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Recipients of the 2017 Golden Dragon Awards Announced

October 15, 2017 – Congratulations to the awardees of the Eighth Annual Golden Dragon Awards.

Golden Dragon Award
Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Diversity Champion AwardRogue Gallart

Golden Hands AwardjetBlue

Rising Star AwardAnjali Sivakumaran

Asian Entrepreneur of the YearChau Nguyen of Kobe Steakhouse

President’s AwardMitzi Archer and Kathryn Henderson

Since the first Golden Dragon Awards banquet and awards show was held in 2010, numerous individuals, companies and non-profit organizations have been honored. Below is a full roster of all honorees since 2010:

Golden Dragon Award:
● Rosen Hotels & Resorts (2017)
● 90.7 WMFE (2016)
● Orlando Economic Development Commission (2015)
● Florida Hospital (2014)
● Publix Super Markets (2013)
● Orlando Health (2012)
● The Orlando Magic (2011)
● Lockheed Martin (2010)

Diversity Champion Award:
● Rogue Gallart (2017)
● Tupperware Brands (2016)
● Aurora Realin of The Beacon Network (2015)
● Bridget Lee, Ph.D., of the Orlando Utilities Commission (2014)
● Commissioner Patty Sheehan, City of Orlando (2013)
● Universal Orlando Resort (2012)
● Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts (2011)
● City of Orlando (2010)

Golden Hands Award:
● jetBlue (2017)
● Ricky Ly (2016)
● Andrea Eliscu (2015)
● Hope & Help Center of Central Florida (2014)
● CenturyLink (2013)
● David Fuller (2012)
● Elizabeth Tran (2011)
● Bruce Wang of One Brick Orlando (2010)

Asian Entrepreneur of the Year (since 2014):
● Chau Nguyen of Kobe Steakhouse (2017)
● Robert and Teresa Ly of Sus Hi Eatstation (2016)
● Xi Guo and Michael Cho of Impress Ink (2015)
● Jing Zhou (2014)

Rising Star Award: (since 2015)
● Anjali Sivakumaran (2017)
● Judy Le and Kim Tran of Pearl White Events (2016)
● Kathryn Henderson (2015 /new award)

Ellison S. Onizuka Humanitarian Award: (2010-2014, retired)
● Carol Wick and Harbor House of Central Florida (2014)
● Harris Rosen (2013)
● REACH of Central Florida (2012)
● Christian HELP (2011)
● Asia Trend Magazine/Shally Wong and C.K. Lau (2010)

Green Spirit Award: (2010-2013, retired)
● Orlando Science Center (2013)
● University of Central Florida (2012)
● Darden Restaurants (2011)
● Orlando Utilities Commission (2010)

Lifetime Achievement Award:
● C.T. Hsu (2014)
● Lita Martija (2011)

Individual Merit Awards:
● Mitzi Archer and Kathryn Henderson (President’s Award, 2017)
● Ann Catris and Marie Aguilar (President’s Award, 2016)
● Glenn Leong (President’s Award, 2015)
● Joed Fabricante, Jr. (President’s Award, 2013)
● Wendy Chioji (Inspiration Award, 2012)
● In Memory of Gary Sain of Visit Orlando (Legacy Award, 2012)
● Coco Johnston (President’s Award, 2011)
● Nina Yon (President’s Award, 2010)

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Congratulations to the 2016 Golden Dragon Awards Recipients

January 1, 2017 – Congratulations to the awardees of the Seventh Annual Golden Dragon Awards.

Golden Dragon Award:
90.7 WMFE

LaFontaine E. Oliver, president and general manager of 90.7 WMFE, accepted the 2016 Golden Dragon Award on behalf of the station. “I am grateful for the recognition bestowed upon 90.7 WMFE from the Asian American Chamber of Commerce with their Golden Dragon Award,” Oliver said. “It was an honor to accept the award acknowledging the significant positive impact that 90.7 WMFE public radio for Central Florida provides our community. We take seriously our charge to inform and engage Central Floridians.”

LaFontaine E. Oliver, president and general manager of 90.7 WMFE, accepted the 2016 Golden Dragon Award on behalf of the station. “I am grateful for the recognition bestowed upon 90.7 WMFE from the Asian American Chamber of Commerce with their Golden Dragon Award,” Oliver said. “It was an honor to accept the award acknowledging the significant positive impact that 90.7 WMFE public radio for Central Florida provides our community. We take seriously our charge to inform and engage Central Floridians.”

Diversity Champion Award:
Tupperware Brands

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Golden Hands Award:
Ricky Ly

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Rising Stars Award:
Judy Le and Kim Tran of Pearl White Events

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Asian Entrepreneurs of the Year Award:
Robert and Teresa Ly of Sus Hi Eatstation

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President’s Award:
Ann Catris and Marie Aguilar

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2016 Golden Dragon Awards

GDA Table w Awards

The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida cordially invites you to its

SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS

A Banquet and Awards Show honoring outstanding leadership and initiatives by individuals, small and large businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies


Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction begin at 5:00 PM
Banquet and Awards Show begin at 6:30 PM

Disney’s Contemporary Resort [Gmap]
Ballroom of the Americas, Second Floor
4600 World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
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► TICKETS & RESERVATIONS

► FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

► 2016 NOMINATIONS

► PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS (2010-2015)
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Chair: Joed Fabricante, Jr. JFabricante08@yahoo.com
Co-Chairs: Ann Catris Ann.Catris@OrlandoEDC.com and Marie Aguilar maguilar@fit.edu
Title Sponsor: Walt Disney World Resort

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Congratulations to the 2015 Golden Dragon Awards Recipients

October 5, 2015 – Congratulations to the awardees of the Sixth Annual Golden Dragon Awards.

Golden Dragon Award:
Orlando Economic Development Commission

David Fuller (center, President of SunTrust Bank) accepts the 2015 Golden Dragon Award on behalf of the Orlando Economic Development Commission

David Fuller (center, President of SunTrust Bank) accepts the 2015 Golden Dragon Award on behalf of the Orlando Economic Development Commission


Diversity Champion Award:
Aurora Realin of The Beacon Network

Aurora Realin of The Beacon Network and Florida Hospital, displays  the 2015 Diversity Champion Award.

Aurora Realin of The Beacon Network and Florida Hospital, displays the 2015 Diversity Champion Award. Dr. Bridget Lee (far left), of the Orlando Utilities Commission, is the 2014 Diversity Champion awardee.


Golden Hands Award:
Andrea Eliscu

Andrea Eliscu (left) receives the 2015 Golden Hands Award from last year's awardee, the Hope & Help Center of Central Florida repesented here by Suzanne Meele (right)

Andrea Eliscu (left) receives the 2015 Golden Hands Award from last year’s awardee, the Hope & Help Center of Central Florida represented here by Suzanne Meele (right)


Rising Star Award:
Kathryn Henderson of Orlando Health/Dr. Phillips Hospital

AACC President Gail Rayos (left) presents the 2015 Rising Star Award to Kathryn "Katie" Henderson (right) of Orlando Health/Dr. Phillips Hospital

AACC President Gail Rayos (left) presents the 2015 Rising Star Award to Kathryn “Katie” Henderson (right) of Orlando Health/Dr. Phillips Hospital


Asian Entrepreneurs of the Year Award:
Xi Guo and Michael Cho of Impress Ink

Xi Guo (left) and Michael Cho (right), co-founders of Impress Ink, pose with their 2015 Asian Entrepreneurs of the Year Award

Xi Guo (left) and Michael Cho (right), co-founders of Impress Ink, pose with their 2015 Asian Entrepreneurs of the Year Award


President’s Award:
Glenn Leong

Glenn Leong (right), recipient of the 2015 President's Award, stands with Aurora Realin (left), the 2015 Diversity Champion awardee

Glenn Leong (right), recipient of the 2015 President’s Award and founder of the Golden Dragon Awards, stands with Aurora Realin (left), the 2015 Diversity Champion awardee

 
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Recipients of the 2014 Golden Dragon Awards Announced at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

October 19, 2014 – Congratulations to the awardees of the Fifth Annual Golden Dragon Awards.
Golden Dragon Award
● Golden Dragon Award: Florida Hospital

● Diversity Champion Award: Bridget Lee, Ph.D.

● Ellison S. Onizuka Humanitarian Award:
Carol Wick and Harbor House of Central Florida

● AACC Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Jing Zhou

● Golden Hands Award: Hope & Help Center of Central Florida

● Lifetime Achievement Award: C.T. Hsu

 
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Announcing the 2014 Golden Dragon Awards

5th Annual GDA Flyer

A look back at The Orlando Ballet’s performance at the 2012 Golden Dragon Awards:


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This event is SOLD OUT. Please check in at the Registration Desk on Saturday, October 18th, for your table and seating assignments. Registration begins at 5:00 PM. Thank you for your support of the Golden Dragon Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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2013 GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS


2013 GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS


Saturday
October 19, 2013

5:30 PM

Disney’s Contemporary Resort


4600 World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Ballroom of the Americas
Second Floor


Please join us for
“A Celebration of Diversity”
Fourth Annual Golden Dragon Awards

A Banquet and Awards Show
Saturday, October 19, 2013


► 5:30 – 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
► 6:30 – 9:00 PM Banquet & Awards Show
► 9:00 til close: Afterhours D.J., Dance Floor & Celebration



Keynote Speaker: U.S. Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas
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Special performance by: The Orlando Philharmonic Ensemble Orlando Philharmonic LOGO




After the banquet and awards show, please join us on the dance floor to celebrate the night away.

Evening D.J., cash bar and entertainment will continue.






2013 Event Tickets are *SOLD OUT*
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► Members $75.00 *SOLD OUT*
► Member & 1st Guest $125.00 *SOLD OUT*
► Each Additional Guest $65.00 *SOLD OUT*
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► Non-Members $100.00 *SOLD OUT*
► Non-Member & 1st Guest $150.00 *SOLD OUT*
► Each Additional Guest of Non-Member $75.00*SOLD OUT*
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Disney’s Contemporary Resort














With appreciation to our Special Event Sponsors:

2013 GDA Sponsor Poster-WDW Title Sponsor


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