EO Nashville Member News - May 31

May 31, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Nashville All Member Experience
June 5, 2019, Track One, 1211 4th Avenue S, 4:00pm-8:00pm, show at 6

Connect with members as you never have before, see where we've been, and take a glimpse at where we're going! Discover member companies, MyEO groups, SAPs + taste yummy food bites and cheerful pours by our F&B members. We are only 5 days away, so REGISTER NOW

2.  Level Up Informational Luncheon
June 7, 2019, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 41 Peabody Street, 11:00am-12:30pm

Hope you can join us to learn about our newest EO program – Level Up! Level Up was custom designed with entrepreneurs in mind and uses your organization's challenges as the basis for the participating leader's growth and development. CLICK HERE for more information and to register for the luncheon. 

3.  D.C. Day on the Hill
June 19-20, 2019, Washington, D.C.

EO Nashville will be traveling to Washington, D.C. for our first ever D.C. Day on the Hill!  We have a great event lined up! CLICK HERE for additional details.   


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] wrote an article for Inc. about how business owners can prioritize one-to-one meetings.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] penned an article for AllBusiness on time management tips for busy entrepreneurs.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Joint Chiropractic [Chris Kemper] was ranked 45th on FranchiseGator.com’s “Top Franchises of 2019” list.

For the second year in a row, Elevation Search Solutions [Brian Hoppes] was named one of Nashville’s largest recruiting firms by retained placements in the Nashville Business Journal.

In the News:

The Tennessean featured a roundup of tips from local experts on how to succeed in small business and quoted Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] and Sameera Lowe [EO Nashville]. The president of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce also referenced the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] as a partner of the chamber.

BerniePortal [Alex Tolbert] launched a searchable broker network allowing employers to easily access local HR and benefits expertise, as reported by Employee Benefit News.

Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] was mentioned in an AllBusiness article written by Petra Coach’s Greg Eisen.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was highlighted by La Campana News for holding its annual “Day of Service.”

Casino.org mentioned Chalkline Sports [Joe Kustelski] in its article about online-only sports betting becoming legal in Tennessee.

Scarlett Hotel Group [Andrew Scarlett] was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune article for its interest in building a boutique hotel in the Park Ridge neighborhood of Chicago.

Sounds Like Nashville included Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] and Pennington Distilling Co. [Jeff Pennington] in its list of Nashville’s top distillery tours.

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in a Nashville Business Journal article about a popular soccer academy arriving in Nashville this summer.

All-American Pest Control [Erin Richardson] was featured in a Pest Control Technology article outlining the company’s history. News Channel 5 mentioned the company’s four-day work week initiative that launched in 2018.

Pfeffer Torode Architecture [James Pfeffer] was highlighted for its work with the property company Bode in a Hospitality Design article about home-sharing trends.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was interviewed by the Tennessean about the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency’s new ethics policy. Yahoo Finance reported on a commercial real estate company that works with Bone McAllester Norton. The Lebanon Democrat mentioned that the son of an affiliate of the law firm graduated from a dual-degree program at Belmont University.

The Daily Journal featured Dan Cook [Dragon Park LLC] for his photography of Acadia National Park and his ability to capture America’s natural beauty and “grandeur.”

Hardaway Construction [David Frazier] was announced by Mt. Juliet News as a sponsor for the 2019 Phoenix Ball – Moonlight and Magnolias: A Night of Southern Elegance, held on June 1.

A New Constructs [David Trainer] analyst sat down with Yahoo Lifestyle to discuss The We Company’s decision to go public and confidentially file for an IPO.

StyleBlueprint listed The Blowout Co. [Leslie Embry] in the health and beauty section of its guide to the Gulch.

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] was enlisted to design a new Germantown property adjacent to the Neuhoff site, according to the Nashville Post.

The Guardian mentioned Pinewood Social [Ben and Max Goldberg] as the “central” meeting place for two businesspeople located in London and Los Angeles. Elite Daily recommended stopping at Pinewood Social during a trip to Nashville. Bastion and Henrietta Red were included in a USA Today list of 10 of the best places to drink wine in Nashville. Henrietta Red was mentioned in Nation’s Restaurant News for its rotating selection of sundaes. The Tennessean, the Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post and Eater Nashville reported on the closing of Le Sel.

Leadership Music announced its Class of 2020, featuring forty-nine industry leaders and including George Uribe [Guestbooker].

An Eakin Partners, LLC [Barry Smith] broker was mentioned in the Nashville Post for marketing a property in the Nations area.

Darren Metz [Novatech] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal, News Channel 5 and WKRN for his participation in the unveiling of the Musica sculpture’s new name and upgrade. The Nashville Post mentioned that zoning was approved for a project across from Novatech.

Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina [Will Newman] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about the two-year anniversary of the Predators’ first Stanley Cup Final game.


EO Strategic Partner Spotlight

Cherry Bekaert

Specializing in serving growing, middle market companies, the CPAs and advisors at Cherry Bekaert understand that clients look at their business through a lens of innovation and continual improvement. So we commit resources to offer inventive and original growth ideas, accounting convention alternatives and tax-efficient strategies based on clients’ past performance and future advances in their business practices. 

Ranked among the nation’s 25 largest CPA firms, Cherry Bekaert serves clients in the U.S. as well as internationally through our affiliation with Baker Tilly International. 

Clients in the technology, real estate & construction, manufacturing & distribution, not-for-profit and higher education industries rely on Cherry Bekaert as their growth advisor to help reach their organizational goals.

Please visit our website to find out how we can be your guide forward- https://www.cbh.com/

For more information or to schedule a forum visit, please contact:

Chad Blackburn

Ryan Blankenship

Emily Jackson CPA

Cherry Bekaert forum topics:

-Find Your Cash... Harvest past and future tax credits that only 1/3 of U.S. businesses employ [Federal R&D and Jobs Credits]

-Leverage Your Cash... Position your company for M&A transactions and learn about new valuation standards [Transaction and Valuation Advisory Services]

-Keep Your Cash... Defer tax on capital gains or permanently eliminate tax on your business appreciation [Opportunity Zone Fund Formation, Attestation, and Ongoing Monitoring]


Other Upcoming Events

Forum 201 – Moderator & Leadership Training
June 25, 2019, The Thompson Hotel, 401 11th Avenue S, 8:00am-5:00pm

Forum 201 is a one-day advanced education workshop that focuses on advanced forum practices and leadership skills. 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register. Space is limited!  

Think Tank: Aging Parents
June 25, 2019, E|Spaces, 4322 Harding Pike, #417, 7:30am-9:00am

Join your fellow EO members for peer sharing experiences dealing with aging parents.  Space is limited to 12, so REGISTER TODAY