EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Allen Baler, Greg Luken, Ginger Jones, Brian Murphy, James Fields, Elliott Holt, Robert Hartline, Andy Bailey, Tom Turner, Justin Crosslin, Darren Metz

March 10, 2017


Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote a Huffington Post column about the new American Health Care Act.

In an article for Personal Liberty, the founder of 4Patriots [Allen Baler] discussed how to cook food without electricity.  

Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] wrote an article for Investment News about passive asset managers representing high risk for financial advisers.

Ginger Jones [Jones Therapy Services] wrote an article for Your Williamson about expanding children’s food repertoire.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Vertek Solutions [Brian Murphy] was named one of the Best Staffing Firms to Work For by Staffing Industry Analysts. The company was also a recipient of the Best Places to Work award by the Nashville Business Journal.

Members of the following EO Nashville companies were photographed at the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Awards ceremony.

  • Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields]
  • MediCopy [Elliott Holt]
  • Hytch [Robert Hartline]

The following EO Nashville companies were featured in Q&As with the Nashville Business Journal as finalists for the Best in Business Awards:

The following EO Nashville members were listed in the “In Charge” section of the Nashville Post Leaders issue:

  • Justin Crosslin [Crosslin]
  • Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery]
  • Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java Roasting Co.]
  • Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton]
  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group]
  • Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications]
  • Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services]
  • Barry Smith [Eakin Partners]
  • Tammy Hawes [Virsys12]
  • Bob Murphy [RPM Transportation Consultants]

Deborah Gordon [Master Key Consulting] was featured in the Nashville Post online and in the Leaders issue for her experience as an entrepreneur.

In the News:

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was featured in stories by WKRN, WZTV, GCA News and the Nashville Post announcing the company’s free healthcare shopping services for Middle Tennessee residents.

CEO of Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] Tina Hodges was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “The Boss” series.

Tony Darsinos [Gondola House Restaurant] was mentioned in the Tennessean for his new restaurant venture, Greko.

The Tennessean and the Nashville Post mentioned Smith Gee Studio [Robert Gee] for its involvement in the new Dickerson Road mixed-use development. The architecture firm was also mentioned in the Nashville Post for its work on a shipping container project in Wedgewood-Houston.

Hytch [Robert Hartline] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal and the Nashville Post for partnering with H.G. Hill Realty to encourage employees to use alternative transportation methods.

Clay Blevins [Comfort Supply] was mentioned in the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal for acquiring a bankrupt manufacturer of HVAC parts. The article also mentioned Malham Leverage Group [Arnie Malham].

The Startup Magazine featured Allen Baler [4Patriots] in a Q&A about his experience as a business owner.

New Heartland Group [Paul Jankowski] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal article about marketing to Middle America.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned in a Conde Nast Traveler article about Kentucky craft bourbon distilleries.

Anchor Investments [Micah Lacher] was mentioned in the Daily Times for purchasing property in East Tennessee.

Cult of Mac featured Space Inch [Joshua Segall] for its role in Apple’s milestone of hitting 50 billion downloads on the App Store. Apple gave away $10,000 in conjunction with the milestone, which went to a customer that downloaded Say the Same Thing – a word game from Space Inch.

NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was featured in the Nashville Post and the Meridian Star for purchasing two Mississippi companies, with plans for further expansion in the South.

Fido [Bob Bernstein] was highlighted by the Nashville Business Journal, Eater Nashville and Nashville Post for news about former chef John Stephenson’s very first restaurant.

SnapShot Interactive [Mark Scrivener] was featured in a Tennessean story for moving to its new home in East Nashville.

In Who’s Who Legal, Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] was named a thought leader and a very well-known lawyer.

Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] was mentioned in stories by the Columbia Daily Herald and News Channel 5 for being hired to help with the Maury County School District’s payroll issues.

A member of Addiction Campuses [Brent Clements] was quoted in the Recorder about potential plans for a growing facility for recreational and medical marijuana to be built near its campus in Massachusetts.