FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest independent retail electric supplier, today announced that it has been awarded the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC), Inc. ® 2013 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year award. The award was presented to Liberty Power on March 8 at the Northwest MSDC 2013 Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction in Seattle, Washington.
This award recognizes certified minority suppliers who have distinguished themselves and their business in the areas of growth in sales, employment and MBE-to-MBE purchases, high quality products and services and innovative approaches, and contribution within their community.
Liberty Power was nominated by its long-time customer, Costco® Wholesale. Liberty Power is one of the largest electricity suppliers to the membership warehouse club, providing service in seven of the states where Costco does business.
"Nominating Liberty Power for this honor just seemed like the obvious choice and we are thrilled they won the MBE of the Year Award. Costco looks for suppliers who generate value and Liberty Power does just that in a variety of ways including innovative product offerings, exceptional customer service, and significant cost savings. Liberty Power has always made meeting the customer's needs – our needs – a priority and they are truly deserving of this award," said Shay Reed, Energy Buyer, Costco.
Liberty Power's relationship with Costco, along with its other customers, is built on innovative and unique approaches to buying energy and meeting their customer's electricity needs.
"We are very humbled and proud to receive this award. We thank the Northwest MSDC for promoting supplier diversity and creating impactful connections between suppliers and customers. We are also grateful to Costco for nominating us. Our customers are a critical part of the Liberty Power success story as they continually challenge us to be better. This award is a symbol of how we've been able to rise to that challenge and the exciting path that lies ahead," said David Hernandez, CEO and co-founder.
Liberty Power is originally certified by the South Florida Minority Development Council and currently has reciprocal agreements with 10 additional regional councils including the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council. Liberty Power has also been a Corporate Plus® member in good standing since 2009.
"Liberty Power winning the Class 4 Supplier of the Year Award for the Northwest MSDC clearly depicts the value of our national network and MBEs. This win demonstrates that by triangulating our partnership, Liberty Power, Costco, and the Northwest MSDC, we can deliver value to our Member and MBE customers anywhere in the country," said Fernando Martinez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council.
About Liberty Power
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Liberty Power is the largest independent retail electric supplier in the United States based on 2012 KEMA rankings of electric retailers. The company is also the first certified, minority-owned supplier with a national footprint, and the largest Hispanic-owned energy company in the United States according to Hispanic Business. Liberty Power provides large and small businesses, government agencies and residential customers with low-cost electricity and exceptional customer service.
For more information on Liberty Power, please visit www.libertypowercorp.com
Liberty Power is a registered trademark of Liberty Power Corp. LLC encompassing Liberty Power Holdings LLC, Liberty Power Delaware LLC, Liberty Power Maryland LLC, Liberty Power District of Columbia LLC, and LPT LLC, dba LPT SP LLC. Liberty Power is certified and licensed by the Public Utilities/Service Commissions of: CA, CT, DC, DE, IL, ME, MD (IR793), MA (CS-057) MI, NJ (ESL-0001), NY, OH, PA, RI, TX (10118) and VA; as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
About Northwest Minority Supplier Diversity Council
For over 30 years, the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council has been linking major corporations and public agencies to minority-owned businesses, a multi-billion dollar sector representing and impacting today's global economy. The Northwest MSDC currently serves the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska. For more information, please visit www.northwestmsdc.org.
SOURCE Liberty Power