Manassas-based business owner Corliss Udoema has been named as the 2017 Virginia Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Udoema is the founder and CEO of Contract Solutions, Incorporation (CSI, Inc), which is a national staffing and professional support services company, according to a release.
More on Udoema and the award, from a release:
After retiring from a successful thirty-two-year career with the federal government in various executive-level national and international contracting and procurement positions, she founded CSI in 2006. During her first four years in business, Udoema devoted much of her time and energy to assisting other small businesses by providing training, business development and mentoring support. To accomplish this, she created partnerships with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the community college’s small business center and a state funded business development organization.
Prince William Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Debbie Jones, stated, “On behalf of the Prince William region’s business community I would like to congratulate CSI, Inc. and Ms. Udoema. This announcement underscores the exciting developments occurring in our region’s diverse and innovative small business community. We are poised for incredible economic growth with organizations such as CSI, Inc. leading the way and look forward to their future successes.”
In a letter to CSI, Inc. announcing the award, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon stated, “Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your employees and community have helped you build an outstanding business that has strengthened your state’s economy. The SBA is pleased to celebrate your achievements and recognize your personal role in driving our nation’s economic growth.” Udoema’s selection for this important award puts her in contention for the regional and national SBA awards.