Laurie Latham Brandt, Red Car Brewery & Restaurant

Message from the Chairwoman of the Board

SERENA JOSEL, KAISER PERMANENTE

Dear Chamber members,

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce begins it’s 108th year at a time filled with hope and opportunity for our local business community. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult, particularly for our small businesses. As vaccine eligibility expands, the economy reopens, and virus numbers decline, we all hope for a brighter tomorrow.  

The strain of the past year has served as a stunning reminder of how connected each of us are, in good times and bad. If we can lean into those connections and foster even stronger relationships, our local businesses will be able to come back stronger than ever. The Chamber offers so many opportunities to network, learn and engage – I hope that you’ll consider our long list of programs to find at least one that speaks to you. We’d welcome your participation as we all navigate into this next phase, together. 

I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Chamber event – virtually or in-person! – soon.

All my best,

Serena Josel

Donna Duperron, Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

Message from the President & CEO

DONNA DUPERRON

Growth, change, research, technology, and many other factors challenge us daily to adjust our lifestyle, confront new opportunities, and meet greater demands. The Chamber is committed to track and record economic growth, keep pace with the changes of marketing and consumer habits, and assist its members with their needs – providing programs and benefits to enhance their facility, operation, administration and personnel, or general welfare.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce is your voice for issues and actions affecting business and industry. We are working to preserve the free and competitive enterprise system, promoting growth and development, and making the Torrance area a better place to live, work, learn and conduct business. I would urge you to support the businesses listed within these pages as they too are supporting our goals to make our community a better place.

Membership in the Chamber provides unparalleled opportunities to connect with peers, current and prospective clients, and partners up and down our supply chains. The Torrance Area Chamber stands out as our area’s premier business-enabling and business-advocacy organization.

Regular meetings, conferences and other activities provide extraordinary opportunities to grow your networks and gain new insights for addressing the common challenges facing all of us in business today. By working together as Chamber members, we have a much stronger voice with our elected leaders as they contemplate policy revisions and new rules and regulations that create greater certainty and an improved environment for business in Torrance.

 

Although it may sound cliché, there really is strength in numbers. I think that’s especially true with the Chamber. This Chamber and your business community need you! Renew, join anew, and reach out and encourage the companies you do business with regularly to join as well.

A major goal this year is to increase the value of your Chamber membership to you and your business. The Chamber staff and Board of Directors want to increase your awareness of what your Chamber does for the business community and therefore create avenues which stimulate more two-way communication.

I hope you will use the online Chamber tools as your go-to source for information about the many businesses providing goods and services in and around Torrance. I challenge each resident, business, and even visitor to become an active part of our community heritage of involvement and to spread the word that Torrance is a great community in which to do business.

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