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Rosie Jones-Clarke

Bright Morning Star Daycare Black Rock - Bridgeport

Small businesses are the cornerstone of any city’s economy, but starting one is a difficult task. Luckily, the caring, nurturing staff of Community Capital Fund helped the caring nurturers of Bright Morning Star Daycare with their startup.

A few years ago, Rosie Jones-Clarke decided to attend a class at the Women’s Business Development Center which not only helped her cement her dream of opening an infant/toddler day care center, but to also tweak her business plan and introduced her to CommCap.

Through meeting with Barbara she was able to qualify for a loan to help her set up the facility, purchase equipment, hire a staff and get licensed.
“I thought it would take much longer, but the loan was expedited very quickly.” Jones-Clarke said.

Now, as Bright Morning Star Daycare prepares to open its doors, the center is licensed and ready to care for 26 children of the Greater Bridgeport Area so parents can get back to work.

 “They were wonderful to work with: A prompt, friendly lovely group. It was like working with a close-knit family,” Rosie said. “I’d like to say thanks for the opportunity to see my 15 year dream come to fruition.”

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