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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sacramento Economic Forum was held at the Sacramento Convention Center on May 13, 2016 and featured a keynote address by Sacramento native and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Dr. John C. Williams. The event also featured a panel discussion focused on the economic challenges, opportunities and trends impacting and influencing the Sacramento region.
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 May 18, 2016.
The Construction Financial Management Association held its 5th annual dinner and awards at Arden Hills Club and Spa on April 21.
The 29th Annual Wine and Food Fest, benefiting Make-A-Wish, hosted more than 1,200 guests at the Sacramento Convention Center on April 23. More than 100 restaurants, wineries breweries and other fine spirit establishments provided tastings.
On April 23, 950 men participated in WEAVE’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event raising awareness and more than $315,000 to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking.
The Power Inn Alliance held their 23rd annual luncheon on March 24, honoring a coalition of over 1,300 businesses and property owners in the Power Inn area of Sacramento, California. The Alliance advocates for business, transportation and community through advocacy, beautification and networking.
The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 44th annual “Salud” Business Awards Gala on was on Feb. 27 at the Doubletree Hotel. The keynote speaker this year was Antonio Villaraigosa, the former mayor of Los Angeles.
The sold-out Downton Abbey fundraiser, benefiting KVIE Public Television and celebrating the finale of Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE, was held on Feb. 21 at the home of Russ and Patti Solomon.
More than 600 young professionals gathered at Memorial Auditorium on March 18 for the third annual MetroEDGE Emerge Summit. National in scope and local in focus, the summit is created for and by young professionals to inspire action in their cities, communities and careers.
The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento Valley Chapter held their annual Entrepreneur’s Edge symposium on Feb. 18 at downtown Sacramento’s Sutter Club. This annual event brings together women business owners in the community to learn and enhance skills, gain insights and help businesses thrive.
Entrepreneur’s Edge was held February 18, at the Sutter Club. Guests enjoyed multiple, interactive, round-table conversations between attendees and Sacramento area Women Business Owners, across multiple professions and areas of expertise.
The 2016 MLK Celebration Event at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento was held on February 6, 2016, and was enjoyed by more than 540 attendees. Keynote speakers Judy and Dennis Shepard, cofounders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The MLK Committee recognized an outstanding Sacramento Citizen, Chet P. Hewitt, CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation, with the 2016 Robert T Matsui Community Service Award.
The Sacramento Metro Chamber held their Board and Member Mixer on Feburary 2 at CBRE. The quarterly event was held for attendees to expand their networks and strengthen relationships with other business, government and community leaders.
The Sacramento Metro Chamber held their 121st Annual Dinner & Business Awards at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento on January 29. It is the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s longest running event. The celebration included distinguished honors and awards including Sacramentan of the Year, Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year and the Business Hall of Fame Awards.
Blue Heart International held their 2nd Annual Snowflake Ball on Jan. 23, at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. Guests enjoyed great food, drinks, a local celebrity lip sync, and live auction by David Sobon.
The 23rd Annual CASA Crab Feed was held on January 16. Guests brought their boots, chaps and cowboy hats and joined in supporting Sacramento’s foster youth at the “Wild West” themed event.
A sold-out audience of approximately 700 business and community leaders attended the 2016 State of Downtown breakfast on January 12, 2016 at the Memorial Auditorium.
BIA Northstate Building Industry Association held their annual Installation of Officers Banquet January 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. The event was held to honor special award recipients and to witness the 2016 Board of Director members taking their oath of office.
The Crocker Ball, was held December 5. The black-tie fundraiser gathered over 400 philanthropists and community leaders from Sacramento, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley. Funds raised from the Crocker Ball support exhibitions and education programs that serve more than 250,000 people each year. For more than five decades, the Ball has helped the Museum connect people with art, ideas, each other, and the world around them.
Region Rising, a collaborative conference designed to inspire thinking, was held Nov. 20 at the Sacramento Convention Center.
On November 13 the California Auto Museum held an event honoring the achievements of women in sports and the business community. The evening was spent celebrating one of the most respected women in racing, Lyn St. James; the first woman to win Rookie of the Year at the Indy 500. Guests enjoyed a red carpet VIP reception, farm-to-fork dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and live entertainment.
The Sacramento Metro Chamber continued its tradition of bringing together influential voices to share experiences that motivate and inspire action on November 10 at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Perspectives on Innovation featured entrepreneurial leaders offering their personal insights on what it takes to be innovative today. Speakers shared their experiences and ideas in a TED Talk format on three of our region’s expanding industries.
McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities held a fabulous dinner on November 11 to support the families of Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. Mulvaney’s B&L of Sacramento hosted the event featuring the exquisite cooking of Patrick Mulvaney and his talented staff using McDonald’s-sourced farm-fresh ingredients.
The San Juan Education Foundation held An Evening with the STARS October 16 at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa to celebrate excellence in education and support our schools.
Convergence was hosted by The Sacramento Metro Chamber and NextEd on October 16 at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento and is Northern California’s only ongoing forum showcasing the issues that intersect education, workforce development and the economy.
Over seven hundred people attended the BBQ in the Vineyards event, the signature annual event of Region Business. Hosted by their Political Action Committee, the BBQ at the Sugarmill in Clarksburg, was an evening with elected officials from throughout the region, hundreds of leaders from the building industry, wine, beer, food, cigar bar, and a silent auction.
The 18th Annual Outstanding Women Leader (OWL) Awards were held on October 15 at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.
The Florin Road Foundation’s 13th Annual Beach Blanket Bingo Fundrasier was held on September 17. Attendees enjoyed a casual night of food, fun, and friends.
Hundreds of people lined the streets in Downtown Sacramento on September 11 to honor three men — Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone — during the Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade. The three men are hailed as heroes for helping stop a terrorist plot on Aug. 21 aboard a Paris-bound train.
On September 2 NAIOP Sacramento Valley held their Development 2016 and Project Tour. Attendees enjoyed a hosted discussion of projects and development in our region from the developers and the plans to support growth and development in 2016 and beyond.
The Sacramento LGBT Community Center held the 2015 Pride Awards on August 18 to celebrate successes and recognize acts of leadership and everyday heroism that make a difference in the LGBT community. The evening reception included an awards presentation emceed by Rob Stewart from Rob on the Road, hosted appetizers and entertainment featuring Supervisor Phil Serna’s band “UnSupervised.”
The Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners held Entrepreneur’s Edge with the theme “Level Up” at the historic Sutter Club on July 23.
Metro EDGE recently hosted an interactive mixer at Blue Prynt in which attendees were able to network with other young professionals while playing “Guess Who!?” Each attendee received a character name that was placed on their back and they had to walk around and ask yes or no questions to try and figure out who they were. The room was full of energy as the game provided a fun and creative way to make new connections!