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Jump start: News of the business week to come

News of the business week to come

TECH TUESDAY TIME: Tampa Bay Technology Forum's networking event is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Green Iguana-West Shore, 1200 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa.

WILL THE SURGE

CONTINUE? Walter

Industries, a Tampa mining and homebuilding company whose stock price has thrived amid a global coal shortage, hosts its annual shareholder meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tampa Marriott Airport. Want to save gas? Watch it live at www.walterind.com.

LOVE NUKES; LOVE

THEM NOT: Wednesday is your chance to tell state regulators what you think about Progress Energy's plans to build two nuclear reactors in Levy County, a few miles north of its Crystal River power station. The Florida Public Service Commission will host a public meeting at 4 p.m. at the Plantation Inn Golf Resort & Spa, Sable Conference Center, at 9301 W Fort Island Trail in Crystal River.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosts a Local Business Growth Forum from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Speakers at Maestro's at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center include Florida Commissioner of Education Eric Smith, Sidney Morgan of BlueCross BlueShield of Florida and Bob Clifford of the state Department of Transportation. Admission free to chamber members.

SKIP THE HUMVEE AND BRING THE RESUMES: RecruitMilitary is hosting two free career fairs for veterans, active-duty soldiers, Reserves, Guard and military spouses. Wednesday's fair will be held at Tampa's Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday's will be held the same hours at the Pier in St. Petersburg. For information, go to www.recruitmilitary.com.

TROLLING FOR TOURISTS: Hotel, restaurant and attractions professionals from the Tampa Bay area will gather at the downtown Tampa library Thursday to swap ideas on updating Hillsborough's tourism development blueprint. Some goals from the original 2002 master plan, such as expanding the Tampa Convention Center and developing a bay area brand, still remain on the to-do list.

HOW CHEAP IS AN UNUSED KILOWATT HOUR? That burning question will be tackled by the Florida Public Service Commission on Friday. At issue is an arcane test known as the Rate Impact Measure, which can prevent utilities from investing in energy-efficiency measures because of the effect that energy-saving programs could have on rates. The hearing will be at 9:30 a.m. in Tallahassee. Watch it at www.flpsc.com.

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