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Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation Announces Annual Emerge Summit at The Sofia on September 5

Photo courtesy of the Metro Chamber Foundation; pictured in center is Peter Nurenberg Jr., SAFE Credit Union

Spearheaded by Metro EDGE, a program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation, the annual Emerge Summit is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2024, at The Sofia in Midtown Sacramento. Celebrating growth and development, the Emerge Summit is the largest young professionals conference on the west coast. The high energy day-long event is the result of a collaborative effort of regional organizations committed to supporting young professionals and their growth in the community. Each year, hundreds of Sacramento’s emerging young professionals participate in the personal and professional development conference which includes inspirational speakers, educational breakout sessions, and coveted opportunities to network with peers.

The annual Emerge Summit is designed to inspire young professionals to dream big, do the work, and achieve their greatest potential. Participants will engage with a diverse network, develop critical business skills, focus on giving back to the community, and learn the importance of an empowering leadership mindset. The Emerge Summit will provide young professionals with a sense of belonging and encourage them to work together to explore individual and community needs.

“It’s inspiring to see the multiple generations that have attended Emerge Summit over the years, been members of Metro EDGE and have now contributed to shaping this community,” said Joaquin Razo, Chair of Metro EDGE. “The Metro Chamber Foundation is very proud to offer this inspiring annual program to young professionals who gather, connect and collaborate as they pave the way for a successful career path and are crucial to our region’s inclusive economic success.”

The Emerge Summit is unique in that it activates the local business community for the conference. While the morning session is hosted at The Sofia, Home of B Street Theatre, attendees then change locations for different breakout opportunities and for lunch, activating various locally owned Midtown businesses within walking distance.

Breakout sessions are led by business and community leaders to develop both personal and professional skillsets. Topics range from how to conquer your fears to learning about search engine optimization. 

Throughout the one-day conference that runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., attendees will be exposed to a variety of interactive experiences that represent the creative economy. Then, the event will conclude with a happy hour at a popular and walkable venue, Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub, celebrating young professionals and the endless opportunity of impact they have within their futures.

“Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation’s Metro EDGE Young Professionals Program provides an opportunity for our next generation of leaders to foster their professional growth, expand their networks, and help shape the future of our region,” said Jennifer Ablog, Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation Chair and Community & Government Relations Manager for Kaiser Permanente.  

The 2024 Emerge Summit is proudly presented by engaged sponsors and partners, including UC Davis Graduate School of Management, UC Davis Health, Sutter Health, SMUD, Safe Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente and Raleys. In addition, there’s still sponsorship, venue and entertainment plus speaking opportunities available by contacting Savannah Fox at sfox@metrochamber.org.

Each Emerge Summit attendee will receive an experience swag bag with goodies from local businesses to use for networking opportunities. Individual or group tickets are available, ranging in cost from $60 (Metro EDGE members) to $130 for single tickets, or $115 each when purchasing five or more tickets.  Emerge Summit tickets are available now via Eventbrite. More details about the 2024 Emerge Summit are available by visiting www.emergeypsummit.com

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Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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