Mazuma Business Resources Partner Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., Wins Awards

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Contact: Andy Dickhut E-mail: adickhut@beyondmarketingllc.com Phone: 913.541.1255, Ext. 5522

Mazuma Business Resources Partner Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., Wins Awards Minority Business’ CEO Treasures Relationship the Banks Passed Up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mon., March 11, 2013) – Alpha Energy and Electric became a Mazuma Credit Union business resources partner in 2009, after being turned away three times by different banks, when Mazuma came to their rescue providing business loans and deposit accounts.

As a corporate sponsor of the Mid-America Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC), Mazuma Credit Union was recently inspired and encouraged through seeing what can be accomplished when their business resources partner Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, won the MSDC ‘Supplier of the Year’ Award (Category II – Annual Sales between $1 million to $10 million). In addition, Alpha E&E received ‘The U.S. Small Business Administration 2012 Minority Small Business of the Year’ (Kansas City District) Award. The announcement came amidst comments of high praise at the 27th Annual Mid-America MSDC Award Luncheon held January 30, 2013, at Harrah’s North Kansas City, in Kansas City, Mo.

“On behalf of the board of directors, our phenomenal staff, and the entire membership, Mazuma congratulates Alpha Energy and Electric on their two newest awards,” said Brandon Michaels, Mazuma President/CEO. “Mazuma is honored to be a small part of Alpha Energy’s success. After being declined by numerous area banks, Mazuma simply gave a valuable, talented community asset the opportunity booster-shot to succeed. We are extremely proud to be one of Alpha Energy’s partners!”

Alpha Energy and Electric provides innovative design build approaches and is a local leader in green energy for some of the Midwest’s highest profile clients, including the Sprint Center Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri, the Robert Denney Federal Courthouse in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Kansas City’s major league sports venues Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium.

“In the span of a few short years, Alpha Energy and Electric grew from a tiny outfit operating in a two-room office into a company that contributes to the region’s largest construction projects,” explained Alpha Energy and Electric chairman and CEO Ike Nwabuonwu. “All of our clients counted on Alpha Energy and Electric’s professional expertise. When our growth spurt made day-to-day finances a little tougher to achieve, we counted on Mazuma Credit Union, and they were there for us when typical banks ran the other way. Without a partner like Mazuma, Alpha Energy and Electric would not necessarily be receiving the accolades our small minority business enjoys, today. Frankly, our success is also Mazuma’s success; we absolutely treasure our relationship.”

“It’s incredibly gratifying to work with and witness a company like Alpha Energy and Electric grow. All we did was add a little financial fertilizer and water the lawn,” said Lisa Snead, Mazuma’s vice president of business partnerships. “Never mind the recession. It was the vision, commitment and caring of their fearless principles, chairman and CEO Ike Nwabuonwu and president Gabriel Okafor, which made Alpha Energy reach this new plateau. The recognition of our city’s leaders and Alpha Energy’s general success is nothing short of inspirational.”

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About Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc. Helping to power the economy as an electrical commercial company, Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is an S-Corporation, Certified SBA 8(a), SDB, MBE, and DBE Energy and Electrical company offering a broad range of energy and electrical services for commercial, retail, office, condominium and industrial construction - both for new and existing projects. Alpha Energy and Electric Inc, proudly provides clients with an uncompromising level of excellence with integrity, from planning to implementation; always striving to provide value for customers through innovative design build approaches. Higher profile contracts to install electrical systems include projects at the new Arrowhead Stadium, the new Saint Luke's Hospital, the Kauffman Stadium, the new Downtown Kansas City Sprint Center Arena, the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Project, the Kansas City International Airport, the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center in Kansas City and JE Dunn Corporate Headquarters. Committed to renewable energy, the company remains a local leader in promoting the use of green energy, including wind and solar sources – installing the single largest Solar Array in the metro. Alpha Energy and Electric is part of the Kansas City Power & Light/Green Impact Zone Appliance Program and the Tendril Smart Thermostat Program, both of which will help thousands of homeowners conserve energy and reduce their impact on the environment. Our services include, but are not limited to, Design Build, Installation of Energy and Electrical Systems, Power Plant Design and Installation, Thermograph, Inspections, Energy Assessments & Modifications, Energy Audit & Retrofitting Services, Solar Energy (Panel, Wind, etc.), Service Calls, Renewable Energy, Consulting and Inspection Services, Data-Voice-Audio Visual-Fire Alarm & Security, Long Term Service and Maintenance Agreements.

About Mazuma Credit Union Established in 1948, Mazuma Credit Union serves more than 52,500 Members and has more than $475 million in assets. Mazuma is open to membership for those living or working in Cass, Clay and Jackson Counties in Missouri. For more information about the Credit Union that's "all about you," visit Mazuma's Web site at www.mazuma.org, or contact Andy Dickhut at adickhut@beyondmarketingllc.com.

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