EO Member News - August 16

August 16, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. Spousal/Life Partner Event with Kelly Clements- LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!                                       August 22, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 135 Harlinsdale Court at Andy and Nicole Bailey's home in Franklin

EO Spouses and Life Partners are invited for cocktails and a light dinner around the Bailey's pool followed by a conversation with Kelly Clements, author of "The Power of Play, Praise & Purpose - The Best Kept Secrets of Thriving Entrepreneurial Couples"               

Please email karen@eonashville.com to register your Spouse/Life Partner.  

2. Legacy is for the Living - Matthew Weiss, EO South Florida Member              

August 27, 2019, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Belcourt Theatre

Hope you can join us to watch the story of a real American hero from 9/11, Welles Crowther. Prior to the movie, Matthew will explain how EO provided him with the skills and best practices to pivot from entrepreneur to award-winning filmmaker. REGISTER HERE.

3.  Behind the Scenes - Imogene + Willie                                                                                   

September 4, 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm, 2601 12th Avenue S.

Join us for a special access Behind the Scene with Imogene + Willie founders Carrie and Matt Eddmenson. Imogene + Willie is a Nashville brand started in 2009, focused on quality denim made in the U.S.A. This couple set up shop in 12 South at the 1950s repurposed Granny White Service Station with the desire to make what couldn't be found, a perfectly fitting pair of jeans. Only 17 spots remain, so REGISTER TODAY!


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote an article for SmallBizDaily on how business leaders can kick-start their personal growth. 

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] penned a column for Forbes about creating an engaging employee manual. 


The following member companies were named to the Inc. 5000 List and mentioned in a Nashville Post article highlighting Nashville companies that made the list: 

  • Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] 

  • Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert]

  • Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

  • Evolution Event Solutions [Falon Scott] 

  • Provider Trust [Christopher Redhage]

  • REN Dermatology [Jennifer Lee]

  • Mosaic Consulting Group [Vicki Hill]

  • Crosslin Technologies [Justin Crosslin]

  • Jones Therapy Services [Ginger Jones]

  • Milosi [Taylor Milliken]

  • The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott]

  • Snapshot Interactive [Ben Rigsby]

  • redpepper [Tim McMullen]

  • All-American Pest Control [Erin Richardson]

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] recently won two gold CEO World Awards for Milestones of the Year; a gold Pillar® World Award for Milestone of the Year in Jobs Growth; and a silver Globee Award for Jobs Growth of the Year, as reported by the Tennessee Tribune

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] recently won two Globee Awards for Milestone of the Year and Sales Revenue Growth of the Year, along with two CEO World Awards for CEO of the Year in Business Services and Top CEO of the Year: The Communicator. 

In the News:

Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] was interviewed in Authority Magazine about how businesses can identify and retain top talent. 

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] was quoted in a Forbes article about how to be promoted and a separate Forbes roundup on ways to prepare your company for the next generation of leaders. 

The Paris Post-Intelligencer reported on the opening of a new Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] location in Paris, TN. 

EO Nashville and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] were referenced in Moultrie News as a highly successful partnership that the new EO Charleston chapter plans to mimic. 

The Nashville Post listed Allen Huggins [WH Properties] as the seller’s agent for a 5,900 square-foot home on Sneed Road. 

506 Lofts [Micah Lacher] was mentioned by Romper as the location where two stars of the MTV reality show, Ex on the Beach, tagged themselves on Instagram. 

The Nashville Post mentioned Snapshot Interactive [Mark Scrivner] and its office location, the former Riverside Drive Church of Christ, in relation to the new home of The Boedecker Foundation.  

Tammy Hawes [Virsys12] was recognized in the Nashville Post as a new board member of the Tennessee chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

Eater Nashville profiled new East Nashville motel, restaurant and swim club, Dive Motel & Swim Club, which features a custom gold-flaked walnut bar from Good Wood [Dave Puncochar].  

Cheekwood’s summer exhibit features a collection of storybook houses, created by Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] in collaboration with others, according to StyleBlueprint.

A Tennessean article about affordable starter homes in Sumner County mentioned Parkside Builders [Brian Chastain] and its economical neighborhoods in Gallatin and Hendersonville.

David Trainer [New Constructs, LLC] was quoted in a Market Realist article discussing Netflix’s allocation of capital. 

GHP Environmental + Architecture [Dominique Arrieta] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for hiring a new marketing director. 

Franklin Home Page referenced Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] as a sponsor of the eighth annual Raise the Roof fundraiser. 247 Sports ranked SEC programs by their best local craft breweries and mentioned Corsair Distillery in the writeup about Vanderbilt University, which was ranked first. 

Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was selected for the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Henry Crown Fellowship, according to the Nashville Business Journal

Strategic Hospitality [Ben and Max Goldberg] has partnered with the chef of Henrietta Red to offer a full-service catering company called The Party Line, as reported by the Nashville Business Journal, Food & Wine and the Nashville Scene. OpenTable released a list of the best college towns for foodies and mentioned Henrietta Red; the list was featured in Food & Wine, Patch and St. Louis’ KSDK. Henrietta Red topped Hoodline’s list of the best spots for seafood in Nashville. The Tennessean featured the biggest changes to Nashville’s food scene in 2019 and included the opening of the Downtown Sporting Club and the closing of Le Sel. Wine Enthusiast listed the best places to drink and dine in Nashville and included Merchants, The Patterson House, The Catbird Seat, Bastion, Pinewood Social, the Downtown Sporting Club and Henrietta Red. The New Zealand Herald featured an article about spending cocktail hour at Pinewood Social. StyleBlueprint included hanging out at The Band Box in its list of 10 things to do in Nashville before summer ends.   

Hoodline included Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] in its roundup of five spots for seafood in Nashville. 

Allen Printing Company [Steve Curnutte] and Novatech [Darren Metz] were listed as sponsors of the Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari in Clarksville Online.

The Nashville Post reported on the sale of a Wedgewood-Houston property to be included in a large-scale mixed-use development, for which Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] is handling the master planning. Construction Equipment Guide featured Kenect Nashville – the city’s second largest apartment building – noting Smith Gee Studio serves as the architect of record.

Sherry Deutschmann [LetterLogic, Inc.] was quoted in a Forbes article about the direct relationship between a positive company culture and the company’s bottom line.  

The Rutherford Source mentioned Absolute Wireless [Robert Hartline] as a sponsor of the Boro Hot Air Balloon Festival. 

AdventureWorks [Jennifer Halverson] is remaining open this summer despite some attractions at Fontanel being temporarily closed for redevelopment, as reported by the Nashville Business Journal, WSMV and the Nashville Post

Strategic Alliance Partner News:

First Tennessee Bank was mentioned as a sponsor of the eighth annual Raise the Roof fundraiser in the Franklin Home Page. Williamson Herald, Country Aircheck and Murfreesboro Voice featured the appointment of Senior Vice President Jarrod Grubb to its music industry banking team. Stephen Russell was named senior vice president and head of Trust & Estate Administration, as reported in the Nashville Business Journal print edition.   


Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

Matt White

Culture Index

Culture Index, a strategic advisory firm, works exclusively with Visionary Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Business Executives to help them scale their business by using human analytics as a leading indicator of P&L Performance. Using 7-work related traits, we help our clients drive the following measurable outcomes: 

* Top & bottom-line growth 

* Sustainable scalability – “Right people right seats” 

* Reduce turnover and increased employee engagement

* Hiring and onboarding 


The Culture Index 3-Step Program:

Strategic – We work with the Chief Executive to assess their current and long-term goals; while understanding if they have the right talent to exceed those goals.

Knowledge Transfer Workshop – A 2-day interactive workshop designed for those leading, directing, and managing people. We focus on how to get more ROI and increased engagement out of your existing team, while ensuring your new hires are exactly what you need.

Tactical – Our proven position analysis process (Culture Job | C-Job) determines what “ideal” looks like for a given role in your company. Our C-Filter Software stack ranks your applicants with a % match to your open job roles to ensure success.

Complimentary Demo

As a part of our process, we provide CEOs and business owners a free demonstration of our program, followed by a 90-minute call or in-person meeting to diagnose your human capital.

Culture Index Forum Topics:

1. What, and who, is holding you back from hitting your top and bottom line goals

2. Candid truth about your top performers, the people struggling, and what to do about it

3. How to generate more ROI from your human capital 

For a complimentary demo or to schedule a forum visit, please contact Matt White at mwhite@cultureindex.com or call his direct line 205-908-9553. 


Other Upcoming Events

We have 2 partner sponsored events coming up in September:

Friday with Baker - Happy Hour                                                                                           

September 13, 2019, 4:00pm-6:00pm, ML Rose Capitol View, 431 11th Avenue North  

Hope you can join your fellow EO members for a Happy Hour hosted by Strategic Alliance Partner Baker Donelson. REGISTER HERE.


Continuum Planning Partners invites you to Defend Your Turf                                        

September 19, 2019, 8:00am-9:30am, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 41 Peabody

8,000 jobs are coming to Nashville in the next seven years. As these national giants move in with more resources and bigger budgets, learn how to defend your market share and align your team to push toward your strategic goals, using accountability and execution as a part of your company culture.

In this workshop, lead by Jennifer Faught with Petra Coach, you’ll walk away with at least 3 things you can take action on now to defend your turf.  REGISTER NOW.