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National Small Business Week Edition

In this Must Know… April 28 to May 4, 2024 is National Small Business Week and May is National Small Business Month in California! CAMEO and many of our members and partners are marking the occasion by hosting virtual and in-person events, as well as advocacy and networking opportunities to support underserved entrepreneurs: April 30 May 1

AEO Regional Councils Summit | CDFI Portfolio Management Training Series

In this Must Know… AEO Regional Councils Summit Join the upcoming AEO Regional Councils Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on May 2, 2024! The summit focuses on how regional economic development plays a role in bolstering small businesses and explores strategies for fostering small business growth within regional contexts. CAMEO CEO Carolina Martinez, along

Responsible Lending Bills Move Forward | Webinar: Employee Ownership

In this Must Know… Advocacy Update: Responsible Lending Bills Move Forward Legislative hearings are in full swing at the Capitol and two of CAMEO’s co-sponsored bills were heard this week! SB 1482 (Protecting Business Borrowers – Glazer) and SB 1286 (Fair Business Debt Collection Practices – Min) passed the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and both now

2024 Advocacy Day | Upcoming Regional Meetings

In this Must Know… 2024 CAMEO Advocacy Day Join us on June 5, 2024 in Sacramento for the 2024 CAMEO Advocacy Day! Our collective voice holds unprecedented power in this crucial voting year. Let’s ensure small business issues take center stage as we advocate for responsible business lending, champion programs benefiting our community, and engage in crucial discussions

CDFI Operations & Management Training Series | Advocacy Updates

Breaking News: Congrats to all of our colleagues who were awarded funding for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund program!  In this Must Know… New Training Series: CDFI Microlending Operations & Portfolio Management Join our National CDFI Academy for a comprehensive 10-part series designed to enhance your skills and knowledge in CDFI microlending operations and portfolio management. Register for: