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Setting the Thanksgiving Table with Cureate Courses and Baltimore Community Lending

With Thanksgiving now two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be bringing to the…

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Quiet Quitting: What Small Businesses Need to Know

You’ve probably heard the phrase “quiet quitting,” which has made headlines and is being debated on social media.…

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Baltimore Restaurants to Support During National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting Baltimore’s local restaurants. We’ve…

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The 5 C’s of Credit: How Banks & Lenders Decide Whether to Approve Loan Applications

If you’re applying for a loan, you’ll want to know what banks and other lenders are looking for…

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Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs: Where to Start with Your Business Plan

It’s back to school season, which means it’s back to a hectic fall schedule for many of us.…

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Needles and Stix is building a “sunflower” fashion empire

Fashion is Jessica LaPrade’s destiny. Growing up, Jessica never settled for clothing off-the-rack and loved sketching her own…

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3 Key Takeaways from the Black & Latino Economic Summit

While the United States has made some progress in addressing disparities between BIPOC and white communities, the racial…

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Aspiring real estate developers “focus on the positive” through fellowship program

2022 Real Estate Fellows at University of Baltimore: Lamar Purnell, Amber Jones, Wesley Hawkins, Thomas Anderson, Na’Quon Willett, Bob Ezumah.

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Hoodfellas Bistro & Catering offers atmosphere, food, and community

On a Tuesday afternoon, Hoodfellas Bistro & Catering is humming with activity as customers enjoy their lunches. Many…

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Black-owned businesses to support in honor of Juneteenth

As awareness of Juneteenth is becoming more widespread, more people are looking for ways to honor the holiday.…

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Home Helpers Home Care offers compassionate care for seniors and vulnerable adults

We often think of firefighters putting out fires, risking their lives entering burning buildings to save people, and…

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Superior Real Estate Management Investing in “Untapped Potential of Baltimore”

Mark Reed was living in Washington, DC in 2017 when he discovered the tremendous untapped potential of investing…

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Snug Books: A Community Hub

Katie Beltz and her husband, Emanuel Figueroa, have always dreamed of opening their own bookstore. When they came…

2022 New Year Address: A letter from our President & CEO

Dear Colleagues and Friends, First and foremost, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year! It…

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Mayson-Dixon Companies Brings Unique, Cool, Sustainable Apartments to Station North

Mayson-Dixon Companies is a firm based in Baltimore that undoubtedly exemplifies the expression, “A lot can happen in…

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Fashion Spa House is thriving since receiving a grant from BCL and Truist

If you’re like a lot of people, just the thought of being at the airport may induce feelings…

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Melinated House of Beauty

Getting quality beauty supplies hasn’t always been easy for Dinee Russell, a long-time resident of the Hampden neighborhood…

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How Blank Slate is revitalizing Baltimore

Alex Aaron always knew he would go into real estate. Growing up in Virginia, his father showed him…

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BCL helps ReBUILD Metro create opportunities in East Baltimore

In 2002, tragedy struck the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore when seven members of the Dawson family were…

COVID-19 relief grant update

A little over three months ago, Baltimore Community Lending awarded COVID-19 relief grants to 30 small businesses in…

Catonsville CO-OP brings together food, community, and local businesses

In the summer of 2011, a few Catonsville residents met at the local library. They shared a passion…

In memoriam: Frank B. Coakley

No one wore the title of “Chief Business Development Officer” better than Frank Coakley. Frank’s commitment to affordable…

Testimony of Watchen Harris Bruce – United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs The Coronavirus Crisis: Next Steps for Rebuilding Mainstreet

FEBRUARY 25, 2021: Chairman Brown, Ranking Member Toomey, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the…