EO Nashville Member News – July 31

July 31, 2020


JOIN US – 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 have hosted 3 successful events and we have 4 more to go- Franklin, Oak Hill, Green Hills and West Nashville! Please be on the lookout for an invitation for your group! 


Spousal/Life Partner Virtual Happy Hour!

August 20, 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm
We will be hosting a virtual Happy Hour for all EO Spouses- whether they are currently in a Spousal Forum or not. This event will include a summer cocktail, games, a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods... and a great time for spouses to connect. SPOUSAL REGISTRATION


EO Think Tank- Navigating Proposed Property Taxes

August 27, 2020, 7:30am-9:00am, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Join your fellow EO Members for a Think Tank to discuss how to navigate the newly proposed property taxes. Space is limited to 12! REGISTER


Entrepreneurs' Organization Rebranding- EO 4.0


This is an exciting time to be part of EO. 

EO 4.0 branding is about putting members at the heart of the organization. This means focusing on delivering greater value across the EO network... and bringing fresh energy to EO through a new purpose and ambition.

The purpose is to help entrepreneurs achieve their full potential and to help members experience transformational growth, both personally and in business. 

CLICK HERE for an introduction of this new EO branding! 



Please join us in welcoming our new EO Nashville Strategic Alliance Partner, 
Mary Sobon of m2 consulting!

Mary Sobon partners with culture-driven business leaders to take on the complex challenges of scaling and change in order to take leadership performance of their teams to the next level.

Mary has supported performance development in more than 100 entrepreneurial organizations. She started m2 consulting after leaving the corporate world (Fortune 50 Company) of marketing and communications. Through one-one-one and group coaching that builds self-awareness, alignment, and models for healthy conflict, Mary focuses on helping leaders meet and expand their potential.

She has served as strategic coach and consultant for the Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization for the last 16 years, where she also been helping to develop senior leaders through Level Up, a proprietary program specifically designed to optimize the relationship between CEOs and their most senior leaders.


  • FROM CRISIS TO QUAGMIRE - How to keep your leaders engaged and motivated through the uncertainty of Covid.
  • LEADER EVOLUTION - 3 simple things that every entrepreneur can do to ensure their leaders can elevate to the next level as the business scales.
  • PSYCHOLOGY OF AN ENTREPRENEUR - How to help your leaders better undertand you and how you work. 

Mary Sobon



Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Gentex Corporation and General Motors for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal released its 2020 Fast 50 award list, which recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in Middle Tennessee, and included:

  • Bell & Associates [Darek Bell]
  • Hardaway Construction Corp. [David Frazier]
  • Absolute Wireless [Robert Hartline]
  • Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

In the News

Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] is donating the construction of a pedestrian bridge to Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms for East Nashville’s Shelby Park, according to the Nashville Post. The Nashville Post also reported that Bell & Associates will help oversee the construction of Nashville Yards. The Whiskey Wash reviewed the Dark Rye and Triple Smoke whiskeys from Corsair Distillery.

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] appeared on the BizWiz Podcast and Let's Grab Coffee Podcast to speak about his book and the mask free movement. 

The Nashville Post mentioned Mark Deutschmann [Core Development Services] for leading The CityLiving Group at Village Real Estate, which is managing the marketing and sale of condominiums that are being converted from apartments in The Gulch.

Brigitte Edwards [Orangetheory Fitness] was quoted by Fox17 Nashville in a story about small businesses hoping for more financial assistance as their PPP loans start to run out.

The Nashville Post reported that Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] designed two planned apartment buildings in Germantown.

The chef at Strategic Hospitality’s [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] Henrietta Red has modified the restaurant to Henrietta’s Fish Camp and The Party Market, offering a hybrid menu for carry-out, according to the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene

The Tennessean reported that M.L.Rose [Austin Ray] plans to open a fourth location in Mt. Juliet sometime in 2021. 

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in Fox17 Nashville for resuming training and the Tennessean for starting their season in mid-August. 

The Nashville Business Journal profiled Falon Scott [Evolution Event Solutions] as part of it’s 2020 Women of Influence series.