Jennifer von Geldern is a freelance writer for Comstock’s magazine.
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LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
“Architecture is a team sport that depends on collaboration and diverse viewpoints, including those of women,” says Beth Young, principal and Sacramento office director of HGA. “I’ve seen the industry’s landscape change, with more women hired and more women promoted to leadership positions, and HGA is at the leading edge of that evolution.”
EMPOWERING NEW VOICES IN THE FIELD
With twice the national average of women in construction, the employee-owners at general contractor Hensel Phelps believe they can grow only by challenging each other to think and act differently.
Saint John’s Program for Real Change
HEALING WOMEN TO STRENGTHEN AND REUNIFY FAMILIES
Saint John’s Program for Real Change unleashes the potential of women and children in crisis to end the cycle of poverty and dependence, one family at a time. Since 1985, Saint John’s has supported more than 30,000 formerly homeless women and children, providing them with tools and knowledge to change their lives.
Future Foundation of Sacramento
FUNDING THE FUTURE FOR FIRST-IN-FAMILY COLLEGE GRADUATES
The Future Foundation of Sacramento is a nonprofit that provides scholarships to high-achieving students from at-risk backgrounds who are first-in-family to attend college. Future Foundation awards five-year scholarships of $5,000 per year, totaling $25,000.
SMUD – MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND CURIOSITY
Celebrating a Successful Year and Ensuring Access for All
The SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, known as MOSAC, opened to the public in November 2021 and now celebrates its one-year anniversary.
Sacramento State College of Continuing Education
CROSSING THE FINISH LINE AND BUILDING THE WORKFORCE
Sacramento State’s College of Continuing Education (CCE) provides educational and professional programming that meets student and industry demands. “We pride ourselves on being experts on adult learners,” says Ben Fell, associate dean for academic and professional programs.
Meals on Wheels
REOPENING, RE-ENGAGING AND COMING BACK BETTER THAN BEFORE
Since 2010, Meals on Wheels by ACC (MoW) has provided millions of nutritious meals to seniors aged 60 years or better throughout Sacramento County. As we emerge from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, MoW is reopening sites and making exciting changes.
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
A HISTORY AND COMMITMENT TO PERMANENCY AND EMPOWERMENT
Originally founded in 1900, Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSYAF) has remained committed to helping vulnerable youth and families since inception.
SAFE CREDIT UNION
PARTNERING FOR OUR REGION'S ECONOMIC STRENGTH
Dave Roughton serves as CEO for SAFE Credit Union and as an executive committee board member for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC), where he is instrumental to both organizations’ success.
TRI COUNTIES BANK
HELPING TO BUILD A BETTER REGIONAL ECONOMY
“Tri Counties Bank promotes total collaboration and cross-pollination to play to individual strengths and perform at a high level for our customers throughout Sacramento,” says Stephen Cairns, commercial lending regional manager.
Bank of Marin
CELEBRATING A SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR IN THE GREATER SACRAMENTO REGION
The end of this year marks Bank of Marin’s first full year in the Greater Sacramento region. Its leaders credit the bank’s success to the continued support of its clients, dedication of its hard-working teams, and the bank’s commitment to the local community.
INDUSTRY LEADER BRINGS SERVICE EXCELLENCE TO SACRAMENTO
Leading reprographics company Crisp Imaging now brings its superior services and products to the Sacramento market with the acquisition of Century Graphics. They’ll be taking over Century’s Sacramento and El Dorado Hills locations.
BANKING SOLUTIONS WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND LOCAL SERVICE
Exchange Bank stands apart from competitors in several ways. One key differentiator is longevity not commonly found in community banks. Founded in Santa Rosa in 1890, Exchange Bank has an amazing 132-year history.
A CENTURY OF INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS
Rex Moore Group, Inc., a Top 50 electrical contractor, is celebrating 100 years in business. Founded in 1922, the firm today has locations in Sacramento, Fresno, Atascadero and Reno and serves all of California, Nevada and beyond, with a vision of expanding nationally.
Aspire Public Schools
Aspire Public Schools, a network of 36 high-quality, tuition-free public charter schools throughout California, will open its newly renovated schools in a state-of-the-art education complex in South Stockton this fall!
Action Through Architecture for Homeless Housing
Maria Ogrydziak Architecture
With a creative vision, architect Maria Ogrydziak has lent her skill and talent to Paul’s Place, an innovative project tackling one of today’s biggest humanitarian crises — homelessness. “I knew that architecture could help make great strides toward a solution to homelessness in the city of Davis,” she says.
Investment Management and Financial Planning
Dianna Laney, managing partner of PGL Financial, recognizes that money is a tool to support the things that really matter to clients. Offering retirement planning, investment management and financial planning, PGL tailors services to each client’s situation and goals.
The Experts Providing Superior Maintenance Services
Elite Service Experts, Inc.
Elite Service Experts, Inc. specializes in plumbing, lighting, electrical, landscaping and general maintenance services with five classifications under their California Contractors License.
California Employers’ Human Resources Partner
People Rock HR Services
Businesses throughout California trust People Rock HR Services as their partner to implement and manage employment requirements and best practices.
Building Toward a Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Culture by Supporting Students
The lack of access to learning opportunities and resources in our communities has become more apparent as our economy continues to experience uncertainty. Unfortunately, these issues have been long-standing, but organizations like SchoolsFirst FCU are taking an active role in improving access to educational programs. An example of this is SchoolsFirst FCU’s grant recipient, City Year.
Sacramento’s Performing Arts Education Leader
Northern California School of the Arts
Northern California School of the Arts provides holistic and professional theater arts training programs, supporting young artists from diverse communities to create, express and participate in theater arts educational opportunities.
Leading the Way to Housing Solutions
With his eye on the overall health of the Sacramento regional economy and specifically the construction industry, Tony Moayed, CEO of Tricorp Group, Inc., has been a Region Business board member since 2018.
Voice of the Electrical Construction Industry
Founded in 1901, the National Electrical Contractors Association has delivered resources to its members to help them make better business decisions, provide excellent customer service, and take advantage of innovative technology for more than 100 years.
TPC and Perkins Eastman Create the Ideal Venue for Speedway Motorsports at Sonoma Raceway
Tilton Pacific Construction
General building contractor Tilton Pacific Construction (TPC) has recently completed a magnificent venue at Sonoma Raceway for Speedway Motorsports that will act as the track’s race-day hospitality center and site of many events.
Sacramento’s Premier Mechanical Contractor Celebrates 75 Years
Lawson Mechanical Contractors is celebrating 75 years in business, having earned great respect and success in the construction industry.
Bullish on California’s Central Valley
Swinerton Builders, a leading commercial construction contractor with offices nationwide, improves our communities with projects throughout California. Established in Bakersfield in 1888, the firm has an incredible 134-year history and is now headquartered in the Bay Area.
The Leaders Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders
The leadership and business consulting firm Unleashing Leaders provides trusted agents and practical techniques to accelerate the changes their clients seek. Founder and Chief Change Agent Lee Scott started as a solopreneur in 1997.
Forging Partnerships To Better Our Communities
SAFE Credit Union
Ashley Tate is an enormous asset to not only SAFE Credit Union, but also to the Sacramento region.
Leading the Brand Development Specialists
Established in 1997, Taber Creative Group (TCG) is an award-winning marketing and advertising company with a unique ability to help each brand present its true value and potential for growth. For 25 years, TCG has been delivering fully customized branding and marketing communications solutions that show and tell unique brand stories.
Improving The Financial Success of Businesses Throughout California
Tri Counties Bank
Tri Counties Bank offers comprehensive financial solutions rivaling those of larger banks, but with the flexibility and superior level of service expected of a community bank.
Inclusive Environments that Enrich the Human Experience
JK Architecture Engineering
Established in Auburn in 1984, JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE) is an award-winning design firm offering architecture, civil engineering and structural engineering services from offices in Auburn, San Jose, Tahoe City and Reno.
The Business Community’s Office Technology Source
WiZiX Technology Group, Inc.
Office technology dealership and service provider WiZiX Technology Group, Inc. is the business community’s choice for essential office equipment and systems, as well as the experts to service those products.
Shaping California’s Future Through Architecture
Nacht & Lewis
Celebrating 100 years in business, Nacht & Lewis Architects, Incorporated has long been part of the fabric of Sacramento and the surrounding communities. It has created landmarks, shaped the skyline and established itself as part of the city’s history.
Elevating Senses, Elevating Lives
Joe Karapetyan and Garib Karapetyan share a last name, though they’re not related. But most importantly, they share a vision.
Who Will Care for Our Seniors Now and in The Future?
Continuum Care Hospital LLC
The State of California’s Master Plan for Aging states that by 2030, demand for residential care and housing will double. According to the Department of Human Services, at least 70 percent of the population over age 65 will require some type of post-acute care, including assisted living and skilled nursing or rehab services.
Enhancing the Human Experience for 40 Years
Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners
Jim Williams and Jack Paddon launched their architectural firm Williams + Paddon in Roseville in 1981, and though it was a time of recession, they persevered and built tremendous success that endures 40 years later.
Partnering to Break the Cycle of Homelessness
Saint John’s Program for Real Change
EY’s mission is to build a better working world. “That’s the core of our purpose as a company.
Empowering Youth and Families, Transforming Lives
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families envisions safe, lifelong connections for all young people, strengthened through generations of empowered families. Founded in 1900, this nonprofit supports the entire family with professional treatment and compassionate care, so every youth has the opportunity to thrive at home, in school and in the community.
Empowering Communities and Changing Lives
Greater Sacramento Urban League
The Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) has been committed to empowering communities and changing lives in the Greater Sacramento region since 1968.
Work Study Program Benefits Students and Businesses
Cristo Rey High School
Established in 2006, Cristo Rey High School Sacramento helps prepare our region’s future workforce.
Transformative Arts Education Elevating Life Skills
Northern California School of the Arts
“Theater arts can represent all the business community’s desirable traits,” says Michele Hillen-Noufer. “The personal skills needed for business — communication, collaboration, creativity — can be gained in theater arts. People must communicate and work well in teams, and have self confidence and self-knowledge, and that’s what theater arts teaches.”
How An Education Leadership Organization Leads By Innovation
Teach for America California Capital Valley
Teach for America California Capital Valley (TFA) is working to confront educational inequity by building a diverse network of leaders in teaching and related fields.
Meeting Community Needs in Northern California
Bank of Marin
It is an exciting time at Bank of Marin as it grows to serve a larger Northern California footprint. With this expansion comes the ability to have an even greater impact on the communities it serves.
40 Years Of Serving The Small Business Community
Founded in 1982, California Capital Financial Development Corporation has been an invaluable resource to small businesses for 40 years.
25 Years Of Groundbreaking Specialty Pediatric Care
Shriners Hospital for Children
Shriners Children’s Northern California is celebrating several important milestones. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the entire Shriners Children’s system and the 25th anniversary of the Sacramento hospital.
Powering the Research to Eliminate Cancer
American Cancer Society
To pursue its mission of preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering, the American Cancer Society has invested more than $5 billion in cancer research since 1946. Currently, ACS has 96 funded research grants totaling $52,367,700 in California.
New Partners, Same Superior CPA Service
AP Group, Inc.
Founded by Angie Papendick in 2016, AP Group, Inc welcomes four longtime team members as new partners. “We established the firm to provide excellent client service, but also to provide work-life balance and meaningful careers for our team members,” Angie says.
Supporting Nonprofits with Professional Expertise and Philanthropy
Gilbert CPAs/Sacramento Children’s Home
Gilbert CPAs occupies the special realm of philanthropy where the business and nonprofit communities intersect.
Scoring Goals For The Community
Sacramento Republic FC
Sacramento is fortunate to have the professional soccer team Sacramento Republic FC on several fronts. Often in the playoffs and already with a championship to its name in just nine years since inception, this successful USL team gives area sports fans a team to root for and exciting matchday entertainment.
25 Years of Excellence in Commercial Construction
Established in 1997, MarketOne Builders celebrates 25 years in business as a leading force in today’s construction industry.