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Kottke Trucking Wins 2017 Fleet Safety Award 
Kottke Trucking, located in Wildwood, recently won the 2017 Fleet Safety Award presented by the Truckload Carrier Association.  They won first place in Division III which includes fleets that drive between 15 and 24.99 million miles annually.  
Sumter County School District Recognized   

The Sumter County School District was recognized for operating 17 career and technical education programs.  Most of these programs allow students to receive nationally recognized credentials in manufacturing, healthcare, construction and many other areas. 


Trade Show Grants for Florida Companies 
Enterprise Florida offers a program to assist Florida companies interested in attending trade shows overseas.  Trade shows can be a way to establish or expand the export component of your business.    
Excellence in Aging Award

A project between The Villages® Health and the University of South Florida received the 2018 Erickson Foundation Award for Excellence in Aging Research from the American Public Health Association. The project uses technology to look for early warning signs of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Featured Business

With trucking roots dating back to 1938, Kottke Trucking in Wildwood has seen many changes in their industry.  In that time they have grown from a one truck operation into an award-winning fleet. Through this growth, they have maintained their character as a third generation family business that cares about their employees and their mission.  They transport temperature controlled and dry goods throughout the Midwest and Southeast and offer dedicated and brokerage logistic services.

Upcoming Events
Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival

Free to the Public

This year's event will feature bounce houses, pumpkin painting, face painting, live music, games, crafts, local vendors and great food.   


6500 Powell Road
Wildwood, FL 34785
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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How to Get Started in Exporting and Importing

SCORE Online Webinar: Free

This webinar will provide information on import/export regulations, transportation, documentation and foreign collections.  


Location: Online
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM
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Establishing a Home-Based Business

SCORE Workshop: $15 fee

This workshop is for anyone that ever dreamed of starting your own business that you can run right out of your home.  

Sumter County Villages Annex
8033 East CR 466
The Villages, FL 32162
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018   
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM


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