The Eagle Award Ceremony Continues to Soar Higher

Lake Buena Vista, Fla., November 12, 2011 – The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida’s 2011 Eagle Award Ceremony lived up to its theme, “Soar Higher,” at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The annual ceremony recognizes the achievements and leadership of local African American businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as the diversity initiatives of corporations and organizations.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Title Sponsor of the event, soared above and beyond the typical banquet. Sixteen African American chefs gathered from different areas across Walt Disney World to create a special culinary experience. The chefs recreated dishes that reminded them of their favorite meal growing up and represented their cultural roots.

“When I ask the chefs to develop food from their childhood memories you can see the pride that they display thru their creativity,” stated Jerry Kuchinskas, Catering Chef De Cuisine at Walt Disney World. “Their memories are transformed into one of the finest culinary events that I have ever hosted.”

About the AACCCF

The Chamber is committed to the growth, advancement and economic development of the African American business community and continues to serve as a resource for African American-owned businesses in Central Florida.

Congratulations to this year’s awardees!

2011 Emerging Business Award – Young Deloach Law PLLC, Mr. Earnest DeLoach Jr. & Mr. Andre Young

2011 Entrepreneur of the Year – Ms. Sabrina Covington, Harvey, Covington & Thomas, LLC

2011 Eagle Award – Lee Wesley and Associates, Inc., Mr. Arthur Lee