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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Aug. 19, the Wide Open Walls mural festival held the inaugural Wall Ball at the 14th Street Warehouse. The mural festival, which launched on Aug. 10, saw over 50 artists put up over 40 murals throughout Sacramento.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 4th annual Habitat for Humanity “Hard Hats & High Heels” fundraiser gala was held April 28 at the Sacramento Railyards. The evening included a collaborative project with local artists, VIP reception, gourmet feast, musical entertainment and high-end live auction led by David Sobon.
California Music Theatre celebrated its 65-year history of bringing Broadway musical theater to Sacramento at Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento. More than 400 business and community leaders enjoyed a reception and gourmet dinner on May 6, with performances from Jessica Grove, a nationally-recognized Broadway singer, and the CMT Gala Signers. The proceeds from this event support performing arts and education experiences for our community.
The annual One Party Gala presented by RV’s of Sacramento on April 22 raised funds and awareness for life-changing research to support those impacted by Type 1 diabetes. The event honored Greg Vaughn, four-time All Star and Major League Baseball player. The event raised $290,000 to help find a cure.
Sacramento State’s Green & Gold Gala is the university’s annual black tie event celebrating the impact of philanthropy on students’ lives. This year’s celebration, Reflections of Gratitude, raised more than $373,000 for student scholarships and the Emergency Grant Fund program, including $162,000 raised during an 11-minute “fund a need” auction led by David Sobon.
Sacramento City College celebrated its centennial on March 25 with a sold-out gala attended by alumni, faculty, staff, special guests and students. The evening featured entertainment by students from the college’s performing arts department and David Sobon hosted an auction raising $45,000 to support student issues.
The American Red Cross BASH returned to Sacramento on Saturday, March 18, at the McClellan Conference Center to salute 100 years of serving veterans. Attendees dusted off old uniforms, found some scrubs or donned a favorite Hawaiian shirt to honor veterans by supporting the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces and 100 years of Red Cross service in our community.
More than 150 KVIE supporters gathered on April 2 at the home of Marcy Friedman for “Materpiece on the River,” a benefit event celebrating the acclaimed drama series MASTERPIECE on KVIE. The event raised more than $100,000 and will help KVIE continue to bring arts, ideas and adventures to everyone in the region through the integrity of public television.
The 45th Annual Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Salud” Business Awards Gala was held on Feb. 25. Guests joined the Chamber in recognizing and celebrating this year’s awardees at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
On Feb. 2, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 24th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner. Regional leaders, community partners, members and elected officials joined the Chamber to celebrate a special evening recognizing the 2017 awardees.
The Sacramento Commercial Real Estate Women held their annual CREW Women of Influence dinner and awards on Feb. 23 at the Sterling Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
With over 280 attendees, from 34 industries, the inaugural Generations Conference 2017 was a huge success. Attendees enjoyed networking and collaboration with other family businesses, while gaining insight on best practices from nationally-recognized family business leaders.
The 19th annual State of Downtown Sacramento Address was held Jan. 25, at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, in conjunction with the Sacramento Downtown Partnership and with the support of local community and business leaders.
The Sacramento Children’s Home kicked off its 150th Anniversary Celebration Feb. 1, with a business luncheon at the Golden 1 Center. The luncheon celebrated not only the home’s history, but also the important role Sacramento’s business leaders continue to play in caring for our community’s most vulnerable children and families.
The Sacramento Ballet held a Moroccan-themed fundraiser Jan. 21 at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento. Contributions from the Gala were given toward funding community arts, performances and outreach programs.
The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce’s 70th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner was held Jan. 17 at the West Sacramento Civic Center Galleria. Businessperson of the Year was awarded to AJ Tendick of Bike Dog Brewing Co., and Fulcrum Property was recognized as the West Sacramento Business of the Year.
The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association and the Capital Asian American Professional Society celebrated the holidays with a mixer at the APAPA National Headquarters in Natomas, on Dec. 5. Guests brought an unwrapped toy, a gently-used child’s coat or canned food to donate.
The Greater Sacramento Economic Council held their Inaugural Dinner on Dec. 7, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Guests watched a special performance by Sacramento artist David Garibaldi and enjoyed speeches from leaders in the region about the strategic vision of our market.