EO Nashville Member News - November 22

November 22, 2019

There will be no newsletter next week, November 29. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


EO Holiday Party- 2 weeks away!
Winter White Out

December 7, 2019
The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue

EO Nerve 2020 in Washington, DC!

Register NOW to receive a reduced rate of $1395.  This special rate will end on 12/31/19. 


EO Partner Event- What's Your Number?

January 24, 2020
Frazier & Deeter, 222 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1840





Member Book Recommendation for the Week

From Eric Jackson:

What You Do Is Who You Are - Ben Horowitz

Outwitting the Devil - Napoleon Hill

Profit First - Mike Michaelowicz


Favorite Forum Tip of the Week

From Mike Faith- Forum 30

We split the whole cost of retreats amongst all members, whether they are there or not.  Also, anyone who arrives late to forum (by any amount of time) buys dinner that night.  Reasons don't matter, so there’s never any need for debate.


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Upcoming Events

Think Tank- Financials- What Do They Mean?

December 4, 2019- 7:30am-9:00am, E|Spaces, 4322 Harding Pike, #417

Join your fellow EO members for a Think Tank on Financials: What do they mean, not just looking at them?  The discussion will include insight from the book Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine.  Only 2 spots remain!



EO Mayoral News Conference

December 17, 2019- 10:00am-11:00am
Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 41 Peabody Street

Please join your fellow EO members for this news conference with Mayor Cooper to present your ideas on ways to improve Nashville. 




Greg Luken [Luken Investments] wrote an article in Forbes about how diversification isn’t enough to save your investment portfolio. 

David Trainer [New Constructs] penned columns for Forbes about investing in Cracker Barrel, Walgreens’ earnings, Zumiez Inc and KVH Industries and Jacobs Engineering Group. He also wrote articles for Equities.com and Seeking Alpha

Awards/Professional Recognition 

Eater Nashville awarded “Anything at the newest iteration of The Catbird Seat [Ben and Max Goldberg] as Dish of the Year in the 2019 Eater Awards

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] Rob Eakin was named a member of the 2020 class of Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 by the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, according toy the Tennessee Ledger

In the News

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] has expanded its online installment loan offerings to Texas residents, according to the Tennessee Tribune

This week Scott Scovill [Moo TV] released a Christmas album titled “My Name is Christmas,” as reported by Music Row, Country Daily and New Music Weekly

TD AmeriTrade featured Greg Luken [Luken Analytics] discussing the U.S. vs. international markets. 

Strategic Hospitality [Ben and Max Goldberg] announced that it will be bringing back Paradise Park on a portion of the first floor of Downtown Sporting Club, as reported by the Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal WZTV, WKRN and Eater Nashville. NBC’s Third Hour of Today was aired from Pinewood Social this morning, according to the Tennessean, the Nashville Business Journal, Williamson Source and Broadway World. Today included the chef of Henrietta Red in an article featuring Nashville’s best chefs and their signature recipes. The New York Times listed Nashville’s best vegan restaurants and included Henrietta Red. Garden & Gun’s Fieldshop will host a traveling pop-up shop called Greetings From Nashville, which will feature tastes from the chef of Henrietta Red, as reported by Charleston City Paper and StyleBlueprint. Hoodline listed Henrietta Red as one of Nashville’s best bars for a special occasion. Wine Enthusiast featured a recipe for a mezcal old fashioned by Downtown Sporting Club’s beverage director. Bastion was referenced in a Tennessean article as an exceptional Wedgewood-Houston restaurant that has embraced the area’s history. The Nashville Post mentioned that the Goldberg brothers had previously eyed a building in The Nations for a new restaurant concept.

StyleBlueprint featured a guide to Wedgewood-Houston and suggested Bastion [Ben and Max Goldberg], Smokin’ Thighs [Matthew Carney] and Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell]

Orangetheory Fitness [Brigette Edwards] was included in StyleBlueprint’s list of the best workout classes and fitness studios in Nashville.

A Focus Builders [Seth Argo] home made the Nashville Post’s list of top 10 single-family homes sold in October 2019.

The Nashville Post announced DWC Construction Company [John Arndt] as the builder for Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton’s new space on Music Row. 

Senior Housing News mentioned Vitality Living [Blanding Beatty] as a company that helped turn around an assisted living center in the Nashville area. 

The Nashville Post and Nashville Business Journal reported that the Grand Hyatt Nashville has topped off, referencing Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] as a builder.

Mark Deutschmann [Core Development Services] was interviewed by the Tennessean about the slowing rate of home value growth in Nashville.

The Tennessean featured Nashville tech startup Givful and mentioned Jones Therapy Service [Ginger Jones] as a user of the platform.

Chalkline Sports [Joe Kestelski] co-founder Daniel Kustelski was on a panel titled “Sports Betting: Where is it now, what’s ahead and where should my property be?” at the TribalNet conference earlier this week, according to SportsHandle.com

The Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal and MLSsoccer.com announced that the Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] will play its first MLS game against Atlanta United at Nissan Stadium on  February 29, 2020. The Tennessean also announced the soccer club’s draft picks and trades and that Fat Bottom Brewing Co. will be the club's official craft beer partner. The Tennessean also took a deep dive into the soccer club’s roster after the expansion draft. MLSsoccer.com questioned whether Nashville would be Atlanta United’s main rival next season. 

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] was mentioned by the Nashville Post for listing a Church Street property for sale.

SecuritySales.com featured Preventia Security [Aaron Whitaker] and its executives on the company’s rise to becoming one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. 

Burger Up [James Lewis] was mentioned by Pekka Rinne, the Nashville Predators’ goalie, as one of the best burgers in Nashville, according to WSMV. 

Strategic Alliance Partner News

First Horizon was named one of America’s most JUST companies by Forbes and JUST Capital, according to Clarksville Online and Murfreesboro Voice. First Horizon will acquire 30 SunTrust Bank branches in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, as reported in American BankerCommercial Appeal, Memphis Business Journal, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Morning Star, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Daily Memphian. Clarksville Online mentioned the appointment of First Horizon’s Clarksville market leader Brittney Doyle in its “On the Move” column. The Nashville Post announced that First Horizon Foundation grant submissions are now being accepted. Tennessee Banker Magazine featured several Middle Tennessee executive appointments, including Rob Malin, the bank's senior trust officer and estate planning counsel, and Matthew Harrison, senior vice president/private client relationship manager for First Horizon's Medical Banking Group. The issue also features the First Horizon rebrand and photos from the First-Horizon-sponsored Brent Peterson Golf Classic. Finally, the magazine mentioned Rutherford County Market President Yolanda Greene’s recognition as the United Way Volunteer of the Year in her market. The Tennessean ran an oped from First Horizon Advisor Matt Knight about how to save money on your 2019 tax bill.