EO Nashville Member News – December 11

December 11, 2020


Virtual Happy Hour/Wine Tasting

December 18, 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Kick off the holiday season by joining your fellow EO members for this virtual wine tasting event + enjoy a few fun ways to connect!  

Please be on the lookout for a package that will be delivered next week!

Rob Lime: Why Salespeople Fail

January 21, 2021, 7:30am-11:15am, JW Marriott

Join Rob Lime to learn the myriad of reasons salespeople (and sales organizations) fail more than they succeed, and what you can do about it immediately. This session will place special emphasis on the application of  solutions in a virtual environment.

CLICK HERE for the virtual option. MORE INFO

Chester Santos: International Man of Memory

February 9, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Chester Santos has left an impression on all corners of the earth. With his unique ability to not only demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, but also to educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert and  has helped millions of people around the world realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind. REGISTER NOW

New Bi-Weekly Series


Our new bi-weekly event, EO Exchange, begins in January!   
These events are designed so the experts start the conversation, but we highly encourage members to exchange ideas and experiences throughout the event in order to connect and learn from each other.

Here is more info on our first two events:

PPP Forgiveness + Tax Implications
January 8, 2021


Join Kevin Roddey of Pinnacle Financial Partners and Sasan Zamani of Frazier & Deeter to talk through the very latest in the world of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program), and the tax implications you can expect from this loan.


Pandemic, Pandemonium, and Payoff
January 22, 2021

Join Jim Cumbee of Tennessee Valley Group to learn how a roaring stock market, ridiculously low interest rates, and a new vaccine might affect the sellability of your business over the next 18 months.


EO Moderator Series

EO Moderator Series
Session 1 – Forum by Design

December 14, 2020

Lee Prosenjak and Anthony Dimarco will guide Moderators through a full year journey, anchored by four, 3-hour interactive sessions with theory, practical applications, tools, breakout groups, and a Q&A session.

This first session is dedicated to Forum by Design... thinking specifically about your current Forum practices and beliefs in conversation with peer moderators, Forum experts and trainers. Time will be spent on leveraging great tools, practices, and ideas to make your moderator year valuable, plus sharing of 10,000 feet strategies, themes, and focus for a healthy, high value and rewarding Forum and moderator experience.


CLICK HERE for more information on the series. 

Office Hours by Global Forum Committee available as well.

Dev Digital

The best kept secret in Nashville, Tennessee, DevDigital is going viral during unprecedented times and assisting you with virtual success and upward growth.

DevDigital is one of Tennessee’s few Google Cloud Partners and a leading national software development firm. We are a transformative provider that specializes in Custom Development, Enterprise Applications, Mobile Apps, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Award-Winning Website Design and Web Hosting.

DevDigital has been on the cutting edge of providing software and web development solutions for over 12 years. With a team of over 140+ programmers and support staff, DevDigital has established lasting relationships while successfully delivering over 2,000+ projects and more than 1.4 million hours of coding. Most importantly, DevDigital is a debt-free company, which means that we are 100% focused on our clients and not the next transaction.

What makes Dev unique compared to our competitors?

Our goal is to fully flesh out the decisions we need to make and the questions that need to be answered in the Strategy and Design Product Road Mapping Solution of our process. Much like building a house requires a blueprint, programming requires a blueprint to deliver upon desired success. This blueprint allows us to remove the risk and uncertainty for you as you go through this process. Additionally, DevDigital will work on existing platforms after doing our code review. We have proven time and time again that this is the best approach in building new or on to existing solutions. We have been working with entrepreneurs to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace for years. When you establish a trust relationship with our team, you become a friend, and not just another client. Our approach is always relational versus transactional, and that sets us apart and aligns with our mission of success. It is all about the relationship business! Reach out to any of our experienced professionals at www.devdigital.com.

Dev Digital Forum Topics:

There is blood in the streets… NOW WHAT? Now is the best time to 
invest in your business!

SEO is the CEO of your website

“THERE SHOULD BE AN APP FOR THAT!”: How to tell if investing in app development is the right way to spend your money

Ask Peter: a discussion with DevDigital CEO and founder Peter Marcum (this is a longer session to be held at DevDigital at an event we host)

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

David Ross
(615) 456-4406

Kimberly Smith
(615) 904-4785

Stephen Davis
(615) 417-5432

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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about S&P 500 valuation, DoorDash, Amdocs, Airbnb, S&P 500 sector core earnings, S&P 500 sector ROIC and S&P 500 sector FCF yields for Forbes. He also penned articles for Seeking Alpha

Inc. published a column by Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] about how to master the art of virtual communication.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal featured a profile on each of its 2020 Most Admired CEOs, including:

GlobeSt.com named Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] as a commercial real estate marketing influencer. 

In the News

EO Nashville and two of our members – Ken Thomas [Archangel Protective Services] and David Hornsby [Executive Travel and Parking] – were featured in a Nashville Business Journal cover story about the Paycheck Protection Program. (Thanks to all the EO members who participated in the survey that made this story possible!)

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted by Business InsiderCBS News, Dealbreaker, Forbes, Fox Business, MarketWatch, PYMNTS.com and Yahoo! Finance about DoorDash’s IPO. He appeared on BNN Bloomberg, Fox Business, TD Ameritrade Network and Yahoo! Finance to provide insight into the Airbnb and DoorDash IPO hype. 

The Tennessean featured Standard Candy Company’s [Laurie Spradley] Goo Goo Cluster in it’s guide of locally made foods to try this holiday season. 

Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] released more details about its stadium, including information about loge boxes and private suites, the Nashville Business Journal, Nashville Post and Tennessean reported. 

Travel Awaits featured Von Elrod’s [Austin Ray] as one of Nashville’s best restaurants for outdoor dining. 

The Times-News reported that Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] presented Rogersville, Tenn., city leaders with a proposed layout for a new city complex that it is designing.

Strategic Hospitality’s [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurant Merchants and catering company The Party Line were featured in Eater Nashville for their special Christmas offerings. 

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] will handle the design of an apartment building planned for the Hillsboro-West End district, according to the Nashville Post

Showing Up With Asher Gottesman featured Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] on an episode, where he spoke about the mask-free leadership movement. 

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] was quoted in Forbes about how to make the most of customer testimonials. 

The COO of Trinisys [David Box] was a panelist on The Leadership Panel, an event by the Women in Technology of Tennessee, according to the Nashville Post

The Lebanon Democrat mentioned Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Hyundai [Winstead Bone IV] as a major sponsor of Taste of Wilson County. 

Vitality Living [Blanding Beatty] opened a new location in Madison, Georgia, according to McKnight's Senior Living

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank Middle Tennessee Region President Carol Yochem was featured in the Nashville Business Journal as one of the 2020 Most Admired CEOs. Williamson Source announced that First Horizon Bank was named the Best Bank of the Year and Asset Management Firm of the Year at the inaugural U.S. Captive Awards.