EO Nashville Member News – January 31

January 31, 2020


EO Think Tank: Life Hacks for Health and Wellbeing

February 11, 2020

E|Spaces, 4322 Harding Pike, Suite 417
Space is limited to 12!


We Built This City with John Ingram

February 19, 2020

Nashville City Club, 201 4th Avenue North, 20th Floor



Dandapani- Unwavering Focus

February 7, 2020

Nelson Leadership Lodge, 3088 Smith Springs Road 
Only a few spots remain!




January is Forum Health Month!

Here are a few more tools to improve your Forum's health on the final day of Forum Health Month:

*If you have not completed the EO Nashville Forum Health Survey, please do so HERE.  These questions are SO important and today is the final day to submit this.  

* Did you know that you are only a click away from tons of forum tools with our Moderator Toolkit?  You can access the toolkit HERE through the Engage Site (use your EO login).  

CLICK HERE to watch a Forum Bites video on "The Must Haves of Forum." 


Forum Spotlight

Favorite Forum Hacks

Every year we anonymously survey the group on how much we want to get out of our of forum in regards to our business, being buddies, or finding the ever-elusive balance. Every member assigns a percentage to those 3 that equals 100%. Then we talk about the results. This way we make sure we are aligned on our desires for our time together.
Ginger Jones, Forum 7

Our spouses go on retreat.
Rom Kellis, Forum 18

We did a 10 year forward on our retreat- it was painful to think about, but also really neat.
Angela Proffitt, Forum 9

We have to pony up $50 for failing to meet a Personal Goal and another $50 for failing to meet a Business Goal.
Scott Anderson, Forum 18



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Other Upcoming Events:

EO Nashville is sponsoring the Dealmakers Conference at the Westin on February 27, 2020.  

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for your free ticket.  Promo Code is EO2020.  We have 10 tickets available.. first come, first served.  


Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote articles for Forbes about getting core earnings right, earnings distortion scores, three lagging long ideas he loves and General Mills' cash flow. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha.

AllBusiness published an article by David Pierce at Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] about how to challenge the status quo. 

Awards & Professional Recognition

The Tennessee Tribune announced that Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] won a Gold One Planet Award for the Fastest Growing Company of the Year in 2019.

In the News

Community Impact Newspaper mentioned EO Nashville’s December presentation to Mayor John Cooper about top concerns and suggestions to make Nashville an even greater city, and quoted Bethany Newman [st8mnt].

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] was a guest on Yahoo! Finance, speaking about global markets in relation to the Coronavirus. 

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] is developing a Rolling Mill Hill site, according to the Nashville Post. The Nashville Business Journal reported that Smith is representing a Nashville investor in a land sale.

The Tennessean listed Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] as one of the top 10 old-school Nashville restaurants. 

Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] is handling the design updates to an East Nashville building, as reported by the Nashville Post.

The Tennessean featured five soups to try in Nashville and included Burger Up’s [James Lewis] loaded baked potato soup.

Jennifer Halverson [Adventureworks] was quoted in a story by WTVF Nashville about a woman who lost her all-expenses paid trip to Nashville on Wheel of Fortune. Halverson’s company headed an effort to recreate the prize package for the woman. 

The Nashville Post and Nashville Business Journal announced that Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] has landed a permit for its new restaurant, Locust. The Catbird Seat and Bastion made the Tennessean’s list of Nashville’s top 25 restaurants for the new decade. The Nashville Scene announced Bastion’s chef is part of a restaurant swap event. Henrietta Red was included in a guide to Germantown by StyleBlueprint. Henrietta Red’s chef was quoted in Food & Wine about her favorite music to listen to while she cooks. 

The Nashville Post reported that Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] designed a two-story office building that will be built in Germantown. 

The Blowout Co. [Leslie Embry] was featured as one of the best hair salons in Nashville by Hoodline.

Village Real Estate [Mark Deutschmann] merged with Parks Realty, creating the largest real estate firm in Nashville, as reported by the Tennessean.

The Tennessean featured Parkside Builders’ [Brian Chastain] design center in an article about builders offering design studios to help home buyers choose finishes. 

Eater Nashville listed Smokin Thighs [Matthew Carney], Beyond the Edge [Matthew Charette] and Sam’s Place [Sam Sanchez] as three places to watch the Super Bowl in Nashville. 

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] offered advice on what a business needs to consider before doing a publicity stunt in Forbes.

WATE Knoxville reported that Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] is completing a sidewalk improvement project in East Knoxville. Bell will soon sell a property he owns in The Nations, according to the Nashville Post.

Your Williamson announced the release of Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] new book, “Vitamin B (for Business),” and an excerpt from the book was featured in StartupNation

Strategic Alliance Partner News 

Nashville Medical News’ 2020 InCharge list featured several key executives at First Horizon Bank, including Middle Tennessee Medical Group SVPs Glenn Bradley and Matthew Harrison as well as EVP of the bank’s Healthcare Banking Group Charlie Hannon.