EO Nashville Member News – March 27

March 27, 2020



Webinar with EO Founder Verne Harnish

Please click on the link below for a message from Verne Harnish on the 5 C's for leading during a crisis.  You can also subscribe to regular communication from Verne by emailing his team at vharnish@gazelles.comWEBINAR


United with Nashville: COVID-19 Resources

We have added a section on our local website with resources including Virtual Events and Ways to Help.  Our hope is that members will use this to unite and help one another during this time! CLICK HERE


Leading During Turbulent Times with Strategic Alliance Partner, Navigate the Journey

April 2, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am
Register for this webinar to gain skills on leading during these trying times. REGISTER HERE


Ways to Help!

BUY LOCAL!       

ALWAYS look to support your EO member companies first! Open your directory and take a look at who you can help.  Although we are highlighting restaurants & retail, we want ALL of you to support each other.

EO & Catalyst member restaurants offering curbside pick-up and remember the option of buying a gift card:

Von Elrod’s - https://direct.chownow.com/order/9817/locations/13396

M.L. Rose - 8th Ave, Sylvan Park & Capitol View - https://mlrose.com/order-online/

Answer - family style meals to go, pre-ordered. https://www.answerrestaurant.com/

Sam’s Sports Bar - https://www.samssportsgrill.com/

Sperry's Cool Springs - https://www.sperrys.com

Smokin' Thighs - www.ordersmokinthighs.com 

Nadeen's Hermitage Haven - 615-873-1184

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace - 629-888-9180www.homegrownnashville.com  - Also delivering growlers via call-in orders!

East Nashville Beer Works - 615-891-3108-  www.eastnashbeerworks.shop/beer 

EO & Catalyst member retailers you can support – whether through online orders, buying gift cards, or in some cases curbside pickup of goods.





Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Call 615-434-4515 and they can help pick out toys, you can pay over the phone and they’ll put it in your trunk, or go to www.bskytoys.com

Other efforts related to supporting small businesses:

Dave Puncochar of Good Wood is offering Nashville Strong Signs and donating half of the the proceeds to the restaurant, cafe or small business of your choice! CLICK HERE for more information. 

(If you have a restaurant or retail location with options for members to easily support, OR know of other efforts to support others, please email eo@eonashville.com)


Virtual Forum Info

Check out this new Forum Bites episode on Tips For A SUCCESSFUL Virtual Meeting -  



Navigate The Journey




Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about the risk of investing in Kimberly-Clark, strong ROIC stocks and weak ROIC stocks for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha and Equities.com.

AllBusiness published a column by a coach at Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] about team engagement and the ratio of strategy and alignment. 

In the News

The Nashville Post announced that Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] is looking to develop 30 acres at Century Farms.

Sam’s Place and Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] are offering takeout and curbside pickup, according to Community Impact Newspaper

Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez], Von Elrod’s [Austin Ray], Burger Up [James Lewis], Henrietta Red, The Party Line [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] and Smokin’ Thighs [Matthew Carney] are all offering takeout, delivery or curb-side pickup amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Nashville Scene.

Nashville Eater mentioned that Von Elrod’s [Austin Ray] is offering takeout, curbside pick-up or delivery options for its beer.

Narcity listed Burger Up [James Lewis] as one of Nashville’s restaurants that is offering curbside pick-up, delivery or takeout.

The chef and co-owner of Henrietta Red and The Party Line [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] was quoted in an article by the Nashville Scene featuring tips for keeping yourself fed while in quarantine. The Nashville Scene also reported that The Party Line is offering online cooking classes on its website.

Mike Rustici [Watershed] was stranded in Peru following the country’s border closings, as reported by AP, Today, WKRN, WTVD and WJAR. Mike and his partner made it back to the states on March 21.

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


Nashville Post: 



Hardaway Construction [David Frazier] will build an apartment complex at the edge of Wedgewood-Houston, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

Multi-Housing News reported that Core Development Services [Mark Deutschmann] sold a five-acre development on Nolensville Pike.

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] was quoted in a Forbes article about unique marketing campaigns and the valuable lessons they teach. Bradford also offered tips for launching a brand-relevant blog for Forbes.