On Jan. 23 Downtown Sacramento Partnership held it’s 20th Annual State of Downtown Address at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. Downtown Sacramento Partnership, executive director Michael Ault, Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and keynote speaker Tom Murphy reviewed downtown progress and inspired new revitalization initiatives for the year ahead.
The Capital Region Family Business Center held its second annual Generations Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center on Jan. 29-30. The two-day event was attended by over 300 attendees and 57 family businesses.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday mixer on Dec. 5 at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. The mixer featured a showcase of food and beverages from local Metro Chamber member caterers and restaurants.
On Dec. 15, Punch Bowl Social Sacramento held its VIP grand opening celebration in downtown Sacramento. Over 500 attendees were treated to complimentary food and drink and were given the opportunity to explore two virtual reality gaming parlors. Sacramento is the chains 11th location, and the first in Northern California.
On Nov. 30, The Urban Hive held a Ribbon Cutting and Launch Party at The Alhambra Cannery in Sacramento. The event featured the work of 20+ local artists and more than 100 people present for the ribbon cutting. The new flagship coworking space is more than double the size of the original location.
On Dec. 6, Green Tech held its End of Year Celebration at La Venadita in Oak Park. The event was held to highlight the accomplishments of Green Tech’s students in 2017 as well as help the organization achieve important end of year funding goals. Green Tech is a community based nonprofit that prepares local youth for jobs in the green sector.
The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Installation and Business Awards luncheon was on Dec. 1 at Hilton Arden Way. Business Awardees included: Lori Okamoto, business outreach & engagement at SMUD and Larry Lee, president/CEO, Sacramento Observer.
The State of Sacramento County address was held Nov. 3 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. The Sacramento Metro Chamber, in partnership with Sacramento County, presented this year’s premier forum focused on the Sacramento County Airport System with guest speaker John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning, Alaska Airlines.
On Nov. 15, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Sacramento State hosted The City of Sacramento’s Innovate Sac conference along with the launch of the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab. 150 people turned out to explore the exhibits of regional innovators and hear from civic leaders and technology thought-leaders about how to leverage emerging technologies and transform Sacramento into an innovation hub.
On Nov. 9 the Association of Commercial Real Estate and NAIOP held the 18th annual Developer Showcase at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. The showcase is a networking event and trade show for the commercial real estate industry.
DesCor Builders’ Champions for Children team hosted their 7th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 13 at the Sunrise Event Center in Rancho Cordova. Nearly 300 guests gathered to enjoy an authentic Bavarian feast and to raise enough funds for Sierra Forever Families to place three children who are in the foster care system into loving, permanent families.
On Nov. 8, 2017, Association of Fundraising Professionals California Capital Chapter hosted the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Honorees were awarded for model leadership, selflessness and a vision for a better future. Comstock’s awarded the American Red Cross Gold Country Chapter $10,000 as part of its annual raffle.
Neary 1,700 people gathered at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium for the 2nd edition of Le Dîner en Blanc Sacramento, on Oct. 7th. Created in Paris nearly 30 years ago, this global phenomenon takes place in more than 70 cities and 25 countries around the world. The 2017 event was supported by local partners Nugget Markets, Land Rover Rocklin and Sacramento, and the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel.
Three hundred people gathered at Eskaton’s Beyond Imagination event at the home of Drs. Janak and Nalini Mehtani to celebrate seniors on Oct. 6th. Guests experienced a perfect Sacramento evening with Bollywood dancing, Jazz by Brias and friends, and a tour of the mansion — which was originally built for Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
The Center for Land-Based Learning hosted their second fundraiser dinner on Oct. 8, at the Barn in West Sacramento. The evening featured a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction. The Center for Land-Based Learning works to create the next generation of farmers and teaching California’s youth about the importance of agriculture and natural resource conservation.
The National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley Chapter held the Annual Outstanding Women Leadership Awards on Oct. 19. Established in 1997, the OWL Awards celebrate exemplary women leaders in the business community, and recognize achievements of female entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.
On Oct. 26 United Way held its 16th Annual Luncheon at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, where 450 Women United members and guests raised more than $75,000 to support United Way’s foster youth program. Guests heard from Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and viewed a fashion show featuring young adults from United Way’s foster program.
On Sept. 14, The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Dante Club in Sacramento. Honorees included Steven Walker of Fast Break Tech, Jason Russell of Russell CPAs, Lori Okamoto of SMUD, and nine additional students who received Rainbow Chamber Foundation scholarships. Proceeds of the live and silent auctions benefit the Rainbow Chamber Foundation Scholarship Fund.
On Sept. 9, The American Cancer Society held the 9th Annual Hope Gala at the home of Nancy and Alan Brodovsky honoring cancer survivor Brandi Rhodes and Ralph de Vere White M.D. Emeritus Director, UC Davis Cancer Center. The fundraiser featured a silent auction, a strolling dinner from Elaine Bell Catering and live music.
Breathe California Sacramento Region celebrated its centennial gala on Oct. 21 at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. The event featured a silent auction and special guest speakers Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Since 1917, Breathe has built a legacy of fighting for clean air, healthy lungs and smoke-free living.