EO Nashville Member News – April 3

April 3, 2020



Lunch and Learn with Continuum Planning Partners- What do the new laws mean to me?

April 6, 2020, 12:00pm-12:30pm 
Space for this event has intentionally been limited to 30, so that your specific questions can be answered. You must register to receive the Zoom link. REGISTER HERE


United with Nashville-COVID-19 FAQ

We have added a section on our local website with resources including Virtual Events and Ways to Help.  Click below to review many of the frequently asked questions pertaining to COVID-19. CLICK HERE


MyEO Industry Groups

EO has added another resource for you to use during these uncertain times.  You can click on the link below to connect with other EO members in your specific industry to see how they are dealing with COVID-19.   Click on your industry icon and register to join the MyEO group.



Paycheck Protection Program Information

We wanted to share some additional resources for the Paycheck Protection Program- applications can be filed TODAY!

CLICK HERE for the Paycheck Protection Program application

CLICK HERE for the Paycheck Protection Program information sheet

CLICK HERE for additional information on the PPP from Michael Burcham



Continuum Planning Partners




Articles & Columns

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] penned multiple articles about the COVID-19 crisis, including ways to improve employee communication for AllBusiness, leadership tips to weather the crisis for BOSS Magazine and how to forge stronger relationships with customers for Inc.

The CEO of Zander Insurance [Shervin Eftekhari] wrote about next steps for people impacted by the tornados on March 3 for the Nashville Business Journal.

The Nashville Business Journal published a column by Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations] about leadership through the COVID-19 crisis.

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about McDonald's Corporation and W.W. Grainger for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha and Equities.com.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Scene announced that Pennington Distilling Co. [Jeff Pennington] took home several awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including: 

  • “Best Tennessee Whiskey” for the initial bottling of its small-batch Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey 
  • Double gold for its small-batch Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey
  • Double gold for its rare Walton’s finest Vodka, made with 100 percent Tennessee-grown red winter wheat
  • Gold for its Picker’s Vodka 
  • Gold for the single barrel expression of its Tennessee whiskey
  • Silver for its Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey 
  • Bronze for its bourbon
  • Bronze for its Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream 

In the News

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] was quoted in a Forbes article about the most rewarding aspect of his career as a professional business coach. 

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] is one of the many distilleries across the state that are trying to keep up with the demand for hand sanitizer, according to the Tennessean.

The Nashville Post mentioned Climb Nashville [Lance Brock] for its proximity to a Sylvan Heights property that is being eyed for a multi-unit residential building. 

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] appeared on various podcasts, including The Action Catalyst, Manage 2 Win, The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse and Napkin Game Plan to tell his story and talk about the mask-free leadership movement. RealLeaders quoted Brody-Waite in an article about how CEOs and executives are leading their companies from home. 

WKRN reported that Adam Capps [ACS Commercial Roofing] is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to health care workers across Middle Tennessee, and is raising money for the cause through a GoFundMe page

Matt Charette [MDC Group] was photographed by the Tennessean in front of a “Nashville Strong” mural painted on Boston Commons after the March 3 tornado damaged several of his buildings. 

The Nashville Scene reported that the chef of Henrietta Red [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] is part of the newly-formed Tennessee Action for Hospitality, a group of hospitality employees banded together to help each other and the community. Henrietta Red topped Hoodline’s list of the best spots in Nashville to spend big on seafood. 

Burger Up’s [James Lewis] peach margarita was mentioned in Eater Nashvilles complete Nashville cookbook guide.

Good Wood Nashville [Dave Puncochar] is selling “Nashville Strong” plaques and yard signs to raise money for Nashville businesses impacted by COVID-19, as reported by WTVF and WSMV. WSMV also featured Puncochar and Good Wood Nashville on its “Big Joe on the Go” segment.

M.L.Rose [Austin Ray] was featured by the Nashville Scene as one of this week's takeout picks. Thrillist recommended Von Elrod’s Angry Bird spicy chicken sausage as one of Nashville’s best takeout dishes.

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the news several times this week, including: 


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Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] was ranked as one of the top three places in Nashville to spend big on seafood by Hoodline.

Pollstar interviewed Scott Scovill [MooTV] about COVID-19’s impact on the concert industry and his work with Garth Brooks.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was quoted by the Daily Memphian for what to know about COVID-19 Small Business Administration disaster lending. Commercial Appeal quoted Waddell and Associates’ Chief Financial Officer in an article about financial scamming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategic Alliance Partner News 

The Nashville Post reported that First Horizon Foundation is committing $2.5 million to nonprofits supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. First Horizon Bank has adjusted its service model in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – the bank’s branches will serve customers through its drive-thru windows or by appointment in the lobbies, according to Clarksville Online, FranklinIs and the Nashville Post. FranklinIs and the Nashville Business Journal reported that First Horizon is taking measures to help customers who are financially affected by the pandemic. Business Williamson quoted First Horizon’s Director of Government Guaranteed Lending Adrienne Sipe in an article about COVID-19 Small Business Administration loans. Knox News and the Tennessean published a column by Middle Tennessee Region President Carol Yochem about the importance of education in Nashville, and how First Horizon Foundation is creating a bridge to make college more accessible. The Nashville Post, FranklinIs, Williamson Source and WTVF NewsChannel 5 reported that the First Horizon Foundation has partnered with the American Red Cross to raise money for Middle Tennessee tornado relief. The Tennessee Bankers March/April 2020 issue included Sameer Gupta’s appointment as managing director of the Speciality Healthcare Group, Carol Yochem’s President’s Volunteer Service Award and her visit to the New York Stock Exchange, and First Horizon personnel at Cheekwood’s new Children’s Garden, which is supported by the bank. Nashville Pride covered the Small & Diverse Business forum, presented by First Horizon.