Award Winning Creative Powerhouse Selected to Create 25th Anniversary Film for Hispanic Business Initiative Fund

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund recently celebrated 25 years as the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the development of Hispanic businesses. To commemorate the important milestone, HBIF selected Creative Powerhouse (CP) to create a retrospective video telling the story of their twenty-five-year journey.

“The goals of the HBIF are very near to my heart,” said CP CEO and Director Jose Portals. “Our company shares their passion for assisting the development of small businesses, so we were honored to help HBIF tell their story.”

The powerful video telling the HBIF story using the stories and words of their client company founders was debuted at the recent annual Success Stories Luncheon

Portals was a natural fit for the project as a successful Hispanic business owner himself with decades of experience working with Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses.

“We selected Creative Powerhouse because of our past experience working with them,” said Maria A. Yabrudy, statewide marketing director of HBIF. “Jose has consistently understood our vision for each project and event, and has gone above and beyond to deliver top quality products. This video was particularly significant for our organization and the reaction of our clients and supporters has been terrific.”

CP clients span numerous industries nationally and internationally. Their highly creative, multicultural work has received awards in festivals such as Cannes and the New York Film Festival.

Originally headquartered in Puerto Rico, Portals decided to move the company to Orlando a few years ago to build the CP brand in the US market.

Creative Powerhouse is a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program at Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.

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For more information, contact

Jose Portals, CEO / Director, Creative Powerhouse 321-251-1116

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program 407-207-2426

Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications or 407-644-4142

About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit