EO Nashville Member News – February 19

February 19, 2021

Happy Hour with International Mentalist Keith Barry

March 2, 2021, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Virtual – Zoom

Register now to join your fellow EO Nashville members for Happy Hour and a presentation from International Mentalist Keith Barry, as seen on The Ellen Show!

There will also be some time to make connections in a smaller group setting! REGISTER


What's The REAL DEAL with 2020's Effect on Nashville

March 5, 2021, 7:30am-9:30am, LIVE or Virtual

The past year has wreaked havoc on our city, with the tornado, the pandemic, and then the bomb. We are bringing you the industry experts in the areas that matter so much to our city.

Former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell will moderate this amazing panel of experts: Bobby Frist, Co-Founder and CEO of HealthStream; Sarah Trahern, CEO of Country Music Association; Benjamin Goldberg, Founder and Co-Owner of Strategic Hospitality; Laquita Stribling, Co-Chair of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Education Report Committee.

CLICK HERE for the in person event at The Listening Room. CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL option. 

EO Level Up Informational Event

March 10, 2021, 7:30am-9:30am, LIVE or Virtual

JOIN US to find out more about EO's Level Up program!

Level Up is a leadership skills development program designed to give experienced leaders tools and a peer group for experience and resource sharing that will help them take your company to the next level.

Hope you and your potential Level Up participant(s) can join us for this informational event. REGISTER

Upcoming EO Exchange Events

SEO is the New CEO
March 26, 2021


Join David Ross of Dev Digital for this conversation about SEO as the new CEO. A good CEO can help a company grow to its fullest potential by providing support and expertise to its employees. SEO is no different. A successful SEO campaign can gain your company's reputation with strategic backlinking and on-page content. These backlinks and content help your website drive your ideal customer straight to you by letting the search engines know you are not only supported in your industry, but that you are an expert in your field. 


Real Estate and Alternative Investment Strategies
April 2, 2021

Join two of our EO Strategic Alliance Partners for this Exchange event to find out what's up with Nashville real estate as well as other alternative timely investments you might want to learn about right now! Deborah Vahle and Mark Deutschmann will be participating from VILLAGE and Abby Spaulding and Andy Faught from Continuum Planning Partners!


Lunch with Laura
Forum Experience Office Hours

ALL forum members are invited to pop in for Office Hours with our Forum Experience Chair, Laura Miller.

These sessions will be held on Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Laura will host unstructured time to review best practices, experience shares, support retreat planning, discuss placement, and listen to all other things Forum-related. 

If you would like to schedule a private discussion, please reach out directly to Laura at laura@eonashville.com to schedule a time to chat.

The Zoom link and upcoming dates are listed below if you would like to join (same link each week):

Topic: Forum Experience Office Hours
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Upcoming Dates:
Feb 25, 2021 12:00pm
Mar 4, 2021 12:00pm
Mar 11, 2021 12:00pm
Mar 18, 2021 12:00pm
Mar 25, 2021 12:00pm
Apr 1, 2021 12:00pm

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://eonashville.zoom.us/meeting/tJAtf-iuqDsoHdZGT45m44X5aLWxvU6X80qW/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCsrjMrHNKVsh6FRowIAoqgd-7wpmJBgqdnuyuxVi0HNjujN851KqRKRuCI

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 940 8166 0272

Passcode: 891258


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We are directly contracted with more than 50 different insurance companies, allowing us to provide our customers the best coverage at the most competitive price. 

WC Dillon Co & Insight Risk Management prides itself on giving the highest level of expertise and service to our satisfied clients. We listen to your needs and customize coverage to meet them.

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

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WC Dillon Forum Topics:

•What to expect when your business is sued or has property damage: Current claims scenarios affecting our customers and what coverage gaps put businesses most at risk.
• Covid insurance updates: Active and potential lawsuits against businesses and insurance companies, what is covered by insurance and what are exposures to my business.
• Why is health insurance so expensive? An insider’s opinion.


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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about the good and bad for eBay and Teradata, Williams-Sonoma and Wayfair and the Delaware Smid Cap Growth Fund for Forbes

The CEO of Zander Insurance [Shervin Eftekhari] penned a guest column for the Tennessean about insurance policies to consider for 2021. 

In the News

David Trainer [New Constructs] appeared on Fox Business to speak about the likelihood of a future Gamestop-like market frenzy. Trainer was quoted in Forbes and Kiplinger about GameStop. New Constructs was mentioned by Lucena Research for its partnership with the firm.

The Tennessean quoted Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barbershop] about the importance of having friends in the barbershop industry and helping each other out. 

RANDA Solutions [Marty Reed] is leading the Lifelong Learner Project, which was chosen as a blockchain innovation challenge winner to help underserved learners, according to the American Council on Education

ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the Nashville Ledger for receiving an investment from a growth equity fund.

M.L.Rose [Austin Ray] and Strategic Hospitality’s [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurant Locust were listed in StyleBlueprint as options for heated patio dining in Nashville. 

An employee at ST8MNT [Bethany & Josh Newman] was featured in her hometown newspaper, the Murray Ledger, for her work and how her education fueled her passions. 

StyleBlueprint featured home design vignettes by Deborah LeRoy [Debbie Mathews Antiques and Designs] and Marcelle Guilbeau [Marcelle Guilbeau Interior Design] in an article about home design vignettes by Nashville interior designers.

The Nashville Post reported that Zander Insurance [Shervin Eftekhari] has hired an executive vice president of personal lines and senior health and an executive vice president of marketing. 

Sherry Deutschmann [BrainTrust] offered advice about the best thing young professionals can do to stay connected and network to the Nashville Business Journal. Deutschmann was also mentioned in StyleBlueprint for her advice to her mentee. 

WSMV News 4 quoted Dan Cook [Dragon Park] in a story about the wedding industry in 2021 and how the county’s health rules are making it hard to schedule events at his venues, Clementine and Ruby.

Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] purchased an office building in downtown Chattanooga, according to the Nashville Post

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] appeared on the Leading Saints Podcast to speak about his story and the mask-free leadership movement. 

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank’s Rutherford County Region President Yolanda Green was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2021 Women of Influence. Nashville Medical News and the Nashville Post reported that First Horizon Foundation donated nearly $150,000 to support organizations that distribute food to Middle Tennesseans.

Teresa J.W. Bailey [Waddell & Associates] penned a column for the Nashville Business Journal about five financial goals to pursue in 2021.