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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

Job Killer Bill Excusing Workplace Absenteeism Faces Key Deadline

By: Ashley Hoffman A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response faces a key deadline on Friday, when it must pass out of the Senate in order to keep moving through the legislative process. The...

West High Summer Reading Book Chats

West High School is gearing up for the return of WHS Summer Reading Book Chats! We are looking for community members to join in sharing their interests and love of reading with our students. Here's how it will work: Every participating teacher and district...

Unprecedented Budget Surplus Is Focus of May Revision

By Loren Kaye To nobody’s surprise, Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced another upward revision in the state’s general revenues—a $55 billion bump since January. To the surprise of many, this means that discretionary surpluses for three consecutive fiscal years...

 Out & About

      With President & CEO Donna Duperron

Donna Visits Arjay Plaza

Donna Visits Arjay Plaza

I am often asked why I am so enthusiastic about my work. My response has always remained the same, I have the opportunity to meet extraordinary people each day. These are people who have influence in our community, people who put their thoughts and words into action...

Donna Visits Kinecta Federal Credit Union

Donna Visits Kinecta Federal Credit Union

It is not often that I write about visits to two locations in one article, but this week I have the opportunity to do so. Kinecta Federal Credit Union, a Torrance Chamber member since 2013, recently opened two new branches in Torrance. I was invited to both locations...

Donna Visits Andes Florist

Donna Visits Andes Florist

Claudia and Edgar Leon (center) Donna Visits Andes Florist Out and About columns have been highlighting Torrance area businesses for over five years.  In this column, it brings pleasure to spotlight, Andes Florist, a small family-owned business who celebrated...

Donna Visits So Cal ROC

Donna Visits So Cal ROC

Dr. Atlas Helaire, Superintendent, SoCal Roc This week I had the opportunity to visit the Southern California Regional Occupation Center, also known as SoCal ROC. Dr. Atlas Helaire, Superintendent, welcomed me to the Center. The Southern California Regional...

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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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