Champions of Diversity Archive

Diversity Archive
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The Orlando Magic Hosts Diversity Chamber Business After Hours
story On February 5, 2013the Orlando Magic hosted a Business After Hours event to showcase the commitment and hard work exhibited by various chambers within Central Florida. The chambers that attended the event included: The Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce, The Central Florida Association of Physicians the Indian Subcontinent (CAPI), The Indian Chamber of Commerce, The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, The African American Chamber of Commerce, The Disability Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission, The Central Florida Partnership, The United Way, The United Arts, and Visit Orlando.

Over 200 members attended the event which was held at the North Club Bar located in the Amway Center. Attendees enjoyed great food and conversation as they mingled the night away. Orlando Magic Vice President of Community Relation and Government Affairs – Linda Landman Gonzales, and Chief Revenue Officer – Charlie Freeman and Community Ambassadors – Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, were on hand to welcome the guests and speak about the Magic’s commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive environment for all.

The Orlando Magic and the Mexican Consulate Host a Reception for the Hispanic Community
story On January 25, 2013, the Mexican Consulate and the Orlando Magic held an event welcoming the Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayón to the Mexican community and Central Florida. This cultural reception was attended by leaders of the Hispanic professional community in Central Florida. The Consul Alberto Fierro Garza of Mexico and the Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs of the Orlando Magic, Linda Landman Gonzalez welcomed Gustavo Ayón to Central Florida and acknowledged his efforts to helping Hispanics in and outside the United States. After the recognition and presentation, Ayón spent time and took pictures with everyone at the reception. Community Ambassadors of the Orlando Magic, Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, the Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs of the Orlando Magic, Linda Landman Gonzalez, Mexico's Consul Alberto Fierro Garza, President of Palmas, Inc. Rick Debler, and the official voice of the Orlando Magic in Spanish, Joey Colón welcomed and spent time with the community leaders at the event.
The Magic Hosts African American Chamber Business After Hours
story On February 22, 2012 the Orlando Magic hosted a Business After Hours Event for the African American Chamber of Commerce in celebration of Black History Month. Over 200 people consisting of Chamber members and Orlando Magic leadership attended the event. Attendees enjoyed networking opportunities and mingle all while enjoying one of Amway’s premiere hospitality rooms, Fairwinds Tower. The goal of Orlando Magic is to continue to strengthen community and political endeavors to further enhance the image of the team within the multicultural community. The Orlando Magic holds a strong relationship as a member and partner of the African American Chamber of Commerce and will continue to give support to such programs that promote diversity.
Asian American Chamber takes “Business” to Amway Center
story On January 27, 2012, the Orlando Magic hosted the Asian-American Business Chamber After Hours. This annual event, hosted at Amway Center’s Jernigan’s Restaurant, attracted almost 200 guests who enjoyed gourmet dishes, cocktails, and an opportunity to socialize with Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw. Newly-elected Asian-American Chamber President Kathy Llamas presented Magic President Alex Martins with a framed Rabbit Symbol on behalf of the Chamber. The night concluded with installment of the 2011 officers and Board of Directors and a champagne toast to a year of growth and enhancement.
To see photos from the event, click on the photo tab.
Celebramos Hispanic Heritage!
story On October 20, 2011 the Community Relations Department will be hosted the Hispanic Chamber Business After Hours during a pre-game reception for more than 200 Hispanic Community Leaders. In 2010, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando presented the Magic with the 2010 Champions of the Hispanic Community Award for the organization’s commitment to promoting economic development throughout the Central Florida Hispanic community.

 

Supplier Diversity Program

In an effort to provide opportunity for full participation in our free enterprise system by all persons, irrespective of ethnicity, race, gender or background the Orlando Magic has implemented a supplier diversity program. Since the program began in March 2010, the Magic has spent over $800,000 with women and minority owned businesses in Central Florida.

To inquire about how to do business with the magic please e-mail SupplierDiversity@orlandomagic.com with a capabilities document describing the nature of your business, contact information along with a copy of your certification for our files. We accept certifications from Orange County, City of Orlando, State of Florida, Florida Minority Supplier Diversity Council (FMSDC) and WEBENC.

The types of products or organizations we have partnered with in the past include: consulting services, IT and technical equipment, website production companies, promotional items, gifts, audio/video production, printing, design and creative, cleaning services.

 

To contact the Community Relations Department please email us at Community@orlandomagic.com.
To view the Orlando Magic's 2009-10 Annual Community Report, click here.