CMS Wins 2017 SAME Small Business Award

MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business Award for 2017. This award goes to a small business (SB) that has completed work for the US Army, US Navy or US Air Force within the last 5 years in an outstanding manner. CMS received this prestigious award due to a proven track record of working with other SBs in the industry; letters of commendation, awards, evaluations, etc. showing exceptional past performance for our clients; and participation in and contributions to various SB conferences.

The award was presented 16 November 2017 at the SAME 2017 Small Business Conference (SBC) in Pittsburgh, PA. CMS CEO Ernest Enrique and President Mercedes Enrique attended the SBC and received the award.

CMS was one of 300 exhibitors at this year’s SBC. Over 2,500 people from the A/E/C industry, including small and large businesses and government officials from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Veteran’s Administration, Department of State, etc. attended this year’s conference. Ernest Enrique noted, “We are truly humbled by this recognition. This award showcases what is best about CMS and garners us tremendous visibility among our current and potential future clients, as well as firms that may wish to partner with us in the future.”

Join Mercedes Enrique and esteemed panelists at #SAMESBC

Who: SAME SBC Attendees, Minority Owned and 8(a) Small Businesses
What: Minority Owned and 8(a) Certified SB Networking Luncheon at the SAME SBC
Where: Room 408 – 410, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
When: 12:30PM to 2:30PM on Friday, November 17, 2017
Action: Don’t Miss It! RSVP Now!
Please join me at the SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) on Friday, November 17 for the Minority Owned and 8(a) Certified SB Luncheon! The defense contracting industry, like everything else, is changing with the times. You know it’s happening, but you have a business to run! How will you learn how to stay on the cutting edge and win contracts on your time-strapped schedule?
This Small Business Networking Luncheon has the answer for you. We have four industry experts from different segments of the 8(a) and minority business development arena to help you move your business ahead of the curve on your lunch hour! Important information you need from top small business representatives in less time than you could spend anywhere else to get this information.
I will be moderating a panel discussion on these key topics starting with lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17. The speaker schedule and esteemed panelists include:
  • 12:30PM Lunch begins
  • 1:15PM Panel intro – Mercedes Enrique, CMS
    • Robb Wong, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, SBA
    • Paula Arevalo, Executive Director, National 8(a) Association
    • Michael Chow, Member/Owner, Metro CD Engineering, LLC
    • Mary Urey, Director, Small Business Programs, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC/SB)
  • Open Q&A audience
    • 2:15PM Post session – information and one-on-one questions off the mic
    • 2:30PM Luncheon ends
We invite you to join us for a truly enlightening session in an intimate setting. As an A/E/C professional and the owner of a small business and minority business enterprise (MBE), I assure you that SAME’s SBC is not to be missed. Bring your questions and your appetite!
To register and learn more, visit and hit the “Attend” tab to sign up for this year’s SBC and our luncheon. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact me at I look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!
Mercedes O. Enrique, President
CMS Corporation
An SB and MBE company