EO Member News – January 17

January 17, 2020



Level Up Informational Event

January 27, 2020

Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 41 Peabody Street





Kindra Hall- Strategic Story Telling

January 29, 2020

The Listening Room, 618 4th Avenue South






Dandapani- Unwavering Focus

February 7, 2020

Nelson Leadership Lodge, 3088 Smith Springs Road 
Back by popular demand!





January is Forum Health Month! 

Please read about these tools/events to improve your Forum's health!

*If you have not already done so, PLEASE complete the EO Nashville Forum Health Survey HERE.  Just do it and pay attention to the questions. They’re all very important!

*REGISTER HERE for the  “What Saved Our Forum” panel discussion on Thursday, January 23rd at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.  Come hear experience shares and best practices from other EO Nashville forum members.  Everyone is encouraged to attend!  

*CLICK HERE to watch a short Forum bites video on Five Red Flags that could indicate trouble within your Forum. 


Forum Health Spotlight

From Mark Scrivner, Forum 17, Morgan House

There are a lot of great forums out there that we like to emulate best practices from.  Our forum has been together for 7 years and I believe our success has been because of the mutual respect each of us shows for the others in the forum.  Mutual respect is showing up on time, being prepared, following a clear agenda, keeping it on schedule, following Gestalt communication and giving each other our best selves each month.  It’s not rocket science…we just follow the best practices laid out by EO.  We also try to go the extra mile to make our chapter great like having the SAP’s in frequently, showing up to events and supporting the needs of the chapter when asked. 



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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about two companies likely to miss earnings expectations, the good and bad stocks for this month and Royal Bank of Canada's dividend growth potential for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha and Equities.com

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal announced its annual list of 40 Under 40, which included:

  • Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] Entrepreneur Coach Jennifer Faught
  • Project 615 Founder Derek Evans 
  • Smith Gee Studios [Hunter Gee] Senior Project Manager Scott Morton
  • LBMC Technology Solutions [Jeff McCorpin] Shareholder and Partner Drew Hendrickson
  • Reed Public Relations [Lauren Reed] Partner Katie Adkisson

The Nashville Post announced that Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] has been named the financial communication professional of the year by PRNews. 

In the News

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was quoted in a Forbes article about stock market performance in regards to rising tensions with Iran.

WBAL (Baltimore), WBFF (Baltimore) and WZTV (Nashville) reported that Standard Candy Company’s [Laurie Spradley] Goo Goo Clusters were part of a wager between Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Baltimore’s Mayor over last weekend’s playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens.

Reed Public Relations [Lauren Reed] has announced two new hires and two promotions, according to the Nashville Post. 

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for its most recent sign, Midfielder Tah Brian Anunga, and its new multi-year sponsor, BODYARMOR. The Nashville Post also featured a roundup of the club’s recent news, including its SuperDraft picks and preseason schedule. WTVF (Nashville) included Nashville SC’s kit reveal party as one of the top things to do in Nashville this weekend. WCNC (Charlotte) mentioned that the club selected Elliot Panicco in the SuperDraft.

The Nashville Ledger announced LBMC Technology Solution’s [Jeff McCorpin] merge with InterDyn Artis. 

A Nashville developer is looking to buy a site adjacent to Sprocket Rocket [Emmit Martin], according to the Nashville Post.

The Takeout featured the benefits of cooking with dried corn and mentioned that Chef Andy Little from Josephine [James Lewis] makes his own dried corn to use throughout the year. 

Debbie Gordon [Cloud Range Cyber] was quoted in a Forbes article about how to prepare your business for cyberattacks.

A writer at the Nashville Scene reviewed a new East Nashville restaurant and mentioned that one dish reminded her of The Catbird Seat [Benjamin & Max Goldberg]. Henrietta Red’s cassoulet was featured in an article about French braised stews as comfort food in Restaurant Hospitality.

The Nashville Post and Nashville Scene reported that Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] will design new buildings at the Neuhoff complex in Germantown.

The Nashville Business Journal quoted Abita Software’s Chief Strategy Officer David Callahan [CBC Firm] about the company’s purchase of another Nashville-based tech firm.

Clarksville Online announced that Climb Nashville [Lance Brock] is part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s 2020 Clarksville City Saver Coupon Book.

Steelhead Building Group [Kyle Armstrong] is serving as the general contractor on an East Nashville project, according to the Nashville Post.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

The January/February 2020 issue of Tennessee Banker Magazine featured First Horizon Bank’s promotions of Brittney Doyle to Clarksville market leader and Glenn Bradley to senior vice president, private client relationship manager of the Medical Banking Group. It also announced the hire of Rob Malin as senior trust officer and estate planning counsel. Photos  from First Horizon’s Lebanon Operation HOPE grand opening and a check presentation to Clarksville’s Loaves & Fishes were included in the Community Building section.