CPI was recently bestowed the honor of Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year, 2016 from the Michigan Small Business Administration. “As a veteran owned company, CPI has been working to put out processing military personnel and veterans to work for more than 34 years,” said Jim Cowper, president, CPI. “This company was born out of a singular desire to give veterans the opportunity to pursue a better way of life through gainful and productive employment. It is our privilege to receive such an honor from the SBA.”
VetBizCentral was responsible for nominating CPI for this award. “It is with great pride and delight that we provided the winning nomination for this year’s veteran owned small business award winner. CPI is extremely worthy of this award, and we look forward to providing them with continued support, so they might further their mission to employ our nation’s veterans,” said Matt Sherwood, Executive Director, VetBizCentral.
VetBizCentral’s mission is to assist veterans, active duty, guard and reserve members in the formation and expansion of their businesses.
As CPI continues to grow as a result of their veteran certifications from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VOSB) and the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), CPI plans to double in size within the next three years. Employing in excess of 100 veterans a year, the goal is to increase that number by at least a third by the end 2017. CPI actively works to access out processing military personnel and veterans by conducting onsite and virtual recruitment programs through the Military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP), via CONUS and OCONUS.
A veteran himself, Mr. Steve York, CEO and founder, CPI, will accept the award on May 5, 2016 at the Lansing Center. “I am humbled and honored to be a part of serving our nations hero’s, and it is with deep gratitude that I will accept this most prestigious award,” said York.