EO Nashville Member News - June 1

June 1, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. 30th Anniversary Celebration – Less than 2 weeks away!
June 5, 4-8pm at the Country Music Hall of Fame 
What better way to celebrate the 30th EO Anniversary than with EO Founder Verne Harnish! 30 years ago a handful of young entrepreneurs came together with the idea to learn and grow through shared experiences, laying the foundation for what would become the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Three decades later, we are proud to celebrate EO’s 30th Anniversary, a significant milestone in our history and a testament to our impact as a global thought leader.
Our Nashville celebration includes hearing first hand from EO's founder, a brief State of the Chapter to look to our own future, a cocktail reception in the amazing Country Music Hall of Fame and a special guest appearance! Come reflect on our collective progress, embrace our extraordinary culture, and look ahead at more EO Nashville success and significance. Spouses/significant others are also welcome! You don't want to miss this event! 
Register here

2. Women of EO: You are invited!
Brittany Lorenzi is hosting a MyEO Patio Party "Happy Hour" on June 14th for the Women of EO, 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Collaborate, 2802 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN. 37204. REGISTER HERE

3.  We Need Your Help!
Please take 5 minutes to update your member profile at www.eonashville.com. We will begin taking data for the directory from the site early next week, and we want your information to be accurate! Please confirm that the following are correct:
*Your home and work addresses
*Your cell number – we often need this for last minute communication and this is the number we list in the directory
*Upload your headshot if it is missing or add a new one if desired – we will also pull this from the site for the directory
*Double check your spouse’s information – be sure to add their email on the personal information page if missing. We would like to do a better job of keeping them informed in the future.  

EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for BenefitsPRO about why offering a 401(k) is a valuable part of any employer’s recruitment strategy.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Hytch [Robert Hartline] received the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, as mentioned in the Williamson Source.

Esquire listed Bastion [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] on its list of the 21 “Best Bars in America,” as mentioned in Grub Street and the Baltimore Business Journal.

In The News:

Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio], Bethany Newman [ST8MNT], Rebecca Davis [Jondie] and Johnna Rightmyer [Juel Salon] were all interviewed in an article about EO Nashville having the most female members of any chapter in the global EO network, which was published in the Brentwood Home Page, Spring Hill Home Page, Nolensville Home Page and Business Williamson.

Healthcare Design Magazine featured an interview with Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] about the top five healthcare interior design topics that have had her attention lately.

Virsys12 [Tammy Hawes] was featured in Nashville Business Journal and Healthcare IT News articles for landing its first round of funding.

The CEO of Trinisys [David Box] was interviewed in the Nashville Post about the company’s addition of other sectors to its core health care work.

The Tennessee Star mentioned Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] for donating to Mayor David Briley’s campaign.

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in the Tennessean for bringing new activity to 1st Ave. South.

An employee from Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] was quoted in a Nashville Post article about a recent update to the state’s tax code. The employee was also featured in a Q&A with the Nashville Post about changes to Nashville’s technology job market.

Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin and Bryan White] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for promoting its marketing coordinator.

Thrillist mentioned Greko [Tony Darsinos] for participating in the upcoming Taste of Music City food festival.

The Nashville Post and the Chattanoogan featured stories on Hytch’s [Robert Hartline] recent partnership with Reliant Bank.

Will Newman [Edley’s Bar-B-Que] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal article reminiscing on the opening of his other restaurant, Pancho & Lefty’s. Edley’s Bar-B-Que was also mentioned in a Tennessee Tribune article about the mayoral special election.

The Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page and Williamson Source mentioned Project 615 [Derek Evans] for participating in the upcoming Porchfest live music event.

The Robb Report mentioned The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] for its U-shaped set-up, and Sputnik International quoted the restaurant’s beverage director in an article about a new trend in coffee offerings. Pinewood Social was mentioned in a Bloomberg article about the recent trend of mixing fine dining and entertainment. The bar manager for Henrietta Red was quoted in a VinePair article about the best tiki cocktails.

A chef from Josephine [Jim Lewis] will be participating in a dinner benefiting the James Beard Foundation, as reported in the Northside Neighbor.

WBRC featured 312 Pizza [Staci Bockman] in an article about the number of Chicago transplants coming to Nashville.

Michael Rustici [Watershed] was mentioned in a Nashville Business Journal article about Rustici Software, which is a company he co-founded.

The Tennessean mentioned the Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] in an article about the debate over the MLS stadium.

Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments, LLC] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about a church in East Nashville that he plans to convert into a hotel.

A Nashville Post article mentioned Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] for the company’s plan to construct a Hyatt Regency hotel in Nashville Yards. Another Nashville Post article also covered the project.

The Tennessean featured Parkside Builder’s [Brian Chastain] design centers and how they help buyers make decisions about their new homes.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser, PC] was quoted in a Newsweek article about Trump’s anti-immigration agenda.


EO Member Spotlight

Cullen Douglass, Douglass Financial Services LLC

Cullen Douglass was born and raised in Nashville. He graduated Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction in 1988. Cullen began his financial services career in 1989. Cullen is married to Kristen and they live in the Forest Hills area of Nashville. They have a daughter, Cammie, and twin boys, Harrison and Currey. Cullen's local community involvement includes The Session at Westminster Church, Family and Children Services, The Martha O'Bryan Center, Entrepreneurs' Organization, and past United Way Campaign Cabinets.

Cullen enjoys hiking the trails at Percy Warner Park and attending concerts in downtown Nashville weekly. He and his family enjoy travelling internationally each summer to immerse themselves in various cultures. Cullen is constantly recruiting friends to join him at Bonnaroo each year and on his weekend ski trips each winter.

Cullen Douglass obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2000. The CFP® certification marks identify professionals who have met the high standards of competency and ethics established and enforced by CFP Board. CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct require CFP® professionals to act in their clients’ best interests.

What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?

Decide what you're uniquely gifted at doing and spend as much of your day and time doing that. Outsource or have other people do everything else that you're not great at.

Best business book you’ve ever read?

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by James C. Collins

One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?

Getting the ego involved and making decisions based on the ego and not what's in the best interest of the business.

How to you de-stress after a particularly hard day?

Either going to Percy Warner Park and taking a hike or going downtown to see a concert

What EO event are you most looking forward to attending in the next few months?

I'm looking forward to attending my forum every month and having great conversations with the men and women that I meet with.

What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this?

I graduated from the School of Architecture at Auburn University

Any exciting plans for summer that you would like to share?

Going with my family to Florida and my 11th Bonnaroo.

Other Upcoming Events

Learning from Legends Series with Jim Ed Norman
July 26, 4-6 p.m. at 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. This is a man who gets stuff done and 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!

The EO NERVE Conference
September 12-14, 2018, Buffalo, NY

One of the 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. We have the perfect opportunity for you, and the discount ends May 31, 2018! Hear from great speakers, such as Jim Kelly (Pro Football Hall of Fame), Rhonda Kallman (Samuel Adams Brewery), Megan Bruneau (The Failure Factor), among many others. The opening ceremony is at Niagara Falls, and other MyEO events include salmon fishing, sailing, golfing and foodie events.
PRICE: $1,095
FURTHER DISCOUNTS: If your entire forum attends, (this is a great opportunity to tack onto your forum retreat!) the forum gets $1,000! Also, new members can use their event voucher of $500 off.
REGISTER HERE: www.eonerve.com