2011 Annual Meeting Resources

The energy and engagement of the 60 people who came to The 2011 Annual Meeting was inspiring. See below for a recap and resources as promised. Please share with your colleagues. RECAP Day 1: Glenda Humiston (USDA) explained how rural communities can build a value chain in agriculture by increasing processing resources such as cold

House Approps Passes FY2012 CAMEO-Related Budget

Thanks to Will Gayle from Townsend Public Affairs for the following update: Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill by a total of 27-21. Despite the deep cuts as compared to the President’s budget, the Committee’s report noted that it had recommended an increase of over $10

Cortland Avenue Corridor

San Francisco – An unprecedented number of small businesses in the Cortland Avenue Corridor are utilizing an important asset in the San Francisco small business community. Working Solutions, a local nonprofit microlender is providing much-needed capital to businesses that need small loans that traditional banks won’t touch. And creating jobs in the process – a total of 17 jobs!

Phil Borden Biography

Dr. Philip Borden has advised businesses, nonprofits, universities, professional associations, governments, and elected and appointed officials on small business development, strategic and tactical planning, business/nonprofit financing and funding, intellectual property, and policy issues on four continents. He has presented about 100 papers to professional and civic associations in the United States, China, Russia, Japan, Brazil,

Galen Garretson, Town Cutler

San Francisco – Galen saw beautiful sushi-grade fish lose their clean line, vegetables chopped in non-uniform sizes, and butchers turn red because of rough cuts. Finally fed up with this problem, he put down his chef’s hat and replaced it with a whetstone.