On Jan. 17 the Arts and Business Council of the Sacramento Region, Blue Line Arts and Sacramento State held the 2018 Arts Awards Gala at Harper Alumni Center in Sacramento. The evening honored those who make an impact on arts and culture in our region. Comstock’s was awarded the 2018 Arts Journalism Award.
On Jan. 23 Downtown Sacramento Partnership held it’s 20th Annual State of Downtown Address at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. Downtown Sacramento Partnership, executive director Michael Ault, Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and keynote speaker Tom Murphy reviewed downtown progress and inspired new revitalization initiatives for the year ahead.
The Capital Region Family Business Center held its second annual Generations Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center on Jan. 29-30. The two-day event was attended by over 300 attendees and 57 family businesses.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday mixer on Dec. 5 at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. The mixer featured a showcase of food and beverages from local Metro Chamber member caterers and restaurants.
On Dec. 15, Punch Bowl Social Sacramento held its VIP grand opening celebration in downtown Sacramento. Over 500 attendees were treated to complimentary food and drink and were given the opportunity to explore two virtual reality gaming parlors. Sacramento is the chains 11th location, and the first in Northern California.
On Dec. 20 the Sacramento Food Literacy Center held it’s Holiday Farmers Market at PS7 Elementary in Sacramento. Between 20-25 kids were able to “shop” for fruits and veggies provided by Trinity Fresh, which then they could take home to help feed their families during the holiday break. The Food Literacy Center is a nonprofit organization that inspires kids to eat their fruits and veggies.
On Nov. 30, The Urban Hive held a Ribbon Cutting and Launch Party at The Alhambra Cannery in Sacramento. The event featured the work of 20+ local artists and more than 100 people present for the ribbon cutting. The new flagship coworking space is more than double the size of the original location.
On Dec. 6, Green Tech held its End of Year Celebration at La Venadita in Oak Park. The event was held to highlight the accomplishments of Green Tech’s students in 2017 as well as help the organization achieve important end of year funding goals. Green Tech is a community based nonprofit that prepares local youth for jobs in the green sector.
The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce 32nd Annual Installation and Business Awards luncheon was on Dec. 1 at Hilton Arden Way. Business Awardees included: Lori Okamoto, business outreach & engagement at SMUD and Larry Lee, president/CEO, Sacramento Observer.
The State of Sacramento County address was held Nov. 3 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. The Sacramento Metro Chamber, in partnership with Sacramento County, presented this year’s premier forum focused on the Sacramento County Airport System with guest speaker John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning, Alaska Airlines.