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I hope you were able to make time to attend the ‘Regional Mixer’ June 20.  The Gardena Valley Chamber hosted the ‘Mega Regional Mixer,’ which enabled all South Bay’s chambers to do what we do best, is to promote the business of business.

I hope you were able to make time to attend the ‘Regional Mixer’ June 20.  The Gardena Valley Chamber hosted the ‘Mega Regional Mixer,’ which enabled all South Bay’s chambers to do what we do best, is to promote the business of business.

There were more than 120 RSVP responses, and plenty more professionals who came to meet and network.  The businesses represented were a stellar list: Camp Run a Mutt (doggie daycare and more); California State University, Dominguez Hills; UFC Gym; See’s Candies (yummy); Magellan Storage; Daily Breeze; Canon Copier; Normandie Casino; Lucky Strike; Synergy; Kronso Contracting; Unthinkable Adventures; Creative Graphic Designer; Next Step Social; Princess House; Sola Hair Salon, and Citizens Business Bank, Commerce West Bank; Chase Bank; Open Mortgage; First Citizen Bank; Union Bank; California Credit Union; World Financial Group; Western Federal Credit Union were all there to provide your entrée to lending institutions galore.

The main course selections were That Greek Place; Serra High School; 5 Star Graphics & Print; Torrance Doubletree; Trico Maritime; College Funding Solutions; South Bay Work Investment Board; LeTip International; Resource Global Professionals; Amazing Janitorial; Legacy Asset; Google; Butterfield Communications; Sun Rider; AW Printworks; Massis Casquet; Legal Sheild; New York Life and Mark Applegate Insurance as seasoned business professions and professionals.  So many choices with all the business professionals who attended, the dessert selections were numerous, as well, and consisted of Virtual All Technology; L.A. County Education; Home Team Real Estate, 1st Team Real Estate; Green Hills Cemetery; Rose Hills Mortuary; Blue Ribbon Insurance; Wave Tech Media; MBK Homes; Expressions to Wear; Hunter Security and many more.

We were so glad to have Synergy; Wired Security; Forever and a Day Health; UEI, Carson Rotary; Jose Complete Auto Mechanic; Walk with Sally; Sam’s Club; Myles away and Harris Financial Advisor in attendance.

Our fellow Chamber attendees included the Harbor City Chamber, JoAnn Valle; Palos Verdes Chamber, Debbie Morgan; Redondo Beach Chamber, Marna Smeltzer; and Manhattan Beach Chamber, Rose Cote.  All the participating chambers were from El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lomita, Carson, Compton, Lawndale, Lynwood, San Pedro, Wilmington, and Harbor Gateway.

Our roster of attendees is at the Chamber office, so if you made a connection and mislaid the card, give us a call. Standing room only and a low roar was the order of Wednesday’s business mixer.

The brisk and focused business networking was only interrupted by each Chamber’s representatives being introduced and door prizes being raffled off.  We, at the Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce, do thank all the businesses that participated with door prizes, the lucky recipients were delighted to receive the prizes and the recognition.  If you were not mentioned, please accept our apology. We all look forward to seeing you soon.  Contact the Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce at 310-532-9905 if we can assist you.  Remember your membership rewards do require your contributions.


June 28 — Recognizing Counterfeit Currency


Have you been scammed when you collect money for payment of your invoices?  Learn security features on currency to determine if money used by customers is genuine.  Counterfeit detection and fraud methods will be presented that are sure to assist you in your business’ operation.

We will be informed by US Secret Service Agent Blake T. Richardson in methods to help merchants minimize losses.  Gardena Police Department’s, Detective Alex Rivera, will also present the latest fraud schemes that are particular to our Gardena, and South Bay businesses.  The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Toyota Museum, 19600 S. Van Ness Ave., Torrance.  Cost is $20 for lunch and informative program, reserve your spot no later than June 20 by calling the Chamber at 310-532-9905, or make your on-line reservation at the Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce’s website We look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome all new, renewing members

This spot is reserved for you, and your business—see what the Chamber has to offer.