Micro-business Events in California

If you are a CAMEO member, learn how to post your events on our calendar.

CAMEO in Action

August 10, 2022 Uplevel Your Online Training for Inclusivity


This four part training will include 50% lecture, 50% discussion, exercises, and practice. The trainer will help participants with course development, mastering the craft of online training, long term course planning, and offer relevant programs for your clients. The class is based on a mastermind and mentorship model with time for Q&A with subject matter experts and facilitated mastermind sharing.

Topics include: engagement in online training to ensure no one is left behind; five types of online training, and instructional design 101 for more inclusive learning; use presentation skills for video to address a diverse audience; and choosing a Learning Management System for your center.


We will meet on August 10-11 and 17-18 from 10:00AM-12:00PM PT. Please make sure that you can attend all four meetings before purchasing your ticket.


  • This 4-part training is $100 for all four days.
  • Your organization must be current on their CAMEO membership dues to attend. Learn more about CAMEO membership benefits.
  • If you are unsure of whether or not your membership is up to date please email Rezhe Connelly at before purchasing your ticket.
  • CAMEO members, if you are in need of a scholarship please email Liza Rivera at
  • If you are not a CAMEO member, please email Liza Rivera to add you to the wait list.
  • Please purchase a maximum of three tickets per organization to give others an opportunity to take the class. If you have more staff that would like to attend, please email Liza Rivera with their names and we will add them to the wait list.
  • Please note that refunds will only be accepted until Friday July 29, 2022, before EOD.

Email Liza Rivera at for questions/additional information about the training.

“Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.”

CAMEO Speaking

September 7, 2022 2022 NALCAB National Conference

Join NACAB September 7-9 in Washington, DC for a chance to reconnect, in person, with Latino-serving community development professionals from across the country. This is your chance to learn from experts in the field, share best practices with other community-serving organizations, and network with funders, industry leaders, and innovators that are working to promote Latino economic advancement and social justice in post-pandemic America.

This comprehensive 3-day event will feature a Public Policy Forum, hands-on interactive workshops, and sessions focused on nonprofit management and professional development.


CAMEO in Action

September 15, 2022 Microlenders Forum 2022: Unmasking Economic Justice

Join us Thursday, September 15, 2022 for one of our favorite events of the year, the annual MicroLenders Forum 2022. .

We’ve missed you! Let’s celebrate the ability to come together again in person at Wells Fargo, in the Annex Building: 333 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105. Arrive early to meet old friends and get to know new ones.

Our theme throughout the year has been: Unmasking Economic Justice for Small Business Recovery. We will be exploring this theme from different angles of lending, including innovations in equitable lending, fostering support from accessing capital, and more.

Get ready for a fire site chat with our very own Carolina Martinez, CEO of CAMEO on reaching underserved entrepreneurs with more capital. The Federal Reserve will present new California data from the Small Business Credit Survey, how it looks compared to national trends, and we’ll discuss how that might affect how lenders react. After lunch, we’ll have a panel discussion on innovations in equitable lending, a member showcase, raffle prizes from your clients and more.

Stay tuned for Guest Speakers!

Agenda (draft)

  • 9:30am Welcome, Networking, and Relationship Building Games
  • 10:30am Fireside Chat
  • 11:30am Small Business Credit Survey and discussion
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Innovations in Equitable Lending
  • 2:30pm Member Showcase

We want to showcase the innovative work that our members have done during the pandemic and are soliciting proposals, due by August 1, 2022Download our call for presenters.

  • 3:30pm Raffle

Join us afterwards at a local small business for some refreshments.

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Wells Fargo
  • “Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.”

CAMEO Member Event

September 22, 2022 CRC Community Hero Awards

The CRC Community Hero Awards are the highlights of the annual calendar of events. Once again, our members, allies and banking partners will join CRC in honoring and celebrating people who are making a positive impact in their local communities. P

Please mark your calendar. We will let you know when registration opens.

Bay Area
Thursday, September 22nd
Seventh West
1255 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Los Angeles
Thursday, November 3rd
Lokels Only
635 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Doors open at 5:30pm at both events.

CAMEO in Action

September 27, 2022 Getting Comfortable In the Weeds: How to Serve California Agriculture

This training is by invite only, you must go through the screening process first before purchasing a ticket. If you have any questions please contact Liza Rivera at

Congratulations you have been selected to join our training!

To read more details about the training and go through the screening process, you can visit this Eventbrite link.


September 27th through November 15th, held each Tuesday afternoon from 12:00PM-1:00PM.


This class is valued at $700, thanks to a grant the course will be subsidized at $250 for CAMEO members and $350 for non-CAMEO members.

If you’re unsure of whether or not you’re a member, or if you are going through a financial hardship and need a scholarship please contact Liza Rivera,

Learn about becoming a CAMEO Member.

CAMEO Member Event

October 21, 2022 4th annual HomeCOOKed Conference

This year’s theme is Power in Numbers.

The conference will be bigger than ever, with virtual keynotes, panels, awards, a film festival, and more.
In the evening after the virtual convening we’ll be hosting a variety of in-person events with home cooks.

Please reach out to us if you have any ideas or suggestions for panels and topics you’d like to discuss.
Stay tuned for more information on tickets, including discounted rates for home cooks.

We’re looking for sponsors and donors to be a part of this movement to elevate opportunities and resources for home cooks. Contact us for more information, or make a general donation.

Visit our website for more information and details on our past conferences. We look forward to seeing you in October!

CAMEO Member Event

November 9, 2022 The Inaugural Small Business Anti-Displacement Network Conference

Join members of the Small Business Anti-Displacement (SBAN) and other leaders who are working to support small businesses in gentrifying neighborhoods across the country and internationally. We’ll discuss strategies for addressing commercial displacement and highlight the innovative work being done by leaders in and beyond our network. We’ll also provide networking and other interactive opportunities to engage with diverse stakeholders. The conference is open to SBAN members and non-members. Stay tuned!