EO Nashville Members in the News: Mike Hodges, Jerry Bostelman, Tony Darsinos, Rebecca Donner, Patrick Burke, Ben Goldberg, Max Goldberg, Scott Scovill, Sam Sanchez, Austin Ray, Darek Bell, Bob Levy

July 28, 2017

Note: Today, we are introducing a new category to this weekly news roundup, EO Family News, which will feature significant news about EO Nashville members’ spouses and/or children. We will not conduct weekly searches for this news, but if you would like to submit something, please email it to claire@bradfordgroup.com. You will find this new section between In the News and Upcoming Events.

The one item listed in EO Family News in this issue is a great example of the level of news we are looking in this section — that is, news of national significance. In general, we ask that the family news you submit is big enough to warrant the attention of all 200-plus members of EO Nashville.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Post and the Tennessee Journal’s Humphrey on the Hill reported that Tina Hodges, CEO of Advance Financial [Mike Hodges], has been appointed to the governing board of the Tennessee State Museum by House Speaker Beth Harwell.

In the News:

Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] was featured in the Tennessean, the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal for being the anchor tenant in a new Maryland Farms development.

Greko Street Food [Tony Darsinos] was mentioned in the Tennessean as a partner of restaurant development group Fresh Hospitality.

An employee with Inner Design Studio [Rebecca Donner] was mentioned in the Spring Hill Home Page for speaking to high school students during a construction mentoring camp.

The Tennessean mentioned Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] chef Jessica Benefield in an article about local chefs’ generosity to the Nashville Food Project. Marketplace mentioned the restaurant in a story about a program connecting restaurants with refugee farmers.

The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was listed in Food & Wine as one of Nashville’s best date spots. The Nashville Scene featured Henrietta Red for its harmonious take on shellfish and wood-fired cooking.

MooTV [Scott Scovill] was mentioned by Projection, Lights and Staging News in an article about Bridgestone Arena’s visual enhancements during this year's Stanley Cup Finals.

Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] was mentioned in a Billboard article about Nashville being a destination city for design, food, art and fashion.

ML Rose [Austin Ray] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about development in North Nashville’s Clifton Avenue area.

Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal and Eater in articles about Jackalope Brewing Co.’s expansion to the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. Corsair was also profiled in a Courier-Journal article about Kentucky-made clear spirits.

Bob Levy [Paradigm Group] was quoted in a Nashville Post article about two new hires at the company.

Showhomes [Bert Lyles] was mentioned in an Upstate Business Journal article about new franchises in South Carolina.

Tina Hodges, CEO of Advance Financial [Mike Hodges], was quoted in a Nashville Pride article about author Mikki Williams’ recent speech to company employees.

EO Family News:

Jason Patrick’s [Express Employment Professionals] son, George Patrick, was featured in Texas Sports, Mile Split and Hook ‘Em for representing Team USA and earning gold at the Pan American Junior Championships.

Upcoming EO Events:

EO Moderator Breakfast - Thursday, Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m.

Join us for this quarterly event — it will be time well spent packed with learning and best practices. If you are unable to attend, please have your moderator-elect join us. The breakfast  meeting is at RedPepper. To register, click here.

Dean Miller: The Dog Whisperer - Sunday, Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m.

Bring your children to this family-friendly event with Dean Miller at the lovely Farm at Natchez Trace. Learn and see all you need to train your four-legged friends. A pet nutritionist and groomer will also be on-site to offer advice. Please leave your pet home — you can put all you learn to practice once you return home. Register here to attend.

Nashville Eclipse, Once-in-a-Lifetime Celestial Event - Monday, Aug. 21, noon-2 p.m.

On Aug. 21, a rare total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental U.S., with Nashville as the biggest city in its path. From our rooftop vantage at Aerial, in your provided solar eclipse glasses, watch day turn to night as the moon completely blots the sun from the sky. EO spouses and family members are welcome to join you for this unique experience, complete with lunch from Paradise Park. Register here.