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SSBCI TA Program Info Session TODAY | 2023 Annual Member Meeting

In this Must Know… Today: California SSBCI TA Program Info Session CalOSBA released an RFP for the SSBCI Technical Assistance for Capital Readiness Program 2023, due on December 22, 2023. CAMEO is applying for the Capital Readiness Network Manager role that will unify messaging, outreach and engagement, data collection, and program management across the selected network.  Join us

2023 Holiday Gift Guide Roundup

Every year, CAMEO collects a list of holiday gift guides and events from our members and partners to give you all a variety of options to choose from when buying gifts for your loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving! | Upcoming CAMEO Events

In this Must Know… It’s been an exciting year here at CAMEO – we officially launched the National CDFI Academy, held our first-ever CAMEO Summit, sponsored two major bills that were signed into law which protect small business borrowers, and more. We couldn’t have done it without you, our members. So we want to express

CDFI Governance Training | Regional Member Meetings

In this Must Know… CDFI Governance Series Join us November 28, December 5, and December 12, 2023 for our CDFI Governance training, part of CAMEO’s National CDFI Academy. The three-part series is designed to educate CDFI staff and leadership on the key principles of CDFI governance and guide them through the basic steps in creating a successful governance structure. CAMEO members

SBA Updates SBDC Regulations | Small Business Credit Survey

In this Must Know… SBA Updates SBDC Regulations On Tuesday, SBA released a final rule that updates regulations for Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). This is the first set of significant program updates since 1995. Some notable changes include: See the full list of updated regulations here. For Your Clients: Small Business Credit Survey The Federal

Mohammad, Tailoring and Alterations

Mohammad fled Afghanistan with his wife and three children in 2010. They stayed in Turkey until they resettled in the United States in 2018. Despite the hardship he initially faced in the first two years, he built a successful family tailoring and alterations business in his new home of Sacramento. Mohammad overcame economic, cultural, and language barriers to find stability and build a home.

Opportunities for CDFIs | CA Legislative Roundup

In this Must Know… Opportunities for CDFIs CDFI Governance Training This three-part series, part of CAMEO’s National CDFI Academy, is designed to educate CDFI staff and leadership on the key principles of CDFI governance and guide them through the basic steps in creating a successful governance structure. The sessions will take place November 28, December 5, and December 12,

California 2023 Legislative Roundup

The California 2023 legislative cycle officially came to a close last month, once the Legislature adjourned and every bill that passed made it to the Governor’s desk. It was a very active legislative session, with the Legislature introducing more bills than it had in over a decade and Governor Newsom signing almost 1,000 bills. Throughout the year, CAMEO tracked 47 bills related to small business, nonprofits, and other topics. Here is a roundup of these bills and their final status.