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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.

News, Events, Opportunities

Consumer Spending Drops

Retail sales fell a sizeable 1.1% in December. That is after a 1% drop in November. Consumer strength is wavering. Why it matters: Surprising consumer strength has buoyed the economy since COVID, but it finally seems to be buckling under the weight of inflation. The...

Meet Board Member Karen Pryor

Meet Board Member Karen Pryor

Karen Pryor, Mutual of Omaha Reverse Karen Pryor began her mortgage lending career as a broker associate in 1993. Focusing on referral-based business, she grew her loan production, became a retail branch of a direct lender, then in 2017, took on a regional role,...

Donna Visits ClearWave Orthodontics

Donna Visits ClearWave Orthodontics

Dr. Jin Hee Kwak (center) and her team at ClearWave Orthodontics The South Bay is home to many extraordinary businesses, and behind those businesses are extraordinary individuals.  This week I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Jin (Jinny) Hee Kwak, owner of ClearWave...

 Out & About

      With President & CEO Donna Duperron

Donna Visits Dig It Torrance

Donna Visits Dig It Torrance

The most fascinating thing I enjoy about visiting businesses each week is that I see firsthand the many types of businesses who call the South Bay their home. Dig It, an indoor kid’s play space inspired by real-life construction sites, is a new business to Torrance....

Donna Visits 3TEN Liquor

Donna Visits 3TEN Liquor

Mark Zaky, owner of 3TEN Liquor and his team. As I entered 3TEN Liquor, I immediately observed how organized and clean this location is. Mark Zaky, owner, welcomed me and enthusiastically began sharing information about the location. 3TEN Liquor is a small specialty...

Donna Visits Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals

Donna Visits Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals

Happy Hats for Kids staff proudly wear a sampling of hats created for kids in hospitals. Torrance is a city blessed with strong nonprofit organizations that understand the communities’ needs and the best ways in which to meet those needs. Happy Hats for Kids in...

Donna Visits Mychal’s Bakery & Coffee

Donna Visits Mychal’s Bakery & Coffee

Students Caelyn, Max, and Kate prepare items for customers. The South Bay is rich with organizations that strengthen our community by providing the educational, health, and social services that citizens need and which the government cannot fully provide.  Yesterday I...

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Advocacy in Action

Halvorsen Receives Shaun Lumachi Advocacy Award

Halvorsen Receives Shaun Lumachi Advocacy Award

Larry Halvorsen Board Member President, Express Employment Professionals Larry Halvorsen, Expressed Employment Professionals, received the Shaun Lumachi Advocacy Award at the South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce luncheon. Larry was presented this recognition...

Chamber to Weigh Support of Sales Tax Increase

Chamber to Weigh Support of Sales Tax Increase

David Gambia, Vice Chairman Government Affairs, will welcome Aram Chaparyan, Torrance City Manager and Sheila Poisson, Finance Director to the Thursday, October 14th Government Affairs Policy (GAP) meeting. The Torrance City Council has approved placing a ¾-cent sales...

Duperron Testifies on Two Pieces of Legislation

This past Thursday, Donna Duperron, President & CEO, testified at hearings on AB61 (Gabriel) Business Pandemic Relief and AB650 (Muratsuchi) Health Care Workers Recognition and Retention Act. Although the hearings were held in Sacramento, Duperron was able to...

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