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ETEC’s plan is to begin hosting interactive hybrid meetings every Friday morning starting August 6.
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Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, July 23, 2021

on Zoom

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

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Featuring updates from:
  • Bill Tindal, CNS
  • Jim Bolin, Isotek
  • Leigha Witt, ORISE Internship Programs
All members and guests are welcome to attend the virtual meeting.

This is an all-virtual meeting:

Please register to attend with this NEW LINK. It is good for Friday mornings from July until the end of October. Feel free to register for future meetings.
Breakout rooms will be available after the meeting.

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https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcOuvrj0sGtH310HtTdFkG1Hk4G3sF3k0

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, whether you attend virtually or in person. If you want to introduce a guest please fill out the online form.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

July 30 - Morris Hassler, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (virtual meeting)
August 6 - Mickey Wade, Division Director of Fusion Energy, ORNL (hybrid meeting)

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Amentum for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in July.
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Regional Events

July 22 - UT-PTAC: Oak Ridge Construction Pre-Bid Conference
July 27 - TAEBC: TVA Lunch and Learn with Jeff Lyash
Aug 5 - TN ECD: GOVCON 2021
Aug 10 - TSBDC: Small Business Forum
Aug 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Aug 12 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR

ETEC 2021 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 23, 2021.

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