Filed Under: Eye on the City
- Make-A Wish Wine & Wishes FundraiserMake-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central and Northern Nevada celebrated the 32nd Anniversary of their signature event Wine & Wishes at the Sacramento Convention Center last Saturday night, April 6. The more than 800 guests enjoyed tastings from 80 plus regional restaurants, wineries, breweries and a wide array of silent auction items to bid on. The evening’s program also included an executive chef prepared dinner, 16 live auction lots that included wine and restaurant lots and several luxury travel lots. In addition, the Make-A-Wish mission was highlighted throughout the evening including the opening with wish recipient, Miles, who entertained the crowd by performing the song High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco. A poignant moment in the evening was showing a video, which told the story of Keannu, a wish recipient who battled a brain tumor and who wished to play football again with his team from Lathrop High School. Currently wheelchair bound, Make-A-Wish partnered with an international virtual reality company, EmergeXR, to creatively make his wish come true by producing a VR experience of Keannu once again playing football again with his Spartan teammates.
The Celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the State Capitol El GritoOn September 15th, El Grito de México - A celebration of Mexican Independence Day was held on the West Steps of the Capitol Building, downtown, Sacramento. THANK YOU to the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California (MCCNC) for organizing El Grito de Dolores and MUCHAS GRACIAS to the esteemed Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Liliana Ferrer! The Celebration of Mexican Independence Day/Celebración de El Grito.
North State Homebuilding Industry BIA MAME Awards GalaOn September 13th, the MAME annual Awards Gala was hosted by the North State BIA Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) at the Hyatt Regency. MAME awards celebrate the best in the building industry. The North State BIA (BIA) is the leading advocate for the homebuilding industry in the greater Sacramento region. Representing over 500 members, including 50,000 industry jobs, the BIA is committed to preserving and furthering the economic interests of its members, while also working to enhance the industry's standing as a significant contributor to the regional economy. Additionally, the BIA also serves as the umbrella organization for HomeAid Sacramento and the North State Building Industry Foundation.
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NAIOP Person of the Year Sotiris KolokotronisNAIOP the Commercial Real Estate Development Association held the annual Person of the Year Celebration dinner at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church outside in the lovely courtyard, on September 5th. Congratulations to Sotiris Kolokotronis, SKK Developments, Person of the Year for his dedication and vision for building neighborhood-defining urban core projects to successful commercial centers. Since 1967, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has become the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP is comprised of more than 15,000 members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a North American network.
IN PHOTOS: Victims Of The Southern California Dive Boat FireThirty-four people are presumed dead after The Conception, a dive boat, caught fire off the coast of Southern California.
Sacramento Walk of Stars Gala2019 Inductees: Dusty Baker, Major League Baseball Player and Manager Summer Sanders, Olympic Gold Medalist and Sports Commentator Urijah Faber, MMA World Champion, UFC Hall of Famer Entrepreneur Darrell Corti, Legendary Food and Wine Connoisseur