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

Board of Directors

All members and guests are welcome.

Friday, March 26, 2021

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

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ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND:

https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuGrqT4pE9xpcT0s7L2VWoRhYEPNN_R2

*Note* This link is good for Friday mornings until the end of June. Feel free to register for future meetings.

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 Atkins for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in March.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

March 26 - Board of Directors Meeting
April 2 - NO ETEC: Good Friday, Easter Holiday Weekend
April 9 - Mike Belbeck, Covenant Health
April 16 - Travis Howerton, C2 Labs

Regional Events

Mar 25 - TAEBC: 2021 Annual Meeting
Mar 31 - NNSA Virtual Job Fair
Mar 31 - Knox Chamber: Women in Business Virtual Panel Discussion
Apr 13 - KTech: Women in Tech Virtual Leadership Series
Apr 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Apr 15 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR

New Member

ETEC welcomes Kairos Power, LLC as a new member.
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Kairos Power is a mission-driven engineering company focused on the delivery of a clean, affordable and safe energy solution through the integrated design, licensing and demonstration of advanced reactor technology. Our mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal of dramatically improving people’s quality of life while protecting the environment.

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