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CAMEO Partners with COOK Alliance to Expand MEHKOs in California

The California Legislature allocated $8m to bolster California’s Micro Enterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKO) program. Five million dollars of the budget is dedicated to nonprofit organizations to perform community outreach about MEHKO opportunities; educate and train MEHKO owners; market and build awareness for MEHKOs; and negotiate preferred rates for food, supplies, equipment, and services. The funding can also be used to provide pass through equity grants to help MEHKOs start or support their businesses.

On the Governor’s Desk | New Bill Makes Improvements to RMAP

In this Must Know… On the Governor’s Desk The California Legislature finished its 2023 session last week. Several bills benefitting small businesses and nonprofits await Governor Newsom’s signature, including: New Bill Introduces Welcome Changes to RMAP Last month, Representatives Zach Nunn (R-IA) and Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced a marker bill that outlines improvements to the Rural

Lisa Henschol, Hyperion Academics

Lisa Henschol is the director of Hyperion Academics, a Kindergarten through 8th grade full curriculum, educational platform. Hyperion engages students with cognitive learning and gamification strategies. The teaching construct that Hyperion Academics utilizes around their platform aids in relieving overcrowded classrooms, especially in special education classes. Hyperion Academics is WCAG compliant.

2023 Bay Area Member Meeting Recap

On Friday, September 8, 2023, we held our Bay Area Member Meeting at the Google Community Space in downtown San Francisco. It was great to see so many of our members in one room and share with them all the exciting initiatives that CAMEO has been working on this year. We are especially thankful to Louise Dawson, Deputy Director of the SBA San Francisco District Office, for joining us to talk about important SBA updates.

Summer School Session Next Week | SB 666 Update

In this Must Know… Summer School: Operationalizing Climate Programs Join us next Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11:00am PT for the final session of this year’s Climate + Small Biz Summer School, where we’ll tackle operationalizing climate programs. Naima McQueen, former Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Development, and Masika Henson, Change Management Consultant, will join us