EO Nashville Member News - January 18

January 18, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week 

1. Buyers and Sellers - Dream it, Build it, Sell it! Only 10 spots left!
January 31, 2019- 7:30am-9:30am, Belmont University Massey Center, 1600 Belmont Blvd

EO’ers across the globe work tirelessly in chase of what some call the pinnacle of the entrepreneurial experience, “Selling the Business." So many in our own chapter have completed this trifecta and this member exclusive event will allow them to share their experiences with the entire chapter. Business turnaround savant, Steve Curnutte, will moderate a legendary panel of Nashville EO’ers (Michael Brody-Waite, Sherry Deutschmann, Joe Freedman, Arnie Malham, Mike Rustici and Tom Turner) about the successes, regrets, and lessons learned from these business transactions. 

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

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!

3.  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 will begin setting up appointments with our legislators next week, but we still need 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) 


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned a column in the Tennessean describing trends that could change healthcare for consumers in 2019. The article ran both in print and online.

In the News:

Employee Benefits News reported the results of a survey of human resources managers completed by BerniePortal [Alex Tolbert].

The former CEO of a local tech company mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal that he would like to get more involved in the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] now that his business has sold.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was mentioned in a Home Health Care News article about top trends in home health care in 2019.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was featured in a Nashville Post article announcing their plan to expand in Marathon Village. They were also mentioned in stories by WFUV, Food Dive, Real Clear Life and Food and Wine surrounding their new quinoa whiskey.

Austin Ray [M.L.Rose] was quoted in a News Channel 5 article about M.L.Rose offering free burgers to federal workers. M.L.Rose was also mentioned in Nashville Eater, Nashville Scene, WSMV and Williamson Source. Additionally, he was featured in another article by News Channel 5 about Middle Tennesseans helping furloughed federal employees and a separate News Channel 5 article including the restaurant in a roundup article about local resources to help federal government employees that have been impacted by the government shutdown.

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the Nashville Post and All Access announcing its renewal with a local ESPN radio affiliate. The Birmingham Business Journal published a story about the city’s new soccer team, Legion FC, scheduled to play Nashville Soccer Club in an exhibition game in February.

Latitude [Ross Booher] was mentioned in a Commercial Property Executive article about its new partnership with LaSalle Investment Management.

312 Pizza Company [Staci Bockman] was featured in a Nashville Eater story about Nashville restaurants that are offering food deals to furloughed government workers.

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in Savannah Now for holding a fundraiser for Husk Nashville after it suffered a fire.

Inc. included Justin Crosslin [Crosslin Technologies] in an article about how the fastest-growing companies in America are using tech to accomplish busy work.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency becoming more transparent.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about the company’s new CEO. The selling of his majority ownership was also mentioned in a different Nashville Post article about a new member of the Village team. Urban Land quoted Deutschmann for co-chairing the Urban Land Institute spring meeting. The company was referenced in a Nashville Post article about a former employee’s new position.

Gregory Siskind [Siskind Susser PC] was quoted in an article on Law360 in response to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ plan to push through the reform of the H-1B skilled worker visa lottery. 

The Nashville Post listed the priciest home sales in December, and included Allen Huggins [WH Properties] as a buyer’s agent and Joe Freedman [Music City Tents and Events] as a seller.

Rory Vaden [Southwestern Consulting] is mentioned on iAfrica.com for his TedX talk about how to multiply your time.

The Nashville Post reported on a new office building coming to Germantown that will be designed by Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee].

Benjamin and Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were referenced in the Nashville Business Journal after a real estate investor from New York purchased the Lower Broadway building that houses Merchants. Strategic Hospitality was mentioned in the Nashville Post, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and RestaurantNews.com for a former employee taking a leadership position at a restaurant operator and franchisor. The Nashville Post also reported on a different former employee’s new position.

The Band Box [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] and Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] were mentioned in a Stylenest article about why Nashville should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Josephine [Jim Lewis] will open its doors for a special dinner benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank on January 20, as reported by the Nashville Scene.

Burger Up Cool Springs [Jim Lewis] was featured in a Brentwood Homepage article about restaurant certification by Allergy-Friendly.org. Burger Up is one of three restaurants currently certified by the organization as being safe for people with food allergies.

CHANNELe2e mentioned Novatech [Darren Metz] for its acquisition of an independent document management and copier dealership in Georgia.

Pennington Distilling Co. [Jeff Pennington] was mentioned in Packaging Strategies for the rebranding of its Pickers Vodka.

The Tennessean included Tennessee Cheesecake’s [Will Wilson] winter sale in a list of things to do on a budget over Martin Luther King Day weekend.

A Ribbow Media Group [Ash Greyson] movie was mentioned in Deadline for its successful opening day.



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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.