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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, May 8, 2020
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Indya Kincannon
Mayor, City of Knoxville


We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform again this week. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

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 meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m.

New Feature: If you are interested in using a breakout room for a private meeting with other attendees, please let us know. Email Tracy with questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday morning!

Future Virtual Meetings

May 15 - Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator (starts @ 8:30)
May 22 - No ETEC, Memorial Day Weekend
May 29 - Board of Directors
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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in May.

Virtual Events

May 7 - Scott Ins: Getting Back to Business-Critical Insights from Healthcare Professionals
May 7 - MERRICK: Using Elements of Public Health Risk Assessment to Define ‘Returning to Work’ Strategies Under COVID-19
May 8 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
May 12 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
May 13 - NCATS: Accelerating Innovation-NCATS Funding for Small Businesses in Biotech and Life Sciences
May 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
May 22 - What’s The CARES Act? Webinar Series
May 29 - TSBDC: Small Business Start-Up Seminar


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