City and Chamber present bond program for small and minority businesses

The City of Milford and the Milford Chamber of Commerce will host BondSure at the Milford Public Library on Monday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. in the program room.

BondSure is a program offered by Community Capital Fund and the Greater New England Supplier Minority Development Council that helps increase the surety bonding capacity of small, minority and women-owned construction firms throughout Southern Connecticut.

The program provides contractors with collateral support, education, management, technical and financial assistance designed to improve their ability to successfully bid and perform large public and private sector construction projects.

“This program will assist our local business community and will help to improve economic development in Milford,” said Mayor Ben Blake.

BondSure is funded by the CT Department of Economic and Community Development with the mission of assisting minority contractors to obtain a bid, performance and payment bond for any specific project.

“Education is the key to improving a business ability to succeed.  By offering these types of programs we can help the small business person achieve their goals,” said Kathleen Alagno, President & CEO of the Milford Chamber of Commerce.

For more information please visit  To register contact Julie Nash, Economic and Community Development Director, at 203-783-3230 or