LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Westwood College hosted the Regional Networking Mixer for Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce on Thursday, April 11 at the South Bay Campus in Torrance, Calif. Nearly 300 business and community leaders, and Westwood College students and alumni attended the event, together to discuss issues affecting the Los Angeles area, grow their network and discuss potential employment opportunities. Four Los Angeles area chambers participated, including those from Harbor City/Harbor Gateway, Torrance, Lomita and Wilmington Chambers of Commerce.
"Our regional networking mixers provide regular opportunities for our members to connect with their community and grow their business," said Joanne Valle, executive director, Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce. "Partnering with Westwood College also provided an opportunity for business leaders to meet talented students, some of whom they hired to help improve their business."
The Westwood College School of Design presented an art show during the event, while the college's design club, digiINK, also created caricatures for attendees. Additionally, the event featured a Community Resource Room with representatives from community organizations, including: Meyler Family Literacy, Children's Institute, Community's Child, Harbor Community Clinic, Koinonia Family Services, Relay For Life, Shortstop Program and South Bay Family Healthcare.
"We constantly look for new ways to support and participate in the communities where our students live and study," said Chris Turen, campus president, Westwood College - South Bay. "This was an excellent opportunity for Los Angeles area leaders to visit our campus, meet students, and talk about issues important to their businesses."
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About Westwood College
Westwood College is an institution of higher learning with 14 campuses located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia. Westwood offers a hands-on, career-focused curriculum in fields such as healthcare, technology and business. Westwood is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). A 2012 survey conducted by Noel-Levitz showed Westwood students are significantly more satisfied than the comparison group of approximately 125 public and private colleges, particularly in the areas of course content, quality of instruction and the school meeting their career goals. For more information, visit westwood.edu.