The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Business Awards Celebration at the Doubletree by Hilton in Torrance on Thursday, June 11, 2015 where Convaid president Chris Braun, also a member of the Chamber Board of Directors, presented the Hidden Gem in Torrance Award to Harbor Regional Center.
Accepting the award on behalf of Harbor Regional Center was Patricia Del Monico, who joins the following award honorees:
GEORGE M. WHITTLESEY MEMORIAL AWARD: Joe Ahn, Northrop Gurmman
WALKER OWENS VOLUNTEERISM AWARD: TerriAnn Ferren, Torrance Cultural Arts Center
WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Ellenmary Michel, Pelican Products
MAN OF THE YEAR: Jonathan Beutler, Sunrider International
EMERGING LEADER AWARD: Serena Josel, Kaiser Permanente
Charles McDonough Accountancy Corp.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Torrance memorial Medical Center
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Merle Norman Cosmetics & Spa
NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR: Torrance Historical Society & Museum
LARGE BUISNESS LEADER AWARD: Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
The annual event’s 2015 sponsors were Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings, Kaiser Permanente, Torrance memorial Medical Center, Pelican Products, Green Hills Memorial Park, California State University Dominguez Hills and Doubletree by Hilton Torrance/South Bay.
Outgoing Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Heidi Cunningham, delivered a Year in Review message and introduced 2015/16 Board members and incoming chairwoman Jac Folkert shared her vision for the upcoming year. Torrance Mayor Patrick J. Furey, members of the Torrance City Council, other City of Torrance and other local legislators, or their representatives, were in also in attendance to support the inaugural event.
The event can be viewed on Torrance Citicable.