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Briefs: Ikea to break ground on Wednesday

We're a shovel closer to our first Ikea

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and City Council member Thomas Scott will have shovels in hand at 10 a.m. Wednesday for the groundbreaking of the long-awaited Ikea store in Tampa. The store, along Adamo Drive at 22nd Street and the Crosstown Expressway, will be the Swedish furniture company's largest in Florida. It's slated to open in the summer of 2009. Until then, Ikea lovers will have to drive to Orlando for their fix of furniture and Swedish meatballs.

Shareholders seek Tech Data say

Computer distributor Tech Data Corp. will host its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at its Clearwater headquarters at 5350 Tech Data Drive. The meeting comes on the heels of the company announcing record sales for the eighth consecutive quarter. Investors are expected to vote on a proposal by the California Public Employees' Retirement System that would let shareholders cast advisory votes on executive compensation.

Get prepared for hurricane season

The Tampa Downtown Partnership's Downtown Security Network will hold its annual hurricane preparedness meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the TECO Plaza, 702 N Franklin St. The meeting, sponsored by TECO Energy, is free and open to anyone interested.

Have your say on the nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host a public meeting Thursday on Progress Energy's planned nuclear project in Levy County. The meeting, which follows Public Service Commission hearings on the project, begins at 7 p.m. at the Plantation Gold Resort & Spa, 9301 W Fort Island Trail in Crystal River.

Join a talk about risky business

The Tampa Bay Technology Foundation's June CIO/CTO roundtable is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd., eighth floor, Tampa. Attendees plan to discuss how organizational risk has changed and what some are doing to protect themselves.

Home buyers get help in Orlando

The 2008 Home Buyer Expo occupies the Orange County Convention Center at 9800 International Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants in the affordable housing conference will help home buyers by matching them with builders, real estate agents, lenders and credit counselors. Florida Housing Finance Corp. is the sponsor.

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