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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, August 14, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Glenn Jacobs
Knox County Mayor

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We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.


We will not have the Zoom Breakout Rooms open this Friday due to our Executive Committee's meeting directly after ETEC. Make plans to join us next Friday after the ETEC meeting to network.

Upcoming Friday Meetings

August 21 - TBD
August 28 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)
September 4 - No ETEC due to the Labor Day Holiday weekend

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Retirement Planning Services for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in August.
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Virtual Events

Aug 13 - TSBDC: How to do Business with the Government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Aug 13 - TVC National Summit – Virtual Session, Meeting TVC's Workforce Challenges
Aug 13 - Chambers: SUMMIT 2020 Conference & Trade Show
Aug 17-21; 24-28 - Virtual 36|86 Festival

Sept 3 - Innov865 Investor Series: East Tennessee Capital Call Webinar
Sept 12-13 - Maker City Summit
Sept 16 - National Cleanup Workshop 2020
Sept 28-Oct 2 - Innov865 Week
Sept 29 - Innov865 Virtual Start-Up Day 2020


Call for 2020 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Nominations will be taken until August 21, 2020.
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CNS Announces Leadership Succession

Michelle Reichert will become president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, on August 14. Reichert, the current COO, replaces Morgan Smith. Current Y-12 site manager Bill Tindal will become COO.
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EM Advances Next Major Cleanup Phase in Oak Ridge

While cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park is coming to an end this year, OREM is continuing progress in another chapter of its mission at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex.
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UT CIS Program Secures Additional Funding from EDA

The University of Tennessee’s University Center program has received $300,000 in additional funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration under the “CARES Act” Recovery Assistance initiative.
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CNS Receives DOE Mentor of the Year Honor

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC recently was recognized by the Department of Energy with the DOE Mentor of the Year award for its work with Hatfield Construction, LLC.
CNS is an active participant in DOE's Mentor-Protégé Program.
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Trump's TVA Firings May Be a Harbinger of Things to Come

President Trump took the highly unusual steps of firing the chairman and a board member of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and signed an executive order designed to prevent companies with federal contracts from outsourcing work to non-U.S. citizens.
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IACMI Collaboration to Develop Advanced Carbon Fiber

IACMI – The Composite Institute will receive $2.7 million from DOE to develop and validate technology that will reduce the cost of manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber by 25% to make composite natural gas or hydrogen fuel tanks to power cars and trucks.
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More Information

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A Virtual Tour of ORNL's Supercomputer Center
These innovative machines are in high-security facilities, not often open to the general public. But now you have an opportunity to see them up close.
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What America Can Do When We Work Together
David Keim wrote an great historical piece last week about Oak Ridge's history in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan.
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Mid East TN Credit Union Merges with ORNL FCU
The National Credit Union Administration recently awarded ORNL Federal Credit Union a merger with Mid East Tennessee Community Credit Union.
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