Facebook started the week by engaging business owners in Florida with free educational sessions aimed “to help local businesses grow in an increasingly digital economy.” The event called Boost with Facebook offered sessions that were held in locations such as Port Charlotte, Homestead and Orlando.
Hundreds of business owners took advantage of this opportunity, and Florida lawmakers were also in attendance, which included Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) and Rep. Greg Steube (R).
Commenting on the effectiveness of holding these events, Rep. Mucarsel-Powell explained that “as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 26th district, I represent more than 13,000 small business.” In turn, “small businesses and entrepreneurs create over half of the jobs available in our district and keeps our economy healthy.” So, “with new technological advances come new tools that help South Florida businesses grow and connect with their customers.” And, “these technological developments are everchanging so it’s important to stay informed.”
Rep. Steube echoed in the Florida Democrats’ remarks, adding that “our community is blessed with many small businesses that are truly the backbone of my district and the state of Florida.”
He asserted that “supporting these businesses and ensuring they have the tools they need to succeed is one of my top priorities in Congress.”
In the past, Boost with Facebook has been active in the sunshine state with stops in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa Tarpon Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.