USHCC Congratulates Liberty Power for Winning U.S. Department of Commerce Award

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Liberty Power, America's largest independent retail electric supplier, for receiving the U.S. Department of Commerce's 2013 National Minority Enterprise Development Award.

The award recognizes a company that has achieved notable success in providing quality products and services in an environmentally sustainable fashion.

With an eye toward the future, Liberty Power anchors its success in providing reliable sources of energy to Fortune 500 companies and 15 states plus the District of Columbia. Now a national brand, Liberty Power's proven scalability and stewardship is becoming the standard model for emerging Hispanic firms.

"The USHCC is proud of Liberty Power's latest, well-deserved accolades. We are delighted that their innovative, sustainable business practices are being recognized by the Department of Commerce," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "At the helm of this exemplary company is David Hernandez, a visionary who has dedicated a significant amount of time, energy and resources to helping young leaders and minorities in ways that foster job creation and community development throughout our country. Liberty Power's latest award demonstrates that an energy company can be profitable while adopting environmentally sustainable business models."

Liberty Power has proven to be an emerging industry leader in the energy sector. Among other recognitions, Liberty Power was ranked the number one largest U.S. Hispanic-owned energy company by Hispanic Business; won the 2013 Northwest MSDC Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award; and was named among the top five largest private job creators in the energy industry by Inc.

"Liberty Power is a force to be reckoned with. David Hernandez's tireless dedication and vision has catapulted Liberty Power into being a leader not only in the energy industry, but also an exemplary model of environmentally sustainable business practices," said USHCC Chairman of the Board Marc Rodriguez. "The USHCC is proud of Liberty Power's latest accomplishment, and we look forward to reporting future successes of this soon-to-be industry giant."

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Director of Communications 202-489-2932Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce