AEO Regional Councils Summit | CDFI Portfolio Management Training Series

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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 with other experts, will discuss leveraging local resources, enhancing infrastructure, and fostering collaboration between stakeholders.

CDFI Microlending Origination & Portfolio Management Series

Series 1 of the National CDFI Academy’s CDFI Microlending Origination & Portfolio Management training is sold out and currently underway!

Register for Series 2, “Portfolio Management,” which runs from July 11 to August 1, 2024. This four-session series will cover loan servicing, credit reviews, delinquency management, oversight, and more.

This training is brought to you free of charge thanks to the SBA PRIME Grant.

State Advocacy Update: CAMEO Priority Bills

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard two of CAMEO’s co-sponsored bills, SB 1482 (Protecting Business Borrowers – Glazer) and SB 1286 (Fair Business Debt Collection Practices – Min) both passed and now head to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Meanwhile, our SB 1103 (Protecting Small Commercial Tenants – Menjivar) coalition has created a “Click to Action” page to make it easier for supporters of this bill to contact Senate Judiciary Committee members ahead of the hearing on April 30, 2024. Please share this page with your colleagues and clients to keep up the momentum!

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Industry News

  • The CDFI Fund announced the awardees of the FY2023-24 round of the Small Dollar Loan Program. Kudos to CAMEO members and friends on their awards: Economic Justice Fund, First Community Capital and USC Credit Union!
  • The Federal Communications Commission voted today to reinstate net neutrality rules. This is a huge win for consumers and businesses alike, as an open internet helps entrepreneurs remain competitive.

Other Goodies

  • Take Action: On May 2, 2024 Prosperity Now is holding a day of action to call on Congress to ensure all entrepreneurs, especially Black and Latino entrepreneurs, can thrive and serve our communities. Use this toolkit to join the campaign!
  • Jobs: TransForm, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Climate United, and The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!