Tia Gemmell

Back Photographer

Her business, Riverview Media Photography lets Tia set her own hours. “The flexibility is wonderful. I meet new people all the time”. She photographs events for nonprofits like the Sacramento Metro Chamber and other chambers, and seen around town at high end events—going out to the clients’ businesses and shooting environmental photographs. Her big loves are old cars and boats. Her artful photographs can be found (and purchased) online at phototia.com.

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2020 Women on Boards/Sacramento Campaign Committee

2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity – Sacramento

The 2020 Women on Boards/Sacramento Campaign Committee held the 2018 National Conversation on Board Diversity – Sacramento on Nov. 15 at the Sutter Club downtown. The keynote luncheon panel was introduced by Comstock’s Editor in Chief Allison Joy and Clayton Blakley, VP/business development. 2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020.

Nov 26, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Comstock’s Client Appreciation

Comstock’s magazine held its quarterly client appreciation night Aug. 7 at Mayahuel in downtown Sacramento. Clients were treated to a pre-show dinner and reception before attending Mission Impossible 6: Fallout at Esquire IMAX Theatre.

photos: Tia Gemmell 

Aug 9, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Beast + Bounty VIP preview

By Beast + Bounty

Beast + Bounty held a VIP preview of its new restaurant space on July 28 at the Ice Blocks in Sacramento. Attendees enjoyed appetizers, champagne and networking. Beast + Bounty the first restaurant to open in the Ice Blocks development?

Photos Tia Gemmell 

Aug 1, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Changing Tides W/ Silicon Valley Author, Jenn Leblanc

by Sacramento Biz & Tech Women Meetup

The Sacramento Biz & Tech for Women Meetup held their inaugural event Thursday, July 26 at Cowo Campus in midtown. The speaker series featured Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author Jenn LeBlanc who discussed her latest book, Changing Tides. Sacramento Biz & Tech for Women is an empowerment group for women in business and technology.

Photos: Tia Gemmell 

Aug 1, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Startup Summer Party

By Startup Grind Sacramento

Startup Grind Sacramento hosted its 4th annual Startup Summer Party at Urban Hive coworking space on July 17 at The Cannery. The event featured 25 startups and with over 400 people registered for the free event.

Jul 20, 2018 Tia Gemmell

American River Bank Foundation Night at the River Cats

The American River Bank Foundation employees, guests and community members enjoyed a barbecue and baseball game on July 3, in partnership with Court Appointed Special Advocates – a nonprofit that helps support foster youth in the court system and in life – at Raley Field in West Sacramento.

Jul 12, 2018 Tia Gemmell

2018 Man & Woman of the Year

The Greater Sacramento Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held its 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala on May 12 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. This annual black tie event culminated in the announcement of Man & Woman of the Year and Boy & Girl of the Year honorees.

Jun 7, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Broker of the Year Award

The Association of Commercial Real Estate, held the annual Broker of the Year Awards at the Hyatt on April 5 in Sacramento. These distinguished awards are presented annually to brokers who have achieved outstanding brokerage results in eight categories: industrial, office, retail, investments (non-apartment), land, multi-family, rookie of the year, broker of the year and broker’s choice.

May 9, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Unity Ball

Greater Sacramento Urban League

The Greater Sacramento Urban League held the Unity Ball at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on April 26. The annual Unity Ball is a special event where community leaders come together to celebrate the Urban League’s accomplishments and impact while raising critical funds to support the important programs that help underserved youth and adults achieve economic self-reliance.

May 9, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Social Venture Partners: Fast Pitch 2018

Social Venture Partners held the 2018 Fast Pitch event on March 8 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. The event brought together over 800 business and community leaders from the Greater Sacramento region to hear 10 nonprofits pitch for for an opportunity to win over $30,000 in funding and in-kind support.

Apr 23, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Power Inn Alliance Annual Luncheon

Power Inn Alliance held its 24th Annual luncheon on March 23 at Harper Alumni Center at Sacramento State. The luncheon featured a keynote address from Bill Gaines, founder of Transfer Flow, Inc. and one of the creators of the North State Grow Manufacturing Initiative and Directory, on the importance of manufacturing in the community and the role of the workforce.

Apr 23, 2018 Tia Gemmell

American Sikh Public Affairs Association Civic Engagement Dinner

American Sikh Public Affairs Association hosted its second Civic Engagement Dinner on Feb. 20. The event honored elected officials that have made a stand for civil rights. The American Sikh Public Affairs Association is a nonpartisan charitable entity that engages community members to participate in civic and public affairs.

Apr 23, 2018 Tia Gemmell

CREW Women of Influence Awards

presented by CREW Sacramento

Sacramento Commercial Real Estate Women held the the Women of Influence Dinner and Awards on Feb. 15th at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento. The event honored influential women in the real estate community.

Apr 23, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Metro Edge Emerge Summit

Metro Edge held the Emerge Summit on March 1 at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. The event featured keynote addresses from Bernadette Austin, associate director, UC Davis; John Bissell, CEO, Origin Materials; and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs.

Mar 7, 2018 Tia Gemmell

High Powered Women Mixer

The High Powered Women Mixer was held on March 1 at the Girl Scouts Headquarters on Elvas Ave in Sacramento. The mixer was designed for business women to connect and network. Roughly 120 attendees were present.

Mar 6, 2018 Tia Gemmell

123rd Annual Dinner and Business Awards

The Sacramento Metro Chamber held it’s 123rd annual Dinner and Business Awards on Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento. The celebration included distinguished honors and awards for those in the community making an impact.

Mar 2, 2018 Tia Gemmell

20th Annual State of Downtown Address

Downtown Sacramento Partnership

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.  

Feb 15, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Metro Chamber Holiday Mixer

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.

Jan 19, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Punch Bowl Social VIP Opening

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.

Jan 19, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Urban Hive Ribbon Cutting and Launch Party

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. 

Tia Gemmell

Sacramento Black Chamber Installation and Business Awards Luncheon

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.

Dec 11, 2017 Tia Gemmell

State of Sacramento County Address

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.

Dec 7, 2017 Tia Gemmell

City of Sacramento Innovate Sac Conference

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.

Dec 7, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Developer Showcase

ACRE/NAIOP

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.

Dec 7, 2017 Tia Gemmell

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

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.

Nov 10, 2017 Tia Gemmell

2017 Diner en Blanc

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.

Nov 3, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Beyond Imagination

Eskaton Foundation

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.  

Nov 3, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Land-Based Learning Dinner at the Barn Fundraiser

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.

Nov 1, 2017 Tia Gemmell

NAWBO Outstanding Women Leader Awards

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.

Nov 1, 2017 Tia Gemmell

15th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Dinner

Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce

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.

Oct 31, 2017 Tia Gemmell

American Cancer Society Hope Gala

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.

Oct 29, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Breathe Gala

Breathe California Sacramento Region

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.

Oct 26, 2017 Tia Gemmell

All Access Reception

American Leadership Forum

On Aug. 1, the American Leadership Forum – Mountain Valley Chapter, held their“All Access” reception at The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, welcoming Gary May, the new chancellor of University of California, Davis. ALF-MVC “All Access” events are designed to connect individuals with the region’s newest leaders. May was previously the engineering dean at Georgia Tech and was appointed as the 7th chancellor of UC Davis, earlier this year.

Oct 11, 2017 Tia Gemmell

NELP Roast and Toast of Doni Blumenstock

On Oct. 5, the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program held a Roast and Toast to honor Doni Blumenstock, co-founder of NELP, at the Sacramento State Alumni Center. The event raised funds to pay tuition costs for the incoming NELP class. NELP is a 10-month professional development program designed to prepare its fellows for effective and ethical leadership.

Oct 10, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Race for the Arts

The 19th annual Race for the Arts was held on Aug. 27h at William Land Park. Race for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness, and increases audiences for California nonprofit performing, literary, cultural and visual arts organizations, along with school music, literary, drama and art programs.

Sep 28, 2017 Tia Gemmell

State of Agriculture: Crushing It

Sacramento Metro Chamber

On Aug. 3, The Sacramento Metro Chamber hosted “Crushing It: How the Wine Industry is Influencing Agriculture,” as part of their annual State of Agriculture series, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. The event featured a moderated panel discussion, keynote address from John Aguirre, president of CA Association of Winegrape Growers and wine tasting from the region’s favorite wineries.

Sep 9, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento Pride Awards

Sacramento LGBT Center

On Aug. 30, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center hosted their annual Pride Awards fundraiser at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento. This year 5 individuals were honored as local champions of the LGBT community. The Pride Awards is the biggest fundraiser for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, whose mission is to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive.

Sep 8, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Comstock’s Client Appreciation

On August 9, Comstock’s magazine held their quarterly client appreciation night at Mulvaney’s B&L. Clients were treated to a pre-show dinner and reception.

Aug 28, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Alliance for Women in Media

August Luncheon

On Aug. 16, the Alliance for Women in Media held their August luncheon at Arden Hills Resort Club and Spa, in Sacramento. Mike Testa, CEO of Visit Sacramento, joined Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, for a panel on city identity, attracting new business and becoming a tourist destination. Alliance for Women in Media is the oldest professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment in the nation; the Sacramento chapter was established in 2012.

Aug 21, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction

American River Parkway Foundation

On June 24, more than 300 guests and volunteers gathered for the third annual Summer Solstice Dinner & Auction, to benefit the American River Parkway Foundation. Proceeds supported the Parkway Foundation’s programs and efforts to maintain and improve the American River Parkway, including a portion dedicated to youth STEM education through the Campfire Outdoor Education Site.

Aug 16, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Wide Open Walls VIP Condensed Gallery

To celebrate the opening of the Wide Open Walls Mural Festival, a VIP Condensed Gallery Reception and Artist Meet and Greet was held on Aug. 11 at Beatnik Studios in downtown Sacramento. Guests and patrons were able to meet the artists participating in the festival and purchase commemorative items and art. Wide Open Walls is a Sacramento-based mural festival, from Aug. 10-20.

Aug 15, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Art With A Heart

My Sister’s House

On July 12, My Sister’s House celebrated their annual “Art with a Heart” fundraiser at the Sierra 2 Center. Proceeds from the evening will help My Sister’s House provide services to Asian and Pacific Islander and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking by providing a culturally-appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training and community services.

Aug 9, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Dinner on the Farm

Center for Land Based Learning

On July 15, the Center for Land-Based Learning, in partnership with Nugget Markets, presented their annual Dinner on the Farm in Winters. The annual event is one of two fundraiser dinners that benefit the CLBL in their mission to inspire, educate and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards.

Aug 9, 2017 Tia Gemmell

California YMCA Youth & Government 70th Youth Governor Inaugural Ball

California YMCA Youth & Government’s 70th annual Youth Governor Inaugural Ball was on June 6, at the Sutter Club. Youth Governor Cole Cahill was sworn in and special tribute was given to guest speaker, California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla. The evening’s festivities included a VIP Reception, dinner, dancing and an exclusive live auction.

Jul 10, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Finale Gala

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society celebrated their 21st anniversary on June 17 at the Hyatt Regency. Each year, dedicated candidates across the community engage in an exciting competition to earn the LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year titles.

Jul 9, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Greater Sacramento Economic Council “Extend Your Runway” Campaign Launch

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council launched their “Extend Your Runway” campaign on June 22, hosted by SAFE Credit Union in Folsom. The event gave an exclusive first look at several of the campaign’s creative video concepts and the chance to hear firsthand from leaders of companies that are featured in the campaign.

Jul 9, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Greater Sacramento Urban League Unity Ball 2017

Unity Ball 2017, held April 20 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, featured a guest performance from singer Freddie Jackson. Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Sierra Health Foundation President Chet Hewitt and Greater Sacramento Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome were honorary chairs for an evening of celebration and partnerships.

May 15, 2017 Tia Gemmell