EO Nashville Member News - November 16

November 16, 2018

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no newsletter on Friday, November 23. The newsletter released Friday, November 30 will cover news from the previous two weeks.

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Annual Holiday Party - only 2 weeks away Holiday_Party.jpg
December 1, 2018, 7 pm, The Noelle Hotel, 200 4th Avenue N

Join us for a grand affair to celebrate the holiday season. We will be roaring like it’s 1920 in an era of speakeasys, flappers, and champagne toasts at the historic Noelle. This classical revival style hotel, completed in 1929, retains original architectural details preserving the elegance of the era. REGISTER HERE

2.  Belmont Joint Event - Chip Conley - Airbnb
December 13, 2018, 6:30am-9:00am, Belmont Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd

The Belmont University Executive Learning Network presents Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy of Airbnb, CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality.  Chip is a New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur.  At age 26, the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality took an inner city motel and turned it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world.  After being CEO of his innovative company for 24 years, Chip accepted an invitation from the founders of Airbnb to help transform their promising home sharing start-up into the world's largest hospitality brand.  In four years as Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, he taught his award-winning methods to hundreds of thousands of Airbnb hosts and created the world-renowed Airbnb Open. 


3.  Sandra Joseph- Unmasking What Matters - 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway
January 8, 2019, 6:00pm-9:30pm, Clementine, 4710 Charlotte Avenue

Plan for an evening with your spouse to learn from Sandra Joseph, longest running leading lady in Broadway's longest running show Phantom of the Opera and a best selling author.
Sandra pulls back the curtain in her one of a kind combination of songs and stories from her legendary career.  She will reveal pivotal experiences and epiphanies that led to enduringly meaningful success both on and off the stage. Her provocative stores, insight, and exercise will unmask your own perspectives about life, work, love, loss, courage, perseverance and what matters most.  Dinner will also be served!



EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] penned an article for the Tennessean about the midterm elections’ effect on healthcare both in Tennessee and across the country.  

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Business Journal featured Nashville’s most admired CEOs in 2018. The winners included:

  • James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.]

  • Micah  Lacher [Anchor Investments LLC]

  • Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations]

  • Alan Young [Armor Concepts LLC]

  • Elliott Noble-Holt [MediCopy Services Inc.]

  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group]

In the News:

The Nashville Post and the Tennessee Ledger featured EO Nashville for the upcoming Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. The articles mentioned the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] as the competition’s location and Brody-Waite, Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics], Nancy Leach [Facility Planners, Inc.], Monique Muri [RAM Scientific, Inc.] and Brittany Lorenzi [Blueprint Strategy] as judges of the competition. Program coordinator Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi [Bristol Development Group] was quoted.

The Jackson Sun announced that fintech company Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] is giving away 100 Thanksgiving turkeys to celebrate the opening of its 100th location in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Watershed Systems [Michael Rustici] was sold to United Kingdom-based Learning Technologies Group, as reported by the Nashville Business Journal.

The Nashville Post included photos from a recent luncheon hosted by First Tennessee Bank featuring speaker Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, and mentioned Bethany Newman [ST8MNT], Eric Jackson [Keystone Business Solutions, LLC], Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barbershop] and David Hornsby [Executive Travel & Parking, LLC].

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for Project Music, the center’s music-tech accelerator program. Another  Nashville Business Journal article featured Project Music about the funding of a local startup which participated in the program. The Toledo Blade also referenced the Nashville Entrepreneur Center as a model for a new local business and social hub.

Michael Burcham [Narus Health] was mentioned in a Venture Nashville Connections article for his role as an operating partner of a healthcare investment firm and his moderation of a panel discussion for Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management 50th anniversary gathering.

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] was referenced as the neighbor of a new downtown restaurant in Eater Nashville.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was mentioned in the Nashville Post as a board member of regional lender ServisFirst Bank. The law firm was mentioned in the Nashville Post, as two of its members are applying to fill the seat of Davidson County chancellor.

The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities shared the story of a student with Autism who found success through training and employment with Janarus – The Good Janitors [Chris Kincade].

Darek Bell [Bell & Associates Construction] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about a property that is under contract in The Nations, as Bell owns a nearby property. Corsair Distillery was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about the number of craft breweries now found in Nashville. Bell & Associates Construction will be taking part in the construction of the new Amazon operation Hub in Nashville, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

The Tennessee Ledger referred to Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] for his consideration of the “cultural creatives” when he founded his company. The Tennessee Ledger also quoted Deutschmann on Village Real Estate Services’ newest office in The Nations.

The Blowout Co. [Leslie Embry] was mentioned in a StyleBlueprint article about five hairstyles to try for the holidays.

Fodor’s Travel included the Catbird Seat [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] as a restaurant to visit in Nashville on its annual Go List featuring 52 international places to go in 2019. From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, WAFB9 reported on a renovation of the former Baton Rouge Electric Company that will resemble Pinewood Social. Henrietta Red was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal as a favorite restaurant of a 40 Under 40 member.

DSi [Tom Turner] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for its parent company’s recent rebranding.

Noble Constructors [Daniel Brimer] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for constructing the Bento Box bar opening next year in Wedgewood-Houston.



EO Strategic Alliance

Partner Spotlight


Loews.jpgGenuinely Nashville. Soulfully Inspired. That is what you’ll find at Loews Vanderbilt. During your stay stop by the POD Organic Market and have a cup of a local favorite, Frothy Monkey Coffee or have a craft cocktail featuring Pennington Distilling Co. in Mason Bar.  

It’s not every day that a hotel becomes a destination for travelers and foodies alike. But, delightfully, that’s what happened when we opened Mason’s, a modern Southern eating and drinking establishment that combines indigenous foods, artful presentations and truly impeccable service to create an exceptional Nashville dining experience. Just across from Mason’s is Mason Bar, a public house-style venue specializing in craft cocktails and regional spirits.

At Loews Vanderbilt, we guarantee that your event will be as captivating as our city. We have over 24,000 square feet of indoor function space, capable of accommodating groups of up to 1,000 guests. We are especially proud of our newly renovated Symphony Ballroom. So whether you’re planning a board of directors meeting for 15, corporate retreats for 50 or a product launch for 500, we have the perfect event space for you.

To book via our web:

  • Visit www.loewshotels.com
  • Click ‘Make a Reservation’
  • Where are you Headed?  Choose ‘Nashville
  • When will you be arriving? Choose your dat
  • When will you be Departing? Choose your date
  • Click ‘+Advanced Options’
  • Click ‘Corporate’
  • Enter Code 3859012

$259 for Superior and Deluxe Rooms (Based on availability)
$289 for Luxury rooms (Based on availability

You can also call 855-539-3212 and ask for the Entrepreneurs' Organization rate.

For more information, please contact:Mary-B-Hammet-Dir-of-Sales-Mktg-3.jpeg

Mary B. Hammet, Director of Marketing 


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Other Upcoming Events

EO Think Tank
December 5, 2018- 7:30am-9:00am - E|Spaces, 4322 Harding Pike, Suite 417 

EO Think Tank on Partner Relations - How to Select a Partner. Space is limited to 12, so REGISTER NOW