CAMEO Annual Member Meeting
June 9, 2015
Sacramento, California 95814 (map)
Our 2014 Anniversary Celebration meeting was a huge success. Read a recap of the 2014 Annual Member meeting and access resources. We look forward to seeing you this year!
8:30 Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 Morning Program
Welcome, Elizabeth Schott, Accion San Diego and President of the CAMEO Board
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Advocacy training, tips, and talking points
10:30-10:45 Travel to the Capitol
10:45 Legislative visits to educate the Assembly and the Senate on three crucial issues*:
- the merits of the SB 197 (Block) that CAMEO is co-sponsoring with Opportunity Fund and will help small businesses be more aware of capital resources offered by microlenders;
- the need to support business technical assistance (SBDCs, WBC, SCORE, VBOC and PTAC) and AB 184 (Garcia); and
- the importance of women’s business ownership in closing the wealth gap.
Please make your own appointments between 10:45am and 12:15pm; here’s how:
- Find contact information for your assembly member(s) and your senator.
- Send a written request to the scheduler as well as call the office.
- If the legislator is not available, ask for a meeting with the chief of staff.
If you are from an area that only has one representative in each house, coordinate with other CAMEO members who may be attending. If you are from a large area that has many representatives, we will divide and conquer. Contact Andrew, who will help coordinate with other members who will be going.
1:15 Lunch Keynote
Michael Shuman (bio) will speak about his new book, The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity. Michael Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics.
After Michael’s talk, we will have a rich discussion about the five “P”s or business pollinators, that will give you tools to make the case for your work.
TA Business Assistance Services
We know Business Assistance is important. AEO’s research finds a 30 percent difference in median annual revenues between businesses that receive services and those that don’t. And they’re 80 percent more likely to be in business in 3-5 years. At the recent AEO Leadership Summit, a big topic of conversation was the possibilities and future of the microbusiness industry. We’re going to engage in an interactive exercise to ponder these questions:
- In what ways does business assistance need to change for the industry?
- In what ways does it need to change to support the entrepreneurs of the future?
- What obstacles must the industry overcome to redesign business assistance delivery to support the future Main Street?
Homework: Read AEO’s white paper on Understanding the State of Technical Assistance.
5:00 Faces of Entrepreneurship Award
Abraham Lopez, YucaTech Technology Systems
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center – Marin
Toni Erica Ricci, Elite Dance and Performing Arts Center
CAMEO has reserved a block of rooms available for attendees on June 8 (Single and Double rate: $183-191, tax not included in this price). Please make your arrangements by May 8 (expiration date of the block room), but space is limited. Call the Sterling at 1-916-448-1300 to make reservations and be sure to mention “CAMEO event” to receive the reduced rate or book online. As of May 19, they have a double queen and suites available.
Other options include:
Directions Map it
From Reno (East)
Take Interstate 80 West to I-5 South towards Sacramento. Take the J Street Exit, follow J Street to 13th Street, take a left on 13th Street and the hotel is on the right at the corner of 13th and H.
From San Francisco (West)
Take I-80 East to U.S. 50 East. Take the I-5 North Exit towards Redding. Take the J Street Exit, follow J Street to 13th Street, take a left on 13th Street and the hotel is on the right at the corner of 13th and H.
From Sacramento International Airport and Points North
Take Interstate 5 South to Sacramento. Take the J Street Exit, follow J Street to 13th Street, take a left on 13th Street and the hotel is on the right at the corner of 13th and H.
Travel north on I-5. Take the J Street Exit, follow J Street to 13th Street, take a left on 13th Street and the hotel is on the right at the corner of 13th and H.
View the Amtrak Capitol Corridor.
Learn more about Sacramento local transportation .
DIRECTIONS TO GARAGE
900 13th Street
On J St turn left at 13th St
On 13th St turn left into the garage.
GARAGE PHONE NUMBER – 916-441-5213
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Our 2014 Anniversary Celebration meeting was a huge success. Read a recap of the 2104 Annual Member meeting and access resources.
Read a recap of the 2011 Annual Member Meeting and access 2011 resources.