Month: August 2016

RSVP for Congressional Black Caucus Happy Hour 9/16

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Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs is proud to partner with Black Business Review for an incredible Happy Hour networking event on September 16th 2016 from 5pm to 9pm at:
Redrocks H Street, 2nd Floor
1348 H Street, Washington, DC 20002

We plan to bring together BPE Members, Black Business Review readers, political leaders, business owners and hundreds of professionals attending the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC.

Admission is complimentary if you RSVP below:

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BPE Events Week of 8/14/16

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BPE Members,

This is a busy week!  We hope to see you at one of these great events:

Monday 8/15
11a to 4p- Volunteers needed to stuff backpacks with school supplies for big giveaway. Details…

Tuesday 8/16
11a to 4p- Volunteers needed to stuff backpacks with school supplies for big giveaway.  Details…

8:45p- Free conference call, open to all members, to discuss business challenges.  Details…

Wednesday 8/17
11a to 4p- Volunteers needed to stuff backpacks with school supplies for big giveaway. Details…

7p- What’s Your Ultimate Life Purpose? Free Group Life Coaching Session.  Details…

Thursday 8/18
6p- Urban Love Project.  A candid group discussion about relationships.  Details…

Friday 8/19 
6p- ENGAGE.  Free admission, live music, DJ, networking.  Details…

Saturday 8/20
10a- #ENGAGEHarbor Financial Empowerment Movement.  Open a new account at a local, minority owned bank.  Details…


BPE Partners with Porter Premier Homes


Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs is proud to announce our partnership with Porter Premier Homes. Porter Premier Homes has kept pace, adapting to rapid growth and a changing economy while maintaining exacting standards and integrity for its customers. It is because of their attention to their customers that we invited them to serve the 4000+ members of Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs.


Husband and wife team, Lafon Porter, Esq. and Gersha Porter are active local Associate Brokers, available to address all of your real estate needs.

Please give them a call or email them when you are ready to tour some homes, or to schedule a free home selling consultation.


Porter Premier Homes
Phone: 443-744-0206

BPE Needs Volunteers for Kevin Shird’s BackPack Giveaway

BPE Members,

We need your help!

We are partnering with local author, Kevin Shird and the Center for Urban Families to stuff donated back packs with donated school supplies.

The back packs and supplies are already in the stuffing room.  We need volunteers to help put supplies in each back pack.  With enough volunteers, it should go quickly.  We are stuffing backpacks at 
Center for Urban Families (CFUF)
2201 North Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD.

The actual backpack giveaway will take place on Saturday, 8/20 at Mondawmin Mall from 11am to 2pm. Volunteers are also needed from 8am to 10am that morning to transport backpacks to the mall.  If interested, list that info in the RSVP below.

PLEASE RSVP for volunteer shifts!  We are stuffing backpacks from 11am to 4pm, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and delivering backpacks to Mondawmin Mall from 8am to 10am on Saturday, 8/20. 

First name:
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What day(s) and shift(s) can you volunteer?

Even if you can just come by for 30 minutes during your lunch break, that’s great!  Your help is appreciated.

If you have a business, this is a great way to gain exposure by volunteering for a worthy cause.  Take some pics of you stuffing back packs and post to social media.

If you want to help kids, this is a great way to directly help thousands of kids in Baltimore.

We need your help.  Please show your support.  Bring co workers!  Bring kids.  Bring people to help!  Free street parking is available.

Contact Kevin Shird at with questions.

BPE partners with Harbor Bank for #ENGAGEHarbor Financial Empowerment Movement

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BPE Members,

Want to have an impact on your community?  We believe it is important to place your money in local banks that have a history of doing business in your community.  Harbor Bank is a minority owned, local bank that has been lending to local businesses in Baltimore since 1982.  Pictured above is the Harbor Bank CEO, Mr. Joseph Haskins.

RSVP for Meetup on Saturday, 8/20/16 at 10am
BPE will have a meetup at the Harbor Bank headquarters on 8/20/16 from 10am to 12pm.  To save time, we recommend starting your account online before the meetup.  After you start your account online, bring your first deposit to start your account to our meetup on 8/20 at the Harbor Bank in Harbor East at 1000 Lancaster St., Baltimore, MD. RSVP at the bottom of this page.

You can save time and start your account online  on the Harbor Bank website: 

You will need a valid issued state driver’s license or ID, social security number, your bank account information to fund the new account, and a printer.  If you have any trouble starting your account online, you can bring your info to the 8/20 meetup and a Harbor Bank rep can assist you in person.

Apply online in 3 easy steps:

1. Tell Harbor Bank about yourself (give info online and tell them Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs sent you)

2. Choose your account type (online)

3. Make an opening deposit (online) or in person on Saturday 8/20 at 10am with other BPE Members at the main headquarters:

The Harbor Bank of Maryland
1000 Lancaster St.   

Baltimore, Maryland 

We look forward to seeing you on 8/20!!! RSVP below:

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BPE Reaches 4000 Members!


Founded by Will Holmes in 2011, Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs has hosted over 300 events for professionals, trained thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs and has grown to over 4000 active members. naaahr june social 2016 3

We proudly invite you to celebrate this incredible milestone with us on August 12th 2016 at 6pm at Teavolve in Baltimore. Meet other members, have some great conversation and enjoy complimentary sangria as we acknowledge our growth!

Please invite other good people, but space is limited and all attendees must RSVP below:

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