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Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
February 7 - UPF Project: Dale Christenson, NNSA & John Howanitz, CNS

February 14 - Martin McDonald, STEM at Oak Ridge High School

February 21 - Oak Ridge Natural Asset Plan: Carol Evans, Legacy Parks Foundation

February 28 - ETEC Board of Directors
(All members and guests are welcome to attend these meetings which typically include brief updates on the federal government’s missions in East Tennessee.)
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Events

Feb 11-12 - Advanced Reactors Summit VII & Technology Trailblazers Showcase
Feb 13 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government
Feb 14 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Feb 18 - SBIR/STTR Tech. & Commercialization Forum – DOE/DOD Research Update
Feb 19 - KTech: Women in Tech Lunch & Learn - Launch Event
Feb 28 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Mar 5 - TAEBC’s Annual Meeting 2020
Mar 5 - TSBDC: Social Media Marketing
Mar 8-12 - WM2020: 46th Annual Waste Management Symposium
Mar 10 - TSBDC: Preparing an Incurred Cost Submission
Mar 20 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Apr 7 - NCMA: National Education Seminar – Contract Compliance
Apr 12-13 - Baker Center: Data Science in the Energy Sector
Apr 27-May 1 - SafetyFest TN 2020

News

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DOE EM's Ike White Outlines Complex-Wide Vision for 2020

EM plans a wide range of accomplishments in 2020, including some that have been years in the making and that promise to significantly advance the cleanup mission, EM Senior Advisor Ike White told a key stakeholder audience on Jan. 31.
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Opinion: The Time has Come for East TN Entrepreneurship

Bill Malkes writes: Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander made the sage prediction decades ago that East Tennessee has the secret sauce: “If you want to drive entrepreneurism, it must be regional and not local,” he told a mutual friend. The distinction is vital.
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Chattanooga Remains Heartbeat of TVA's Nuclear Power Future

Despite the loss of thousands of TVA jobs in Chattanooga over the past four decades, Chattanooga remains the heartbeat of TVA's single-biggest source of power and will remain one of Chattanooga's biggest employers, the head of the federal utility, Jeff Lyash said recently.
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Three Roots Capital Reports 2019 Highlights

Knoxville-based Three Roots Capital outlined its successes during 2019 in a recently-issued newsletter that also noted the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors.
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Girl's AI Robot Camp - Blount County Public Library

Oak Ridge Computer Science Girls, a nonprofit agency that inspires middle school girls to explore technology, holds a series of Saturday afternoon sessions at the Blount County Public Library that are open to youth.
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NNSA to Take Portsmouth DUF6 for Weapons Programs

The NNSA has decided to use a cleanup facility in Ohio to help produce high-purity depleted uranium metal for nuclear weapons programs. They will fund the work through the DOE EM’s depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion contract.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes The Christman Company as a new member.

The Christman Company is a construction management firm with 8 offices across US and experience in 38 states. Christman provides services such as construction management, general contracting, program management, and design-build for a wide variety of client needs including science and technology, industrial and sustainable/high-performance buildings. Ranked #93 by ENR, their 435 construction professionals are prepared to help clients realize the maximum value for their construction investment.

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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Iris Networks for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in February.

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Openings for Breakfast Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC breakfast meetings in 2020. Meeting sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Opportunity to speak about your business (3-5 minutes) at one meeting
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Signage with logo at breakfast table at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Logo advertisements with link to your website in 4 weekly newsletters
  • Logo with link to your website on the Weekly Breakfast Meetings page of the ETEC website
To register, click here.

Membership Information

Ready to Join . . .

• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
• To join the Council, please submit a membership application.

Already a Member . . .

• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Tracy
• To pay dues by credit card, please click here to pay online.
• To update your company profile, please submit a member information update form.
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