EO Member News - August 9

August 9, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Nash Dash                                         

September 17, 2019, 2:00pm, Race starts at Walk of Fame Park

An EO version of the Amazing Race is about to hit LoBro! House Teams will compete in a 2-hour race around the heart of Music City competing in a series of Nashville themed challenges similar to those seen on the hit television show, The Amazing Race.  

We will also host a celebratory after party from 4pm-6pm….location revealed when your team solves the last clue.  
Your Nash Dash registration automatically registers you for the After Party (no separate registration necessary). This event is limited 100 participants.  Teams will be randomly assigned according to your EO House. Be sure to REGISTER NOW.

Unable to participate in the Nash Dash?  Then join us for the after party to celebrate the winners and console the losers! You can REGISTER HERE for JUST the after party! 

2. Beat the August Heat with 2 Special Movie Screenings!

Animal Crackers                                                                                                       

August 18, 2019- 2:00pm-4:30pm- AMC Thoroughbred 20, 633 Frazier Dr, Franklin

Written and directed by Franklin resident Scott Christian Sava, this movie features a family who must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle. Not only will we be some of the first to see the movie, Scott will share the inside scoop on writing and directing a feature animated film…plus behind-the-scenes footage and other movie details. Popcorn and soft drinks on EO!  CLICK HERE to register your family for a fun afternoon!

3. 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 hear the story of a real American hero from 9/11, Welles Crowther. Matthew will also explain how EO provided him with the skills and best practices to pivot from entrepreneur to award-winning filmmaker. REGISTER HERE.

4. Spousal/Life Partner Event with Kelly Clements                                                       

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.              


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote an article for Employee Benefit Adviser on why brokers should focus on hiring, instead of benefits, when pitching to clients. He offered his thoughts to HR Technologist on what to look for in an HR compliance solution. 

Liza Graves [StyleBlueprint] penned an article for StyleBlueprint on five new East Nashville hotels that locals will love.

David Trainer [New Constructs, LLC] wrote a piece for Forbes discussing competition between streaming sites. 


BerniePortal [Alex Tolbert] was shortlisted for the SaaS Awards in the Best SaaS Product for Small Business/SMBs category. BernieForms was also named a finalist in the HRO Today Association Awards in the Innovation in Human Resources/HR Technology category. 

Lovell Communications [Rosemary Plorin] and the Bradford Group [Jeff Bradford] were listed as #4 and #8, respectively, on the Nashville Business Journal’s list of largest public relations firms in Nashville. 

The Bradford Group [Jeff Bradford] was recently named #3 in the National Law Journal’s Best of the Midwest 'Crisis Management Firm' category. 

In the News:

The Tennessee Tribune announced the opening of Advance Financial’s [Michael Hodges] 105th location in Brownsville. Tina Hodges, chief executive officer of Advance Financial was mentioned in Tennessee Tribune as an honorary chair of the NAACP’s 100th Anniversary awards banquet. 

Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for hosting an opening gathering for Project Healthcare Portfolio’s 2019 cohort. The Entrepreneur Center was listed as a “Stellar Co-Op Office and Shared Space in the City” by Upscale Living Magazine.

DSi [Tom Turner] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article for being acquired by legal services company Legality in 2017, who has just acquired Dallas-based e-discovery provider and technology firm iControlESI.  

Several local businesses are benefiting from increased local tourism, including Project 615 [Derek Evans], as reported by Fox 17.  

Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] is handling the architecture for East Nashville’s Metro Motel renovation according to the Nashville Post. Pfeffer Torode Architecture was also mentioned in the Nashville Post as the enlisted design group for Stadium Inn’s overhaul. 

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] will handle the design for a new four-story shopping and housing project arriving in East Nashville, in addition to the redevelopment of the large low-income Riverchase Apartment complex in the nearby McFerrin Park neighborhood, according to the Tennessean. The Nashville Post mentioned the company as the designer for a residential project at 810 Jefferson St. on the footprint of a former Church’s Chicken in Buena Vista. 

Henrietta Red’s [Max & Benjamin Goldberg] head chef Julia Sullivan is launching a catering company according to Food and Wine. Bastion was mentioned by Fox 17 as a Nashville restaurant benefiting from the tourism boom. Roberto Ramos hit a two-run homer at the Nashville Sounds game into The Band Box to even the game against the Albuquerque Isotopes, according to Clarksville Online. The Catbird Seat was mentioned in Upscale Living Magazine as a high-class venue for hosting chic events.

Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications] and Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] were included in a Nashville Business Journal roundup of local public relations and advertising professional’s opinions on the Nashville cherry tree controversy.

Tim McMullen [Redpepper], Mark Scrivner [SnapShot Interactive], Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications] and Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] were included in a Nashville Business Journal roundup asking local public relations and advertising professionals their take on pitching a new transit campaign.

Community Hospitality, LLC [James Lewis] restaurant Josephine was mentioned in an Upscale Living Magazine article about what to do in Nashville. 

Good Wood [Dave Puncochar] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about a new commercial center arriving in East Nashville. 

The Blue Testament published a pre-game analysis about an upcoming match between the Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] and the Swope Park Rangers. 

John Rowley [CounterPoint Messaging] was quoted in a Fox 17 story regarding upcoming voting for Nashville Metro teacher budget increases. 

New Constructs, LLC [David Trainer] provided images for a Seeking Alpha article about Eaton Vance stock, another Seeking Alpha article detailing Shake Shack’s rising stocks and a third Seeking Alpha article on Marine Products Corporation stock. 

Strategic Alliance Partner News:

First Tennessee Bank announced the expansion of its Music Industry Group with the appointment of Jarrod Grubb to senior vice president of the company’s music industry banking group, as reported by the Nashville Post, Nashville Business Journal, Music Row and Country Music Bistro. The Nashville Business Journal published the news that Rachel Wilson was promoted to Financial Center Manager at First Tennessee Bank.




EO Member Spotlight

Scott Scovill

Moo TV, CenterStaging LA & NY,

Moo Creative, The Steel Mill

Ever since touring with U2 at age 19 Scott has had a passion for the music business. That passion has culminated in four industry leading national music industry companies with offices in Nashville, LA, and New York. He spends most of the year dividing his time between the companies as well as sitting on the board for the CMA and a charity called “The Store”.  

For fun Scott has diverse interests. A world traveler, he is working on checking off country #59. Scott recently Executive Produced two movies including one starring Jennifer Garner. He has signed a book deal and is writing his first book and has just completed a tour of Norway supporting his first album. Stand by for a Christmas album coming in late October. 

Best business book you’ve ever read?

The E Myth

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

Don’t try to do it all yourself. Delegate and trust people. When I started down that path things started really taking off for me. 

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

A drink or two with a friend in my neighborhood. 

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

Moveable Feast

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

Maybe not a surprise anymore, but I am lead vocalist in a Norwegian band. I tour Norway every summer, and I have music out under my name. 

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

I just completed a 40 day tour in Norway with the band. I will be back in October for some shows including being Brad Paisley’s opening act at the big arena in Oslo. 


Other Upcoming Events

Moderator Training - last chance for 2019!                                                                         

August 14, 2019, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

We have scheduled one final moderator training session for 2019. If you are an incoming moderator and have not been trained, please REGISTER NOW.

Behind The Scene - Imogene + Willie                                                                        

September 4, 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm, 2601 12th Ave 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. Space is limited, so REGISTER TODAY.