EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, JJ Rosen, Mike Hodges, Kevin Gangaware, Trent Sullivan, Hunter Gee, Barry Smith, Michael Brody-Waite, Joe Kustelski, Michael Burcham, Darren Metz

June 2, 2017

Articles/Columns:

In an article for Benefits Pro, Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] discussed integrations for HR software.

JJ Rosen [Atiba] wrote an article for the Tennessean about the similarities between business and the game of squash.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Tina Hodges, CEO of Advance Financial and wife of EO member Mike Hodges, was featured in the Nashville Post and the Tennessee Tribune for being selected top female CEO at the CEO World Awards.

The following EO Nashville members, who were named Power Leaders in Commercial Real Estate by the Nashville Business Journal, shared with the paper what project they hope Nashville lands next:

In the News:

Michael Brody-Waite [The Entrepreneur Center], Joe Kustelski [Chalkline Sports] and Michael Burcham [Narus Health] were mentioned in a Venture Nashville article about the Entrepreneur Center and the region’s entrepreneurial status.  

Civil Site Design Group [Kevin Gangaware] was featured in a Nashville Post article about a Midtown building project. The company was also mentioned in another Nashville Post article about the construction of a bus bar.

The Nashville Post reported that NovaCopy [Darren Metz] has partnered with Cheekwood to replicate a historic urn with its 3D printing capabilities.

Smith Gee Studio [Robert Gee] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for designing a storage facility to be located in the SoBro area. The company was also mentioned in a Tennessean article for serving as architect on a mixed-use project in Madison.

Robert Hartline [Absolute Wireless] was featured in the Nashville Post and AL.com for acquiring 23 Sprint locations throughout the Southeast.

The Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal mentioned Will Newman [Edley’s Bar-B-Que] for opening his new Mexican restaurant, Pancho & Lefty’s Cantina, downtown.

Michael Burcham [Narus Health] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for being a judge in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Southeast awards. Michael was also mentioned in the Tennessean’s Letters to the Editor section for his recent article about pre-existing conditions.

Fido [Bob Bernstein] was mentioned on the Brentwood Home Page as a great place to visit while in Nashville.

Ross Booher [Latitude] was quoted in a Nashville Post article about data security and privacy.

News Channel 5 ran an article about Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] and its major role in printing signs and banners for the Nashville Predators during the Stanley Cup Finals.

Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal article about recruiting employees to Nashville.

Paradise Park [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about a Stanley Cup lookalike being used as a bass instrument at the restaurant. Henrietta Red was mentioned in the Lexington Herald Leader for its trendy small plates. The restaurant was mentioned in articles by the New York Post and the Nashville Business Journal for being one of Nashville’s hottest new restaurants.

The Nashville Scene ran an article about the 12 South Farmers Market teaming up with Community Hospitality [James Lewis] to continue its “Kids Cook” series.

Austin Ray [M.L.Rose] was included in a recent story by Fox 17 News about increasing accessibility on 8th Avenue South. Ray was also mentioned in an article by the Tennessean about early-June tourism in Nashville. A Nashville Post article highlighted M.L.Rose’s collaboration with Jackalope Brewing Co. to create a new beverage, while an article by the Nashville Scene announced the upcoming release party to celebrate the drink. M.L.Rose’s “Brew at the Zoo” was featured in the Tennessean’s list of things to do during the Stanley Cup Finals. Melrose Billiard Parlor was included in an article by the Tennessean about places to eat if the government shuts down.

The Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] was featured in an article by the Tennessean about potential spots for the future MLS Stadium. The club was mentioned in another Tennessean article about Mayor Megan Berry’s stance regarding the Predators franchise. WKRN.com included the club’s game at Vanderbilt Stadium in an article listing entertainment for the upcoming Sunday.

The Tennessean quoted Dani Dubetz [Music City Lofts] about tourists booking their stays far in advance for CMA Fest. A photo of Music City Lofts was also featured in a Tennessean article about various lodging options in Nashville for CMA Fest and the Stanley Cup Finals.

Jordan Keller [Keller, Turner, Ruth, Andrews & Ghanem] was mentioned in a Hype Bot interview with the founder and CEO of Downtown Music Publishing.

Jason Childs [Onora Group] was quoted in a Nashville Post article about the state modifying its cyber breach notification laws.

ESPN announced that Addiction Campuses [Brent Clements] will sponsor NASCAR driver Gray Goulding in two upcoming races.

Beyond the Edge [Matthew Charette] was mentioned in the Tennessean as a haven for Predators fans.

The Nashville Scene announced that chefs from Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] will compete in the upcoming Food Bank Throwdown. The restaurant was mentioned in another Nashville Scene article for participating in the “Yum! East” food festival.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for hosting an event to celebrate women in technology. The EC was mentioned in another Nashville Post article for its many programming and support services.

Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi [Bristol Development Group] was included in articles by the Nashville Business Journal and the Tennessean that announce the new interim president of the O’More College of Design, for which she serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The co-creator of Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in an article by the University of Mississippi News about his life and success since graduating from the university.