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Cast Members Walk for Healthy Hearts at the Greater Orlando Heart Walk – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., September 12, 2013 – More than 500 Cast Members raised $35, 829 for research and education to help fight heart disease and stroke at the Greater Orlando Heart Walk. On a recent Saturday morning, walkers laced up their sneakers at the University of Central Florida for the three-mile trek to help ...
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 ...
Walt Disney World Ambassadors Give Back to Central Florida – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 29, 2013 – Beyond the world-class entertainment and amazing themed experiences that Disney is known for, Walt Disney World Resort is also committed to giving back to the community in ways that help make Central Florida a better place to live. This month, a new initiative called “VoluntEARing with the Walt Disney World Ambassadors,” takes Ambassadors ...
United Way Gets a “Loan” from Disney Cast Members – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 – World Disney World Resort Cast Members help create magic for guests at Disney parks and resorts everyday. But this fall, two Cast Members are taking their “magical” talents and expertise to the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), where they will assist the nonprofit during its annual ...
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 ...
Students Name Disney Top Choice for Internships – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 8, 2013 - A recent national survey of nearly 18,000 college students ranked The Walt Disney Company as the number one employer for undergraduates with degrees in liberal arts, humanities or education. Disney ranked second in the business and engineering category, sharing the top ten list with Google, Apple, the U.S. Department of ...

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