CAMEO Blog

Our latest blog posts on micro-business.

  • CAMEO Awarded $2M Grant to Launch Country’s First CDFI Shared Services Center September 23, 2022CAMEO Awarded $2M Grant to Launch Country’s First CDFI Shared Services Center
    CAMEO has been awarded $2 million from Citi Foundation’s Community Finance Innovation Fund. With the new funding, CAMEO will launch the country’s first Shared Services Center for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), ...
  • Unmasking Economic Justice for Small Business Recovery September 22, 2022
    Last week CAMEO hosted our annual Microlenders Forum 2022 in person! More than 70 small business lenders came together to explore our theme for this year, “Unmasking Economic Justice for ...
  • Latino Entrepreneurship September 21, 2022
    Last month, the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) hosted their annual convention in Oakland. For three days, small business owners, service providers, and  advocates – including many CAMEO members ...
  • Commitment to Launch National CDFI Academy September 21, 2022Commitment to Launch National CDFI Academy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wiF0QWTv0g CAMEO has committed at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 Meeting today to launch a National Community Development Financial Institution Academy (CDFI) Academy that will provide professional training and resources ...
  • Yordanos Asmelash Haile, Asmara Cafe August 12, 2022Yordanos Asmelash Haile, Asmara Cafe
    Asmara Cafe specializes in traditional brewed Eritrean and Ethiopian coffee and food such as chicken kilwa, foule and sambusas. Owner Yordanos Asmelash Haile is a first-generation American having immigrated to ...
  • Increasing Transparency in Fintech Takes the State in Congressional Hearing August 10, 2022Increasing Transparency in Fintech Takes the State in Congressional Hearing
    On July 13, 2022 the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations held a hearing titled: “Fintech and Transparency in Small Business Lending.” Fintech is ...
  • Economic Opportunity Coalition August 4, 2022Economic Opportunity Coalition
    Last week, the White House announced the Economic Opportunity Coalition, a solid step to help underserved communities. The federal government and a coalition of 24 companies and foundations are aligning ...
  • Small Business Lending UDAAP Protections! July 7, 2022
    Thanks to our colleagues Amyra Hassan and Louis Caditz-Peck (Lending Club and CAMEO board member) of the Responsible Business Lending Coalition for this post. Exciting news! Last year, you joined the ...
  • Final 2022-23 State Budget (AB/SB 178/193) for Small Business June 30, 2022Final 2022-23 State Budget (AB/SB 178/193) for Small Business
    Whew we are halfway through 2022! This year Governor Newsom and the state legislature have given us plenty to be proud of as the final budget for the 2022-23 year ...
  • CAMEO Coming to Your Region June 23, 2022CAMEO Coming to Your Region
    Over the last two months CAMEO has hosted regional meetings for our members with state legislators and their staff in Central Coast, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. In addition ...

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