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ETEC will not meet on April 15 due to the Easter holiday weekend.

We hope you and your families have a
safe, fun, and happy holiday!

Join us next Friday, April 22, 2022, to hear from Tricia Martinez with Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator.

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Piper Communications for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in April.
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Meeting Sponsorships Available

August, October, and November/December are still available.

Consider sponsoring a month of ETEC meetings. The cost is $750 per month and the benefits are below. To easily 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 (In-person & Online)

April 15 - No ETEC on Good Friday. Happy Easter!
April 22 -
Tricia Martinez, Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator
April 29 -
ETEC Board of Directors
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BLL - 4.27.22 - Business Lunch Live2
Join us for our next quarterly Business Lunch Live, a joint event series to promote community connection for Oak Ridge Chamber and ETEC members. This virtual meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at noon. There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. The topic for this session is the State of Real Estate led by a panel of local experts:
  • Hancen Sale, Governmental Affairs and Policy Director at Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR), will discuss real estate trends in the area.
  • Jim Holleman, Principal of Industrial Sales and Leasing at Avison Young, will discuss commercial real estate trends.
  • Kimberly Bell, Principal Broker at The Real Estate Office and Anderson County’s representative for KAAR, will discuss residential real estate trends.
Click Here to Register

Other Events

April 15 - TSBDC: Business Canvas Modeling
April 20-21 - Knox Chamber/UT: Workforce Symposium-Growing and Retaining Talent
April 20 - Burns & McDonnell Open House & Ribbon-Cutting
April 26 - Ktech/Avertium: Cybersecurity Panel: Zero Trust
April 27 - ETEC & ORCC: Business Lunch Live – The State of Real Estate
April 29 - AMSE: Ts117 Society Debut Gala Event
May 3 - Kairos Power: Eat & Greet at K-25 History Center
May 5 - PTAC: Small Business Innovation Conference
May 10 - WITT: Women in Tech Leadership Series: Having a Seat at the Table
May 16 - SAME 2022 TVP Golf Tournament
May 20 - TSBDC: Startup Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
May 20 - TSBDC: Commerical Loan Package Considerations

Blog: People in The Room

Click here to read the latest People in the Room blog post, "Lessons Learned Along the Way" by ETEC's first president, Jim Campbell.


UPF Buildings are All 'In the Dry'

The Uranium Processing Facility project has reached a significant construction milestone: all buildings are fully enclosed, or “in the dry.”

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ORNL & KCDC: High-Tech Energy Retrofits Coming to Western Heights Neighborhood Renovation project

DOE saying we're in an "all-out sprint to beat the climate crisis," will spend $5 million in Knoxville on a project it hopes will become a model for the rest of the country.

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Oak Ridge Contractor Employees Recruit Prospective Graduates for EM’s Cleanup

EM cleanup contractor UCOR is raising awareness among soon-to-be graduates in higher education about opportunities to work at Oak Ridge.

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TVA Board Nominees Support Clean Energy Options as Federal Utility Plans Coal Retirements

As the Tennessee Valley Authority is considering options for replacing two coal-fired power plants, three nominees to the federal power utility's board told a Senate panel on Wednesday they would explore adding more renewable energy to TVA's system.

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Bonnie Carroll Honored for Long-Time Support of CCI and SIS

ETEC Executive Committee and Board member Bonnie Carroll may have retired from Information International Associates, the information and scientific data management company she founded decades ago, but the long-time supporter of the College of Communication and Information is not yet done with data or with UTK.

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Local Robotics Team Wins Tournament

The Hardin Valley Robotics Team, FIRST Team 3824 HVA RoHAWKtics won the FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountains Regional tournament. An alliance of Team 3824, Team 4451 Robotz Garage from Laurens, SC, and Team 4265 Secret City Wildbots from Oak Ridge, TN, worked together to sweep playoffs and qualify to compete at FIRST Championships!

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New Member

ETEC welcomes Akima as a new member.

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 8,000 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment; and construction.
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• To learn more about membership and to join, click here.

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