EO Nashville Members in the News: Mike Hodges, Alex Tolbert, Greg Siskind, Barry Smith, Mark Deutschmann, Matthew Carney, Charles Robert Bone, Robert Hartline, Casey Riggs, Ben Goldberg, Max Goldberg

September 1, 2017

Awards/Professional Recognition:

Advance Financial [Mike Hodges] was featured in the Tennessee Tribune for being named to the Nashville Business Journal’s list of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Middle Tennessee and the Inc. 5000.

In the News:

The Nashville Post reported that Guardian Life Insurance of America has selected Bernard Health’s [Alex Tolbert] BerniePortal for its HR and benefits software. Alex Tolbert was quoted in articles by the Tennessean, the Leaf-Chronicle and the Knoxville News Sentinel about direct primary care.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] was featured on a Law Technology Today panel about his summer legal tech reading list. Bloomberg BNA also quoted Greg about the new green card interview requirement.

The Nashville Business Journal reported that Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] has received a new deadline from MDHA to purchase a site in Rolling Hill Mill. The Nashville Post mentioned the company in articles about the mixed-use 1201 Demonbreun building and about Tuck-Hinton Architects’ move to the Wedgewood-Houston area.

The Nashville Business Journal and the Tennessean reported that Diskin Cider, part of Core Development’s [Mark Deutschmann] The Finery project, is set to open early next year.

Smokin’ Thighs [Matthew Carney] was mentioned by WKRN for participating in Nashville Originals Restaurant Week.

The Tennessean and NewsChannel5 reported that Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] has served as the main facilitator of a coalition to support dedicated funding for Mayor Barry’s proposed transit plan.

Hytch [Robert Hartline] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for forming a partnership with Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee to help its employees overcome lack of transportation as a barrier to employment.

The Nashville Business Journal profiled Judy Spencer of Riggs Davie PLC [Casey Riggs] as part of its Health Care Heroes feature.

A chef from Henrietta Red [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was featured in the Wall Street Journal for her 15-minute salad recipe.

Smith Gee Studio [Robert Gee] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for serving as architect on a residential project in WeHo.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was mentioned in Sounds Like Nashville as a favorite spot for up-and-coming music group, Levon.

Elizabeth Moss [Caregivers by WholeCare] was interviewed by the Nashville Post about the elder health care services industry.

Clarksville Online mentioned Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] as a sponsor of the Nashville’s Zoo 2017 Sunset Safari.

The Nashville Scene featured the prime rib sliders from Sperry’s [Sam Sanchez] in its Cheap Eats feature.

The Nashville Post and Nashville Scene wrote about the upcoming opening of Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House [Austin Ray]. Austin Ray was also interviewed by Nashville Business Journal about standing out in the crowded Germantown restaurant scene.

Darek Bell [Bell and Associates] was mentioned by the Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal as one of the buyers of Tuck-Hinton's former building in SoBro.

Upcoming EO Events:

Craig Dubitsky: How to Scare the #$%! Out of Huge Competitors - Wednesday, Sept. 13

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 Houses Kickball Tourney at First Tennessee Park - Sunday, Sept. 17

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.