A Successful MicroLenders Forum! CAMEO Board Member announced as an advisor to the CFPB!

In This Must Know.. Our 2021 MicroLenders Forum was a success! Louis Caditz-Peck, CAMEO board member, appointed to the CFPB on its Consumer Advisory Board! CAMEO is hosting a Train the Trainer for the California Rebuilding Fund! Our Impact Census deadline has been extended one week! This week’s Goodie highlight is Congrats to CAMEO members NAAC and Inclusive Action in the

Inclusive Small and Micro Business Lending Post-COVID

Thanks to our rock star line up of speakers and the over 130 registrants who made our 2021 Virtual MicroLenders Forum a success. This year was the first time that we opened the Forum up to our friends and colleagues outside California. Besides the great content and networking, CAMEO was excited to unveil our expanded

Grants and More Grants: Our LLR Grantees! Grants for Policy and Capacity Building

In This Must Know… Congrats to CAMEO Loan Loss Reserve Grantees! CAMEO Receives Grants! More money for the California Rebuilding Fund! Heidi joins Small Business Majority for a 30 minutes small business policy brief tomorrow at 12:00 pm PDT. Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and check out stories of our Hispanic entrepreneurs. Our Impact Census is due in one week! Listen

Rebuilding Better Grant

CAMEO is excited to announce we received the Rebuilding Better grant from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to do policy work around racial justice. CAMEO was one of 21 organizations that was selected to support activities that engage entrepreneurs in advocacy. Congrats to our other colleagues that include AEO, RCAC, Common Future, and Micro Enterprise Services

Big Policy Win for Small Business Lending | Join us for the 2021 MicroLenders Forum!

In this Must Know…  Big Policy Win for Small Business Lending Join us for the 2021 MicroLenders Forum! September is Preparedness Month – Outsmart Disaster! We’re excited to announce we are a recipient of Kauffman’s Rebuilding Better RFP Grant! More details next week. Fill out our Impact Census by September 29, 2021! This week’s Goodie highlight is Start Small Think Big

CAMEO’s Loan Loss Reserve Program

Congratulations CAMEO Grantees! We are pleased to announce the grantees of CAMEO’s Loan Loss Reserve Program sponsored by Union Bank. Five microlenders will receive grants of $9,000 each for loan loss reserves to support their microlending to entrepreneurs of color in California. We know that CDFI’s need access to flexible grant dollars for loan loss

Join Us at a CAMEO Event | Fill Out CAMEO Impact Survey ASAP

In this Must Know…  CAMEO Calendar – lots happening! CAMEO Census 2021: Take the survey ASAP! Member Kudos The California Relief Grant Round 9 is now open for new applicants! CAMEO in the News: Our CEO, Carolina Martinez, was featured in this Telemundo article about Round 9 of California Relief Grants. National Small Business Week is almost

Welcome New CAMEO Staff! | CAMEO Impact Survey Is Here

In this Must Know… Welcome to our new Finance Manager, Joan, and our new Communications Consultant, Annissa! CAMEO Census 2021: Take the survey today! Changes in COVID Relief Assistance Breaking News: CAMEO is the recipient of an SBA Capacity Building PRIME grant. Stay tuned next week for more details on who else in California received