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Our Diverse Contractor Bridge Program is helping contractors from every community in the city get an opportunity to compete for government construction projects.
It includes working capital loans, now available from several sources and pre-qualification for the surety bonds that are needed in order to compete for public works (local, state and federal) contracts in Illinois, Missouri and soon Minnesota.
We provided bonds through this program that have allowed contractors to bid on more than 50 million in construction projects and bond more than $15 million in construction in less than two years.
We are a local independent Insurance Agent who advocates for you – providing unbiased and unparalleled service from quote through claims. Unlike other insurance agents, we are free to competitively shop multiple insurance carriers and put together a plan that is tailored to the exact needs of your family or business.
We are committed to helping you develop the insurance and risk management program that best fits yours needs.
When the name is Community Insurance Center, a division of Inner-City Underwriting Agency Inc, the answer to that famous Shakespearean question is insurance, benefits, surety and risk management service second to none in the insurance industry.
Community Insurance Center, Inc., was founded in 1962 by the late Olympian and Congressman, Ralph H. Metcalfe.
In the famous 1936 Berlin Olympics, Ralph Metcalfe and teammate Jesse Owens lead the US relay team to a gold metal defeating Hitler’s team by a wide margin in the 4 X 100 meter relay. After the Olympics, Mr. Metcalfe returned to Chicago to begin a distinguish career in business and public service. He started Community Center Insurance Agency, Inc., later changed to Community Insurance Center Inc. to fill a void in Chicago for a business capable of providing quality insurance and financial protection to all regardless of race or ethnicity.
He wanted to provide insurance to the entire Community.
Milton E. Moses has served as CEO of Community Ins. Center for more than 47 years. In an interview conducted by Rhonda Stivers for the Cosmopolitan Chamber's Cosmo Connect weekly Television program, Mr. Moses talks about the history of Community and the hardships an Afriican-American agency endured in the 60s, and 70's when many insurance companies red lined minority communities. Mr. Moses talks about passing the baton of leadership to Matthew Cooper and what our clients can expect going forward.
MPEA is expanding the existing McCormick Place® complex by adding a 1,200-key Headquarters and Convention Center Hotel and 10,600 seat multi-purpose Event Center. To foster economic development in the surrounding neighborhood and citywide, MPEA adopted the small contractor bridge program to use as the centerpiece of its Capacity ... Learn More »
We believe effective risk management is both an individual and shared responsibility among all members of the community. It is the foundation for community-wide economic development. We are not only trying help improve your business but also the community in which our businesses reside Read More »
We believe everyone should have quality affordable housing. Risk management enhances safety and quality of life for housing both market rate and affordable. We have been a leading advocate helping to reduce cost and improve quality of insurance for all types of housing and Real Estate Development in the city. Learn More »