EO Nashville Member News – May 21

May 21, 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! Eddie George, Heisman Trophy Winner, former Tennessee Titan and new TSU head football coach, will also speak about teamwork, successfully leading a team and how to be a great leader!

This event is always an annual favorite!  Spouses/significant others are also welcome! REGISTER

It's Back to Business in TN.  So What's Next?!

July 14, 2021, NMAAM, 501 Broadway, 7:30am-9:00am

Join us for breakfast and a great discussion with Bob Rolfe, Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Butch Spyridon, President/CEO of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. 

This informative event will be held in the heart of all the action, at the brand new National Museum of African American Music. EO will also provide an opportunity for anyone interested to tour the museum after the event! REGISTER

Belmont Executive Learning Series
Upcoming Events

Mridu Parikh: Women's Connect Meeting
June 8, 2021

Women of EO are invited to this Women's Connect Meeting to get ready to Recharge and Thrive! To say the last 18 months have been challenging may feel like an understatement. Fortunately, positive changes are on the horizon. If you're ready to reset, step back into your power, and thrive, join Mridu in this motivational talk to get control of your time and energy and crush your goals.

You'll leave inspired and equipped to use tools, strategies and insights to: bust through self-imposed limitations; squash distractions and focus on what really moves the needle; and think more clearly so your leadership gets noticed.


Ketch Secor: Old Crow Medicine Show
June 22, 2021
Virtual or a few in-person spots

Join Ketch Secor (lead singer of Old Crow Medicine Show) for Will the Circle Be Unbroken: A reflection on life, country music, Nashville and diversity’s place “In the Circle.” You will get to watch Ketch's TEDxNashville presentation and have one-on-one time with him discussing diversity, equity and “pulling out a chair” of inclusion. 

Ketch Secor co-authored the Grammy Award Winning song ‘Wagon Wheel’ with Bob Dylan, and, in 2014, launched Episcopal School of Nashville in the East Nashville area.

There are limited in-person spots for this event. If you wish to attend in person, please email karen@eonashville.com so that we can get you on that list ASAP!


EO Dues Information

EO Nashville is a wire chapter, which means we collect all the dues locally and will provide a few options for payment. We are using Docusign to gather everyone's renewal preference. Check your email (and potentially spam filter) for a DocuSign email from agreements@eonashville.com. These emails went out around May 17th.  

***NOTE - if you wish to pay by credit card, please just put N/A in the banking fields.***

If you’re concerned about renewing or think EO may not be the right place for you in the coming year, REACH OUT! We need to understand why and what we can do to be better as a Chapter.

Thank you all for your support this year! 


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Articles & Columns

Inc. published a column by Jeff Bradford [Bradford Dalton Group] with eight tips to improve your writing as an entrepreneur.

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Squarespace, the good and the bad of Quest Diagnostics and Global Payments Inc., operating lease disclosures, 1Q21 earnings for Amgen, McDonald's and Colgate-Palmolive and John B. Sanfilippo & Son for Forbes.

In the News

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] and Pennington Distilling Co. [Jeff Pennington] were featured in Nashville Lifestyles as local distilleries in and around Nashville.

Tyler Cauble [The Cauble Group] and James Pfeffer [Pfeffer Torode Architecture] announced six future tenants for The Wash in East Nashville, a food and beverage business at a former car wash building, according to the Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post, the Nashville Scene and TalkRadio 98.3.

The Tennessean featured a story about The Turnip Truck [John Dyke] and how it has carved out a place in the changing grocery store scene after 20 years in Nashville.

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] will serve as the architect on a residential building with affordable housing on Dickerson Pike, the Nashville Post reported.

The Tennessean, Main Street Nashville, WKRN News 2 and WSMV News 4 reported that Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurants Downtown Sporting Club and Paradise Park are offering a free beer to patrons with their COVID-19 vaccination card.

A Midtown property home to Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was recently sold, according to the Nashville Post.

Nashville Guru included Burger Up [James Lewis] on its list of best lunch restaurants in Nashville.

The Tennessean reported that M.L.Rose [Austin Ray] opened its newest location in Mt. Juliet. Nashville Guru included M.L.Rose on its list of best lunch restaurants in Nashville.

NewsChannel 5 announced that Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] is bringing back its IMPACT program in 2021, providing underserved children with access to soccer instruction.

The Peach Truck [Stephen Rose] will visit multiple locations in Ohio, Indiana and Texas in June and July, according to 614 Magazine, WRTV Indianapolis and Focus Daily New.

Williamson Home Page reported that local women entrepreneurs gathered for networking in anticipation of Women’s Leadership Conference in August, and a representative from Uncle Classic Barbershop [Amy Tanksley] was in attendance.

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in Cointelegraph, MarketWatch and Yahoo! Finance about Coinbase and in TheStreet and Fortune about cryptocurrency. Insights from New Constructs were included in CNBC and Eminetra articles about Squarespace.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

An SBA lender at First Horizon Bank was quoted in FranklinIs and Patch about the loan that helped open The Mulehouse, a new music venue in Columbia.

Teresa J.W. Bailey [Waddell & Associates] was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about questions CFO candidates must be ready to answer in a job interview.