EO Nashville Member News - Apr. 27

April 27, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Talks
Come to Belmont's Troutt Theater on May 8th at 3 p.m. 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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2. Member Profiles
We need your HELP! Please confirm that all your information in your member profile is updated on www.eonashville.com, including home and work addresses, cell number, 2018-19 headshots and spouse information and email for the 2018-19 Member Directory.

3. 30th Anniversary Celebration 
June 5 from 4pm - 8pm come celebrate our 30th Anniversary with founding member Verne Harnish! This is a significant milestone in our history and a testament to our impact as a global thought leader. Presentations followed by a cocktail reception in the amazing Country Music Hall of Fame to end the evening. Come reflect on our collective progress, embrace our extraordinary culture, and look ahead at more EO Nashville success and significance. Spouses/significant others are also welcome! REGISTER HERE for this epic event that you won’t want to miss!


EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] penned a column for Inc. about common obstacles for business leaders and how to overcome them.

The Tennessean ran a column from Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] about how a local health insurance network dispute could impact patients’ pocketbooks.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Henrietta Red [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was listed as one of GQ’s “Best New Restaurants of 2018.”

In the News:

BerniePortal [Alex Tolbert] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for the launch of its new applicant tracking system BerniePortal Jobs. Becker’s Hospital Review also mentioned Tolbert in an article about a dispute between TriStar Health and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

The Johnson City Press featured Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] in an article about the grand opening of its newest location in Johnson City and the charitable donation that the company gave to the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club.

StyleBlueprint listed Judith Bright, LLC [Judith Bright] as a shopping destination for Nashville’s bachelorette parties. The Blowout Co. [Leslie Embry] was also mentioned as an option for getting a party-ready hair style.

Michael Brody-Waite [Nashville Entrepreneur Center] and Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations] were mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal as panelists for the upcoming Next Gen event. The Nashville Entrepreneur Center was also mentioned in a Tennessean article about a nearby development.

The newest development by Eakin Partners [John Eakin] was featured in the Tennessean.

Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were featured in a Nashville Business Journal article about potential plans for a new restaurant on Centennial Blvd. Pinewood Social was described as offering “an eclectic mix of fine dining and lounges” by the Tennessean, and Elite Daily listed it as a “trendy restaurant” perfect for bachelorette parties. StyleBlueprint listed the Patterson House as a place for unique cocktails in Nashville and Paradise Park as a favorite honky-tonk. The Catbird Seat was mentioned in 7x7 and Esquire articles about a former employee. The Nashville Ledger mentioned Bastion for its participation in the upcoming Nashville Cocktail Festival, and Clarksville Online mentioned The Band Box in calendar listings for upcoming Nashville Sounds games. A chef from Henrietta Red was mentioned in a Nashville Scene article.

The Nashville Post mentioned Steve Curnutte [Tortola Advisors, LLC] for testifying in a local court case.

Greko [Tony Darsinos] was mentioned in GQ for its delicious food options in a fast-casual restaurant environment.

Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was featured in the Nashville Post for appointing a new chief operating officer.

The Williamson Source mentioned Burger Up [Jim Lewis] in an article about a new taco restaurant opening in The Factory at Franklin.

Mobile Mentor [Denis O’Shea] was featured in Business Facilities, Nashville Post, Nashville Business Journal, Area Development and Tennessee Department of Economic Community & Development articles about the launch of its new Tennessee location with 110 new employees.

News 24 featured 312 Pizza Company [Staci Bockman], touting its Chicago-style pizza from a family of Chicago transplants.

Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] was mentioned in the Chattanooga Times Free Press after its loss to CFC.

CMT News mentioned Melrose Billiard Parlor [Austin Ray] as the location of John Prine’s album release party. Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House was mentioned in a News Channel 5 article about the Generous Helpings Chefs’ Dinner coming up.

Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Rutherford Source about the unveiling of the new police headquarters which the company built.

Snapshot Interactive [Mark Scrivner] was mentioned in a Williamson Source article as a former employer of the featured individual.

Robert Hartline [Callproof, Hytch, Absolute Wireless] was mentioned in the following news outlets for a story about an encounter his business, Dang It Repairs, had with Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in March: CNN, Reuters, AOL, New York Daily News, Business Insider, WSMV, KTLA, CBS Denver, WBAY, KPVI, WTVR, WPXI and the Independent Recorder. Hytch was mentioned in a Tennessean article about carpooling incentives.

News Channel 5 mentioned Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] as a participant in the upcoming Generous Helping event.

Novatech [Darren Metz] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about upcoming changes to Sylvan Station.

StyleBlueprint mentioned JONDIE [Rebecca Davis] as a shopping destination for a “girlfriend getaway” in Franklin.

Project 615 [Derek Evans] was featured in WSMV, News Channel 5 and WKRN for creating a T-shirt design to benefit the victims of the Waffle House shooting.


Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight


Community Hospitality is a Nashville-based restaurant group that believes in the fundamental idea of creating thoughtful, community driven, intimate dining experiences.

Community Hospitality is comprised of

Burger Up www.burger-up.com

and Josephine www.josephineon12th.com

For more information please contact:

Jim Lewis


(615) 668-3900

Upcoming Events

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
What better way to celebrate the 30th EO Anniversary than with founding member Verne Harnish!   Thirty years ago a handful of young entrepreneurs came together with the idea to learn and grow through shared experiences, laying the foundation for what would become the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Three decades later, we are proud to celebrate EO’s 30th Anniversary, a significant milestone in our history and a testament to our impact as a global thought leader.

Our Nashville celebration includes hearing first hand from one of EO's founders, a brief State of the Chapter to look to our own future and a cocktail reception in the amazing Country Music Hall of Fame to end the evening.  Come reflect on our collective progress, embrace our extraordinary culture, and look ahead at more EO Nashville success and significance. Spouses/significant others are also welcome!
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