ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera will host the 20th annual Don Quijote Awards at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavillion Saturday, December 9, at 6:00pm. This year’s event sold out, according to event organizers’ website.
The website explains the awards’ significance. “The Don Quijote Awards recognizes successful businesses and individuals who have demonstrated the qualities exemplified by the classic literary character of Don Quijote: visionary and courageous dreamers who have taken risks to achieve their goals and improve Central Florida.”
This Year’s Don Quijote Award (DQA) Finalists
20th DQA Lifetime Achievement, Yolanda Londoño Vice-President of Global Social Responsibility for Tupperware Brands Credit: HCCMO / PROSPERA
20th DQA Hispanic Community Champion, Ron Piccolo, Ph.D. Department Chair of the College of Business Administration at UCF. Credit: HCCMO / PROSPERA
20TH DQA EXCELLENCE FINALISTS Adriana Comellas-Macretti, Retired Flora Maria Garcia, United Arts of Central Florida Juan Sauer, MD, Orlando Health. Credit: HCCMO / PROSPERA
20TH DQA PROFESSIONAL FINALISTS Gabriel Barreneche, PhD, Rollins College Vicki Jaramillo, Orlando International Airport Adalberto Torres, Jr., MD, Nemours Children’s Health System. Credit: HCCMO / PROSPERA
HISPANIC BUSINESS 5+ YEAR FINALISTS Advanced IT Concepts, Inc. – Gabriel Ruiz, LTC, USA (Ret.) SkyBuilders USA, LLC -Marcela Restrepo and Juan Vélez TSecret™ – Caroline Kent Yachán and Gail Kent
Hispanic Business <5 Years Finalists
Amazing Explorers Academy® – Marnie Forestieri and Fabrizio Spinelli Hispanic Family Counseling, Inc. – Denisse Lamas, LCSW Luvarel Caregiver Solutions – Ceci Cáceres
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