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In this week’s Must Know:

  • CAMEO’s Annual Meeting!
  • Extra, Extra – CAMEO In The News
  • The Goodies: information on important opportunities like trainings, funding, scholarship programs

CAMEO’s Annual Meeting!

CAMEO’s Annual Meeting is next Wednesday and Thursday in Sacramento. You have until tomorrow to sign up.

We are very excited about the agenda and look forward to seeing everyone. Be prepared to think creatively, step outside your regular shoes, cheer our award winners, and network with your peers from around the state.

Extra, Extra – CAMEO In The News

These past seven days have been a busy news-week for us.

First, there was National Small Business Week. Read our press release and a blog post in the California Progress Report.

We also issued a press release when Lois Capps introduced her bill that will require the DOL to issue performance measures that can be used in the Workforce system to measure for self-employment – something CAMEO’s worked hard on over the last few years.

Both press releases were picked up in over 100 outlets including San Diego Union-Tribune, San Jose Merc News, the SF Chronicle and other large papers around the country.

Wait, there’s more – we made the case for micro as a solution to unemployment in The Huffington Post.

And, Claudia was quoted in an article in Informationweek about the trend of firms getting smaller, i.e. going micro.

Please use these articles as templates for your own work, use the studies, use the talking points and help us spread the word. Post the links to your Facebook and tweet away.

The Goodies

New opportunities for trainings, conference information, funding, scholarships, and other information that have crossed our desks since the last Must Know: I have posted a running tab of current Goodies on the CAMEO website that lists items that were in past emails. Check it out to make sure you’re not missing anything, like grants whose deadlines are still alive!

Job Opportunities: Check out our jobs page as I’ve added a few in the last couple weeks, e.g. The Aspen Institute/FIELD, CFED Opening Doors, Renaissance Center and Working Solutions have new openings.

Impact Investing in Technology: Join Accion in Menlo Park on June 5 and Pasadena on June 6. The events feature Monica Brand and the work of our Frontier Investments Group (FIG) who will introduce potential supporters and partners to Accion’s efforts in impact investing and technology for the bottom of the pyramid.

Grant Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of approximately $12 million in grants through the Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program to provide job training and skills development services that will help approximately 6,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. Applications are due before June 15, 2012.

Grant Opportunity: The Low Income Tax Clinic program awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations to develop, expand, or maintain a low income taxpayer clinic. Applications are due June 15, 2012.

For Your Client: Chase and Living Social have a new grant program for small businesses.

For Your Client: Check out small business awards and contests.

For Your Client: Small Business Majority is a great organization and is a great resource for your clients on small business advocacy. They host free webinars on topics like healthcare.