EO Nashville Member News - May 11

May 11, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. 30th Anniversary Celebration 
June 5, 4-8pm at the Country Music Hall of Fame 

What better way to celebrate the 30th EO Anniversary than with founder Verne Harnish! Thirty years ago, a handful of young entrepreneurs came together with the idea to learn and grow through shared experiences, laying the foundation for what would become the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Three decades later, we are proud to celebrate EO’s 30th anniversary, a significant milestone in our history and a testament to our impact as a global thought leader. Our Nashville celebration includes hearing from EO's founder, a brief State of the Chapter to look to our own future and a cocktail reception in the amazing Country Music Hall of Fame to end the evening.  Come reflect on our collective progress, embrace our extraordinary culture and look ahead at more EO Nashville success and significance. Spouses/significant others are also welcome!

2. EOconnect - one of your EO membership benefits 

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a network of more than 12,000+ visionaries, experts and innovators. What if you could leverage their collected experiences and knowledge when you face an unexpected challenge? A lifetime of learning is now at your fingertips through EOconnect, an online platform designed to support your personal and professional needs through immediate member-to-member connection. From health tips to HR trends, get ready to receive real-time assistance from like-minded peers on issues that are important to you.

Access EOconnect here: http://eoconnect.eonetwork.org/home

3. Booking the EO Office
Do you need to book the EO office at the EC? Follow these steps:
Go to www.eonashville.com/members/eo-office
Click on the orange box- Reserve the EO Office
Click the BOOK NOW button for the amount of time you are requesting
Choose a date/time from the available calendar options
Complete the contact information and then click on BOOK APPOINTMENT to complete your reservation 

EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for the Tennessean about why Nashville will beat Silicon Valley in the health care technology space. BenefitsPRO also published a column from Tolbert about the future of reference-based pricing.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

As reported in the Nashville Post and the Tennessean, the following member companies received an Excellence in Development award from the Urban Land Institute Nashville for their recent developments:

  • DWC Construction Company, Inc. [John Arndt]
  • Eakin Partners, LLC [Barry Smith]
  • Landscape Services, Inc [Doug Stacey]
  • SnapShot Interactive [Mark Scrivner]

In the News:

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was featured in the Tennessee Tribune for hosting its first annual statewide “Day of Service.” The Cleveland Banner also featured the grand opening of the company’s Ooltewah location.

HR Technologist featured a Q&A with Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] about how small businesses can win top talent with benefits packages. BerniePortal was mentioned by HR Dive for expanding its offerings beyond its core business strategy.

Focus Builders [Seth Argo] was quoted in a Nashville House & Home & Garden Magazine article about bathroom design trends. Nashville House & Home & Garden Magazine also quoted the company in an article about countertop trends in its May/June issue.

A chef from Josephine [Jim Lewis] will be part of the Chef Showcase at the Music City Food + Wine Festival, as mentioned in Eater Nashville.

Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments, LLC] was quoted in the Tennessean about Anchor Investments’ transformation of a church into a boutique hotel.

A Tennessee Tribune article about a local grocery store mentioned The Doug Jeffords Company [James Thomason], which works with the store.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was mentioned in a Tennessean article comparing Nashville healthcare startups to those in Silicon Valley.

The Nashville Ledger featured Caregivers by Wholecare [Elizabeth Moss] in an article about aging at home vs. in a facility.

The Joint Chiropractic [Chris Kemper] will be opening a new Cincinnati location, as reported in the Cincinnati Business Courier.

The Nashville Post featured the Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] in an article about its radio deal with ESPN The Game 2. The club was also featured in a Fox 17 News article about honoring mothers during the soccer game on Mother’s Day. Fox 17 News and News 5 featured the club for honoring the Waffle House victims at its next home game. The Nashville Scene listed the club in its annual Summer Guide.

Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] was quoted in a CNBC article about the recent stock market jump following the Iron Deal “fallout.”

Broadway World, Eater Nashville and the Nashville Scene mentioned Tony Darsinos [Greko] as a participant in the upcoming Music City Food + Wine Festival Chef Showcase. The Nashville Scene featured Greko’s Korinthian lamb salad.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was quoted in Nashville Post and Tennessean articles about awards that were given out by the Urban Land Institute Nashville, which he chairs. The Nashville Post published an article about Village Real Estate Services’ new chief of broker services, and Overton County News mentioned the company for helping fund state park field trips for 10 Tennessee schools. The Tennessean mentioned Core Development Services and Village Real Estate Services for offering live-work residences in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

The Tennessee Tribune mentioned Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Robert Bone] in an article about a group that formed to back David Briley in the next mayoral race.

Judith Bright, LLC [Judith Bright] was featured in StyleBlueprint for its first-ever mother-daughter necklace sets.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] in a blurb about an alumni of the center’s Project Music program.

Two Ten Jack and The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] were mentioned in Broadway World, Eater Nashville and the Nashville Scene for participating in the upcoming Music City Food + Wine Festival Chef Showcase. The Nashville Scene mentioned Two Ten Jack as the winner of the grand prize at last year’s Music City Chef Throwdown.

The Nashville Scene mentioned Liza Graves [StyleBlueprint] for her participation in a recent Makers to Merchants seminar.

Hytch [Robert Hartline] was featured in the Williamson Source for its successful impact on Nashville’s traffic.

The Guardian recommended Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] for its hot chicken recipe.

Mankin Media Systems Inc. [Ben Mankin] was featured in Sound & Communications for its approach to production technology for multi-site churches.

News 5, WZTV and Sounder at Heart mentioned Project 615 [Derek Evans] for its T-shirts aimed at raising money for the Waffle House shooting victims. The Nashville Post mentioned the company for participating in the monthly Gulch market events.

The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about a British flight passenger who came to Nashville just to visit the restaurant. The Catbird Seat was also mentioned in a Go San Angelo Q&A with Gary Allen, who listed it as one of his top three favorite restaurants in the U.S. An Esquire article mentioned a former chef of The Catbird Seat. Pinewood Social was listed as a prime place for brunch in Nashville by Elite Daily, and Business Insider listed it as a “chiller” spot to grab drinks downtown. Bastion was mentioned in Nashville Post and Nashville Scene articles about the growing Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The Guardian mentioned Henrietta Red in a blurb about the food options in Germantown, and My San Antonio listed it as a must-visit farm-to-table Nashville restaurant. Strategic Hospitality, Henrietta Red, Bastion and The Catbird Seat were mentioned in Eater Nashville for participating in past Music City Food + Wine Festival events.


Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

Frazier & Deeter


Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm and is ranked as being in the top 100 firms in the country. We are recognized for our outstanding performance and best practices. Our dedication to exceeding client expectations permeates everything we do. We were founded in 1981, and have grown our business by staying true to our vision of providing exceptional client services. We are headquartered in Atlanta, and have offices in Nashville, Memphis, Tampa, Las Vegas and Philadelphia. Our team of experts provides a wide variety of services including tax, audit, accounting and advisory services and specialty services.

Frazier & Deeter’s Entrepreneurial Services practice understands the unique challenges that entrepreneurs encounter. This group is led by an experienced entrepreneur who recognizes both the opportunities and issues business owners face. Our CPAs and advisors have worked with hundreds of privately held companies to help them achieve their business goals. As a leading advisor to businesses of all sizes, we are valued by our clients as a source of strategic advice as well as providing them with traditional CPA firm services.

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