EO Nashville Member News - February 15

February 15, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week  

1.  3rd Annual EO Day on the Hill
February 19, 2019

Our 3rd Annual Day on the Hill event is four days away! We have 26 appointments set up with our legislators and could still use one or two additional members to join us for these visits. If interested, you should be prepared to commit to the entire afternoon. 

There will also be a cocktail party following our Day on the Hill from 5:00pm-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 find it very valuable to have the opportunity to continue to make EO Nashville’s presence known in our community.  

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 (5:00pm-8:00pm on the 19th)

2.  Don't miss NERVE in Charleston, South Carolina!
September 24-27, 2019

NERVE is the East Region’s annual multi-day learning event designed to help members learn and grow as business leaders. You’ll meet other EO members from all over the region… and the world!

And we have some GREAT news! They are now offering Nashville a group deal of only $1199 (instead of $1399) for the next 20 people who register before February 25th. Please consider joining in this opportunity to get out of Nashville and appreciate all that EO has to offer.

There are multiple hotels with group rates available. Several EO Nashville members have already booked rooms at Dewberry for $349/night. Mills House is also a great, convenient option for $249/night. I strongly encourage you to book your rooms as soon as you register.

*Reminder, if you joined within 24 months of the conference, you can save another $500 by using your voucher!

We have a fun group planning to go so far, so join in!

Hotel information:

The Dewberry:  EO Nerve Booking Link
Booking code NERV19 or 843-558-8000 “EO Nerve Charleston”

The Mills House:  EO Nerve Charleston
1-866-781-3643 “EO Nerve Charleston” 

3.  Learning from Legends with Rob McCabe, Ron Samuels and Terry Turner of Pinnacle  
March 7, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm, Pinnacle Learning Center, 150 3rd Avenue South, 8th Floor

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. Leading Nashville forward with a legendary culture that attracts and retains many of the best in the banking industry, these three have scaled up what was once an upstart “nobody” in banking to a powerful regional player that still operates on a personal level. 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?

You won't want to miss this informative session with three banking legends!


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] wrote a column for Employee Benefits Adviser about how the benefits industry will be affected by insurance carriers introducing in-house pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

In the News:

Venture Nashville included EO Nashville as a host of the Capitol Hill Day and Legislative Reception on February 19.

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] has added United Benefit Advisors as a partner, according to the Nashville Ledger.

StyleBlueprint featured Burger Up [Jim Lewis], Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman], Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke], M.L. Rose [Austin Ray], Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez], Pinewood Social and Henrietta Red [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] as restaurants with the best appetizers in Nashville.

Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Robert Bone] prepared a report investigating the Metro Nashville Public School system’s ability to keep qualified employees, as reported by News Channel 5 and the Tennessean. The Tennessean also listed five key takeaways from the law firm’s report.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in a Home Health Care News article about curbing re-hospitalization rates.

The Nashville Post listed Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] as a board member of You Have the Power, an organization dedicated to addressing the incidents and consequences of violent crimes.

Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] was mentioned by the Nashville Post for handling the building of tower one in Nashville Yards.

A former executive-in-residence for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] was featured in the Nashville Post for his new position. A mentor at the center was featured in the Nashville Business Journal after the sale of her company.

Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina [Will Newman] was mentioned in the Nashville Post as a stop on Nashville’s new ghost tour.

StyleBlueprint mentioned Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and Henrietta Red [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] in an article about Slow Food Middle Tennessee’s Snail of Approval program, which honors restaurants committed to “good, clean and fair food for all.” The article also mentions an upcoming cooking workshop at The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke].

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in the Nashville Scene as a participant in the upcoming Nuit Belge festival.

The Nashville Post reported that Amazon plans to lease space in the SunTrust building, which was developed and is managed by Eakin Partners [Barry Smith].

A Pride Publishing article featured the Nashville Soccer Club’s [Christopher Redhage] recent win over Louisville City FC.

Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] was mentioned in a Sounds Like Nashville roundup of the best old-school steakhouses in Nashville.

Attendees of Iron Fork, a competition between four Nashville chefs, will be able to sample items from other local restaurants including GReKo Greek Street Food [Tony Darsions], as reported by the Nashville Scene.

Clarksville Now mentioned Zander Insurance [Shervin Eftekhari] for its new Life Lessons Scholarship program for Middle Tennessee college students whose parent or guardian passed away with little or no life insurance.

Catbird Seat [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] was featured in Food & Wine for its recent reopening with a new team of chefs. The Nashville Ledger mentioned Catbird Seat for being listed No. 16 of America’s top 100 restaurants and Bastion for its chef’s inventive dishes. The article also mentioned British food writers’ recent visit to Nashville and their lunch at Henrietta Red. Catbird Seat was mentioned in LiveMint for its former chef’s participation in a chef showcase in Mumbai. A Bastion bartender was quoted in an Uproxx article about the best stouts for wintertime. Vanderbilt fan page Anchor of Gold mentioned Henrietta Red as a brunch option for Alabama fans visiting Nashville for the upcoming Vanderbilt–Alabama basketball game.

Thrive Global featured Rory Vaden’s [Brand Builders Group] counterintuitive approach to time management as discussed in his book Procrastinate on Purpose.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was mentioned in the Daily Memphian as the moderator of a panel discussion on the state of Memphis’ economy.

The Nashville Post reported on the selling of a West Nashville property located near Novatech [Darren Metz].

Moo TV [Scott Scovill] named its new executive vice president and general manager, as mentioned in Digital Music News and Amplify.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail announced the first class of Huntington’s software development program, and Lee Farabaugh [Core10] was quoted on the success of hiring graduates of Nashville’s technology school.


EO Strategic

Partner Spotlight

Providing public relations services to EO Nashville for a decade as a Strategic Alliance Partner, the Bradford Group is a full-service public relations, social media and content marketing agency based in Nashville, Tenn. Smart people making great things happen for exceptional clients, the Bradford Group is especially renowned for its work in the financial, technology and commercial real estate/construction industries, serving clients both locally and nationwide.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Bradford

You are also invited to attend an online presentation on Monday at 1 p.m. central, when our very own Jeff Bradford will speak to EO chapters in the Eastern US about his PR agency's work to get the word out for our chapter!

The Zoom link is below:


By phone:
+1 646 876 9923 US
Meeting ID: 355 959 660 


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 six 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.