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

Dr. Suresh Babu

Friday, February 12, 2021

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

Topic: National Science Board Vision 2030

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.

Let's Network After the Meeting

Pre-registration is not necessary.

If you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your device, you can choose your own Breakout room! If not, let Tracy know and she can move you into a room after the meeting. We will have multiple rooms open and hope to see you then!
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

February 19 - ORR Cleanup Progress at Y-12 & ORNL, Jay Mullis & Ken Rueter
February 26 - Board of Directors Meeting
March 5 - Dr. Deborah Crawford, University of Tennessee

Meeting Sponsor

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

Openings for Virtual Meeting Sponsors

Reservations are now being taken to sponsor a month of ETEC’s virtual meetings in 2021. Sponsorships are $750.00 and include the following benefits. These go quickly and are first-come, first-serve.
  • Verbal recognition of sponsorship by the ETEC Chairperson at weekly meetings
  • Advertisement with logo on meeting slides at weekly meetings
  • Opportunity to speak for 3 minutes during one weekly meeting
  • Logo ad with a link to your website in the weekly e-newsletters
  • Logo with a link to your website on the Weekly Meetings page of the ETEC website
Click here to register for this sponsorship.

Regional Events

Feb 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Feb 11 - KTech: Virtual Lunch & Learn – FBI InfraGard Enterprise
Feb 23 - PTAC: Cybersecurity compliance Update: CMMC and SPRS
Feb 16 - ORNL Sm Business Supplier Meeting (BOA) Series – Virtual
Feb 17 - ORNL Sm Business Supplier Meeting (BOA) Series – Virtual
Feb 17 - OR City: Gateway Sign Virtual Input Session 1
Feb 18 - OR City: Gateway Sign Virtual Input Session 2
Feb 23 - PTAC: Cybersecurity compliance Update: CMMC and SPRS
Feb 24 - ECA: High-Level Waste Webinar

Mar 1 - TVA: Virtual Open House – Clinch River Nuclear Site PEIS
Mar 4 - ETPA: Virtual Diversity Business Expo
Mar 8-12 - Waste Management 2021 Virtual Symposia
Mar 10 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Mar 11 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR
Mar 11 - ORNL Sm Business Supplier Meeting (BOA) Series – Virtual
Mar 12 - ORNL Sm Business Supplier Meeting (BOA) Series – Virtual

New Member

ETEC welcomes A2H-Engineers-Architects-Planners as a new member.
A2H is a collaborative planning and design firm of architects, engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, and land surveyors founded in 1986 and employing over 100 professionals. The firm serves both public and private clients, with completed projects spanning 48 states and offices located across Tennessee and Mississippi. Their portfolio includes projects from a wide range of markets, including: civic, commercial, educational, healthcare, and industrial.



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