Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Class IX Graduation

The Nehemiah Community Foundation was pleased to introduce the graduating NELP Class IV on June 25  — a group of 10 young professionals who have undergone an extensive 9-month program to prepare them for effective and ethical leadership within their organizations and communities. The graduation ceremony was held at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg and included 140 business and community leaders, program alumni and a keynote address by Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber.

Photos: Charles Vincent McDonald 

Jun 27, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Big Bang! Business Competition Finalist Presentations + Awards Ceremony

UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship held its 2018 Big Bang! Business Competition Finalist Presentations & Awards Ceremony on May 24. The top five BigBang! Business Competition teams pitched their business ventures to compete for funding.

Jun 13, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

UCP Sacramento Humanitarian of the year

The 25th Annual UCP Humanitarian of the Year gala took place May 17th at the Hyatt Regency, hosting 390 guests who enjoyed a reception performance by Vivian Lee, and raised more than $250,000 for children with developmental disabilities including autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. The UCP Humanitarian of the Year honoree this year was Ann Madden Rice, CEO of UC Davis Medical Center.

Photos: Monica Toohey-Krause

Jun 8, 2018

Feast at the Fox

Visit Stockton and the City of Stockton held the annual Feast at the Fox on Main Street on May 11 in Downtown Stockton. The farm-to-table dinner featured a five-course menu created by local chefs using locally sourced ingredients. The sold-out fundraiser benefited the San Joaquin Delta College Culinary Arts Program.

Photos: Randall Gee

Jun 6, 2018

Memorial Day Ceremony

By Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District

On Monday, May 28, the Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the Davis Cemetery District hosted their annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Davis Cemetery & Arboretum. The ceremony featured Davis Poet Laureate Dr. Andy Jones, an introduction by Mayor Pro-tem Brett Lee with a keynote by Jerry Coker, a U.S. Marine Corps rifleman in South Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment.

May 31, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Comstock’s Client Appreciation

Comstock’s magazine held its quarterly client appreciation night on May 16 at Mulvaney’s B&L. Clients were treated to a pre-show dinner and reception before attending “An American in Paris” at the Community Center Theater.

May 30, 2018

Midtown Love

The Midtown Association held its annual Midtown Love event at Faces Nightclub on May 17 in Sacramento. Approximately 400 attendees enjoyed mermaids, dance performances and a lip sync battle at the showcase for Sacramento’s vibrant urban core.

May 22, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Swish and Swirl

Presented by The Sacramento Kings and Bogle Vineyards

Bogle Vineyards hosted the inaugural Swish and Swirl wine-pairing dinner, featuring Sacramento Kings player Doug Christie, on May 5. The event raised over $20,000 for local charities, including: Habitat for Humanity, Positive Coaching Alliance – Sacramento, Rotary Club of Roseville, Sacramento Food Bank, Sacramento SPCA and Shriners Hospital for Children.

May 22, 2018

Oak Park Speaker Series: Roland Martin

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.

May 14, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Impact Venture Global Summit

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.

May 9, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Broker of the Year Award

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.

May 9, 2018 Tia Gemmell

SACOG Regional Futures Forum

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.

May 9, 2018 Joan Cusick

Unity Ball

Greater Sacramento Urban League

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.

May 9, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash

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.

May 4, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Woodland State of the City

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.

Photos: Phil Hogan

May 4, 2018

Entrepreneur Unleashed

A Haney Biz event

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.

May 2, 2018 Thomas Hanns Jr

Social Venture Partners: Fast Pitch 2018

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.

Apr 23, 2018 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento Ballet Black & White Gala

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.

Apr 23, 2018 Phillip Kampel