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The Torrance Area Chamber prides itself in taking action on issues that matter, in ways that matter. That’s why the TACC is the Take Action Chamber of Commerce. Discover how the TACC is supporting the South Bay business community, creating opportunities, and moving mountains.

Official Blog

The Torrance Area Chamber prides itself in taking action on issues that matter, in ways that matter. That’s why the TACC is the Take Action Chamber of Commerce. Discover how the TACC is supporting the South Bay business community, creating opportunities, and moving mountains.

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Out & About with Donna//Donna Visits the California Welcome Center

Out & About with Donna//Donna Visits the California Welcome Center

If you have traveled to an unfamiliar destination with the intention of experiencing as much as possible, you know how invaluable the knowledge of a local can be. There is not a better resource, and their suggestions can make the difference between a ho-hum trip and a...

Candy Messer – Leadership Torrance Class of 2016

Candy Messer – Leadership Torrance Class of 2016

Leadership Torrance Class of 2016 Candy Messer President/CEO & Podcaster Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll Services   1.  Where were you in your career right before joining Leadership Torrance? I had owned my own business since 2002 and had employees since...

Beware: Shortcuts Can Cost You in the Long Run

Beware: Shortcuts Can Cost You in the Long Run

Employers of minimum wage employees are reporting difficulty attracting and retaining many such workers.  As enhanced by federal supplements, unemployment insurance as a sole means of support has apparently become an attractive alternative to gainful employment for a...

 Out & About

      With President & CEO Donna Duperron

Out & About with Donna// Donna Visits Norms Restaurants

Out & About with Donna// Donna Visits Norms Restaurants

For several years, I have had the distinct pleasure of touring chamber businesses and interviewing leadership and employees to create this Out and About column. I have met extraordinary people and have learned so much about the diverse businesses in our community.  As...

Podcast: ‘Chamber Chat’

Advocacy in Action

Congresswoman Waters to Engage Small Business Chamber Members

Congresswoman Waters to Engage Small Business Chamber Members

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 14th at 11:30 a.m. The webinar will navigate small businesses through the emergency Covid-19 legislation congress passed last spring. ...

Duperron, Swanson and Butzine Discuss Public Health Councils

This past Friday, Donna Duperron, President & CEO, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce; Elise Swanson, President & CEO, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce and Heidi Butzine, President & CEO, Lomita Chamber of Commerce met  with Los Angeles County Supervisor...

Rob Van Lingen to Receive Major Award from the Chamber

Rob Van Lingen to Receive Major Award from the Chamber

The George Whittlesey Memorial Award is one of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s most coveted honors and is presented only when an individual exhibits characteristics of prominent leadership and dedication.   This year’s recipient is Rob Van Lingen of The...

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