Kristie Lohmeier

Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) Wins Veteran Owned Small Business Award

From Michigan Small Business Administration


March 30, 2016 - Waterford, MI - A veteran owned global staffing company based in Waterford Michigan, Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) was recently awarded the Veteran Owned Small Business Award 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).


A veteran himself, Mr. Steve York, CEO and founder, CPI, will accept the award on May 5, 2016 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony. “I am humbled and honored to be a part of serving our nations hero’s. It is with deep gratitude that I will accept this most prestigious award on their behalf,” said York.






































ABOUT CPI Contract Professionals, Inc. was established in 1982. It is a privately held, veteran owned Michigan corporation headquartered in Waterford, Michigan with branch offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Green Bay, Wisconsin. For more information please visit www.cpijobs.com. @CPIJobsInc