98th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast

Business, civic and legislative leaders gathered on May 9, 2024 for the 98th annual Sacramento Host Breakfast featuring remarks from Sacramento Host Committee Chair Kevin Ramos, CalChamber Chair Janet Liang, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and California Governor Gavin Newsom.

The annual event, attended by close to 1,000 civic and business leaders from throughout the state, offers decision-makers in California business, finance, government, education, and agriculture the opportunity to exchange views, establish and renew friendships, and create statewide atmospheres of good will and understanding at a common table. The breakfast is sponsored by the Sacramento Host Committee, made up of 30 Sacramento area business leaders, and the California Chamber of Commerce.

Governor Gavin Newsom sat down with CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera for a fireside chat. Photo by Bryan Patrick.

After opening remarks by Kevin Ramos, Host Committee chair and chief investment officer of Buzz Oates, the Governor was introduced by Janet A. Liang, CalChamber chair and executive vice president, group president and COO care delivery, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

Liang took the stage and spoke about the role hospitals serve as economic engines for the communities that surround them.

She also thanked the CalChamber for its efforts in fighting for California’s businesses.

“When business is strong, it supports the public’s welfare for our common good,” she said.