EO Nashville crowned ‘Rock Star’ again

eo nashville logoGlobal EO recently crowned EO Nashville as a 2014 ‘Rock Star’ chapter, placing Nashville in the top tier of all 131 chapters. This marks EO Nashville’s sixth Rock Star award since 2008.

For 20 years, EO Nashville has served as the chief catalyst for regional entrepreneurs. The Rock Star distinction awards the hard work of successful chapters by evaluating them against 27 benchmarks of chapter health, including growth, renewals, learning, communications, forum and finance.

It’s always energizing to see Nashville at the top of EO’s global rankings. We appreciate global EO’s recognition of our hard work and success, none of which could have been possible without our board and last year’s EO Nashville President Joe Freedman.

Capitalizing on the chapter’s growth and success, in 2015, EO Nashville will host the NERVE conference, the east coast regional conference for EO. During NERVE, more than 500 entrepreneurs from throughout the eastern U.S. will gather in Nashville to share ideas, energy and friendship. The event is set to take place Sept. 16-18, 2015 at the Music City Center.

Rock out EO Nashville!

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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 eo@eonashville.com, or visit our website at www.EONashville.com.

EO Nashville Once Again Recognized as Rock Star Chapter

Great news! EO Global recently honored Nashville with its annual Rock Star recognition for the 2011-2012 year, again placing Nashville within the top tier of the global organization. This is the forth time since 2008 that Nashville has been named a Rock Star chapter.

Nashville was one of 38 out of 121 chapters globally to win Rock Star. 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. The Rock Star program was developed to provide EO chapters with an organized way to measure success within the organization. The benchmarks are a set of common metrics that the most successful chapters consistently hit when growing vibrant, valuable organizations.

Being a Rock Star means you’re among the best of the best — it’s Global EO’s way of recognizing our hard work and accomplishments among our peers. Every EO Nashville member shares a part if that success, but we certainly couldn’t have done it without the EO Nashville board and Past President Debbie Gordon.

Congratulations to everyone for making this happen.

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.