We are delighted to say that one of our clients, Harold Charles of CEEPCO, was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s D.C.-area office as the Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland. Here is the release announcing this honor.
SBA’s Washington, DC District Office Selects CEEPCO President Harold Charles as Small Business Person of the Year in Maryland
WASHINGTON, DC – On May 15, 2014, CEEPCO President Harold Charles was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO) as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year representing the state of Maryland. He was presented with the award during a ceremony to commemorate Small Business Week at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office as the Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland,” CEEPCO President Harold Charles said. “This award is the result of a lot of hard work and the commitment of our awesome team of professionals at CEEPCO.”
CEEPCO is a leader in innovation infrastructure. Over the last decade, the company has helped to create strong local communities and accelerate business and job growth by providing cutting edge engineering, construction, operations and maintenance, transportation and other services.
“We owe a lot of our success to our relationship with SBA,” Charles added. “I continue to be impressed with SBA’s team for their professionalism, expertise, and tireless work in support of small businesses like mine that are truly the backbone of our nation’s economy.”
Six months ago, CEEPCO received the 2013 Maryland Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors from the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC). The SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research each year to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category.
Charles was also recently honored in December 2013 as Digicel’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Construction sector in Haiti. Digicel, the largest telecommunications company in Haiti, hosts the competition annually to promote small business development in the country.
About CEEPCO (www.ceepco.com): With operations in the United States and Haiti, CEEPCO has been supporting infrastructure development for over a decade, building strong communities and stimulating business and job creation. The firm delivers engineering, construction, facilities maintenance, transportation, environmental / LEED, emergency management, and other services.