EO Nashville Member News - October 12

October 11, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. EO Holiday Party 
December 1, 2018 at The Noelle Hotel, 200 4th Avenue North, 7:00pm

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 NOW

2. Dave Delaney – Improv, The Master Communicators Secret Weapon
October 24, 2018- 11:30am-1:00pm, Third Coast Comedy, 1310 Clinton Street

Dave Delaney's Improve with Improv is a brilliant presentation that has already left audiences impressed at Hubspot's Inbound Conference, Craft Content Conference, and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in Nashville. He will share three key ways you and your team can take lessons from improv and apply them to your business and life. Dave's keynote presentation will teach us all how to improve our communication and company cultures. He promises some big laughs from his presentation as well! REGISTER NOW

3.  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! REGISTER HERE


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] penned an article for Nashville Medical News about designing healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of infections, which also ran in the print edition of the publication.

Forbes published an article by Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] about how to improve your focus.

Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] wrote a piece for the Tennessean discussing the U.S. healthcare system and the pockets that operate similarly to free markets, which appeared in print last Sunday.

Financial Advisor shared an article written by Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] about how to fix an “unbalanced practice.”

In the News:

Belmont University News shared details about an EO Nashville-sponsored event with speaker Chip Conley and quoted Chapter Learning Chair Arnie Malham [Better Book Club] about the event.

Seth Argo [Focus Builders] was quoted in the Nashville Interiors fall print edition about making the most of a home’s outdoor spaces this fall.

The Jackson Sun shared news of the grand opening of Advance Financial’s [Mike Hodges] second store in Jackson and the company’s donation to the local Boys & Girls Club. Nashville PRIDE shared details about the Advance Financial Foundation’s donation to East End Preparatory School.

The Nashville Post referenced Hytch [Robert Hartline] in an article about the Let’s Move Nashville transit referendum and regional ridesharing options.

The Green Pheasant [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in a Nashville Scene article about the rapid rate of restaurant openings and closings in Nashville.

CNN penned an article about a Nashville chef, which mentioned Speakeasy Spirits [Jeff Pennington] as one of its top local picks.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] shared his path to becoming a developer and helping transform Nashville in an Urban Land article.

The Wilson Post mentioned Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai [Pain Bone, IV] as a sponsor of Taste of Wilson County, an event in Lebanon highlighting local boutiques and eateries.

Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality, LLC] were mentioned in a Nashville Post article about ax-throwing bars located around Nashville. The Nashville Scene quoted Benjamin about how their restaurants always continue to evolve to stay relevant. Architectural Digest suggests visitors of Nashville Design Week eat at the Catbird Seat. Merchants was included in a list of where to eat in Nashville by Finger Lake Times. Henrietta Red was mentioned in a Thrillist article about the publication’s staff trip to Nashville.

Brentwood Homepage listed Jondie [Rebecca Davis] as a vendor participating in the Wine Down Main Street event in Williamson County on November 3.

The former chef at Burger Up and Josephine [Jim Lewis] was featured in a Tennessean Q&A about his cooking career and the new coffee shop for which he is the chef. The current chef at Josephine and his roast chicken and potatoes dish was featured in a Wine Spectator article.

The Nashville Business Journal shared more details about Wellview Health’s [James Story] new CEO, funding and product plans.

The Khao Soi Hotdog at Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House [Austin Ray] was featured in a Thrillist article about the publication’s Hotel Thrillist weekend in Nashville.

The Nashville Post announced that among the new Studio Bank Founders’ Advisory Board members are Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments, LLC] and Nelson Remus [Remar, Inc.].

506 Lofts [Micah Lacher] was featured in a WSTale list of “celeb-favorite” hotels around the world.

The Financial Times quoted Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] in an article about how advisors indentify and diversify away from hidden contagion risks.

Debbie Gordon [Cloud Range Cyber LLC] was featured in a Venture Nashville article about her new cybersecurity simulation training center in Nashville.

A Nashville Business Journal article introduced some of the 2018 Power 100 list members, including Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC] and Alan Young [Armor Concepts].

Strategic Alliance Partner News:

Steven J. Eisen [Baker Donelson] was honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a 2018 Attorney for Justice. Steve's name will appear on the Pro Bono Honor Roll on the court's website. John Scannapieco, as co-chair of the Global Business Team, partnered with the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council (IBC) to host a reception welcoming a delegation of companies from the Netherlands visiting Nashville as part of the meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Charles Grant commented in the Tennessean on a lawsuit challenging Tennessee's system of funding public schools.



EO Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to connect entrepreneurs to the critical resources to create, launch, and grow businesses. We pursue this mission because entrepreneurs benefit the communities in which they work: solving problems, growing jobs, and spreading hope. We are on a mission to help create 25,000 jobs by 2025.

We fulfill our mission in three ways: 
First, we work intensively with the entrepreneurs creating, launching and growing the big businesses of the future. Second, we provide an inclusive and uniquely valuable community experience for growth-oriented entrepreneurs, freelancers, self-starters, and corporate innovators. Third, we will connect any entrepreneur to the best-fitting resources for their needs. 

Since 2010, we have screened 6,500 ideas and graduated over 500 alumni who have created 800 jobs and raised over $120 million in capital. Currently,nwe have 450 members and intensively work with over 60 significant growth entrepreneurs through our programming.

Throughout all of our work, we are committed to serving a diverse and inclusive community, leveling the playing field for all entrepreneurs that will build our future economy. By working with the biggest innovators, creating an inclusive and uniquely valuable community experience, and connecting any entrepreneur to the right resources for them, we are working hard at the EC to help Nashville become the best place in the nation to start a business.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center will be hosting The NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame on November 7th at Rocketown. 

Built on the belief that big ideas and the innovators behind them deserve to be celebrated, the 2018 NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame will shine a light on Nashville’s rebels, visionaries, and game changers accelerating Middle Tennessee’s economy. 

This night of celebration to benefit the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will include the induction of a new class into the Entrepreneurs' Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees are Scott Borchetta, Tom Cigarran, and Ron Samuels.

The evening also includes the awarding of seventeen NEXT Awards, which will be presented to a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, both emerging startups, as well as established businesses actively fostering innovation in every industry.

We feel it is only fitting that those whose success story has been written will be able to celebrate their journey with those who are just starting out. Together, this audience represents both the great past and bright future of Nashville. Please join us as we raise a glass to ALL entrepreneurs in Nashville! 

Tickets are available at ec.co/nextawards.  

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

Anne Elizabeth McIntosh


(615) 473-1434

Other Upcoming Events

EO Think Tank – How to be a Leader vs. a Manager
October 23, 2018- 7:30am- 9:00am, E|Spaces, 4322 Harding Pike, Suite 417
Join a small group of your fellow EO members for a Think Tank to discuss how to be a leader vs. a manager.  Only 3 spots left, so REGISTER NOW

Quarterly Moderator Meeting
November 1, 2018, 7:30am, EC, 41 Peabody Street
Calling all Moderators to attend this quarterly breakfast meeting to enhance best practices and other Forum related topics.  If you cannot attend, please send your Moderator-Elect (or someone else from your Forum). REGISTER HERE