Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Black Business Alliance announce a partnership

Milford, CT February 11, 2022 - The BBA will be joining the MRCC and retain an affiliate seat on the Chamber's board of directors. This collaborative partnership will help create access to opportunities, business networks and capital for minority owned businesses across Milford region and surrounding communities. "Having a seat at the table is important," says Anne-Marie Knight, Executive Director of the Black Business Alliance. "This partnership moves the needle and will swing the door open wide to opportunities; allowing Black businesses to eat from the table. I am excited to see that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are a top priority for the MRCC, and look forward to launching new initiatives and creating lasting positive change for the businesses we serve. BBA is excited to work alongside the MRCC team."

Christine Gonillo, Chair of the MRCC Board of Directors added "our by-laws define an affiliate as an organization whose general philosophy is consistent with that of the Chamber. We enthusiastically welcome the BBA as an affiliate and look forward to working together for the greater good of our community. Through the sharing of ideas and resources new opportunities are born, grow and ultimately yield productive and positive results for all."

This dynamic partnership will be further enhanced by the organizations' new status as neighbors within the CT Post Mall. "The Chamber is delighted to partner with the Black Business Alliance to help enrich the opportunities for minority businesses in our region," said Michael Moses, MRCC President. "Strengthening our local business community through the combined expertise of our organizations will advance minority businesses impact and competitiveness across our local and regional markets. We are extremely grateful to welcome the BBA as a partner, and we look forward to helping them level the playing field and advance the region's collective economic footprint."

The Black Business Alliance (BBA) is a 501c6 non-profit membership organization, which seeks to EMPOWER, GUIDE, PROMOTE, ENHANCE, COLLABORATE and GROW small and medium sized Black and minority businesses throughout Connecticut and Nationally by addressing the gap in business access to funding, educational resources, and statewide capacity building.

The Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce's mission is to enhance business opportunities, empower its members, and influence positive economic growth. They are a member-driven organization and a principal advocate for the business community.

Contact:

Michael Moses

mmoses@milfordct.com

203-878-0681

1201 Boston Post Road

Milford, CT 06460

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