Founder Will Holmes Launches Baltimore Economic Leadership League (BELL)

WHC Founder, Will Holmes has launched a non-profit organization called the Baltimore Economic Leadership League (BELL). BELL is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that is committed to providing business owners the training and support they need to access capital, increase revenue, add jobs and have a positive impact on the Maryland economy. BELL serves the entire Maryland business community, not just Baltimore.

BELL manages various funds and provides commercial loans to small, rural, woman-owned and minority businesses in the region.

Why is BELL important?

BELL provides the training, support and capital that small Maryland companies need to scale. Our programs help entrepreneurs understand credit, learn how to invest in their businesses, choose the right customer, determine pricing and hire the right people at the right time in their growth.

BELL partners with individuals and businesses who share the perspective that investment in small, rural, woman-owned and minority businesses is important to the local and national economy and helps create stronger, safer, and better communities.

Members and Sponsors help BELL remove the long-standing barriers to business capital so small companies can grow revenue and add jobs.

Membership Benefits

Members enjoy:

Free networking and training opportunities
Free promotion of initiatives
Connections to funding, customers, decision-makers, resources and other Members
Discounts on products and services offered by Members and Sponsors
Discounts on BELL Signature Events


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