Jennifer von Geldern is a freelance writer for Comstock’s magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawson Mechanical Contractors is celebrating 75 years in business, having earned great respect and success in the construction industry.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Karapetyan and Garib Karapetyan share a last name, though they’re not related. But most importantly, they share a vision.
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.
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.
EY’s mission is to build a better working world. “That’s the core of our purpose as a company.
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.
The Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) has been committed to empowering communities and changing lives in the Greater Sacramento region since 1968.
Established in 2006, Cristo Rey High School Sacramento helps prepare our region’s future workforce.
“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.”
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.
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.
Founded in 1982, California Capital Financial Development Corporation has been an invaluable resource to small businesses for 40 years.
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.
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.
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.
Gilbert CPAs occupies the special realm of philanthropy where the business and nonprofit communities intersect.
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.
Established in 1997, MarketOne Builders celebrates 25 years in business as a leading force in today’s construction industry.
In 2020, PRIDE Industries renamed its fundraising arm in honor of the organization’s beloved late CEO, Michael Ziegler. The Michael Ziegler PRIDE Industries Foundation furthers Ziegler’s legacy of championing the orga
Stantec, a global architecture and design firm with a significant presence in Sacramento, is committed to helping close the gender gap in STEAM fields with a company-wide Inclusion and Diversity program.
United Building Maintenance, Inc. welcomes new partner and chief operating officer Brian Baltzley. This full-service commercial janitorial company is also celebrating its 20th anniversary with unprecedented growth.
With a reputation of excellence, Airco Mechanical, Inc. is the region’s leading design-build mechanical contractor specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, plumbing systems, process piping, and environmental control systems. Founded in 1974 by James C.
The SAFE Real Estate Sales Team finds ideal home loans for clients purchasing newly-constructed homes or existing properties.
The world-class pediatric burn program at Shriners Children’s Northern California is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since 1997, the program has been caring for children up to age 18 with burn injuries of every size and severity.
April Andre and her team at The Collective are experts in furnishing commercial office space and work closely with the architect and design community to achieve clients’ workspace goals. Formerly known as VCO, The Collective’s new name and logo were created after acquiring Office Source and SCI Interiors.
Founded in 2004, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts offers imaging, medical assistant and nursing programs that provide students seeking careers in health care with professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practical experiences.
Through its 31 branches and nearly 350 employees across Northern California, Bank of Marin has always encouraged and promoted diversity in the workforce.
HGA, an interdisciplinary design firm with offices nationwide, provides architectural design and all disciplines of engineering. In Sacramento and throughout Northern California, the firm offers architecture, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, plumbing engineering and interior design.
Founded in 2005, DesCor Builders provides full-service preconstruction, general contracting and construction management services at a competitive cost throughout Northern California. A leader in many industry categories, one of the main ways DesCor differentiates themselves is with superior preconstruction services.
Over the past 33 years, Admail West has dedicated itself to delivering state-of-the-art print, data processing, direct mail and fulfillment services to a national list of clientele. In 1989, Kathy Pescetti and her business partner and mother, Joyce Riffel, took ownership of the company of seven employees.
Royal Electric has something to celebrate — 50 years of successful business! Over the past five decades, the company has become the leading firm for complex, full-service electric and underground contracting on tight schedules. Public agencies, contractors and developers across the Central and Western U.S. rely on their comprehensive pre-planning process and specialized, experienced team.
Gilbert CPAs welcomes a new leader as Bobbie Hales steps into the role of CEO on Jan. 1, 2022. The appointment of Hales is the fulfillment of the firm’s succession planning for leadership. David Ljung, CEO for the past six years, will continue as a firm shareholder until his retirement in a couple of years.
Saint John’s Program for Real Change believes in women and their power as individuals, mothers, daughters and a community. Saint John’s mission is to unleash the potential of women in crisis with a vision of breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence, one family at a time.
Thirteen-year-old Alyssa had cancer on her spine. Surgery to remove the cancer left her with the equivalent of a spinal cord injury. Through research, Alyssa and her family found Shriners Children’s Northern California and sought help. Because of the multi-disciplinary expertise and care she received, she’s able to move more freely and stand — and has even become a competitive athlete.
Founded in 1972, Sacramento Life Center (SLC) is celebrating 50 years of embracing lives, one pregnancy at a time. Launched as a volunteer helpline, SLC is now a fully accredited, licensed community health clinic offering an array of services and resources. One of few Sacramento-area community clinics for pregnant women in need, SLC is ready to do more.
The SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, known as MOSAC, has finally opened to take its place as one of Greater Sacramento’s most exciting and beneficial destination attractions.