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Disney Engineers Coach College Bowl Team To Victory -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 – Students coached by Disney engineers took home the top honors from the 14th annual College Bowl during the HENAAC conference in New Orleans. One highlight from the annual conference held by Great Minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was the team’s creation of a fantastical …

Disney Sponsors HBIF Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa -

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) recently hosted their annual Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa. The signature fundraising event brought more than 300 government, business and community leaders together to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Hispanic-owned small businesses.   Sponsored in part by Walt Disney Parks and …

Disney Hosts Annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., October 5, 2013 – More than 400 community and business leaders gathered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala. The event recognizes business leaders and companies for contributions that align with the Central Florida Urban League’s four areas of empowerment: youth development, economic …

Disney Celebrates Hispanic Business Success with HBIF -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 17, 2013 - More than 400 business, government and community leaders celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship at the annual Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) Success Stories Luncheon in downtown Orlando. Sponsored in part by Walt Disney World Resort, the luncheon also focused on the year-round contributions HBIF makes to the community and honored …

Disney Co-sponsors Brazilian Business Expo in Central Florida -

ORLANDO, Fla., September 7, 2013 — More than 500 people gathered for the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce’s (CFBACC) 1st Brazilian Business Expo in Orlando. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Minority Business Development co-sponsored the event as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and growing relationships with diverse professionals and organizations. …

Path to Disney Careers Begins at HBCUs for Many Cast Members -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 – Football is only one part of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) experience. For HBCU alumni, the education they receive has a much greater and longer-lasting influence. Walt Disney World Resort employs many HBCU alumni as Cast Members in a wide variety of roles. For LaJoy …

Legends Award Recipients Honored -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 31, 2013 - The seven recipients of this year’s MEAC/SWAC Legends Award, which recognizes alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for outstanding contributions, were  honored Saturday night at a reception at Walt Disney World Resort. Three of the honorees are alumni of HBCUs in Florida. Held the night before the big game, …

Local High-School Students Inspired by Disney Sports Business Panel as Part of MEAC/SWAC Challenge Activities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 - More than 900 local high school students were inspired to work hard, follow their dreams and never give up at the ESPN 101 High School Career Panel, the first of multiple events leading up to the 9th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney. Sports business professionals shared their career …

Disney-sponsored game brings thousands of fans to Orlando -

MEAC/SWAC Challenge has positive economic impact on Central Florida LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 1 – Nearly 25,000 fans attended the ninth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney at the Florida Citrus Bowl over the Labor Day weekend. The match-up between teams from the Mid-Eastern and Southwestern Athletic Conferences was televised live on ESPN, with a victory …

Diverse Supplier Conference Opens Doors for Small Businesses -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 12, 2013 - Hundreds of business owners made connections during the Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s (cnFMSDC) conference at Walt Disney World Resort. Co-sponsored by Disney, the 30th annual conference included seminars, networking opportunities, and a trade fair that brings together business owners and representatives from corporations and agencies that want to do business with minority suppliers. Members …

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