Corliss Udoema never had a plan to grow her business.
She admittedly never set sales goals or had plans to grow beyond working from her kitchen table.
“If you were trying to talk to a ‘business’ person, that’s not me,” she said. “I had taken one contract, and I did well. When I hired somebody, I treated them well. They call it organic growth.”
Udoema grew her company Contract Solutions from her kitchen table at her home in Prince William County to a multi-million dollar operation. The staffing agency was awarded a $40 million contract with the U.S. Treasury last year.
She’s also Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year, and third runner-up in the national competition hosted annually by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Her business is successful, but, she says, that’s not why she won the award.
“It’s not just about the bottom line. It’s about how you make a difference in your community. It’s not just about jobs, but it’s the difference you make in the lives of other people,” said Udoema.
Udoema says she’s involved with 10 charity organizations in Prince William County, to include SERVE, and six others outside of the region. For her company, giving back is a mix of donating volunteer time and cash to worthwhile causes.
Friends and business associates greeted Udoema on May 4 at an Olive Garden restaurant on Broken Branch Lane near Manassas, where she received her award. The award ceremony drew a large crowd that filled a banquet room, to include elected officials from both Prince William County and Manassas.
The once standing, Olde Town Inn, has been completely cleared out earlier this week. Located in the heart of Old Town Manassas, the Inn originally stood at 9403 Main Street, Manassas City Center.
Registration has opened for the 2024 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Virginia. This year’s event is at Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive.
As the 66 Express Outside the Beltway marks its first full year of operations today, the project has shown itself to be a game-changer for the Northern Virginia region.
On November 28, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:15 a.m. several burglaries occurred in the Dominion Square Shopping Center located in the 10400 block of Dumfries Road.
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