Micro Lending Academy: Excellence in Lending Discussion

CAMEO invites leaders and the big thinkers to a presentation from Opportunity Fund on their lending process. Their process — which does not use high tech algorithms nor online applications — led them to close 1,560 microloans this past year. The business model that allows such scale has elements that leaders in the CAMEO lending network need to consider.

Paul LaRocco, LaRocco’s Pizzeria

Despite having run two successful restaurants, banks considered Paul LaRocco’s pizzeria “too new” because he was self-employed. Thankfully, Pacific Coast Regional was there to get him the loan he needed to grow.

Sandy Patterson, New 2 You

Inspired by a JEDI class, Sandy Patterson launched New 2 You, a community-focused thrift store in Mount Shasta, which has now grown to two locations.