EO Nashville Member News – January 22

January 22, 2021

Pandemic Parenting:  Supporting Our Children

January 29, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am, Virtual – Zoom

Spouses/Significant Others – please email karen@eonashville.com to register!

Join Caitlin Rissler as she explores guiding principles and practical coping strategies for elementary through college students followed by a breakout session with parents of similarly-aged children. Caitlin is a pediatric nurse practitioner specializing in developmental & behavioral medicine. 

EO Powerhouse Series with Usain Bolt

February 4, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am, Virtual – Zoom

Don't miss this! Usain Bolt will share in his own words about what it takes to become a true legend in the sporting world and how the principles he has honed over years of training can be leveraged in business. REGISTER HERE


Chester Santos: International Man of Memory

February 9, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm, City Winery or VIRTUAL

Chester Santos has left an impression on all corners of the earth. With his unique ability to not only demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind, but also to educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert and  has helped millions of people around the world realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind.

CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL registration. CLICK HERE for IN-PERSON registration.

New Bi-Weekly Series

Our new EO Exchange events are designed so the experts start the conversation, but members exchange ideas and experiences throughout the event, and then break out into small groups for further connection.

Here is more info on our next 4 events:

Pandemic Parenting 
January 29, 2021

Being a parent during this pandemic is a unique challenge, especially as we strive to keep our children motivated and emotionally-regulated in order to learn! Join Caitlin Rissler as she explores guiding principles and practical coping strategies for elementary through college students followed by a breakout session with parents of similarly-aged children. 


Blockchain / Bitcoin – not one in the same
February 5, 2021


Join this collaborative discussion with three diverse perspectives on the world of Blockchain. What is blockchain technology? Should I use it? Is it really just a phantom commodity? How are people using it today and what does it mean for the future of technology? 


Maintaining and Growing Culture Remotely
February 12, 2021

Join EO Strategic Alliance Partner, Mary Sobon with m2 Consulting, along with EO members Bethany Newman and Alex Tolbert to discuss how to keep your employees motivated in a remote environment, tips on how to keep your company culture strong and ways to keep your employees connected while working remotely.


The Realities of Current Employee Expectations
February 19, 2021


Join Martha Boyd of Baker Donelson along with Brian Evans and Charles Rodriguez (VP, Human Capital Management) of Adams Keegan to explore the realities of current employee expectations from a legal and cultural perspective... as it relates to COVID-19. 


Forum News

Forum Health Survey

If your Forum has reached 75% participation in the Annual Forum Health Survey, please use THIS LINK to schedule a time in February to meet with Laura Miller to review your results.

Forum Experience Office Hours

Beginning January 29th and running throughout Q1 of 2021, all members are invited to pop in for Forum Experience Office Hours with Laura Miller from 9am-10am on Fridays. Here are the upcoming dates:

Jan 29, 2021 9:00am
Feb 5, 2021 9:00am
Feb 12, 2021 9:00am
Feb 19, 2021 9:00am
Feb 26, 2021 9:00am
Mar 5, 2021 9:00am
Mar 12, 2021 9:00am
Mar 19, 2021 9:00am
Mar 26, 2021 9:00am

Laura will host unstructured time to review best practices, experience shares, support retreat planning, discuss placement, and listen to all other things Forum-related.  

CLICK HERE to download the Zoom link to your calendar!


Please welcome our newest Strategic Alliance Partner: Virgin Hotels Nashville



We’re here to turn the volume all the way up in Music City. We’ve reimagined not only what a boutique hotel can look like, but what it can do. Combined with Virgin’s unrelenting dedication to the consumer, we’re ushering in a new standard for hospitality and heartfelt service amongst hotels. Expect a modern, personalized experience with all the trimmings of Southern charm – and we’re just getting started.


When it comes to unique event spaces in Nashville, we’re bringing fresh ideas to the table so you can too. Whatever you dream up (Ping-Pong meeting tables, fitness video games, hallway mini golf and life-sized Jenga), we’ve got you covered. Our cozy common lounge areas, personalized catering and eight dynamic meeting spaces are customized to you, fitting every occasion, every time.


Looking for the spot to indulge and imbibe in Music City? Don’t look far. We’ve got restaurants, rooftops and lounges ready to please your palate in Nashville. Nosh, noodle and network with bold dishes and drinks served in the heart of where it’s all happening, or in total privacy. From rooftop at the Pool Club to lobby at Commons Club, to your cozy sleeping chamber, you’ll always find nourishment befitting the Queen’s finest cookers and barkeeps.

CLICK HERE to book a room with the special EO Member rate!

For more information, please contact:

Karen Torres

Jackie Beadle


CLICK HERE if you’d like to submit an item for EO Member News.

Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about three stocks that are poised to outperform, the good and the bad for Allstate Corp & Avient Corp and Worthington Industries for Forbes

Construction Business Owner published a column by Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] about three strategic marketing moves construction companies can use to emerge from the pandemic strong. 

In the News

Authority Magazine published an interview with David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussing five things every CEO should know about navigating the world of finance. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] appeared as a guest on Behind the Markets on Wharton Business Radio to discuss measuring core earnings in the face of uncertainty. 

Pollstar quoted Scott Scovill [Moo TV] in an article about the RESTART Act and how the pandemic has impacted his company.

Erin Richardson [All-American Pest Control] was quoted in Pest Control Technology about how her company attracts new generations entering the workforce. 

Senior Housing News mentioned Reed Public Relations [Lauren Reed] for helping a senior living provider pivot its marketing strategy in response to the pandemic. 

The Nashville Scene reported that the Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurant Bastion and its team will team up with a local chef for a multicourse pop-up dinner. 

Hardaway Construction [David Frazier] is the general contractor for a two-building apartment development under construction near The Fairgrounds Nashville, according to the Nashville Post.

Mark Deustchmann [Core Development Services] was quoted in a StyleBlueprint article about residential real estate in Charlotte Park. 

NewsChannel 5 featured a story with Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] about the former car wash property in East Nashville that he is planning for a food and beverage business. 

The Nashville Ledger reported that Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] was awarded the design-build contract for a new interchange on I-65 in Spring Hill at Buckner Road.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Music Connection published a column by First Horizon Bank’s executive vice president of Private Client Services and the Music Industry Group, Andrew Kintz, about how the music industry can rebound in 2021.