EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Michael Burcham, Julie May, Robert Levy, JJ Rosen, Robert Gee, Kevin Gangaware, Darek Bell, Dominique Arrieta, Bob Murphy, Dan Hogan, Tom Turner

May 6, 2016


Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed Nashville’s growing number of end-of-life care services in his Tennessean column. In his piece, he mentioned that Narus Health [Michael Burcham] is tackling the complicated nature of end-of-life treatment.

In her Tennessean column, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote about seven pieces of advice moms give that apply to cloud hosting.

Paradigm Group [Robert Levy] team member wrote an article for the Tennessean about the importance of emphasizing healthy lifestyles in the workplace.

In his Tennessean column, JJ Rosen [Atiba] shared his thoughts on how cloud-hosted, browser-based applications and high-speed fiber Internet will change our relationships with personal computers.


The Tennessean reported the winners of The Urban Land Institute’s Nashville District Council Excellence in Development Awards. Among the winners were:

  • Riverfront Park and Ascend AmphitheaterSmith Gee Studio LLC [Robert Gee]and Civil Site Design Group [Kevin Gangaware] were recognized as part of the development team.
  • First Tennessee ParkBell and Associates [Darek Bell] and GHP Environmental + Architecture [Dominique Arrieta] were recognized as part of the development team.
  • Abe’s Garden: RPM Transportation Consultants LLC [Bob Murphy] was recognized as part of the development team.

In the News

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was quoted in the Tennessean about an annual marathon party he hosts during the St. June Rock n’ Roll Nashville Marathon.

The Nashville Post noted that DSi [Tom Turner] hired a new computer forensic examiner and promoted three employees.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned as a participant in Franklin’s Main Street Brewfest in the Tennessean and the Nashville Scene.

The Standard Banner mentioned Bell and Associates’ [Darek Bell] rehabilitation work on the Interstate 40 bridge over Douglas Lake in an article on road projects planned for Jefferson County.

Eater Nashville, the Tennessean and the Nashville Post reported that Bongo Productions’ [Bob Bernstein] Hot & Cold will close at the end of May, and in its place will be a new fast-casual restaurant from Bongo Productions. Bongo Java was mentioned in a Tennessean article about the St. Jude Rock n’ Roll Nashville Marathon for keeping a steady line of race-watchers in and around the café. In a Tennessean interview, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said his favorite place to eat on campus is Grins Vegetarian Café.

Billboard Magazine mentioned Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Robert Bone] attorneys for representing pop star Kesha’s mother in a lawsuit. A Bone McAllester Norton employee was also quoted in a NewsChannel5 story about the Nashville Walls Project.

The Nashville Business Journal reported that Launch Tennessee’s [Charlie Brock] 36|86 conference will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Chattanooga Times Free Press announced that three local startups have been invited to participate in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 conference, and the Nashville Scene highlighted five Nashville companies invited to pitch to investors at the event. The Birmingham Business Journal and Richmond.com made similar announcements.

The Tennessean mentioned that the Tennessee legislature passed a measure this year that will allow Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] to develop a match program aligned with the federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The Memphis Daily News noted that Launch Tennessee is a program partner with Memphis’ “summer of acceleration” program.

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about new retail and office space coming to East Nashville.

The Nashville Post announced that the Chester project in East Nashville, for which Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann], is handling marketing and sales, is expected to go vertical in May.

The Nashville Post reported that Smith Gee Studio LLC [Robert Gee] has designed a storage facility that may be built in the SoBro community. Multi-Housing News reported that Smith Gee Studio will design a new mixed-use project featuring 200 housing units and 36,000 square feet of retail space on Nolensville Pike. The article also mentioned that Civil Site Design Group [Kevin Gangaware] will handle the engineering portion of the project.

StyleBlueprint mentioned Strategic Hospitality’s [Ben Goldberg, Max Goldberg] presence at First Tennessee Park with The Band Box. The Chicago Reader mentioned the Patterson House will be featured in a Chicago bar’s Tiki Luau and Pig Roast. A Pinewood Social bartender was featured in 12th & Broad’s 12th Hour Podcast discussing cocktail menus and Nashville projects.

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article regarding plans to convert the former Greater Grace Temple Community Church in East Nashville into a condo building.

The Clermont News Leader mentioned Threadbird Printing [Scott Anderson] is a sponsor for an elementary school robotics team that earned a spot at the world championship.

The Daily News Journal noted that 6th Man Movers [Jacob Greer] participated in a job fair in Antioch, Tenn.

SnapShot Interactive’s [Mark Scrivner] purchase of a church on Riverside Drive was mentioned in the Nashville Post’s story about East Nashville churches being eyed for residences.

The Nashville Business Journal and BigNewsNetwork.com reported that Lipscomb University has signed a 12-year lease for a branch in downtown Nashville with Eakin Partners [Barry Smith].

News of Waddell & Associates Inc.’s [David Waddell] merger with international wealth management network Focus Financial Partners was featured in the Memphis Daily News.

DWP Live [Danny Whetstone] and Fivestone Studios [Taylor Woodall] were featured in Live Design Online for their projection mapping on Caesars Palace at this year’s CinemaCon. DWP Live was responsible for the projection mapping, while Fivestone Studios created the content for the piece, including a custom track for the show’s finale.

The Chicago Tribune and the Baker City Herald reported that schools in Chicago and Baker City, Ore., respectively, used GoNoodle [John Herbold] to help children learn while they’re exercising.

StyleBlueprint [Liza Graves] team members reported on Derby happenings forWKLY.com and Insider Louisville, sharing upcoming events and the best local spots for a box lunch.