It’s not a surprise that we have lots of news to share with you this week. EO Nashville members have been busy!
In last week’s Nashville Business Journal, Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency] discussed the significant impact DISC profiling had on her business.
Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was highlighted in last week’s NBJ as one of the companies taking the cue from the retail world and changing how they connect with customers.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] bi-weekly column appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. In this week’s article, James discussed the benefits of versioned replication as a means to backup your files.
Nashville Scene posted a “How did Nashville get to be the it city” timeline which mentioned two EO Nashville members’ companies:
- Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] which, in 1993, opened as the first coffeehouse to establish a lasting foothold in Nashville. The Scene also noted 1996 as the year Bongo Java’s “Nun Bun” made national headlines.
- Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg], which opened in the fall of 2011, for getting immediate acclaim from The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and more.
InQuicker.com [Michael Brody-Waite] has gotten lots of press recently. Last Friday, the Nashville Business Journal featured the company twice. Click here and here to see the stories. The Phoenix Physicians group invited members of the company on their radio program to do a Q&A. Listen to a replay of the show here. CBS covered InQuicker’s launch in San Antonio. Click to read more here.
News-Line for Home Care Professionals featured Medalogix‘s [Dan Hogan] new software, Medalogix 2.0. The newly-released software is the newest version of the company’s post-acute specific predictive modeling software.
David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] appeared in this week’s Nashville Ledger. In his column, David discusses the saying “As goes January, so goes the rest of the year” and the likeliness that a strong January predicts a strong annual return.
Clint Smith [Emma] and Charles Norton [Bone McAllester Norton] were panelists today at NBJ’s Entrepreneur Exchange where attendees were able to get in the minds of real business owners and learn what works…and what doesn’t.
In his column in today’s Tennessean, Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] discussed his love for quotes and how they can have a positive impact in the workplace.
Hey EO Nashville members, here’s your weekly wrap up.
Nicholas Holland [Populr], who launched Populr last Tuesday, was featured in VentureBeat last week.
David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in last week’s Nashville Ledger. In his column, Waddell discussed three keys to determining stock success.
Benjamin & Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were featured in the Nashville Ledger on Friday. Read the article here.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] bi-weekly column appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. This week’s article discussed 4 more trends for 2013: cloud migration, 3D printing, the ideal viewing experience and insourcing.
Miranda Pontes [Burger Up] was featured in The Tennessean yesterday. The article announced her plan to open a new restaurant in the 12South Flats. The restaurant will be called Josephine.
NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “case study” section on Friday. The case study detailed how NovaCopy fueled its growth by building, not buying.
Congratulations to Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell], whose Triple Smoke Whiskey won the “Artisan Whiskey of the Year” award for Whisky Advocate Magazine. The Tennessean announced the news yesterday.
Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column appeared in The Tennessean this morning. This week’s column discussed five routines to incorporate into your business practices.
Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was mentioned in today’s Nashville Business Journal as one of Nashville’s local companies that has sprung up to bridge that gap between patients at home and their clinicians.
Here’s a look at the EO Nashville members in the news this week.
Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal last Friday. Benjamin and his brother Max were approached by Centerplate, food vendor for LP Field, to join in the effort to capture the city’s personality by making a variety of sandwiches using local ingredients for Titans fans.
Congratulations to the Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs finalists: Dan Hogan of Medalogix, Hannah Paramore with Paramore | the digital agency and Greg Greenwell of Totalprint.
Congratulations to all of the finalists of the Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs
In his bi-weekly column in the Tennessean this Sunday, Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote that our brick walls, or challenges, are actually our greatest opportunities. His column provided steps for how to achieve that opportunity, by breaking down the wall.
Andy Bailey’s bi-weekly column in the Tennessean
The Nashville Business Journal featured an article about local tech firms spending thousands of dollars on creative employee perks to help recruit and retain employees. Concept Technology [James Fields] is one of the firms “perking up” to keep talent.
Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column appeared in November’s Health Management Technology. In his article, Dan discussed the major shift that the Affordable Care Act has made in patient care in America.
Dan Hogan’s column in Health Management Technology’s November issue
This week’s recap of press mentions and awards is a long one. Here we go!
Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions], Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], Kevin Ross [Metova] and Mike Rustici [Rustici Software] were all featured in Forbes on Oct. 15. Forbes asked company founders their big “aha” moments. Bob is #17, Nicholas #22, Kevin #22 and Mike #73.
Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] and Tim Ozenger [OZ Nashville] were featured in the Nashville Post on Sunday. The story mentioned Ben and Tim as two of many local investors looking to increase portfolios with alternative investing.
The Nashville Technology Council Gala Awards took place Tuesday, Oct. 23. Congratulations to the following EO member finalists and winners:
- Kevin Ross [Metova] accepted the Software Developer of the Year award on behalf of his company’s development team
- Jason Moore [Stratasan] won Early Stage Company of the Year
- Tod Fetherling [also of Stratasan] was the newest member to be inducted in the NTC Hall of Fame
- Jessica McDougal [of EO member company Teknetex] was a finalist for Volunteer of the Year
- Carl Pottkotter [of EO member company NovaCopy] was a finalist for CTO of the Year
- Jason Levkulich [also of NovaCopy] was a finalist for Company of the Year
David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column was featured in the Memphis Daily News on Wednesday. The article discussed the possible alternatives to dividends.
Sam’s Sports Grill [Sam Sanchez] was voted one of America’s Best Sports Bars by The Daily Meal.
On Wednesday, the Nashville Business Journal wrote about Jame Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] creative idea to turn to valet parking to solve its growing parking issues.
Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was featured in Wednesday’s Tennessean. Alex was mentioned in response to BlueCross ending its plan to open a retail store in Nashville.
Rebecca Donner’s [Inner Design Studio] article was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine. Her article included tips to reduce patient room noise with design materials.
Adam Platt mentioned Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] in his blog today for Conde Nast Traveler. Adam met Benjamin on his Southern States Food Tour. He also mentioned the excellent food he tried at the Patterson House and the Catbird Seat.
Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] was featured in Southern Alpha on September 21. In the Guest Voices section of the growth and technology blog, Michael discussed three major assumptions he made about funding. InQuicker was also mentioned in a Fast Company piece on October 3. The story highlighted InQuicker’s innovative solution to avoid long wait times in the ER.
Bob Bernstein’s Bongo Java and Benjamin Goldberg’s Patterson House were both listed in the Wall Street Journal’s article about Nashville on Saturday. Bonjo Java was mentioned for its artistic clientele, great coffee and delicious food. Not to mention the improv groups that perform. The Patterson House was listed as a “don’t miss” attraction.
Nicholas Holland [Populr.me] and Bob Bernstein were featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Spotlight section on October 5. In the interviews, the two were asked about the art of the pitch when asking potential investors for money.
George Uribe [GuestBooker.com] was highlighted by the Nashville Hispanic Chamber for the Music City Media Mixers he holds on the third Friday of each month at the Hard Rock Café.
And lastly (not to be outdone), Entrepreneurs’ Organization was mentioned by Forbes this week in its list of the best organizations for entrepreneurs. In the article EO was described as the ultimate toolbox for entrepreneurs.
RFx Legal [Joe Freedman] announced last Friday that it sold the analytics division of the company. Elevate Services Inc., a global provider of consulting, managed services and technology solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments acquired the division.
Benjamin Golberg’s [Strategic Hospitality] Patterson House was featured in Monday’s Nashville Ledger. The story told of the successes Benjamin has had opening multiple restaurants and bars in Nashville, while highlighting the great success of Benjamin and Max Goldberg’s newest project, the Patterson House.
David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column was featured in the Memphis Daily News on September 27. You can read the story here.
On Aug. 26, John Aron [The Pasta Shoppe] was interviewed for a Tennessean article about the impact that rising wheat costs has on his business.
Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] helped the Tennessee Titans kick off the season with two new sandwich options created by Merchants Restaurant Executive Chef Jason Brumm as part of the latest food offerings at LP Field. You can read the Tennessean story (and watch the video with Ben) here.
Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was included in a Nashville Ledger story about local technology companies bringing health care into the digital future.
News of Kevin Ross [Metova] bringing on a new investor was covered in several outlets last week. You can read the Nashville Post coverage here.
Steve Curnutte [Tortola Partners] was profiled in the August 31 print edition of the Nashville Business Journal. Steve’s printing company, Allen Printing, was also featured in a Harvard Business Review piece the month. The piece asked the question: Are you growing too fast?
And lastly, in the Tennessean’s 2012 Toast of Music City Awards, the following EO Nashville member companies were honored:
Here’s a recap of recent EO Nashville members who’ve been seen in the news.
The Goldbergs’ newest eatery, The Catbird Seat, was named one of 10 finalists for Best New Restaurant in America by the James Beard Foundation. Also, GQ magazine placed The Catbird Seat at No. 5 on a list of Top 10 New Restaurants.
Two EO Nashville members were featured in the Feb. 12th edition of the Tennessean:
- Andy Bailey [Rock Habits] talks about organizing a trip to Cuba for his EO forum in a story about Nashvillians’ reactions to an easing of travel restrictions to the communist island.
- Susan Marlow [Smart Data Strategies] is featured in a story about how innovation and a global search for talent have been key to her business rebounding from the recession.
Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was also featured in the Feb. 10th edition of the Nashville Business Journal in an article that explores Dan’s newest health care tech venture.
Jolene Dressel [Trojan Labor] was included in the Tennessean’s Feb. 5 edition, in a story about her company and Nashville’s construction industry.
Finally, the Nashville Business Journal announced today finalists for its 2012 Best in Business Awards. Finalists include EO Nashville member companies:
Last week, EO Nashville member Bert Lyles received some very exciting news — his company, Showhomes Franchise Corporation, ranked well in three categories of the recent Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 rankings: #256 in the overall Franchise 500 list, #100 in the category of Fastest-Growing Franchises and 45th for the second year in a row in the Low-Cost Franchises category. Read the full release here.
Venture Nashville Connections broke the news of JJ Rosen’s company Atiba acquiring Cabedge.com to add a design team to the tech company’s services.
And last (but certainly not least), Benjamin Goldberg’s newest venture, The Catbird Seat, received a shout out in the most recent issue of Bon Appetit. In the article, the author compares dining at The Catbird Seat to an experience “you’d expect to find in New York or even Copenhagen.”
EO Nashville members gracing the news over the last couple weeks include Benjamin Goldberg and his brother Max, whose bar The Patterson House made Food & Wine’s list of the 50 Best Bars in America. View the complete list here. The Goldbergs’ newest eatery, The Catbird Seat, was also featured in a SouthComm recap of the local 2011 food scene. Read the feature here.
JJ Rosen and his venture Atiba Software received coverage in Nashville Venture Connections (NVC) about the newly formed SKL Digital LLC. Read the article here. Michael Burcham and Startup Tennessee also made NVC — the article discusses Burcham’s ambitious goals with the Startup initiative.