EO Nashville Member News - Jan. 19

January 19, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. Ryan Avery - Go from A to THE. Sign up now to attend this session on improving communication, motivating people and the power of storytelling. Jan. 31, 7:30am-10am at the W.O. Smith Music School.
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2. Entrepreneur Day on the HillThis is an opportunity for approximately 25 members to share opinions with State Representatives and Senators. Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 12pm-5pm. Did we mention cocktails afterwards
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3. House Parties in February! Each of the four houses will be hosting a House Party in February. This is a great time to get to know your fellow house members in a smaller, more intimate setting. Registration links are below.



EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


In his column for the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] offered three health care tips for tax season.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields] and Crosslin Technologies [Justin Crosslin] were mentioned in the Tennessean and the Nashville Post for being recognized among the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine.

The Nashville Post highlighted Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] for being recognized as a winner in the One Planet Business and Professional Excellence Awards for the second year in a row.

In the News:

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was mentioned in the Washington Examiner for its company changes following the recent tax cuts.

Employee Benefit Adviser quoted Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] in an article about boosting commissions using enhanced enrollment tools.

Nooga.com featured the Blowout Co. [Leslie Embry] for giving free hair-styling sessions to residents of a local shelter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Robert Bone] was included in a WKRN listing of special events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] and Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] were mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for being tenants of the Trolley Barns complex.

The Nashville Post mentioned Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] for handling architectural duties on a residential project in Charlotte Park.

An agent with Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was mentioned in the Nashville Ledger for listing the “Sale of the Week.”

The Tennessean discussed Nashville Soccer Club’s [Christopher Redhage] transfer of a player and acquisition of a new one. The Nashville Business Journal highlighted the Club’s CEO in an article about the people to watch in 2018.

Eater Nashville highlighted Melrose Billiard Parlor [Austin Ray] in its list of bars to check out in Nashville.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Nashville Post about its partnership with Black Abbey for an annual beer celebration, “8 More Beers of Winter.”

Home Health Care News featured Caregivers by WholeCare [Elizabeth Moss] in an article discussing the company's newly launched HouseShare program.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] was featured in the Nashville Post for listing the former Catholic Diocese of Nashville headquarters for sale. The company was also featured in the Nashville Business Journal for acquiring a 2.8-acre lot along Hermitage Avenue.


Strategic Partner Spotlight


Tennessee Valley Group, Inc. is the state’s only lawyer-led, retainer-based business brokerage and mediation firm. The firm serves businesses with annual revenues of $2 to $20 million. TVG clients are business owners who want to take all/some of their chips off the table, or corporate owners who want to sell a non-core business unit. TVG will quarterback the process from valuation to selection of the right buyer, then coordinate with the seller’s lawyer and accountant to ensure the transaction meets tax and financial objectives. TVG, Inc., is owned by Jim Cumbee. Jim has enjoyed considerable success as a senior level corporate executive and as an entrepreneur. Business owners retain Jim because they trust his judgment, rely on his experience and value his connections.

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

Jim Cumbee


Upcoming Events

The First-Ever EO Nashville Forum Summit
Mark your calendar now! Mandatory for EO Nashville members. 

Thanks to Baker-Donelson for hosting this event!

Ryan Avery - Go from A to THE - Wed., Jan. 31, 7:30a.m.-10a.m. 
Ryan will show you how to utilize the power of communication and storytelling to go from A to THE in your industry at W.O. Smith Music School.
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EO House Parties
Each of the 4 Houses will be hosting a House Party in February! This is a great time to get to know your fellow house members in a smaller, more intimate setting. Many thanks to our gracious hosts!

  • Morgan House (Forums 4, 8, 12, 17, 21, 25 and 28) - Feb. 3, 2018. REGISTER HERE 
  • Carnegie House (Forums: 3, 7, 11,16, 20, 24 and 27) - Feb. 10, 2018. REGISTER HERE 
  • Ford House (Forums: 1, 5, 10, 18, 26 and 29) - Feb. 24, 2018. REGISTER HERE 
  • Rockefeller House (Forums: 2, 6, 9, 15, 19 and 23) - Feb. 24, 2018. REGISTER HERE

EO Chapter Retreat in MEMPHIS - Thurs., March 8 - Sat., March 10  
Join us for this exciting trip, which will include the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz, a once-in-a-lifetime Overnight Operation special-access tour at the Fed Ex Memphis World Hub, dinner at the famous Rendezvous, a behind the Scenes tour of Graceland and drinks at the Peabody! 
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