In This Issue:
The Torrance Chamber's Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP) group met yesterday to determine Chamber positions towards legislative issues affecting the Torrance Business Community.
Each week we recognize the new and renewing members of our growing Chamber. Contact us today to learn more about the many economic and social benefits of joining the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, or become a member today to start enjoying those benefits now!

Here are the businesses who have joined or renewed with us in the past week.

Advanced Environmental

Pacific Sunrise Home, Inc.

40-49 YEARS

10-19 YEARS


Tues, January 19th | 12:00p - 1:30p
Torrance Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100

Thurs, January 21st | 12:00p - 1:30p
Torrance Chamber Office
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100

Thurs, January 21st | 4:30p
3210 W. Sepulveda Blvd,  Torrance

Wed, January 27th | 8:00a - 10:00a
Toyota Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Ave, Torrance

Wed, January 27th | 11:30a
2396 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite B

Thurs, January 28th | 4:00p
In the Del Amo Fashion Center
21540 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 431 B 

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.
Supervisor Don Knabe to Give Farewell Address at Lunch with Our Leader
LA County Supervisor Don Knabe (4th District)
On February 10th, long-time County of Los Angeles Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe will give his farewell address to the Torrance business community during the Torrance Chamber's annual Lunch with Our Leader event. Throughout his tenure on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (LACBOS), which began in the late 1990's, Supervisor Knabe has worked to champion the issue of child sex trafficking, lead critical transportation efforts, support countless youth art programs and other charities, advocate for environmental issues, invest in libraries throughout the County, address important business issues in his district, and protect the innocent and vulnerable children in Los Angeles County through the establishment of the Safe Surrender program. The Torrance Chamber will truly miss Supervisor Knabe once his LACBOS term expires later this year.
Join TACC at Lunch with Our Leader to bid farewell to Supervisor Knabe. Register today!  
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
21333 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, 90503
$40 TACC members; $50 non-members
Don't Forget to Sign up for the California Labor Law Update
TACC is hosting its second annual California Labor Law Update later this month to help TACC members adjust to new California employment laws taking effect in 2016. The event features a panel of labor law experts who will provide insights and compliance strategies to keep you ahead of the curve in the new year. Register today!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
8:00am - 10:00am
Toyota Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, 90501
$20 TACC members; $30 non-members

8:00am: Networking breakfast
8:30am-9:45am: Panel discussion: New CA Employment Laws Impacting Business, Tips to Stay Ahead of the Curve
9:45-10:00am: Open Discussion & Employment Notices Poster Sales

2016 Labor Law Update Panel
2016 Required Employment Notices Poster on Sale Now!
In 2016, every California employer must post a new 2016 employment notices poster -  even if you only employ one person in California. Buy a convenient 28" x 44" all-in-one poster that contains the 17 state and federal employment notices from TACC today and receive free admission to TACC's 2016 California Labor Law Update on January 27th .
Check out our New Year's Poster Sale!
Non-laminated English           $25.00
Non-laminated Spanish          $25.00
Laminated English                  $35.00
Laminated Spanish                 $35.00
*Additional compliance products are available
**Poster Protect can be added for an additional fee on all posters
For purchases or inquiries, visit torrancechamber.com or contact Kelly Hernandez at (310) 792-3808 or Kelly@TorranceChamber.com.
19th Annual Black History Celebration to take place on 2/24
Tickets are now on sale for the Torrance Chamber's 19th Annual Black History Celebration. The year's event will feature honorees who have embodied the event theme of, "Breaking Barriers: paving the way to a brighter future." A list of honorees and other event information can be found at the registration page. Register today!
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Torrance Marriott
3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, 90503
$50 TACC members; $60 non-members
10:30am: Walk of History
12:00pm: Event and Luncheon
This past week, TACC attended the 6th Annual Southern California Economic Summit hosted by the Southern California Association of Governments. Retired California Governor Pete Wilson (pictured above) provided opening remarks.
Southern California Economic Summit
TACC listened to an enlightening presentation last week at the Sixth Annual Southern California Economic Summit hosted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). The presentation was given by economists from across Southern California counties who highlighted current economic conditions in Southern California and drove home the point that although the number of jobs that were lost during the great recession has been recovered, the kinds of jobs recovered are not the same quality of the ones that were lost. The economists stressed the importance of increasing education attainment for Southern California workers to combat low-wages. The event also featured remarks from California Governor Pete Wilson (Ret.) and an opening address from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Football Fans
How would you like two seats to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Banquet during the Superbowl 50 festivities in San Francisco this year? You will enjoy a VIP cocktail reception and be seated with a Hall of Famer or NFL Legend, enjoy lunch, and hear stories from over 50 Hall of Fame "Gold Jackets."
     The lunch is Friday, February 5 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience ... you can't buy these tickets anywhere!
     To bid, check out the auction website:  www.32auctions.com/wacenfl.
     All proceeds go to the Western Association of Chamber Executives Foundation, which provides scholarships and other educational resources for chamber of commerce professionals across the Western United States.
     The auction closes January 19. You do not need to be a WACE member, just someone who would love to attend this event.
Thanks in advance ... and good luck!

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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