Take Action: Comment on CRA Overhaul; Food Incubator Meetup!

In This Must Know… Take Action: Submit a comment letter on the overhaul of CRA Join us on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am PT for a Food Incubator Meetup CAMEO In The News: Carolina has recently been featured in Forbes and GOBankingRates CAMEO is looking for a Digital Literacy and Fluency expert – download the RFP! The deadline is tomorrow, July 29! Join us for Uplevel Your Online Training for Inclusivity, August 10-11 & 17-18,

Support Small Biz Lending Protections; RFP for Digital Literacy and Fluency

In This Must Know… Support Small Business Lending UDAAP Protections! CAMEO is looking for a Digital Literacy and Fluency expert – download the RFP! The deadline is extended until July 29! We have a lot of upcoming opportunities on our CAMEO Calendar! CDFI Fund to pause acceptance of new CDFI Certification Applications for six months This week’s Goodie highlight is to Register for the 2022 NALCAB National Conference on September

RFP for Digital Literacy and Fluency; New Report from Kauffman

In This Must Know… CAMEO is looking for a Digital Literacy and Fluency expert – download the RFP! Kauffman’s new report “Seeding an inclusive and equitable recovery“ New report from Gusto: Entrepreneurs Seizing New Business Opportunities Amid the Great Resignation Our Los Angeles Member Regional Meeting is on July 29, 2022 from 11:30am-2:00pm PT at With Love Market & Cafe! Join us for Uplevel Your Online Training for

Small Business Lending UDAAP Protections! Advocacy Playbook is Live!

In This Must Know… Small Business Lending UDAAP Protections! Advocacy Playbook: Racial Economic Equity In Small Business Funding The LA Times is surveying CDFI’s across the country Join us for Uplevel Your Online Training for Inclusivity, August 10-11 & 17-18, 2022! Registration is open for our MicroLenders Forum on September 15, 2022! This week’s Goodie highlight is the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s

2022-23 State Budget; Register for our MicroLenders Forum!

In This Must Know… Final 2022-23 State Budget (AB/SB 178/193) for Small Business  Registration is open for our MicroLenders Forum on September 15, 2022! Join us for our two upcoming professional development opportunities! This week’s Goodie highlight is two easy legislative actions to take on employee ownership and EBTs at farmers markets. MicroLenders Forum This year Governor Newsom and the state legislature

MicroLenders Forum; CAMEO Coming to A Region Near You

In this Must Know… Save The Date: MicroLenders Forum, September 15, 2022 CAMEO Coming to a Region Near You! Join CAMEO and California FarmLink on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT for Growing Successful Agricultural Businesses – Info Session This week’s Goodie highlight is Kudos to Tara Lynn Gray for winning at the inaugural California Diversity Awards! MicroLenders Forum CAMEO will host

Responsible Small Biz Lending in Effect; Advocacy Playbook

Happy Juneteenth! CAMEO’s office will be closed on Friday to celebrate. In this Must Know… CAMEO commends the finalization of regulations to enact California’s SB-1235 Advocacy Playbook: Racial Economic Equity In Small Business Funding Join CAMEO and California FarmLink on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT for Growing Successful Agricultural Businesses – Info Session This week’s Goodie highlight is to Register

CAMEO Partners with Lenderfit; Growing Successful Ag Businesses Info Session

CAMEO is partnering with Lenderfit! Join our Growing Successful Ag Businesses Info Sessionon June 28, 2022, at 11:00am PT CAMEO In The News: Carolina was featured in Forbes talking about “Five Recommendations To Help Women Entrepreneurs Succeed.” This week’s Goodie highlight is Applications now open for the Antares REACH Grant Program Lenderfit Partnership CAMEO is pleased to announce we are partnering with Lenderfit to

Historic Wins In State Budget! And Legislative Wins!

In This Must Know… The State Assembly and Senate announced a joint budget agreement with good stuff for small business. SB 972 passes Senate and AB 2019 passes Assembly CAMEO In The News: Carolina is featured in Authority Magazine talking about the work we do at CAMEO. Following up on last week’s topic, download “Supporting Employee Mental Health After Mass Shootings.”

Workforce Mental Health Playbook; AB 2314 Passes Assembly

We want to honor the victims and survivors of the violence of Buffalo and Uvalde, the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, and the other tragedies happening around the globe. The world seems heavy right now. I recently visited the MLK Memorial in DC and found some solace in the Doctor’s quote: “Darkness cannot drive out