ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – On Friday, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) officially opened nominations for their 2022 Eagle Awards.
2022 Eagle Awards Gala is presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) and Walt Disney World Resort. We could not be more excited to resume the Chamber’s crowing event in person this spring. Stay tuned for the official date and details.
The Eagle Awards are AACCCF’s crowning celebration for Central Florida’s most dynamic businesses and individual and serves as a time to recognize and honor those members who positively impacts our community and driving the growth and development of our vibrant and diverse business landscape.
Serving Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, the African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida serves as the principal leader and preeminent organization advocating for the advancement of Black and minority-owned businesses in Central Florida.
The award categories are:
This award recognizes and honors an African American business that has made notable, long-term contributions to economic development, its industry and community. Individuals are chosen based on their contributions or success in business. The focus of the award is on financial performance and future objectives, the competitive advantage of the business, and examples of specific strategies that have driven business growth.
Enterprise Business Award
This category recognizes a Black-owned business that has been in business three to five fiscal years and has demonstrated a trajectory of growth.
MLK Humanitarian Award
The MLK Humanitarian Award is presented in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to commemorate his belief that progress is achieved through cooperation, compassion, and understanding. It is given to an individual who demonstrates leadership within the community.
Emerging Business Award
This category recognizes a Black-owned business or entrepreneur that has been in business for one to three fiscal years and has demonstrated substantial growth. It takes into consideration the overall performance of the business over the last three years, what the entrepreneur believes makes them different, and their vision for the future of the business.
Small Business Advocate Award
This category recognizes an individual or business that has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities for minority business owners. The award will go to an individual or organization that has been an outstanding spokesperson and advocate for small businesses gaining contracts, supplier diversity opportunities and assisting with policies that help make a difference for the African American small business community.
Corporate Recognition Award
This category recognizes an organization that demonstrates the highest commitment to business and social responsibility. The ideal corporation has been instrumental in growing African American small businesses by providing sound professional advice, performing duties beyond normal practices, and positively influencing businesses on a mentorship or contractual basis.
Nominations can be submitted through the event’s official website: https://www.blackcommerce.org/eagle-awards/nominations/
To learn more about the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF), please visit: www.blackcommerce.org/