EO Nashville Member News – March 5

March 5, 2021

EO Level Up Informational Event
March 10, 2021
Virtual – Zoom

JOIN US to find out more about EO's Level Up program!

Level Up is a leadership skills development program designed to give experienced leaders tools and a peer group for experience and resource sharing that will help them take your company to the next level.

Hope you and your potential Level Up participant can join us for this informational event. REGISTER

EO Talks 

April 13, 2021
LIVE or Virtual

Don't miss this annual favorite with an opportunity to hear experiences from our very own EO members. This year's theme of "The Best Advice I Never Took" is sure to leave you with plenty to think about!

CLICK HERE to register for the LIVE event.

CLICK HERE to register for the LIVESTREAM.


Arbinger Institute 2-day workshop

May 12 & 13, 2021

LIVE or Virtual

This 2 day workshop on Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset is transformational, especially for such a time as this. You will work to reveal two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate—a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. Arbinger has a forty-year record of successfully helping organizational change efforts by equipping people to shift to an outward mindset. 

Member Cost- $100
In-person Guest- $300
Virtual Guest- $200
($895 Value)

CLICK HERE for the In-Person Training.

CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL training.


Upcoming EO Exchange Events

SEO is the New CEO
March 26, 2021


Join David Ross of Dev Digital for this conversation about SEO as the new CEO. A good CEO can help a company grow to its fullest potential by providing support and expertise to its employees. SEO is no different. A successful SEO campaign can gain your company's reputation with strategic backlinking and on-page content. These backlinks and content help your website drive your ideal customer straight to you by letting the search engines know you are not only supported in your industry, but that you are an expert in your field. 


Real Estate and Alternative Investment Strategies
April 2, 2021

Join two of our EO Strategic Alliance Partners for this Exchange event to find out what's up with Nashville real estate as well as other alternative timely investments you might want to learn about right now! Deborah Vahle and Mark Deutschmann will be participating from VILLAGE and Abby Spaulding and Andy Faught from Continuum Planning Partners!


Business For Sale! A Discussion of the Due Diligence of the Deal
April 9, 2021

Join EO Strategic Alliance Partner, David Jones with First Horizon, along with EO members Drew Goodmanson and Robert Hartline, to discuss the due diligence of the deal when putting your business up for sale!


Liability Exposure in the COVID Environment
April 16, 2021

Join EO Strategic Alliance Partner, Chan Dillon with WC Dillon/Insight Risk Management, and EO Member Ginger Jones to discuss Business Liability Exposure in the new COVID Environment.  


Cyber Security – Protecting Your Business
April 23, 2021

Register for this EO Exchange event led by EO Strategic Alliance Partner, Paul Steele with Martin & Zerfoss. EO member Debbie Gordon will also participate in the discussion!



Forum News


If your forum is looking for new members, please email Laura Miller as soon as possible to let her know- laura@eonashville.com 

We will be voting in new members at the board meeting next Thursday, March 11th. Here is the current placement timeline:

March 11 – The Board votes on new members & new members are notified
March 12 – List of approved members will be sent to Moderators to discuss with Forums who want to add members
March 12-19 – Discuss members with your Forum to determine preferences
March 19 – Share preferences with Laura before reaching out to the new members
April 6 & 8  - Forum training for new members
March 19 – April 30 – Meet and greets with new members, invitations
April 30 – Finalize placement
May – New members participate in their new Forum



If you are an incoming Forum Moderator and have not been forum trained in the last 5 years, please register for one of our upcoming trainings with Ellie Byrd.   We will offer an LIVE training and a VIRTUAL training.

CLICK HERE for the LIVE training on April 7, 2021 at Virgin Hotel 

CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL training on April 9, 2021


Trey Myers
Turnipblood Entertainment

Trey Myers is a 40 year old, southern, white male with a hot wife, two healthy boys, and an awesome life (...baby #3 arrives in April). 

Growing up in Americus, GA, Trey found creative ways to have fun in the country while becoming an alcoholic. He kicked the booze in 2007 and spent the next 13 years honing his ability to sell, problem solve, and create, while growing his network and building small businesses.

From Capitol Hill to the hills of northern California Trey has worked alongside white, blue, and no-collar individuals who have shaped how he sees business, marketing, and sales... 

Mr Myers minored in Afro-lit at the University of The District of Columbia and became the first male to receive a minor in Gender and Women studies from Georgia Southern University... and in 2016 he became a published author. 

90% of Trey's net worth has been derived from throwing dope frat parties.

What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?

Indecision is a decision.
Best business book you’ve ever read?

Think And Grow Rich
One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?

Not firing people soon enough
How to you de-stress after a particularly hard day?

Work out, cook, smoke weed, watch Joe Rogan excerpts on Youtube... preferably in that order
Did you come up with any creative social activities in 2020 that you would like to share? 

Driveway drinks, boating, and English style pheasant hunting 

What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this?

I detest Irish Travellers
What EO benefit has been most valuable to you during these uncertain times?

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Articles & Columns

Site-K Construction Zone published an article by Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] about how construction companies can rebound from COVID-19. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about earnings season, the alternative meat market, General Motors, General Mills and Dropbox in Forbes.

Awards & Recognition

A low-rise apartment building, designed by Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee], was recognized with a National Association of Homebuilders (NHB) Excellence in Multifamily Housing award, as reported by Yield Pro.

In the News

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] joined Cheddar to discuss jobless claims and when unemployment numbers may look more positive. Waddell & Associates director of development and wealth strategist was quoted in the Business Journals in a round-up article about “budget-friendly tips for boosting your business’ sales."

David Trainer [New Constructs, LLC] was quoted in Reuters and Money Life regarding GameStop, and he was featured in an interview on the TD Ameritrade Network. 

Jim Thomas [Thomas & Co.] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal on the effects the tornado and pandemic had on his company and how they got through it. 

Edward Stewart [Stewart Transportation Solutions, Inc.] was mentioned in the Nashville Post as the seller of three properties in Berry Hill. 

Apartment Locators [Joel Sanders] was mentioned in the Nashville Post as a tenant of an office building next-door to property that will be developed for a pet hospital.

Bluebird Roofing and Construction [Justin Rogers] announced their new location in Brentwood in MENAFN

The Tennessean mentioned the Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] in an article about the company that will be developing practice fields for the Club. The Nashville Post mentioned the Club in an article about a new development project in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, where the new soccer stadium is being built. The Club has begun their 2021 preseason, according to the Tennessean and Fox 17. The Tennessean also interviewed the Club’s general manager about the upcoming season and recent changes and improvements to the Club. MLSsoccer.com and the Tennessean unveiled the Club’s new away jersey for the 2021 season.

Nashville Business Journal mentioned M.L. Rose [Austin Ray] as one of the restaurants in the growing neighborhood of Capitol View.

Dave Puncochar [Good Wood Nashville] was quoted in StyleBlueprint about the one-year anniversary of the devastating Nashville tornado that hit his home.

The Nashville Business Journal featured the sale of a Brentwood apartment building, which was originally developed by Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines].

The Nashville Post mentioned Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] as the designer of a residential building planned for 21st Avenue South.  

The Tennessean quoted David Frazier [Hardaway Construction] about wearing masks at his kids’ school sports games.

A realtor with Village Real Estate [Mark Deutschmann] was quoted in the Tennessean comparing East Nashville today to 10 years ago.

Fox 17 quoted Matthew Charette [MDC Group] in an article about the reconstruction and reopening of his Five Points restaurants Boston Commons, Drifters and Beyond The Edge after they were destroyed in the tornado last year. Eater Nashville, NewsChannel 5 and StyleBlueprint also mentioned the reopening of Boston Commons.

The Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal mentioned Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] as the potential buyer of a retail property in Madison.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned in a Nashville Post story about a Marathon Village property that recently sold.

Steelhead Building Group [Kyle Armstrong] added a pre-construction manager, as reported in the Nashville Ledger and the Williamson Source.  

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank’s First Horizon Foundation donated nearly $150,000 to support organizations that distribute food to Middle Tennesseans, according to Clarksville Now, FranklinIs and the Upper Cumberland Business Journal.