Micro-business Events in California

  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 8, 2014 - Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 30th Anniversary - San Francisco, CA

    Please join the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and support Bay Area small businesses. You can make a difference by investing in the lives of motivated Bay Area entrepreneurs. Your contributions will provide much needed funds to make Renaissance’s training and support services possible for lower income entrepreneurial women and men.

    Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder of Stella & Dot and Co-founder of will receive Renaissance’s first Empowering Lives Through Entrepreneurship Award for her contribution to transforming women’s lives through entrepreneurship.

    We will also honor Sandor Straus, President, Firedoll Foundation; Manager, Tigmera LLC and Executive Vice President, Edgestream Partners LP for his leadership, support and commitment to economic justice.

    Ticket prices:

    $175 for Individuals
    $85 for Graduates and Current Students

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    October 9, 2014 - Accion San Diego 20th Anniversary Celebration - San Diego, CA

    A night of food, fun and celebrating 20 years of impact in San Diego

    Accion San Diego is celebrating 20 years of supporting local small businesses in San Diego County! We will be commemorating this milestone with an “Accion-iversary Party” event on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 5 to 7:30 pm. This event will showcase Accion’s program, clients and supporters, and everybody is invited!

    There will be food, drinks and fun, as well as an Accion client marketplace featuring goods from our clients in a farmers’ market-like setting. KUSI Good Morning San Diego reporter Brad Perry will be our MC, guiding us through a short program celebrating Accion’s 20 years. Finally, don’t miss the silent auction with products and services provided by our clients, board members and community.

    Individual ticket - $75
    Non-profit, student & Accion client ticket - $50

    Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact

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  • CAMEO Speaking

    October 16, 2014 - A Place At The Table - San Francisco, CA

    Join with fellow Bay Area business leaders for a reception to discuss the important role that business can play in supporting public policies that build a more just and sustainable economy.

    It’s challenging enough to build a sustainable business under the best conditions. It’s even more challenging when government policy sometimes rewards destructive practices, ignores externalities, and sells access to the highest bidder.

    You may be tempted to turn your back on Washington and Sacramento. But if you do, others whose values you don’t t share will drive the discussion. You’ll miss opportunities to promote policies that help sustainable businesses succeed. And you’ll miss opportunities to use the power of business to build a better world.

    Join American Sustainable Business Council and friends for an evening of networking and dialog about how sustainable business leaders can influence the policy process. And we’ll swap tips for staying off the menu.

    Speakers will include David Brodwin David Brodwin David Brodwin and Richard Richard Eidlin, co-founders of American Sustainable Eidlin Business Council, and Jonathan Storper Jonathan Storper Jonathan Storper, partner and chair of the sustainable business group at Hanson Bridge n Bridge n Bridgett LLP.

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 18, 2014 - Manage Your Money Week -

    During Manage Your Money Week, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, unions, schools, libraries, financial institutions, and financial management associations will be working together in communities throughout California to host free money management education events and promote the importance of good money management practices. Programs will be offered to all demographics in multiple languages and cover all facets of personal finance from opening a checking account and managing a budget, to credit counseling, first-time home buying, planning for retirement, avoiding financial scams, and starting a business. Read more.

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 23, 2014 - 2014 Riverside/San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference - Riverside, CA 92501

    On October 23, 2014, Beacon Economics and the University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration will present the fifth annual Riverside/San Bernardino Economic Forecast Conference. Some of the state’s most renowned forecasters will deliver new economic outlooks for the nation, state, and region:

    * Is the Fed ignoring the threat of inflation?
    * How will the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency affect credit availability and what will it mean for local housing markets?
    * Despite the slowdown during the first part of 2014, the Riverside/San Bernardino region has been adding jobs slightly ahead of expectations. Will the rate of growth continue?
    * What is the outlook for state exports given the new wave of instability in the Mid East?
    * How will the relative home affordability of the Riverside/San Bernardino region affect migration to the area and what will that do to housing demand?

    Join us for one of Inland Southern California’s most anticipated networking and business gatherings and get answers to some of the most pressing questions facing today’s and tomorrow’s economy.

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    October 23, 2014 - ¡VIVA MEDA! 41st Anniversary Celebration - San Francisco, CA

    Join over 250 guests at Yoshi’s in San Francisco for ¡Viva MEDA! Attendees will partake in exquisite cuisine from our customized “Latin-Asian Fusion” menu; indulge in fabulous drinks from our open bar; and dance the night away to a world-class salsa show. We will honor four individuals and organizations that have made vital contributions to MEDA and the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), for which MEDA serves as the lead agency:

    * Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PolicyLink
    * Pamela H. David, Executive Director of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund
    * Mario Paz, Executive Director of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
    * Kevin Stein, Associate Director of the California Reinvestment Coalition

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  • CAMEO Member Event

    November 5, 2014 - The Centro Benefit - Oakland, CA

    Please join us for Centro’s second annual celebration, a night of fun, food, drinks and music for the entrepreneurs, business advisors, volunteers, and makers of community who we proudly bring together. Come see first-hand how you can help benefit the Bay Area and beyond.

    For more information or to become an event sponsor, please contact

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