(FLINT, MICH)  Are you a contractor looking to grow through government contracting?  Then consider joining the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as they host a webinar to help general contractors learn about surety bonds.  On May 7, the Surety Bonds for General Contractors webinar will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  IBCS Fidelity, Inc. will facilitate the webinar, which is geared toward general and sub-contractors.

Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC for the Chamber says that contractors will not be able to benefit from the more than $500 billion available in government contracting without the proper bonds.  General contractors need performance and payment bonds when seeking government contracts and subcontractors need bonds to satisfy the general contractor’s requirements.

“To prepare for the upcoming construction season contractors will need appropriate bonds in place,” said Frigy.  “This webinar provides the nuts and bolts necessary to take advantage of opportunities with the local, state and federal government.  Contractors looking to grow, should definitely participate.”

Webinar participants will learn about the bond process, including:

  • Bonding 101 – The Key to Public Contracts
  • Why Bonds are Needed
  • The Underwriting Process
  • An Overview of the Surety Market
  • Application Process – How to Qualify for Support
  • Common Problems – Creative Solutions

There is no cost to participate, however registration is required.

To register for the webinar or for more information contact Chelsea Schutz at (810) 600-1437 or ptac@flintandgenesee.org.

About the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (flintandgenesee.org) is one of the Top 10 largest chambers in Michigan based on revenue and number of members.  We are the voice of business and community advocacy in Flint & Genesee. The Chamber is over 100 years old, was established before the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Two words describe the Chamber as it enters its second century of service: collaboration and partnership. It is our goal to work with government, business, education, nonprofit organizations and consumers to support the growth and development of the community economically, culturally and socially.