The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Installation and Impact Awards on Tuesday, June 6th, 12:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay. The event will recognize businesses and individuals for their commitment to the Torrance community.
The recipient of the J. Walker Owens Volunteerism Award will be presented to Stan Gray from Fastsigns for demonstrating a selfless approach to volunteerism and dedication to the mission and goals of the Chamber.
The recipient of the George M. Whittlesey Memorial Award will be presented to Larry Halvorsen of Express Employment Professionals for having distinguished himself as a leader in promoting and fostering business enterprise in the Torrance Area.
Also being honored by the Chamber: Virco Manufacturing Corporation, Large Business of the Year; State Farm Agency Brenda Hidalgo, Small Business of the Year; John Schoen of Advertising and Marketing Network, Chamber Impact Award; Taylor Roll of Gaetano’s and Piccini, Emerging Leader; Mike Cirona of Scott Robinson Honda, Emerging Leader; DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance – South Bay, Excellence in Business; Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, Sunrider International, and Sakura Finetek USA, Inc., Legacy Award; Glen Golightly of Sofia Bella Bridal, Ambassador of the Year; Ana Straser of Malaga Bank, Young Business Executive Award; Wine Shoppe, Hidden Gem Award; ICAN California Abilities Network, Nonprofit of the Year; and Roadium Open Air Market, Exceptional Business Award.
A special thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this event. Distinguished Sponsor: California Water Services. Supporting Sponsors: Bachem Americas, California State University Dominguez Hills, El Camino College, DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance, South Bay, Green Hills Memorial Park, Kaiser Permanente, Torrance Refining Company, and Gaetano’s Restaurant.