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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California Musical Theatre Broadway Gala

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.

May 15, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Party Gala

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.

May 15, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento State Green & Gold Gala

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.

Apr 18, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento City College Centennial Gala

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.

Apr 18, 2017 Tia Gemmell

American Red Cross: The BASH

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.

Apr 18, 2017 Tia Gemmell

KVIE Masterpiece on the River

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.

Apr 18, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

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.

Mar 16, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento CREW Women of Influence Awards

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.

Feb 28, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Capital Region Family Business Center Inaugural Generations Conference

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.

Feb 16, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento Children’s Home 150th Anniversary Business Luncheon

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.

Feb 14, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento Ballet Rock the Casbah Gala

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.

Feb 14, 2017 Tia Gemmell

West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Installation & Awards Dinner

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.

Feb 14, 2017 Tia Gemmell

APAPA and CAAPS Holiday Mixer

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.

Jan 31, 2017 Tia Gemmell

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council Inaugural Dinner and Awards

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. 

Jan 31, 2017 Tia Gemmell

City of Sacramento Swearing-In Celebration

The official swearing-in and inauguration of new Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg was held at the California Railroad Museum on Dec. 13. Steinberg, along with returning council members Larry Carr, Eric Guerra, Steve Hansen and Allen Warren, were sworn in by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. 

Jan 31, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Alliance Chambers Holiday Mixer

The Sacramento Asian Chamber, Sacramento Black Chamber and Sacramento Hispanic Chamber joined together on December 15th at the Wells Fargo Building for an evening of holiday fun, and to celebrate the previous year’s successes.

Jan 31, 2017 Tia Gemmell

The Sacramento Metro Chamber State of Sacramento County Address

The Metro Chamber was pleased to partner with Sacramento County to present this year’s premier forum focused on the state of the county and the exciting efforts to support our growing business community on November 4 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Sacramento, with keynote speaker Kelvin Downes, director of operations at Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Centers.

Jan 4, 2017 Tia Gemmell

National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Sacramento’s 27th annual National Philanthropy Day was held on Nov. 16, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. National Philanthropy Day, originally commemorated in 1986, pays tribute to Americans for their generous support of the nonprofit community.

Jan 4, 2017 Tia Gemmell

California Automobile Museum’s Art of the Car

The California Automobile Museum partnered with performance artist David Garibaldi for their annual dinner titled Art of the Car.  The November event was attended by nearly 250 guests and featured a farm-to-fork dinner served family-style, live music, and a special VIP reception with the artist.

Jan 4, 2017 Tia Gemmell

Greater Sacramento Economic Council Inaugural Dinner and Awards

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council held their Inaugural Dinner on Dec. 7, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Guests watched a special performance by local Sacramento performance painter David Garibaldi, and enjoyed speeches from leaders in the region about the strategic vision of our market. 

Dec 12, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Capital Region Family Business Center Salutes Dale Carlsen

On October 27th at the Sutter Club, Dale Carlsen spoke to CRFBC members and guests about how and why he founded The Sleep Train, Inc. in 1985 and how his guiding principles shaped his business and the Ticket to Dream Foundation in 2008.

Nov 16, 2016 Tia Gemmell

NAWBO Outstanding Women Leader Awards

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley Chapter dinner and awards was at Arden Hills Spa and Resort on October 20, 2016. The annual event, established in 1997 by the NAWBO Sacramento Valley chapter, has become a tradition as it pays tribute to top achievers among women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.

Nov 14, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Child Advocates of Placer County CASA Masquerade Fall Gala

On October 29, 2016, Child Advocates of Placer County held their Masquerade Fall Gala at Granite Bay Golf Club. The event featured four works of art by David Garibaldi that were auctioned off by David Sobon. Altogether the event raised $83,000 for the Placer County Court Appointed Special Advocates to 500 foster children and at-risk youth in Placer County.  

Nov 14, 2016 Tia Gemmell

ACRE Developers Showcase

The Association of Commercial Real Estate’s (ACRE) Developer Showcase is Sacramento region’s most popular commercial real estate tradeshow. This event featured a comprehensive trade show, incredible networking, delicious food stations and the most important marketing opportunity for your company.

Nov 14, 2016 Tia Gemmell

NAIOP Development and Project Tour

Presented by NAIOP

NAIOP Sacramento Valley hosted a discussion of projects and development in the region from the local developers and the plans to support growth and development in 2017 and beyond at the Crest Theatre on September 14.

Oct 24, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Dinner At The Barn

Presented by the Center for Land-Based Learning

The first fundraiser dinner at the Barn in West Sacramento on September 11, 2016, was presented by Downey Brand and hosted by Fulcrum Property on behalf of the Center for Land-Based Learning, a nonprofit dedicated to creating the next generation of farmers and teaching California’s youth about the importance of agriculture and natural resource conservation.

Oct 24, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Deacon’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

More than 200 industry professionals and community leaders attended a celebration for Deacon’s 35th Anniversary at the Sutter Club on October 6.

Oct 10, 2016 Tia Gemmell

KidsFirst Luncheon & Blue Tie Affair Fundraiser

The Putting Kids First Luncheon was held on March 31, at the Timber Creek Ballroom in Roseville, Calif. KidsFirst and their collaborative partners, community supporters and corporate sponsors attended the luncheon to support KidsFirst’s mission to end child abuse and neglect.

Tia Gemmell
Ken Rudulph, co-host, Good Day Sacramento, CBS 13/31; and LeVar Burton, actor and activist. Burton is an American actor, presenter, director and author best known for his roles in “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and as the host of the children’s series “Reading Rainbow.”

Sacramento Walk of Stars

Sacramento’s 1st Inaugural Stars Installation and Ceremony was on August 31 on L and 18th streets. The Sacramento Walk of Stars honors national and worldwide accomplishments made by those who call or once called the Sacramento region home. The 2016 Walk of Stars Inductees are: Debbie Meyer, Gregory Kondos, LeVar Burton, Dr. Ernie Bodai and Timothy B. Schmit.

Sep 13, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Art With A Heart

Presented by My Sister's House

Art With A Heart was held on August 24 at the Sierra 2 Center, featuring local artists. Organized by My Sister’s House, Art With A Heart raised donations for 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 safe haven, job training and community services.

Sep 13, 2016 Tia Gemmell

BBQ in the Vineyards

BBQ in the Vineyards is the region’s signature political event for networking. Many business, community, civic and elected leaders attended the outdoor event at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg on Aug. 18. The BBQ had more than 750 attendees from the Sacramento building industry including dozens of local elected officials.

Sep 13, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Make-A-Wish: Ethan’s Wish

Make-A-Wish of North California granted 6-year-old Ethan Dean’s wish to be a garbage man for a day, on July 26. Ethan, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at only 3 weeks old, got to ride through downtown in a Waste Management Truck and pick up trash at different locations in downtown Sacramento, ending with a with final stop at the State Capitol.

Aug 22, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Tree Foundation HERO Awards

The Sacramento Tree Foundation held the Tree Heroes Awards Dinner on June 1 at the Farm Bureau in Natomas, featuring a live auction and dinner. The dinner, held beneath the heritage 300 year old native oak grove at the California Farm Bureau, celebrates those in the community working toward clean air, healthy communities and economic prosperity through the promotion of a healthy urban forest.

Aug 22, 2016 Tia Gemmell

WIND Youth Services Summer Soiree Fundraiser

The annual Wind Youth Services Summer Soirée fundraiser was on July 22 at the home of Scott Gregory. The Wind Youth Center provides programs, tools and resources to homeless teens in the Sacramento area. All proceeds from the event were matched by Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Aug 22, 2016 Tia Gemmell

American River Parkway Foundation Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction

The American River Parkway Foundation’s Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction was held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at William B. Pond Recreation Area in Carmichael. More than 250 guests helped raise $97,000 to support the Parkway Foundation in caring for Sacramento’s greatest natural asset, the American River Parkway.

Jul 19, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Metro Edge Executive Insight

Metro Edge Executive Insight, held on June 17 at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento, again brought together the region’s most influential executives. Guest speakers such as Chris Granger, president of the Sacramento Kings and John Hodgson, founder and president of The Hodgson Company shared what it takes to be successful and great leader.

Jul 19, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 20th Anniversary Grand Finale Gala

On June 11, more than 500 guests attended the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Grand Finale Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Jeff Anderson of Coldwell Banker and Nolana Mymka Daoust of Kaiser Permanente won the titles of Man & Woman of the Year for 2016 and more than $455,000 was raised for cancer research and patient services.

Jul 11, 2016 Tia Gemmell

2016 Pride Awards and VIP Reception

The 2016 Pride Awards took place on Capitol Mall, the same place where Sacramento Pride holds its festival. VIPs and guests enjoyed a reception at the Wells Fargo building with a hosted bar and appetizers by Il Fornaio, a live auction by David Sobon Auctions & Events, and food by Empress Tavern and Mother restaurants. 

Jul 1, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento “Pride Over Prejudice” Public Art Project

In light of the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida, a local community coalition including The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, Latino Center of Art and Culture, Team Darrell Steinberg, The California Endowment and others led a public art project on Sunday, June 19 as a symbol of solidarity with the LGBTQ community. The art project repurposed campaign yard signs from the recent California primary election by painting over them with the message “Pride over Prejudice.” 

Jun 20, 2016 Tia Gemmell

Boys and Girls Club Broke Ball and Fundraiser

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento held their 20th anniversary Broke Ball and fundraiser, with the theme “Denim & Diamonds,” on May 6 at the Lemon Hill Boys and Girls Club location. The evening included a special tribute to Fred Teichert and the Teichert Foundation.

Jun 8, 2016 Tia Gemmell

NAIOP Person of the Year Award and Dinner

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Sacramento Valley Chapter, held their Person of the Year Award and Dinner in downtown Sacramento, on May 11, 2016. The night honored Kevin Ramos, Buzz Oates’ Chief Investment Officer, with a VIP reception, staging and dinner outside on the mall.

Jun 8, 2016 Tia Gemmell

City Year Sacramento Ripples of Hope

City Year Sacramento’s annual Ripples of Hope event was held May 19 at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento. More than $300,000 was raised to help City Year students through sponsorships and an auction held that evening.

Jun 8, 2016 Tia Gemmell

California Musical Theatre Broadway Gala

The Broadway Gala on May 7, benefitted California Musical Theatre’s  performing arts education and Music Circus productions. Over 450 business and community leaders attended the gala at the historic Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. 

Jun 8, 2016 Tia Gemmell