As part of its commitment to diversity and the local community, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently sponsored the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Floridaâ€™s 2013 Eagle Award Ceremony. View attachment 14212 The annual event, held at Disneyâ€™s Contemporary Resort, recognizes African-American businesses and entrepreneurs for their vision, business leadership and achievements. â€œOur longstanding relationship with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is part of how Disney assists in the growth of small businesses in the region,â€ said Belinda Frazier, senior manager for Minority Business Development for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. â€œWorking with the Chamber also supports our efforts to increase business opportunities for diverse suppliers with Walt Disney World.â€ â€œWe are fortunate to live in a community where African American entrepreneurs and companies can thrive. They create jobs and contribute to the regionâ€™s economic health,â€ said Dr. Robert Spooney, president of the Chamber. â€œWe are honored to partner with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to recognize them through the Eagle Awards.â€ The Eagle Award was presented to Doug Hollis of Hollis Enterprises, Inc., a Central Florida food service firm. Other awards included: Corporation of the Year Award to The City of Orlando Blue Print Project and Universal Orlando Resort; Emerging Business of the Year Award to C&C Convenience, Inc.; Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Tom Kornegay of TeKontrol, Inc. and Anderson Hill of HZ Construction. The Chamber also recognized Angeline Aguayo, a member of Disneyâ€™s Minority Business Development team, for her exemplary service to the organization. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Steve Perry, a nationally-recognized expert on education.