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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 7 - UPF Project: Dale Christenson, NNSA & John Howanitz, CNS

February 14 - Martin McDonald, STEM at Oak Ridge High School

February 21 - Oak Ridge Natural Asset Plan: Carol Evans, Legacy Parks Foundation

February 28 - ETEC Board of Directors
(All members and guests are welcome to attend these meetings which typically include brief updates on the federal government’s missions in East Tennessee.)


Feb 11-12 - Advanced Reactors Summit VII & Technology Trailblazers Showcase
Feb 13 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government
Feb 14 - TSBDC: Government Contracting- 101-102 What’s Next?
Feb 18 - SBIR/STTR Tech. & Commercialization Forum – DOE/DOD Research Update
Feb 19 - KTech: Women in Tech Lunch & Learn - Launch Event
Feb 28 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Mar 5 - TAEBC’s Annual Meeting 2020
Mar 5 - TSBDC: Social Media Marketing
Mar 8-12 - WM2020: 46th Annual Waste Management Symposium
Mar 10 - TSBDC: Preparing an Incurred Cost Submission
Mar 20 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar

Apr 7 - NCMA: National Education Seminar – Contract Compliance
Apr 12-13 - Baker Center: Data Science in the Energy Sector
Apr 27-May 1 - SafetyFest TN 2020


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DOE EM's Ike White Outlines Complex-Wide Vision for 2020

EM plans a wide range of accomplishments in 2020, including some that have been years in the making and that promise to significantly advance the cleanup mission, EM Senior Advisor Ike White told a key stakeholder audience on Jan. 31.
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Opinion: The Time has Come for East TN Entrepreneurship

Bill Malkes writes: Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander made the sage prediction decades ago that East Tennessee has the secret sauce: “If you want to drive entrepreneurism, it must be regional and not local,” he told a mutual friend. The distinction is vital.
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Chattanooga Remains Heartbeat of TVA's Nuclear Power Future

Despite the loss of thousands of TVA jobs in Chattanooga over the past four decades, Chattanooga remains the heartbeat of TVA's single-biggest source of power and will remain one of Chattanooga's biggest employers, the head of the federal utility, Jeff Lyash said recently.
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Three Roots Capital Reports 2019 Highlights

Knoxville-based Three Roots Capital outlined its successes during 2019 in a recently-issued newsletter that also noted the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors.
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Girl's AI Robot Camp - Blount County Public Library

Oak Ridge Computer Science Girls, a nonprofit agency that inspires middle school girls to explore technology, holds a series of Saturday afternoon sessions at the Blount County Public Library that are open to youth.
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NNSA to Take Portsmouth DUF6 for Weapons Programs

The NNSA has decided to use a cleanup facility in Ohio to help produce high-purity depleted uranium metal for nuclear weapons programs. They will fund the work through the DOE EM’s depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion contract.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes The Christman Company as a new member.

The Christman Company is a construction management firm with 8 offices across US and experience in 38 states. Christman provides services such as construction management, general contracting, program management, and design-build for a wide variety of client needs including science and technology, industrial and sustainable/high-performance buildings. Ranked #93 by ENR, their 435 construction professionals are prepared to help clients realize the maximum value for their construction investment.


Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Iris Networks for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in February.


Openings for Breakfast Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC breakfast meetings in 2020. Meeting sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Opportunity to speak about your business (3-5 minutes) at one meeting
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Signage with logo at breakfast table at 3-4 weekly meetings
  • Logo advertisements with link to your website in 4 weekly newsletters
  • Logo with link to your website on the Weekly Breakfast Meetings page of the ETEC website
To register, click here.

Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
• To join the Council, please submit a membership application.

Already a Member . . .

• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Tracy
• To pay dues by credit card, please click here to pay online.
• To update your company profile, please submit a member information update form.
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East Tennessee Economic Council
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Oak Ridge, TN 37830