Ivellisse Morales, bombilla

For a decade, Ivelisse Morales has been an expert in marketing, helping brands of all sizes with the power of creativity. In 2018, she decided to leave her career in corporate responsibility to start her dream company.

COVID Response Survey Results | Regional Member Meetings

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou Read our statement in support of the black community. In this Must Know… COVID Response Survey Results Regional Member Meetings Join “What Powerful Data Can Do For You: California WBCs Measure Up! Project” on September

COVID-19 Response Survey: The Results

It’s been almost six months since California first locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the outlook for small businesses remains shaky. Having reopened and shut back down after a spike in cases, business owners and self-employed workers are adapting to a new normal with fluctuating income, shifting operations, and little control over

Reopening the Workplace during COVID-19

Attorney Melinda Riechert discusses how nonprofit leaders and small business owners can get their workforces back to work safely. Topics covered include: Policies, Procedures, and Training Best Practices: Workplace Screening, Social Distancing, PPE, and Sanitization High-Risk Employees and Accommodations – Non-Employee Populations: Volunteers, Interns, Independent Contractors COVID-19 Monitoring

Policy Agenda for COVID-19 Recovery: Taking the Long View

With more than 350 fires raging in many parts of the state, we know that at least some of you will be affected. Please stay safe and let us know that you are okay. In this Must Know… Policy Agenda for COVID-19 Recovery – Taking the Long View New Social Media Handles Join “Reopening Best

CAMEO and Our Members in Action

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou Read our statement in support of the black community. In this Must Know… Upcoming CAMEO Events Promote Your Events with CAMEO CAMEO Members Working Hard and Smart This week’s Goodie highlight is the Ladies Who Launch Program

Shannen Enos Pousada, Enos CPR Services

When starting her medical career, Shannen Enos Pousada wanted to be a coroner. But she quickly realized that was not her path. The hospital where she did her coroner training had a busy emergency room with lots of opportunities to learn, so she switched to emergency medicine and became an emergency room nurse.

CAMEO Members Working Hard and Smart

CAMEO member organizations have been working tirelessly in these times of national emergency to make sure small business owners and entrepreneurs get the help and resources they need most. And their work has not gone unnoticed. These are only a few things that our members have been up to recently: AMPAC, California FarmLink, CDC Small

CAMEO Members Help Companies Save Over 20,000 Jobs

Thanks to Ryan Doria for this blog post. The CARES Act created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in late March to help companies keep their employees on the payroll as they struggle to persevere through the economic challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of small businesses and hundreds of nonprofits were assisted by lenders

DBO Expansion Hearing: We Need You to Testify

CAMEO has been working on responsible business lending policy with our colleagues at the RBLC and now is the time for you to step in to stop predatory lending to our small businesses. On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8:30am PT, the Assembly Banking and Budget Committees will hold a joint hearing on the DBO Expansion.  This would