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.