EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, John Kepley, Michael Hodges, Darek Bell, Chris Redhage, Bob Bernstein, Will Newman, Laci Bonner, Mark Deutschmann, Brent Clements, Rosemary Plorin

October 28, 2016


In a column for the TennesseanAlex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed the uncertainty caused by the split between Saint Thomas and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] CEO Tina Hodges shared tips for business owners hoping to start their own non-profit foundation within their company on Social Earth.

In the News:

EO Nashville’s Moveable Feast was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Working the Room” slideshow. EO Nashville members pictured include:

  • Josh Segall [Space Inch]
  • Daniel Brimer [XCI Building Services]
  • Ginger Jones [Jones Therapy Services]
  • David Hornsby [Executive Travel & Parking]
  • Jackson Miller [L2M]
  • John Kepley [Teknetex]
  • John Cook, Jr. [Dole Refrigerating Company]
  • Shaun Carrigan [NetContent]
  • Julie May [bytes of knowledge]
  • Charles May [bytes of knowledge]
  • Scott Snoyer [Brand Imaging Group]
  • Laura Tunnicliffe [Now Leasing]

GCA News featured EO Nashville and quoted John Kepley [Teknetex] in an article about the Global Entrepreneur Indicator survey and the chapter’s success compared to global averages.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was quoted in a Tennessean article about insurers cutting off broker commission. The Nashville Post featured Bernard Health in an article about the company’s booming growth. Tolbert was featured in a Nashville Business Journal article about how Obamacare is impacting his company.

The Tennessean and GCA News reported that Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] is hosting a public party in Centennial Park this Sunday, Oct. 30, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal for its expansion in Marathon Village. The distillery’s Kentucky location was mentioned in the Bowling Green Daily News as the site of an upcoming fashion show to benefit a local women’s fund.

The Tennessean and the Nashville Business Journal reported that the Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] hired Court Jeske as the team’s new chief executive officer.

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about Nashville’s badminton club.

The New York Times mentioned Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] in an article about 13 of the best barbecue stops across the country.

Laci Bonner [The Rage] was featured in the fashion blog Alicia Mathews about her rise to success in Nashville’s fashion industry.

The Tennessean mentioned Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] in an article about helping local couples find their first homes.

Addiction Campuses [Brent Clements] was mentioned by NewsChannel5 and WKRN for its participation in a recent drug “take-back” event to remove unwanted prescription drugs from the streets. A treatment specialist was quoted by Fox 17 News in a story about a drug overdose outbreak in Murfreesboro.

Condé Nast Traveler featured Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] in a Q&A about the best places to eat and drink in Nashville. The Band BoxBastion and The Patterson House were included in Condé Nast Traveler’s guide to visiting Nashville. The Nashville Scene featured Bastion in an article about head chef Josh Habiger and various elements of the restaurant’s menu.

Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications] was mentioned in a Washington Times article about the NFL’s pursuit of female customers.

The Tennessean reported that Tennessee Pour House is moving to a Gallatin building owned by Oak Tree Partners [K. Clay Haynes].

M.L. Rose [Austin Ray] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about the busy life of an entrepreneur and in another Tennessean article about local restaurants with scary-good food.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported that New Heartland Group [Paul Jankowski] is partnering with Nordstrom as part of a fashion and music event called “Off The Record.”

Fletcher Rowley [John Rowley] was mentioned in a Farmington Daily Times article about New Mexico’s House candidates. Rowley was also featured on Fox Business News discussing the e-mail scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s campaign for presidency.

The Tennessean mentioned Smith Gee Studios [Robert Gee] in an article about a new development in Cane Ridge.