Contact: Khryste Griswold


Summer Fest to Benefit Junior Leadership Torrance Program


Torrance, CA – July 25, 2017 –  The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce [TACC] Foundation is proud to present Summer Fest, an evening event slated for Sunday, August 20th from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in front of the Depot Restaurant on Cabrillo Avenue. The event serves to benefit the Foundation’s new Junior Leadership Torrance [JLT] program; designed to influence and inspire the future leaders of our community.


Modeled after the TACC’s highly-regarded Leadership Torrance program, JLT will consist of approximately 30 sophomore students from various Torrance area high schools who have been selected by Torrance Unified School District faculty. Selected students will have displayed an aptitude for the professional processes of the business world, and will participate in a series of activities and excursions aimed at sharpening their leadership skills and identifying career path opportunities in corporate, non-profit and municipal arenas.


Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal for the Torrance Fire Department, Bill Samp, is co-directing the JLT program and sees the value in affording our local high school students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through the program. “Junior Leadership Torrance provides a student the unique opportunity to take the next step in self-evaluation, be surrounded by other promising leaders, and gain insights into the application of leadership in real world organizations in our community,” stated Samp.


Whether you choose to purchase tickets/tables to Summer Fest, sponsor the event or donate to the silent auction, your support of the Junior Leadership Torrance program will allow the TACC Foundation to continue its work in positively impacting the future of Los Angeles’ workforce; thereby improving the long-term economic vitality of our region.


Guests of Summer Fest will enjoy a delectable BBQ buffet by Chef Shafer, hosted beer, wine and martini bar, silent auction, and live music.  All donations are tax deductible; the TACC Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization. Tickets are $100 per person before August 6th, after which the price increases to $125 per person. For more information, please contact (310) 540-5858 or reserve tickets at



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