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.
Sacramento Tower Bridge Dinner 2018Nearly 800 people attended the 2018 Tower Bridge Diner on September 30th, downtown Sacramento. Created and executed by Visit Sacramento, the Tower Bridge Dinner serves as the September Farm-to-Fork Celebration’s finale, with hundreds of diners enjoying a locally sourced dinner at one of the region’s best-known landmarks. The dinner is designed to showcase the region’s culinary and agricultural prowess for residents, businesses and potential visitors across the country. The inaugural Tower Bridge Dinner was held in 2013 and led by farm-to-fork pioneers, Chefs Patrick Mulvaney and Randall Selland. Now in its sixth year, this one-of-a-kind dining experience has since evolved to become the Sacramento region’s most anticipated culinary event.
Child Abuse Prevention Council Annual Run Your Gourd Off FundraiserOn Sunday, September 23, over 300 individuals participated in the 7th Annual Run Your Gourd Off event located at Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm in Wheatland. The event included a 10K, 5K, and ½ mile Kid’s Fun Run. The event generated over $30,000 in proceeds for The Child Abuse Prevention Center, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect throughout the state of California. The winners in each category won their weight in pumpkins, and each child received a pumpkin for participating in the Kid’s Fun Run. Really fun event for all!
BERC Sustainable Business Awards and ExpoThe 2018 Sustainable Business Awards and Expo was a success! The guest speakers, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Aran Rush, VP of Operations, Golden One Center. 2018 award recipients: - Energy Conservation: @Datacate, Inc. - Green Building: @Clark Pacific - Pollution Prevention: @Roxy Restaurant and Bar - Solid Waste Reduction: @Gutterglove, Inc. - Transportation & Air Quality: @Taylor’s Market and Kitchen - Water Conservation: @Veg Café BERC honored and recognized the top environmentally proactive Sacramento area businesses whose work practices demonstrate an outstanding commitment to enhancing sustainability!
Habitat for Humanity Hard Hats and High Heels Gala and FundraiserOn September 14th the annual Hard Hats and High Heels with theme of this year’s Gala “#BuildLouder” – the event was at the State Capitol grounds to build funds and awareness to help Habitat combat the current housing crisis in our community, as well as generating greater advocacy awareness for the Prop 1 campaign which is a $4 billion bond measure for Veterans and Affordable Housing which is on the CA ballot this November. This is the first ever charity Gala ever to be held on the grounds of the State Capitol
Sacramento Asian Peace Officer Association Service Award BanquetThe Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association held the 25th annual Community Service Awards Banquet and fundraiser at Happy Garden Seafood Restaurant on August 31st. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Asian Peace Officers Associations Youth Outreach Programs, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento and other community enrichment programs. Honorees: Mahmud Sharif, founder and owner of Sharif Jewelers, Community Service Award Harvey Woo, Lieutenant, California State University Sacramento Police Department, received the Kinya Noguchi Award.
Africa Hope Fund SAFARI ON THE RIVER Safari Fundraiser in Sacramento
Sacramento Region Business Association Annual BBQ and FundraiserOn August 24.Sacramento Region Business Association held the BBQ this year at the Fountain Square Community Center in Citrus Heights. This popular event with business’s, community, civic and elected leaders joined the event that featured food, beer, wine, silent and live auction. The Sacramento Region Business Association is the region’s leading champion for economic growth and job creation. As the broad-based representative of the business community and the catalyzing voice of multiple vertically aligned trade associations – Region Builders, Region Restaurants, Region Technology, and Region Finance – we are uniquely positioned in our ability to advance economic growth for key industry sectors that strategically benefit the entire region. Every major successful economic initiative in our region over the last five years has been spearheaded by Region Business
CAPITAL CelebrASIAN Dinner Honors Mona PasquilThe Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy & Leadership (CAPITAL) celebrated their 6th Annual CelebrASIAN Dinner on Aug 23, 2018 with award recipient, Mona Pasquil, for her outstanding services to the API Community who serves as Appointments Secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and is responsible for helping the Governor build his administration by recruiting top candidates to serve the state.
Old Sacramento Waterfront New Brand Identity and Logo UnveilingOld Sacramento property owners and merchants alongside representatives from the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Visit Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento Partnership and others, held the unveiling of Old Sacramento’s exciting new brand identity and Logo on, August 22, 2018. “Inspired by the trailblazing spirit that launched our city, Old Sacramento’s new brand marks a significant evolution of its brand positioning and visual identity. Designed to reconnect Sacramento with the waterfront, and the historic district encompassing the 28 acres surrounding it, the logo was revealed during remarks by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Vice Mayor Steve Hansen, Old Sacramento property owner, Terry Harvego of Harvego Enterprises, and California State Railroad Museum Foundation CEO, Cheryl Marcell. “
Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes at the State CapitolOn Aug 18, Make-A-Wish hosted their 19th annual Walk For Wishes event at the State Capitol. More than 800 wish families, volunteers, and supporters came out dressed as superheroes to walk to walk the 1 or 3-mile route in support of the mission: to create life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Thanks to the support of our local community, all funds raised at the Walk are going to grant wishes of children in our community.
Neighbor Works Annual Art, Wine & Food Classic FundraiserOn August 18th, Neighbor Works Annual Art, Wine & Food Classic Fundraiser was held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Founded by a small group of residents who wanted to improve their distressed neighborhood, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services was created in 1987. Now doing business as NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region (NeighborWorks® Sacramento), the organization has changed and grown, but the heart of its mission remains the same. Initially, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services served just four neighborhoods in Sacramento. Today, NeighborWorks® Sacramento serves an 11-county region from two offices, and its program offerings include a full range of services to assist potential and current homeowners. The mission is to “provide opportunities for successful homeownership and strong communities through quality education, affordable lending, supportive partnership and dedicated leadership.”