EO Nashville Member News - November 2

November 2, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. Scaling Up Cash Master Class with Alan Miltz and Greg Crabtree- LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! 
November 7, 2018- 7:30am-10:45am, Wellspire, 907 Gleaves Street

Are you regularly asking the tough questions to drive business performance, such as ... do you have the right people in the right seats doing the right things? Are you able to scale revenue and gross margin as your business grows? Do you have a strategy and business model that can scale? Do you have the right data at the right time to make critical management decisions? Is your business model generating enough cash so you can scale up?

The ‘Scaling Up Cash Master Class’ is a great place to put your complete cash strategy in order, From profitability to cash flow to true wealth creation. Greg Crabtree and Alan Miltz were the core contributors to the cash section of Verne Harnish’s book ‘Scaling Up’ and they will present an expanded process to applying the principles in the book. They will help you to implement the concepts to scale your business to its full potential.

The schedule for the morning will run as follows:

7:30am- 8:00am- Breakfast
8:00 am- 9:30- Greg Crabtree and Alan Miltz will present the Scaling Up Cash Master Class
9:30 am- Questions/Discussion for those who are able to stay


2. Spousal Forum Informational Luncheon
November 15, 2018, 11:30am-1:00pm, Fin & Pearl, 211 12th Avenue S

Hope you can join us for lunch to learn about one of the most important EO Member benefits- Spousal Forum! Members are welcome to join their spouses, or spouses can attend without the member. Whatever works for you! CLICK HERE to view a video invitation from Marion Ingram, our Spousal/Life Partner Forum Chair.  

REGISTER HERE for the luncheon.

3. Belmont Executive Learning Series
November 16, 2018- 7:30am- 9:00am, Belmont University Janet Ayers Academic Center, 1803 15th Ave S

Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins University, SAIS and Co-Director will speak about the current International Economic Outlook. 

We only have 6 spots for this event, so REGISTER NOW


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote an article in Forbes about taking the time to slow down and focus on your business.

Awards/Professional Recognitions:

Montgomery & Associates Insurance Agency [Will Montgomery] was named Favorite Insurance Agent in the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal’s Ruthies Awards.

In the News:

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] gave advice on selecting an employee benefits program in HR Technologist. In a Money Magazine article, a Bernard Health team member offered tips on the changes to Obamacare during this year’s open enrollment season. Bernard Health was also mentioned in U.S. News and World Report for a team member’s tips on Medicare during open enrollment.

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] was featured in Eater Nashville, the Nashville Scene and the Tennessean about the South Broadway location’s grand opening last night.

The Nashville Post mentioned DWC Construction Co. Inc. [John Arndt] for handling the renovation of the downtown SunTrust building.

Dominique Arrieta [GHP Environmental + Architecture] was quoted in a Nashville Post article about the naming of the company’s new chief operating officer.  

The Nashville Post featured an open house for Bone McAllester Norton’s [Charles Robert Bone] new Sumner office.

Snapshot Interactive [Mark Scrivner] was featured in the the Nashville Post for being named to the 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, one of 47 other Nashville-based companies to earn the honor.  

General Contractors Magazine featured Noble Constructors [Daniel Brimer] in a list of the best general contractors in Nashville.

Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] opened its 6th Nashville office in The Nations, as reported by the Nashville Post.

The Nashville Post noted the offices of SunTrust Bank, owned by Eakin Partners [Barry Smith], is renovating the fourth floor of SunTrust Plaza, a project spanning 28,335 square feet and valued at $2.09 million. Additionally, the Nashville Post reported an LLC affiliated with Eakin Partners has released an image for a three-story office building proposed for Grassmere Business Park on Nashville’s south side.

Wellview Health [James Story] was featured in Nashville Business Journal for raising a new round of funding and naming Story as new CEO, both decisions designed to fuel the company’s expansion.

Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin and Max Goldberg] was referenced in a Chattanooga Times Free Press piece about the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour, which stopped in Knoxville yesterday. A Patterson House bartender was quoted in an Uproxx article about the best fall beers to try. Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine included The Catbird Seat in a list of things to do while on vacation in Nashville. The Catbird Seat was also mentioned in the Park Record for its chef’s appearance in the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour. Pinewood Social was mentioned in the Nashville Post about the restaurant’s previous operations manager and in the Chattanoogan as the meeting place for decision makers regarding the Big Brush Creek Roots Music Festival and Campout. Pinewood Social was also mentioned in a Tennessean article comparing “new Nashville” to “old Nashville” in reference to the city’s new additional area code. StyleBlueprint mentioned Bastion as a neighbor to a new home store in Wedgewood-Houston. Henrietta Red was listed as a place for food enthusiasts in a Vogue India article.

The Nashville Post wrote an article about the owners of Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina [Will Newman] receiving a permit for the new Sylvan Park location.

A Nashville Scene article quoted the general manager at Josephine [Jim Lewis] about Nashville’s “restaurant and hotel explosion.”

The Nashville Soccer Club’s [Chris Redhage] technical director appeared in a WSMV Broadcast about his new role as the major league team’s general manager. The Chicago Tribune also shared the news of his new position.

An article in The Star about the author’s 36-hour experience in Nashville mentioned The Sutler Saloon [Austin Ray] as a place she ate brunch and listened to live music.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] will be providing cocktails for Nashville pop-up event in Brooklyn, according to Sounds Like Nashville. The Distillery was also mentioned in the Nashville Scene for hosting a happy hour in partnership with the new Americano Coffee Lounge’s grand opening in Wedgewood-Houston.

Williamson Source mentioned Scarlett Hotel Group [Andrew Scarlett] in an article about the Council on Aging’s Sage Awards, which honored the current vice chairman of the company and his wife for their philanthropic work with the Scarlett Family Foundation.


EO Member Spotlight

Scott Anderson

Threadbird Printing

Scott Anderson is an entrepreneur & designer and the co-founder of Storenvy and Threadbird. Scott is also a musician, former lead singer and guitarist for This Holiday Life of San Diego, CA. 

After 15 years of performing and touring, Scott took his creative talents to the web. After designing the social marketplace, Storenvy, he and co-founder Nick Roccanti moved on to develop Threadbird, a full-service custom screen printing operation.

Scott is passionate about creating better customer experiences in the Screen Printing & Merchandising world, and empowering people toward creativity in the workplace and at home.

*What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying or quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?*
Don’t make work an idol.  Look for ways to make your work rewarding in the way you treat your employees and customers. 

*Best business book you’ve ever read?*
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

The Goonies. Back to the Future. Uncle Scrooge.

*One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?*
If you have a partnership, cultivate the relationship daily and treat them the way you want to be treated. Follow the Golden Rule. 

*How to you de-stress after a particularly hard day?*
I love to be outside. Going for a five mile run is a very therapeutic thing for me. Even taking a walk and being reminded that life is actually bigger and more important than the limited scope of what is happening at my desk. 

*What EO event are you most looking forward to attending in the next few months?*
I’m looking forward to our forum retreat. Our forum really enjoys that social time away from the hustle of daily activity. 

*Any exciting plans for Fall that you would like to share?* 
Our family is headed to New England to explore our nation's rich history and some great national parks. 


Other Upcoming Events

EO Annual Holiday Party
December 1, 2018, 7 pm, The Noelle Hotel, 200 4th Avenue N

Hope you can join us for this Grand Affair to celebrate the Holiday Season!  We'll be roaring like it is 1920. Black tie/Great Gatsby attire optional!  You will not want to miss this event, so REGISTER HERE