EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Julie May, Ginger Jones, Brad Hill, Chris Redhage, Josh Pittman, Laci Bonner, Mark Scrivner, Liza Graves, Mike Hodges, John Rosen, Ben Mankin

August 19, 2016


Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed the effect UnitedHealthcare’s second quarter has on employers in his Huffington Post column. In his Tennessean column, Tolbert explored BlueCross’ premium increase.

In her Tennessean column, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] discussed how her business saved money with an updated cloud solution.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Inc. 5000 list was announced this week, and 17 EO Nashville members were recognized. Members are listed below by their ranking order, including the number of times they have received this recognition.

  •      #672   - Jones Therapy Services [Ginger Jones] 1st time
  •      #1282 - Local Search Masters [Brad Hill] 1st time
  •      #1309 - ProviderTrust [Chris Redhage] 1st time
  •      #1370 - MediCore [Josh Pittman] 1st time
  •      #1578 - The Rage [Laci Bonner] 1st time
  •      #1679 - Snapshot Interactive [Mark Scrivner] 2nd time
  •      #1933 - StyleBlueprint [Liza Graves] 1st time
  •      #2061 - Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] 5th time
  •      #2604 - Wildkin [John Rosen] 3rd time
  •      #2935 - Mankin Media Systems [Ben Mankin] 8th time
  •      #2968 - Threadbird [Scott Anderson] 1st time
  •      #3112 - Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields] 6th time
  •      #3178 - DSi [Tom Turner] 7th time
  •      #3642 - MediCopy [Elliott Holt] 5th time
  •      #4205 - Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] 10th time
  •      #4408 - The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] 3rd time
  •      #4784 - NovaCopy [Darren Metz] 10th time

The Nashville Business Journal released its list of Nashville’s top 10 advertising firms, and two EO Nashville members made the list. Members are listed below by their ranking order.

  •     #5 - CJ Advertising [Arnie Malham]
  •     #6 - redpepper [Tim McMullen]

The Nashville Business Journal also released its list of Nashville’s top 10 public relations firms, and two EO Nashville members made the list. Members are listed below by their ranking order.

  •     #5 - Lovell Communications [Rosemary Plorin]
  •     #7 - the Bradford Group [Jeff Bradford]

In the News:

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was mentioned by the Nashville PostHome Care Technology Report and Long-Term Living for its new analytics tool, SunLeaper.

In a Review Journal article, an Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] customer was quoted about how cash loans helped him pursue his career.

John Kepley [Teknetex], president of EO Nashville, was quoted in the Nashville Postabout the number of EO Nashville members who were recognized on the Inc. 5000 list.

Bill Kimberlin [500below] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal article for flying a drone over Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

The Nashville Scene mentioned Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] for its participation in the upcoming Music City Food + Wine Festival. Bongo Java East was mentioned by NOBLEin a list of Nashville murals worth seeing.

Bell and Associates [Darek Bell] was mentioned in articles by Nooga, theChattanoogan and WRCB-TV for its work on the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga. The Tennessean mentioned Corsair Distillery in a story about a new bar opening in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

The Nashville Post announced that Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] has added a new director of capital formation.

A representative from Addiction Campuses [Brent Clements] was quoted in stories byWKRNFox17 News and the Independent Journal Review about an individual seeking help for a drug addiction. Fox17 News also mentioned Addiction Campuses in an article about over-prescribing opioids.

The Tennessean reported that GoNoodle [John Herbold] is a leading tool for physical activity among Metro Nashville elementary schools.

The Band Box [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was included in USA TODAY’s list of 10 great miniature golf courses to visit in celebration of mini-golf’s centennial. Pinewood Social was mentioned in an article by Nation’s Restaurant News for its sweet tea pork chop. Nashville Eater mentioned Pinewood Social in a story about cocktails, and theNashville Post mentioned the outdoor mural at Pinewood Social.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the growing demand for parkside homes.

RPM Transportation Consultants [Bob Murphy] was mentioned in a Spring Hill Home Page article about a Williamson County traffic strategy kick-off meeting.

NOBLE wrote an article inviting readers to help paint a mural on the side of ST8MNT’s[Bethany Newman] office building.

Pollstar Pro shared a photo of the Ascend Amphitheater staff celebrating its inaugural season at SPEAKeasy Spirits Distillery [Jeff Pennington].

The Nashville Business Journal reported that SnapShot Interactive [Mark Scrivner]purchased a St. Louis-based video production company.