2021 Eagle Awards

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) and Walt Disney World Resort proudly present the 2021 Eagle Awards. Due to the risk of COVID-19, we invite you to join us virtually as we film at the ESPN Studios from Walt Disney Wide World of Sports. Though we are unable to gather in person this year, we still celebrate all our small businesses and entrepreneurs who are enduring challenging times and have made quick adjustments to keep their businesses running. We admire the ingenuity and resilience of our small business owners who make it through all manners of crises, especially COVID-19. This past year has shown us how much the Central Florida community has gone to incredible lengths under the circumstances to maintain their businesses and the well-being of their employees.

Through your generous support, the AACCCF is able to continue in its commitment to educate, enlighten, and empower our community and local businesses, a commitment that has driven the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida for the past 75 years.

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Nominations

The Chamber is extremely proud of its history and its members’ contributions to economic development. We hope you will join us in celebrating area businesses and organizations committed to the advancement of African American businesses by submitting a nomination for the Eagle Awards. Click below to learn more about each of the award categories.

Award Categories

This category recognizes a local corporation that demonstrates commitment to minority purchasing, technical & managerial assistance, and support of programs for African American businesses.The winner will demonstrate its voluntary actions above ordinary compliance measures and have an impressive record of accomplishments, such as promoting ethical business, commitment to sustainability, and involvement with local communities.

To be eligible:

  • Must have a corporate office in Central Florida
  • Must be a client or service provider of AACCCF or a member in good standing
  • Business owner(s) must have proven efforts to advance the African American business community

Businesses will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Supplier Diversity Program
  • Accomplishments in advising African American business groups within the overall business community
  • Commitment and innovation for increasing business opportunities through mentoring, facilitating enhanced finance options, etc.
  • Commitment to the advancement of African American business community interests
  • Commitment to business corporate citizenship by creating innovative opportunities for African Americans
  • Commitment to foster diversity in the workplace with programs that maximize the potential of all employees
  • Awards or recognitions received

Those who are not eligible in this category include:

  • Businesses in which any owner has previously won one of the Eagle Award series category.

This category recognizes an organization or individual that has been an outstanding advocate for minority businesses. The winner will be graded for assistance in gaining contract opportunities, technical programs. and assisting with policies that help make a difference for African American small business community.

To be eligible:

  1. Nominee must reside and work in the Central Florida Region
  2. A demonstrated commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry

Individuals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. A demonstrated commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry
  2. A proven history of volunteer efforts to advance and improve the overall small-business community.
  3. Demonstrated efforts to improve conditions in the minority small business community as a whole, not solely for individual personal advancement
  4. Demonstrated efforts to provide professional services to the minority small business community in a legal, legislative, managerial or financial capacity
  5. Demonstrated accomplishments in advising minority small business groups of opportunities within the overall business community
  6. Proven success stories and testimonials

This category recognizes an individual or non-profit that has made extraordinary service towards the improvement of the African American Community in Central Florida. This individual or non-profit should demonstrate leadership through charitable or public service work and an unselfish commitment to the African American Community

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