Many congratulations are in order for the members of EO Nashville. See how they’ve been keeping so busy.
Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members who were named Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business:
Nashville Lifestyles’ April issue listed the top 50 restaurants in Nashville. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for making the list:
Sam Sanchez [Sperry's Restaurant] appeared in last week’s Nashville Today. The story reported that Sam and his business partner plan to expand their two restaurant concepts to Florence, Ala.
The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] appeared in The Tennessean’s Five to Try section Friday. Ben Goldberg also appeared in Inside Vandy, Vanderbilt’s student newspaper and the Nashville Business Journal. You can read these stories here and here.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in The Tennessean last Sunday. In his column he discussed the importance of and how to choose the right business software.
Congratulations to Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell], who recently won the #1 gin in the 50 Best Gins competition.
Congratulations to Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] and Dan Hogan [Medalogix], both honorees of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 class of Health Care Heroes. Honorees were selected for their contributions to Nashville’s community and health care industry by a panel of judges.
EO Nashville members always have great things happening. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this week.
Randa Solutions [Marty Reed] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal last week. To read the story, click here.
Congratulations to Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker.com] and Hart Weatherford [Farmington Financial Group LLC] who were named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. Read more about them here.
Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was mentioned in a Chattanooga Free Times Press article for his reasons in backing the TennCare expansion.
Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality LLC] was featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine, which described Ben and his brother Max as two who have almost single-handedly ignited Nashville’s food scene.
Bytes of Knowledge [Charles and Julie May] was highlighted in Sunday’s Tennessean. The story details how Bytes of Knowledge turned their business around after a certain interaction with author Joe Calloway. Read the full story here.
Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency] appeared in The Tennessean’s Executive Q&A Sunday. Read her answers here.
Two members of The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] were featured in a Q&A with The Tennessean. The article was published Sunday.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] column appeared in The Tennessean Sunday. In his column, James discussed the importance of backing your business’ data and provided steps with how to do so.
Andy Bailey’s [Petra] bi-weekly column in The Tennessean Thursday. He discussed his top 10 business books. To see what they are, click here.
Andy also appeared in Small Biz Daily where he is a guest blogger. His blog detailed the steps to finding your star clients.
It’s time for this week’s wrap up. Take a look at what your fellow EO Nashville members have been up to. A few congratulations may be in order.
Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for being named Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work honorees:
Congratulations to the following EO Nashville and Catalyst members for being named to the Nashville Post’s 2013 In Charge list.
Emma [Clint Smith] and Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] were mentioned in last week’s Nashville Post story titled “A network of hard-charging startups has the potential to remake Nashville as the next big tech city.” Click here to read the full story.
Clint Smith was also mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal’s article last Thursday. Clint was one of a few panelists at last week’s Nashville Business Journal Entrepreneur Exchange event. He, with the other panelists, agreed that to make a sale, try giving it away first.
Patterson House‘s [Ben Goldberg] cocktail, Smoking in the Armchair, was named Esquire‘s cocktail of the week Feb. 18. The cocktail includes Nashville’s own Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] spiced rum.
NovaCopy‘s [Darren Metz] 3D printers made it on WKRN-TV News 2 Nashville. Click here to watch the indepth report on 3D Printers with NovaCopy’s Melissa Ragsdale and Jamey Tucker.
Comfort Supply [Clay Blevins] was featured in HVACR Business’ January/February issue. The article focused on why and how to use YouTube to expand your brand awareness.
Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was highlighted in Caring Magazine’s recent issue. The article was an exploration of three leading health care technology innovators who have responded to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Jeff Turner’s [National Storm Shelters] game plan for staying safe this storm season with the right shelter appeared in Acreage Life Magazine this month.
WKRN recently visited National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] to learn about the increase in customer calls and storm shelter sales after the latest wave of tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee. Watch the video clip here.
It has been an award heavy week for EO Nashville members (not that we’re complaining)!
On Wednesday, Inc. magazine announced its newest list of America’s 500 fastest-growing private companies. Of the three Nashville companies that made the list, two were members of EO Nashville: Teknetex [John Kepley] and Medicare.com [Bill Kimberlin].
Also this week, the Nashville Chamber announced its finalists for the company and individual NEXT awards. EO Nashville members and member companies that were honored included:
Ben Goldberg’s The Catbird Seat also landed on Bon Appetit’s Hot 10 List of America’s Best New Restaurants this week. The Catbird Seat ranked fifth on the powerhouse list.
And lastly, Inquicker received national press attention, appearing in an Entrepreneur magazine piece on the “7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings.” In the article, Michael Brody-Waite talks about how his company did away with unproductive meetings.
bytes of Knowledge [Charles May]: Over the last quarter, Charles and Julie May’s technology company bytes of Knowledge has been featured in a Nashville Post Q&A and a Business Journal Case Study, which focused on their one-stop tech shop status.
Stratasan [Jason Moore]: Stratasan’s national recognition at the 2012 Health Datapalooza was featured on the Nashville Post blog.
Medi-Copy Services [Elliott Holt] : Medi-Copy Services as recently named one of the Business Journal’s 2012 HealthCare Heros. Check out the whole list here.
Metova [Kevin Ross]: Metova landed the cover of the June edition of the Nashville Post magazine and secured a place in the publication’s Fast 15 list.
The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg]: It seems you can’t turn around without seeing a mention of Ben and Max Goldberg’s newest successful restaurant. Most recently, The Catbird Seat turned up in a New York Times article on Nashville’s budding food scene.
Check out the linked text to read all these great clips and mentions.
Congratulations to four of our Nashville EO members for being front and center in the media recently.
Dan Hogan, CEO of Medalogix, has written an op ed for the Tennessean about how the Affordable Care Act will have a positive affect on entrepreneurial activity.
MooTV was named by Pollstar the Video Company of the Year, the industry’s highest honor, for the second year in a row. MooTV owner Scott Scovill said his LA-based company CenterStaging was voted Top Dog rehearsal facility of the year for the second year in a row.
Steve Curnutte and his company Tortola Partners was recently featured in an Inc. magazine article about his role in the turnaround story of Allen Printing. The story was used as a case study in fast growth in a slow economy.
And last, but not least, Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger, the chefs at Ben and Max Goldberg’s newest establishment The Catbird Seat were named Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine. Read the article here.
Congratulations to all from EO Nashville.
Josh Habiger and Erik Anderson, the the fantastic chefs at EO Nashville member Ben Goldberg’s new restaurant, The Catbird Seat, have been nominated by Food & Wine magazine for The People’s Best New Chef award.
Please take this opportunity to vote for Josh and Erik. A Nashville newcomer restaurant like Catbird has several disadvantages in a survey like this one, but it would be great for the whole food scene in Nashville for these guys to get a little recognition. Thanks!
The Thanksgiving holiday and week after saw lots of EO Nashvillians in the news.
In national news, John Rowley [Fletcher|Rowley] was on CNN and Fox News on 11/25. Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] was included in a piece about giving convicts a second chance in the workplace, reported by Fox News. Check out the video transcript of Miranda’s video here.
Ben Goldberg’s Catbird Seat has been featured a couple times recently. First, it was mentioned on the Today Show along with Yellow Porch and Mas Tacos Por Flavor. (View clip here). Second, it was reviewed by The City Paper this week. Read the complete review here. Sam Sanchez’s [Sam's Sport Grille] debuted a new drink this week, which was covered (among other places) on the Nashville Scene’s Bites blog.
The Nashville Business Journal’s 11/12 edition included a “Case Study,” where Marty Reed [Randa Solutions] reveals the key to success as “take what you know from one area and apply it elsewhere.” In a “Spotlight on Venture Capital,” Steve Curnutte [Tortola Partners] comments on the recent shift to “fewer, bigger” VC deals. Articles inserted below.
This week’s Nashville Business Journal included stories with three EO Nashville members.
- Gabriel Smith (Legacy Learning Systems) was subject of this week’s “Executive Profile.”
- Scott Snoyer (Fastsigns) was featured in the “Case Study” section on the “10 Minutes to Better Business” page.
- Entrepreneur Center CEO Michael Burcham was included in an article about the EC’s move to the Trolley Barn. The article also included a quote from Jason Moore (Stratasan), owner of the first company to join the EC. This week, Stratasan was also included in an article in The City Paper about “Public entrepreneurship.” The EC will also act as the Northern Middle Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator under Governor Haslam’s recent economic development strategy.
(Click on the images below to read the articles.)
Also, Ben Goldberg sat down with The City Paper Editor Steve Cavendish for a Q&A about the newly opened Catbird Seat restaurant. The article published in this week’s edition of the publication, and is inserted below.
Last week, the Nashville Scene posted its “Innovation Issue,” which featured 10 forward-thinking ideas that are pushing Nashville — and the world — into the future.
Idea #2 happened to be EO Nashville member Ben Goldberg and his brother’s new restaurant, The Catbird Seat.
The article cited the new restaurant’s concept that demolishes the barrier between chefs and customers as the reason it made the list.
The Catbird Seat is small — just 30 seats around a U-shaped bar in a little dining room atop the Goldbergs’ chic cocktail bungalow, Patterson House. Two co-chefs will work inside the improbably small space in the center of the U, cooking on a tiny kitchen island and serving dishes directly to the diners seated around them.
You can read the full article here.