Sacramento Metro Chamber Announces 2016 Annual Award Winners

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Martha Clark Lofgren named Sacramentan of the Year

Brewer Lofgren LLP Founder and Partner, Martha Clark Lofgren, has been named the 2015 ‘Sacramentan of the Year’ by the Sacramento Metro Chamber. Lofgren, an experienced attorney specializing in public policy, economic development and land entitlement, will receive this lifetime community award Friday, January 29th at the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s 121st Annual Dinner & Business Awards at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Prior to founding Brewer Lofgren LLP nearly 10 years ago, Lofgren served a collective 12 years as the City Manager and City Attorney for the City of Folsom and championed many efforts impacting the region at-large including securing federal funding for the construction of a new bridge to replace the closed roadway over Folsom Dam and negotiating eminent domain settlements for Lake Natoma Crossing. Additionally, she played a significant role navigating our region’s economic blueprint, the Next Economy plan, and served as Interim President & CEO, Sacramento Metro Chamber in 2011. Lofgren is a staunch advocate in motivating women to serve on organizational Boards throughout the region and has herself served as Chair for the Folsom Lake College Foundation, Chair of the Board for both Valley Vision and the Sacramento Metro Chamber, member of the Board for the B Street Theatre and will serve next year on the Board for the American Leadership Forum.

“The Metro Chamber is proud to honor Martha Clark Lofgren as the 2015 ‘Sacramentan of the Year’,” said Metro Chamber President & CEO, Peter Tateishi. “Over the years, Martha has actively worked to not just improve but enhance the Capital Region through her tireless leadership and ability to bring people together towards a common goal.”

Nearly a thousand regional leaders are expected to attend the event that will also highlight Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year, Small Business of the Year and local businesses that will be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame.

The Metro Chamber will honor the following outstanding leaders for their contributions to the region:

Businesswoman of the Year: Donna Bland, Golden 1 Credit Union
Businessman of the Year: Bill Yee, Western Contract
Centennial Business Hall of Fame: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Business Hall of Fame: Julius Clothing Company & Frank M. Booth, Inc.
Small Business of the Year: Crocker & Crocker
Young Professional of the Year: Tre Borden, Tre Borden Inc.
Al Geiger Memorial Award: Kelly Bennett-Wofford, Sacramento Covered & Darrell Teat, Nehemiah Corporation of America
Peter McCuen Award for Civic Entrepreneurs: Scott Hanson, Hanson McClain
Volunteer of the Year: Patrick Mulvaney, B&L
Ambassador of the Year: Sedrick Ghoston, Mass Mutual Northern California

Tickets can be purchased online. For registration inquiries, please contact Mindy Johnston at 916-319-4261 or For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Susan Harris at 916-826-5410 or

Early-Bird (by 12/31/15)
Tickets are $195 for Metro Chamber members, $1,950 for a table of 10 and $275 for non-members.

January 1, 2016
Tickets are $215 for Metro Chamber members, $2,150 for a table of 10 and $295 for non-members.

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