Sacramento Ballet GalaOn March 16th The Sacramento Ballet Gala was held at the Convention Center, downtown Sacramento.
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber Salud! Business Awards LuncheonOn March 8th, the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held the annual “Salud!” Business Awards Luncheon at The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred. Photos by Tia Gemmell www.phototia.com Salud! Award Recipients Garcia Realty-Small Business Kaiser Permanente-Corporate Partner Hacker Lab-Community Impact Nathan Ulsh-Young Professional Larry Garcia-Legacy Award Elsa Romo-President’s Award
Sacramento State Green and Gold GalaSacramento State’s Green & Gold Gala, the University’s signature black-tie fundraising event, was held Friday, March 1, 2019 at the University Union.
Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Awards DinnerOn February 27th, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce held the 26th Annual Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency.
The Blue Heart International Snowflake Ball and FundraiserOn February 23rd the Blue Heart International 5th annual Snowflake Ball was held at the Willow Ballroom in Hood, Ca. This year’s epic winter wonderland themed ball featured heartfelt stories of survivors. Fine dining, dancing, signature drinks, an exciting live auction and non-stop entertainment. Established in 2014, Blue Hearts mission is to ensure the betterment of trafficked and sexually exploited survivors through transitional housing, to connect with adults and at-risk youth through active street outreach, and to bring awareness and prevention education to all.
Sacramento Unified School District State of Our Schools ForumOn February 22nd, the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Sacramento City Unified School District forum "State of Our Schools" was held at Sacramento State Alumni Center. The forum included the vision of Superintendent Jorge Aguilar to ensure students in Sac City Unified reach their full potential, achieve their dreams, and contribute to a thriving economy. Learn how our business community can help make this vision a reality.
The Capital Region Family Business Center Generations ConferenceThe Capital Region Family Business Center celebrated its 3rd Annual Generations Conference on February 11-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Over 350 guests attended representing over 75 of our region’s finest family-owned businesses. They gathered for networking, fascinating conversations and programming relevant to the successful transition of their family businesses.
Casa Garden Restaurant Dinner fundraiser with Chef Kurt SpataroOn February 2nd, Casa Garden Restaurant had a special “Pop Up” dinner with Chef Kurt Spataro. Chef Spataro team included the Casa Garden Restaurant Manager/Chef Vivian Cheung, Kitchen Supervisor/Chef Laura Ferrell and American River College Culinary Program Chef, Teresa Urkofsky. Garden Restaurant and Meeting Center operates solely to support the Sacramento Children’s Home.
Asian Resources Inc Lunar New Year CelebrationOn January 31st, Asian Resources, Inc (ARI) celebrated the 17th Annual Lunar New year with dinner and awards at Happy Garden Seafood Restaurant, honoring Assemblymember, Jim Cooper and Nilda Valmores, Executive Director, My Sister’s House. Asian Resources is a non-profit community based organization established in 1980 dedicated to providing multiple social services needed in our community, empowering everyone we serve to become a vital part of our changing, diverse society.
Sacramento Black Chamber Annual Installation and Awards LuncheonThe Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Installation and Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West on January 23rd for over 300 members, sponsors and supporters. It was the Chamber’s 34th Installation event. Awards were given to the SBCC’s Presenting Sponsor, SMUD who received the Community Partnership award and to Lorrie Clark, who earned the coveted Volunteer of the Year award. Lorrie is a Project Manager for the City of Sacramento’s Economic Development Department. Board members installed included: Marinda Sessoms, Lorrie Clark, Ira Williams, Michael Poindexter, Rahim Reed, Nicole Howard, Michelle Picard, Margaret Fortune, Chris Flores, Keon Huston, Robert B.J. Snowden, Erin Thuston, Mellonie Richardson, Marcellene Watson-Derbigny, Robynne Rose-Haymer and Jacques Whitfield.
Downtown Sacramento Partnership hosted the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfastOn January 22, Downtown Sacramento Partnership hosted the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfast for more than 800 local community and business leaders to celebrate downtown progress made in the last year and be inspired for what’s to come. Alongside a very special JVance Stewart Community Service Award presentation in memoriam of board member Ali Youssefi for his commitment to making the city a better place for everyone, Michael Ault, executive director of the Downtown Partnership, shared new economic benchmarks building value in downtown. Former Deputy Mayor of Seattle Kate Joncas challenged the group to think big in the next decade and Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Ron Burkle joined Sacramento Republic FC as lead investor to strengthen its MLS bid and hopes of a soccer stadium and entertainment district in the Railyards. Kaiser Permanente also announced they have finalized the purchase of 18 acres in the Railyards, where they will build a new state-of-the-art medical center. 2019 will be an exciting year for Sacramento!
West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards DinnerOn January 17th, the Chamber held the 72nd annual Installation and Awards dinner at the West Sacramento Civic Center and welcome address from outgoing Board Chair, Terry Harvego, and the introduction of the 2019 Incoming Board Chair, Jaclyn Powell. The Chamber Installation and Awards Dinner serves as the largest annual celebration within the West Sacramento business community. This event is a special opportunity to introduce the 2019 Board of Directors and recognize several dynamic and giving leaders in our community.
Sacramento First 5 “Raise UP Sacramento” Reception and AwardsOn January 8, at the Golden One Center, First 5 of Sacramento held “Raise UP Sacramento” and awards. First 5 Sacramento celebrates 20 years of improving the lives of local children and families, including the campaign achievements to reduce the alarming death rate of African-American children who die at twice the rate of other children. First 5 also inspired a movement among local businesses called “Raise Up Sacramento, From Cradle to Career” which encourages innovative approaches to family-friendly workplace. The Sacramento Kings will be honored for their remarkable efforts on behalf of local families enjoying events at the Golden 1 Center. Family-friendly features include a Tot-Lot, a Mamava Breastfeeding Pod (breastfeeding room) and a Sensory Room for people with sensory regulation challenges. Since 1998, First 5 has worked on behalf of children and families across the state, helping them receive the best possible start in life so they can thrive. First 5 Sacramento has an annual budget of $12 million in Prop 10 funding and serves 61,314 children ages 0-5 along with their caregivers. Awardees: Sacramento Kings Thomas Law Group City of Sacramento Councilmember, Eric Guerra Access Dental Health Net Liberty Dental
Urban Land Institute Emerging Trends in Real EstateThe Urban Land Institute Sacramento's annual ULI Emerging Trends program was held on December 12 at the Citizen Hotel, downtown, Sacramento. This event presented an overview on the latest national real estate trends, while also providing valuable local insights specific to the Sacramento market. Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a publication with a 35-year history and one of the most highly-regarded and widely-read trends reports in the real estate industry produced by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and ULI. Following our keynote address by Anita Kramer, ULI’s Senior Vice President, Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, Aaron Marchand moderated a panel with leading Sacramento Real Estate experts to discuss Regional Market and Trends. Panelists included Deana Ellis with Cresleigh Homes, Jim Gray, with Kidder Matthews, Amy Lerseth with Buzz Oates Real Estate and Rick Martinez, CBRE.
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber Latina Estrella Luncheon and AwardsOn Tuesday, December 11th, the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the 4th Annual Latina Estrella Awards. The event recognizes exceptional leaders in our region. This year, City of Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby was the guest speaker. Four awards were given: Karina Talamantes, Rising Estrella, Ramona Landeros, Champion Estrella, Clarissa Laguardia, Inspiration Estrella, and Carolina Rojas-Gore, Legacy Estrella. The sold-out event held at the Dante Club celebrated the contributions and accomplishments of these phenomenal women that makes them all Estrellas!
Sacramento Junior League Poinsettia Luncheon and Fashion ShowOn November 28, the Sacramento Junior League held the Grand Finale Poinsettia Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Doubletree Hotel. The Junior League of Sacramento, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Hope Cooperative Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase And FundraiserOn November 28, the 6th annual Stand Up Sacramento Comedy Showcase and fundraiser was held at the Crest Theatre, downtown Sacramento. Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS, Inc.) is overwhelmed with gratitude to the Sacramento community. They came out in force to support the most vulnerable among us, people with serious mental illness, many of whom are experiencing homelessness. With the unveiling of their new name, they also launched an inaugural “Carrier of Hope” Award presented to none other than Mayor Darrell Steinberg, for his leadership and commitment to support programs that help mentally ill, homeless folks in the region. The evening was capped off with an announcement that Hope Cooperative (formerly TLCS, Inc.) was awarded the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders $200,000 award for 2019. Thank you to all who came out to support their critical services and programs.
Positive Coach Alliance Jeans and Jerseys Fundraiser and AwardsPositive Coaching Alliance’s Jeans and Jerseys event was on November 17th at the Milagro Center. The annual event highlighting community members, coaches and athletes who exemplify Positive Coaching Alliances’ BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE Jeans & Jerseys is a special event that celebrates the mission of PCA, and the importance of developing future leaders through their sports experiences. • Keynote Speaker was Leslie Osbourne, US Soccer Star & FOX Sports • Presentation of Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships • Recognition of Double-Goal Coach Award Winner, Joe Potulny • Special Tribute to Triple-Impact Professional Award Winner, Kevin Nagle,, CEO, Sacramento Soccer & Entertainment Holdings
CADA 40th Anniversary CelebrationOn November 14th, CADA 40th anniversary was held at the Fox & Goose Restaurant to celebrate this landmark moment with a celebratory anniversary video and commemorative book to learn about the 40-year history, relive memories, and reflect on all CADA accomplished in downtown Sacramento over the years. Congratulations to staff, board members, elected officials, developers, architects, and neighborhood residents past and present for 40 years of hard work and dedication to the Capitol Park Neighborhood and R Street Corridor. Since 1978, CADA has been about building neighborhoods for people, not for profits. As a self-supporting public agency, fiscal prudence is a must. But we’re also driven by another bottom line: to build safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable urban neighborhoods that people are happy to call home.
Sacramento Urban Land Institute Vision Honors Awards DinnerThe 6th Annual ULI Sacramento’s Vision Honors was held on Wednesday, November 14 at The Citizen Hotel. The following recipients were honored: ULI Best Public Place Award to The Sacramento Kings for DOCO Plaza; ULI Next Big Idea Award to UC Davis for Aggie Square;and ULI Member/Achiever of the Year to John Hodgson, The Hodgson Company. ULI Sacramento’s Annual Vision Honors was established in 2012 to recognize and honor outstanding leadership in both the private and public sector in Sacramento’s real estate land use community. Past Vision Honors recipients represent the highest standards of achievement in the real estate development industry. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Awards LuncheonOn Tuesday, November 13th, the Association of fundraising Professionals held the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Hotel. Congratulations to the Honorees: Outstanding Corporation: The Niello Company Outstanding Philanthropist: Elfrena Foord Outstanding Youth Philanthropy: Akshaj Mehta Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Christine Pieper, CFRE Outstanding Organization: Blue Shield of California Foundation The Big Impact Award: East Lawn
Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center Celebration and FundraiserOn November 9, the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center held the third annual Hope Thrives Here Celebration, “Village of Hope” at California State University. Honorees were Kryiakos and Brianne Tsakopoulos. The Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center (FJC) collaborative provides victims and their families with a “one stop” facility to report a crime, provide a complete statement taken by a detective or a trained child interviewer, get assistance to obtain a temporary restraining order, find safe housing, meet their prosecutor and victim advocate to learn what will happen in court, and most importantly, find the support they need to keep them from falling back into the hands of the accused.
Saint John’s Program for Real Change Party and FundraiserParty for Change, held Saturday, November 3 at the Mather Jet Center, proved to be the event of the season, with nearly 600 of Sacramento’s finest showing their support for Saint John’s Program for Real Change, the city’s largest residential program for homeless women and their children. The event featured contemporary American cuisine by Chef Brad Cecchi of popular East Sacramento restaurant Canon, dance and aerialist performances by the Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre, music by famed Las Vegas DJ E-Noc and a live auction. Councilwoman Angelique Ashby and Sierra Health Foundation President and CEO Chet Hewitt were honored at the 2018 Champions of Change. The event raised more than $500,000 in support of Saint John’s, which has helped more than 30,000 women and children move from poverty and dependence to confidence and self-sufficiency since its inception in 1985.
State of Sacramento County Luncheon with Keynote SpeakerThe State of Sacramento County, with Keynote Speaker, Larry Kosmont, President & CEO, Kosmant Companies was on Nov.2 at the Hyatt Regency. Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce production
Make-A-Wish grants London’s Dream be a GhostbusterFive-year-old London, who is battling a heart condition, had his wish to be a Ghostbuster granted in Old Sacramento Waterfront. From the help of Make-A-Wish and support from the entire community, London’s dream became a reality on Monday, October 22, as he experienced what it is like to be a Ghostbuster and save the city from multiple ghosts there were spotted lurking around town. Mayor Darrell Steinberg also presented London with a Key to the City.
Rocklin Unified School District annual Foundation Farm to Fork Soiree at Quarry Park
The National Association of Women Business Owners OWL AwardsOn October 18, the National Association of Women Business owners, Sacramento Valley Chapter (NAWBO) held the 21st annual OWL Awards at the Citizen Hotel with this year’s theme “Queen of Thrones”. The 21st Annual (OWL) Outstanding Woman Leader Awards Gala included a royal theme inspired by the hit television series Game of Thrones, cocktails, live auction and an awards ceremony also known as the “crowning ceremony”. The Annual Outstanding Woman Leader (OWL) Awards were established in 1997 by the National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO) Sacramento Valley chapter to celebrate exemplary women leaders in the business community who have led the way in business, building a legacy for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Benefit Concert to Honor Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Dennis Mangers BirthdaysOn Oct 15th, a benefit concert honoring the Birthdays of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Dennis Mangers was held at the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, home of the B Street Theatre. Donations went to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s “Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists”, which helps low-income youth pursue their passions for performing.
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Helping Handbags Luncheon and fundraiserOn Oct 13th, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held the Fourteenth annual Helping Handbags Luncheon and Auction at McClellan Conference Center with this years them “Mad Hatter’s Garden”. Proceeds benefited underprivileged women and children in the Greater Sacramento Area
Niello Concours d'Elegance at SerranoThe Niello Concours at Serrano Concours d' Elegance was on Oct 7th, with this year's theme "Festa Italiana", celebrating the Italian Marques.