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A quick update on all that's new with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
New location
The Chamber's office moved last week to the SoCal ROC campus. While we're in the process of getting new signage set up, please call if you have any trouble finding the building.
(310) 540-5858

2300 Crenshaw Blvd, Building B
Torrance, CA 90501
Heartfelt appreciation is extended to Array Systems, Redondo Van & Storage, John Heffernan with AT&T, and Orchard Supply Hardware for aiding the Chamber with the move.
New logo
By putting a modern touch on a vintage logo found in the Chamber's archives, the new logo celebrates the Chamber's longstanding history while providing a modern yet timeless look that's ready for the future. We hope you love it as much as we do!
New staff members
Government Affairs Coordinator

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Leah Hamilton as the Government Affairs Coordinator. Her duties include researching the Chamber's advocacy efforts at local, state and federal levels, organizing and managing six annual events, and coordinating the Government Affairs Policy (GAP) program.

Leah has extensive experience in customer service and member-relationship businesses which include the Good Sam Club, Easyriders events, and Martin Chevrolet.

Leah enjoys cooking, time with family and friends, and camping. She graduated from California Lutheran University with a degree in communications.

Welcome Leah!
Membership Coordinato r

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Marvin Soriano as the Membership Coordinator. Marvin will provide customer service support to new and existing members; contact, acquire and sell new memberships; coordinate the ambassador program, and organize Chamber 101 and ribbon cuttings.

Prior to the chamber, Marvin was employed by Harbor Federal Credit Union as a membership service and business development representative. Marvin also served as the liaison to grow partnerships with local businesses.

Marvin enjoys beach activities, bike riding, volleyball and swimming.

Welcome Marvin!
Chamber Weekly has a new look
Have you noticed? This is the first issue featuring an updated look for Chamber Weekly. Hooray!


Well, until today, Chamber Weekly has been difficult to read on smartphones. So we've fixed that. Now Weekly is much easier on the eyes when you're on the go.

Plus, with a more streamlined look, organized layout, and bigger text, it's easier to read, no matter what device you're on.

Donna Spends a Morning with Farmers & Merchants Bank
This past Sunday, I was provided a remarkable opportunity to visit the beautiful Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.  Suzie Rather with Farmers & Merchants Bank graciously invited me to attend “Polo in Paradise.”

This was an extraordinary day as the first polo match was team Farmers & Merchants Bank, featuring the CEO and Chairman of the Board Daniel Walker verses team Farmers & Merchants Bank, featuring President Henry Walker.
Stuff the Bus raises $19,000 in school supplies
Assemblyman David Hadley has spearheaded a "Stuff the Bus" event to benefit students of TUSD and LAUSD.

“It's important that South Bay students have access to the best education possible, and an essential part of that is ensuring that they and their teachers have the necessary tools for success,” explained Assembly member Hadley.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce was a collection station for donations and supplies. Through this "Stuff the Bus" effort, approximately $19,000 in donations and supplies for TUSD and LAUSD students were raised.

Stuff the Bus, Assemblyman David Hadley
Mandated Changes to Federal Employment Postings for August 1
With little notice, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced two mandatory poster changes.  Beginning August 1, employers must post updated versions of the Federal Minimum Wage poster and the Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act poster.
Mark your calendars!

Mayor Patrick Furey's annual State of the City luncheon returns Thursday, September 29th to the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay.

With more than 300 expected in attendance, the Honorable Mayor's address is one of the most anticipated events of the year, providing invaluable insight into the city’s ever-evolving economic landscape.

Individual or group/table reservations can be made online or by phone at 310-540-5858. This event will sell out, so don’t delay in booking your seats!  
Is your business looking for a unique promotional opportunity? Sponsor State of the City! Please contact TACC President and CEO Donna Duperron at (310) 540-6688 to discuss a tailored sponsorship package that highlights your business through our integrated marketing channels.   
"If you can dream it, you can do it."
— Walt Disney

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo returns October 25th to the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.

This year's theme is inspired by the above quote by Walt Disney. It should give businesses plenty of inspiration to zest up their booths this year.

Whether you want to claim your booth today or join 500+ community members in supporting local businesses by attending the event for free, these links have you covered:
There's always something happening with the Torrance Area Chamber
Torrance Chamber Members Participate in Rotary Invitational Softball Tournament
Members of the Torrance Chamber recently participated in the Rotary Invitational Softball Tournament. Held at La Romeria Park, the setting for the day was one of friendship and fun. Heartfelt appreciation is extended to Erik Barajas, Green Hapas, for the organization of the Chamber's team and to Bob Kelchner for the invitation to participate.

Pictured below are Chamber softball team members: Wei Houng, Dan Thomas, Cynthia Rosell, Marvin Soriano, Jorge Loera, Russell Akiyama, Cory Freitas, Daryl Mandy, Carol Schreiner and Donna Duperron.
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