Metro Chamber To Recognize Young Professional Contributions to the Capital Region Tonight

Annual Business Awards Gala Honors Young Professional and Volunteer of the Year

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – On the heels of the unofficial “Year of the Young Professional,” today the Sacramento Metro Chamber will recognize the civic contributions of Erica Taylor of Five Star Bank and Emilie Cameron of 3fold Communications.

Named the Metro EDGE Young Professional of the Year, Taylor’s exceptional contributions to the Sacramento Region, young professionals and business community were undeniable in 2014. As chair of the inaugural Emerge Summit for young professionals, Taylor sparked regional conversations about the impact of young leaders in our communities and earned the proclamation of March 2014 as the “Month of the Young Professional” by 11 regional municipalities including the City and County of Sacramento.

“It’s an honor to be recognized at a time when so many young professionals are playing key roles in the rebirth of our city,” said Erica Taylor, Vice President of Communications and Director of Community Relations for Five Star Bank. “I feel so very fortunate to be a part of Metro EDGE. The passion our members have for making this the best place it can be is inspiring.”

Created in 2012 to celebrate the achievements of members of the Metro Chamber’s young professional program, Metro EDGE, past awardees of the Metro EDGE Young Professional of the Year Award include Erika Bjork of Sacramento Republic F.C. (2013) and Jordan Blair of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento (2012).

Joining Taylor tonight, Cameron will receive the Metro Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes a member who has made a substantial commitment of time and energy to the Metro Chamber and business community as a whole. As the 2014 chair of Metro EDGE, Cameron championed efforts to build a thriving environment to grow, maintain and attract talent locally.

“I’m humbled to receive an award for pursuing a passion so near and dear to me,” said Emilie Cameron, Senior Public Relations Manager for 3fold Communications. “Sacramento is truly the best place in the world to live, work and play and this past year was only the beginning of so many great things to come.”

Cameron follows 2013 Volunteer of the Year Beverly “Babs” Sandeen, Vice Chancellor, Resource and Economic Development for Los Rios Community College District.

Awards will be given during the Metro Chamber’s 120th Annual Dinner and Business Awards at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento today, January 30, 2014.