EO Nashville Members in the News: Mike Hodges, Michael Brody-Waite, Tom Turner, Scott Snoyer, Greg Siskind, James Lewis, Barry Smith, Doug Stacey, Hunter Gee, Charles Robert Bone, Rory Vaden

September 8, 2017


Tina Hodges, CEO of Advance Financial [Mike Hodges], wrote an article for Small Biz Daily on managing motherhood and a business.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Post and Nashville Pride reported that Pat Conroy, CFO of Advance Financial [Mike Hodges], was named an Executive of the Year in the Global Golden Bridge Awards, a global awards program.

In the News:

EO Nashville and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center [Michael Brody-Waite] were mentioned in the Tennessean for being customers of the Mixtroz app, a platform designed to make networking easier.

DSi [Tom Turner] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal, the ABA Journal and the Nashville Post for merging with Counsel on Call.

Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine featured Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] as the cover story of its September issue.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser PC] was quoted in Fortune Magazine about DACA employees.

The Nashville Ledger mentioned Community Hospitality [James Lewis] in an article about restaurants’ strategies for attracting quality talent.

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] was quoted by the Tennessean and WBIR about Nashville’s bid to be the site of Amazon’s new second headquarters. The Nashville Post also reported on the progress of Eakin Partners’ mixed-use project planned for Rolling Mill Hill.

Williamson Source mentioned Landscape Services [Doug Stacey] in an article about the upcoming annual Franklin 4 the Cure event.

Smith Gee Studio [Hunter Gee] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for serving as architect for a residential building on Dickerson Road called The 900. The Nashville Post mentioned the company in another article for handling architectural duties on a six-story storage facility in Rutledge Hill.

An attorney with Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Robert Bone] was mentioned in the Nashville Ledger for being named a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in America.

The Sutler Saloon [Austin Ray] was mentioned in a Taste of Country article about a recent event honoring singer Jake Owen.

Entrepreneur featured Rory Vaden [Southwestern Consulting] in an article about the five skills entrepreneurs and influencers need to master.

Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in a CMT News article as the location for a recent interview with up-and-coming music artist Suzanne Santo.

A chef with Greko Street Food [Tony Darsinos] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the upcoming Music City Food + Wine festival.

Bisnow reported on the purchase of a historic SoBro building by a group of investors including Darek Bell [Bell and Associates Construction].

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


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.