EO Nashville’s 2011 “Moveable Feast” Recap

In case you missed it, EO Nashville held its its annual “Moveable Feast” event on M Street in the Gulch on October 12. And the delicious after party/dessert course held at Citizen (pictured above) was just the end of it!

The exclusive, members-only affair took place at Whiskey Kitchen, Virago and Kayne Prime. At the after party, EO Nashville board members announced recent chapter accolades that included:

  • Rock Star Award Winner, 2010-2011
  • Highest Percentage Growth (second place globally)
  • Most New Members (third place globally)

To earn “Rock Star” distinction an EO chapter has to complete 27 benchmarks in areas of chapter health including growth, renewals, learning, communications, forum and finance. This past year, Nashville was one of 25 out of 120 chapters globally to win Rock Star. This is the third time since 2008 that Nashville has been named a Rock Star chapter.

Crowd shot at Kayne Prime

EO Nashville also ranked second globally for percentage growth, and third for adding the most new members, making the chapter one of the fastest growing in the world.

Take a look at all of the photos from the event here.



EO Nashville Members in the News: Miranda Pontes & Benjamin Goldberg

Two EO Nashville restaurateurs were in the news recently: Miranda Pontes in Southern Living and Benjamin Goldberg in the Nashville Scene.

Miranda Pontes’ Burger Up was named the best place to get a burger in Nashville by Southern Living magazine. The magazine featured Burger Up alongside the Urban Stack Burger Lounge in Chattanooga and Litton’s Market, Restaurant & Bakery in Knoxville in an article aptly named “Tennessee’s Best Burgers.” Check out the article here.

Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] and his brother Max were featured in a Nashville Scene blog post about the opening of their new restaurant, The Catbird Seat. The restaurant opened with a sold out seating on Wednesday of last week. You can read the blog post here.

Congratulations to both Miranda and Benjamin.

Special Access Xperience at the Zoo

On the last Saturday in August, EO members, their families and guests enjoyed an afternoon at the zoo like no other.

Members received a behind-the-scenes tour of the Giraffe Barn as well as an opportunity to feed a giraffe. Check out this video clip of Mollie Watkins getting up close and personal with a giraffe.

Members also enjoyed a close up look at the elephants and a private talk with an elephant keeper. Members got to meet and greet two small animals, and took advantage of activities like face painting, carousel rides, access to the Nashville Predators Day at The Zoo, a full dinner, snow cones and adult beverages.

It was an once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who participated.

EO Nashville Member in the News: Steve Curnutte

A Nashville Business Journal article that published today, entitled “Business turnarounds fuel big business,” featured EO Nashville member Steve Curnutte, and his business Tortola Partners.

Steve, who is in “the business of getting companies back on track,” to quote the paper, announced the expansion of Tortola this week and the addition of four new principals.

You can read the full article here.

Congratulations Steve!