EO Nashville Member News - June 8

June 8, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Renewal Season is HERE!
A huge thanks to all who paid their 2018-2019 dues at the 30th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday. If you have not yet paid, you should have received an emailed invoice yesterday. Please email Karen@eonashville.com if you have not! All members who pay by TODAY at 5pm will also receive additional Forum Olympic points. The rules read as follows:
Forums will receive 50 points per member that renews by June 8, 2018 unless otherwise specified by the Finance Chair. If all members of a Forum renew their membership prior to the deadline, the Forum will receive an additional 300 bonus points. Renewals processed after the deadline do not count, to receive these points, all members must be renewed before the deadline on June 8th. Note, the EO Global deadline for renewals is June 30, 2018. These points are awarded for proactively renewing your membership by the end of the business day on June 8, 2018 unless otherwise specified by the Finance Chair.

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.  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!


EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for the Tennessean about higher uninsured rates leading to more expensive health premiums.

Kelly Holt, a wellbeing strategy consultant and certified health coach for Paradigm Group [Bob Levy], penned a Nashville Business Journal article about how to create a workplace wellbeing program.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

As reported in the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal, the following EO Members received 2018 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards from the Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville:

  • Chris Redhage [ProviderTrust Inc.]
  • Elliott Noble-Holt [MediCopy Services, Inc.]
  • Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations]
  • Staci Bockman [312 Pizza Company]
  • Byran Fort of Eakin Partners LLC [Barry Smith]
  • Drew Hendrickson of LBMC Technology Solutions [Jeff McCorpin]

Henrietta Red [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was named a winner at the 14th annual Hospitality Design Awards for its interior design.

In The News:

StyleBlueprint featured a new home in the Oak Hill community that was developed by Focus Builders, LLC [Seth Argo]. An employee from the company was interviewed by Nashville House & Home & Garden about using quartz countertops in kitchen designs.

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was featured in The Tennessee Tribune for winning InsideARM’s “Best Call Centers to Work For” award.

The Nashville Business Journal interviewed Bethany Newman [ST8MNT] for an article about EO Nashville’s outstanding female members.

A WTVA article about immigrant doctors in rural America who are struggling to acquire green cards included a comment from Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser, PC]. Siskind was also quoted in an Independent article about the U.S. government losing track of immigrant children after placing them with sponsor families.

Business Williamson featured LBMC Technology Solutions [Jeff McCorpin] for expanding its cyber security programs.

Burger Up [Jim Lewis] was mentioned in the Williamson Source for adding a vegan burger option to its menu.

A Nashville Post article about the new Brentwood Commons office building mentioned Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] as the general contractor for the project.

Oak Tree Partners LLC [K. Clay Haynes] was featured in a Tennessean article about the company’s re-zoning appeal to the Gallatin City Council.

A Nashville Post article about a property for sale in East Nashville mentioned SnapShot Interactive [Mark Scrivner] as a company located near the site. The article also mentioned Landscape Services, Inc. [Doug Stacey] and DWC Construction Company, Inc. [John Arndt] for winning an award for a recent project located near this property.

Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Robert Bone] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for relocating its Hendersonville office.

The Brentwood Home Page mentioned Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] for being a title sponsor of golfer Dawson Armstrong.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] was mentioned in an Inc. article for its accelerator programs.

StyleBlueprint listed Smokin’ Thighs [Matthew Carney] as an option for dining out with one’s dad for Father’s Day.

Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was featured in the Nashville Post for opening its new office in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The company was also mentioned in a separate Nashville Post article for its marketing and sales work for a new Midtown development.

Radio Ink featured a Q&A about Zander Insurance’s [Shervin Eftekhari] advertising relationship with Dave Ramsey.

A Q&A with Leslie Embry [The Blowout Co.] about her career was featured in the Nashville Business Journal.

Virsys12 [Tammy Hawes] was featured in the Nashville Post for closing its first round of outside funding. The company was also mentioned in a separate Nashville Post article about a former employee.

The Franklin Home Page and the Brentwood Home Page mentioned Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] for providing food and beverages at a recent golf tournament. Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group] was also mentioned for being one of the chairs of the tournament.

Project 615 [Derek Evans] was mentioned in All Access for partnering with Lightning 100 to host the eighth annual 615 Day. The Winchester Herald Chronicle also mentioned the company for selling an exclusive Bonnaroo T-shirt.

Brit + Co mentioned Pinewood Social, The Catbird Seat and The Patterson House [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] as places to visit in Nashville. Condé Nast Traveler mentioned The Catbird Seat and Bastion in an article about an editor’s trip to Nashville. Pinewood Social was mentioned in a Taste of Country article reminiscing about Anthony Bourdain’s trip to Nashville, and Inc. mentioned the restaurant as a great place to talk business. The Lebanon Democrat mentioned Pinewood Social for offering a friendly environment for both business and socializing, and the Cheat Sheet listed it as one of the top places to get brunch in the United States. The Nashville Scene mentioned Bastion, Henrietta Red, Le Sel, The Band Box and Pinewood Social for participating in Negroni Week. Bastion was mentioned in the Atlanta Business Journal for making Esquire’s list of “Best Bars in America.” The Tennessean and Clarksville Online mentioned The Band Box in an article about going to Nashville Sounds games. Henrietta Red was mentioned in StyleBlueprint for its cauliflower steak dinner, and a chef from the restaurant was quoted in a Shape article about various ways to cook with sunchokes. Billboard also mentioned Henrietta Red for a photograph of Brett Young and Pete Fisher that was taken at the restaurant.

EO Partner Spotlight


Compass EAST delivers scalable, centralized and high-touch finance and accounting service teams for high growth businesses. Compass EAST works alongside its clients, providing financial insights to help business owners and investors assess, forecast and act with confidence.

Compass East works with organizations to standardize accounting processes, deliver timely financial reports, and create dynamic forecasts and dashboards. Compass East becomes part of its clients’ team, providing guidance for business growth, through in-depth analysis of current operations and the ability to establish benchmarks to chart their company’s future.

With cloud-based solutions, analytical guidance, and the expertise we bring from teaming up with a wide range of clients, Compass East enables organizations to better serve their customers and grow their company.

Service offerings include:

Weekly and monthly financial statements
Process and systems implementation
Historical accounting cleanup
Cashflow projections
Full three statement financial models
Audit support
Board packages

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

Dan McCarthy
(615) 800-8992 ext. 102




John Nevel
(615) 800-8992 ext. 101

Other Upcoming Events

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