Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida’s online job openings up 12% in January
Florida’s online job openings in January increased 12 percent from the same period a year ago, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. There were 255,749 online job openings in January, 27,979 more than the 227,770 jobs posted online in January 2011. More at the Orlando Business Journal.
Legoland discounts ticket prices for planning in advance
If you can plan in advance, Legoland ticket prices just got a little less expensive. The Winter Haven theme park has announced a new ticket pricing system that allows "guests a quick and convenient way to save on single day park admission with the launch of its new online variable pricing program." More at the Source.
Counterfeit cash popping up in small Delray Beach shops
Counterfeit money is showing up in mom-and-pop shops in downtown Delray Beach where friendly, unsuspecting staff and business owners often give change without either taking the time or having the technology to spot a fake. And that can cost a small business big money, since they are on the hook for any fake bills they take in. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Florists, candy shops prepare for Valentine’s Day business
For florists like Elizabeth Potter of Pistils and Petals, Valentine’s Day began not at midnight Thursday, but in the first week of January. “We barely catch our breath after New Year’s,” said Potter, president of the Miami Beach company. More at the Miami Herald.
Strawberry farmers enduring another subpar season
Strawberry growers in Plant City are having another season of ups and downs. Warmer than average temperatures and competition from Mexico brought on a rush of berries this winter. The large volume of fruit in the marketplace "created a glut," said Gary Wishnatzki, chief executive officer of Wish Farms in Plant City. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
» The two-tower, 148-unit, Village at Island Estates is proposed for an undeveloped island in the Intracoastal Waterway between Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach.
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