20th Anniversary Recap

20th-anniversary-CAMEO-4c-vertical-smallThanks for Joining CAMEO at our Annual Member Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Over 100 people helped us celebrate two decades of micro and building wealth in our communities!  We had a great day of learning, inspiration and fun.  During the morning, we heard about community level factors that are correlated with microbusiness and what that means for policy; we discussed the need for our sector to sit at the economic development table and re-imagine a new collaborative system; and we learned the proof that micro is BIG.  At lunch Judy Wicks inspired us with her story about creating an alternative economic development system by staying in one place, by truly engaging in local economic development.  And of course all of our award winners – Wells Fargo, Scott Hauge, Forescee Hogan-Rowles, Sheilah Rogers, Alfredo Garcia and Patty Rodriquez proved once again why we do the work we do.  And then in the afternoon, members gathered to discuss how to remain calm in the face of the disruption that we face. Finally, we kicked back and enjoyed connecting with our colleagues.

Thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event a success.

Event Sponsors
First Republic Bank, AT&T, Pacific Western Bank

Table Sponsors: CDC Small Business Finance and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Half Table Sponsors: 3CORE, Accion San Diego, Arcata Economic Development Corporation, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, El Pajaro Community Development Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Fresno Community Development Financial Institution, Opportunity Fund, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment, The Prosperity Center, Ruby Road Leadership, TMC Development, Valley Economic Development Center
West Company, Women’s Economic Ventures, Working Solutions.

2014 Agenda

Morning Program

The New Labor Market, panel and conversation moderated by Lena Robinson, Regional Manager, Community Development, Northern California, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

20th Anniversary Lunch

  • Keynote: Judy Wicks (bio), author of Good Morning, Beautiful Business of and Co-founder of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
  • Faces of Entrepreneurship Awards
    • Proclamation Recognizing CAMEO – Assemblymember Jose Medina
    • Micro Business Champion – Wells Fargo Bank
    • Hero of Micro Business – Scott Hauge (bio), Small Business California, founder
    • Founders Award – Forescee Hogan-Rowles (bio), RISE Financial Pathways, President and CEO and Sheilah Rogers (bio), CAMEO co-founders
    • Faces of Entrepreneurship Award – Patty Rodriguez, SF Parking (Working Solutions Client) and Alfredo Garcia, Watsonville Diesel Company (El Pajaro CDC)

Afternoon Program

  • Member Meeting
  • Ignite Micro – Dealing with Disruption
    • Andrew Cole: Truth About California Micro Sector
    • Shufina English: Facts about Banking That Make You Go Hmmm…
    • Naldo Peliks: Stirring Up Entrepreneurial Training
    • Working Solutions: New Partnerships for a New Day
    • Boku Kodama: Creative Curriculum for New Markets
  • Light the Fire! response, a facilitated discussion

Connie Evans Todd Greene dell gines photo Judy Wicks

from left to right: Connie Evans, Todd Greene, Dell Gines, Judy Wicks

Award Recipients
Scott Hauge Forescee Hogan-Rowles Sheilah Rogers

from left to right: Scott Hauge, Forescee Hogan-Rowles, Sheilah Rogers