A magical cloud of pixie dust was spread over the Clermont City Center at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting on Friday, Aug. 18.
The Dapper Dans came from WDW Resorts to entertain by singing an arrangement of songs in musical harmony. Other Disney cast members welcomed, catered, and served breakfast to a room completely filled with delighted guests.
Steven A. Miller, a Senior Manager with Corporate Social Responsibility in the Walt Disney World Public Affairs and Communications division was the keynote speaker.
Steven supports the External Affairs and Government Relations teams with making a world of difference for children and families in the Central Florida community and beyond.
Like many of the long-term Disney cast members, Steve has been in many roles since he began his Disney career in the summer of 1997 in the Disney College Program as a merchandise host at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. Upon graduation from Ohio Northern University in February 1998, he returned to Florida as a professional intern at the Walt Disney World Casting Center.
He has held roles with merchandise training and development at Disney University and at World Showcase East Operations in EPCOT. He also served as Project Manager for Disney Trading in the 2000s, supporting pin trading experiences and merchandise development for Disney Parks and Resorts in North America and Disney Cruise Line.
Since October 2009, Steven has regularly contributed to DisneyParksBlog.com, sharing stories about Disney merchandise, Disney history and new attraction openings such as TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park. He also hosted the “Disney Parks Blog Unboxed” video series, which offered guests a sneak preview of new products created for Disney Parks.
He currently leads the Walt Disney World Ambassador Program, after having served as a Disney Ambassador in 2001-2002.
Since Mickey came to Orlando in 1971, its cast members have spread pixie dust and magical memories throughout Central Florida. Currently, there are approximately 75,000 cast members and their impact on local, state, and country is extraordinary.
- It is the largest single-site employer in the United States.
- It paid and collected $1.146 billion in state and local taxes in 2022.
- Cast members volunteered 233,000 hours through the Disney VolunEARS program last year.
- Provided $30.4 million in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations throughout Florida.
- Helped grant more than 150,000 Disney-inspired wishes through Make-A-Wish since 1980.
- Donated $1.1 million in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations and programs in Lake County during the last five years.
The Disney Cast brings magical moments and memories to all. MICKEY and TEAM are making the world a better place.
Visit Facebook Page WDWCastandCommunity to read all the wonderful things that the WDW Cast is doing in the community. For more information go to DisneyFlorida.com and Instagram: @WDW Ambassador.
Other SLCC breakfast happenings
Paul Rountree, President of Project Scholars announced that the 25th Pig on the Pond will be held on October 13-15, 2023 at Waterfront Park. Pig on the Pond is Clermont’s largest annual festival and provides 4-year college scholarships for South Lake students. Since its inception in 1998, the Pig on the Pond Community Festival has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the community.
Dave Colby, announced that the SLCC will host its 12th Annual Taste of South Lake & Business Expo on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Clermont’s Waterfront Park. Tickets are available for $35 per person.
The Chamber will also present the 2nd Annual First Responders Breakfast on Friday, Sept 15 beginning at 7:15 am at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. First Responders will be honored for the service and dedication they provide to the community.