EO Nashville Member News - September 14

September 14, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. Jason Dorsey – Crossing the Generational Divide- this AMAZING Event is only 6 days away!
September 20, 2018, 7:30am-9:30am, The Listening Room Café, 618 4th Ave South
As entrepreneurs, we work in a time of unprecedented generational challenge. Four generations in our workforce. Five generations in the marketplace. Making matters worse, there is a tremendous amount of false information about generational differences.
What we know for a fact: Strategies that work for one generation can be a complete turn-off for others. This costly generational divide makes your role more difficult and important than ever. In this powerful presentation, bestselling author Jason Dorsey reveals brand new generational truths and step-by-step solutions you can use immediately. He’ll show you exactly how to solve the cross-generation communication, recruiting, retention and innovation challenge.These insights will drive immediate ROI for you and your business. This is also a great event opportunity for your Second-In-Command or leadership team!
Jason has appeared on 200 TV shows, received over 1,000 standing ovations, and is a passionate advocate for helping EO members to drive fast growth. He’s the most sought-after Millennials and Gen Z researcher and speaker. Learn more about his Center’s research at GenHQ.com
“Generational expert Jason Dorsey has studied the strange new species known as Gen Z (humans born 2000 to present). I guarantee you that his insight into how they see the world will have a lasting impact on both your business and your family.” – Arnie Malham, Learning Co-chair. REGISTER NOW

2.  MyEO Event for Women
Debbie Gordon will be hosting a MyEO Women’s get together on Tuesday September 18, 2018. This is a great time for the Women of EO to mingle and chat about their businesses and get to know each other better. Please click on the link below to RSVP no later than Sunday September 16th at 7pm. If you have challenges RSVPing on the global website, please email Angela Proffitt at connect@angelaproffitt.com to get registered. REGISTER HERE

3.  10th Annual Moveable Feast- in the GULCH!
October 3rd, 2018- 6:30pm
Hope you can join us for this annual EO Nashville favorite- back where it all began 10 years ago- in the GULCH!  We will be dining at Del Frisco's, Fin & Pearl, Kayne Prime, Little Octopus, Marsh House and Sambuca, Plan on a date night and book the sitters  - we will spread out over these restaurants for three separate courses and meet up all together for dessert at the Thompson Hotel Rooftop Bar, LA Jackson. REGISTER NOW

EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] wrote an article for the Tennessean describing how to read a medical bill.

Forbes published an article by Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] about the similarities between alternative investments and active management.

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] penned an article for Builder about five public relations moves to improve lead generation.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] and Absolute Wireless [Robert Hartline] were recognized on the Nashville Business Journal’s list of the top 10 fastest-growing private companies in Middle Tennessee.

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was also named to Forbes’ first-ever ranking of The Best Employers for New Graduates. The Tennessee Tribune and the Nashville Ledger shared the announcement.

In the News:

The Nashville Post mentioned EO Nashville and Lauren Reed [Reed Public Relations], as she was added to Synovus’ advisory board.

Dominique Arrieta [GHP Environmental + Architecture] was featured in a Nashville Post Q&A about her company’s challenges and successes over the years.

The Nashville Business Journal featured Sherry Deutschmann [Sunset Ventures] in an article about how local businesswomen are banding together to support female entrepreneurs.

Hytch [Robert Hartline] was featured in Business Williamson for its recent partnership with WeGo Public Transit. The company was also featured in a Venture Nashville article about its national market activation, Series A capital raise and the launch of the Hytch Token via a blockchain-powered distributed ledger. Nashvillest shared a profile on the Hytch Rewards app to explain how it works.

The Tennessean mentioned Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and Josephine [Jim Lewis] as a participating restaurants in this weekend’s Music City Food + Wine Festival.

Mark Deutschmann [Core Development Services] was mentioned in a StyleBlueprint article about a deli in The Finery development, which is owned by Core Development Services and Village CityLiving Group.

Forbes quoted Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] in an article about Facebook’s new ad transparency policy.

Lovell Communications [Rosemary Plorin] was featured in the Nashville Post and O’Dwyer’s for hiring a health care media veteran and promoting two of its employees to account executive roles.

Eater San Francisco mentioned a chef from The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] for participating in an upcoming guest chef series. MLSsoccer.com and the Tennessean mentioned Pinewood Social in articles about Nashville’s MLS expansion, which was discussed at the restaurant before Tuesday’s international soccer match at Nissan Stadium. Pinewood Social was mentioned in another Tennessean article about new downtown parking projects near its location. StyleBlueprint mentioned Bastion in an article about local businesses in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood, and Eater Nashville featured the restaurant's bar nachos on a list of noteworthy places to try nachos in Nashville. GQ India called Henrietta Red “one of the best new restaurants in the United States” in a feature article about Nashville.

Franchising.com announced The Joint Chiropractic’s [Chris Kemper] new partnership with Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Corsair Distillery [Derek Bell] was featured in a Nashville Post article about its upgrades to the Marathon Village brewery/taproom. Whiskey.com shared Corsair’s expansion plans. The Tennessean touted that Corsair is “putting Nashville in a bottle.”

The Tennessean mentioned the Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] in an article about the new major league team, as they are both under the same ownership.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was mentioned as a service to check health care costs in a Chicago Tribune article about the rising costs of health care. Another Chicago Tribune article mentioned the service in talking about the failing “old model” of health care. An Elk Valley Times article about creating a better health system in Tennessee explains that we need more services like Healthcare Bluebook.

Strategic Alliance Partner News:

A tax partner from Frazier & Deeter, LLC was named as a 2018 Power Leader in Finance by the Nashville Business Journal.

Pinnacle Financial Partners was featured in a Nashville Business Journal story about becoming the largest bank in the Nashville region, per deposits statistics recently released by the FDIC. First Tennessee Bank was listed as the region’s fifth largest bank in the slide show accompanying the story.

Senior associate at Baker Donelson Dawn Maruna co-authored an article in the ACC Docket about the emergence of tech hubs in Nashville and Montreal. This article also featured comments discussing the growing technology startups in Nashville, Tennessee from Chris Sloan, chair of Baker Donelson’s Emerging Companies Team. The Tennessee Tribune featured Attorney Charles Grant, who was named the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands' new board president. Mark Baugh served as a panelist for the session "Modern Diversity & Inclusion 'Challenges' and Strategies for Success: Law Firm Perspective" at a Memphis Bar Association event held at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.


EO Member Spotlight

Judith Bright, Judith Bright LLC

Judith Bright was born in Washington, DC and after working as a candy striper during high school, decided to pursue a degree in nursing. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a BSN and headed to LA to work with AIDS patients at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center. Judith found this career to be exhausting and heartbreaking, so she started over and landed a job on “Growing Pains” where she became the post-production supervisor. She then went on to Walt Disney Productions as an executive assistant and ultimately became a film director’s assistant in post-production. She left Disney for an opportunity with legendary producer Quincy Jones.  She worked with Jones for 12 years, ending up as the president of his Music Publishing Company. After her third child was born, she decided to retire and chase her lifelong dream to become a designer of affordable artisanal jewelry with a soul. Judith opened her flagship store in 2010 in the Mall at Green Hills followed by a second store in Atlanta in 2012. She had two pop-up locations in Los Angeles and Birmingham. In 2014, Judith moved out of the Mall to a house in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville where her store remains today. She also has a production facility in Berry Hill filled with local jewelry artisans. Judith has created a successful jewelry line with pieces showing up regularly on celebrities as well as in film and TV. Most recently, her pieces can be seen in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, “Silicon Valley" and "House of Cards.” The lights of her life are her three boys aged 17, 19 and 21 who function as campus reps of the line. 

What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?

When you are facing what seems like a big adversity, keep the faith that you’ll get to the other side. What you might have perceived as a setback, is most likely providing solid ground for a big step forward. It has happened to me over and over again. Now, when faced with what I first might perceive as bad news, I take a beat and start to wonder what exciting things might happen as a result. Embracing the paradigm shift takes courage but you will be rewarded, I promise! 

Best business book you’ve ever read?

Million Dollar Woman by Julia Pimsleur. I listened to it at the right time. I’d also like to mention Worth Doing Wrong by our own Arnie Malham. It really touched me and insighted me to make some changes in my business.

One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?

Not spending money on a great accountant right away.

How to you de-stress after a particularly hard day?

My de-stress go-to is Hot Yoga at Sumits and hiking the Mossy Ridge Trail at night with my hiking group.

What EO event are you most looking forward to attending in the next few months?

I always love moveable feast and am excited to eat and drink my way around the Gulch this year!

What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this?

People are always surprised that I was a registered nurse in my first career and Quincy Jones’ music publisher in my second one. Jewelry is my third career and definitely that third one was the charm!

Any exciting plans for Fall that you would like to share?   

That I’m setting off to Tanzania to attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2 weeks

Other Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE- Spousal Events

Spousal Forum Informational Luncheon- November 15, 2018, 11:30am, Fin & Pearl, 211 12th Ave S

Spousal Forum Training- December 13, 2018- 8:30am-5:00pm with a Cocktail Reception to follow

More details to come....