EO Member News – January 3

January 3, 2020

What's Your Number- EO Partner Sponsored Event

January 24, 2020
Frazier & Deeter, 222 2nd
Avenue South, Suite 1840




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 
Only a few spots remain!







MyEO Navigating Partnerships Event
January 7th, 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Jim Cumbee, principal of Tennessee Valley Group and EO Nashville Strategic Alliance Partner, will join the MyEO Group "Navigating Partnerships" to tell us everything he knows about business partners and partnership...what to avoid and what makes it go right. If you have a partner, or are thinking of getting rid of or adding one, you won't want to miss this! 

STEP 1:  You must CLICK HERE to join the Navigating Partnerships MyEO Group

STEP 2:  REGISTER HERE for the event on January 7th!

Women of EO Brunch
January 26, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm, Sperry's Cool Springs

MyEO will be hosting a brunch just for EO Women on Sunday, January 26th!  This is a fantastic opportunity to meet women outside of your forum and also introduce potential EO members to our fabulous network of gals! 

Please join us and consider bringing a friend or two who might be a good fit for EO.  Our Spring Membership recruitment is right around the corner, so the timing will be perfect!



Forum News

January is Forum Health Month and we have a special panel event planned for our members!  Forum is designed to meet your unique needs as an entrepreneur and help you reach new measures of success and significance. It is one of the key benefits of EO and often the highest rated aspect. Join us for our Quarterly Moderator Breakfast on January 23rd for experience shares and best practices on “What Saved Our Forum.” This event is open to all EO members and everyone is encouraged to attend.



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Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote an article about building a culture of giving for Inc. and a column about how to successfully coach problem employees for Recruiter.

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about big tech and the acquirers fund for Forbes. He also penned columns in Seeking Alpha and Equities.com

Awards/Professional Recognition

Nashville PRIDE announced that Ken Thomas [Archangel] received the Minority Businessman of the Year award at the Minority Business Achievement Awards Gala.

In the News

The Nashville Business Journal shared about EO Nashville’s mayoral survey press conference in its print edition. 

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was listed as a partner of Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville in the Williamson Source and Rutherford Source.

The Nashville Post reported that Core Development Services [Mark Deutschmann] sold a Wedgewood-Houston site it previously bought from Darek Bell [Bell & Associates].

Beyond the Edge [Matthew Charette] was mentioned as a spot to catch a Predator’s game in the Tennessean.

The Tennessean featured a photo of a Hardaway Construction [David Frazier] employee working on site at Bicentennial Mall in 1999. 

The beverage director at Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] was interviewed by the Daily Beast, and the interview also appeared in Mash Viral. Downtown Sporting Club was listed as one of three things to do in Nashville by Foodservice Equipment Reports, and one of the restaurant’s brunch cocktails was featured by Forbes. The new chef and beverage team at The Catbird Seat was mentioned in Eater Nashville and the Tennessean as highlights of 2019, and a former chef was interviewed by Forbes. The chef at Bastion was quoted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune about 2020 food trends. Eater Nashville mentioned Locust  as a headline prediction for 2020. Henrietta Red was listed as a top restaurant of 2019 by an Eater Nashville writer.

Eater Nashville featured quotes from StyleBlueprint’s [Liza Graves] food and lifestyle writer in articles wrapping up the 2019 Nashville food scene: In one word, biggest dining grievances, best new restaurants, biggest dining surprises and where they loved to eat.

Daniel Kustelski, co-owner of Chalkline Sports [Joe Kustelski], was featured in Gambling.com and Goldencasinonews.com for commenting on proposed Tennessee sports betting regulations. 

The Nashville Business Journal listed ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage] as a tenant of the Capitol View development. The Nashville Business Journal also mentioned the company’s close proximity to Central BBQ in Capitol View.

Fox 17 and Nashville PRIDE featured the Nashville Soccer Clubs [Christopher Redhage] full schedule for the inaugural 2020 MLS season. A Q&A with the organization’s CEO was featured in the Tennessean where he discussed the club’s lead up to its MLS debut. 

The Greathouse Company [William Greathouse] was featured in a story by Total Landscape Care detailing the past, present and future of the company. Total Landscape Care also wrote an article about the company’s secret to growing and thriving. Another story in Total Landscape Care explained how The Greathouse Company stands out from the competition.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Virsys12 [Tammy Hawes] as a client of Givful in an article about Givful’s philanthropic and business goals for this year and beyond.

Steelhead Building Group [Kyle Armstrong] is handling the update of an East Nashville retail building, according to the Nashville Post.

The Nashville Ledger mentioned Standard Candy Company [Laurie Spradley] in an article about shopping local.

Melrose Billiard Parlor and The Sutler [Austin Ray] were mentioned in the Nashville Scene for kicking off the “Seven Days of Bluegrass Brunch.” Sounds Like Nashville mentioned The Sutler and Rambler Cocktail Bar as a spot to ring in the new year with live music. WRCB-TV Chattanooga mentioned Von Elrod’s on its list of top destinations for bachelor parties in Nashville. Sounds Like Nashville also mentioned Von Elrod’s on the list of top holiday pop-ups in Nashville. A bartender at Von Elrod’s was quoted by Mash Viral in an article about the best beers for the holidays. The Nashville Business Journal mentioned M.L.Rose as part of the Capitol View development growing in Nashville. 

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] spoke about finance and trade on Yahoo! Finance The First Trade and was quoted in an article for Barron's about the holiday return season for FedEx.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

The First Horizon Bank rebrand was listed as one of the most popular stories of 2019 by Community Impact Newspaper. Andrew Kintz, executive vice president of First Horizon’s Music Industry Group, predicted growth in the music industry for the next decade in the Tennessean. The Nashville Ledger featured Sameer Gupta’s hire, and the Tennessean listed Brittany Doyle’s promotion.