EO Nashville Member News – February 21

February 21, 2020


EO Connectivity

March 5, 2020

Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon Street 
This is our new and improved version of EO Harmony...the one event where we throw out our non-solicitation rules. REGISTER HERE


EO Talks- The Best Advice I Never Took

April 16, 2020

The Cowan at Top Golf, 500 Cowan Street 
Don't miss this annual event to hear experiences from our very own EO Members! MORE INFO


Operation EO- Hands on Nashville

April 19, 2020

Haywood Elementary, 3790 Turley Drive 
We need 50 EO volunteers made up of members and their families for an afternoon of service! This event is open to all children 12 and up.  REGISTER HERE



MyEO- Upcoming Regional Events for Couples

Couples in Business Executive Education Program at MIT
May 14, 2020-May 17, 2020

Immerse yourself in a suburban Boston retreat campus of MIT. Explore executive education content built around the EO pillars of entrepreneurial learning of people, strategy, execution, cash and leadership along with the dynamics of running a business as a couple. 
Learn together, grow together.


Couples Retreat at Red Horse Mountain Ranch
September 20, 2020- September 26, 2020

Join Warren Rustand, Brian & Jean Brault, Jamie & Katty Douraghy, Mazan Omar & Rana Batterjee and other like-minded couples for an adventure learning experience to build stronger personal relationships and enhance the opportunity for a more successful family life, all while playing and relaxing at a beautiful, mountain ranch in northern Idaho.



Health and Wellbeing Hacks from Mike Rustici

-I used to have a shower that took forever to heat up. That was always a good time to squeeze in a few pushups. 

-I make a smoothie every morning with avocado, banana, broccoli, spinach, carrots, dates, ginger, cinnamon, almonds, brazil nuts, life greens, almond milk and chocolate protein powder. The combination of the chocolate protein powder and the avocado legit makes it taste close to a milk shake! 

-Meditate while waiting in line or in the car instead of pulling out your phone

-Set the Do Not Disturb While Driving setting on you iPhone to avoid being tempted to text and drive. 

-I keep a chart on my mirror with four spots to fill in every week listing the exercise that I've done.  I also list my personal core values on there as a daily reminder.  



First Horizon Bank


Other Upcoming Events

Dealmakers Conference

EO Nashville is sponsoring the Dealmakers Conference at the Westin on February 27, 2020.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register for your free ticket.  Promo Code is EO2020.  Only 3 tickets remain... first come, first served.  



Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about W.R. Grace & Company being a leading firm, investing in SYSCO Corporation and advised readers not to buy Teradata's turnaround story for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha and Equities.com

In the News

DWC Construction [John Arndt] will update the structure that was previously home to the Downtown Antique Mall, according to the Nashville Post.

Forbes quoted Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] in an article about methods to help new entrepreneurs worry less about money. Andy was also quoted by Jotform about the importance of giving constructive feedback. 

The Nashville Ledger included Climb Nashville’s [Lance Brock] camp on its 2020 summer camp guide. 

Project 615 [Derek Evans] was mentioned in the Tennessean for selling its “Spread Love. It’s the Nashville Way” T-shirts, benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kern was featured in Project 615’s Super Bowl commercial, according to Titans Wire.

The Nashville Post announced that the Metro Development and Housing Agency approved a Germantown project designed by Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee].

The Huntsville Business Journal reported that The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] brokered the sale of an apartment complex in Huntsville, Alabama.  

Josephine [James Lewis] was featured in the Independent for its appeal as a 12South brunch destination. 

The Nashville Scene mentioned that Speakeasy Spirits [Jeff Pennington] will take part in the upcoming Nashville Cocktail Festival. 

A home that Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] designed for a family lot in Oak Hill was featured in StyleBlueprint.

The Nashville Soccer Club’s [Christopher Redhage] new stadium was approved and is set to begin construction, as reported by Community Impact Newspaper, The All State,The Tennessee Tribune,Nashville Scene, MLSmultiplex.com and the Tennessean. The Nashville Post and WTVF Nashville reported the timeline of the stadium’s construction. The Tennessean featured what Nashville SC players said about the new soccer stadium deal. The club collaborated with Judah & the Lion to create its official club anthem, according to Broadway World and MLSsoccer.com. MLSsoccer.com announced the musical lineup for the club’s first MLS game, which includes Judah & the Lion. SB Nation Burgundy Wave featured a Western Conference preview of the Nashville SC. Insider Sport, SportsPro, SportBusinessJust-Drinks and South Florida Caribbean News mentioned that the soccer club is an official partner of Captain Morgan, and Captain Morgan will run special events at the Nashville SC game on September 26. The Nashville Post announced that Middle Tennessee’s Hyundai dealerships will also be an official partner. The club has chosen Fat Bottom Brewing Co. as its official beer partner, according to the Tennessean. The Tennessean featured how two players are leaning on their teammates and family while they adjust to the MLS, how the team is trying to grow closer during the preseason, photos from the club’s preseason camp in Florida and an analysis of the club after preseason training. The club’s final preseason game ended in a draw against D.C. United, according to the Tennessean and MLSsoccer.com. The National Law Review and MLSsoccer.com reported that Nashville SC is beginning its inaugural season on February 29. MLSsoccer.com released a 2020 season preview for the club. Representatives for the Nashville Soccer Club made a stop in Bowling Green this week to get soccer fans excited about the club's first MLS match, as reported by the Bowling Green Daily News.

The Nashville Business Journal announced that Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] appointed a new CEO and founder Jeff Rice has transitioned into the role of executive chairman.

John Rowley [CounterPoint Messaging] appeared on The Hill to talk about the 2020 Democratic candidates’ path prior to the New Hampshire primary and Super Tuesday.