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Featured Fridays with the ETEC Board

ETEC Board Meeting

Featuring Updates from:
  • Rick Yakubic, ETDD's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
  • Jonathan Harvey, UT Haslam Business School Leadership Programs
  • Elizabeth Harm, ETEBA
  • and more
In person at the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge & on Zoom
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August 26, 2022

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

Inviting all members and their guests to hear updates from federal, economic development, educational, and community partners as we work together toward common goals and future outcomes.

Hybrid Friday Meeting Details:

In-Person (Registration not Needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. Attendees are no longer required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.

Virtual Attendees (Please Register):

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

Thank you to iRis NETWORKS for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Upcoming ETEC Friday Meetings

September 2 - No ETEC due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
September 9 - Andy Page, Oak Ridge Associated Universities


Regional/Partner Events


ETEC 2022 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Click here to learn more about the awards and here to learn about the nomination process. Nominations will be taken until September 23, 2022. The Awards will be presented at the ETEC Annual Meeting on December 15, 2022.

Introducing ETEC's New Staff

We are pleased to introduce you to the new members of the ETEC team, Jennifer Johnsey and Melodie McDonald. Melodie joined our staff in March and Jennifer in late July. If you have been attending our Friday morning meetings recently you may have already met them, if not, seek them out to say hello. To learn more about the ETEC Staff, click here.
Jennifer Johnsey - Director of Programs, Projects, and Events

Jennifer comes to ETEC from a lengthy career in radio Broadcasting, marketing, promotions, and event management. She is an advocate for preserving history for future generations.
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Melodie McDonald - Director of Operations

Melodie's part-time work at ETEC includes, but is not limited to bookkeeping, human resource management, customer service, and facilities management. She is dedicated to serving others in our community.
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New Member

ETEC is pleased to welcome the East Tennessee Development District (ETDD) as a new member.
ETDD is a federal and state statute-created agency to serve municipal and county governments that are located in the mid-east region of Tennessee. ETDD provides sixteen counties and fifty-six municipalities with planning and development services while also serving as a forum for local governments to solve common problems associated with economic development and growth. Organized in 1966, the East Tennessee Development District continues to be a vital force in helping local governments plan for the future by coordinating the establishment of regional and local priorities within the fields of economic and community development.

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.

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Weekly Wisdom

"It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive
but those who can best manage change."
- Charles Darwin
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