EO Nashville Member News - Apr. 13

April 13, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Talks Transit
Join your fellow EO members on Wednesday, April 25th 7:30-9 a.m. at the EC Learning Center (41 Peabody Street) for a lively discussion about the pros and cons of the transit vote.  Dan Hogan will moderate a panel including EO members Charles Robert Bone, Mark Deutschmann, Robert Hartline & Jackson Miller. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. Up to 3 guests are also welcome to join you!
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2. Join an EO Committee! 
This is a great way to get more involved with EO. Click here to see all of the committees for which we are recruiting members. Most options are not demanding, and they give you the opportunity to expand your EO experience and get to know other members. The new board takes over May 1, so most committees would likely not meet until after that.

3. EO Talks
Come to listen, learn, heckle or hound, but don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a select group of EO Nashville members. Drinks to follow at Chago’s where you can engage, challenge or learn more about each speaker’s unique brand of crazy. 
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EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for BenefitsPRO about overcoming employer objections to reference-based pricing.

An article by Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] about overcoming obstacles to success was posted on Addicted2Success.

A column written by Lee Farabaugh [Core10] about the abundance of opportunities in West Virginia was picked up by the Huntington Herald-Dispatch and the Williamson Daily News.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners LLC] and Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate and Core Development Services] were included in the Nashville Business Journal’s Power Leaders in CRE list.

In the News:

The first annual BerniePortal [Alex Tolbert] users conference was featured in HR Technologist, and HR Technologist also shared the news of the company’s new applicant tracking system BerniePortal Jobs.

The Crossville Chronicle (in print) highlighted the grand opening event for Advance Financial’s [Michael Hodges] newest location in Johnson City.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was mentioned by the Tennessean and WKRN for participating in the April 11 debate on Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The Tennessean also ran a story before the debate. Bone was quoted in a third Tennessean article for a point he brought up against his opponent during the event.

Travel + Leisure listed Josephine [Jim Lewis] as one of the best restaurants in Nashville for a Bachelorette party. The restaurant was also mentioned in a Tennessean article about kid-friendly events on Mother’s Day.

Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] was highlighted in a Tennessean article about the team’s first home win.

A Fox 17 News article mentioned Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House [Austin Ray], pointing out its prime location next to First Tennessee Park. A.Ray Hospitality was featured in a New In Nashville podcast about entrepreneurial couples in Nashville.

Scarlett Hotel Group [Andrew Scarlett] was highlighted in ETB Travel News for its acquisition of a third Marriott location.

Keller, Turner, Ruth, Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC [Jennifer Ghanem] was mentioned in Billboard and Music Week for representing Downtown Music Publishing in an acquisition deal.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Hytch [Robert Hartline] for its efforts to build a diverse advisory board, and Hytch’s CEO was quoted in a Williamson Source article about high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes.

The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in a Forbes article highlighting the work of former chef Erik Anderson. Pinewood Social was featured in a Travel + Leisure article about throwing the perfect Nashville bachelorette party, and The Band Box was mentioned in a Nashville Scene article about the upcoming Brewfest event at First Tennessee Park.

The Nashville Business Journal interviewed Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] for his take on the future of the Nashville housing market.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was mentioned in an NPR article about the fluctuating costs of CT scans, and U.S. News & World Report mentioned the company in an article about strategies for saving money on health care.


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Upcoming Events

Moderator Training
April 24 at the Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel from 8am-5pm. Do you need to be Moderator trained?  If so, please sign up for this training session with Ellie Byrd! ALL moderators must be trained prior to beginning. This training session is limited to 12, so please register today! 

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.
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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.
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