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2014 Hispanic Business and Consumer Expo Promotes Community Integration and Economic Development -

Hundreds of business owners and community leaders gathered at the Orange County Convention Center on April 11th for the Hispanic Business Conference, the kick-off event for the three day Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo. Walt Disney Parks & Resorts supported this year’s conference and 21st annual expo, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando’s …

UCF Will Host 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 – In a celebration of diversity, higher education and football, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney will kick off at Bright House Networks Stadium at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sunday, Aug. 31. Now in its 10th year, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) …

MANRRS Conference Showcases Careers in Science and Agriculture -

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a national non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote participation in agricultural and related science careers among ethnic and racial minorities. Networking, mentorship, leadership development, communication and organizational skill advancement are all part of the opportunities that MANRRS provides for its members. The Minority …

La Prensa’s Mujeres Destacadas Awards Recognize Influential Latina Women -

La Prensa Newspaper’s Mujeres Destacadas Awards Luncheon, held on March 14, 2014 in Downtown Orlando gathered over 300 women to honor the accomplishments of extraordinary women in the Central Florida community.  This year’s awards highlighted accomplishments in arts & culture, business technology, community leadership, education and health. The event’s keynote speaker Monica Lozano is regarded …

Hispanic Chamber Welcomes New Leadership -

ORLANDO, Fla. – (February 26, 2014) – Community and business leaders welcomed in the new leadership team of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) at the organization’s 22nd annual installation luncheon where Walt Disney World was a lead sponsor.  Cast Members from Walt Disney World were in attendance, including Lourdes Mola, Manager …

Epcot Expands Exhibit Celebrating African-American History -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014 – As many in the United States focus on African-American heritage during Black History Month, Walt Disney Imagineers are preparing to expand an exhibit that pays homage to African Americans who helped build and transform a nation. On display at Epcot, ”Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection” opened …

2014 Matchup Announced for MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb 5, 2014 – North Carolina A&T and Alabama A&M, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will face off for the 10th anniversary MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, an annual celebration of diversity, higher education and football. The 2014 event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 31 and will air on an …

Disney Sponsors 16th Annual Don Quijote Awards Gala -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2013 – A mobile technology firm,­ pediatric medical practice and the retired owners of a grocery story were among the honorees recognized during the 16th annual Don Quijote Awards Gala hosted by Walt Disney World Resort . Organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and …

Disney Sponsors ALPFA Orlando’s Annual Leadership and Professional Development Summit -

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013- “Building Leadership through Creativity and Innovation,” was the theme for the third annual Leadership and Professional Development Summit hosted by ALPFA Orlando with support from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Business professionals and students from Central Florida gathered at Full Sail University to focus on career development at the daylong …

Disney Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2013 – Making a difference for high-achieving college students, the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to 14 local college students during an awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. More than 300 community leaders and supporters celebrated the students who were selected by a volunteer committee for …

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