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Support CDFI Today!

From our friends at CDFI In the Senate… Get Your Senators to Sign the FY 12 CDFI Support Letter – Please Act Now Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has called on his colleagues in the Senate to join him on a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting $227 million for the Community Development Financial Institutions

Sarah Dvorak, Mission Cheese

San Francisco – Sarah Dvorak knows cheese. Whether it be the sweet and nutty Estero Gold, the smooth and earthly Boho Bel, or the notoriously fragrant bleu cheeses from Northern Califiornia, this cheesehead breaks it down for you.

Photos From AEO

From left to right: Row 1: 1) CAMEO and AEO colleagues at White House Briefing, 2) Pamela Patterson (West Company, CAMEO board), Shufina English (CAMEO), Marsha Bailey (Women’s Economic Ventures) and Catherine Marshall (CAMEO), 3) Debra DeBondt (Opening Doors), Judy Hawkins (CAMEO board), David Blicker (Opening Doors), Lorrie Williams (Women’s Initiative, CAMEO board), Shufina English

Unemployed? Try Self-Employment

Claudia put together a standing-room-only workshop that made the case for partnering with Workforce Investment Boards to provide entrepreneurial training to the unemployed. Several AEO members have embarked on new partnerships with WIBs – usually a non-traditional partner. This workshop demonstrated how to develop a deep understanding on how to: break into these established systems,

The Deputy of Small Business

Well, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury – but that title is way too long for a headline.  How come federal government employees have such long titles? Anyway, Don Graves is the man behind the title and made a keynote speech about the

Power of One in Three

Hi everyone! Claudia, Shufina and I are at the AEO conference with a few hundred of our colleagues. This afternoon at lunch, the “Power of One in Three” was introduced. If one in three Main Street businesses created a business then we’d solve the country’s unemployment problem and the country would be at full-employment. It’s