Front row (left to right): Fabienne Smolinski-Lopez, Pelican Products; Barbara Graham, Torrance Refining Company; Laurie Love, Kiwanis Club of Torrance; Andrea Sala, El Camino College; Claudine Garcia, The Promotions Dept.; Julie Randall, Street Faire Antiques. Back row (left to right): Minal Mondkar, Aura Seating; Donna Duperron, President & CEO; Doug Kato, Kiwanis Club of Torrance; Joe Montelongo, All American Trophy and Engraving Company; Lanette Nunez, Brookdale South Bay; Cindy Han-Reta, Torrance Marriott; Sara Myers, Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach; Kirk Rossberg, Torrance Bakery/Sandwich Shop; Stan Gray, Fastsigns; Miguel Salazar, Street Faire Antiques; Matthew Bond, South Bay Sunrise Rotary; Hillard Smith, SoCal ROC; Serena Josel, Kaiser Permanente.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce recently held its Installation and Impact Awards. The event recognized businesses and individuals for their commitment to the Torrance community. This years J. Walker Owens Volunteerism Award was presented to Andrea Sala from El Camino College for demonstrating a selfless approach to volunteerism and dedication to the mission and goals of the Chamber.

Also honored by the Chamber: Pelican Products, Large Business of the Year; All American Trophy and Engraving Company, Small Business of the Year; Barbara Graham of the Torrance Refining Company, Chamber Impact Award; Stan Gray of Fastsigns, Emerging Leader; Street Faire Antiques, Excellence in Business; Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, Nonprofit of the Year; SoCal ROC, Torrance Bakery/Sandwich Shop, Torrance Marriott, and Brookdale South Bay, Legacy Award; Claudine Garcia of the Promotions Dept., Ambassador of the Year; Karl Schmidt of Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara, & Samuelian, Achievement in Excellence; South Bay Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis Club of Torrance, Service Clubs of the Year.

A special thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this event. Presenting Sponsors: Pelican Products, Express Employment Professionals, Fastsigns, and Aura Seating. Distinguished Sponsors: Torrance Refining Company, Kaiser Permanente, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, AMAG Technology, El Camino College, Torrance Bakery, California Water Services, Dignity Health Sports Park, and MOOG Incorporated.

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