The Annual Dinner Dec. 12 was a night to celebrate and shine, gathering about 700 leaders from around Greater Sacramento to raise a glass to the achievements of 2019.
Photos by Francisco Chavira
The Sacramento History Alliance hosted the Burnett Awards on Oct. 10, at the 24th Street Theatre. The event is a benefit for the Sacramento History Museum and the Center for Sacramento History. The awardees were General Produce, Goodwin-Cole, Gunther’s Ice Cream, The Sacramento Bee, Teichert Construction and Vic’s Ice Cream.
The California Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America held its Influence Awards at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento on Oct. 17. Nearly 140 professionals and students in the communication industry attended the event, where 39 winners across 17 categories were honored.
Polanco Cantina’s VIP Grand Opening was on Oct. 21. The new Mexican-food restaurant is on the second level of Downtown Commons on K Street in downtown Sacramento, across the plaza from Golden 1 Center.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento held its annual Hard Hats & High Heels Gala at the Memorial Auditorium in downtown Sacramento on Oct. 5. The sold-out event was attended by 400 and raised $305,000 for the organization’s projects in Sacramento and Yolo counties. The event included a live auction, the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus and testimonials from Habitat families.
The San Juan Education Foundation hosted its 13th annual An Evening with the STARS at The Center at 2300 in Sacramento on Sept. 27. The event inducts notable professionals who attended San Juan Unified School District into its STARS Hall of Fame. This year’s honorees were cancer researcher Dr. H. Michael Shepard, NASA engineer Heidi Parris and video game developer Scott Pease.
The Sacramento Valley Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, held its annual Person of the Year celebration dinner in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s courtyard Sept. 5. Sotiris Kolokotronis, founder of SKK Developments, was this year’s honoree for his vision and work in building urban core projects and commercial centers.
Five Star Bank celebrated its 20th anniversary at The Sutter Club in downtown Sacramento Oct. 3. The event included wine and hors d’oeuvres. A large donation was given to The Sutter Club Foundation by Five Star Bank, Buzz Oates and Frank Ramos.
Metro EDGE’s sixth annual Emerge Summit was held at the Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento on Sept. 19. More than 600 young professionals from across Northern California attended the daylong event, which included speeches; breakout sessions on leadership, professional development, and personal growth; and networking opportunities.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Anixter’s new Roseville facility took place on August 14. Anixter, an international technology company which brings approximately 100 jobs to the area with this location, then held an open house for attendees to tour the building.