EO Nashville Members in the News: Jeff Bradford, Michael Hodges, Micah Lacher, John Arndt, Dominique Arrieta, Ginger Jones, Michael Levine, Laci Bonner, Alex Tolbert, David Waddell, Greg Siskind

December 30, 2016


Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] wrote a guest blog post for Just Means about how Nashville entrepreneurs give back during the holidays. It was also posted by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Several EO Nashville companies were featured in the article, including:

  • Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]
  • Anchor Investments [Micah Lacher]
  • DWC Construction Company [John Arndt]
  • GHP [Dominique Arrieta]
  • Jones Therapy Services [Ginger Jones]
  • The Levine Group [Michael Levine]
  • The Rage [Laci Bonner]

These companies were also mentioned in the Tennessean for the different ways they make charitable contributions during the holiday season.

In his column for the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed health insurance for Nashvillians.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] wrote an article for Inside Memphis Business about growing the United States as if it were a corporation.

The Commercial Appeal featured an article by Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser, PC] about DACA immigrants.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group] received the Middle TN Home Builders Association “Remodeler of the Year” award for 2016.

The Nashville Post announced that Habitat for Humanity has added Dan Hogan [Medalogix] to its executive committee and Alan Young [Armor Concepts] to its board.

In the News:

The Kingsport Times and the Bristol Herald Courier reported that the Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] recently opened a location in the Tri-Cities market.

Chris Corby [SFM Facility Management] was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about uncertainty surrounding the new overtime rule.

K. Clay Haynes [Oak Tree Partners] was quoted in a Tennessean article regarding a potential relocation of Sumner County’s courthouse.

GoNoodle [John Herbold] was mentioned in a Westfield Patch article about schools incorporating technology for childhood learning. The Philadelphia Inquirer noted GoNoodle as a tool to keep families active during winter months. KATC also mentioned how the program helps children be more active.

The Nashville Business Journal featured redpepper [Tim McMullen] for creating a fake company to spread holiday cheer.

Elliott Holt [MediCopy Services] was featured in the Nashville Ledger for his over-the-top wedding.

Anchor Investments [Micah Lacher] was mentioned by the Tennessean for sponsoring a contest that awarded money to people who wanted to help others during the holidays.

The Knoxville News Sentinel and the Nashville Post reported that NovaCopy [Darren Metz] has acquired Knoxville’s PBM IT Business Solutions.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was mentioned in the Tennessean’s list of where to eat in Nashville during the Music City bowl.

Civil Site Design Group [Kevin Gangaware] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article for its land planning efforts for a mixed-use project in Hermitage.

The Tennessean and the Franklin Home Page mentioned the Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] in articles about Nashville hosting the 2017 Gold Cup tournament.

Lovell Communications [Rosemary Plorin] was mentioned in the Tennessean as one of Nashville’s top healthcare PR firms.

Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] was hired to conduct an analysis of the Maury County Public Schools’ payroll operations, according to the Columbia Daily Herald.

The Tennessean and Nashville Scene announced that Austin Ray [A.Ray Hospitality] has revealed his plans for a new Germantown venture: Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House.

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was featured in the Tennessean’s list of five restaurants to try before the end of 2016.

Wildkin [John Rosen] was included in the Boston Globe’s list of great gifts for travelers.

The Tennessean included Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] in its list of five restaurants to try for Boxing Day.

Henrietta Red [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about Nashville being named one of the top 50 places to travel in 2017 by Travel + Leisure magazine. The Tennessean also mentioned Henrietta Red in an article about new restaurants in Germantown. Pinewood Social was listed in the Tennessean’s Music City Bowl guide of places to eat in Nashville. Bastion was mentioned in a Tennessean article about Nashville’s standout restaurant reviews of 2016.

Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese [Dan Stephenson] was mentioned in a Nashville Scene article about New Heights Brewing Co.

The Tennessean mentioned Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] in an article about new parking spots across from Ascend Amphitheater. The Nashville Business Journal also mentioned the company in an article about William Morris Endeavor, which moved its offices to Eakin Partners’ Gulch office building in 2014.