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TedWamplerJrPressPhoto02Upcoming 2014 ETEC Programs

January 10 – Ted Wampler, Jr., Wamper’s Farm Sausage Company

January 17 – Steve Sanders, B&W Y-12

January 24 – Board Meeting

January 31 – Innovation Valley Competitive Airfare Partnership Program

Other Upcoming 2014 Events
Click here for ETEC’s calendar of upcoming conferences, meetings and events.

Regional Legislative Agenda Reception, keynote by TDOT Director John Schroer, January 9th at 5 p.m. at the Riverside Grill. The event is $25 per person and an RSVP is required. Contact Greta Ownby for more information at or (865) 483-1321.

Light Resin Transfer Molding Training – presented by Andrew Hedger of Magnum Venus Plastec, Halcyon Building 2033, 1st floor, Roane State Composites Lab. January 14th will be Silicon bag build training starting at 8 a.m. and on the 15th, infusion of bagged part starts at 8 a.m.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center free workshop – Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, contact 865-483-2668 or for more information about this small business start-up seminar, registration is required.

News from DOE communities and the world around us

Governor Haslam keynotes ETEC annual meeting

Source: Darrell Richardson | The Oak Ridger

“Where we are matters a lot,” Gov. Bill Haslam stated during a recent end-of-year visit to The Secret City. Keynoting the East Tennessee Economic Council’s annual meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton, the governor shared what he’s learned about bringing jobs to the Volunteer State. Read more ….

National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy launched by DOE

Source: Sustainable Business

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new initiative to support clean energy entrepreneurs, The National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy. Read more…. 

What would a bookless future look like?

Source: Paul Webber |

The future of the public library looks a lot like an Apple Store. Rows of glossy iMacs and iPads beckon. Hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card. Read more ….

The impact of the Y-12/Pantex contract uncertainty UPF

Source: Frank Munger | Atomic City Underground

Even before the combined Y-12/Pantex contract was awarded, John Eschenberg, the federal project director for the Uranium Processing Facility, said the transition of the contractors would be one of the biggest challenges facing the multibillion-dollar UPF. With the contract transition stalled by protests for the past year, he certainly hasn’t changed his mind. Read more ….

TVA says power demand at second highest winter peak in history

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its power system passed a critical demand period early today from the bitter cold wave and electricity use is on its way down. Read here ….

People News

Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

Source: Amy Nolan | Knoxville News Sentinal

A banker who teaches English as a second language. A procurement and contracts administrator who leads a United Way campaign. An accountant who sings tenor and puts his financial know-how to work for the opera. A contractor whose trail-building efforts form the backbone of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Read here ….

January 2014 Breakfast Sponsor

Thank you to S&ME for sponsoring breakfast this month.


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