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ETEC's Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

February 4, 2022

Annual Meeting 2021 invite - with speaker details
Ticket sales for the Annual Meeting will close at 5:00 p.m. today.
Click here to reserve a seat.

Details: In-person at the Hilton Knoxville Airport; 7:30: Gathering and Buffet Breakfast; 8:00-9:30: Program; Keynote speaker: Adam DeMella, Global Government Affairs, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Sponsored by: Acato Information Systems, Boston Government Services, Cadre5, EnergySolutions, Fluor, GEM Technologies, Kairos Power, KeyLogic, Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, Merit Construction, Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc., Oak Ridge Utility District, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Pro2Serve Professional Project Services, Retirement Planning Services, Tennessee Valley Authority, UCOR, and Verizon.

Meeting Sponsorships Available

ETEC has 2022 meeting sponsorships available. The cost is $750 per month and the benefits are listed below. To see the months available and to purchase this great promotional opportunity for your organization, click here.
  • 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 during the month
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in ~4 weekly newsletters per month
  • Logo with link to your website on the events page of the ETEC website


Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

February 11 - Matt Schaefer, President/CEO, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
February 18 - Dr. Burak Ozpineci, ORNL Vehicle & Mobility Systems Research
February 25 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and their guests are welcome to attend.)
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Other Events

Feb 4 - SBA: Federal Contracting Readiness Program Overview Webinar
Feb 14 - Plugging In to Federal Clean Energy Innovation Programs
Feb 15 - PTAC, Small Business Finance Strategies for Government Contractors
Feb 15 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series
Feb 17 - UTRF Tech Talk: Enhancing Healthcare with Artificial Intelligence
Feb 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Feb 28 - PTAC: How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals

Mar 6-10 - Waste Management Symposia 2022
Mar 18 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
Mar 22 - BDL: Labor Market & Supply Chain Update, Marianne Wanamaker, PhD
Mar 22 - Knox Chamber, KEC, Innov865: Angel Investing Series


OREM Reactor Upgrades Enhance Safety, Save Taxpayer Dollars

EM is upgrading a historic reactor at ORNL to keep the facility in a safe mode until its demolition is scheduled. he improvements to the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) are needed for safe continued operations and will also support the facility’s eventual transfer from maintenance to deactivation, which will save approximately $5 million in annual operating costs

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OREM Reactor Upgrades Enhance Safety, Save Taxpayer Dollars

Secretary’s Honor Awards Recognize Dozens of ORNL employees

Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees received DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards from Secretary Jennifer Granholm in January as part of project teams spanning the national laboratory system. The annual awards recognized 21 teams and three individuals for service and contributions to DOE’s mission and to the benefit of the nation. More than 50 current employees and recent retirees from ORNL received awards.

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Secretary’s Honor Awards recognize dozens of ORNL employees

NNSA Individuals and Teams Receive Secretary’s Honor Awards

The DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards recognized a significant number of NNSA employees for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to nuclear security. Of the 1,100 DOE employees recognized, the recipients included two individuals and 522 team members from NNSA. This included the Y-12 Development Electrorefining Team.

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NNSA Individuals and Teams Receive Secretary’s Honor Awards

REAC/TS Honored by Secretary of Energy for NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Support

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm honored REAC/TS with the Secretary's Achievement Award during a virtual ceremony for supporting NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover launch in July 2020. The award honors teams of DOE/NNSA employees and contractors who accomplish significant achievements on behalf of the Department, demonstrating cooperation and teamwork in attaining their goals.

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REAC/TS honored by Secretary of Energy for NASA Mars Perseverance Rover support

Frady Named CROET President and Chief Executive Officer

Teresa Frady has been named President and CEO for the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET), a regional economic development nonprofit focused on repurposing DOE legacy facilities and property for private sector development and job creation. Frady’s succession, which was announced during the January meeting of the CROET Board of Directors, replaces Lawrence Young who is retiring after serving more than 26 years as CROET’s esteemed President and CEO.

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Frady Named CROET President and Chief Executive Officer


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