All signs point to a healthy, growing EO Nashville

EO NashvilleFor the third consecutive year, the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) earned “Rock Star” designation for it 2012-2013 year, and was honored by the global EO organization.

This is the fifth time since 2008 that Nashville has been named a Rock Star chapter. Additionally, 90 percent of existing EO Nashville members renewed their memberships this year.

Placing Nashville within the top tier of EO, Rock Star status is given to chapters that achieve overall excellence by successfully completing 27 benchmarks in the areas of chapter health, including growth, renewals, learning, communications, forum and finance. The benchmarks are a set of common metrics that the most successful chapters consistently hit when growing vibrant, valuable organizations.

“Global EO developed the Rock Star program to provide EO chapters with an organized way to measure success within the organization,” said Joe Freedman, EO Nashville president and president of Music City Tents & Events. “We appreciate global EO’s recognition of our hard work and success, none of which could have been possible without the EO Nashville board, Past President Andy Bailey and last year’s Membership Co-Chairs John Kepley and Jackson Miller.”

In the first quarter of 2013, EO Global also honored EO Nashville as having the most new members in all 122 chapters, ranking Nashville as the fastest growing EO chapter in the world.

“We appreciate the hard work that the Nashville chapter board has done throughout the year, and we hope that this accomplishment motivates the incoming board to continue your Rock Star performance,” said Dana Bradley, regional director for the EO U.S. East region and principal of Performance Holdings in Huntersville, N.C. “Once again, congratulations on your Rock Star status.”

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global business network of more than 8,700 business owners in 122 chapters and more than 35 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The organization’s vision is to build the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs, which aligns with its mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

For more information about EO Nashville, contact Sameera Lowe, executive director, at, or visit our website at


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