EO Nashville Member News – Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017


In his column for the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] explained what to do if your doctor changes networks in the middle of the year.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Employees with Absolute Wireless [Robert Hartline] and Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] were pictured in a Nashville Business Journal slideshow from the Fast 50 Awards luncheon.

The Tennessean announced the winners of its Toast of Music City 2017 in the food and drink category. The following EO Nashville members were included:

  • Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman]
  • Sutler Saloon and M.L. Rose [Austin Ray]
  • Coco’s Italian Market [Tony Darsinos]
  • Patterson House [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg]
  • 312 Pizza [Staci Bockman]
  • Sperry’s Restaurant [Sam Sanchez]

The Nashville Business Journal featured Q&As with the winners of this year’s Fast 50 award. The following EO Nashville members were included:

In the News:

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was featured in Nashville Medical News for hosting its 7th Annual Health Reform Luncheon. An employee with the company was quoted in Employee Benefit Adviser on designing health plans to weather the uncertainty of heathcare reform.

RE Journals mentioned the Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] in an article about the purchase of a pair of apartment complexes in Tennessee and Illinois.

Elliott Holt [MediCopy Services] was featured in a SUCCESS Magazine Q&A about internship programs.

The Nashville Post interviewed John Eakin of Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] about his approach for the company.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] was quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article about Indian ‘dreamers’ who also want the chance to stay in the U.S.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal, the Florida Business Journal, the Florida Times-Union and the Jacksonville Daily Record for opening a new location in Jacksonville, its first in Florida and its first franchise. The Chattanooga Times Free Press also mentioned the restaurant for its Chattanooga location slated to open in October.

The Nashville Post mentioned Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] for designing the Elevate at MedWest project.

The director of operations for Beyond the Edge [Matthew Charette] was quoted in a News Channel 5 story about the difficulty some East Nashville restaurants have in finding employees.

DWC Construction [John Arndt] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for handling the buildout of a space on Charlotte Ave.

The Tennessean reported that the co-founder of GHP Environmental [Dominique Arrieta], Steve Hays, has died.

Henrietta Red [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in the Nashville Scene and the Tennessean for succeeding in the Germantown area. A recipe from the restaurant’s chef, Julia Sullivan, was featured in the Wall Street Journal. Bastion was mentioned in the Tennessean for being located in Wedgewood/Houston, one of the area’s hottest spots for new restaurants. Merchants was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal by Bill Miller, head of Icon Entertainment Group, as one of his favorite restaurants in Nashville.

MTSU’s Sidelines magazine mentioned Sam’s Sports Grill [Sam Sanchez] in an article about Murfreesboro’s Battle of the Burger contest.

The Tennessean mentioned M.L. Rose [Austin Ray] in an article about the popular Nations neighborhood.

Micah Lacher [Anchor Investments] was quoted in a Tennessean story about his firm’s purchase of the Madison Kmart site.

The Economist mentioned ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage] in an article about the rebound of entrepreneurship in the heartland.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] in an article about the proposed Gulch-SoBro bridge. Darek Bell was also mentioned in a Nashville Business Journal article about the booming development in SoBro.


EO Event Info:

Learning From Legends – Randy Rayburn: October 17th 7:30am -9:00am at Cabana

Join us over breakfast for our Learning from Legends series with Randy Rayburn. Randy began his restaurant career in 1975 as a bus boy and launched his first restaurant, Sunset Grill, 15 years later. He worked in management in numerous establishments over the years, including Gaylord Opryland Hotel, and has helped open 11 restaurants in the Nashville area.  Randy currently owns Cabana and Midtown Cafe. He is also an avid supporter of hunger-relief and non-profit arts organizations and passionately cares about Nashville's economic development.  Don't miss an opportunity to hear from this pioneer restauranteur and his expertise on the Nashville restaurant scene. Register here.

EO Moveable Feast in Germantown: Wednesday - October 25th - 6:30pm

Join us for this annual EO Nashville favorite with dining this year in the Germantown. Plan on a date night and book the sitters. We will spread out over several restaurants for three courses and meet up all together for dessert. Register here to attend.

Operation EO at Second Harvest: Thursday - November 9th- 5:30-8pm

Families will be served dinner while learning about Second Harvest before we volunteer in the center. This is imited to 100 volunteers ages 6 and up. Projects will be divided as follows:

  • Project 1 (ages 12+) - evaluate, sort and box non-perishable food donations from supermarkets and other stores
  • Project 2 (ages 6+) & 5 parents - assemble food boxes and bags for school feeding programs or senior feeding programs, bag bulk produce into family-sized portions
  • Project 3 (ages 12+) - evaluate, sort, and box frozen or perishable food donations in our 40 degree cooler

Join us at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228. Register here to attend.

Think Tank-Annual Reviews, Enticements and Motivation: November 9th at E Spaces

Join your fellow EOers in an intimate setting on the timely topic of Annual Reviews, Enticements and Motivation. Register here.