EO Member News – September 27

September 27, 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 a few weeks, 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!  Please be sure to fill out the link on the site.

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 our city of dreams!  Jon Acuff will present on his recent book Finish – Give yourself the gift of done.  Entrepreneurs are great at starting things, so let's talk about how to finish them! 

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

3.  EO Holiday Party
December 7, 2019, 7:00pm-11:00pm, The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue

Save the date and join us at The Parthenon to celebrate the Holiday Season! REGISTER HERE

EO Member News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group


David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote two articles in Forbes about the high dividend yield potential with Verizon and Peloton’s IPO.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] had an article published in Inc. about building effective multi-location teams.

In the News

The Nashville Scene and the Tennessean listed Mike Hodges [Advance Financial] as a sponsor for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Nashville. The Nashville PRIDE (In print only) announced the company’s new store location that opened in Lexington, Tenn.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] appeared on a Yahoo! Finance broadcast about how the Presidential impeachment inquiry has affected stocks.

A Nashville Business Journal article about the impact of Amazon’s arrival on Nashville tech companies included comments from James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.], Bryan Merville [Beacon Technologies] and the CEO at Trinisys [David Box]. 

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] was mentioned in a Richmond Times-Dispatch article about a new apartment building the company is developing in North Richmond.

SBC Americas and Daily Journal announced that Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] signed a four-year deal with Renasant Bank which makes the bank the club’s official banking partner and first-ever jersey sponsor.

M.L. Rose [Austin Ray] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal as one of the restaurants in the Capitol View development that will house the first Publix to open in downtown Nashville. 

Channele2e announced Nashville-based NovaTech [Darren Metz] has acquired Lafayette, Louisiana’s Copy & Camera. 

Josephine [James Lewis] general manager and sommelier, Karen Van Guilder Little, was featured in StyleBlueprint as their newest FACE of Nashville. Cowboys & Indians announced that Burger Up is one of new country supergroup Gone West’s favorite Nashville hot spots.

Max and Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were featured in an Entrepreneur article about how they predicted Nashville’s tourism boom before it happened. Max Goldberg was quoted, and Strategic Hospitality and Band Box were mentioned, in Nashville Business Journal for their participation in Tennessee Park’s new holiday Glow attraction. Pinewood’s “Southern Limerick” was featured in a list of “photo-ready coffee cocktails” in Forbes. Cosmopolitan included Patterson House, Henrietta Red and Pinewood in its list of the best bars and live music in Nashville. The Catbird Seat’s former sommelier was featured in a CEO Magazine article about her career and her new distinction as a Master Sommelier. Culture Map Fort Worth mentioned Pinewood Social as an example of the “social restaurant” trend popping up in many cities. Pinewood was also mentioned in a Spectator Life article about things to do in Nashville. The Nashville Business Journal mentioned that the Downtown Sporting Club is one of the spots where the AllianceBernstein National Entrepreneur Summit will take its participants to dine. Sounds Like Nashville noted that the Downtown Sporting Club is a great place to tailgate before a Titan’s game.

The Athletic mentioned included Smokin Thighs [Matthew Carney] on its list of “top 25 football teams ranked by nearby cuisine.”

Matthew Charette and Batter’d & Fried Boston Seafood House [MDC Group] were mentioned in Nashville Post, Nashville Business Journal, Eater Nashville and Nashville Scene articles about the restaurant’s rebrand. Beyond the Edge was also mentioned in the same articles for its proximity to the seafood restaurant.

News Channel 5 Nashville touted Bell and Associates’ [Darek Bell] mentoring efforts as part of a technician certification program for former inmates. The Nashville Post reported on the project to build Metro Nashville’s Permanent Supportive Housing and Downtown Homeless Service Center, for which Bell will be serving as the design-build contractor.

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Nashville Medical News featured the news about Matthew Harrison’s promotion to senior vice president of medical banking at First Tennessee Bank. The article was also included in the publication’s September print edition (page 17).


EO Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

Concept Technology, Inc.

Sometimes it seems the technology industry is focused on seeing how fast you can take humans out of the picture. We think humans are the picture. Two kinds of humans we especially care about are team members and clients. Our core values reflect this:

Always act in the best interest of the client.

Enhance the lives of our team members and their families.

These two absolutes guide everything we do.

So, when we bring on a new client, we don’t think about what kind of gross margin we can get out of them or what else we can sell them. We think about how to make sure they are still a client 10 years from now.

And team members are given the same level of respect, because our vision is to be a company where the world’s top talent wants to work. We’ve won many awards for being this kind of company, but the most important indicator is that the great people who join our company tend to stay here.

When you treat the people who make up a company in this way, they extend the same consideration to the company’s clients. It’s what they call a “virtuous circle” in business school.  We call it being human.

Concept Technology will be hosting an event on November 14th, Trusted Tech Tools and Cocktails – Gear up for 2020.  This will be a 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 TODAY!

Other Upcoming Events

EO Think Tank:  Productivity and Peace                                                                                        
October 16, 2019, 7:30am-9:00am, E|Spaces, 4322 Harding Pike #417

Join your fellow EO members for a discussion about business and personal productivity and the peace that can come from these accomplishments. Only 7 spots remain – REGISTER HERE