If there's one thing that grates on the local business community, it's the way some people outside the region see Sacramento.
"They describe it in a way that may not be flattering: 'Yeah Sacramento, it's that place between Tahoe and San Francisco,'"says Christi Black-Davis with Edelman, a public relations agency. She's one of the organizers of Monday's brandathon, along with the Sacramento Metro Chamber.
The event is a follow-up to an earlier brandathon in November, which focused on slogans.
Finalists included: "Real Life Grows Here" and "No Off-Season."
Black-Davis says the next step is to create visual designs to go along with the slogans. She expects many of the people attending today will be illustrators and web designers.
"They will have a chance to put a mark or a graphic icon to the ones they like the best," says Black-Davis, "and we'll identify which ones out of all those are now the favorites."
A panel of judges will review the most popular slogans and graphic designs and come up with a final decision this summer.
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In the past five years four professional sports teams in Sacramento have folded, moved or tried to move. Now, there's a new team in town -the Sacramento Republic FC.
Tossed out: cross overs, closed offramps, and closed interchanges for I-5 and Cap City Freeway.
Cesar Chavez, the movie, opens in theaters Friday. It depicts the early years of the civil rights leader's fight for social justice for farm workers.
The leaders of the Metro Edge Young Professional group were looking for ways to engage the regional young people in a big way. The solution? Bring them all together and get them fired up about the future.