In This Issue:

Educators Gain Insight Into 21st Century World of Work
Pictured above are educators from Torrance Unified School District who have participated in the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce 'Educators in the Workplace' program. Educators were hosted by Kinecta Federal Credit Union yesterday. Keith Sultemeier, President & CEO; Sharon Moseley, Senior VP, Chief Information officer; Jeanine Johnson, Physical Security Administrator and Latrice McGlothin, Community Programs Manager provided educators with a look into the 21st Century World of Work.
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.

Jacobs & Dodds

Carico Johnson Toomey LLP


Fitness & Fun Body Transformation Center


40-49 YEARS

10-19 YEARS



Amerasia Line, Inc.

Caring House, Inc.
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

State of Education
Wed, May 25th | 12:00p
DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance
21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance

Tech Talk
Tues, May 31st | 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

TACC staff with SoCal Brewbus
SoCal Brewbus visits the Torrance Area Chamber
For the first time since the inception of this column, the featured business actually traveled to the chamber office! It was a pleasure to meet Phillip Johnson and to gain an up close and personal look at the  SoCal  Brew Bus.
     With the craft beer scene exploding in Los Angeles county, growing from 5 to over 55 breweries in the past few years, taking a tour on the SoCal Brew Bus is the best way to explore them.

Torrance Area Chamber Among 22 Local Chambers to Receive 2016 President's Circle Award
The California Chamber of Commerce has named 22 local 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.
     Representatives of the President's Circle chambers will be honored at the CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 17 in Sacramento.
Early Bird price ends this Saturday!
The Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk will start at 8:00am on May 21st. 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.
     All participants will receive an Armed Forces Day run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and sponsor refreshments.
     Question about the race? Call the race hotline at (310) 220-0233.

Cross the Bridge Between Education and the Workforce at State of Education
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. Ellen Junn
Provost and Vice President of Academic 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.
Governor Signs Job Creator Bill
A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday.
     SB 269 (Roth; D-Riverside), which won unanimous bipartisan approval as it moved through the legislative process, will limit frivolous litigation and claims regarding construction-related accessibility violations by providing businesses that have proactively sought to become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act with an opportunity to resolve any identified violations.

Thank you for Tech Pros, Dan Thomas!
The Torrance Area Chamber would like to extend a big thank you and fond farewell to Dan Thomas for running the Chamber's successful Tech Pros program for seven years! Dan brought this idea before the Board as early as 2008, and developed it into what it is today. Dan recently stepped down from his role as program chair due to higher demands from his expanded role at Time Warner Cable Business Class.
     News about the future of this program will arrive soon. Dan built such a strong foundation that only good things are on the horizon.
     Thanks again, Dan. You're welcome to join in on a future meeting anytime!

Export-Import Bank of the United States Shares International Trade Opportunities with Chamber Members
Last week, the Export-Import Bank of the United States shared about the resources available to businesses for expansion through international trade. Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce members were invited to attend this free workshop at Sunrider International's manufacturing facility.

From left to right (below): Jonathan Beutler, Director of Public Affairs for Sunrider International; Congresswoman Maxine Waters; Joeanne Valle, Executive Director Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce; Donna Duperron, President & CEO, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce; and Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Keeping up with Leadership Torrance
Leadership Torrance 2016 at the LA County Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum hosted by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (left to right: Erik Barajas, Candidate Ralph Pacheco, Jack Walser, Candidate Janice Hahn, Cory Freitas, Candidate Steve Napolitano, Russell Akiyama, Susan Swinburne, Candy Messer, Donna Duperron and Cyndy Rosell)
Malaga Bank and Nativity School
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, Malaga Bank and Nativity School working together to both educate our leaders of tomorrow, and to put smiles on children's faces - A thing of beauty, and business at its VERY BEST!
     Nativity School students, Sasha 
Suggs (5th) and Rafael Rodriguez (1st) were all smiles as they posed with their "Award Winning" art drawings for their entries in the Malaga Bank Earth Day drawing contest. Also pictured are: Dr. Michelle Wechsler, Principal of Nativity School; Donna Duperron, President & CEO, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Bryan Grageda, Retail Banking Manager, MalagaBank. A very special thank you to Terry O'Connor for organizing this activity.

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