EO Nashville Member News – August 14

August 14, 2020


EO at the Drive-In! LAST CHANCE to register!

August 16, 2020, 5:45pm-8:30p, The Field at Franklin

EO will host the ultimate social distancing event with a venue all to ourselves.  Bring your family to a private viewing of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Cars will be spaced 10 feet apart for safety!  Dinner and snacks will also be provided!  This is the LAST CHANCE to register! REGISTER HERE

EO Community Groups

We have created 7 new community groups based on home zip codes. These have been formed to connect members on a smaller scale for fellowship, safety and connection. We have successfully hosted 5 events and we have 2 more to go - Green Hills (August 18th) and West Nashville (August  26)! Please email karen@eonashville.com if you have not received an invitation for your group.

Belmont Executive Learning Series with Daniel Lemin

August 25, 2020, 7:30am-9:00am, Virtual

Register for this virtual event with Daniel Lemin on "Talk Triggers".  Daniel will discuss strategies that can be put to use immediately to improve crucial customer conversations.  Only 5 spots remain, so REGISTER TODAY! REGISTER HERE


Eric Maddox

Winning Through Empathy Based Learning
September 16th, 2020


In 2003, Staff Sergeant and interrogator, Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location and capture of Saddam Hussein using his Empathy Based Listening technique.  
Empathy Based Listening is one of the most powerful tools you will discover for business communication, when applied it will lead to deeper trust, understanding and connections in your conversations. 

Eric will recount the spell-binding events that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein.  He effortlessly weaves in applicable business and interpersonal takeaways, while leaving the audience on the edge of their seats with his narrative.  

We will offer this as a hybrid event- both in person and virtually!  




Forum News


Check out this video on how to take Virtual Forum Meetings to the NEXT LEVEL!




Pinnacle Financial will be hosting a webinar on Friday, August 21st at 9:00am to cover additional details on the PPP Loan Forgiveness application process. 

Learn everything you need to know  before you apply, including the numbers you'll need, the calculations to get them and the documents you have to provide.  

CLICK HERE to register!



Articles & Columns

BOSS Magazine published a column by Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] about the key to a rapid rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Caterpillar and Fiserv, Rocket Companies, JPMorgan, Phillips 66 and Cisco Systems for Forbes. He also penned articles for Seeking Alpha.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal announced its 2020 Power Leaders in Finance, which included Dell Crosslin, John Crosslin and Justin Crosslin of Crosslin. The list also named an employee at Shore Capital Partners [Michael Burcham] to its list of Ones to Watch.

Inc. announced the 2020 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, which included:

  • Evolution Event Solutions [Falon Scott] ranked 965
  • Preventia Security [Aaron Whitaker] ranked 1,914
  • Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] ranked 2,435
  • ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage] ranked 3,101
  • REN Dermatology & Laser Center [Jennifer Lee] ranked 3,322
  • Mosaic Consulting Group [Vicki Hill] ranked 3,624
  • Frontgate Technology Solutions [Boris Jordanov] ranked 4,582
  • All-American Pest Control [Erin Richardson] ranked 4,907

In the News

DWC Construction Company [John Arndt] is handling the build-out of a management office at Nashville City Center, according to the Nashville Post.

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] appeared on BizOn and Liquid Lunch TV to speak about the mask-free movement.

Fox 17 quoted Matthew Charette [MDC Group] in an article about three things other cities are doing to help small businesses survive that cost taxpayers nothing.

Cullen Douglass [Douglass Financial Services] has been named vice president of the board of directors for the nonprofit Family & Children’s Service, as reported by the Nashville Post.

Brigitte Edwards [Orangetheory Fitness] told NewsChannel5 that she has encouraged other small business owners to apply for federal COVID aid.

The New York Times featured Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] in an article about restaurant reopenings across the country and how the group is doing what they can to operate and keep people safe, quoting Benjamin and featuring several photos from Pinewood Social. The story was picked up by Finance and Commerce, the Kansas City Business Journal, the Orlando Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune, Boston.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal and the Chicago Business Journal.

Angela Proffitt [Angela Proffitt] gave her advice on team building and virtual retreats during the pandemic in StyleBlueprint.

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



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The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Evolution Event Solutions [Falon Scott] for being named to the Inc. 5000 rankings. 

Standard Candy Company [Laurie Spradley] has reintroduced its Goo Goo Christie Cookie alongside Christie Cookie Co., according to the Nashville Post.