Sumter District School’s Career and Technical Education Department will be hosting the Sumter Senior Hiring Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 19 at the Sumter Prep Academy at 200 Cleveland Ave, in Wildwood. This event will connect graduating seniors with local employers for on-site interviews and immediate hiring. This event will target only those small businesses searching for entry-level workers, and are interested in providing job opportunities on the spot.
Those searching for entry-level workers, and are interested in providing job opportunities, should contact Casey Ferguson at (352) 793-5719 ext. 54210 or Casey.Ferguson@sumter.k12.fl.us.
MAPEI Corporation announces the expansion of its existing Wildwood, Florida, facility with the groundbreaking ceremony for the addition of a new 260,000-square-foot (24 155-m2) powder production and distribution facility.
“The existing facility has proven to be such a tremendous asset as a distribution center that the construction of additional distribution space, along with four powder production lines, will greatly increase our ability to meet our customers’ demands,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of MAPEI North America. “Now we will be even better able to bring product and services to our customers in the surrounding states, as well as throughout North America, with the increased powder production.”
By proclamation Sumter County joined cities and counties nationwide in marking National Economic Development Week from May 9 – 15,2021 to recognize the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community
When they established Sumter’s Future Entrepreneurs Competition in 2015, local educational leaders recognized the importance for students to have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom and put their project management skills to the test.
An annual Shark Tank-style event organized by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Lake and Sumter counties, and the Sumter School District, the competition now in its sixth year gives students the opportunity to win cash prizes for their innovative ideas, while allowing them access to local business men and women who advise them not only on their individual ideas, but mentor them to become better entrepreneurs.
The College of Central Florida’s Corporate College will offer a FANUC HandlingTool course this summer, Monday to Thursday, May 24-27, 2021, 8am-5pm all four days. This course will be held in-person, not virtually, and it will take place on the Ocala Campus of the College of Central Florida.
New Production Facility and Printing Press Primed for Growing Demand. The new cutting-edge workhorse features comprehensive automation, optimized startup, the capability to speed-print a quality product and advanced software to streamline maintenance and repairs.
The intersection of agriculture and wellness is now expanding. The Villages Grown, the community’s farm-to-table initiative, is building on its relationship with the University of Florida through its agricultural, health and culinary programs. Villages Grown Executive Director Jennifer Waxman recently announced The Villages Grown became the local produce supplier for UF’s campus in Gainesville. Both The Villages Grown and UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The Small Business Administration is awarding $28.6 billion through the Restaurant Revitalization program to restaurants, bars, and other similar businesses that serve food or drink. The purpose of this funding is to provide support to eligible entities that suffered revenue losses in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Register now to be a part of Sumter County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business
Expo. This year we are celebrating the variety of businesses in and around Sumter County and offering them a platform