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

Jim Vosburg

Director, Oak Ridge Institute for
Science and Education (ORISE)

Friday, March 19, 2021

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


*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.


Our speakers on Friday will be staying after the meeting to talk with attendees. Make plans to stay and chat.

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 26 - Board of Directors Meeting
April 2 - NO ETEC: Good Friday, Easter Holiday Weekend
April 9 - Mike Belbeck, Covenant Health

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 25 - TAEBC: 2021 Annual Meeting
Mar 31 - NNSA Virtual Job Fair
Apr 14 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 1 / WEBINAR
Apr 15 - TSBDC: How to do business with the government, Part 2 / WEBINAR

New Member

ETEC welcomes the Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America as a new member.

The Great Smoky Mountain Council serves more than 10,000 young people annually across 21 counties, creating a resoundingly positive impact on East Tennessee. Some 3,300 registered and trained adult volunteers work with 393 Cub Scout Packs, Scout BSA Troops, STEM Scout Labs, Explorer Posts, and Venture Crews; preparing youth to make ethical and moral choices over a lifetime by instilling values of Scout, Oath, and Law.


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