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Drexel University hosting – Sacramento Brand Drawing Board on May 21

Drexel University hosting – Sacramento Brand Drawing Board on May 21

A strong brand narrative can have a huge impact on a city’s culture and prosperity.

That brand can influence someone’s decision to visit, go shopping and dining, support a beloved sports team, or even decide to make that city their home.

Five of the Sacramento region’s top marketing experts will be at Drexel University Sacramento on Tuesday, May 21 (6-7:30 p.m.) to discuss various ways that Sacramento’s brand will need to be rebuilt for the city to continue thriving.

The free event is open to the public.

Steve Budiono Joins Community 1st Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

Steve Budiono Joins Community 1st Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

Community 1st Bank has named Steve Budiono, who has nearly a decade of managerial experience in the banking industry, as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager.

Budiono will help bolster the bank’s commercial lending services, working with business owners throughout Northern California.

“I’m excited about joining Community 1st Bank and being part of such a close-knit team,” Budiono said. “Community 1st has a great industry reputation and I really look forward to the close relationships with customers that take place at a community-focused bank.”

Budiono began his banking career with Bank of America in Palo Alto, where he served as Vice President/Business Banker from 2005 to 2008.

He relocated to the Sacramento region and began working for Westamerica Bank as a Vice President/Commercial Banker in October 2008.

Wedding Pros Gather to Honor the Best in the Industry

Wedding Pros Gather to Honor the Best in the Industry

Join us to recognize the Guys & Dolls of Sacramento's Association for Wedding Professinals, Int'l.  These are the members who worked hard in 2012 to make the wedding industry and the association a "sweet" success! Members who are known as the best.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013. 6:30-9:00 p.m., Depot Park Conference Center located at 8215 Ferguson Ave. in Depot Park.

We'll be puttin on the Ritz, so dig out your 1920s glad rags to keep up. You won't get the bum's rush if you don't, but it's always fun to dress up! And Sharpe Weddings will be there to snap your mug and give you the photo to take home!

There are a couple more surprises!  You’ve Never seen dessert servce in Sacramento presented this way.  Plus, we’re changing something we haven’t changed in more than 10 years – and revealing it at the Gala!

Community 1st Bank Welcomes Lapkass as New Senior Vice President

Community 1st Bank Welcomes Lapkass as New Senior Vice President

Community 1st Bank has named Ulrike Lapkass, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the banking industry, as a new Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager for the bank.

An Auburn resident, Lapkass joins the Community 1st team to bolster the bank’s commercial lending services. She will work with business owners and investors throughout Northern California, primarily focusing on their financing needs.

“Our economy has made some positive strides in the past year, so this is a great time for any business owner to be looking for financing,” Lapkass said. “I am excited to join the dynamic team at Community 1st Bank.”

Lapkass began her banking career with Wells Fargo, where she was a Premier Client Manager for many years.

News10 My Neighborhood to receive award today at Kross Kountry-4-Kids Celebration

News10 My Neighborhood to receive award today at Kross Kountry-4-Kids Celebration

Kross Kountry-4-Kids A Journey-4-Justice Finishes April 14th

A BBQ celebration Sunday hosted by Folsom Harley-Davidson marks the conclusion of a two week cross country and back ride for Kross Kountry-4-Kids A Journey-4-Justice.  The Army Of Angels,the International Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, Folsom HOG and dozens of other groups will be in attendance at the event scheduled from Noon until 3:00 P.M.  The runs accomplishments, reviewing the current call to action over the next year to better protect children and making some major announcements about Kross Kountry-4-Kids 2014. will be covered.

Sacramento Museums Celebrate the Season With Family-Friendly Festivals!

Sacramento Museums Celebrate the Season With Family-Friendly Festivals!

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In April, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are celebrating the season with a diverse variety of family-friendly festivals, a sampling of which follows:

Children’s Theater Festival at Fairytale Town - Every Weekend in April