EO Nashville Member News – May 28

May 28, 2021


EO Nashville All Member Meeting

June 3, 2021, 4:00pm-7:00pm, 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

EO Exchange: Finding Your One Metric That Matters

June 11, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am, VIRTUAL - Zoom

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. REGISTER

EO Exchange: The Post-COVID Labor Market

June 18, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am, VIRTUAL - Zoom

Join Kristen Lockhart and Charles Rodriguez from Strategic Alliance Partner, Adams Keegan, for a discussion about the Post-COVID labor market.  

They'll give a snapshot of what to look for in 2021-2022 as well as tips on how to find and keep employees... and what successful employers are doing. REGISTER

SAP Visits = Free Staycation + Dinner

The winning forum will be announced at the
All Member Meeting on June 3rd!


How does a FREE staycation for your forum with one night at the brand new Virgin Hotel + dinner on us sound? (You’d have until 12/1/21 to use it)

All forums that have had at least 4 SAPs visit them between July 1st, 2020 - June 1st, 2021 will get their forum # in a hat for a chance to win the prize mentioned above… rooms at The Virgin Hotel + dinner for your forum. 

To qualify, you must have had all 4 SAPs visit prior to June 1st, 2021 and the visits should have been a minimum of 20 minutes each.  

CLICK HERE to fill out your SAP visits for the year and to be entered into the drawing! The winning forum will be announced at the All Member Meeting on June 3rd!

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! 



Martin & Zerfoss has been in business since 1978 and collectively our team has over 700 years of industry experience. We create customized solutions for our personal and business insurance clients as well as employee benefits. Over the years, we’ve aligned our company with insurance carrier partners that deliver both traditional and specialized products. Our team of highly experienced, insurance professionals will change the way you experience insurance. 

As an independent insurance agency, we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, giving you the power of choice.  Our risk advisors serve as your advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.  Our advisors have a strong passion for risk management and protecting what you value most in business and in life. Our clients are part of our Martin & Zerfoss family.

At Martin & Zerfoss, we believe our clients’ financial security and quality of life deserves the utmost dedication, expert advice and personal attention from a trusted partner.  As your risk advisor, we help you make smart decisions – protecting you from the unexpected and planning for the predictable. 

Martin & Zerfoss Forum Topics:

• Insurance and Covid: What’s covered?
• Risk Management: Planning for a Disaster.
• Testing Your Systems: IQRM’s. IQRM’s are tests we can administer created by industry experts in fields like cyber, fleet safety, business continuity, etc. A company can take a test to see what grade they get in a certain area.

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

Paul Steele

Taylor Ragan


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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Lyft, Spotify and Snap, MastTec, Allstate and Lear and Figs' IPO for Forbes.

JJ Rosen [Atiba] penned an article for the Tennessean about password-less authentication and why it should be adopted. Rescue a CEO published a column by Rosen about building a sales and marketing team during the pandemic and what they learned from it.

The Tennessean published a column by Bowman Richards [Richards & Richards Secure Shredding] about what you should be shredding and why.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Post reported that Pennington Distilling Co. [Jeff Pennington] and Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] won awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

In the News

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in a Barron’s article about the Dow’s rise, in Decrypt about BlockFi, in Forbes about Coinbase and in TheStreet about Figs’ IPO.

Dayton.com and the San Antonio Current reported that The Peach Truck [Stephen Rose] will be in their cities on various dates this summer.

Richards & Richards Secure Shredding [Bowman Richards] acquired a Clarksville-based shredding company, according to the Nashville Ledger and the Nashville Post.

The Tennessean and WKRN News 2 announced that Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] welcomed a near full-capacity crowd, tailgating and live music for its latest match.

Franklin Lifestyle featured Made in TN [Ilex Pounders], detailing the history of the company and providing some of the products it loves.

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

The Nashville Business Journal published an “In Their Words” profile of Bill McClesky [Mitech Partners], in which he mentions the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] is a supporter of the Lighting the Path for Jewels program, according to the Tennessee Tribune.

Nashville Guru published a list of Nashville’s best dinner restaurants, including Burger Up and Josephine [James Lewis] and Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin & Max Goldberg] restaurants Bastion, The Catbird Seat and Henrietta Red.

Forbes and StyleBlueprint reported that recently-opened The Gallatin Hotel, owned by Anchor Investments [Micah Lacher], is donating more than half of its proceeds to organizations that benefit the homeless. The Nashville Business Journal featured a profile and slideshow of The Gallatin Hotel, quoting Lacher.

The Cauble Group [Tyler Cauble] represented the buyers in the transaction of a two-parcel East Nashville property, as reported by the Nashville Post and the Nashville Scene.

Michael Brody-Waite [Mask-Free Movement] appeared on the Addict II Athlete podcast to speak about his journey through addiction and the mask-free leadership movement.

An interview with the vice president of growth and strategy at Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal.