EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Andy Bailey, Jeff Bradford, Dan Hogan, Brian Murphy, Rosemary Plorin, Alan Young, John Arndt, James Fields, Arnie Malham, Mark Scrivner, Rob Stevens

September 15, 2017


In his column for the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] discussed how certain retail clinics, such as Walgreens, are consumer friendly and when hospitals will catch up.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Once again, EO Nashville dominates the Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award, with nearly one-third of the 2017 winners being EO members. They are:

  • Andy Bailey [Petra Coach]
  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group]
  • Dan Hogan [Medalogix]
  • Brian Murphy [Vertek Solutions]
  • Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications]
  • Alan Young [Armor Concepts]
  • John Arndt [DWC Construction]
  • James Fields [Concept Technology]
  • Arnie Malham [cj Advertising]
  • Mark Scrivner [SnapShot Interactive]
  • Rob Stevens [EnergyLogic]
  • Jerry Bostelman [Vaco Resources]

In the News:

The following EO Nashville members were featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Q&A about what it takes to work for one of the city’s fastest-growing companies:

  • Tina Hodges [Advance Financial, Mike Hodges]
  • Robert Hartline [Absolute Wireless]
  • Darren Metz [NovaCopy]
  • Jerry Bostelman [Vaco]

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was featured in the Nashville Post for naming Scott Bojczuk as the company’s CAO/GC.

Eater Nashville mentioned M.L. Rose [Austin Ray] in a blog post about the closing of Flip Burger in Sylvan Park.

Fivestone Studios [Traylor Woodall] was featured in the Nashville Post for partnering with Boston-based ELEMENT Productions.

The Nashville Post mentioned that Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] is involved in the $105 million mixed-use Harpeth Square project in downtown Franklin.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] was quoted in the Memphis Daily News about the city’s small business landscape.

A realtor with Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was quoted in a Fox 6 Now story about Nashville’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

Tortola Advisors [Steve Curnutte] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for working with a Nashville-based Google Fiber subcontractor to restructure its business.

Michael Brody-Waite [Nashville Entrepreneur Center] was featured in the Louisville Business Journal for giving Louisville leaders an inside look at Nashville’s growing entrepreneur scene. Dan Stephenson [Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese] was also mentioned in the article.

Music City Tents & Events [Joe Freedman] was featured in Rental Pulse for acquiring EventWorks LLC, further expanding its footprint in the Southeast.

The Tennessean mentioned Chris Redhage [ProviderTrust] in a list of frequently asked questions about the Nashville Soccer Club. The Tennessean also ran a brief about the hiring of assistant coach David Proctor.

Henrietta Red [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about spending 48 hours in Nashville.

The Tennessean quoted a representative from Paradigm Group [Bob Levy] in an article about reducing workplace stress.

Vicki Hill [Mosaic Consulting] was quoted in the Nashville Post in a brief about veteran employee Matt Hill’s promotion to the newly created position of chief strategy officer.

Home Health Care News reported on Dan Hogan [Medalogix] being appointed as executive chairman of the company’s board.

Upcoming EO Events:

EO Houses Kickball Tourney at First Tennessee Park - Sunday, Sept. 17, 3p.m. - 7p.m.

All Four EO Houses - Ford, Rockefeller, Morgan and Carnegie will compete in a Kickball Tournament at First Tennessee Park. We have the place to ourselves to battle it out on the field. Families are invited for an afternoon at the ballpark. Register here to attend.

Craig Dubitsky: How to Scare the #$%! Out of Huge Competitors - Ed Nash Gallery, Wednesday, Sept. 20,  4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

Advertising Age put Craig Dubitsky on the cover with this headline: "THIS MAN SHOULD MAKE BIG CPG NERVOUS.” Why? Because Dubitsky’s 3-person company took on consumer product giants Proctor & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive to become the #2 natural toothpaste in the nation. In all the companies he has founded – EOS lip balm, Method cleaning products and Hello toothpaste – Dubitsky has beat the big guys by thinking like an artist and acting like a human. Join us with your spouse or guest at the amazing Ed Nash gallery to learn how Dubitsky runs between the legs of giants to win in one of the most competitive, commoditized industries in the world. Register here to attend.

EO Membership Prospect Events - Sept. 22 @ Prima / Sept. 27 @ The EC

Know of an entrepreneur who may be interested in EO? Members can join in the Spring and Fall only. We are gearing up for the fall onboarding of new members NOW. EO will host an informational lunch at Prima September 22nd from 11:30a.m. - 1p.m. and a breakfast at the EC September 27th from 7:30a.m. - 9a.m. Pick the time and date that works best for your prospect and feel free to join them. We will share information about EO membership with prospective members. CLICK HERE to submit prospect referral information so we can reach out with invitations.