EO Nashville Member News – June 25

June 25, 2021


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

July 14, 2021, 7:30am-9:00am, NMAAM

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.

This informative event will be held 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

EO Nashville Family Reunion

August 22, 2021, 4:00pm-7:00pm, First Horizon Park

Join your EO Nashville family for a reunion at First Horizon Park!
Bring your spouse and kids to enjoy an afternoon at the ball field!  More details to come... REGISTER

SAVE THE DATE - EO Moveable Feast 

October 6, 2021, 6:30pm-11:00pm

Mark your calendars for this annual EO Nashville favorite!  We will be updating you soon with further details on location, restaurants, etc. REGISTER

EO Powerhouse Speakers Series

The EO Powerhouse Series is designed to give exclusive access to thought leaders and change-makers across various industries.

You will hear first-hand about their stories, challenges and the journeys that have brought them to where they are today through real-time virtual keynote and moderated interview sessions.

This series was created in partnership between the Learning Committee and the EO Board. It is FREE for all EO members.

Check out the upcoming schedule:

Jay Shetty
July 13, 2021

With more 8 billion views on his viral videos and 40 million followers across social media, Jay Shetty is on a mission to make wisdom go viral. Join us to hear first-hand about his journey and why Forbes 30 Under 30 calls him a game changer in the world of media.

Trevor Noah
August 31, 2021

Global comedian, successful author, philanthropist, and celebrated TV Host, Trevor Noah, joins us to share his story and how he is using laughter to change the world.

Jane Goodall
September 23, 2021

Considered the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall, has done tremendous work in the world of conservation and animal welfare for over 60 years. She has dedicated her life to improving the lives of people, animals, and the environment because she truly believes that everything is connected and everyone can make a difference. 

REGISTER HERE for all sessions

We Need Catalyst Referrals!

We need your HELP!

Our Catalyst 11 recruitment events are quickly approaching on July 22nd and July 30th.  Please take a minute to think about business owners you know who might want to attend these events to learn more about this amazing program!

CLICK HERE to submit their information and we will reach out!

We want to fill the Catalyst 11 class with awesome entrepreneurs + the most diverse class ever and need your help to make it happen. Thanks in advance for your support!

Ash Greyson
Ribbow Media Group

Hubby, daddy of seven and entrepreneur, Ash has marketed more than 100 movies and has co-founded four new companies since 2018 that have 7+ figures in yearly revenue.

What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?
Things happen “gradually, then suddenly.” From Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises"

Best business book you’ve ever read?
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?
Be careful who you partner with in business. Also, never take an Ambient and a laxative before bed, same result as a bad business partner.

How do you de-stress after a particularly hard day?
Fire up the Calm app and write in my gratefulness journal

What are you most looking forward to this year? 
Seeing people’s beautiful faces with no masks, Zoom filters or Tiger King backgrounds.

What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this?
Tha band Hanson were the best men at my wedding. MMMtrue.

What EO benefit has been most valuable to you? 
I love my forum and the health benefits were a real life saver last year.  

CLICK HERE if you’d like to submit an item for EO Member News.

Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about S&P 500 companies with the most misleading street earnings, Target and Didi Chuxing for Forbes.

The Tennessean published an article by JJ Rosen [Atiba] about his efforts to unplug from work and relax on vacation.

John Dyke [The Turnip Truck] wrote an article about why local farms are the key to Nashville’s health for the Tennessean.

Awards & Recognition

The Tennessean published its 2021 Top Workplaces of Middle Tennessee. Ashbusters Chimney Service [Mark Stoner] ranked 16th, Concept Technology [James Fields] ranked 19th, Atiba [JJ Rosen] ranked 27th and DWC Construction [John Arndt & Craig Fulcher] ranked 33rd in the small companies category.

Sherry Deutschmann’s [BrainTrust] book “Lunch with Lucy” was the gold winner in the business & economic (adult nonfiction) category in the 2020 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

In the News

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in The Real Deal about Compass share price falling after its IPO. He also appeared on TD Ameritrade to speak about this quarter’s record earnings and why they are misleading for some companies.

StyleBlueprint published a list of must-eat dishes in Nashville, which included the spinach artichoke dip at Green Hills Grille [Joleyn Smithing].

Moo TV [Scott Scovill] is a lighting supplier for Toby Keith’s tour, according to LiveDesign. The Meeting Magazines reported that Moo TV is a partner of Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.

The SEO specialist for Atiba [JJ Rosen] was interviewed by Thrive about how to effectively leverage the power of digital marketing, PPC and email to dramatically increase sales. Atiba sponsored the Greater Nashville Technology Council’s Summer Party, according to the Nashville Post.

The Akron Beacon Journal announced that The Peach Truck [Stephen Rose] will be in the Akron, Ohio area this summer.

Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] released new images of its practice facility and announced a third-quarter groundbreaking, according to the Nashville Business Journal and the Nashville Post. The Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post also reported that the club bought the land for the facility this week.

Thrillist included M.L.Rose [Austin Ray] on its list of the best burger joints in Nashville.

Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications] is a member of the 2021-22 board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, according to the Nashville Post and Williamson Home Page.

The Nashville Post reported that The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] represented the seller of an apartment complex near Nashville International Airport.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] is a partner of Let Music Sing! Music City July 4th, according to The Meeting Magazines.

Nashville Post reported that Mosaic Consulting Group [Vicki Hill] has signed a deal to acquire Westward Consulting, a San-Antonio based peer.

Liza Graves [StyleBlueprint] told StyleBlueprint about one thing she’s eliminating from her life once and for all post-pandemic.

Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurant Henrietta Red was listed as a Tennessee seafood restaurant that is worth a visit from any part of the state by Only In Your State. The dumplings at Locust were included in a list of must-eat dishes in Nashville by StyleBlueprint.

BioCycle featured The Compost Company [Clay Ezell] in an article about how the business manages composting processes and equipment.

Sherry Deutschmann [BrainTrust] was mentioned as an investor and mentor in a Thrive Global interview.

StyleBlueprint asked Matthew Charette [MDC Group] about one thing he is eliminating from his life once and for all post-pandemic.

Work is set to start on an East Nashville food and beverage business planned by Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group], which Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] will design, the Nashville Post reported.

Michael Burcham [Shore Capital Partners] is a member of the board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, according to Nashville Post and Brentwood Home Page.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank was recognized as one of the 2021 Top Workplaces of Middle Tennessee in the large company category by the Tennessean.