Polanco Cantina: VIP Grand Opening

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.

Dec 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

Habitat for Humanity: Hard Hats & High Heels Gala

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. 

Dec 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

San Juan Education Foundation: An Evening with the STARS

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.

Nov 1, 2019 Phil Kampel Photography

NAIOP Sacramento Valley Chapter: Person of the Year

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.

Nov 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

Five Star Bank: 20th Anniversary

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.

Nov 1, 2019 Ryan Greenleaf Photography

Metro EDGE: Emerge Summit

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.

Nov 1, 2019

Anixter: Open House and Ribbon Cutting

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. 

Oct 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

Realtors Who Shrine: VIP Night

Realtors Who Shrine hosted a VIP Night at Cal Expo preceding a Sacramento Republic Football Club match on August 7. The event celebrated Realtors Who Shrine real-estate agents who have raised $29,146 for Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California by donating a portion of their commissions in their clients’ names.

Oct 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

Sacramento Walk of Stars: Celebrity Gala 2019

The Sacramento Walk of Stars unveiled its 2019 inductees on the sidewalk on L Street in Midtown Sacramento on August 28. The inductees included professional baseball player Dusty Baker, Corti Brothers owner Darrell Corti, mixed martial artist world champion Urijah Faber, and Olympic gold medalist and sports commentator Summer Sanders. Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen emceed the event, which was followed by the Walk of Stars Gala at the Memorial Auditorium.

Oct 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

Access Sacramento: Power of Voice Award Gala Dinner

Access Sacramento’s seventh annual Power of Voice Award Gala Dinner was held at the Clunie Community Center in Sacramento on August 1. This year’s honoree was Beth Hassett, executive director of WEAVE, a nonprofit organization that supports survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. 

Oct 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell