EO Nashville Member News - May 4

May 4, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Talks – Last Chance to Register!
Come to Belmont's Troutt Theater on May 8th at 3 p.m. to listen, learn, heckle or hound, but don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a select group of EO Nashville members. Drinks to follow at Chago’s where you can engage, challenge or learn more about each speaker’s unique brand of crazy. 
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2. 30th Anniversary Celebration 
June 5 from 4pm - 8pm come celebrate our 30th Anniversary with founder Verne Harnish! This is a significant milestone in our history and a testament to our impact as a global thought leader. Presentations followed by 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! REGISTER HERE for this epic event that you won’t want to miss!

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


BenefitsPRO ran a column from Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] about problems that are contributing to rising healthcare costs. Alex also penned two articles for Employee Benefit Adviser: one about helping small groups overcome self-insurance barriers and another about recent industry acquisitions.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The following member companies were named among the Nashville Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”:

Burger Up [Jim Lewis] in Cool Springs won first place in the burger category of the Williamson County Sizzle Awards.

JONDIE [Rebecca Davis] won three Sizzle Awards for “Best Local Merchant” in downtown Franklin, “Best Women’s Clothing Boutique” and “Best Fashion Accessories.”

Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations] received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Olympus Award for Presidential Leadership, as mentioned in the Nashville Post.

Jeff Rice [Healthcare Bluebook] is a finalist for EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, as mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal.

Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields] was named as a finalist for the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business Diversity” award.

In the News:

U.S. News & World Report quoted Seth Argo [Focus Builders] in a story about how home buyers can spot shoddy work in flipped houses. Focus Builders was also featured in Nfocus' May issue, in which Argo and the company's designer curated locally-sourced items for the issue's Nstyle piece.

Workforce featured Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] about the company’s increase to its 401(k) plan for employees following the tax cut bill. The company was also highlighted in Nashville Pride and in a print article in The Tennessee Tribune for volunteering to hand out oranges during the St. Jude Rock ‘n Roll marathon. The company’s CEO Tina Hodges was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article regarding her reaction to the Nashville transit vote.

Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] was mentioned in Becker’s Hospital Review regarding an article he recently penned for the Tennessean.

The Tennessean mentioned the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] in a blurb about a local entrepreneur who works in branding through the center. The center was also mentioned in a Nashville Business Journal article about Premier Entertainment, which is located inside the center.

A chef from Josephine [Jim Lewis] recommended what type of bologna to use to make the perfect fried bologna sandwich in Food & Wine. Burger Up’s Cool Springs location was mentioned in Tennessean and Williamson Source articles about a new taco restaurant opening in Franklin.

The Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post, the Tennessean, the Nashville Scene, WBIR, the Nashville Patch and Independent Recorder mentioned Darek Bell [Bell & Associates and Corsair Distillery] as an investor in the property where Bob Dylan’s new whiskey distillery will be located. Corsair Distillery was also mentioned in a Nashville Eater article about new restaurants in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. WGNS Radio mentioned Bell & Associates Construction as part of the team that worked on the new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters.

The Tennessean featured the audio of Charles Robert Bone’s [Bone McAllester Norton] closing remarks from the April 10 transit debate. Bone was also mentioned in a Tennessean article about the results of Nashville’s transit plan vote. Before the May 1 vote, the Tennessean published an article to speculate the outcome of the vote and another article about whether Nashville is dense enough for a light rail. WPLN mentioned Bone McAllester Norton in an article listing former attorney David Briley as a contender for the next mayoral race, and the Tennessean mentioned the firm in an article about a lawsuit that involves one of its attorneys.

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi] and its new apartment development in Birmingham were mentioned in a Nashville Post article.

Franchising.com highlighted The Joint Chiropractic [Chris Kemper] and its new location opening in Boise, Idaho.

Mobile Mentor [Denis O’Shea] hired a new senior director of business development, as mentioned in the Nashville Post.

Nashville Medical News highlighted Wellview Health [James Story] for hiring a new senior director of business development.

Good Wood Nashville’s [Dave Puncochar] move and expansion was highlighted in the East Nashvillian blog.

The Tennessean highlighted Parkside Builders’ [Brian Chastain] Waterford Village development in Hendersonville.

Seed Hospitality LLC [Patrick Burke] was featured in Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nashville Business Journal articles for announcing its new downtown venture The Green Pheasant. The Nashville Scene also mentioned Two Ten Jack for it’s “really good” sushi.

The Nashville Post mentioned Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] for hiring two former NFL players as real estate agents.

James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.] was quoted in a WZTV article about ending emissions test requirements in Tennessee.

Archangel Protective Services [Ken Thomas] was mentioned in Clarksville Now and Kentucky New Era for participating in an employer event on May 2.

The Nashville Post mentioned George Uribe [Guestbooker.com] and Baxter Lee [Brilliant Sky Toys and Books] in an article listing members of a new business leaders coalition in Tennessee.

Novatech [Darren Metz] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for its new headquarters location in Sylvan Station.

Country Aircheck Weekly featured a Q&A with Scott Scovill [Moo TV] about songs that shaped his life.

Project 615 [Derek Evans] was featured by News Channel 5 for selling Predators T-shirts that give back to the community. WSMV and WHNT mentioned the company’s T-shirts that support the victims of the Waffle House shooting, and the Lebanon Democrat mentioned Project 615 for helping a Nashville student with his lemonade stand to raise money for the homeless. WKRN listed the company’s Nash Spring Bash event as an option for some weekend fun, and Broadway World mentioned the company for its participation in a new Grand Ole Opry event called “The Ville.”

The Nashville Scene and the Nashville Post featured Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] in an article about the company’s new hire. The Telegraph mentioned The Patterson House as a cocktail bar destination in Nashville. Merchants was listed as a “friendly Nashville hotspot” in the Seattle Lesbian, and a chef from Henrietta Red was listed as a “best young chef in America” by the Robb Report. Clarksville Online mentioned The Band Box in article about upcoming Nashville Sounds games at First Tennessee Park. 


Member Spotlight

Angela Proffit
Angela Proffit, LLC

As an entrepreneur, wedding and events expert, productivity consultant, speaker and a savvy designer, Angela Proffitt wears many hats. She has many passions in distinct industries that ultimately contribute to the creation of beautiful experiences and successful endeavors.  She is always ready to exceed expectations and help others bring their vision to life. Her background in psychology has allowed her to understand how to connect with people. She is dedicated to showing others how to fast track your business and life so that you can achieve your dreams in the most productive manner. Angela brings over 15 years of learning, teaching, and thriving in the wedding and event industry to the table and showcases the products of her experience throughout books, online classes, live events, one-on-one coaching, and more. She works daily to demonstrate a commitment to enable professionals to work more effectively, grow their business steadily, and impress their clients consistently.

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

Everything Happens For a Reason

Best business book you’ve ever read?

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Audible-let’s be honest-I don’t have time to read!)

One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?

Saying yes to opportunities that do not align with my goals

How to you de-stress after a particularly hard day?

Gym time! Love Barre class

What EO event are you most looking forward to attending in the next few months?

Holiday Party

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

I worked in the morgue with dead people in my first healthcare job.  I love to shoot guns.

Care to share a New year’s resolution?

Saying no to projects that do not bring value to my company and brand

Upcoming Events

EO Talks
May 8 at 3pm at Belmont University's Troutt Theater. Following the platform used by the TED Talks global community, we are hosting our very own version featuring EO NASHVILLE MEMBERS ONLY! An off-site cocktail reception will be held nearby for EO Members and their spouses/significant others following the event.
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Save the Date – EO's 30th Anniversary Celebration
What better way to celebrate the 30th EO Anniversary than with founding member 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 first hand from one of EO's founders, 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!
>>Register now