EO Nashville Member News – May 14

May 14, 2021

EO Powerhouse Speaker Series with Magic Johnson 

May 27, 2021, 10:00am, Virtual: Zoom

From setting records in the NBA to setting standards in the world of business, learn first-hand the skills and tenacity Magic Johnson has employed to become a world-class leader and unwavering champion. REGISTER

EO Nashville All Member Meeting

June 3, 2021, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Nissan Stadium

Register today for the EO Nashville All Member Meeting at Nissan Stadium! You'll  hear from Governor Lee about his entrepreneurial journey and how he plans to get Tennessee back to business! This event is always an annual favorite. More exciting details to come soon... REGISTER


October 20-22, 2021, Washington, DC

The journey of an entrepreneur is rife with distraction... challenges, opportunities, friends and family pulling us in every direction. We strive for alignment in our businesses, with our employees, families and mostly ourselves. How do you get all horses pulling in the same direction? Clarity! Clarity of thought, vision, purpose and mission will help not only guide us, but keep everyone else focused on achieving our most important goals.

Get out of town and connect with other EO East Region members!

Only a few spots left at the lowest rate! REGISTER HERE

EO Exchange Events

Our EO Exchange events have been a huge success and we are in the process of planning some more. If you have a topic that you would like to hear more about during one of these events, please email sameera@eonashville.com with your ideas!

Here are details on our next EO Exchange Event:

Finding Your One Metric That Matters 
June 11, 2021

 Join EO Strategic Alliance Partner Compass East for a presentation on how to find the one metric that matters in your business! They will break down the process to identify key drivers in your business to provide clarity on your business health. Time will also be spent focusing on how to identify financial, operational, and sales and marketing metrics most important to your business.

These Exchange events also offer small group opportunities for further connection and a time to exchange thoughts and ideas!


Edgehill and Five Points House Parties

Our last 2 House Parties are coming up in June! 
Space is limited, so grab your spot TODAY!

Edgehill House Party (Forums 5, 11, 12, 16, 20, 33 and 36) 

June 15, 2021
M.L.Rose, 2535 8th Avenue S


Five Points House Party (Forums 2, 9, 10, 21, 27, 32 and 35) 

June 16, 2021
Boston Commons, 1008A Woodland Street



Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Founded in 2010. Grounded by our values, we’re on a mission to connect entrepreneurs with critical resources to create, launch and grow businesses.

A Diverse Community of Innovators

Great ideas are everywhere, but the opportunity to turn those ideas into reality is not equally accessible to all.

We level the playing field by creating onramps to opportunity.

Entrepreneurship should be accessible to everyone, and we are working towards the day when every entrepreneur – regardless of race, gender, income or background – has the opportunity to realize their dream.

Why? To fuel economic inclusion in Nashville.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center Forum Topics:

• Building a diverse and inclusive culture: Companies that focus on building diverse and inclusive teams have a significant competitive edge when it comes to financial performance, innovation and capturing new markets
• How does the EC drive impact and value throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle.
• How is Nashville connecting the entrepreneurial, business and investment communities to drive entrepreneurial growth 

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

Jane Allen
(615) 473-1434
Donna Mattick
(615) 456-1701


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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Netflix, Johnson & Johnsonthree stocks he loves post 1Q21 earnings, Coinbase and Koss Corp for Forbes.

Forbes published a column by Jeff Bradford [Bradford Dalton Group] about how to create a great company culture.

Awards & Recognition

Venture Nashville announced that Falon Scott [Evolution Event Soltuions] recently completed her executive MBA at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

The Nashville Scene reported that Pennington Distilling Co. [Jeff Pennington] and Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] won awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Pennington Distilling won two double golds for different expressions of their single barrel bourbons, as well as gold for its rye whiskey and small-batch bourbon, and Corsair Distillery won gold for its Triple Smoke and double gold for its special Dark Rye.

The Nashville Business Journal announced its 2021 CRE leadership award honorees. Among them are:

  • Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments], community champion of the year
  • David Frazier [Hardaway Construction], builder of the year
  • Keith Pyle of Bell & Associates [Darek Bell], builder of the year

In the News

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in Barrons, Business Insider, Fortune, MarketWatch, TheStreet and Zawya about Coinbase, in Bloomberg and TheStreet about Honest Co. and in TheStreet about cryptocurrency. Trainer appeared on Coindesk to speak about Coinbase and on Fox Business to speak about stocks. Insights from New Constructs were included in a Coindesk article about Coinbase.

Joel Sanders [Aparment Locators] has launched Apartment Insiders, a free apartment locating service serving the Nashville area, according to the Nashville Ledger.

The Local Palate reported that Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream uses Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck [Stephen Rose] to create one of its summer flavors.

Pest Management Professional announced that All-American Pest Control [Erin Richardson] honored its 2021 Hometown Hero recipient.

Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] expects to open Nissan Stadium at near full capacity, according to the Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post, NewsChannel 5, WSMV News 4 and WZTV Fox 17.

The chief operating officer of Blueprint Inc. [Liza Graves] has been named one of three RoundingWell advisory board members, according to Venture Nashville.

The Nashville Scene reported that Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurant The Band Box has assembled a roster of local chefs for its chef pop-up series this baseball season. An article in The Manual retracing Anthony Bourdain’s steps and thoughts in ‘World Traveler’ mentioned his visits to The Patterson House and The Catbird Seat.

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] will serve as the architect for a two building retail and residential project eyed for the Nashville Tent and Awning site near Marathon Village, according to the Nashville Post.

The Nashville Post reported that a local investor has purchased a 12South property from a company co-owned by Mark Deutschmann [Core Development].

A founding member of Shore Capital [Michael Burcham] has been named one of seven new Vanderbilt Board of Trust members, according to Mirage and the Nashville Post.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon Bank Middle Tennessee Region President Carol Yochem was quoted in Clarksville Online, MILB.com and OurSports Central about the Nashville Sounds season at First Horizon Park.