EO Nashville Member News - February 1

February 1, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week  

1. Family Feud - EO Style!
February 16, 2019, 7:00pm-11:00pm, Ole Red, 300 Broadway
Only 2 weeks away!

Let’s step back to the 80s and your TV set – whether it had bunny ears or a slide cable box! And, what better way to celebrate and build house camaraderie than with the classic television game show Family Feud – LIVE with EO Houses competing! Questions will be EO Nashville tailored ranging from informative to frivolous, serious, funny or anywhere in between! We will even transition from Family Feud to MTV with tunes from the 80's! 

You won't want to miss this LIVE game show complete with show set center podiums, buzzers and SURVEY SAYS game board. So dress the part, grab your favorite date and join us to celebrate the 80s!

2.  3rd Annual EO Day on the Hill
February 19, 2019

Our 3rd Annual Day on the Hill event is quickly approaching on February 19th. We are beginning to set up appointments with our legislators, but we still need a few members to sign up to attend these appointments. If interested, you should be prepared to commit to the entire afternoon. 

There will also be a cocktail party folliowing our Day on the Hill from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Musician’s Hall of Fame. You must register for each of these events separately.  

Please consider volunteering for this incredible community event! We are super excited to have the opportunity to continue to make EO Nashville’s presence known.  

CLICK HERE to participate in the Day on the Hill visits (entire afternoon of the 19th)

CLICK HERE to register for the Day on the Hill Cocktail Reception (5:30pm-8:00pm on the 19th)

3.  Learning from Legends - Rob McCabe, Ron Samuels and Terry Turner of Pinnacle Financial
March 7, 2019, Pinnacle Learning Center, 150 3rd Avenue S, Nashville, TN.  37201

Hope you can join us for lunch to hear three local banking giants who have used their incredible insights, talents and values to create Pinnacle Financial. How did they do it? What do these three have in common? How do they use their differences to strengthen rather than divide their teams? And where do they see their bank, this economy and the future of the region going? Join the chapter on March 7th at the Pinnacle Financial Learning Center to learn more from these three iconic banking and community legends.



EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned a column in BenefitsPro offering three growth strategies for brokers and agency owners to implement in 2019. He also wrote a column in HR Technologist suggesting three questions to ask when reviewing 1095-C technology.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote an article on the power of meditation for business owners in SmallBizDaily. He also contributed a piece for Forbes on three tips for achieving your goals in 2019.

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] wrote an article for Forbes that discusses why writing is an important business skill and offers tips for writing well.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Tammy Hawes [Virsys12] was honored as a 2019 Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine.

In the News:

Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] was quoted in TechTarget about the company’s recent survey of HR employees. BerniePortal was also mentioned in BenefitsPro for its integration with Indeed.

The Nashville Post shared images from the launch of a podcast for local small business owners that was hosted at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite].

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] was included in a StyleBlueprint article about three great new restaurants in Nashville. The Nashville Scene featured a guide to the city’s spice map, which included a dish from The Green Pheasant.

Historic refurbished churches are becoming new homes for businesses, including SnapShot Interactive [Mark Scrivner], as mentioned in News Channel 5.

Eater Nashville listed 14 places to watch this weekend’s big game, including Smokin Thighs [Matthew Carney] and Beyond the Edge [Matthew Charette].

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] and Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were listed in Pride Publishing Group as table hosts at Conversations with Oz, a fundraiser benefiting Oz Arts Nashville. The event’s chef is a member of the Strategic Hospitality team.

Pride Publishing Group recapped Bone McAllester Norton’s [Charles Robert Bone] annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast and included an album of photos.

The Nashville Business Journal and the Nashville Post mentioned that a group including Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] has listed a 12South building for sale.

506 Lofts [Micah Lanter] was featured in a Tennessean story about Nashville’s growing hotel scene.

The Nashville Post reported that Southwestern Consulting [Amanda Vaden and Rory Vaden] named a new senior partner.

Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Nashville Post as the general contractor for the future Davidson County Sheriff’s Office building.

A.Ray Hospitality [Austin Ray] restaurants M.L. Rose and Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen were included in a StyleBlueprint article about the best places to watch the big game in Nashville.

The Nashville Post featured the International Association of Business Communicators Nashville chapter’s 2019 board of directors, which includes a Concept Technology [James Fields] employee.

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] was mentioned in the Nashville Post as the architect for Germantown’s ex-Neuhoff Packing Co. property, which was recently purchased by an Atlanta-based real estate investment and development company. The company was also mentioned in the Nashville Post as part of the team planning a set of high-rise structures in the Cummins Station area.

The beverage director of Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] was quoted in an Economic Times article offering tips for setting up your own bar at home. Bloomberg gave tips for stocking your home bar and quoted the Patterson House’s head bartender and Strategic Hospitality’s beverage director. A vacation to Nashville and dinner at the Catbird Seat were included in an auction at the Naples wine fest, according to the Naples Daily News. Sounds Like Nashville included Henrietta Red on a list of local romantic restaurants.

A new Charlotte Avenue property has been listed for sale and is expected to be similar to the building housing Novatech [Darren Metz], as reported by the Nashville Post.

The Nashville Business Journal featured an article written by the COO of Hytch [Robert Hartline] offering tips to reduce traffic and increase economic growth in Nashville.

Venturebeat reported that 65 percent of Salesforce Ventures’ enterprise software company investments were outside of Silicon Valley and included Virsys12 [Tammy Hawes].

The Tennessean interviewed Derek Evans [Project 615] as the company plans to open a 1,000-square-foot retail shop in the Nashville airport.


EO Strategic Alliance 

Partner Spotlight


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  • Entrepreneurial Operating System® - Run your business on a complete, proven system with simple, practical tools.
  • StratOp - Create an actionable strategic operating plan your team will buy into & execute
  • People Strategy - Optimize the return on your most valuable asset – your people
  • Team Health - Improve team health & effectiveness.
  • Leadership Coaching - Grow as a leader through greater self-awareness and coaching.
  • LifePlan - Discover the long-term plan for your life

The Navigate the Journey team has extensive experience in starting, growing and leading entrepreneurial organizations. We specialize in helping the owners & leadership teams of companies between 10 to 250 employees, who are not content with the status quo, are growth-minded, are willing to be open & honest and are willing to take the action necessary to take their business to the next level.


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

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Navigate the Journey Forum Topics

  • Gain Traction in Your Business Now: The root cause of not getting what you want from your business can be traced back to weakness in one of the Six Key Components™ in the EOS Model™ namely Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process & Traction. We will unpack how to strengthen the components your Forum is most interested in with real life examples and simple, practical tools that can be immediately implemented in your business.  
  • High Performing Teams & Communication Breakthroughs: A deep dive into how the DiSC Profile can unlock communication success. Five Dysfunctions of a Team – How to assess where your team may be weakest and tips on how to overcome.  Discover the top five things necessary to create a strong culture and a healthy team.
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Other Upcoming Events

EO Think Tank, Exit Strategies
February 21, 2019- 7:30am-9:00am at E|Spaces

Join your fellow EO members for a Think Tank on exit strategies and how to choose the best options for your unique situation.  


Belmont Executive Learning Series
February 27, 2019- 7:00am-9:00am- Janet Ayers Conference Center

We have 6 spots at this leadership panel discussion moderatred by Dr. Bob Fisher, President of Belmont University.  The panel will consist of: Jeff Drummonds, Managing Partner, LBMC, Jaynee Day, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, Senior Executive of Change Healthcare and
Senior Executive of AllianceBernstein.