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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, October 16, 2020

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

Rusty Bittle
Oak Ridge Motorsports Park

Rusty Bittle

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.


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning in the Zoom Breakout Rooms.

When you register for the meeting, choose a topic for your breakout room on the registration page:
  • General Discussion
  • Business Development
  • Education

Upcoming Friday Meetings

October 23 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome.)
October 30 - Bill Tindal, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC

Meeting Sponsor

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


Oct 13-15 - ETEBA's BOTC Virtual Conference
Oct 20 - DOE SC/ORNL: A Conversation with Dr. Chris Fall on Science and the Community
Oct 20 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Oct 21 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Oct 28 - PTAC: 2020 Construction Opportunities Conference
Oct 29 - Knox Chamber: Endeavor Summit 2020
Oct 29 - KTech: Broadband for Knox County - Policy Forum

Nov 3, 10, 17 - TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Shows

Roane State Offers Free Courses for Small Businesses
(Click the link above for more information.)


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Oak Ridge Celebrates Historic Cleanup Completion of 2,200 Acre Uranium Enrichment Complex

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette took the stage among other distinguished speakers during an event celebrating the completion of cleaning up Oak Ridge’s K-25 uranium enrichment plant yesterday.
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DOE Announces $160M in First Awards under Adv. Reactor Demo. Program

DOE announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program.
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Y-12 Conducts Successful Emergency Exercise During Pandemic

The Y-12 National Security Complex successfully conducted its first full-scale emergency exercise since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Y-12 regularly conducts emergency exercises and drills with various scenarios.
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UT's Spark Innovation Center Receives Inaugural DOE EPIC Award

The recently announced “Spark Innovation Center” at the University of Tennessee Research Park is one of 20 initiatives around the country to receive $50,000 awards from DOE.
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FY21 DOE Office of Science Budget Outlook

The House has proposed a marginal increase in the budget for the Department of Energy Office of Science while the Senate has not made any counterpart proposal public.
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AS&E Announces the Acquisition of Nucsafe

American Science & Engineering, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Nucsafe, Inc., a leading developer of technologies in radiation monitoring and nuclear materials detection.
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ETEBA Announces Bill Moore as New Executive Director
At the virtual Business Opportunities and Technical Conference, ETEBA Board President Bob Eby announced Bill Moore as its new Executive Director.
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Knoxville Chamber, First Horizon Launch New Monthly Online Report
The Knoxville Chamber has teamed up with First Horizon Bank to launch a new monthly online report titled ECO.
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TN Cares Act: Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant Program
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the FSAG announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new SERG program.
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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.

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• To inquire about the status of your membership, email Tracy
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• To update your company profile, please submit a member information update form.
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