EO Nashville Member News - June 26

June 26, 2020

There will be no newsletter next Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

It's 2020-2021 Directory Time!

Please take 5 minutes to review your member profile at www.eonashville.com to make sure that all of your information is correct for the next directory- including your headshot.  Updates should be completed by July 10th. 


Scott Rouse- Spies and Lies in the Boardroom

July 23, 2020       
7:30am- 9:00am

Hope you can join Scott Rouse for this 4 step walk through the process of learning the nonverbal cues to look for and the ones to dismiss when you are hunting deception.  We will also offer a virtual option. 


Belmont Executive Learning Series

July 28, 2020

Join this virtual lunch and learn discussion on creating a winning organizational culture.  Bring your questions too!  Only 6 spots available!


EO Together Global Events

Entrepreneurs are dedicated learners, capable of navigating business setbacks and personal losses with resilience, innovation and connection. This is why EO and its members are working tirelessly to organize, host and share online events. You can participate in sessions on everything from cash flow to crisis parenting.  EO members continue to connect, learn and grow together during these difficult times.

CLICK HERE to see upcoming events!




Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Artisan Mid Cap Value Fund, Goldman Sachs Growth Opportunities Fund and Kimberly-Clark Corp for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha.

Awards & Recognition

The Tennessean released its annual list of Nashville’s top workplaces and included:

  • DWC Construction Company [John Arndt]
  • Concept Technology [James Fields]
  • ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage]

In the News

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] appeared on The Startup Life podcast to discuss his journey through addiction and the mask-free movement.

WZTV featured Dan Cook [Dragon Park] in a story about Nashville businesses weighing the pros and cons of reopening.

The Nashville Post reported that Mark Deutschmann [Core Development Services] was the agent on a sold condo in the CityLights tower. 

In a Wall Street Journal article about small businesses racing to spend Paycheck Protection Program funds before forgiveness rules were relaxed, Brigette Edwards [Orangetheory Fitness] was featured for following the program’s rules to keep her staff off unemployment.

Hunter Gee [Smith Gee Studio], the architect on record for a new Midtown tower, was quoted by the Nashville Business Journal about the building plan’s modifications. Smith Gee Studio has also been hired to craft a piece of a new Germantown development, according to the Nashville Business Journal

Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] named the new executive chef for The Catbird Seat, who previously worked at Bastion, according to the Nashville Post. Hoodline listed The Patterson House as one of the best cocktail bars in Nashville. 

The property next to Burger Up [James Lewis] on 12South is available for lease, according to the Nashville Business Journal

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

Becker’s Spine Review: 


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Yahoo! Sports:

The Peterborough Examiner quoted Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] about the new immigration law’s effect on Canadians entering the U.S. to work. 

New Constructs [David Trainer] was mentioned in Yahoo! Finance, Waters Technology and Tullahoma News for launchings its Advisory Board of FinTech leaders and experts to drive the next stage of growth and distribution for the firm. Trainer was also featured as a guest on Bloomberg Daybreak.

Rory Vaden [Brand Builders Group] was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News about his favorite TED Talk about time management. 

StyleBlueprint quoted a dermatologist from REN Dermatology & Laser Center [Jennifer Lee] about potential underlying conditions of white spots seen on fingernails.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] appeared on CNBC to discuss whether the market’s recent rally is justified given the boost of stimulus. He was also quoted in a CNBC article about the coronavirus sell-off sending investors into money market funds.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

StyleBlueprint quoted Teresa JW Bailey [Waddell & Associates] in an article about financial planning during the coronavirus pandemic and how to avoid financially devastating mistakes.