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The People in the Room: Focusing on ETEC’s mission in a different working environment

by Jim Campbell, ETEC President | December 18, 2020

A month or so ago, using last year’s Christmas present from my son-in-law, I drove up to the Smokies on a Tuesday morning to meet a fishing guide that was supposed to show me how to fish the mountain streams in the park. It was cold, […]

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The People in the Room: Days During the Virus

by Jim Campbell, ETEC President | September 4, 2020

Labor Day week is usually the last few quiet days of summer before we sprint to the years’ end. This week is different, and it’s been hard on us.

Right now, the federal employees and their contractors are finishing out their fiscal year and prepping for FY2021. Most […]

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The People in the Room: Freedom & Oak Ridge

by Jim Campbell, ETEC President | July 3, 2020

This week I re-read two of our nation’s most sacred documents: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. They aren’t long, but they say a lot.

Recommended reading for all members of ETEC and really everyone.

They talk about freedom. Freedom for the people […]

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The People in the Room: Don & Donna

by Jim Campbell, ETEC President | May 22, 2020

Don Maxwell and his young family came to Oak Ridge from Aiken, S.C., in the early 1970s at a time when the newly incorporated city of Oak Ridge was stepping up to a whole new series of challenges. The Atomic Energy Commission was shutting down. In […]

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The People in the Room: Wayne Clark

by Jim Campbell, ETEC President | April 10, 2020

For the last three or four years, an older gentleman came to our Friday morning meetings just to listen. He never mingled much. Just listened. Learned.

Wayne Clark is now 97 years old, and he’s struggling. It’s hard on those of us who consider him to be […]

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