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

Deborah Crawford, Ph.D.

Vice-Chancellor for Research
University of Tennessee

Friday, March 5, 2021

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

Deborah Crawford

*Note* This link is good for Friday mornings until the end of June. Feel free to register for future meetings.

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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Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Atkins for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in March.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

March 12 - Alan Lowe, AMSE (American Museum of Science and Energy)
March 19 - Dr. Jim Vosburg, Director, ORISE (Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education)
March 26 - Board of Directors Meeting
April 2 - NO ETEC: Good Friday, Easter Holiday Weekend

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

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 25 - TAEBC: 2021 Annual Meeting

New Member

ETEC welcomes Mortgage Investors Group (MIG) as a new member.
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As the Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s top lender since 2003, MIG also enjoys a reputation for delivering unparalleled service to first-time homebuyers. The firm’s experienced mortgage experts take pride in providing personalized service aimed at helping borrowers find the best solution for their home-financing needs when they need it. In addition to offering competitive rates and a diversified line of residential mortgage products, including government and conventional loans, MIG houses on-site underwriting, processing, and appraisal services and employs state-of-the-art technology to ensure a swift and professional lending experience.



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Staff Updates


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