Mid-America Minority Supplier Development Council Chairman Gene Agee, left, presents the U.S. SBA 2012 Minority Business of the Year Award-Kansas City District to Ike Nwabuonwu, chairman/CEO of Alpha Energy & Electric Inc., Mazuma Credit Union’s Business Resources partner in Kansas City, Mo.

Turned down by three banks for a business loan, Alpha Energy and Electric Inc., a Kansas City, Mo., firm that ultimately caught a break with Mazuma Credit Union, is tasting sweet revenge these days.

For its outreach throughout the Midwest, Alpha Energy was recently awarded the Supplier of the Year honor in the annual sales between $1 million to $10 million category by the Mid-America Minority Supplier Development Council.

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