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Upcoming Friday Programs

All meetings occur from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center unless otherwise noted.
January 25 - Board of Directors Meeting (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)

February 1 - Regional Legislative Agenda Breakfast (7:30-9:00 am, $30, in Blount County, Register)

February 8 - Dr. Thomas Zacharia, ORNL

February 15 - Dr. Padma Raghavan, Vanderbilt University
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Jan. 25 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Jan. 28-29 - TVBA: Keynote Dinner, Business Expo & Veteran Job Fair
Jan. 29-31 - Advanced Reactors Summit VI

Feb. 1 - Regional Legislative Agenda Breakfast 2019
Feb. 11-13 - National 8(a) Association: 2019 Small Business Conference
Feb. 14 - TSBDC: Small business start-up seminar
Feb. 20 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Feb. 21 - ORNL Small Business Proposal Workshop
Feb. 22 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Feb. 22-23 - 2019 Tennessee Science Bowl



Report: Roadmap for Electric Vehicles in Tennessee

Drive Electric Tennessee, a collaboration between stakeholder organizations working to drive the Tennessee Valley to become an electric transportation leader, contributed to a recently issued report.
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Neutron Science Publications Reach New Highs at ORNL's Flagship Facilities

HFIR and SNS at DOE's ORNL have reached new levels of increased science productivity. The facilities have delivered breakthrough science that cannot be done anywhere else in the world.
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Y-12 Finishes First Production Unit for B61-12 Bomb

Y-12 completed a major milestone in refurbishing components for a strategic nuclear weapons system that is vital to the U.S. nuclear deterrent. This refurbishment extends the life of this weapon for 20 years.
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Crews to Enhance Safety, Reduce Cost at Former Reactor

EM crews began a $4.7 million project that will reduce maintenance and operations costs at ORNL's Molten Salt Reactor Experiment and relocate employees stationed at this decades-old facility. The project is expected to result in cost savings of nearly $25 million.
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ORNL quantum symposium 2019

ORNL Hosts Inaugural Quantum Networking Symposium

Quantum experts from across government and academia came to the 1st Quantum Networking Symposium. The symposium’s purpose was to gather quantum and classical networking expertise to better strategize and align capabilities with the nation’s needs.
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Tommy Tortorich, Merit

Merit Hires New Senior Project Manager

Merit has announced hiring Tommy Tortorich as a new Senior Project Manager. Tortorich brings over thirty-five years of experience in construction management with a strong projects background in medical, laboratory, multi-family, office and education projects.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Atkins Nuclear Secured for sponsoring the meetings in January.

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