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Speakers: Jay Mullis & Ken Rueter

Jay Mullis is the manager of the Department
of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office
of Environmental Management, and
Ken Rueter is president and CEO of UCOR.
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Friday, September 17, 2021

In-person or on Zoom

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

ETEC's Friday In-Person / Online Meetings

Virtual Attendees (register):

Please register to attend the Zoom Friday morning meetings. Breakout rooms will be available afterward.

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In-Person Attendees (registration not needed):

Meetings are held in the UT Outreach Center in Oak Ridge. The University has asked that masks be worn in all indoor spaces.
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Upcoming Friday Meetings

September 24 - ETEC Board of Directors (All members and their guests are welcome.)
October 1 - Dr. Vanessa Chan, U.S. Department of Energy

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates, Inc. for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in September.

Business Lunch Live

A Joint Virtual Event Series to Promote Community Connection for ETEC & Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce members.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

For the first Business Lunch Live event, we will be hearing from Dr. Joan Bienvenue, executive director of the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute.
Please register to attend this virtual Zoom meeting.
Business Lunch Live September 2021

Regional Events

Sept 21 - TSBDC: Payroll & Sales Tax for Small Business
Sept 22 - TSBDC: Intro to Accounting for Small Business Owners
Sept 23 - Knox Chamber: Untapped Talent Workforce Event
Sept 28 - TSBDC: Lunch & Learn – Small Business Finance Strategies for Government Contractors
Sept 29 - ORCC & ETEC: Business Lunch Live
Oct 5-7 - 2021 Business Opportunities & Technical Conference
Oct 5 - Innov865: Startup Day 2021
Oct 6 - ARC: Appalachia Envisioned Virtual Conference
Oct 21 - Knox Chamber: Virtual Endeavor Summit 2021

New Member

ETEC welcomes Blanchard Horton PLLC as a new member.
Jacob Horton - LinkedIn / Jonathan Blanchard - LinkedIn
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Blanchard Horton is an intellectual property law firm focusing on patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright law. They assist clients with the acquisition, evaluation, and enforcement of these legal rights.


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