EO Nashville Member News – July 24

July 24, 2020


NEW – EO Community Groups!

We created 7 new community groups based on home zip codes. These have been formed to connect members on a smaller scale for fellowship, safety and connections. We kicked off the first event this week in East Nashville and will be hosting additional events in July and August. Please be on the lookout for an invitation for your group! Belle Meade is coming soon! All others have been sent.

Belmont Executive Learning Series

July 28, 2020, 11:30am-12:30pm, Virtual
Join this lunch and learn on Creating a Winning Organiztional Culture. The panel will include Robin Everhart-Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Blake Simpson-CKE Restaurants and Karen Thompson- HCA. Only 6 spots available! REGISTER

EO Summer School!

Quarantine got you down? Feeling disconnected? Join EO Global's EO Summer School! This is an 8- week interactive virtual learning and networking program where you will be challenged to think bigger, dig deeper and confront your own assumptions about reality. MORE INFO


Catalyst Class 10 Referrals

We need your HELP!

LAST CHANCE to take 60 seconds to think about business owners you know who could use a little help right now, and recommend them for the Catalyst program. CLICK HERE to submit their information and we will reach out! Michael Burcham and Matt Charette have spent hours and hours tweaking the content to make it as applicable to the current situation as possible and they continue to make adjustments to the details to make it incredibly effective.  

Also, FYI we are working towards a hybrid of in-person classes at the EC Learning Center as well as zoom options, and as always there will be some scholarships available.

We want to make Catalyst 10 just as awesome as your experience + the most diverse class ever and need your help to make it happen. Thanks in advance for your support!

CLICK HERE for a video to share!




Please welcome our newest EO Nashville Strategic Alliance Partner, orangethreadLIVE! If you were on the Scott Rouse webinar yesterday, you experienced their incredible technology!


When it comes to in-person, or virtual events, the production element usually becomes the biggest headache for event planners, organizers or leaders. They want to abolish those headaches, and make events incredible at the same time! 

Have you ever been frustrated by a rogue crew member, a production partner that didn’t fulfill their promises, a vendor with a surprise charge on their final invoice, or just stale creative ideas for your event? Those are all headaches that Orange Thread LIVE has been removing for our clients for the past 12 years!  
Wanting to go virtual? We’d love to help you make a successful and elevated event online too! Our team isn’t new to streaming, we’ve been doing it since starting our company, and we’d love to help you choose the right platform, get the right equipment and make your next virtual event a huge success. 

Reach out to Luke today to remove the headaches!

Luke McElroy



Articles & Columns

The Tennessean published a column by David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] about Nashville being well positioned for the coming economic expansion. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about MongoDB and HollyFrontier for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha.

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Dalton Group] wrote an article for Forbes about the two marketing questions prospects ask his agency most often. 

In the News

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the news several times this week, including: 

Nashville Post:


WKRN featured Good Wood Nashville [Dave Puncochar] for raising money for those impacted by COVID-19 by selling “Nashville  Strong” and “Tennessee Strong” signs.

StyleBlueprint quoted Marcelle Guilbaeau [Marcelle Guilbeau Interior Design] about how an interior design virtual consultation works. 

Henrietta Red [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] is temporarily pivoting to Henrietta’s Fish Camp + Party Market, a seaside shack-inspired pop-up, according to Eater Nashville

The Nashville Post reported that Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] will serve as the architect on a mixed-use project eyed for Germantown. 

Williamson Source included Jondie [Rebecca Davis] on a list of where to buy masks and other face coverings. 

An employee at Crosslin [Justin Crosslin] was quoted in a NewsChannel5 story about how some unemployment recipients may not realize that their benefits are considered taxable income.

WKRN included Matthew Charette [MDC Group] in a story about Five Points business owners persevering through the March tornado and the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond the Edge and Drifters were featured in the lyric video for Miranda Lambert’s new single “Dark Bars,” according to Rolling Stone

Trinisys [David Box] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal for how the pandemic has affected the company’s move to their new office space in Brentwood. 

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] was included in Real Leaders’ crisis survival guide featuring how CEOs and executives are leading their companies from home. 

Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] is serving as the general contractor for the Nashville Yards development, as reported by Commercial Property Executive. The company is the construction manager on an I-24 project in Chattanooga, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

The Tennessean published a guest column by Andrew Kintz, executive vice president of First Horizon Bank’s Music Industry Group, about why Paycheck Protection Program loans are so critical to helping Nashville’s music and entertainment businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic.