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Hispanic Chamber Announces 2016 Don Quijote Award Finalists in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.—November 15, 2016 — Excitement builds for the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera (formerly HBIF) announce this year’s finalists. The organizations revealed the 12 finalists for the four categories recognized at the event along with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Hispanic Community Champion award recipients during a press conference sponsored by Florida Blue earlier today.

The Don Quijote Awards highlight businesses and individuals committed to excellence while further developing the Hispanic business community.  The winners of each category will be announced at the Don Quijote Awards Gala on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion. The 2016 Don Quijote Awards finalists are:

Hispanic Business of the Year, 5 Years or Less:

  • ·         Advanced Physical Medicine, Inc
  • ·         Carrousel Therapy Center Corp.
  • ·         Nebbia Technology

Hispanic Business of the Year, More than 5 Years:

  • ·         TransPremier, LLC.
  • ·         ConstrueMax Corp.
  • ·         Carlos J. Gurreonero D.M.D., P.A.

Professional of the Year:

  • ·         Janet Martinez, Shuffield Lowman
  • ·         Dr. Eva Pagan Hill, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
  • ·         Dr. Giorgina Pinedo-Rolon, City of Orlando

Excellence Award:

  • ·         David Ruiz, Former President of UPS Florida
  • ·         Yolanda Londoño, Tupperware Brands Corp.
  • ·         Dr. Aileen Caceres, UCF Medical School

Hispanic Community Champion:

  • Dr. Ann McGee, Seminole State College

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Henry Maldonado, Enzian and Florida Festival

“The Don Quijote Awards remind us each year of the level of talent that exists in our Central Florida community,” said Augusto Sanabria, president and CEO of Prospera. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to recognize individuals who contribute significantly to our community’s development and prosperity.”

“We are proud to recognize the contributions of these honorees that have left such a profound impact in our community. The Don Quijote Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate these leaders surrounded by the community they serve,” said Lourdes Mola, Chair of the HCCMO.

The Don Quijote Awards are made possible thanks to the support of Walt Disney World Resort, Florida Blue, CenturyLink, Darden, Florida Hospital, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Orlando Health, Orlando Magic, Duke Energy, Fields Auto Group, andUPS, among others.  For more information on the Don Quijote Awards, please visit www.donquijoteawards.com.

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