EO Nashville Members in the News: JJ Rosen, Barry Smith, Alex Tolbert, David Waddell, Benjamin Goldberg, Ashlyn Hines, Nicholas Holland, Curt Hahn, John Huber, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes...

January 2, 2015

JJ Rosen [Atiba] wrote an article for the Tennessean about balancing computer security as a science and an art.

The Tennessean quoted Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] in an article about what’s next for commercial real estate in Nashville.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] described an upcoming Supreme Court case and its effects on health care consumers and employers in his Tennessean column. 

In a Memphis Daily News article about investment forecasts for 2015, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] emphasized the importance of timing of Fed rate hikes.

The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg] and its former chef, Erik Anderson, were mentioned in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for Anderson's new restaurant endeavors in Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Nashville Scene also noted The Catbird Seat as being one of 2014’s “most memorable mouthfuls.” 

The Tennessean mentioned Bristol Development Group's [Ashlyn Hines] interest in purchasing the Tabernacle Baptist Church with plans to build an apartment complex. Bristol Development Group was also cited in the Tennessean for selling land for development near Centennial Park. 

Nicholas Holland [CentreSource, Populr.me] was mentioned in the Tennessean as one of the main proponents of direct flights from Nashville to the Bay Area to help small businesses network and create business in California. 

TIME mentioned Curt Hahn’s [Film House] mini-movies in an article about house staging videos.

John Huber [Moo Creative Media] wrote a column for the Tennessean about re-energizing employees in the new year.

Community Hospitality [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] was mentioned in the Tennessean for purchasing the remaining interests of Burger Up in 12South from Pontes, who is focusing on her new venture, Dino’s, in East Nashville.


[Photo courtesy of Larry McCormack and The Tennessean] 

InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite], Conexess Group [Jerry Baker], Advance Financial [Michael Hodges], Medi-Copy [Elliot Holt], The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] and Wildkin [John Rosen] were all named to Inc.’s list of the top 10 companies lighting up Music City.

In preparation for the new year, Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] covered five signs of a fulfilling career in his Tennessean column. 

Allen Baler [Reboot Marketing/4Patriots] wrote an article for Conserve Energy Future on how to prepare for lengthy power outages. His blog, “Smart DIY Projects: Construct a 3-Part Survival Kit,” appeared on Alternative Consumer.

Bell and Associates Construction [Darek Bell] appeared in a Leaf Chronicle article for its role in a project that will widen state Highway 237. Nashville Business Journal mentioned Darek Bell in an article on Peg Leg Porker owner Carey Bringle. The Tennessean reported that Corsair Distillery was named in Afar Magazine as a must-see in Nashville.

Fido, a Bongo Productions [Bob Bernstein] restaurant, appeared in a Nashville Scene article featuring highlights from the book “100 Things to Do in Nashville Before You Die.” 

Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] looked back on Tennessee’s entrepreneurial milestones of 2014 in his most recent Tennessean column. The Tennessean also mentioned Launch Tennessee in an article on Southwest’s new direct flight to the Bay Area.

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] appeared in a Memphis Daily News article on restaurant trends for 2015. The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Lucky Belly in a story about Hillsboro Village’s changing restaurant landscape and the addition of two new hotspots.

Nashville Event Lighting [Blake Chaffin] appeared on Wedding 101 for its role in a recent Nashville wedding.

The Tennessean reported that Brian Copeland, a realtor with Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was named vice president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2015. 

James Fields [Concept Technology] wrote a column for the Tennessean on fitness apps that can help put your New Year’s resolutions in reach.