EO Nashville Member News - January 4

January 4, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week  

1.  Sandra Joseph – Unmasking What Matters – 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER
January 8, 2019, 6:00pm-9:30pm, Clementine, 4710 Charlotte Avenue

Plan for an evening with your spouse to learn from Sandra Joseph, longest running leading lady in Broadway's longest running show Phantom of the Opera and a best selling author. 

“Sandra Joseph has been jaw dropping awesome at event after event including recent EO EMP Alumni Gatherings and Gazelle’s Scaling Up Summit. Bring your significant other and experience this unique and mind shifting event at Nashville’s newest and most unique venue.” —Arnie Malham, EO Learning Chair

2.  Buyers and Sellers - Dream it, Build it, Sell it!
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. 

3.  It's Membership Referral Time...

We need your HELP!  And, it's really simple: spend 2 minutes and think of a couple names - friends, relatives, neighbors, colleagues, customers, vendors - anyone who wants to learn and grow in the BEST EO Chapter in the world and someone who could HYPOTHETICALLY add value to a forum. Then, CLICK HERE and enter the requisite information. We'll take it from there! Our first Spring membership event is January 30th.


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Aaron Whitaker [Preventia Security] penned an article for Security Today offering tips on incorporating the Rockefeller Habits to help grow your security company.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote an article for Inc. on offering employees a unique benefits package that doesn’t focus on only healthcare. He also wrote an article for the Tennessean about getting health insurance in 2019 after the open enrollment deadline, which appeared both in print and online. Tolbert wrote a piece for BenefitsPro on why employers choose to leave their benefits brokers and one for Employee Benefits Adviser offering brokers tips for selling to HR departments. HR Technologist featured an article by Tolbert about three common applicant tracking mistakes.  

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] offered simple steps to finding focus in Small Biz Daily and tips on mindset shifts that will help elevate your business in a different Small Biz Daily article.

In the News:

The Entrepreneur’s Organization of Nashville was mentioned in the Nashville Post for announcing the winner of the local qualifying round of the EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. The article mentioned judges Michael Brody-Waite [Nashville Entrepreneur Center], Greg Luken [Luken Analytics], Nancy Leach [Facility Planners, Inc.], Monique Muri [RAM Scientific] and Brittany Lorenzi [BluePrint Strategy] and program coordinator Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi [Bristol Development Group].

The Entrepreneur’s Organization of Nashville and Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] were mentioned in Aaron Whitaker’s [Preventia Security] Security Today article.

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was mentioned in a USA Today article about switching your Medicare Advantage plan after open enrollment in which a team member was quoted. The article appeared both in print and online, and also on Daily American, the Herald Mail and in Greenville News’ print edition. A team member was also quoted in SHRM about the growth of online HR platforms in 2019. The company was also mentioned in BenefitsPro and ThinkAdvisor answering common questions about health insurance in 2019. BerniePortal was featured in BenefitsPro and Employee Benefits News for its significant growth in partnerships and integrations in 2018.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was mentioned by WSMV as the lawyer for the Nashville Yards developer, and he was quoted on the development’s effect on taxpayers.

The Nashville Post featured a gallery of photos from the TN HIMSS holiday reception and included Trinisys [David Box] as a sponsor.

Trojan Labor [Jolene Dressel] was included in a list of companies participating in the Goodwill Career Solutions Center job fair in Clarksville Now.

The Nashville Post mentioned Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] for its work on rezoning a Wedgewood-Houston property from industrial to mixed-use.

The Tennessee Tribune featured Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] as an East Nashville business donating a portion of its revenue to the Martha O’Bryan Center as a part of Poverty Awareness Month. Two Ten Jack and The Green Pheasant’s chefs were also quoted in a Food & Wine list of food tips to start the new year. Eater Nashville surveyed local food writers on the best new restaurants in 2018, and several mentioned The Green Pheasant. The Green Pheasant was mentioned in the Tennessean as an enticing restaurant that has recently opened.

Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was quoted in Black Press USA for the company’s partnership with Lyft’s “Ride Smart” program on New Years Eve. The company’s beverage director included a Pinewood Social cocktail in a Forbes list of brunch cocktails to start the new year. Pinewood Social was mentioned in a different Forbes article about great Nashville breakfast spots. Pinewood Social was mentioned in Brinkwire, the Daily Mail, and a different Daily Mail article after celebrities Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were spotted at the restaurant. The Nashville Scene mentioned the Catbird Seat as a place frequented by the late Ed King, former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Catbird Seat and Bastion were referenced in a different Nashville Scene article about the future of jiujitsu in Nashville for their former chef’s training in the sport. Bastion was featured in the Nashville Scene for an upcoming guest-chef stint. Henrietta Red was listed in Eater Nashville as a local food writer’s favorite place to eat in 2018 and in Eater Los Angeles as a Los Angeles food writer’s favorite meal of 2018. The restaurant was also listed as one of Robb Report’s restaurant editor’s favorite dishes of 2018.

Eater Nashville surveyed local food writers on the best dining neighborhoods and included Bastion [Benjamin and Max Goldberg], Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell].

Sounds Like Nashville mentioned Bastion [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] and The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] for their participation in the Nuit Belge beer festival. The Catbird Seat [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] was listed in the article as one of the 10 food and drink developments to look forward to in 2019.

Eater Nashville surveyed food writers and dining experts on their best restaurant meal of 2018 and included The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] and Henrietta Red [Benjamin and Max Goldberg].

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] was featured in a Nashville Post article about its plan to develop 30 acres at Century Farms just south of Antioch.

Nashville Public Radio mentioned Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] as a cost transparency advocate for hospital price publishing.

The Doug Jeffords Company, Inc. [James Thomason] was featured as a top December 2018 story in the Columbia Daily Herald for opening a new manufacturing facility in Maury County, investing $4 million and creating 35 new jobs. The company was also mentioned in a different Columbia Daily Herald article recapping Maury County’s 2018 economic growth.  

Burger Up [James Lewis] was mentioned in Chronicle Herald interview with Jimmy Rankin as a place to go for burgers in Nashville.

Business Observer Florida published a piece about Scarlett Hotel Group [Andrew Scarlett] starting an Uber program for hotel guests in replacement of traditional hotel shuttles.

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House [Austin Ray] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about places to celebrate new years eve that don’t require a cover charge or a reservation.

The Williamson Source included Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] as a place to eat on New Year’s Day.

LBMC Technology Solutions [Jeff McCorpin] announced multiple hires during the past three months, as reported by the Nashville Post.

Wilson County Chevrolet, Buick, GMC [Paine Bone, IV] was mentioned in the Lebanon Democrat for the Wilson County Fair’s giveaway winner choosing a car from the company.

The general manager of Pancho and Lefty’s Cantina [Will Newman] was quoted in News Channel 5 on the effect of the Music City Bowl on local businesses.

Ink World Magazine featured the new design of a Pennington Distilling Company [Jeff Pennington] vodka bottle.

Cloud Range Cyber [Deborah Gordon] was featured in the Tennessean for its new local cyber security training facility, Nashville Cyber Range.

Strategic Alliance Partnership: 

The article "Six Tips for Startups Outside of Traditional VC Hubs" by Chris Sloan [Baker Donelson] was published in Young Upstarts on December 19. On January 1, Alisa Chestler talked with Law360 about the continued growth of the cybersecurity practice area in 2019. On December 27, John Scannapieco (Nashville) was quoted in Forbes on the effects of the trade war in China.


Other Upcoming Events

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!

SAVE THE DATE- EO Nashville Chapter Retreat- Austin, TX.- March 28-30, 2019

We are still finalizing the itinerary...more details to come soon