CSI was recognized at The Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet on April 26.
“We are pleased to recognize the fastest-growing businesses from across the Commonwealth,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber. “The Chamber is committed to implementing the strategies outlined in Blueprint Virginia 2025 to make Virginia the best place for businesses to start and to grow so we can have more success stories like we see here tonight. We are glad to toast the entrepreneurial spirit of these Virginia business leaders and the dedicated employees who have brought these companies continued success.”
The Manassas-based CSI was listed as 37th on the “Fantastic 50” ranking, which is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest-growing business.
“I’m grateful to God, the CSI team and our clients, as well as friends who have supported me,” said Contract Solutions founder and CEO Corliss Udeoma. “My secret sauce – the three keys to our success and growth – have always been prayer, planning and patience. Excellence is the foundation of our service delivery.”
To be eligible for the Fantastic 50 list, a company must be privately-held with headquarters in Virginia, show revenues between $200,000 and $200 million, and demonstrate positive revenue growth and positive net income in its most recent fiscal year over the previous year. Companies are judged on four-year revenue history.
In 2017, CSI was named to INC.’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies, coming in at number 1,773. Udoema was recognized individually as Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year and finished 3rd runner up for the national award.
The Fantastic 50 banquet was held at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. Nearly 450 attendees participated in the banquet to recognize the companies for their success.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 26,000 members. The Chamber is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness for Virginia. In December 2017, the Chamber released an update to its long-term strategic economic development plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025, which engaged more than 6,000 business and community leaders to lay out a plan to getting Virginia back to the top of national business climate rankings. Learn more at www.vachamber.com.
About CSI: Contract Solutions Inc. is a nationally-recognized elite staffing firm providing leadership and management support services and staff augmentation for federal, state and local governments and both private for-profit and non-profit clients. CSI was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine in 2017 and a Top 25 Staffing Company in the Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists. CSI founder and CEO Corliss Udoema, the 2017 Small Business Person of the Year in the Commonwealth of Virginia, was 3rd runner-up for the national award.
Press Release in PDF format for download here.