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ALPFA Convention Encourages Latinos to Embrace Diversity -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort played host to the 42nd Annual ALPFA Convention from August 2-5, 2014. This year’s 4 -day event, whose theme was “Transforming the Landscape of Leadership”, was  designed to create opportunities for professionals to network, attend educational workshops, meet companies committed to diversity and inclusion that have …

LULAC National Convention Celebrates Latino Culture in New York City -

NEW YORK CITY – The 85th Annual LULAC National Convention, Exposition and Job Fair took place from July 8th – July 12th, 2014 in New York City. Featuring seminars, workshop, and town halls where expert panelists discussed issues important to the Latino community, the LULAC convention is an opportunity for Latinos to celebrate their diverse …

NALEO Convention Gathers Political Officials to Discuss National Issues -

SAN DIEGO, CA – On June 26-28, 2014 NALEO (National Association of Latino and Elected Officials) held their annual political convention in San Diego, California. NALEO is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. This year’s Latino Political Convention gathered …

City of Orlando Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act -

ORLANDO, FL – On Monday, June 30, Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orlando City Council, along with local leaders and community members, gathered at City Hall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. During the event, Mayor Dyer issued a proclamation officially declaring that July 2nd, 2014 would mark the 50th …

Business Professionals Learn How to “Stand Out from the Crowd” at the NSHMBA Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – The National Hispanic Society of MBAs (NSHMBA) held their annual leadership summit program at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Saturday May 17th, 2014. NSHMBA is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. Recognized as the nation’s most prestigious Hispanic …

Veterans Empowerment Summit Encourages Veterans to “Get Engaged and Get Connected” -

ORLANDO, Fla. –  In an effort to assist Veteran’s with their professional and personal development, the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando, Florida hosted the Veterans Empowerment Summit, which motivated veterans to “get engaged, get connected, and get going on your next assignment!” Upon returning home from military service, many veterans face challenges when it comes …

LATINA Style Business Series Gives Latina Business Owners Tools for Success -

The 16th Annual Latina Style Business Series (LSBS) was hosted in Orlando at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort on May 15, 2014.The LSBS is the most successful ongoing business development program for Latina business owners in the nation. Over 30,000 Latina entrepreneurs and professionals have attended and benefited from participating in this exciting and informative one-day business program …

2014 Women of ALPFA dinner welcomes Latino professionals -

On May 9th, 2014, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort hosted the 2014 Women of ALPFA dinner. The Women of ALPFA program was started in 2002 by visionary professional Latinas with a purpose of creating opportunities for professional Latinas and empowering Latinas through leadership skills, training, mentoring and career advancement. ALPFA President Hector Perez hilighted the significance …

Students prepare for the future at the Central Florida Urban League’s Youth Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Over 150 students from the Central Florida region gathered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort on Saturday May 3rd, 2014 to attend workshops centered on professional and personal development. Designed to help students prepare for the future, sessions focused on college readiness, careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), healthy living, …

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 …

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