‘Shop Local’ Movement

Local small businesses need three basic things to start, grow and thrive: connections to customers, small amounts of capital, business coaching and training. This holiday season, CAMEO supports ‘Go Local’ campaigns that support small business and the microbusiness development infrastructure that sustains them. Campaigns That Promote Local and Independent Businesses: Shop local on Small Business

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim Bio

Speaker for our Women’s Symposium – Food, Glorious Food Biz. Nancy Halpern Ibrahim, MPH, has led Esperanza Community Housing Corporation as the Executive Director since November 2006. She joined Esperanza in 1995 as the founding Director of Health Programs and designed Esperanza’s model Community Health Promoters Program, which has graduated 416 bilingual Community Health Promoters/

Open Letter About Healthcare

This comes from our friend Joanne Steele on Obamacare. Dear Friends, This is about health insurance. Please read on, it’s important. In the New York Times today the lead story is about how one party is turning The Affordable Care Act into a political toy, and before you are taken in by their message, please

“Food, Glorious Food Biz”

CAMEO Hosts “Food, Glorious Food Biz” for microbusinesses Small business owners or wannabes in the food industry can learn about business opportunities and trend at the Los Angeles Federal Reserve on December 3, 2013. CAMEO hosts “Food, Glorious Food Biz” on December 3, 2013 at the Los Angeles Federal Reserve. “California feeds the country and

Liza Braude-Glidden bio

Women Entrepreneurs Symposium Lunch Keynote Liza Braude-Glidden, MA is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Beanfields, a family-owned, values-based, healthier snack company that is all about beans. Beanfields Bean and Rice Tortilla Chips are certified gluten free, Non-GMO verified, and vegan. Beanfields is a certified B Corp on a mission to combine award-winning taste, healthier ingredients,

Taylor Giroux, Food Policy Panel

Taylor Giroux serves as a Legislative Aide to California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D—Los Angeles), working primarily on transportation, constitutional reform, elections and K-12 education. She began her career with Assemblyman Gatto as a fellow in the prestigious Capitol Fellows Program, a period during which the assisted Assemblyman Gatto in the passage of the California

Clare Fox, LA Food Policy Council

Clare Fox will be on the food policy panel of Food, Glorious Food Biz. Clare Fox is the Strategic Initiatives Director for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC), an independent non-profit created by the City of Los Angeles. She collaborates closely with a large network of food advocates, government representatives and businesses to catalyze