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Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latina Estrella AwardsSacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latina Estrella Awards The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SACHCC) is committed to supporting and promoting leadership that is advancing the economic prosperity of the Latino community. The SACHCC hosted the Latina Estrella Awards on Friday, December 3rd at Mesa Mercado in Carmichael. Honorees represent the important role Latinas play across our region as advocates, business owners, and community leaders. The 2021 Latina Estrella Honorees are: Album will be posted by Monday. • Rising Estrella Award: Paula Villescaz - San Juan Unified School District Board • Inspiration Estrella Award: Shayne Corriea-Fernandez - Shayne Corriea Financial Group • Champion Estrella Award: Mayor Martha Guerrero - City of West Sacramento • Legacy Estrella Award: Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry - 4th California Assembly District
ME-ONE Foundation FundraiserMe-One Foundation, live and virtual fundraiser was on December 2nd, at Foothills Bowl in Auburn. A taste of the Foothills with Bowling, Dinner, Wine and Freddie Silveria of FSAuctions. A single purpose: To give adult cancer patients and their loved ones a relaxing, enjoyable, three-day family retreat from cancer. This carefree and cost-free retreat, Camp Wieser, gives families the gift of time for quiet reflection, pampering, and fun, a needed vacation from the whirlwind of doctor appointments and paperwork and treatments.
BIA Building Industry 45th Awards CelebrationBIA Building Industry Awards dinner “MAME” celebrated the 45th year awards, on November 18th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, downtown Sacramento with theme "academy awards" honoring the home building industry for the Sacramento region. A celebration with fellow home building professionals that honored marketing, design and the people that make things happen.
Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery LUXE FOR LIFE FundraiserSacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery LUXE FOR LIFE dinner and fundraiser was held at the California Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento on November 13, 2021. The Sacramento Children’s Home operates the county’s only Crisis Nursery. The mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families at times of crisis. The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is a family-strengthening program, where parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to one of two Sacramento nurseries for emergency childcare services or overnight care during difficult times.
MOSAC Science Museum Grand Opening and Ribbon CuttingMOSAC, Sacramento newest Science Center official Ribbon cutting and announcement that the center is now open to the public was on November 12th, SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC The Science Museum off Richards Blvd was originally a power station from 1912. I was in awe of all the fun exhibits, theater and educational information for Adults and Children of all ages. A must see on your bucket list. More information. visitmosac.org
MOSAC Science Center Partners Recognition Reception and TourMOSAC Science Center Reception was on November 5th introducing Sacramento’s newest science center and sponsor/naming partners recognition. SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC.
Asian Pacific American Advocates OCA Appreciation ReceptionThe OCA Business Advisory Council Appreciation Reception was on November 3rd at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. downtown Sacramento with special recognition to the sponsors and partners. OCA represents Asian Pacific American Advocates a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the United States.
SPCA Fundraiser WILD WHISKERS of the WESTOn October 23rd, Sacramento SPCA held A Saloon Soiree to Benefit the Animals and auction on the SPCA grounds.
Storm Watch: Viewers' Photos (10/24/21)
Junior Achievement PlayFORE JA FundraiserJunior Achievement took over Topgolf on October 19th and 21st for its inaugural PlayForeJA fundraiser. There was something for everyone: prizes, competition, networking, great food and drink, and loads of fun! Proceeds benefit JA’s career exploration, work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurial programs to foster a sense of purpose and capability in youth leading to improved economic outcomes.
Saint John’s Party for Change Gala and FundraiserSaint John’s Party for Change, the only major fundraising event this year, was held on Oct 16th and was completely sold out! Presented by Steve and Gayle Campora and Catia Saraiva-Muñoz and Marcus Muñoz and hosted by the Sacramento Jet Center, this elegant black-tie soiree featured fabulous cuisine and wine, music by Las Vegas DJ E-Noc, dance and aerialist performances by the Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre, a fantastic live auction and more! “with help from Sacramento area businesses, donors, local philanthropic organizations and volunteers, we hosted a night that was truly a celebration! Our success stories are tied directly to your support of our program – delivering care, hope, and change to over 30,000 people over the past 36 years wouldn’t have been possible without YOU. Together at Party for Change we raised over $975,000 to help support the women and children at Saint John’s Program”
Commercial Real Estate Development Association presented NAIOP Person of Year AwardCommercial Real Estate Development Association presented NAIOP, Person of Year Award Dinner to Denton Kelley of LDK Ventures on October 14th at the Railyards, downtown Sacramento. One of the most beautiful artsy settings we have seen for an outside venue! A Benefit for Cristo Rey Sacramento. The NAIOP Sacramento Valley was formed in 1985 and conducts business in the Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. Since founding, it has become the voice of commercial real estate development. The Sacramento Chapter is known for organizing special events such as the annual Development Forum, which feature current and future regional development projects, the quarterly Hard Hat Tours, which feature new projects and host guest speakers. The chapter offers educational workshops and seminars and remains involved in government affairs at local and state levels.
Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Connecting the Dots ForumOn October 14th, the SBCC welcomed over 100 women (and a few men!) to their premier annual event, Connecting the Dots: A Women’s Forum at the Hilton Hotel. Five speakers from all walks of life inspired and enthralled everyone in attendance, and the Chamber presented Awards to Dr. Kawanaa Carter and Wanda Abney.
A Glimpse Of The 2021 Aftershock Music FestivalSome highlights from the 2021 Aftershock Music Festival held at Discovery Park in Sacramento.
Homes Destroyed By Fire On Brannan Island
Crocker Art Museum Monet to Matisse GalaThe Gala Monet to Matisse Gala and fundraiser, held on Oct. 9th at the Crocker Art Museum helped to sustain programs for youth, families, and school children, and make art accessible to everyone in the community.
NLDS Game 1: Giants Vs. DodgersPhotos of Game 1 of the NLDS between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers
Disastrous Oil Spill Leaves Huntington Beach A Mess
Sgt. Nicole Gee Laid To Rest At Arlington National Cemetery
The Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation Annual Exceptional Women of Color AwardsThe Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation (SCHMF) presented the 13th Annual Exceptional Women of Color (EWOC) Awards & Expo on September 28th. The theme of this year’s event was “Women of Color Changing the Face of History.” The event was held a at Scott’s Seafood on the River inside the Portofino Pavilion in Sacramento with Red carpet arrivals and grand opening of the Expo SCHMF recognized 12 diverse women from Northern California for their accomplishments in their professions and community.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento GalaOn September 25th, over 300 supporters attended the Hard Hats and High Heels sold out Gala on the Sutter Club Rooftop, downtown Sacramento. Hard Hats & High Heels Gala fundraiser with $320,000 raised at the Gala to directly support building and repairing homes for low income families, seniors, and veterans in need of affordable housing.
The Sacramento Midtown Mini/Midtown Love CelebrationOn September 16, the Midtown Association presented two events in one -- the Midtown Mini/Midtown Love celebration. The Midtown Mini was a 35-hole miniature golf activation set-up outdoors at 20th & K streets and was followed by an always-popular Midtown Love celebration at the iconic Faces Nightclub. Complete with food and drinks, live music, interactive art, putt-putt golf, mermaids, drag queens, a lip sync battle, photo booths, raffles, prizes and more, the celebratory event raised much-needed funds to support Midtown’s resiliency efforts for local restaurants, bars, and retail establishments as well as help sustain the health-focused and free programming offered in various Midtown Parks.
Sacramento Tower Bridge DinnerVisit Sacramento brought back the Tower Bridge Dinner on September 12th, downtown Sacramento. One of the country’s most coveted dining experiences, with a team of elite chefs and regional farmers served an unforgettable meal atop Tower Bridge. restaurants and caterers across the Sacramento region offered their take on the famous Tower Bridge Dinner menu. Diners were able to enjoy locally sourced, multi-course meals that were paired with regional wines, beers and more…right from home. An entirely local team of distinguished chefs lead the return of Visit Sacramento’s Tower Bridge Dinner fundraiser this year, with UC Davis Health Executive Chef Santa Diaz spearheading the group. Diaz has led a program for the health system that is changing the face of hospital food, prioritizing local ingredients and diverse options for both patients and staff.
President Biden Visits Sacramento Area