California FY22-23 May Revised Budget

California expects a record budget surplus of nearly $100 Billion. GRANTS New programs $500 million one-time General Fund in 2022-23 for the California Small Business Hard-Hit Industries Grant Program administered by the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), within GO-Biz, to provide additional relief to those small businesses most affected by the pandemic. This

Central Coast Regional Meeting

CAMEO was thrilled to co-host our first in-person regional meeting since February 2020 at Brews-N-Krew in Salinas with our Central Coast members last Friday. A big thank you to Assemblymember Robert Rivas for attending and listening to the stories of small business owners and concerns of our members. Carmen Herrera-Mansir, a CAMEO board member and

Socorro Manzano, Tacos Manzano

Ms. Socorro Manzano is the owner of Tacos Manzano, a cozy and proud establishment that started just when the pandemic crisis erupted in 2020. But Ms. Manzano rose to the challenge, and, looking for all the help she could get she received a special contract from the city of Los Angeles where she could prepare dozens of ready to eat meals for distribution to people who faced difficulty accessing food during the Pandemic.

Advocacy Day 2022 Recap

Unmasking Economic Justice for a Small Business Recovery Thanks to the approximately 100 people who attended last week’s Advocacy Day! The feedback we received from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, so thank you. Our new advocates found out that it wasn’t that scary. We started the morning talking about the SSBCI program with Ron Kelly. The

Advocacy Day Recap; 1 Seat for MiLEs; Marketing Your Organization To Reach Underserved

In This Must Know… Our Advocacy Day: Unmasking Economic Justice for a Small Business Recovery was a success! Join us for “Marketing Your Organization to Reach Underserved” on May 24-25, 2022 Spread the word about the California Rebuilding Fund! Breaking News: The FDIC issued long-awaited new CRA rules today! Stay tuned for more info! We have ONE spot left for MiLEs, May 16-20,