EO Nashville Members in the News: Michael Hodges, Allen Baler, Jeff Bradford, JJ Rosen, James Fields, Dan Hogan, Charles Robert Bone, John Arndt, Tom Turner, David Frederiksen, Mark Scrivner

January 13, 2017


Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] offered tips on setting financial goals for the new year in La Campana.

Personal Liberty featured an article by the founder of 4Patriots [Allen Baler] about different types of fire rings that can be built for survival.

Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] wrote an article for the Nashville Business Journal about doing business in Nashville in 1985 compared to 2017.

In his Tennessean column, JJ Rosen [Atiba] discussed why humility is an essential ingredient for success.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Business Journal featured the 2016 Most Admired CEOs and which theme song they would choose to have play before entering a room. The following EO Nashville members were included:

  • James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.], “Mr. Curiousity” by Jason Mraz
  • Dan Hogan [Medalogix], “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group], “Adagio for Strings” by Barber
  • Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton], “Take a Chance on Me” by Abba
  • John Arndt [DWC Construction], “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck
  • Tom Turner [DSi], “Ain’t Life Grand” by Widespread Panic
  • David Frederiksen [PatientFocus], Anything from the Rolling Stones’ early years
  • Mark Scrivner [SnapShot Interactive], “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

In the News:

Chalkline Sports [Joe Kustelski] was featured in Venture Nashville for raising $1 million in seed funding.

Eater Nashville announced that Melrose Billiard Parlor [Austin Ray] has officially reopened for business. The Nashville Post and Eater Nashville announced Austin’s newest restaurant venture, Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House.

Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] was featured in the Tennessean for its “Words & Music” event held as part of the Bongo Java After Hours Theatre. Bongo Java was mentioned in the Tennessean as an area partner with Green BEAN Delivery in Gallatin. Fenwick’s 300 was mentioned in the Nashville Post and Nashville Business Journal as part of a larger Melrose development story.

NewsChannel5 featured David Frederiksen [PatientFocus] in a SCORE on Business two-part video series.

NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was included in an events round-up by the Memphis Daily News for hosting a Talk Shoppe business coaching session.

The Tennessean and the Nashville Post reported that Smith Gee Studio [Robert Gee] is the architect behind the new Sprouts Farmers Market in East Nashville.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article about the 2017 outlook for immigration.

The Tennessee Ledger featured Alan Young [Armor Concepts] in an article about his recent appointment to the board of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville.

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in Eater Nashville for its participation in the upcoming annual food and beer event, Nuit Belge.

The Nashville Post mentioned Core Development [Mark Deutschmann] in an article about the progress of the Six10 Merritt mixed-use building.

Hytch [Robert Hartline] was featured in a Tennessean article for its unique approach to solving Nashville’s parking problem.

The Tennessean mentioned Strategic Hospitality [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] in its article about participating in Nashville cooking classes. Bastion was mentioned in the Nashville Post for being one of very few locations that will offer Southern Grist canned beer. Kayne Prime’s executive chef told the Tennessean that Bastion is next on his list of restaurants to try.

Brilliant Sky Toys and Books [William Lee] was featured in a NashvilleLife roundup of Nashville’s best toy stores.

The Tennessean, the Nashville Post and REBusinessOnline mentioned Civil Site Design Group [Kevin Gangaware] as part of the development team behind the new Landings at River North mixed-use project in East Nashville.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was featured on the blog Her Whisky Love as part of its ongoing Craft Distilleries of America series.

People Magazine mentioned 506 Lofts [Micah Lacher] in a story about celebrity vacation spots.