AMAC and CIC to Officially Launch Airport Bond Assist Program

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Informational webinar to provide a program overview will be held on July 24th, 2014.

ARLINGTON, VA – July 10, 2014 – The Airport Minority Advisory Council has partnered with Creative Insurance Concepts, Inc. (CIC) to launch the Airport Bond Assist Program (ABAP). The Airport Bond Assist Program was created to offer bond assistance to DBE, ACDBE, and concessionaires.

The ABAP addresses the bonding challenges often faced by disadvantaged businesses, and collaborates with resource partners, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) to obtain surety bond guarantees. AMAC DBE, corporate and airport members will work one-on-one with licensed surety bond agents to secure payment, performance, and concessionaire bonds for airport and other public projects. The ABAP is a creative tool that allows airports and concessionaires to increase DBE and ACDBE contract opportunities; by overcoming bonding barriers in a project specific bonding pre-qualification process.

The program was introduced at the recently concluded Annual AMAC Business Diversity Conference, held in Denver Colorado on June 8 – 10, 2014. The second phase of the launch will be an informational webinar for AMAC member Diversity Business Liaison Officers (DBLO)’s, which will be held on July 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST.

AMAC president, Shelby Scales is excited about this ABAP, designed specifically for airports, and encourages members to take advantage of this resource to help meet their diversity goals. For more information about the Airport Bond Assist Program, please visit AMAC’s website, click on the “Committee” link, then select “Membership” at You may also visit

The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is the nation’s only non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting the full participation of Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE/SBE) in airport contracting and employment opportunities. AMAC assists airports and their business partners in achieving diversity goals that are mandated by federal regulations, and in doing so, help airports become closer to the communities they serve.

Creative Insurance Concepts, Inc. (CIC) was established in 1995. The consultant staff has over 50 years of combined insurance and risk management experience. Consulting services are offered to all types of businesses with advice given independently and objectively to help clients protect themselves from the risk of doing business with others, including subcontractors. The firm provides loss control, risk analysis, and certificate of insurance tracking services. The Agency Division specializes in surety bonds to include performance, payment and concession bonds. CIC’s service differentiator, is the extensive one-on-one consultations offered to clients, during the bond application process.