EO Nashville Member News - Feb. 2

February 2, 2018

Three Things for EO Nashville This Week

1. Entrepreneur Day on the Hill.
This is an opportunity for approximately 30 members to share opinions with State Representatives and Senators. Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 12pm-5pm. 
Did we mention cocktails afterwards?
>> Register now

2. House Parties in February! 
Each of the four houses will be hosting a House Party in February. This is a great time to get to know your fellow house members in a smaller, more intimate setting. Registration links are below.

3. Final Spring Membership Event.
This event will be held next Friday, Feb. 9 at the Entrepreneur Center from 7:30am-9am. We need additional member referrals! Click here to submit someone for consideration, and we'll take it from there!


 

EO Members in the News

Member news compiled by the Bradford Group

Articles/Columns:

In his column for the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] discussed three open enrollment takeaways for Nashville.
 

In the News:

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] and Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising] were listed on the BerniePortal Blog as speakers at the upcoming BerniePortal Users Conference.

The Smithville Review announced the opening of a new Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] location in Smithville.

Jeff Rice [Healthcare Bluebook] was quoted in an NBC12 story about not overpaying for healthcare.

Hytch [Robert Hartline] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal, CNET, The Drive, Brentwood Home Page, Williamson Source, Auto Connected Car News and Carscoops for partnering with Nissan to incentivize people to use the carpooling app.

Henrietta Red [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was featured in the Nashville Scene for its new happy hour offerings. The restaurant’s head chef, Julia Sullivan, was featured in articles by Billboard and the Huffington Post. The Band Box and Paradise Park were mentioned in a Nashville.com article as favorite spots of the Nashville Sounds’ centerplate general manager. Pinewood Social was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for its location in the Trolley Barns development.

Nashville Soccer Club [Christopher Redhage] was mentioned in the Tennessean and the Nashville Post for announcing that the club will practice in Ensworth School’s training facility. The Chattanoogan, Times Free Press and WDEF announced that the club will play against Chattanooga FC in the preseason.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] was mentioned in the Waco Tribune-Herald for its positive impact on the Nashville entrepreneur community and the town’s interest in developing a similar organization. Surface Magazine mentioned the EC for spawning over 5,000 startup concepts since its inception in 2010. The EC was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for its location in the Trolley Barns development.

An entree from Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was featured in the Nashville Scene’s “Souper Bowl” roundup of favorite local soups.

Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] was listed as the contractor for the Columbia Central High School construction project in School Construction News.

Out & About Nashville featured MediCopy [Elliot Holt] in an article about the company’s membership in the Nashville LGBT Chamber.

Jason Patrick [Express Employment Professionals] was quoted in a Morningstar article about the tightening job market.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for serving up “pure Southern comfort.”


 

Strategic Alliance Partner Spotlight

A.Ray Hospitality

www.ARayHospitality.com

A.Ray Hospitality is Nashville’s un-restaurant company. We focus on building brands that are resilient, attainable, timeless, and executable while creating experiences that blur the line between restaurant and bar.

Our concepts represent a comfortable “third place” where people can unwind and socialize outside of their home or office. We like to think our guests don’t need a special occasion or big plans to visit our restaurants. Our casual atmosphere, delicious food, fresh drinks, and exceptional service make every day the perfect day to dine with us. We own Nashville’s greatest places to get out without getting fancy.

Brand Focus
We only create focused and memorable brands. The experiences that we deliver connect with our guests on an emotional level. We achieve this by creating concepts that are familiar, timeless, comfortable, and visually stimulating with a culture that transcends generations. Our brands are simultaneously classic and­­­ innovative. This is the A.Ray signature. 

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – A friendly, neighborhood pub committed to serving you the best craft beer we can find from Nashville & beyond! We’re also passionate about amazing burgers and fresh, simple pub food. With over 90 craft beers, a full bar, lots of TVs, and an outdoor patio, it’s easy to see why M.L.Rose is Nashville’s favorite place to get out without getting fancy. 

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House – Von Elrod’s is made for celebrating with beer and hand-cranked sausages grilled over live-fire. Rub elbows with old and new friends at a communal table for a craft beer from 36 taps. Our Germantown location, just across from First Tennessee Park, has a large patio with an outdoor bar that’s perfect for drinking beer, wine, or frozen drinks on tap.

The Sutler Saloon - A legendary bar with two distinctly different levels. The lively and rustic main-level Saloon features over 60 bourbon and whiskey offerings, craft beer on tap, fresh cocktails, authentic live music and Southern pub food served with Nashville hospitality. The Cellar is a sultry, speakeasy cocktail bar reminiscent of the prohibition era. 

Melrose Billiard Parlor – Founded in 1944, Melrose Billiard Parlor is Nashville’s most iconic dive bar. We’re a classic bar offering drinks at yesteryear prices, pool, ping pong, games, and classic bar food. Dive on down to our underground hideaway and have a cold one in a bar that’s been loved for decades. 

For more information or to schedule a Forum visit, please contact
Austin Ray
(615) 364-5228
austin@arayhospitality.com
 

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneur Day on the Hill
This is an opportunity for approximately 30 members to share opinions with State Representatives and Senators. Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 12pm-5pm. There will also be a cocktail party held at the Musicians Hall of Fame from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
>>Register for EO Day on the Hill
>>Register for the cocktail party

Final Spring Membership Event
This event will be held next Friday, Feb. 9 at the Entrepreneur Center from 7:30am-9am. We need additional member referrals! 
>>Submit someone for consideration

EO House Parties
Each of the 4 Houses will be hosting a House Party in February! This is a great time to get to know your fellow house members in a smaller, more intimate setting. Many thanks to our gracious hosts!

  • Morgan House (Forums 4, 8, 12, 17, 21, 25 and 28) - Feb. 3, 2018. REGISTER HERE 
  • Carnegie House (Forums: 3, 7, 11,16, 20, 24 and 27) - Feb. 10, 2018. REGISTER HERE 
  • Ford House (Forums: 1, 5, 10, 18, 26 and 29) - Feb. 24, 2018. REGISTER HERE 
  • Rockefeller House (Forums: 2, 6, 9, 15, 19 and 23) - Feb. 24, 2018. REGISTER HERE

Showing You the MONEY! 
Feb. 21 at Bradley, 1600 Division Street, Suite 700 from 4pm-6pm. Join EO, Matt Wiltshire, metro's economic and community development director and Lamont Price, the state's director of TNInvestco, for a cocktail discussion about opportunities from the local government available to help grow your business.
>>Register now

EO Chapter Retreat in MEMPHIS 
Thurs., March 8 - Sat., March 10. Join us for this exciting trip, which will include the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz, a once-in-a-lifetime Overnight Operation special-access tour at the Fed Ex Memphis World Hub, dinner at the famous Rendezvous, a behind the Scenes tour of Graceland and drinks at the Peabody! 
>>Register now