EO Nashville Member News – June 18

June 18, 2021


Belmont Executive Learning Series with Ketch Secor- Old Crow Medicine Show

June 22, 2021

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

VIRTUAL/Limited in person spots

Join Ketch Secor (lead singer of Old Crow Medicine Show) for Will the Circle Be Unbroken: A reflection on life, country music, Nashville, and diversity’s place “In the Circle.”You will get to watch Ketch's TEDxNashville presentation, and have one-on-one time with him discussing diversity, equity and “pulling out a chair” of inclusion. 

Only 4 spots remain, so REGISTER TODAY!


EO Exchange: Selling For An Irrationally High Valuation

June 25, 2021

Join Jim Cumbee of Tennessee Valley Group to learn how to sell your business for an irrational valuation.  He will explain how understanding your industry well enough will help make this happen! REGISTER


It's Back to Business in TN!  So What's Next?

July 14, 2021


Join us for breakfast and a great discussion with Bob Rolfe, Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Courtney Pogue, the newly hired director of the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development.

Bob will provide a true economic outlook on the State of Tennessee, including recruiting new businesses and industry to our state and how his group is supporting your companies as well!  We’ll then hear from Courtney Pogue who will bring it home to share exactly how Nashville is rebounding from all the city has been through this last year. 

This informative event will be held in the heart of all the action, at the brand new National Museum of African American Music. EO will also provide an opportunity for anyone interested to tour the museum after the event! REGISTER


Upcoming EO Nashville Events

Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events!  
More details to come....

EO Nashville Family Reunion at First Horizon Park
August 22nd


Moveable Feast
October 6, 2021


Holiday Party
December 4, 2021



EO Summer School


EO Summer School is back with a new three-week program designed to help you explore and learn one (or two!) specific areas of practical study. This time you can choose your own adventure by signing up for "The Brand Storytelling Lab," "The E-commerce Lab," or both.

EO is partnering with two great organizations and recognized industry experts to bring you practical, hands-on learning experiences capable of transforming your business inside and out.  In the The Brand Storytelling Lab, participants will learn directly from members of the StoryBrand team (including founder Don Miller) how to level up their business through clear messaging and powerful storytelling. Participants in the The E-commerce Lab  will learn how to navigate – and master – the fast-paced e-commerce world from Bob Dashtizad of the Sasha Group, a VaynerX company.

And that’s not all!

Both labs will feature several incredible speakers who will pique your interest, boost your confidence and expand your abilities in brand storytelling and e-commerce. 

Ready to learn and level up? REGISTER HERE

Registration closes on 2 July 2021.


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EO member benefits:

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Select your region when signing up and your region will receive referral money to directly offset spending for EO.

Sign up for Fiverr Business HERE 


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Articles & Columns

Jeff Bradford [The Bradford Dalton Group] wrote about marketing techniques to carry your business through the pandemic for Constructor Magazine.

Caregivers by WholeCare [Elizabeth Moss] contributed an article to Williamson Source about how to keep dementia patients safe at home.

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about O’Reilly Automotive And Kirby Corporation and The Most Overstated And Understated FCF In The S&P 500 Post 1Q21 Earnings for Forbes.

Awards & Recognition

PrintingNews included Allen Printing Company [Steven Curnutte] in the top six of its list of 2021 Top 100 Small Commercial Printers.

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi] has been named one of three honorees in the real estate category of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences 25th Annual Webby Awards, according to Jacksonville Business Journal.

Landscape Services, Inc. [Doug Stacey] was included in Landscape Managements list of the top 150 landscaping firms.

E.O. Nashville welcomed 36 new members, as reported in the Nashville Post:

Cameron Bailey [Empire Homes]

John Bell [Bell Law, Settlement Services, LLC]

Chris Blair [The Listening Room Cafe]

Ross Booher [Latitude]

Colin Callahan [Acklen Avenue]

John Casacarano [Beast Brands Inc.]

Dave Childers [Residential Investment Advisors]

Andrew Denny [Textures Nashville]

Sarah Douglass [Back to Nature LLC]

John Dyke [The Turnip Truck]

Austin Evans [Evans Glass Company]

John Farrell [Import Flowers]

Luke Freeman [Wizard Creations]

Craig Fulcher [DWC Construction]

David Gilpin [Gilpin Facial Plastics]

Brent Lawrence [Global Product Sources]

Johan Madriz [Distribuidora Limena Inc.]

Jonathan May [Y&J Music LLC]

John Montgomery [Montgomery Classic Construction]

Matt Neuhaus [Neuhaus Foot & Ankle]

Clay Nicholas [Vibronyx, Inc.]

Ivan Ospina [Qubits Energy LLC]

William Paddock [WAP Sustainability]

Joel Pape [Pape Ventures, Inc.]

Ilex Pounders [Made in TN]

Susan Richardson [MillarRich, LLC]

Aimee Romero [Love and Science]

Caleb Roth [Stain & Seal Experts]

Scott Russo [Misco Industrial LLC]

Drew Sloss [Climb]

Scott Spiro [SugarShot] – transferred from EO Los Angeles

Mark Stoner [Ashbusters Chimney Service, Inc.]

Kyle Trafton [Matter Collective, LLC]

Taylor Thomas [Samplize, Corp.]

Dean Wegner [Authentically American]

Robert Young [Covert Results]


In the News

Adventureworks [Jennifer Halverson] was included in a roundup of Father’s Day activities by Williamson Source.

REBusiness Online shared that Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi] has opened Vista Brooklyn, a Jacksonville, Florida area apartment community situated between Five Points and downtown.

The Nashville Scene wrote about The Catbird Seat’s [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] Juneteenth collaboration with Chef Jonny Rhodes. Henrietta Red was mentioned in a Washingtonian feature about a new restaurant opening in Washington by the same creators. The Nashville Guide included Patterson House and Bashion in a roundup of “Nashville’s Bar and Speakeasy Scene.”

Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] sat down with Nashville Post to discuss his thoughts about the pandemic and its long-term impacts.

myVU wrote about Healthcare Bluebook’s [Jeff Rice] new security features. The Denver Business Journal spoke to Healthcare Bluebook’s co-founder Bill Kampine about how “2021 health revenue trends could impact Denver employers.”

Nashville Guru included Made in TN [Ilex Pounders] in a Nashville Father’s Day roundup.

Michael Brody-Waite [Mask-Free Movement LLC] was interviewed on the EO 360° with Dave Will podcast about his incredible story on addiction, recovery, and how his experience impacts his life and his business. He was also interviewed by Paul Smith on the Lead With a Story podcast about how he went from a drug addict on the street to CEO and what you can learn about leadership from his journey.

The Hendersonville Standard mentioned M.L. Rose [Austin Ray] as one of the vendors at the upcoming Porch Fest event.

The blog MyStyleSpot included advice to moms from NuBody Concepts [Klaus Thieme] in an article about “reclaiming your body after childbirth.”

The Columbus Dispatch, NBC4i Columbus and Philly Mag announced that The Peach Truck [Stephen Rose] is starting its seasonal deliveries in their respective areas. Two blogs, The Armenian Kitchen and Biscuits and Burlap, included Peach Truck peaches in a recipe. PureWow included a Peach Truck recipe in its list of summer seafood recipes to try.

Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] was mentioned in Garden and Gun for its work with Common House, a modern social club that recently opened its third location in Chattanooga.

The Maggie Stephens Interiors blog mentioned Samplize [Taylor Thomas] in an article about choosing white paint colors.

Shore Capital [Michael Burcham] has tapped Kenneth Zongor to serve as chief financial officer for an Atlanta-based portfolio company, according to Nashville Post.

Nashville Post reported that Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] has been commissioned  to work on an affordable housing development at 900 Dickerson Pike in Nashville.

Von Elrod’s [Austin Ray] is among the restaurants and vendors participating in the “Shots on Goal” coupon book to incentivize getting the COVID-19 vaccine, as reported in the Tennessee Tribune and NewsChannel 5.

Wildkin [John Rosen] was included in a round up of “Best Lunch Boxes for Kids” in Parents Magazine. It was also included in a roundup of “Best Backpacks for Kids” in Motherly.


Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank is providing a $56.5 million construction loan to a real estate agency for a two-tower Parke West project under construction near the intersection of West End Avenue and Interstate 440 in Nashville, according to the Nashville Post.