EO Nashville Member News – May 15

May 15, 2020


Scaling Up Reignite Summit 3.0

May 20, 2020, 2:20pm-4:20pm
Join 12 speakers (Mark Cuban, David Gardner and Steve Forbes to name a few) for this virtual event to reignite your business.  We have arranged for EO members and their teams to attend at NO COST!  


Lifecycle Panel- Developing Great Sales Teams

June 9, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am
Join EO Members Robert Hartline, Tammy Hawes and Bill McCleskey for a panel discussion on developing great sales teams during these unusual times.  



Member to Member Series with Michael Brody-Waite

June 12, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am
During a time of fear and uncertainty with COVID-19, learn how great leaders do what drug addicts do - even in a global pandemic



Important Resources

We have set up the EO Nashville United page for COVID-19 resources, including events, prior event recordings and other important links. You can access those resources HERE.

EO Global is also providing important resources during these uncertain times.

Do you want to connect with other EO Global Members in your industry for learning and support during these challenging times? You can register HERE for a MyEO Industry Group. 

CLICK HERE to access some great tools and resources to use for your virtual forum meetings.


#NashvilleStrong #EOTogether

From Matt Simms, Forum 3

Having the right tools always makes the difference in how easy a job is to complete. This time, these tools were my fellow EO members and their networks, and they all did their job to make me feel better about our situation.

As soon as this event happened, I was trying to figure out what my first move was to stop the bleeding. Our EO Forum started weekly calls and by the end of the first call, I had my plan in place to deal with this situation. 

My forum consists of some critical thinking fellas and they were breaking down the PPP plans line by line. By the time my bank opened the gates for applications, we had ours ready to send to them and I am proud to say that we got funded.

This being my second business downturn, I had a plan in place and feel that I made some choices this time that I fumbled on in my previous efforts years ago. EO made all the difference and I could not be more proud of my membership. 



Cherry Bekaert



Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Darden Restaurant, Robert Half International and Simon Property Group for Forbes. He also penned columns for Seeking Alpha and Equities.com.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal announced its inaugural class of CRE Leadership Awards winners, which included:

  • Keith Pyle, a Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] employee, Builder of the Year
  • Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group], Up and Coming Broker of the Year
  • Mark Deutschmann [Core Development Services], Neighborhood Developer of the Year
  • Hunter Gee [Smith Gee Studio], Architect of the Year
  • Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments], Community Champion of the Year
  • Dan Bauchiero, an Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] employee, Dealmaker of the Year

In the News

The Nashville Ledger and the Nashville Post shared the news of our EO Nashville member survey about the effects of coronavirus on Middle Tennessee entrepreneurs. Michael Burcham [Shore Capital Partners] and EO Nashville president Marty Reed [Randa Solutions] were quoted. 

A coach at Petra Coach [Andy Bailey] was mentioned in an article by Construction Executive about why executive business coaching works.

Michael Brody-Waite [Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts] offered advice on PBS American Portrait about how to get through this time by surrendering the outcome. He also appeared on podcasts Busy Living Sober, The Overcoming Odds and The Way Out to speak about his journey and the mask-free movement. 

WKRN featured Candice Bruder [Pure Sweat + Float Studio] in a story about the studio’s plan for reopening and what steps they have in place to safely operate. 

Dan Cook [Dragon Park] was featured in a story by WKRN about private event venues and workers calling for change in Nashville’s reopening plan for private event venues. 

WKRN reported that The Crag [Newton Dominey] has reopened, operating by reservation only and following other protocols to keep employees and patrons safe.

A USA Today article quoted the director of communications at Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] about ways to make mom feel special on Mother’s Day and featured Pinewood Social’s take-out offerings for the holiday. Bastion’s nachos and Henrietta Red’s Poppy’s caviar recipes are included in a cookbook by Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, according to the Nashville Scene

Adventureworks [Jennifer Halverson] led a leadership skills training course at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference, according to the Crossville Chronicle

Eater Nashville reported that M.L.Rose and Von Elrod’s [Austin Ray] are now open at half-capacity. 

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

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Good Wood Nashville [Dave Puncochar] was mentioned by the Nashville Scene for its “Nashville Strong” sign fundraiser to help small businesses. 

WSMV quoted Sam Sanchez [Sam’s Place] on his challenge to find support from insurance companies. Sperry’s has reopened its Belle Meade and Cool Springs locations at half-capacity, according to Eater Nashville

Scott Scovill [MooTV] was quoted by Billboard in an article about Brad Paisley’s upcoming full-production virtual arena show. MooTV handles Paisley’s production.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank helped more than 13,000 small businesses secure approximately $2.1 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as reported by Clarksville Online. Williamson Homepage mentioned First Horizon in an article about Williamson County small businesses approved for PPP loans. The Tennessean published an article by Stephen M. Russell, head of trust and estate administration for the Middle Tennessee Region of First Horizon, discussing the SECURE Act and the CARES Act in regards to financial preparedness. First Horizon’s Middle Tennessee Region President Carol Yochem was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Executives at Home photo spread.