April 17, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/22/2013

› Orange leaders cool to I-4 financing plan
State transportation officials have less than two weeks to convince a skeptical Orange County Commission that a complex finance plan to add four toll lanes to Interstate 4 through Metro Orlando is a good idea.

› First South Florida Technology Summit to be held Wednesday
The first South Florida Technology Summit will offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the hottest gadgets and to prepare for future tech advancements with workshops, tutorials, presentations, keynotes and exhibits.

› State to finally replace ancient jobless-claims computer
In good news for the jobless and employers alike, the state's 1970s-era computer that processes unemployment claims is finally getting replaced. The new system is coming this fall, five years after the computer almost ground to a halt.

› Facebook for your business
It’s never too late to learn how to use social media tools for your company. Two Boca SCORE workshops will address using Facebook to grow your business and engage with consumers, guided by local Internet and marketing specialists, Kate Volman and Jennifer Schnipper, of Parkland-based Marketing Divaz.

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