We found out last night that Source One Distributors, Inc CEO & President Mark Llano was awarded the very first Key to the City of Wellington, Florida during an awards ceremony earlier this week. Turns out, this year is also Source One’s 10th Anniversary. It seems like just yesterday I had first met Mark. He’s a great guy, who’s built a fantastic business. And that would probably be enough for many, but Mark gives back. He supports Veterans who follow his footsteps, transitioning into business as well as his local community.
“I was very honored to have accepted this award on behalf of Source One,” said Mr. Llano, a Marine veteran. “Whether its volunteering at a wreath laying ceremony or sponsoring a monument honoring our troops, at Source One we have always believed in “giving back,” and we will continue to do so. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Wellington Village Council who, in my mind, have done an outstanding job in making Wellington the place to live in South Florida.”
The text below is from the issued proclamation:
“A Proclamation of the Village Council of Wellington, Florida Honoring Wellington business owner and philanthropist Mark Llano and presenting him with a “Key To The City”
Mr. Llano was presented with the “Key to the City” of Wellington, Florida by the Wellington Village Council.
WHEREAS, a “Key to the City” is given to honor and thank esteemed residents, visitors or organizations who have made a notable impact on the community; and
WHEREAS, Mark Llano, a Florida native, joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from the University of South Florida, and is a Veteran who served in the Gulf War; and
WHEREAS, In September of 2001, Mr. Llano moved his family to Wellington and in 2003, founded Source One, a Wellington business with over 40 employees and is recognized as the industry leader in military tactical gear distribution. He and his business are committed to supporting the men and women in the armed services who are working to keep our homeland secure; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Llano is also a philanthropist who actively volunteers in his community, whether in his neighborhood or as a Little League and football coach and serves on various boards, board of directors and sponsors military charities, organizations and community projects; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Llano has received numerous recognitions and awards for his accomplishments as a small business entrepreneur and is truly a role model for all residents, children and business owners in the community.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Village Council of Wellington, Florida hereby honors Wellington business owner and philanthropist Mark Llano and presents him with a “Key to the City”.