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Advocacy Crunch Time; CalSavers Webinar; Faces News!

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State Legislative Crunch Time

There’s a lot going on in Sacramento right now, with the legislative session coming to an end on September 13 and California lawmakers sorting through hundreds of bills, including several on small biz issues.
Call your Senators to express your support for the Public Banking Act (AB 857). This bill will keep money in local communities and help small businesses.
Other bills that are moving that CAMEO supports:

  • AB 377 – Fixes issues from AB 626, which legalized home cooking in California. The bill is about to come to a vote in the Senate.
  • AB 539 – Caps rates on consumer installment loans. The bill is currently being amended in the Senate.
  • SB 455 – Creates a $1 million fund to support nonprofits that deliver financial education and empowerment tools. The bill recently made it through the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

CalSavers Retirement Program: A Webinar

Join us and our colleagues at Small Business Majority and CalSavers on September 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm for an interactive webinar that covers the state’s new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program.
This program provides a portable workplace retirement savings account for private-sector workers whose employers are unable to offer a retirement program. Your organization and your clients can participate.

Faces of Entrepreneurship Winner Launches DPO

With Love Market & Cafe staff

2018 CAMEO Faces of Entrepreneurship Winner With Love Market & Cafe just announced the launch of a Direct Public Offering (DPO) that will allow California residents to become investors.
With Love, a market, cafe, and event space, is a social enterprise founded by Andrew McDowell. This new crowdfunding campaign aims to pay off loans and debt, expand to a second location, and start a food cart entrepreneurship program to create 20 new small businesses in South LA.

Who do you want to nominate for the Faces Award? Nominations opening soon. 

The Goodies

Funding Opportunities

Free Webinars

Professional Opportunities

Other Goodies

  • New Resource:The National CDFI Directory is now available on the Richmond Fed’s website.  
  • Jobs: MEDA, Mandela Partners, and Community Vision announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!