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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.
February 22 - Board of Directors
(All members and guests are welcome to attend.)

March 1
- David Salyers, TDEC Commissioner

March 8 - Kelli Chaney, TN College of Applied Technology

March 15 - Carol Iddins, REAC/TS


Feb. 21 - ORNL Small Business Proposal Workshop
Feb. 22 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar
Feb. 22-23 - 2019 Tennessee Science Bowl
Feb. 25 - Patent 101 & Tech Transfer at UT
Feb. 27 - Safety Fest TN: Community Safety Forum *
Feb. 27 - TVA: Public Meeting, IRP and EIS

Mar. 1-3 - What’s the Big Idea? 11th Annual Pitch Competition
Mar. 3-7 - Waste Management Symposia
Mar. 5 - Innov865: Mayoral Candidate Forum
Mar. 6 - 2019 Small Business Industry Day
Mar. 14 - Diversity Business Expo
Mar. 21 - TSBDC: Business Planning
Mar. 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

* Safety Fest TN will hold a community safety forum on February 27, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., at Pollard Auditorium. The forum’s focus is From the Worker’s Perspective, featuring representatives from DOE prime contractors and a subcontracting company to discuss the large and small challenges of keeping workers safe on the job. Part of the discussion will include how safety training and practices on DOE projects translates into safety at home and in the broader community. Come at 8:00 for coffee and bagels. The program will start at 8:30 and end promptly by 10:00.


terrestrial energy

Salt is a Pillar of Our Nuclear Future

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI), a Canadian advanced nuclear reactor company, is on its way to making their innovative design a reality. Last year, they successfully completed the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s pre-licensing vendor design review for TEI’s new Integral Molten Salt Reactor design.
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TVA’s IRP and EIS Drafts Available for Review and Comment

TVA’s draft 2019 Integrated Resource Plan and Environmental Impact Statement are available for public comment through April 8, 2019. The 2019 IRP is a comprehensive study that provides direction on how TVA can best deliver clean, reliable low-cost energy over the next 20 years. The EIS covers the natural, cultural and socioeconomic impacts associated with the IRP.
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Former Marine Identifies with Teamwork Culture at OREM

While Katherine Hernandez is new to DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, she already finds it comfortable and familiar. OREM Manager Jay Mullis said hires such as Hernandez preserve and advance a strong work ethic and concern for co-workers central to OREM's culture. .
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Tom Rogers Hired to Lead UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm

University of Tennessee Vice President for Research Stacey Patterson announced that Tom Rogers has been named as president and CEO of the Cherokee Farm Development Corporation. Currently the director of industrial partnerships and economic development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rogers will begin work on March 1.
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TVA Board Names Jeff Lyash New President and CEO

The TVA Board of Directors announced that Jeffrey Lyash will become President and CEO of the $11 billion federal corporation, effective April 2019. Lyash, will succeed William D. Johnson, who has served as TVA’s second President and CEO since 2013. Lyash is president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), one of the largest electrical generating companies in Canada.
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Tom Ballard Receives Leadership Award Named in his Honor

The Tenn. Advanced Energy Business Council bestowed the first-ever Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award to Ballard himself, during TAEBC’s recent Annual Meeting at Schneider Electric’s Nashville Hub. The award honors exemplary leadership and success in championing, connecting, and strengthening Tennessee’s advanced energy economy.
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Realty Executives Relocation for sponsoring the meetings in February.

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