Membership in the Tennessee Chapter offers a choice of many events and activities, through which members can connect with local business and government officials, get timely information about business opportunities and give back to the local community.
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Tennessee Chapter is active though numerous committees and holds regular membership meetings.
The current members of the Tennessee Board of Directors are:
Vice President: Stephanie Long NeuVice President-elect: Mike Wade with MerrickSecretary: Joey Brown with CTI & AssociatesTreasurer: Paul Terp with Sullivan International Group, Inc.
Harry Boston with Boston Government Services;Gerald Boyd with Stoller;Mitch Carpenter with AVISCO;Betsy Child with Restoration Services, Inc;Renee Echols with Perma-Fix; James Field with AMEC;Karen Harris with DR&C;Gigi Nelson with Synergy Solutions;Andy White with Firewater, LLC
The Chapter holds monthly membership meetings, typically beginning at 5:30 PM on the fourth Thursday of each month and held at either Knoxville or Oak Ridge venues. A wide range of guest speakers are invited to speak on topics and opportunities of interest to ETEBA members. The event usually begins with time to network and a cash bar is provided. Dinner starts at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7:00 PM. A nominal fee is charged to cover the expenses of the event.
The Chapter's annual charity events include the ETEBA Scholarship Golf Tournament, which provides scholarships to area high school seniors and is held in conjunction with the ETEBA Annual Business Opportunities Conference, and the ETEBA Holiday Event, which collects donations for the local food bank and raises money to help needy local families.
See the ETEBA Calendar of Events for upcoming Tennessee activities.
Recruits new members to ETEBA and makes them feel welcome by meeting with them, introducing them to other members and supporting their engagement in ETEBA activities.
Solicits member input and makes recommendations on benefits and programs that will increase the organization’s effectiveness in serving all members.
Plans, identifies and recruits speakers and sponsors for monthly member meetings.
Provides scholarships and training opportunities for deserving local college students and works with the Conference Committee to help identify sponsors for the annual ETEBA Scholarship Golf Tournament
Identifies and develops training courses that will benefit member companies.
Promotes safe working environments and operations by all ETEBA members and at the sites where ETEBA members work.
Collaborates with other interested parties (such as DOE, DOE contractors, Labor Unions, community organizations, etc.) to promote safety.
Partners with the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership to conduct safety awareness training programs (such as the quarterly safety forums).
Members interested in serving on the Chapter Board of Directors or any of the Committees should contact Linda Short in the ETEBA office at 865.591.8776.