ORLANDO, Fla., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera are now accepting nominations for the 22nd Annual Don Quijote Awards. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2019 via www.donquijoteawards.com.
For 22 years, HCCMO and Prospera have come together to honor individuals in Central Florida who demonstrate extraordinary abilities in their field of work and make a significant impact on the community. The awards were created to recognize innovative entrepreneurs and professionals who exhibit the characteristics of the famed Don Quijote: visionary and courageous dreamers willing to take risks to achieve their dreams.
The award categories for public nominations are:
- Hispanic Business of the Year (Five Years of Less)
- Hispanic Business of the Year (More than Five Years)
- Professional of the Year
- Hispanic Community Champion
To date, 130 individuals have been honored with the prestigious award for their contributions and accomplishments as community leaders, business owners and outstanding professionals.
The finalists for the 22nd celebration of the awards will be announced publicly at a press conference hosted by HCCMO and Prospera in November. The winner in each category will be announced at the Don Quijote Awards Gala on December 14, 2019. Visit www.donquijoteawards.com for more information about the nomination criteria.
About the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership and support the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. Since 1993, HCCMO has strengthened the Central Florida Business Community by providing quality programs through its business model of networking, business development, exposure and recognition. For more information about the HCCMO, visit www.hccmo.org.
Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization that since 1991 has specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs who want to establish or expand their business. In the last five years alone, Prospera has facilitated over $37 million in loans, trained over 23,000 entrepreneurs, provided business consulting to more than 8,800 entrepreneurs, and helped clients create or retain over 14,600 jobs. Its offices are located in Florida's central, south, and west coast regions, and in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit www.prosperausa.org.