In This Issue:
Congratulations to Torrance City Councilmen Milton Herring (left, below), Mike Griffiths (center), and Geoff Rizzo (right), for being elected as a result of the June vote!

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.


30 - 39 YEARS

Dandoy Glass Company

20 - 29 YEARS

Sunrider International

10 - 19 YEARS

Super 8 Hotel

Law Office of B. Elaine Thompson

All American Trophy and Engraving Company

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach

5 - 9 YEARS

South Bay Aquatics

CSL Group Inc.


Bourque Music

Arroyo Insurance Services

Bettolino Kitchen

Villa Sorrento Assisted Living

Time Warner Cable Business Class
Save Time and Money by Resolving Workplace Conflict
The Art of Business
Thurs, July 21st | 12:00 noon
3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90503

Summer Mixer at Wellness & Beauty Learning Center
Thurs, July 21st | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
19106 Normandie Ave, #4 
Torrance, CA 90502

From Science to Sci-Fi: Why 3D Printing is the Next Big Game-Changer
Tech Talks
Tues, July 26th | 12:00p - 1:30p
SCROC, Building B
2300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501

After Hours Mixer at Scholb Premium Ales
Wed, July 27th | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
2964 Columbia Street,
Torrance, CA 90503

Business at Noon
Thurs, August 11th | 11:45am
500 Fisherman's Warf 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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.
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A Warm Welcome to the 2016-2017 Torrance Area Chamber Ambassadors
The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Staff and Board of Directors would like to thank the new and returning members of the Ambassador program!

2016-2017 Ambassadors:

Leslie Cortez, Co-Chair,  City of Torrance
Todd Trinneer, Co-Chair,  Staybridge Suites Torrance
Aaron Aalcides,  Aalcides & La Vie Real Estate Group
Mark Applegate,  Mark E. Applegate Insurance Agency, Inc.
Russell Akiyama,  Sunflower Farms
Erik Barajas,  Green Hapas
Michelle Bourque,  Bourque Music
Steve Coy,  CL!X South Bay
Judith Diamond,  Pediatric Therapy Network
TerriAnn Ferren,  Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Cory Frietas,  Digi Wei
Claudine Garcia,  The Promotions Department
Bryan Grageda,  Malaga Bank
Kay Grundhaus,  Real Estate of South Bay
Joaquin Hernandez,  Green Ink Marketing
Wei Houng,  The 6-Figure Academy
Krista Magidson,  Boutique Marketing Group
Charlotte Melsh,  Palos Verdes Bowl
Charlene Nishimura,  Torrance Tribune
Suzie Rather,  Farmers & Merchants Bank
Greg Serrano,  Universal Waste Systems
Jack Walser,  Walser's
Next Week is Final Week to Donate to Stuff the Bus!
Torrance Chamber of Commerce members are invited to participate in the 2 nd annual "Stuff the Bus" event hosted by Assemblyman David Hadley, who represents a portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Torrance Unified School District.
     A donation bin will be located in the lobby area of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce offices (3400 Torrance Blvd, Suite 100, Torrance) throughout the duration of the Stuff the Bus drive.
     Through the help of community partners, last year's Stuff the Bus effort successfully raised between $17-18 thousand in school supplies to benefit students and teachers in the LAUSD. This year's effort will benefit LAUSD and Torrance USD.
     The six-week Stuff the Bus donation drive will launch on June 17 th . Community members may donate school supplies for all grade levels (notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, crayons, tissue, etc.).
     The supply drive will culminate in a finale event to be held on July 29 th at Walmart, 22015 Hawthorne Blvd, in Torrance.
Rock Around the Block is Tomorrow!
Are you ready to Rock?  Put on your pedal pushers, poodle skirts or Pendleton's, and cruise on down to the Torrance Historical Society & Museum, and together, we'll rock around the block at the FREE family-fun 12th Annual Rock Around the Block event!
     Tomorrow, Thursday, July 21st from  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  the Torrance Historical Society is hosting the 1950s-style family summer event in celebration of Torrance's All-America City Award -- one of America's original and most prestigious community recognition awards. 
     This free event, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., is open to the public and will be held in front of the Torrance Historical Society & Museum (1345 Post Avenue). Post Avenue will be blocked off from Cravens to Sartori, so guests can . . .
  • View vintage cars on display along Post Avenue, courtesy of Cruisin' 50s Car Club, Touring A's and local car owners
  • Bop to 50s music by DJ Ozzie
  • Munch on burgers from the IN-N-OUT burger wagon (burgers served from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, nominal fee for food & beverages)
  • See special exhibits featuring the original All-America City congratulatory telegram from President Eisenhower, along with the All-America City button & logo
  • Capture a "Kodak Moment" next to the Wienermobile
  • Check-out high school yearbooks -- the Torrance Historical Society has the largest collection in the City
  • Play retro games like Dime Toss or paint a pet rock
  • Enter the hula hoop, bubble gum blowin', (Torrance Bakery) cake walk and pie eating contests - there are prizes!
  • Learn hands-on CPR from the Torrance Fire Dept. to the Bee Gee's tune of "Stayin' Alive."
The Bartlett Senior (over 50) Center will also be hosting an Open House this same night -- you can dine on their patio and sway to The South Bay Strummers (ukulele group), and dance to Liz Holmes Retro Swing Band! The Torrance Woman's Club will have their 1950s Club scrapbook available for viewing. Also, the Torrelle's -- a group of City employees who sing 50s and 60s songs in a cappella, will entertain guests while strolling through the crowd.
     Alex Hattori, 3-time US National Champion and currently 2nd Place World yo-yo champ , will also be on stage amazing the crowd with his award winning tricks and will do a live demo for those who want to learn the skill of yo-yo-ing.
     This FREE 1950s-style family event is hosted in partnership with the Torrance Historical Society, City of Torrance, CitiCABLE 3, Torrance Bakery, and the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association.  
     If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the Museum at (310) 328-5392 or visit www.TorranceHistoricalSociety.org.
Thank You to Robinson Helicopter
This morning, Doug Tompkins of Robinson Helicopter gave Brandon Smith, Communications Coordinator at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, a quick flight over Torrance.
    The purpose of the flight was to obtain an aerial photograph of the City for the upcoming Torrance Magazine & Resource Guide, the Chamber's annual publication.
     Thank you to Kurt Robinson and Loretta Conley for coordinating this excursion, and for the tour of the facility following the flight!
Doug Tompkins and Brandon Smith
Business to Business Roundtable
California State Senator Isadore Hall III is hosting a forum for business owners to hear about government resources that will help build, grow, and maintain success businesses.

Friday, August 5th
7:30am - 9:30am

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Extended Education Auditorium
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA

Open to the public. For more information or to RSVP,
call (310) 514-8573
International Surf Festival Seeks Volunteers
Presented by BEACHSPORT.org, the Chambers of Commerce and Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Department of Beaches and Harbors.  
       The 2016 host city for the 55th International Surf Festival is the City of Torrance. The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world's best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants. Participants range in age from 8 years old to the late 80's. The three signature events for the festival are the Judge Taplin Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the Charley Saikley 6-Man Volleyball Tournament.  Other great events include a surfing contest, bodysurfing contest, beach run, paddleboard races, dory race, and youth events. The festival has hosted numerous international lifeguard teams including teams from Victoria, Australia. 
     Volunteers are needed on Friday, August 5th. If interested, please contact Gary Crum at pier2pier_swim@verizon.net.
     Learn more at surffestival.org.

Information provided by International Surf Festival

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