of Southern California Holds Meeting at Sunrider International
Past Chairman of the Board Guy Fox, Chair Elect Jonathan Beutler, and President & CEO Donna Duperron attended the District Export Council of Southern California Plenary meeting held at Sunrider International.
Coming Soon: LA County 4th District Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum
Next Monday, May 2nd the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Los Angeles County 4th District Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum. The candidates vying for long-time Supervisor Don Knabe's seat, which will open once he terms out later this year, are Janice Hahn (United States Representative), Steve Napolitano (Supervisor's Senior Deputy), and Ralph Pacheco (Governing Board member, Whittier Union High School District). This is a great opportunity for South Bay businesses and residents to learn about the issues facing the County and how the candidates plan to address them.

Monday, May 2nd
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay
21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance
Check-in at 11:00am
Lunch and Forum at 11:30am

Reservations: $35 for Members; $45 for Non-Members
Register here, or call 310-540-5858
Message from Fire Chief Martin Serna on the TFD Appreciation & Awards Luncheon
Torrance Fire Chief Martin Serna
The Torrance Fire Department Appreciation & Awards Luncheon is almost here! This event will honor the community members and city staff who support the mission of the Torrance Fire Department, and the brave members of the Torrance Fire Department who have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty and/or standard job responsibilities.
    "Our award ceremony crosses many segments of our community, since our mission, 'being in the service of others' is truly a collaborative partnership between our citizens, businesses, hospitals and private and public sectors," says Torrance Fire Chief Martin Serna. "The honorees symbolize our motto of 'One Team.' I am truly inspired and proud of each honoree's accomplishments being recognized today."
      Everyone in the community is invited to attend, so tell your friends and family about it!

Thursday, May 5th
12:00 noon
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance

$45 TACC Members
$55 Non-Members

Click here to register online, or call (310) 540-5858.
Runners needed! Sign up now!
This May 21st, 2016 is Armed Forces Day. The Torrance Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk will kick off the day's festivities, hosted for the first time by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UCLA Health.

The 5k Run/Walk will start at 8:00am. The 5k starting line and expo will be located in the Del Amo Fashion Center parking lot on Madrona Avenue between Carson St and Fashion Way. For more information and to register for the race, visit villagerunner.com or call the race hotline at (310) 220-0233.

Thank you to our volunteers!
The TACC hosted the third annual Volunteer Recognition Bowling Party at Palos Verdes Bowl last week to say "thank you" to volunteers who have made an incredible impact on the Chamber.
Donna Duperron presents a token of appreciation to event sponsor Alcoa Fastening Systems and Rings.
Volunteers taking a moment to have fun.
Sign up today for TACC's Veterans Job Conference
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again host the Increasing Veteran Employment in Torrance (iVet) program, which is a local pathway to connect qualified Veterans with open positions in the South Bay. Sign up as an employer participant today in one easy step! Just click here to send the Chamber the necessary information.
     Employers will receive a free table at the conference, free recruiting services for open positions, pre-screening of applicants, and pre-scheduled interviews with qualified Veteran applicants.
iVet Job Conference
Thursday, May 12th
Toyota USA Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Avenue
Torrance, 90501
Join these employers at the iVet Job Conference: WellsFargo, Walser's, Green Hills Memorial Park, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., State Farm Agency, SoCal Gas , Complex Legal Services, Inc., Sunrider International, Blue Ribbon Insurance Agency, City of Torrance, Switzer Learning Center, and South Bay Yellow Cab Co-op.
State of Education to offer window into Education and the Workforce
State of Education returns May 25th to update the business community on workforce development in the realm of education. This year's panelists include:


Dr. William Franklin

Vice President, Student Affairs

Cal State Dominguez Hills


Dr. Dena P. Maloney, Ed.D.


El Camino College


Dr. Mannon


Torrance Unified School District


Registration costs $40 for TACC Members, $50 for Non-Members. Click here to register online, or call (310) 540-5858.

Looking to EXPAND Your Business GLOBALLY?
With easy access to the Port of LA and manufacturing centers, the South Bay is an ideal location for businesses that participate in international trade. If you're looking to expand your business on a global scale, then this FREE upcoming May 4th workshop is for you.
     The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Export-Import Bank of the United States to bring local business owners a free resource to learn about the international trade options available to them, and how to proceed. This workshop will answer the questions:
  • What is the Export-Import Bank and what does it do?
  • How can it help your business?
Expand Your Business Globally
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
7:30am - 9:30am

Sunrider Manufacturing
1461 Francisco Street 
Torrance, CA 90501
Cost: FREE

RSVP with the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber:
joeann@hchgchamber.com or call (310) 534-3143.
What Chamber members need to know now about the CA minimum wage hike
California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Employers need to prepare for the minimum wage increase and examine other pay practices that might be implicated by the hike.

L.A. Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Policy
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to proceed with crafting an ordinance requiring all employers in the city to provide six days of paid sick leave a year to their workers, three days more than mandated under state law.
     "Paid sick leave means a world of difference to working people and their families," L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement following the vote. "That's why it is important for L.A. to not just comply with state law, but take it a step further on behalf of our people."

Businesses should be familiar with California's unclaimed property law
Whether you are starting a business, relocating, expanding, or closing, it is important to regularly review your books and records to determine if your business holds any property that is considered inactive. Such items may be reportable to the State Controller as unclaimed property.
    The Outreach and Compliance Unit of the State Controller's Unclaimed Property Division provides business education and resources to assist in the reporting process. For one-on-one assistance, please call (916) 464-6088 or email UPDHolderOutreach@sco.ca.gov.

ContactContact the Chamber today for membership information!

Call (310) 540-5858
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