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ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.

No Friday ETEC Meeting

Friday, February 5, 2021

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Instead, you are invited to attend the Chamber's Regional Legislative Agenda Virtual Event (Registration Required)
Reg Leg Event
Join us next Friday, February 12, to hear
Dr. Suresh Babu speak about the
National Science Board's Vision 2030.


Registration link for 2.12.21 meeting: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEld-qtrjwuE9LYlr9NmfwWsWjeEtO_lrQ9

Upcoming Friday Meetings

February 12 - Dr. Suresh Babu, National Science Board Vision 2030
February 19 - ORR Cleanup Progress at Y-12 & ORNL, Jay Mullis & Ken Rueter
February 26 - Board of Directors Meeting

Openings for Virtual Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC’s virtual meetings in 2021. Sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in the weekly e-newsletters
  • Logo with a link to your website on the Weekly Meetings page of the ETEC website
Click here to register for this sponsorship.

Regional Events

Feb 3 - Explore Oak Ridge: Virtual Discussion, Economic Impacts of Motorsports Parks
Feb 4 - ORNL: Community Outreach Meeting: Subcontracting Opportunities
Feb 10 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - KTech: Virtual Lunch & Learn – FBI InfraGard Enterprise
Feb 23 - PTAC: Cybersecurity compliance Update: CMMC and SPRS

Mar 8-12 - Waste Management 2021 Virtual Symposia
Mar 10 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Mar 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR

New Member

ETEC welcomes TradeMark Advertising as a new member.
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TradeMark Advertising is a digital marketing and PR firm specializing in website design and development, along with graphic design and public image management. Since 1996, TradeMark has been working with a diverse client base to make sure clients look their best in every way. Their creative team of local talented professionals is ready to help you look your best online, in-person, and anywhere else prospective clients might find you.

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