After a trip to Ethiopia to visit family, Dagne Tedla brought a leather messenger bag as a gift for his daughter Xiomara. After countless compliments and inquiries from friends and strangers about the bag, Dagne suggested the two should start a business. Initially, Xiomara resisted as she was focusing on her corporate career and busy personal life. Soon after, friends and co-workers asked when Dagne was heading back to Ethiopia and asked if they could place pre-orders!
Month: March 2023
Take Action: Support SB 33 | Tips and Resources after 3 Years of COVID
Our hearts go out to our members and their clients whose communities have been devastated by recent flooding. If there are needs we can pass on to our funders, please let us know. In this Must Know… Take Action: Support SB 33 SB 1235, passed in 2018, extended truth-in-lending disclosures to small business financing, allowing business
2022 CDFI Fund Awards: Congrats to the Recipients!
Last year, the U.S. Department of Treasury awarded 27 California CDFIs nearly $11.5 million. The financial assistance (Base-FA) awards of up to $1 million allow CDFIs to lend capital, loan loss reserves, capital reserves, financial services, and development services. The Technical Assistance (TA) awards of up to $125,000 are used for capacity development to purchase
Next Week: Strategic Management Framework Courses | NCRC Conference
In this Must Know… Next Week: Strategic Management Framework Courses CDFIs need a robust strategic management framework in order to achieve a strong performance and reach their service goals. To this end, CAMEO’s National CDFI Academy created the Strategic Management Framework Course Series for CDFI senior staff and board leadership. The four-course series will be offered over
2023 CAMEO Summit
ADVOCACY DAY MICROLENDERS FORUM Champion a strong ecosystem of resources for entrepreneurs. Build capacity for your team with colleagues and subject matter experts. Agenda Agenda 8:30-9:00 am – Registration and Networking9:00 am-12:00 pm – Discussions with Policy Makers12:00-1:00 pm – Working Lunch and Prep for Meetings1:00-4:00 pm – Meet with Legislators4:00-6:00 pm – Debrief Happy
CAMEO Is Moving to A New Office | Upcoming CAMEO Events
In this Must Know… CAMEO Is Moving to A New Office After many years at Hallidie Plaza, CAMEO is moving! Our new address is: CAMEO Two Embarcadero Center, 8th floor San Francisco CA 94111. Please make a note of our new address for your records. And come visit! Upcoming CAMEO Events This month, CAMEO is
Lashawnda Scaccianoce, Delight Your Senses
Lashawnda Scaccianoce has been passionate about food and feeding people since she was young. In fact, she was only 11 years old when she had her first catering “job”. As a mother of 5 children, she has always participated in her community. She has served on school PTOs and volunteered with various community-based organizations, including the Rotary and Children’s Services Network. In her previous career, she was a pre-school and substitute teacher.