The Oak Park Speakers Series (OPSS), in partnership with St. HOPE’s Underground Books and the Greater Sacramento Urban League, held a VIP reception for the first part of four part lecture series at The Guild Theatre in Oak Park on May 9. The speaker series will feature some of the most prominent African American leaders in the nation.
Impact Venture Capital held the Impact Venture Global Summit at the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento on May 8. The summit featured a special luncheon led by California Women Lead, 60 startup booths, five stages for panel discussions, startup pitches and keynote speeches throughout the day.
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.
Sacramento Area Council of Governments held the Futures Forum event at the Milagro Center in Carmichael on April 30. The event included a keynote address from Amy Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institute. Regional city officials and community members gathered to hear the Brookings report on the Sacramento region’s economy.
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.
The Sacramento SPCA held the 25th annual Doggy Dash at William Land Park on April 28 in Sacramento. The event is the largest dog 2k/5k walk and festival event in Northern California. Funds raised at this event provide medical care to sick or injured animals, low cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services for the local community, behavior training and humane education programs.
The Woodland Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the City Luncheon was held on April 11 at the Woodland Community Center. Mayor Enrique Fernandez gave city updates and attendees enjoyed a meal by Cracchiolo’s Market & Catering. It was a zero waste event.
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The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce held its 37th annual golf tournament at Elkhorn Golf Club in Stockton on April 9. The event was followed by a post tournament party, raffle and awards ceremony.
Photos: Brigitte Clough
Haney Biz held its Entrepreneur Unleashed event at Allegiant Giving in Rocklin on April 26. The event featured a panel discussion with Roger Akers from Akers Capital, Kwame Anku from Black Angels Tech Fund and Vaibhav Nadguada from Moneta Ventures and was moderated by Mark Haney, founder/CEO, Haney Biz.
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.
Sacramento Ballet held the Black & White Gala: A Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda Tribute on March 17 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Presented by Western Health Advantage, and produced by Pecorelli Productions, the event celebrated 30 years of artistic excellence from honorees Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda.
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.
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.
The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce held its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Sacramento. The Matsui family was honored as the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
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.
CRKW Studio hosted a kickstarter cocktail party at Vogue Homes in Sacramento to fund the public portion of Kletterwald Heritage Oaks Parks USA on Thursday, April 12. Kletterwald Heritage Oaks Parks is designed to be a Tree Top Adventure Park for climbing, balance and core strength building. The park is expected to open early 2019 in West Sacramento.
On April 9, the famed chef Jeremiah Tower visited Sacramento to kick off the Sacramento Food Film Festival at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. A crowd of more than 400 arrived early for an exclusive question-and-answer session with Chef Tower, moderated by Amber Stott, founder and CEO of the Food Literacy Center before viewing The Last Magnificent by Anthony Bourdain.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento broke ground on its first ever Veteran Home Build on March 23, on Del Paso Blvd in Sacramento. The project was made possible through a $150,000 sponsorship from Health Net Federal Services and will be built with volunteers, as well as 500 hours contributed by the recipient’s family.
On Friday, March 16, Federalist Public House owners Marvin and Bridgette Maldonado offered a community preview of the newest addition to their portfolio, The Hamilton Room, located at 2009 N Street in Midtown Sacramento. The Hamilton Room’s bar can be booked for private events, dinners, community meetings, lunches and fundraisers.
The Sacramento Police Officers Association 1849 Foundation held its 2nd Annual Charity Police Ball on Feb. 10 at the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Downtown Sacramento. The evening brought police and community together to raise funds for crisis relief, community scholarships, neighborhood team athletics and construction of a future Sacramento police museum.
Photography: Borel Photography – Randy Licht