EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Julie May, K. Clay Haynes, John Arndt, Charles Robert Bone, Jeff Bradford, James Fields

October 14, 2016


In his column for the TennesseanAlex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed the changes in BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s strategy and how the implementation will affect consumers.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote about the benefits of digital IDs in herTennessean column.

In his op-ed for the Tennessean, K. Clay Haynes [Oak Tree Partners] encouraged readers to celebrate Artober Nashville, a month-long celebration coinciding with National Arts and Humanities month.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Business Journal announced the winners of its 2016 “Most Admired CEOs and Their Companies.” Twenty percent of the winners were EO Nashville members, as were six of the seven winners in the 26-100 employees category. The award recipientsinclude:

  • John Arndt [DWC Construction]
  • Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton]
  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group]
  • James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.]
  • David Frederiksen [PatientFocus]
  • Dan Hogan [Medalogix]
  • Mark Scrivner [Snapshot Interactive]
  • Tom Turner [DSi]

The Nashville Business Journal also announced the first half of its 2016 Power 100 winners, naming them the most powerful people in business. The winners include:

  • Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton]
  • Michael Burcham [Narus Health]
  • Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services]
  • John Eakin [Eakin Partners]
  • Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]

The Daily News Journal reported that Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was awarded the Gold Winner award for the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.

In the News:

Nashville Lifestyles published a photo gallery from the 2016 EO Nashville Moveable Feast.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal for its movement toward prescriptive analytics in health care.

The Tennessean featured Dominique Arrieta [GHP Environmental] as Dickson County’s newest zoning commissioner.

Music City Tents and Events [Joe Freedman] was mentioned in a Tennessean article as a great resource when hosting a dinner party.

The Nashville Scene mentioned SPEAKEasy Spirits [Jeff Pennington] in an article about Peg Leg Porker expanding its spirits line. The distillery was also mentioned in aKnoxville News Sentinel article about an upcoming whiskey festival.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was mentioned in a Travel + Leisure article about where to eat when taking a road trip from Asheville to Nashville.

The Washingtonian mentioned Judith Bright Jewelry [Judith Bright] in its guide for visiting Nashville.

Austin Ray [A.Ray Hospitality] was mentioned in a Nashville Post article about a potential retail investment on Charlotte Avenue.

Style Homepage featured REN Dermatology [Jennifer Lee] as Tennessee’s first dermatology office to offer UltraShape Power, a non-invasive body-shaping procedure.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Albany Times Union and theWhiskey Wash for its unique Grainiac bourbon.

The Nashville Post mentioned Fenwick’s 300 [Bob Bernstein] in a story about rising rent prices in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The Nashville Scene mentioned Fido’s 20th anniversary, the return of the coffee shop’s teddy-bear hospital and an update onBOX, the new location of Bongo Java’s bakery operations.

Fletcher Rowley, Inc. [John Rowley] was mentioned in a Sante Fe New Mexican article about political campaigns in New Mexico.

The Nashville Post announced that Vaco Technology Services [Jerry Bostelman] merged with Nashville-based Advanced Network Solutions.

Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was mentioned in a Nashville Ledger article about recent slowdowns in the Nashville real estate market.

The Nashville Scene mentioned Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg] and The Catbird Seat in an article about Nashville’s evolving dining scene. The Nashville Scene also mentioned Pinewood Social, The Patterson House and The Catbird Seat for being featured in the CNN show “Parts Unknown.” The graffiti art at Le Sel was featured in a StyleBlueprint article. Garden & Gun mentioned the tableware atBastion.

Liza Graves [StyleBlueprint] was mentioned in a Yahoo! Style article about a Q&A with author Emily Giffin.

The Topeka Capital-JournalWIBW and KSNT featured stories on the implementation ofGoNoodle [John Herbold] in 14 Kansas counties. The Lima News reported that nearly 18,000 elementary school students across three counties participate in GoNoodle. TheDaily Times reported that Montvale Elementary School students use GoNoodle three times a day. The Courier-Journal reported that 187 elementary schools in Louisville, KY use GoNoodle.

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] was mentioned in a WATE article about proposals on the former State Supreme Court building in Knoxville.