EO Nashville Member News - March 9

March 9, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. Welcome Our New Members!
We are excited to announce that 14 new members were voted in at the EO Board meeting on Wednesday. Their names are listed below – feel free to reach out and congratulate them! 

2. EO Topgolf Tournament
Join us for our first-ever EO Topgolf Championship 
to showcase the competitive side of our members in this fun, state-of-the-art facility. April 4 from 4:15pm-8pm at 500 Cowan Street.
>>Register now

3. EO Talks
Following the platform used by the TED Talks global community, we are hosting our very own version featuring EO NASHVILLE MEMBERS ONLY! An off-site cocktail reception will be held nearby for EO Members and their spouses/significant others following the event. May 8 at Belmont University's Troutt Theater at 3pm. 
>>Register now

 

EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The following EO Nashville members or their companies were included in the Nashville Post’s InCharge list in its annual Leaders issue:

  • Advance Financial [Tina Hodges listed, Mike Hodges member]
  • Austin Ray [A.Ray Hospitality]
  • Barry Smith [Eakin Partners]
  • Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery]
  • Deborah Gordon [Master Key Consulting]
  • Hunter Gee [Smith Gee Studio]
  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group]
  • Justin Crosslin [Crosslin]
  • Mark Cleveland [Hytch, Robert Hartline member]
  • Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services]
  • Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications]
  • Tammy Hawes [Virsys12]
  • Tim McMullen [Redpepper]
  • Trinisys [Beth Hoeg & Antoine Agassi listed, David Box member]

Acumen Technology [Sonny Clark] was included in the Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.

The following EO Nashville members were asked what hit song would sum up 2017 for their business in the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Q&A:

  • Brad Hill [Local Search Masters] - 24k Magic, Bruno Mars
  • Chris Redhage [ProviderTrust] - Thunder, Imagine Dragons
  • Elliott Noble-Holt [MediCopy] - Bounce Back, Big Sean
  • James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.] - Believer, Imagine Dragons
  • Justin Crosslin [Crosslin] - Call Me, Blondie
  • Mark Scrivner [SnapShot Interactive] - That’s What I Like, Bruno Mars

Judith Bright [Judith Bright, LLC] was named one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2018 Women of Influence.

The Nashville Business Journal featured Q&A’s with the following EO Nashville members whose companies were named Best in Business:

In the News:

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was mentioned in Clarksville Online for sponsoring a hat giveaway at an upcoming Nashville Sounds game.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for his involvement in discussions about the Nashville transit plan. Bone was also quoted in a WKRN article about the mayor’s resignation and was mentioned as a potential candidate for the 2018 mayoral special election by WSMV, The Daily Herald and the Nashville Patch. The Nashville Scene featured Bone McAllester Norton attorney Alex Little, and WSMV, the Nashville Scene, WKRN and the Tennessean mentioned former partner David Briley’s resignation from the firm to become Nashville’s eighth mayor.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] for its past work with investment banking firm Clearsight Advisors Inc.

James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.] was featured in an article in the Nashville Post’s Leaders issue about his dedication to company culture. Concept Technology Inc. was featured in the Nashville Business Journal for being a finalist in the 2018 Best in Business Awards.

Project Music Portfolio, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s [Michael Brody-Waite] recent version of its Project Music accelerator program, was featured in the Nashville Business Journal for expanding its cohort. The Center was also mentioned in a Kansas City Business Journal article about its new downtown neighbor.

Goodman Callahan Blackstone [David Callahan] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about one of its former estate and trust attorneys.

Greenville News mentioned The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] as a “killer” Nashville restaurant with great value. Pinewood Social was mentioned in a Kansas City Business Journal article about its new downtown neighbor. A local CEO named Henrietta Red as her favorite Nashville restaurant in an interview with the Nashville Business Journal.

Becky Sharpe, the co-owner of Collegiate Sports Data [Joleyn Smithing], was featured in a Vanderbilt Marketing Hub alumni spotlight.

Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese [Dan Stephenson] was mentioned in the Tennessean for serving food at the upcoming Franklin Brewfest.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was mentioned in a MedCityNews article about incentivizing people to shop for healthcare services. The company was also mentioned in a Grand Forks Herald article about the ambulatory surgery centers.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was featured in the Action Catalyst Podcast by Southwestern Consulting [Rory Vaden and Amanda Vaden].

The Daily News included financial advice from David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] in its regular “Last Word” report.

Project 615 [Derek Evans] was mentioned in a Nashville Business Journal article about West Nashville’s growing Nations neighborhood.

The Nashville Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal featured SSB’s [Bryan Brinks] recent majority investment from Strattam Capital.

 

Introducing EO Nashville's Newest Members

  • Paine Bone, IV [Wilson County Hyundai and Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC] - paine@wilsoncountyauto.com
  • Bryan Brinks [SSB] - bbrinks@ssbinfo.com
  • Rebecca Davis [JONDIE] - info@jondie.com
  • Matthew Engesath [Renters Warehouse TN] - matthew@renterswarehouse.com
  • Derek Evans [Project 615] - info@project615.org
  • Lee Farabaugh [Core10] - lee@core10.io
  • Judy Gatena [REP Interactive, LLC] - (transfered from the LA chapter) - judy@repinteractive.com
  • William Greathouse [The Greathouse Company] - will@greathouselandscape.com
  • Bo Hanson [Abound Wealth Management] - bo@aboundwealth.com
  • Chris Hefley [Retrium, LeanKit] - chris@hefley.org
  • Chris Kemper [The Joint Chiropractic] - chrismkemper@gmail.com
  • Joshua Newman [ST8MNT] - Josh@st8mnt.com
  • Denis OShea [Mobile Mentor] - denis.oshea@mobile-mentor.com
  • James Story [Wellview Health] - jstory@wellviewhealth.com

 

Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

One of EO Nashville's newest Strategic Alliance Partners, Oak Hall is a retail store that opened its Nashville location in 2016, over 150 years after the original store opened in Memphis.

To find out more about this partner, read about them on our website!

 

Upcoming Events

EO Topgolf Tournament
April 4 from 4:15pm-8pm at 500 Cowan Street. Join us for our first-ever EO Topgolf Championship The fast-paced Top Contender-style tournament will be led by the In-House Golf Pro, with event ambassadors available at each bay to answer questions and offer helpful hints. Topgolf is one of the hottest destinations in the city, so don’t miss this experience, regardless of your swing or handicap!
>>Register now

EO Talks
May 8 at 3pm at Belmont University's Troutt Theater. Following the platform used by the TED Talks global community, we are hosting our very own version featuring EO NASHVILLE MEMBERS ONLY! An off-site cocktail reception will be held nearby for EO Members and their spouses/significant others following the event.
>>Register now

Save the Date – EO's 30th Anniversary Celebration
June 5 from 4pm - 8pm at the Country Music Hall of Fame. What better way to celebrate the 30th EO Anniversary than with founding member Verne Harnish! Our Nashville celebration includes hearing firsthand from one of EO's founders, a brief State of the Chapter to look to our own future and a cocktail reception. Spouses/significant others are welcome.
>>Register now