EO Nashville Member News - July 13

July 13, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

Who do you know for Catalyst? Our first event is less than 2 weeks away
We’re ready to kick-off our 8th CATALYST CLASS, and need your help! Think of your friends, neighbors, vendors, favorite restaurants, lawn company – you name it…and then CLICK HERE to refer them! You’d be hard pressed to think of ANY entrepreneur who wouldn’t benefit from this class.
Shoot them the brochure and invitation, and if you want to join them for the info session, register yourself on the EO site here – but don’t feel like you have to be there. (We’re having an informational session on Tuesday, July 24th from 5:30-7p.m. and then an alternate date for those who can’t make it then will be Tuesday, August 7th from 7:30-9a.m. – both at The EC.)
Every year we continue to tweak and make the program stronger and stronger! Did you know they now get a workbook? We host regular happy hours for bonding time…we have cracked the code for making the small group discussion productive and meaningful…we start each meeting with Michael interviewing a SAP and relating it back to the class…the list goes on.

2. MyEO Apple Event 
July 18th, Apple Store in Cool Springs, 8:30 a.m.
Ever feel like you are barely scratching the surface of using your Apple products to their fullest capability? Wish you could have a little quality time with a manager at their local store? Angela Proffitt has created a MyEO event just for you! On July 18th at 8:30, we’ll gather to preview the Apple Store in Cool Springs to learn about the evolution of business at Apple and make sure you’re aware of all the services Apple offers you and your business. Angela will share some cool tips & tricks, so you’ll walk away with some take-aways you can immediately apply to your own life. CLICK HERE to register!

3. August House Parties
The Sutler Saloon, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
We will be hosting 4 Cocktail Parties in August- one for each House! But, these will be more than just your typical cocktail party! As you’ve likely heard, we really want to honor the fact that EO members are in different “lifecycles.” During your Cocktail Party, we will be dividing you into different life cycle groups so you’ll have the opportunity to talk with those facing the same challenges – and also look to those who’ve already made it to the other side! We want you all to get beyond just your forum and benefit from the experience of a larger group of EO members.

CARNEGIE HOUSE (Forums 3,7,11,16,20,24,27)- August 29th- REGISTER HERE

FORD HOUSE (Forums 1,5,10,18,22,26,29)- August 21st- REGISTER HERE

MORGAN HOUSE (Forums 4,8,12,17,21,25,28)- August 22nd- REGISTER HERE

ROCKEFELLER HOUSE (Forums 2,6,9,14,15,19,23)- August 30th- REGISTER HERE


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


A column from Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] about how interior design can increase Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores was published on Healthcare Intelligence Network’s blog.

In his column for Becker’s Hospital Review, Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] explained how hospital admissions forms might shape the future of reference-based pricing. Tolbert also penned an article for BenefitsPRO outlining tips for helping clients with short-term health plans.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote an article in Forbes about how meditation can bring focus in business.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Porch.com listed Focus Builders, LLC [Seth Argo] as one of the top 10 home builders in Ashland City, Tenn.

In the News:

An interview with Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] about how consumerism and patient experience are steering trends in hospital design was published in Healthcare Finance News.

BerniePortal [Alex Tolbert] was mentioned in a Nashville Medical News article for its recent partnership with payroll provider Proliant. Alex was quoted in a CNBC article about what an Amazon Prime Day could look like for health care, which was reposted by Yahoo Canada Finance.

An interior designer from Focus Builders, LLC [Seth Argo] was quoted in a Nashville House & Home & Garden article about design trends for transitional kitchens. The same designer was quoted in another Nashville House & Home & Garden article about tile pattern trends.

The Tennessee Tribune shared the announcement that Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] hired its 1,000th employee. Markets Insider shared that the company opened a new location in Milan, Tenn.

The Nashville Post and the Tennessean mentioned Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] for contributing to the campaign of vice mayoral candidate Jim Shulman. Another Tennessean article mentioned Bone for being a prominent fundraiser for the local Democratic Party.

John Arndt [DWC Construction Company, Inc.] was quoted in a WSMV story about how Nashville’s traffic is impacting the construction industry.

A Nashville Medical News article featured Lovell Communications [Rosemary Plorin] for promoting an employee to senior advisor.

An article in The Cap Times about a new entrepreneurial hub in Madison, Wis. mentioned the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] for having a similar setup.

Burger Up [Jim Lewis] was mentioned for its veggie burger options in the Nashville Scene. The restaurant was mentioned in another Nashville Scene article about noteworthy local burgers.

WSMV, Fox 6 News and WMC Action News 5 quoted customers from Smokin Thighs [Matthew Carney] about their thoughts on the new soccer stadium being built at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was quoted in Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal articles about the opening of Nashville’s first prefab condo complex. The Nashville Post also mentioned Village Real Estate Services for naming a new director of recruitment.

The Williamson Source featured Hytch Rewards [Robert Hartline] for sponsoring Van’s Warped Tour.

JONDIE [Rebecca Davis] was featured in the Williamson Source for hosting a community celebration in honor of its 10th birthday.

A chef from The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in Westword for participating in Denver’s Slow Food Nations culinary event. Pinewood Social was mentioned in AOL and Us Weekly articles for its recent visit from celebrity couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. The Nashville Post mentioned Merchants in an article about its downtown building being for sale, and Eater Nashville mentioned Le Sel in an article about a former chef. A chef from Bastion was mentioned in an Atlanta Journal Constitution article for participating in an upcoming festival. The bar manager for Henrietta Red was quoted in a Garden & Gun Magazine article about bourbon cocktails.

The Nashville Business Journal featured a Q&A with 40 Under 40 winner Chris Redhage [ProviderTrust]. Another Nashville Business Journal article discussed Pinnacle’s recent signing as a corporate sponsor of Nashville Soccer Club. Cincinnati.com reported on the club’s recent tie against Futbol Club Cincinnati. The Herald-Citizen also shared the news of the tie game. The Murfreesboro Post and the Wilson Post touted the club for how successful it has become.

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House [Austin Ray] was featured in a Nashville Scene article about the fresh-made shandies it’s offering this summer. M.L. Rose was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal as one of the retailers coming to the new Capitol View mixed-use development near the Gulch.

The Herald-dispatch mentioned Anchor Investments LLC [Micah Lacher], which recently purchased a shopping center in Huntington, W. Va.

Elliott Holt [Medi-Copy Services Inc.] was quoted in an Inc. article in which entrepreneurs gave advice on how to foster teamwork in the workplace.

The East Nashvillian quoted Dave Puncochar [Good Wood Nashville] about his business and its new showroom opening soon.

LINES Inc. [Trent Sullivan] was mentioned as the designer of KeepTruckin’s new office in a Nashville Business Journal article.

Caregivers by WholeCare [Elizabeth Moss] hired two more employees, as reported in the Nashville Post.

The Brentwood Home Page mentioned Snapshot Interactive [Mark Scrivner], which will be making a documentary for Brentwood’s 50th anniversary.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was listed as a resource to find pricing for medical procedures in a HowStuffWorks article about negotiating a medical bill. A price from the service was cited in an NPR article about the medical costs that a father and son faced after serious hand injuries. A Clarion Ledger article also cited the service for the average price of a CT scan.

Nashville Medical News featured Virsys12 [Tammy Hawes] for its recent accolades and funding.

Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

Jerry Bostelman founded Vaco with a few simple ideas in mind: to create a place where the talented malcontents of the world could be free to do work they love, where smart companies could connect with exceptional humans, and where people would work hard, have fun, and never want to leave. Just your typical every day, life-changing stuff.

He started out with just one employee - himself - to serve as top salesperson and recruiter, website developer, accountant, payroll clerk, executive admin, A/R manager, treasurer, copywriter, and general performer of duties not otherwise assigned. He has now joyfully fired himself from all of the above in favor of much more qualified applicants, but that scrappy entrepreneurial flame still burns bright at the heart of everything Vaco does.

Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to more than 35 offices across the globe, 800+ employees, more than 4,200 consultants and $450M in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 11 years and is dedicated to developing long-term relationships, life-long careers and creative client solutions.

Whether you need a highly specialized subject-matter expert for six months, a fresh team of sharp professionals to help you through the busy season, or a nationwide search for a highly qualified C-suite executive, vetting and hiring industry professionals can become an all-consuming task. Finding the right skill set takes time and energy; finding the right overall fit can feel like a gamble. Vaco is there to take the headache out of both.

Attracting hard-to-find top talent and delivering it to your door is what Vaco does best. Vaco is a different kind of company, built on an uncommon culture that values personal empowerment and fierce entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information or to schedule a Forum visit, please contact:

Jessika Poirier Hatchell




Jennie Dice






Other Upcoming Events

Learning From Legends Series with Jim Ed Norman
July 26, 2018 4pm-6pm Quonset Hut, 34 Music Square East
Here are two things you don't often hear in the same sentence: "really creative" and "great manager."  Unless you are talking about Jim Ed Norman – a man who has led two huge record labels – and written arrangements for and/or produced some of the most iconic albums ever recorded. Jim currently serves as CEO, Recorded Music and Publishing for Curb/Word Entertainment. This is a man who gets stuff done- and has a great time doing it. He is also one of the best storytellers you will ever hear. Don't miss this rare chance to meet and hear from a true legend of Nashville's music industry! We will also be hosting a happy hour after the event at The Rusty Nail (formerly South), 1524 Demonbreun Street. Due to limited space at the historic Quonset Hut, this event is open only to members and Strategic Alliance Partners- no guests. REGISTER NOW

The EO NERVE Conference
September 12-14, Buffalo, NY
One of the very best ways to get more out of your EO membership is to get out of Nashville and enjoy the regional and global opportunities of EO.  So register for NERVE now
SPEAKERS:  They have a schedule full of great speakers, such as Jim Kelly (Pro Football Hall of Fame), Rhonda Kallman (Samuel Adams Brewery), Megan Bruneau (The Failure Factor), among many others.
SOCIAL: How cool is this??? The opening ceremony is at Niagara Falls! The other nighttime events will be fantastic, plus there are lots of cool MyEO events available such as salmon fishing, sailing, golfing, and foodie events.
PRICE: $1,495.00
FURTHER DISCOUNTS: If your entire forum attends (this is a great opportunity to tack onto your forum retreat!) the forum gets $1000! Also, new members can use their event voucher of $500 off.
REGISTER HERE: www.eonerve.com