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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate with our clients and friends who in no small way have been part of our success, Comstock’s held a VIP Customer Appreciation on night on Nov. 11, 2016.
American Cancer Society’s HOPE Gala and Fundraiser was held on September 10 at the Dariotis Family Home on Arden Way.
This year’s sold out dinner was on September 25, and served a family-style meal on the Tower Bridge in downtown Sacramento. Proceeds from the dinner fund the free annual Farm-to-Fork Festival and other programs.
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.
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.
More than 200 industry professionals and community leaders attended a celebration for Deacon’s 35th Anniversary at the Sutter Club on October 6.
Real Estate Developers David Taylor, Denton Kelley, Ali Youssefi, Kaiser Sacramento SVP and architect Ron Vrilakis and Kaiser Sacramento SVP Sandy Sharon, share their plans and predictions for development of Sacramento’s Central Core at a breakfast forum held at Sutter Club
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.
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.
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.
The Sacramento chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance welcomed San Francisco 49ers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young as the keynote speaker during the 2016 Jeans and Jerseys Youth Sports Awards on August 30 at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.