EO Members in the News: Bob Bernstein, Charlie Brock, Ben Goldberg, John Cook, Jr., Darek Bell, Ashlyn Hines, Julie May, Tim Ozgener

September 5, 2014

OZ Arts [Tim Ozgener] opens its second season with “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” by the Actor’s Gang and directed by Tim Robbins. 


Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java] discussed his restaurants’ dependence on nearby farmers in the Tennessean article on the farm to table trend. In the Tennessean, Fido [Bob Bernstein] was praised for finding the secret to offering delicious pastries made with vegetables. Additionally the Upstart Business Journal profiled Bernstein and his unlikely rise to one of Nashville’s most prominent coffee entrepreneurs.

Charlie Brock [Launch TN] gave a recap of statewide entrepreneurial activity in Chattanooga Times Free Press, Knoxville News Sentinel and Tennessean. An AL.com article looked to LaunchTN as a program that exhibits the vibrant and attractive entrepreneur community in Tennessee, and the Memphis Business Journal wrote a story about The TENN.  

The Gothamist raved about The Catbird Seat and The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg] in a traveler’s guide to a weekend in Nashville. Nashville Scene enticed readers to decode Pinewood Social’s can-art mural. The Tennessean interview with Abbey White revealed that Pinewood Social is undoubtedly included in her new book “100 Things to Do in Nashville Before You Die.” The ladies of Nashville Bloggers Weekend made an appearance at Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg], joined by Southern Living’s garden and lifestyle editor according to Tennessean.

Dole Refrigerating Company’s [John Cook, Jr.] cold plate technology was referenced in Fleet Owner.

In the midst of what is being deemed the greatest era for whiskey in America, Corsair [Darek Bell] was regarded as a distillery you can trust in Men’s Journal. The Spirits Business named Corsair one of the 10 most pioneering distillers. And the New York Post noted that America’s innovative whiskey culture involves envelope-pushers like Corsair who are giving straight-laced Scottish counterparts a run for their money.


Nashville Business Journal reported construction starting on the new all-in-one Ovation development, which Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] is handling.

Julie May [Bytes of Knowledge] wrote about helpful fitness apps in her Tennessean column.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] wrote on the strengthening dollar in his Nashville Ledger column.