November 1, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/20/2013

› Business partners needed for FloridaWorks youth program
Each semester, FloridaWorks partners with local employers to provide youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with valuable work experience. Currently, FloridaWorks is in need of 15 work sites to host these young workers and provide them with real-world experience so they may apply their employability skills training.

› Lakeland brewery to be the first in a new business model for brewing
A new company called Brew Hub is planning a series of breweries around the country designed just for other breweries to use. And the first is going to be built in Lakeland.

› Florida businessman accused of exploiting excitement over Facebook
A Florida investment adviser has been charged in New York in an $8 million securities fraud scheme that capitalized on enthusiasm for Facebook Inc. shares. Craig L. Berkman was arrested Tuesday at his home in Odessa, Fla.

› Legoland Florida to add World of Chima expansion
Legoland Florida is opening a new themed area based on Legends of Chima, an upcoming Cartoon Network show about dueling animal tribes. The expansion is one of the centerpieces of the new Chima brand, which includes a Lego product line that came out in January.

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