EO Nashville Member News - October 11

October 11, 2019

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1.  Mentor Match Up  
October 23, 2019 – 5:30pm-7:30pm, 404 Kitchen, 507 12th Avenue South

In just over a week, we’ll be hosting our annual “Mentor Match-Up” and would love for you to participate – whether as a mentor, a mentee or BOTH! CLICK HERE for more details and to register!

2.  EO 25th Anniversary Event                                                                                            
November 12, 2019 – 11:30am-1:30pm, City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street

We are celebrating EO Nashville’s Silver Anniversary – 25 years of entrepreneurship in Nashville. This lunch event will be a celebration with toasts and memories of all we've accomplished as well as an opportunity to learn and grow from New York Times Best Selling Author, Jon Acuff, teaching us about "Giving Yourself the Gift of Done!"  

Hope you can join us for this milestone event! REGISTER TODAY

3.  Trusted Tech Tools and Cocktails – Gear up for 2020 by Concept Technology  
November 14, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 1009 3rd Avenue North

EO Nashville Strategic Partner, Concept Technology Inc., will host a collaborative cocktail party to discuss 3-5 “table topics” on technology such as Best Productivity Apps of 2019,  Parenting in this Crazy Tech world,  Password Managers – How to Stay Out of “Reset Your Password” Limbo, etc.! This event will be interactive, fluid and fun! REGISTER HERE


EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote columns in Forbes about WeWork’s IPO, the recent IPO unicorns, the Deutsche DWS Cash Return on Capital Invested Equity Dividend Fund and the new revenue recognition rules. He also penned columns for Equities.com and Seeking Alpha

In the News

EO Nashville was mentioned in Venture Nashville Connections as a partner organizing the 2020 Day on the Hill event. 

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] was quoted in a Forbes article offering tips for saving money even when business is booming. He was also mentioned in Business Insider, Insider, Business Insider Malaysia and The Entrepreneur Fund for sharing a postcard with Dave Kerpen about the traits of successful and unsuccessful people. 

Newsweek included Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] in a list of the seven best things to do in Nashville.

Judith Bright [Judith Bright] was mentioned in StyleBlueprint as a place where Nashville’s tastemakers shop.  

The Nashville Business Journal ran a feature story on the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s [Michael Brody-Waite] new CEO and mentioned Brody-Waite and Michael Burcham [Narus Health] as former CEOs. Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s new CEO was also discussed in a Nashville Business Journal podcast. Another Nashville Business Journal article mentioned Stuart McWhorter, who is co-chairing Governor Lee’s new task force, as a former CEO of the center. Commercial Integrator mentioned the Entrepreneur Center as the home of Relationary Marketing’s headquarters. 

Justin Crosslin [Crosslin Technologies] was quoted in Inc. about the key business strategy that landed his company on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies. 

A Lavender Magazine writer documented her trip to Nashville, which included dinner at Strategic Hospitality [Ben and Max Goldberg] restaurants the Catbird Seat and Henrietta Red. The Australian featured a sommelier who previously worked at the Catbird Seat. WZTV featured the announcement of the inaugural GLOW Awards, in which winners are awarded with 20 tickets to GLOW Holiday and can enjoy a 21-and-up area at The Band Box

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] was mentioned in the Jacksonville Business Journal and Resident Community News Group as the developer of a mixed-use site in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Bloomberg Businessweek’s podcast featured Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] in its “Drive to the Close” section. He was also interviewed on TD Ameritrade Network about the 80/20 investing rule. 

The Nashville Scene included Pennington Distilling Co.’s [Jeff Pennington] Hardest Harvest Party in an article detailing upcoming October events in Nashville.

Provider Trust [Christopher Redhage] was listed as a resident of Capitol View in a Nashville Post article about healthcare tech company Bridge Connector moving into the development. 

The Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was featured in the Nashville Post for its position in the MLS drafts. WZTV listed the club’s upcoming matches to finish out the season. WATE featured the Nashville Soccer Club’s statewide FIFA tournament which will make a stop at the University of Tennessee campus.  

Strategic Alliance Partner News

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has named Memphis-based First Horizon National Corporation, the parent company of First Tennessee, one of the nation’s 100 most adoption-friendly workplaces for 2019, according to the Nashville Post. WZTV featured the announcement of the inaugural GLOW Awards, presented by First Tennessee Bank, which recognizes individuals who help the local community “glow” all year around. 


EO Strategic Alliance Spotlight

Adams Keegan


Adams Keegan (AK) is a full-service HR, payroll and benefits partner based in Tennessee with clients in all 50 states. HR compliance/administration, payroll/tax administration, employee benefits and benefits administration are delivered to AK clients through our proprietary cloud-based HR Information and Payroll System, Efficenter® and by expert HR Teams dedicated to each client. With over 30 years of industry experience, AK develops and delivers customized PEO and non-PEO solutions for each client. 

Our unique approach differs from that of pure payroll or SaaS providers in that we craft customized solutions for each client to provide comprehensive management and support of their specific HR needs. We offer hands-on stewardship to our clients’ businesses and employees, and are fully accountable for everything we promise to do on their behalf. Our services require no upfront capital investment, no long term agreement, and no technical support contract. We earn and keep our clients by delivering outstanding, intuitive solutions with a highly responsive “customer first” service culture.

Adams Keegan Forum Topics:

  • Assessing cost and finding leaks in HR administration: How much should HR really cost?
  • The laws of benefits: What you can and can’t do regarding your employee benefits
  • Navigating the world of rising health insurance costs 

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

Brian Evans




Other Upcoming Events

Belmont Executive Learning Series with Betsy Myers    
November 21, 2019, 7:00am-9:00am, 1803 15th Avenue South, Janet Ayers Conference Center

Betsy Myers is the Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign, and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She will unveil key strategies that will lead businesses to real gender progress and equality that has been elusive for so many years. Only 6 spots available, so REGISTER TODAY