EO Nashville Member News – August 21

August 21, 2020


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

EO Think Tank- How to Navigate the 34% Davidson County Property Tax Increase

August 27, 2020, 7:30am-9:00am, Nashville EC

Join your fellow EO members to discuss the Davidson County property tax hike. This event is limited to 12 members, so REGISTER TODAY to reserve a spot! REGISTER

Eric Maddox- Winning Through Empathy Based Listening

September 16, 2020, 5:00pm-8:00pm, LIVE @ The Listening Room or Virtual

Join Eric Maddox for applicable business and interpersonal takeaways as he recounts the events that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein. This event is being offered in person or virtually. CLICK HERE to register for the LIVE event. CLICK HERE to attend virtually.  



EO Member Referrals

Do you know someone who would make a great EO Nashville member? We have two EO membership events coming up on September 17th and September 22nd and we need your referrals! CLICK HERE to recommend someone for consideration and we will take it from there!

Catalyst Class 10 is off and running!

We are excited to announce that Catalyst 10 kicked off this week with 
31 new members:

Cameron Bailey- Empire Homes

Brandon Bates- Bates Outdoor Living

Teri Carden- ReviewMyAMS

Frank Cardenas- FEDlogic

Phil Cobucci- BAM! Social Business

LeAnne Constantine- Constantine Turner Real Estate

Patrick Craddock- The Craftsman's Apron

John Dyke- The Turnip Truck Natural Market

Beth Eaton- Race Ahead Promotions

Jim Falletti- Mower Genius LLC / Lawn Mower Club

Elam Freeman- Ojas Partners

Mark Galup- Reel Audiobooks LLC

Monchiere' Holmes-Jones- Mojo Marketing PR LLC

Blake Johnston- OutboundView

Kelly Koeppelk- 2forma, Inc

Brian Krause- Brevity dba Rohava

Libby Krause- Brevity dba Rohava

Timothy McCleskey JR- FEDUP-Financially Educated 

Watson McCollister- Senturian Senior Housing Brokerage

Laura McCoy- McCoy Design

Luke McElroy- Orange Thread LIVE

Danielle McGee- Black Business Boom

Tina McGill- MMAS CPA

Scott McIntosh- DigitalTreehouse

Shawn Miller- MMAS CPA

Hall Simmons- Southern Acre

Mike Smith- Conjure, LLC

Nancy Stabell- Wood Stabell Law Group

Chris Vantrease- BJ's Clean Sweep

Michael Ward- Landscape Innovations, LLC

Karen Williams- MinTech Agency




Adams Kegan is a comprehensive HR, payroll and benefits partner with clients in all 50 states and offices in Nashville, Memphis, Dallas and Atlanta. With over 30 years of industry experience, AK develops and delivers customized PEO and non-PEO solutions to entrepreneurs throughout the country. AK’s HR services, payroll/tax administration and benefits management remove many of the administrative and compliance burdens associated with a growing company and enable entrepreneurs to focus on what matters most: growing their business.

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

Brian Evans
(615) 809-8854

Adams Keegan Forum Topics:

Assessing cost and find leaks in HR operations: How much should HR really cost?

The laws of benefits: What you can and cannot do regarding employee benefits.

All things PPP and Covid: Navigating your business and employees through this difficult time.



Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Intel Corporation and Tesla for Forbes. He also penned articles for Seeking Alpha.

Inc. published a column by Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] with six tips for writing compelling thought leadership articles. He also penned a column for Forbes about how to create a company anniversary people will love.

Awards & Recognition

In addition to the companies mentioned last week, Inc. included MediCopy Services [Elliott Holt], ranked 3,295, and All-American Pest Control [Erin Richardson], ranked 4,906, on its 2020 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

In the News

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in InvestorPlace and Yahoo! Finance about Tesla stock. He was also quoted in the Wall Street Journal about company write-downs during the third quarter. Peoria Public Radio featured his thoughts on Caterpiller’s relationship with China. Trainer was also quoted about trend movement in a WTOP News article explaining earnings per share. 

Courthouse News quoted John Rowley [CounterPoint Messaging] about the virtual aspect of the Democratic National Convention.

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

MLS Soccer: 

Nashville Post: 

SB Nation: 


The Tennessean also reported that some Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] supporters are relieved fans won’t be allowed at soccer matches and quoted Newton Dominey [The Crag], who serves as president of The Roadies, the club’s supporter group. 

Pennington Distillery’s [Jeff Pennington] Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey was listed in an Uproxx article about Tennessee whiskeys that every bourbon lover needs to know. 

In an interview with VENTS Magazine, Artist Victoria Anthony discussed working with ST8MNT [Josh and Bethany Newman] on her recent music video. 

The Nashville Post mentioned that The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] brokered the sale of Murfreesboro’s Tremont Apartments. 

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] gave away backpacks loaded with school supplies to students, according to Clarksville Now and the Tennessee Tribune. The Tennessee Tribune mentioned Advance Financial as a major sponsor of the Lighting the Path for Girls and the Jewels programs by the Nashville chapter of Les Gemmes. 

Zander Insurance [Shervin Eftekhari] has partnered with Life Lessons to award more than $65,000 in scholarships to 10 students who have lost a parent or guardian and have little or no life insurance, as reported by the Nashville Post

Authority Magazine interviewed Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] about his journey through addiction and how it shaped his entrepreneurship. 

StyleBlueprint reported that Judith Bright [Judith Bright] has opened a new location inside The Factory at Franklin. 

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] is a member of the You Have the Power board of directors, according to the Nashville Post.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank is offering on-demand financial wellness programs in an effort to support businesses and employees during the economic downturn, according to FranklinIs and the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. Middle Tennessee Region President Carol Yochem was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2020 Power Leaders in Finance list.