EO Nashville Member News - August 3

August 3, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. August House Parties
The Sutler Saloon, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
We will be hosting 4 Cocktail Parties in August- one for each House! But, these will be more than just your typical cocktail party! As you’ve likely heard, we really want to honor the fact that EO members are in different “lifecycles.” During your Cocktail Party, we will be dividing you into different life cycle groups so you’ll have the opportunity to talk with those facing the same challenges – and also look to those who’ve already made it to the other side! We want you all to get beyond just your forum and benefit from the experience of a larger group of EO members.

CARNEGIE HOUSE (Forums 3,7,11,16,20,24,27) – August 29th REGISTER HERE

FORD HOUSE (Forums 1,5,10,18,22,26,29) – August 21st REGISTER HERE

MORGAN HOUSE (Forums 4,8,12,17,21,25,28) – August 22nd REGISTER HERE

ROCKEFELLER HOUSE (Forums 2,6,9,14,15,19,23) – August 30th REGISTER HERE

2. Moderator Training
August 28th, Loew's Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Avenue, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Do you need to be Moderator trained?  If so, please sign up for this training session with Ellie Byrd on August 28th! ALL moderators must be trained prior to beginning as moderator. There are only 2 spots still available, so please REGISTER NOW!

3. Jason Dorsey – Crossing the Generational Divide
September 20, 2018, 7:30am-9:30am, The Listening Room Café, 618 4th Ave South
As entrepreneurs, we work in a time of unprecedented generational challenge. Four generations in our workforce. Five generations in the marketplace. Making matters worse, there is a tremendous amount of false information about generational differences.
What we know for a fact: Strategies that work for one generation can be a complete turn-off for others. This costly generational divide makes your role more difficult and important than ever. In this powerful presentation, bestselling author Jason Dorsey reveals brand new generational truths and step-by-step solutions you can use immediately. He’ll show you exactly how to solve the cross-generation communication, recruiting, retention and innovation challenge. These insights will drive immediate ROI for you and your business.
Jason has appeared on 200 TV shows, received over 1,000 standing ovations, and is a passionate advocate for helping EO members to drive fast growth. He’s the most sought-after Millennials and Gen Z researcher and speaker. Learn more about his Center’s research at GenHQ.com
“Generational expert Jason Dorsey has studied the strange new species known as Gen Z (humans born 2000 to present).  I guarantee you that his insight into how they see the world will have a lasting impact on both your business and your family.” – Arnie Malham, Learning Co-chair REGISTER NOW


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for HR Technologist listing five questions human resources professionals should ask when choosing a benefits software.

Wealth Management published an article by Greg Luken [Luken Investments] about why fears of compliance shouldn’t push advisors to embrace passive investments.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Congratulations to Catalyst graduate Vincent Dixie on winning the Democratic nomination for House District 54 in yesterday’s primary elections!

In the News:

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was featured in a Nashville PRIDE article about the first female African American combat pilot ‘FlyGirl’ coming to speak at the company. The company’s Foundation was also featured in a Nashville Ledger article about the money it raised for the Patriot Foundation.

AL.com listed shopping Judith Bright, LLC [Judith Bright] as a must-do on a 24-hour trip to Nashville.

Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for hiring four realtors.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Shervin Eftekhari [Zander Insurance] in an article about how people with disabilities can get life insurance.

An AL.com article mentioned The Patterson House [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] for its great cocktails and Pinewood Social for being a “one-spot-does-it-all” bar. Pinewood Social was also mentioned in the Evening Standard for its combination of beers, bowling and dining. The same article mentioned Henrietta Red for its seafood brunch. CultureMap Houston also mentioned Henrietta Red as a place to dine in Nashville, and StyleBlueprint mentioned the restaurant for its restroom wallpaper. Bastion was mentioned in a CNN Travel article about a local chef’s guide to the best of Nashville, which was also picked up by AZ Family and WTVA. Amplify mentioned Bastion, Strategic Hospitality and Pinewood Social as participants in the VIP Village at this year’s Pilgrimage Festival. The Band Box was mentioned in a Clarksville Online article about upcoming Nashville Sounds games at First Tennessee Park. New Jersey Hills mentioned Merchants as an elegant restaurant in the heart of downtown.

Speakeasy Spirits [Jeff Pennington] was mentioned in an AZ Family article as one of a local chef’s top picks in Nashville.

WSMV featured Project 615 [Derek Evans] for launching a new T-shirt project to help orphans in Uganda.

Co-founder and general manager of Josephine [Jim Lewis] was featured in a Grok Nation article about a recommendation for wine of the week. The Evening Standard also mentioned Josephine as a great place for brunch in Nashville.

Ross Booher [Latitude] was quoted in a Legal Recruiter Directory blog about why minorities need legal recruiters.

The Fort Campbell Courier featured the Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] in an article about the 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion’s new partnership with the club. The club was also mentioned in a Tennessean article about the cost to lease the property where the MLS stadium is being built.

A. Ray Hospitality, The Sutler Saloon, Melrose Billiard Parlor, M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers and Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House [Austin Ray] were all mentioned in an Eater Nashville article about Rambler, a new underground cocktail bar coming to Melrose beneath The Sutler. Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post articles also featured the news about the new bar.

A Nashville Post article about a property for sale in The Nations mentioned Darek Bell [Bell & Associates Construction], who owns a nearby site.

REN Dermatology [Jennifer Lee] was mentioned in a KBStyled blog about tips for protecting your skin from the sun.

A Nashville Business Journal article about the Ex-Catholic Diocese project mentioned Barry Smith [Eakin Partners LLC] for representing the diocese in the property’s sale.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was mentioned as a tool for comparing healthcare prices in a Market Watch and Consumer Report articles.

The Nashville Business Journal announced that Snapshot Interactive [Mark Scrivner] will be opening a new office in Austin. Mark Scrivner was quoted in a News Channel 5 article about Nashville’s boom in technology jobs.

Strategic Alliance Partner News:

The business development manager of Frazier & Deeter LLC was featured in the Nashville Business Journal as a 40 under 40 winner.


EO Member Spotlight

Derek Evans, Project 615

Derek is the Co-Founder & Owner of Project 615, a t-shirt & apparel company based in Nashville, TN. Project 615 has 2 retail stores in East Nashville & West Nashville and is celebrating their 8 year anniversary. They've been able to give away over $450,000 to world changing causes and hire 50+ people recovering from homelessness.

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

Consider others first. Always add value to others no matter when, where, who or what it is.

Best business book you’ve ever read?

When Leaders Eat Last.

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

Never hire out of desperation. No matter the timing, always be slow to hire and make sure it's the right fit. Hiring too quickly sets you up to get the wrong person on the bus and ultimately crushing your culture.

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

Playing tennis, listening to stand up comedy or watching movies about World War 2.

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

Forum retreat!

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

I first started my own business at 18 with my high school graduation money. Instead of putting that money for college expenses, I bought 2 turntables and started a DJ service :)


Other Upcoming Events

The EO NERVE Conference
September 12-14, Buffalo, NY
One of the very best ways to get more out of your EO membership is to get out of Nashville and enjoy the regional and global opportunities of EO.  So register for NERVE now
SPEAKERS: They have a schedule full of great speakers, such as Jim Kelly (Pro Football Hall of Fame), Rhonda Kallman (Samuel Adams Brewery), Megan Bruneau (The Failure Factor), among many others.
SOCIAL: How cool is this??? The opening ceremony is at Niagara Falls! The other nighttime events will be fantastic, plus there are lots of cool MyEO events available such as salmon fishing, sailing, golfing, and foodie events.
PRICE: $1,495.00
FURTHER DISCOUNTS: If your entire forum attends (this is a great opportunity to tack onto your forum retreat!) the forum gets $1000! Also, new members can use their event voucher of $500 off.
REGISTER HERE: www.eonerve.com