EO Nashville Member News - April 19

April 19, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week  

1. David Rendall – Freak Factor for Families
April 28, 2019, Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, 12:30pm-3:30p

Join us for this presentation that will show you how to help your kids become more of who they are, not turn them into someone else. You will learn how to:

  • Discover your child’s distinctive strengths and weaknesses
  • Frame their unique characteristics in a positive way
  • Find or create situations that highlight their strengths


2. Lunch and Learn – Recession 2020 – What Are You Going To Do About It?
May 6, 2019, The Palm, 140 5th Avenue South, 11:30am- 1:00pm

Join your fellow EO members for lunch at The Palm with Strategic Partner Waddell & Associates to hear David Waddell’s latest “Bottom Line” briefing on the global macro environment. David will also share an outline of actions you can take now to prepare for a coming recession. 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register! Only 6 spots left!

3. EO Nashville All Member Experience
June 5, 2019, Track One, 1211 4th Avenue S, 4:00pm-8:00p

Hope you can join us for a Reinvented, Revamped and Revitalized All Member Meeting! Grab a date and REGISTER TODAY to get the most out of your membership and to encounter EO as never before!   

This year we are also giving EO members an opportunity to showcase their company through a space in an expo-type setting. This is a VERY rare opportunity to let other EO members learn more about your business and there is NO FEE to participate!  CLICK HERE to confirm an expo spot!   


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for SmallBizDaily about how to think about your HR timeline when building a business.  

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] recently won two Johnson City Chamber of Excellence Awards for excellence in community and culture and excellence in customer experience.

In the News:

The Nashville Post and the Nashville Ledger recently announced EO Nashville's new board members for the 2019 – 2020 term:

●    President, Bethany Newman [St8mnt]

●    Incoming President and Finance Chair, Marty Reed [Ideation Holdings]

●    Finance Co-Chair, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health]

●    Learning Chair, Ginger Jones [Jones Therapy Services]

●    Learning Co-Chair, Mose Ramieh [Q2 Services, LLC]

●    Social Chair, Staci Wolff [312 Pizza Co.]

●    Social Co-Chair, Angela Proffitt [Angela Proffitt, LLC]

●    Forum Chair, Brittany Lorenzi [BluePrint Strategy]

●    House Chair- Morgan, Ashlyn Meneguzzi [Bristol Development Group]

●    House Chair- Rockefeller, Richard Moscardelli [615 Real Property]

●    House Chair- Carnegie, Nathan Brandon [Pure Green, LLC]

●    House Chair- Ford, Jodi Sneed [Engage Search, LLC]

●    Membership Chair, Jenn Lee [REN Dermatology and Laser Center]  

●    Membership Co-Chair, Dan Hogan [Nav Holdings, LLC]

●    SAP Chair, Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barbershop]  

●    SAP Co-Chair, Adam Sinks [Full Circle Disposal, LLC]

●    Communications, Mark Scrivner [SnapShot Interactive]  

●    Communications Co-Chair, Stephen Tallent [Mercury Intermedia]

●    Catalyst Chair, Matt Charette [MDC Group]

●    Catalyst Co-Chair, Nick Ogden [Clear Blue Equity]

●    Mentorship, Mike Faith [Headsets.com, Inc.]

●    GSEA Lead, Nancy Leach [Facility Planners, Inc.]

●    Membership Experience Chair (MyEO), Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations]

●    Membership Experience Co-Chair (MyEO), Eric Jackson [Keystone Business

      Solutions, LLC]  

●    New Initiatives, Arnie Malham [BetterBookClub]

●    Community Outreach, Judith Bright [Judith Bright, LLC]

●    Community Outreach Co-Chair, Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments, LLC]  

●    Ancillary Program Chair, Taylor Milliken [Milosi Landscape]

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was mentioned in the Tennessee Tribune for adding a student loan repayment program to its benefit package. The Tennessee Tribune and the Millington News reported that Advance Financial celebrated the opening of its newest store location in Millington, TN.

HCM Technology Report featured Bernard Health’s [Alex Tolbert] recently launched platform BernieForms, a software solution to health questionnaires.

Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] business coach Greg Eisen penned an article for Inc on ways to make better, faster, smarter decisions.

Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for serving as the general contractor for the future Davidson County Sheriff’s Office building in East Nashville.

The Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post and Nashville Eater reported that 312 Pizza Company [Staci Wolff] is closing its South Nashville location but will continue to operate its original Germantown location.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was quoted in The Contributor about Mayor Briley’s plan to increase the affordable housing stock in Nashville.

The Guardian mentioned the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] as an incentive for new and existing residents in an article about Nashville’s model for a second-tier city. The center’s co-founder was featured in Commercial Property Executive and Urban Land for participating in a panel discussing Nashville’s growth at the Urban Land Institute spring meeting.

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke], Rambler Cocktail Bar [Austin Ray] and Bastion [Ben and Max Goldberg] were listed in StyleBlueprint as some of Nashville’s most creatively designed bars.

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the Williamson Source about the team’s players visiting Special Olympics soccer training sessions.

The Tennessean featured places to eat, drink and watch during the NFL draft next weekend and included Beyond the Edge [Matthew Charette], Bastion [Ben and Max Goldberg] and M.L.Rose [Austin Ray].

Good Wood [David Puncochar] was mentioned in a StyleBlueprint article about being home to a few pieces of work by photographer Kate Gazaway.

A restaurant developer who partners with Greko [Tony Darsinos] was featured in the Tennessean for announcing its restaurants opening in East Nashville’s Hunter Station. The restaurant was also mentioned in Eater Nashville for being selected to serve at the 2019 NFL Draft Experience at Nissan Stadium. Hoodline included Greko in a list of Nashville’s top five Mediterranean spots.

Mark Deutschmann [Core Development Services] was quoted in Commercial Property Executive about Nashville’s growth partly being attributed to the TV show Nashville. He was also mentioned in Urban Land for initiating Go Green, a committee that focuses on home retrofits to raise awareness about sustainability. Core Development Services was mentioned in the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal for altering its plans for a Wedgewood-Houston project.

Ben and Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were quoted in the Tennessean for their work to open the Downtown Sporting Club before the NFL draft next weekend. The Nashville Post mentioned that one of the company’s partners is also a partner at the Liquor Lab, opening this summer. The beverage director from the Downtown Sporting Club and Pinewood Social was quoted in Nation’s Restaurant News about Irish whiskey’s popularity in American bars. Bastion will offer a rum tasting as part of the Nashville Cocktail Festival, as reported by the Nashville Scene. Eater Nashville announced that Bastion’s chef is leaving the restaurant. Venues Now featured the recently opened minor league ballpark in Las Vegas and mentioned its space modeled after the Band Box. Henrietta Red was mentioned in Bon Appétit for its technique of pickling vegetables.

The Nashville Business Journal and the Nashville Post announced that Novatech [Darren Metz] recently named its new CEO, while Metz will serve as executive chairman.

The sommeliers from Josephine [Jim Lewis] and Henrietta Red [Ben and Max Goldberg] were quoted in Vine Pair about what the country’s top sommeliers bring to a BYOB dinner.

StyleBlueprint [Liza Graves] was mentioned in the Daily Memphian for an article about 10 things that make Memphis what it is.

Livestrong.com mentioned Climb Nashville [Lance Brock] as a stop along one of Nashville’s best walking routes. 

CEO of Hytch [Robert Hartline] presented on the company at Lipscomb University’s IMAGINE event earlier this week, as mentioned in the Lumination Network.

Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke at Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] during her stop in Nashville, as reported by the Tennessean.


EO Member Spotlight

John Arndt

DWC Construction Company, Inc.


John Arndt, Jr. is president and CEO of DWC Construction Company, Inc., an interiors general contractor that has served Middle Tennessee for more than 72 years. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and began his career 42 years ago (1977) with Turner Construction Company as a Field Engineer. Joining DWC in 1981 as a project engineer, he led the growth of the company by establishing the interior construction division, eventually becoming the COO responsible for all construction activity. In September of 2008, John was named president and CEO, assuming the additional responsibility for the company’s administration.

What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?  

You can always make money, but lose your reputation and you’ll never make money.

Best business book you’ve ever read? 

So many great books.  I always like books by Patrick Lencioni & Jim Collins. But best most recent book, “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek.

One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?  

I’ve spent many sleepless nights and lost time coaching employees I was convinced I could “fix,” when I should have set them free to find the job they were meant to have.

How do you de-stress after a particularly hard day?  

A glass of bourbon while asking my wife about her day.

What EO event are you most looking forward to attending in the next few months?  

All member meeting.

What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this? 

While switching majors in college from music to engineering (probably the first surprise), I spent two years working as a carpenter apprentice during the day and picked up extra money playing in a band in clubs and at fraternity parties on the weekends.

Any exciting plans for summer that you would like to share?  

I love finding an excuse to go out west, but this summer my bride and I will tour some New England states, including a couple of days on the coast in Maine.


Other Upcoming Events

End of Year Moderator Dinner 
May 15, 2019 – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Sperry's Cool Springs, 650 Frazier Drive

Inviting all outgoing EO Moderators to join us for dinner and drinks to celebrate a job well done! If the current Moderator is unable to attend, you may send your moderator-elect. One person per forum. Drinks will be served at 6:00pm with dinner to follow at 7:00pm. 



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