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Congressional Update &
Oak Ridge Downtown Development

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

3rd District of Tennessee


Downtown / Wilson Street Private Development Projects


  • Wayne Blasius, Director of Planning and Development, City of Oak Ridge

  • Josh Wright, President, Machinations, formerly Architects Wright / Wright Makers, LLC

  • Tony Cappiello, President, Ingenious Concepts, Inc.

  • Philip Voegtle, Oak Ridge Branch Office Leader and Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Friday Meeting Details

In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge.
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Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, register for this and future Friday meetings with this link:
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Boston Government Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in February.
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Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

February 24 - Featured Friday with the ETEC Board (All members and guests are welcome.)
March 3 - Dr. Doug Kothe, Exascale Computing Project Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
March 10 - Dr. John Cardarelli, President, Health Physics Society - Specialists in Radiation Protection
March 17 - Glenn Jacobs, Mayor, Knox County

2023 Meeting Sponsorships - 4 Months Still Available

Sponsorships for a month of ETEC Friday Morning Meetings are available for May, June, July, and November/December 2023. The cost is $1,000 per month and the benefits are listed below. For more information and to easily purchase this great promotional opportunity for your organization, click here.


ETEC's Nuclear Opportunities Workshop

August 1-2, 2023
Hilton Knoxville Airport

Update: ETEC's nuclear themed newsletter, 'Nuclear Opportunity News, In the kNOW', went out yesterday, to see a copy of it, click here. To be added to that nuclear focused list please email Nicole.
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Click here to visit & bookmark the webpage to stay up to date on all of the details. And watch this section of the newsletter for conference updates.

Regional/Partner Events

Feb. 15 - TennSMART: Smart Mobility Challenge Information Session
Feb. 16 - Knox Chamber: Work First Initiative Online Information Session
Feb. 20 - TSBDC: Government Contracting 101 Part 1
Feb. 21 - Knox Chamber: KCS 865 Academies – Getting Your Organization Involved
Feb. 22 - PTAC: SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Training Webinar
Feb. 23 - TSBDC: Government Contracting 101 Part 2
Feb. 23 - INFUSE: Webinar for 2023 RFA
Feb. 26-Mar. 2 - Waste Management Symposia 2023
Feb. 27 - PTAC: Subcontracting – Considerations for Government Contractors
Feb. 27 - Baker Center: Conversation with National Civil Rights Museum President Dr. Wigginton
Feb. 28 - PTAC: Selecting and Implementing Accounting Software for Government Contracts
Mar. 1 - Baker Center: U.S.-Japan Security Alliance and Economic Relations at Work in TN
Mar. 7 - PTAC: Oak Ridge Construction Opportunities with ORNL, UCOR, & Y-12
Mar. 7 - TAEBC: 2023 Annual Meeting
Mar. 7 - Knox Chamber: Fund Tennessee – East Regional Kickoff Meeting
Mar. 27-31 - LaunchTN: Innovation Week
Mar. 28 - After Work with ETEC


ETEC & Energy News

TAEBC's Energizing TN Podcast - ETEC & Kairos Power

Want to know more about advanced nuclear investments and developments? Tune into the Tennessee Advance Energy Business Council’s latest podcast episode featuring ETEC's Tracy Boatner and Mike Laufer with Kairos Power.

Click here to listen: "Secret City to Advanced Nuclear Hub: Tennessee’s Legacy of Innovation and Development in Nuclear Energy"
This episode highlights the power of partnerships and why the East Tennessee region is ripe for nuclear innovation

TN Governor Proposes Nuclear Fast Track Fund

ETEC President Tracy Boatner is quoted in this article by Dave Flessner in the Chattanooga Times Free Press
DOE OREM's January edition of Energycast showed clips of the Governor and one of ETEC Muddy Boot awardees at our Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration. Watch the whole episode to catch up on what's happening in the environmental management program and see ETEC at timestamps: 3:57, 14:00, and 22:00.

Regional News


DOE News


University of Tennessee News

Education News - Fulbright Program

Nuclear News

People News


New Members

Solomon IT

ETEC welcomes Solomon IT as a new member.

Solomon IT is a Managed IT Service Provider specializing in security. Solomon IT provides services to all sectors and having clients through the eastern United States. Their client focus is displayed through the incredibly fast response time and same day ticket resolution metric which are live on their website. Ask about their logo, how they came to be or their philosophy of business; you will find Service and Security in every story.

WBL Solutions

ETEC welcomes WBL Solutions as a new member.

WBL Solutions provides Oracle Applications and HighGear personalized business and technology services for national customers while empowering the next generation in their local East TN communities with advanced career opportunities.

Thinking about Joining?

• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit our website.
• To learn more about membership and to join, click here.

Already a Member?

• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Nicole
• To pay dues by credit card, please click here to pay online.
• To update your company profile, account, or visit the member directory, click here.

Weekly Wisdom

“Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore
stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”
- George Washington Carver
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