EO Nashville Member News – April 23

April 23, 2021


EO Exchange: Profit Sharing Highs and Lows

April 29, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am, VIRTUAL

Hear from those who’ve implemented a successful profit sharing plan, including Sherry Deutschmann, whose treatment of employees is legendary, Eric Jackson, who just jumped into this mid-pandemic, and Ian Ziegler, with our brand new Strategic Alliance Partner, CLA, a professional services firm with lots of experience on this topic. Ian leads the "Total Rewards" compensation team for CLA.

These Exchange Events also offer time for smaller group connectivity! REGISTER

Rich Mulholland: Pivoting into a Presentation Powerhouse

April 30, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm, VIRTUAL

Rich Mulholland, an EO Cape Town, South Africa Member, is the founder of Missing Link, which transforms people into presentation powerhouses by teaching the art of delivering engaging presentations with conviction.  

In this highly-actionable keynote, Rich explains why presenting and selling online is an upgrade, and shares tips, tricks, and hacks on how to do it like a pro. REGISTER

Arbinger Institute: April 26th is the deadline to register!

May 12 & 13, 2021, 8:00am-5:00pm, LIVE or Virtual

This 2-day workshop on developing and implementing an outward mindset is transformational, especially for such a time as this. You will work to reveal two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate – a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. Arbinger has a forty-year record of successfully helping organizational change efforts by equipping people to shift to an outward mindset. 

Member Cost: $100
In-person Guest: $300
Virtual Guest: $200
($895 Value)

CLICK HERE for the In-Person training event. CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL training.

EO NERVE in Washington, DC
October 20-22, 2021

Who’s ready to make plans to get out of town and connect with EO members from the East Region?

EO NERVE is coming up on October 20-22 and this year’s theme is CLARITY!

The journey of an entrepreneur is rife with distraction. Challenges, opportunities, friends and family pulling us in every direction. We strive for alignment in our businesses, with our employees, families and most of ourselves. How do you get all horses pulling in the same direction? Clarity. Drive and fortitude helped us all get to where we are, but are not enough to get us to where we want to be. Clarity of thought, vision, purpose and mission will help not only guide us, but help keep everyone else focused on achieving our most important goals.

CLICK HERE for event information and the registration link. 

Questions? Please email eonerve@eonetwork.org.

SAP Visits = Free Staycation + Dinner on EO
Deadline is June 1st!

How does a FREE staycation for your forum with one night at the brand new Virgin Hotel and dinner on us sound? (You’d have until 12/1/21 to use it.)

Did you know our Strategic Alliance Partners bring in almost as much revenue as your member dues?  

Can you imagine what we would have done without the expertise of our partners during the past year?

Don’t you want to support those who support YOU?

We are asking every forum to host at least 4 SAPs per year. This is a tricky year, and we want to make sure they feel this partnership is valuable enough to continue for years to come.   

All forums that have had at least 4 SAPs visit them between July 1, 2020 and June 1st, 2021 will get their forum number in a hat for a chance to win the prize mentioned above… rooms at The Virgin Hotel and dinner for your forum.

CLICK HERE to let us know how many you’ve had so far, and who else you’d like to host. We’re happy to help connect you if you’d like.

CLICK HERE to view a list of some of the topics they’d be happy to discuss with you. Also understand they’re perfectly happy to customize a topic to the specific needs of your forum. We always recommend you chat with them ahead of time to let them know what you need during their visit.

To qualify, you must have had all 4 SAPs visit prior to June 1st, 2021, and the visits should have been a minimum of 20 minutes each. We will follow up in May to ask you to complete a final form indicating who you’ve hosted and you must complete that form to qualify.


Pinnacle Financial Partners has created a culture where client service really means something. They treat customers like friends, offer things like courier pick-up service for deposits, waive foreign ATM fees and more, just to delight their customers with distinctive service. Their vision is to be the best financial services firm and the best place to work in Tennessee.

Pinnacle Forum Topics:

• Show me the money – how to get a loan from a bank
• Beg, borrow or buy – financing options to acquire (or be acquired)
• How SBA can help your business

For more information about Pinnacle or to schedule a forum visit, please contact:

Kevin Roddey

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Articles & Columns

JJ Rosen [Atiba] penned a column for the Tennessean about how businesses need updates to grow. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about AMC Entertainment, Spirit AeroSystems and the good and the bad of Dicks Sporting Goods and ON Semiconductor for Forbes

BizBash published a column by Falon Veit Scott [Evolution Event Solutions] about four things for planners and venues to keep in mind as live events return.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal announced its 2021 Best Places to Work. Included in addition to those mentioned last week were:

  • Blueprint.Inc [Liza Graves]

In the News

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Southern Orthodontic Partners [Damon Barbieri] for its quick growth during the pandemic in an article about health care mergers and acquisitions making a comeback. 

Judith Bright [Judith Bright] was mentioned in Edible Orlando as a shop to visit in 12South for jewelry.

Michael Brody-Waite [Mask-Free Movement] appeared on Funky Media Radio to speak about his journey through addiction and the mask-free leadership movement. 

The Crossville Chronicle reported that Crosslin [Justin Crosslin] will provide auditing services to the city of Crossville, Tennessee for the next three fiscal years. 

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] is serving as the architect for a three-story office building planned for South Nashville’s Grandview Heights, according to the Nashville Post. REBusiness Online reported that Smith Gee Studio is the architect for a mixed-use apartment community in Huntsville, Alabama.

Edible Orlando published a guide to a perfect long weekend in Nashville, which mentioned Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurants Pinewood Social and Henrietta Red

Entrepreneur featured David Haase [MaxWell Clinic] for his work to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] is a partner of Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th, according to the Tennessee Tribune

Travel and Leisure featured Anchor Investments[Micah Lacher] new boutique hotel in East Nashville, The Gallatin Hotel, which donates a percentage of its profits to local ministries benefiting the homeless. 

The Nashville Business Journal published progress photos of the Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] stadium construction.

Standard Candy Co. [Laurie Spradley] is renovating its Goo Goo Shop off Lower Broadway, which it plans to re-open in September as a new experience named Goo Goo Chocolate Co., according to Eater Nashville, the Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post, the Nashville Scene, Williamson Source and WZTV Fox17

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in CMC Markets OPTO, Deseret News, Insider Monkey, Investor Place and The Weekly Reader about Coinbase, in Bloomberg Wealth about Dogecoin and in Yahoo! Finance about Netflix. Trainer appeared on the Yahoo! Finance market recap on Tuesday, April 20.