EO Nashville Member News — August 6

August 6, 2021


EO Exchange - Social Media - Branding, Storytelling and Tech Tips

August 13, 2021, 9:00 am-10:00 am, Zoom

Join us for this Exchange event to learn about 3 different areas of Social Media:
1.  Branding- what channels should you consider?
2. Storytelling- content is king.  The channel doesn't matter if your message isn't right.
3. The Technical Side- what does social media do for your overall online presence, google rankings, etc?These events also offer time to connect with other members and partners in a smaller group setting! REGISTER

 EO Nashville Family Reunion

 August 22, 2021, 4:00pm-7:00pm, First Horizon Park

Bring your family for a fun-filled afternoon and supper at the First Horizon Park. We will enjoy all-access to the field, Band Box, mini- golf and lots of activities, including batting practice, running of the bases, family races, tug-of-war....PLUS face painting, balloon animals, photo booth and more! REGISTER

EO Exchange — Navigating Employee Vaccination Issues

August 18, 2021 9:00 am-10:00 am

Mark your calendars for this annual EO Nashville favorite!  We will be updating you soon with further details on location, restaurants, etc. REGISTER

Catalyst Classes for EO Members

EO members will be offered the ability to attend Catalyst classes this year- virtually via zoom. This means you can attend any or all of the classes that interest you virtually, FREE OF CHARGE. We are reserving the in-person spots for paying Catalyst 

Classes begin promptly at 1:30p.m. and the lecture portion will end at around 3:15p.m. Small groups will then go from around 3:15p.m.-4p.m.. They will then reconvene and wrap up around 4:30p.m.

Here is the 2021-2022 Class Schedule:

August 18th, 2021 - A New Attitude
September 1st, 2021 - Framing the Future
September 15th, 2021 - Smart Design
September 29th, 2021 - Who's on the Bus?
October 6th, 2021 - Advisors, Boards & Stakeholders
October 20th, 2021 - Working ON the Business
November 10th, 2021 - Your Vital Signs
December 8th, 2021 - Creating Scale
December 15th, 2021 - The Funnel of Fortune
January 5th, 2022 - Thinking Like a CEO
January 19th, 2022 - Money Matters
February 2nd, 2022 - What's Next?
February 9th, 2022 (alternate date if needed)

We are offering two options for participation. 
Please REGISTER HERE and indicate your preference!

More Upcoming Events

We have SO many great events already planned for this year!  
Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for these....or just go ahead and REGISTER!

Jesse Cole- Find Your Yellow Tux
September 17, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saint Elle, 1420 3rd Avenue South


EO Moveable Feast
October 6, 2021
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
More details to come soon...


EO Holiday Party
December 4, 2021

7:00 pm - 11:00pm
Tennessee State Museum





Tennessee’s largest bank, First Horizon is also one of the country’s most-awarded banks. Among its national accolades are:

Greenwich “Best Brands Award for Small Business Banking”

Greenwich “Excellence Award for Wealth Management and Personal Investment Services”

JD Powers Retail Banking Study, No. 4 in South Central Region In Middle Tennessee,

First Horizon was named:

“Best Financial Institution” in The Tennessean’s Toast of Music City Awards

"Best Bank in Nashville” by Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden

In addition to being a great place to do business, First Horizon is also a great place to work. It has been named:

“Best Bank to Work” For by American Banker

“Top Workplace” by The Tennessean

“Best Company for Multicultural Women” by Working Mother magazine

“Best Company for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine

“Best Place to Work in Financial Services” by Fortune magazine

No. 27 Among “America’s 500 Best Employers” by Forbes magazine

Behind all of this recognition stands a bank that takes the time to get to know its business customers, is committed to helping them succeed and has the depth of resources to make good on this promise.

First Horizon Forum Topics:

• Economic update/forecast 
• Leveraging techonology to run your business more efficiently and profitability 
• Beyond PPP: What role the SBA can play in your business?

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

David Jones
(629) 208-2019

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Articles & Columns

Jeff Bradford [Dalton Agency] wrote a column for Forbes about how to write a marketing plan.

Gail Peace [Ludi] wrote a column for the Tennessean about why the tech world should talk less about gender differences and more about talent.

The Tennessean published an article by JJ Rosen [Atiba] about the Apple and Google app stores and the “effective duopoly.”

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about H&R Block’s cash flow for Forbes.

Awards & Recognition

Allen Baler [4Patriots] and the co-founder and COO of 4Patriots were winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Award for the Southeast region, according to Metro Atlanta CEO.

Falon Veit Scott [Evolution Event Solutions] was named a 2021 Planner of the Year by Smart Meetings.

In the News

Tools of Men published a review of Beast Brands [John Cascarano].

The Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post reported that an investor group led by Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] has acquired a Dickerson Pike property that will be reinvented into a boutique hotel.

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] is designing the future buildings for a complex in Germantown, according to the Nashville Post.

Williamson Source interviewed the director of sales and marketing for Caregivers by WholeCare [Elizabeth Moss] for its morning show.

The Nashville Post reported that Mobile Mentor [Denis O’Shea] has added a sales manager in the Nashville office.

Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] will handle the design of a boutique hotel planned for Dickerson Pike, according to the Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post. A home designed by Pfeffer Torode Architecture was featured in House Beautiful.

The Nashville Post reported that Atiba [JJ Rosen] is a presenting sponsor of the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in Business Insider and appeared on Fox Business to speak about Robinhood’s IPO. He also appeared on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio to preview Alibaba’s earnings. Insight from Trainer about Didi’s IPO was included in Naked Capitalism.

The Memphis Business Journal quoted David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] in an article about the new CEO of Epicenter, an organization that supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Mid-South. Advice from a wealth strategist at Waddell & Associates was included in The Business Journals’ seven essential questions every CFO should ask about their company’s health care plan.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank has been named the official bank of Fifth + Broadway, as reported by the Memphis Business Journal, the Nashville Business Journal and the Nashville Post.