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Welcome to our committees!

At the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce, our committees are at the heart of everything we do. They help us monitor legislation, provide a forum for industrial and government speakers to address key issues, and write resolutions that reflect the HAIC's overall position.

Our members play an important role in evaluating education and scholarship-related funding requests made to the HAIC. By doing so, we are helping to support and strengthen the skills and knowledge of the workforce in the Harbor Area.

Joining one of our committees is a great way to get involved, stay informed, and make a difference. We welcome all members to participate and contribute to our efforts to enhance commerce and industry development in the Long Beach/Los Angeles Harbor Area.

Education, Scholarship & Philanthropy

Members evaluate education/scholarship-related funding requests made to the HAIC.

Golf Tournament

Our annual Harbor Cup Challenge brings together teams from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, who compete for the coveted Harbor Cup. Held in the summer, this tournament is always a sold-out event, and many members confirm their sponsorship right after the first of the year. Join us for an exciting day of golf, networking, and fun!

Governmental Affairs

Our members review regulations and legislation that impact the business community, particularly in the South Bay. We focus on issues such as air quality, water-borne commerce, land use, and port issues, and are concerned with pending legislation at the federal, state, and local level that may affect the needs of HAIC members.

Marketing and Communications

Our committee is responsible for developing HAIC's marketing and communications vehicles, including membership brochures, a monthly newsletter, website, media kits, press releases, public service announcements, and position papers. We strive to keep our members informed and engaged.

Programs (Including Port Tech Mixers and Workshops):

Our monthly meetings feature prestigious speakers who address issues relevant to the economic health and well-being of the South Bay. We work hard to find a diverse group of speakers who represent a wide range of topics and issues of interest to our members.


We believe that the strength of any organization lies in its members. We are always looking for companies and individuals who are seeking to make a difference in the processes that affect their ability to compete. If you are such a company or person, we invite you to explore the value we can add as a common voice in the interest of seeing all Harbor area businesses flourish.

Salute to Industry

The “Salute to Industry” Award is presented annually by the Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce to a leading Southern California industrial (or commercial) enterprise, or individual for outstanding contributions to the economic well-being of the South Bay area. The purpose of the “Salute” is to provide an opportunity for recognition by the various levels of government, the Harbor Association, and the community to honor the organization or individual, and to reaffirm the Association’s belief in the free enterprise system. A Lifetime Achievement Award is also presented to an individual who has been over his/her career active in the community and HAIC and its goals and objectives.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Committee is developing criteria and working with school districts to tie education to the needs of the business community. By doing so, we aim to develop future workforces for businesses located within the maritime transportation and international trade community. Join us in this important effort to support workforce development in the Harbor Area.

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