Message from the Chairwoman of the Board
SHERRY KRAMER, CONTINENTAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Here we go Again…
After a nine-year hiatus from Chairing the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Board, I return with
renewed enthusiasm and energy. I look at the coming year as one of strength as we unite together for
the betterment of the Chamber and share our vision as one.
We have an incredibly talented and diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and
businesses who will inspire my creative thinking and challenge me to give my best.
We will focus on Teamwork as we promote the Chamber and its mission of creating a strong economy,
working with local government and enhancing the greater community. I am confident we will achieve
this and more with the help of Donna and her amazing staff.
I welcome you to get involved, stay informed and join us in promoting the City of Torrance and our
With heartfelt thanks.
Sherry A. Kramer
Message from the President & CEO
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.