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Preview of the business week to come

Insurer's CEO to ring bell at Nasdaq opening

Paresh Patel, chairman of newly public Tampa property insurer Homeowners Choice, will be on center stage on the markets today. Patel will preside over the ringing of Nasdaq's opening bell at 9:30 a.m.

Sweetbay parent issues earnings

Delhaize Group, the Belgium parent of Sweetbay Supermarket, announces earnings today, revealing how much of higher grocery prices they were able to pass on to their customers since Easter.

Will Fed stand pat on interest rates?

With job losses mounting, will the Fed dare raise interest rates to combat inflation? We'll find out Tuesday when the Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee meets. If the Fed decides to do nothing, it will have another crack at the issue Sept. 16.

Rock 'n' roll in support of tech

Ken Block and Drew Copeland from Sister Hazel, above, will be rocking in the name of technology and charity at the Tampa Bay Technology Forum's Tech Jam concert fundraiser at the St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday night. Concert tickets cost $50 at the door, but Tech Forum members can get advance tickets for $35.

Energy team meets in Orlando

Gov. Charlie Crist's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change will meet in Orlando next week. The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. Wednesday and at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center. An agenda can be viewed online http://www.flclimatechange.us/stakeholder.cfm.

Progress to get nuke plant input

The Levy County Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday to talk about Progress Energy's application with state regulators to build a $17-billion nuclear power plant in Levy County. The public is invited to comment on the utility's application before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

Their message: Meet in bay area

Tampa Bay & Company will hit the road this month with community partners to attend trade shows and conferences throughout the United States to showcase Tampa Bay as a premier meetings destination. The group will travel to Las Vegas to attend the annual Meeting Professionals International, or MPI, World Education Congress, which begins Saturday.

Preview of the business week to come 08/03/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:03am]
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  1. No toll lanes north of downtown Tampa in three of four interstate proposals

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Express lanes may not be coming to downtown Tampa after all. Or at least not to the stretch of Interstate 275 that goes north through Bearss Avenue.

    Seminole Heights resident Kimberly Overman discusses the new interstate options with V.M. Ybor resident Chris Vela (left), Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp and HNTB consultant Chloe Coney during a Tampa Bay Express meeting Monday night at the Barrymore Hotel. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
  2. Pinellas grants St. Pete's request to add millions to pier budget

    Local Government

    Times Staff Writer

    The Pinellas County Commission has granted St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's request to dedicate millions more toward the city's new pier.

    The St. Petersburg City Council on Thursday  voted 7-1 to appropriate $17.6 million for the over-water portion of the Pier District. This is a rendering of what the new Pier District could look like. [Courtesy of St. Petersburg]
  3. Pinellas licensing board loses support for staying independent

    Local Government

    CLEARWATER –– The Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board on Monday lost its strongest supporter for staying independent.

    State Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican running for governor, said Monday that he will no longer support any legislation to keep the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board independent. This photo was taken in August. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  4. Triad Retail Media names Sherry Smith as CEO

    Corporate

    ST. PETERSBURG — Triad Retail Media, a St. Petersburg-based digital ads company, said CEO Roger Berdusco is "leaving the company to pursue new opportunities" and a member of the executive team, Sherry Smith, is taking over.

    Sherry Smith is taking over as CEO at Triad Retail Media, the company announced Monday. | [Courtesy of Triad Retail Media]
  5. Two new condo projects for same street in downtown St. Pete

    Real Estate

    ST. PETERSBURG — It lacks the panache and name recognition of Beach Drive, but 4th Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg is becoming a condo row in its own right.

    Bezu, a condo project planned at 100 4th Ave. N in downtown St. Petersburg, will have 24 units including a three-level penthouse with infinity pool.
[Courtesy of Clear ph Design]