Tia Gemmell

Back Photographer

Her business, Riverview Media Photography lets Tia set her own hours. “The flexibility is wonderful. I meet new people all the time”. She photographs events for nonprofits like the Sacramento Metro Chamber and other chambers, and seen around town at high end events—going out to the clients’ businesses and shooting environmental photographs. Her big loves are old cars and boats. Her artful photographs can be found (and purchased) online at phototia.com.

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Comstock’s VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Comstock’s held a VIP Customer Appreciation on night on June 23, beginning with food and libations at the always terrific Tequila Museo Mayahuel Restaurant, and then followed by watching dinosaurs chew people to bits in the latest installment of the Jurassic Park series: Jurassic World in 3D on the 6-story Esquire IMAX screen.

Jun 25, 2015 Tia Gemmell

5th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes benefiting WEAVE was a record-breaking effort, exceeding the organization’s #1000MenStrong goal.

May 27, 2015 Tia Gemmell

Photos: Metro Edge Emerge Summit

The 2nd annual Emerge Summit brought more than 600 attendees together at the Crest Theatre to to empower, motivate and showcase young professionals.

Mar 31, 2015 Tia Gemmell

Broker of the Year Awards

On March 19th, the Association of Commercial Real Estate gathered at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom to celebrate their top achievers. More than $200,000 was raised for Lilliput Children’s Services. 

Mar 24, 2015 Tia Gemmell

Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch

On March 6th Social Venture Partners of Sacramento held their 1st annual SVP Fast Pitch. The event took place at UOP McGeorge. Ten nonprofits, all with an educational component to their programming, took the stage to present their 3-minute pitch on impact, innovation, and what they need to take their work to the next level of regional impact.

Mar 11, 2015 Tia Gemmell

Metro Chamber 120th Annual Business Awards

On January 30th, more than 900 local business and community leaders attended the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s 120th Annual Awards and Installation Dinner.

Feb 4, 2015 Tia Gemmell

Alliance Holiday Mixer

On December 11, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce once again merged to host their annual Alliance Mixer. 

Dec 18, 2014 Tia Gemmell

SMPS Holiday Mixer

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) hosted their annual holiday party at The Mix Downtown on December 9, 2014.

Dec 16, 2014 Tia Gemmell

2014 Developer’s Showcase

Hundreds of guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Thursday, November 20 for the 2014 Developer Showcase. The Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) and Commercial Real Estate Development Association of Sacramento (NAIOP) co-hosted the annual event.

Nov 25, 2014 Tia Gemmell

SACTO Fall Membership Celebration

On Thursday, November 13, SACTO hosted it’s annual Fall Membership Celebration at Il Fornaio in downtown Sacramento. 

Nov 18, 2014 Tia Gemmell

North State BIA 2014 Regional Housing Forecast

The North State BIA hosted its 2014 Sacramento Regional Housing Forecast on Thursday, November 13 at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.This year’s featured speakers were Dr. Sanjay Varshney of California State University, Sacramento; Greg Paquin of The Gregory Group; and David Crowe, Chief Economist, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Nov 18, 2014 Tia Gemmell

TechCon Sacramento

On November 6, TechCon Sacramento brought together the region’s multiple tech sectors for a full day of innovation. Attendees had the opportunity to view the full spectrum of technology, gain a more robust understanding and appreciation of what’s happening in the Sacramento region. 

Nov 11, 2014 Tia Gemmell

American Red Cross Red Tie Gala

On November 1, 2014, the American Red Cross rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the American Red Cross and their partnership with the Armed Forces. Co-hosted by Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty of The Armstrong and Getty Show the American Red Cross honored local World War II veterans and presented the Spirit of Tiffany award to our own, Winnie Comstock-Carlson, to celebrate her philant

Nov 5, 2014 Tia Gemmell

Helping Handbags

Sacramento’s Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary hosted their annual Helping Handbags event at the McClellan Conference center on October 18, 2014. Hundreds of women gathered to support the Salvation Army and enjoy the luncheon. 

Nov 4, 2014 Tia Gemmell

Prelude to the Season 2014

On October 14th, the Sacramento Arts and Business Council honored art leaders in the region. Honorees included, Christopher Max Thompson for Artist of the Year, Sally West from Natomas Middle School for Arts Educator of the Year, and Barbara Crockett who received the Lifetime Achievement award. 

Oct 20, 2014 Tia Gemmell
David Sobon in action


David Sobon Auctions pulls serious cash for nonprofits

Cookie dough, chocolate bars, entertainment books and gift wrap — 20 years ago, the Waldorf school David Sobon’s son was attending had students peddling all of these wares, yet they couldn’t fundraise even $10,000 in a given year. Frustrated that these “ridiculously painful fundraisers” were being placed on his child’s shoulders, the then-30-something decided on a whim to host his first live auction — which eventually led him to launch David Sobon Auctions. 

Oct 16, 2014 Karen Wilkinson

Greater Sacramento ALS – Walk to defeat ALS

On October 4th, hundreds of walkers and runners gathered at Raley Field to support the Greater Sacramento ALS Association. The ALS Association is committed to making a difference in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Oct 14, 2014 Tia Gemmell

NAIOP Roast of Mike Heller

More than 300 leaders in commercial real estate assembled to pay tribute to developer Michael Heller, known for his iconic, award-winning projects including the MARRS building, the Elliott Building and Sutter Brownstones. Roasters included developer Mark Friedman of Fulcrum and real estate broker/songster Kris Reilly of Colliers International.

Oct 10, 2014 Tia Gemmell

Bouchard Communications 20th Anniversary Celebration

Bouchard Communications hosted a “Friends” themed 20th Anniversary celebration in style with hundreds of their friends, clients and colleagues at Roseville’s historic Tower Theatre. Comedian extraordinaire Jack Gallagher was among the talented entertainers delighting the guests, who also enjoyed sumptuous faire, festive photo-ops and more.

Oct 7, 2014 Tia Gemmell

2nd Annual Farm to Fork Tower Bridge Dinner

The 2nd Annual Tower Bridge Dinner wrapped up Farm to Fork Week on September 28th. 700 guests gathered on the Tower Bridge and enjoyed a five course farm fresh meal prepared by Sacramento’s finest chefs. 

Who’s already missing Farm to Fork Week and looking forward to next year?

Oct 2, 2014 Tia Gemmell

David and Anna Sobon’s Vegas Glam Wedding

A veritable who’s who of Sacramento’s business, philanthropic and arts communities came together to celebrate the marriage of David and Anna Sobon in grand style. The spectacular “Vegas Glam” wedding featured an Elvis officiating the nuptials, and the finest food, brew (Hoppy), wine (Sobon Estate), décor and entertainment one could possible hope for. Congrats to the happy bride and groom.

Sep 23, 2014 Tia Gemmell

23rd Annual Trainor Fairbrook/SACTO Golf Tournament

On September 8th, golfers gathers at the Catta Verdera Country Club for the finest golf tournament in the Sacramento region. SACTO’s annual golf tournament is one of the region’s premier sell-out tournaments.

Sep 12, 2014 Tia Gemmell

BBQ in the Vineyard

On September 5th, community members gathered at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA for Region Builders’ signature annual engagement. Guests were joined by elected officials, leaders in the building industry, and enjoyed food and wine from around the region.

Sep 9, 2014 Tia Gemmell

16th Annual Race for the Arts

On Saturday, August 23, walkers and runners raced in the 16th annual 5k to raise money for California’s nonprofit performing, literary, cultural, and visual arts organizations and school music, literary, drama, and art programs.

For more information on the annual event, visit: http://www.raceforthearts.com/

Aug 25, 2014 Tia Gemmell

SMPS Sacramento 30th Anniversary Gala

On August 15th, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) celebrated their 30th Anniversary at the Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento. 

Aug 18, 2014 Tia Gemmell
Kevin Roberts, financial representative with Northwestern Mutual; Rachel Bennett, Director of Sales Miles Treaster & associates; Lorretta Laslo, development manager, Intech Mechanical Company, Inc and Uri Carrazco, owner, Carrazco & Associates

SACTO Membership Celebration

On June 19, the Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization hosted its spring celebration for 500 of the organization’s members and guests at the Del Paso Country Club.

Aug 14, 2014 Tia Gemmell
Katie Peterson, community impact manager, Sacramento Kings; Clark Jorgensen, community impact Coordinator, Sacramento Kings and Jessica Clark, community impact intern, Sacramento Kings.

City Year Ripples of Hope Gala

City Year Sacramento presented the 2nd annual women’s leadership event on June 4th the California Museum with VIP reception and dinner. The sold out event also honored the work of leading women and celebrated the increasing impact of female leaders in philanthropy and in their communities.

Aug 1, 2014 Tia Gemmell