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Upcoming Friday Programs - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, April 24, 2020
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


This meeting will be different than the webinar format used in our previous virtual meetings. We will be using the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

As part of our regular Board meeting format we will have three speakers:
  • Thomas Zacharia, ORNL
  • Ken Rueter, UCOR
  • Bob Eby, State of TN Board of Education
Please Note: Your video camera and microphone will be active when you enter the meeting. You can choose to turn off your camera and microphone once you are in the "room". In order to allow for attendees to interact, the Zoom session will be open from 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. The Board meeting content will begin at 7:30 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning!

Future Virtual Meetings

May 1 - Joe Hoagland, TVA
May 8 - Indya Kincannon, Knoxville Mayor
May 15 - Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Christman Company for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in April.

Virtual Events

Apr 22 - TN CHAMBER: Handling Stress Online Workshop
Apr 28 - KTECH: Virtual Networking Happy Hour-Sugarlands Distilling
Apr 30 - MGMT SOLN'S: Using MS Team to Run Your Business & Collaborate with Staff


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