California Relief Grant Round 8 | 2020 Census Data for California

In this Must Know…  California Relief Grant Round 8 2020 Census: California Data Celebrate Black Biz Month: Nominate for the Tapestry Registry This week’s Goodie highlights are two grant opportunities for your clients: eBay’s Up & Running Program and the AAPISTRONG Proudly Unstoppable Fund. California Relief Grant Round 8 Round 8 of the California Relief Grant program opens tomorrow, August 27,

Marcos Murrilo, Tapa the World

Marcos Murrilo came here from Mexico in 1996. His first job in the U.S. was working at Tapa the World restaurant in Sacramento. There, he was the executive chef for 11 years. Marcos created several of the specialty dishes that are still on the menu today. 

Take Action: Support AB 286 | Movement on Responsible Biz Lending in CA

In this Must Know…  Take Action: Support AB 286 – Transparency in Food Delivery App Fees Movement on Responsible Business Lending in California August is National Black Business Month CAMEO in the News: Our CEO, Carolina Martinez, was featured in this AP article on how business owners can avoid predatory loans. This week’s Goodie highlight is

Lots of Movement on Responsible Business Lending in California

In 2018, SB 1235 was signed into law with the support of CAMEO and our partners in the California Responsible Business Lending Coalition (RBLC). The legislation is the first in the nation for truth-in-lending protections for small businesses. Since then, we have continued working with the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) during the

Save The Dates: Microlending Events | Business Leader Briefing with Secretary of Labor Today

In this Must Know…  Save The Dates: Microlending Events Join a business leader briefing with U.S. Secretary of the Department of Labor Martin J. Walsh TODAY at 1:30pm PT. What Delta Means for California’s Reopening This week’s Goodie highlight is news that the Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Save The Dates: Microlending Events CAMEO’s CDFI Incubator is a comprehensive suite

Take Action on Infrastructure Bill | CA Relief Grant Reopens

In this Must Know…  Take Action on Infrastructure Bill The CA Relief Grant Reopens This week’s Goodie highlight is SBA’s PPP Forgiveness Portal, which will allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. Take Action on Infrastructure Bill The U.S. Senate continues talks on a

Monica Martinez, Don Bugito

In 2010, Monica Martinez had a vision for a highly sustainable, insect-based snack company. She wanted to honor the indigenous, pre-Hispanic culinary traditions of Mexico. Over the course of the next decade, Monica got the company off the ground mostly with her own funds. She worked as the sole employee of Don Bugito.