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

Oak Ridge Reservation
Cleanup Progress at Y-12 & ORNL

Speakers: Jay Mullis &
Ken Rueter

Friday, February 19, 2021

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

Mullis and Rueter
ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND:

https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEld-qtrjwuE9LYlr9NmfwWsWjeEtO_lrQ9

We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.

Let's Network After the Meeting

Pre-registration is not necessary.

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room! If not, let Tracy know and she can move you into a room after the meeting. We will have multiple rooms open and hope to see you then!
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Amentum for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in February.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

February 26 - Board of Directors Meeting
March 5 - Dr. Deborah Crawford, University of Tennessee
March 12 - Alan Lowe, AMSE (American Museum of Science and Energy)

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 17 - ORNL Sm Business Supplier Meeting (BOA) Series – Virtual
Feb 18 - OR City: Gateway Sign Virtual Input Session 2
Feb 23 - PTAC: Cybersecurity compliance Update: CMMC and SPRS
Feb 24 - ECA: High-Level Waste Webinar
Feb 25 - VVC Investor Series: Microfund Investing into Military Veteran Businesses

Mar 1 - TVA: Virtual Open House – Clinch River Nuclear Site PEIS
Mar 4 - ETPA: Virtual Diversity Business Expo
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 Computer Training Services, LLC as a new member.

New Horizons of East Tennessee is an authorized training partner for many industry-recognized software and certification companies and organizations. New Horizons is the answer for individuals and businesses ready to upgrade themselves.
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ORNL and UT Name Director of Oak Ridge Institute

Joan Bienvenue has been selected as the first executive director of the Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee, established last year to align the expertise and infrastructure of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the university in support of world-leading research and talent development.

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UT Survey: Business Leaders Upbeat about TN's Economy

Despite Covid-19, business leaders across Tennessee continue to be more optimistic about the state’s economic outlook than the nation’s, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of TN, Knoxville.

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OREM Contractor Highlights Workforce

Initiatives

Ken Rueter, president and CEO of UCOR, led a virtual presentation recently to the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) highlighting partnerships and programs that help train and attract the next-generation workforce to advance cleanup at the site. Watch the video about the virtual presentation.

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ORAU Awarded NSF Grant to Study Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Arctic

The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs has awarded ORAU a collaborative research grant to study local and regional methane and carbon dioxide isotopic fluxes in the Arctic.

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SPARKZ Licenses ORNL Battery Technology

Energy storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed a battery cycling technology from the DOE's ORNL designed to enable the rapid production of lithium-ion batteries commonly used in portable electronic devices and electric vehicles.

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Williams to Lead RSCC Small Business Development Center

A local business consultant has been named the director of Roane State’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Stephen Williams begins his new duties on Monday, February 8, in his office at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

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