Let’s formally welcome EO Nashville’s 2014/2015 board of directors

The new board of directors of Nashville EO includes:

  • President: Dan Hogan, CEO, Medalogix
  • Incoming President: Charles May, principal, bytes of knowledge
  • Finance Chair: John Aron, president and CEO, The Pasta Shoppe
  • Finance Co-chair: Bethany Newman, co-owner and president, st8mnt
  • Membership Chair: John Rowley, owner, Fletcher Rowley Inc.
  • Membership Co-chair: Alan Young, CEO, Armor Concepts LLC
  • Catalyst Chair: Bryan Ansley, CEO, FNB Merchants
  • Catalyst Co-chair: Glenn McConnell, owner, Music City Tents & Events, LLC
  • Learning Chair: Evan Austill, COO, PatientFocus, Inc.
  • Social Chair: Will Newman, proprietor, Edley’s Bar-B-Que and The Filling Station
  • Forum Chair:  Bryan Merville, president and director of sales, Beacon Technologies
  • Forum Co-chair: Elliott Holt, CEO, Medi-Copy Services, Inc.
  • Sponsorship Chair: Bob Jacobs, president and managing partner, Equity Solutions USA
  • Sponsorship Co-chair: John Kepley, CEO, teknetex inc
  • Engagement Chair: Eric Jackson, managing partner, Keystone Business Solutions, LLC
  • Engagement Co-chair: Sonny Clark, entrepreneur
  • Nerve Chair: Joe Freedman, founder and chairman, Music City Tents & Events and Peachtree Tents & Events
  • Nerve Co-chair: Alex Tolbert, owner, Bernard Health

With NERVE coming to Nashville in September 2015, we’ve added two new seats to this year’s board. Joe and Alex will guide our planning for the event, during which we expect more than 500 entrepreneurs from throughout the eastern U.S. will gather in Nashville to share ideas, energy and friendship.

The 2014/15 board term runs May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. All off our board members are looking forward to a great new year for the chapter.

 

EO Members in the News: Mark Deutschmann, Ricky Scott, J.J. Rosen, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Ben Goldberg, Jeremy Werthan, Charlie Brock, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Dan Hogan, Glenn McConnell, Jerry Bostelman, Charles Bone, Top Technology Service Firms, Darren Metz, Patrick Burke, James Fields, Tom Beach, David Waddell, InCharge 2014, Bob Bernstein, Andy Bailey, Best Places to Work

The Nashville Post included Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] on its 2014 In Charge list, a recognition of Nashville’s top business leaders, and he was awarded with the Realtor Community Service Award at the GNAR Awards of Excellence. Mark was also mentioned in a Tennessean article about the preservation of Kellytown.

The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] was featured in the South Cheatham Advocate for his restoration of a historic Sylvan Park House into his new office.

J.J. Rosen’s [AtibaTennessean column focused on the future of email.

The Nashville Scene wrote a glowing review of the new Cool Springs location of Burger Up [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes].

Chef Philip Krajeck of Rolf and Daughters offered his picks for the best restaurants in Nashville to Conde Nast Traveler’s The Daily Traveler. The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg] made the list for best signature drink in town.

The Tennessean wrote a profile on the Werthan [Jeremy Werthan] family’s legacy in Nashville.

WERTHAN-IN-TENNESSEAN

Bloomberg Businessweek picked up a story about Launch Tennessee‘s [Charlie Brock] master accelerator program, The TENN. Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily are now accepting applications from startups for the 2014 Southland Conference. The Tennessean had the story.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard HealthTennessean column reviewed apps that provide health care services.

Garden and Gun magazine featured Corsair Rum [Darek Bell] in it’s recipe for a Honey Bunny Hot Toddy. The Bell and Associates Construction/Clark Construction Group partnership was named Contractor of the Year by the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee for their work on the Music City Center. Darek was also named to the Nashville Post’s In Charge list in the Food Business Category.

The Nashville Business Journal featured a special section on the first class of  the publication’s 40 Under 40 award. The “where are they now” story included Darek Bell [Corsair, Bell and Associates], Dan Hogan [Medlaogix], Glenn McConnell [Music City Tents and Events] and Brian Waller [Vaco] [Jerry Bostelman].

WHERE-ARE-THE-NOW

The Tennessean covered the Evolve Women Panel, “Achieving Success: Inside and Outside the Corporate Walls”, which featured Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Bone] founding member Claire Tucker.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] analyzed the personalities needed for an all-star software team in her most recent Tennessean column.

DSI [Tom Turner], Atiba [J.J. Rosen] , Advanced Network Solutions [Max Sadler], Beacon Technologies [Bryan Merville], LBMC Technologies [Jeff McCorpin], Centresource [Nicholas Holland] and bytes of knowledge [Julie May, Charles May] all made the Nashville Business Journal’s list of top technology service firms in Nashville. NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was listed in the top technology products category. The story also featured company opinions on bringing top tech talent to Nashville. Medalogix, Beacon Technologies, bytes of knowledge, Atiba, Advanced Network Solutions and NovaCopy all provided quotes for the article.

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Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in a Time Magazine article on Nashville’s culinary scene.

James Fields [Concept Technology] focused his Tennessean column on how changes in the way people listen to music are changing the direction of the music business.

The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle covered a recent school fundraiser celebration hosted by City Saver [Tom Beach] in celebration of $200,000 raised for Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools.

David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] Worldly Investor column in the Memphis Daily News provided a investment outlook for 2014, given how the market has performed thus far.

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java], Darek Bell [Corsair], Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] and Ben Goldberg [Catbird Seat] were all named to the Nashville Post‘s InCharge list for food and beverage, while Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was named to the legal list and Arnie Malham [cj Advertising] to the marketing and PR list. InCharge Real Estate included Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] and Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development]. In Technology, Andy Bailey [Petra], Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] and Clint Smith [Emma] all made the list.

Andy Bailey’s [PetraTennessean column offered advice on how to delegate as a leader. Andy was also quoted in a Billboard Magazine Country Update article about the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.

ANDY-BAILEY-IN-BILLBOARD

The Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places To Work award winners were announced this week and included many of our EO Nashville members! Congratulations to the following companies:

10-25 Employees

26-100 Employees

101-499 Employees

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Nashville Announces New Board of Directors

Join us in welcoming our 2013/14 board of directors. The 2013/14 board term runs May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

The new board of directors of the Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization includes:

The Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a growing, vibrant group of successful business owners who are all doing what they can to contribute to the regional economy. All of our board members work extremely hard to accommodate the growing needs of this diverse group. We want to thank the board for volunteering their time to make this chapter one of the best within EO.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Michael Brody-Waite, Andy Bailey, Bryan Merville, George Uribe, Nicholas Holland, John Rowley and David Waddell

It’s time for another weekly roundup of EO Nashville members in the news.

InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] appeared in Bloomberg last week. The article mentioned InQuicker for the concierge service it offers to about 140 hospital emergency departments.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] bi-weekly column appeared in The Tennessean last Thursday. In his article Andy discussed the best way to woo and keep clients—by offering a money-back guarantee upfront. Andy has never had a customer cash-in his or her money-back guarantee. If it were to happen, it would be worth it.

Bryan Merville [Beacon Technologies] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Executive Profile section on Friday.

Bryan Merville's Executive Profile in the Nashville Business Journal

Bryan Merville’s Executive Profile in the Nashville Business Journal

According to the Tennessean, the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently presented its eighth annual Business and Community Awards. George Uribe [Guestbooker] was named Outstanding Professional in Media.

Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] was in Venture Nashville Connections on Monday. Nicholas’ Populr micropublishing startup will soon pursue a $2 million series A capital raise.

On Monday, John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley, Inc.] was quoted in an article by The Tennessean about Nashville’s 2015 mayor’s race.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News on Wednesday. You can read the column “Fiscal Equality vs. Efficiency” here.

EO Nashville Announces 2011 Board of Directors

Welcome to our new Board of Directors! Thank you for taking on this leadership role.

The new board of directors of the Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization is:

Check out the press coverage of the new board appointments:

Tennessean, 3/13/11

The News, GCA Publishing, 3/10/11

The Daily News Journal, 3/13/11

Meet Our Newest Members

Nashville EO experienced an extremely successful recruitment year in 2010. Check out the recent Nashville Post blog entry about our newest recruitment class.

Or read the full release below:

Nashville’s Entrepreneurs’ Organization Recruitment Class Is Largest in Chapter’s History

Thanks to a record-breaking fall recruitment, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Nashville has become one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the nation.

Fourteen new members joined last fall. When combined with the five new members who joined in the spring, for a total of 19 new members last year, 2010 has been the most successful in the chapter’s history.

“Our recruitment success is due to several factors: excellent recruitment chairs in Joe Freedman and Dan Hogan, great publicity, and the economy to name a few,” said Clint Smith, president of EO Nashville and co-founder and CEO of Emma. “The economy is making entrepreneurs really take a step back and understand the necessity of working on their business, instead of just in their business.”

Entrepreneurs’ Organization has a global membership that provides information and support to entrepreneurs. Including the new members, the Nashville chapter has 71 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be younger than 50 years old and be a founder, co-founder or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

The fourteen new members of EO Nashville are:

John Arndt

John Arndt Jr. is president and chief executive officer of DWC Construction Company, Inc. He began his engineering career 33 years ago as a field engineer for Turner Construction Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State University.

Jerry Baker

Jerry Baker started Conexess Group, LLC, a Fortune 500 software organization, in 2009 with his partner, Austin Meibers – who also recently joined EO (See Austin’s information below.) Baker has been in the IT consulting business for over 15 years.

Michael Burcham

Michael Burcham is president and chief executive officer of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, which provides resources to help Middle Tennessee’s entrepreneur community. A serial entrepreneur, Burcham is on the board of four start-up firms.

Justin Crosslin

Justin Crosslin is the chief operating officer of Crosslin & Associates, PC, an accounting and consulting firm. Justin received his bachelor’s degree from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a master’s from the Owen School of Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jolene Dressel

Jolene Dressel launched Trojan Labor of Nashville, LLC in 2004. She is president and founder of Women in Networking & Construction, and an active member in the Association of General Contractors of Middle Tennessee. Dressel is on the board of trustees for the Nashville State Community College Foundation as well as a recent graduate of Turner School of Construction Management.

Vicki Hill

Vicki Hill co-founded J&H Consulting, a provider of systems implementation resources, in 2007. She earned her associate’s degree at Champlain College in Vermont and bachelor’s degree in accounting at Lipscomb University.

Brian Jones

Brian Jones co-founded J&H Consulting, a provider of systems implementation resources, in 2007.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Lipscomb University, before spending 11 years with Accenture.

Bob Levy

Bob Levy founded Paradigm Group, an employee benefits, retirement services and HR consulting firm, in 1996 after a successful career with Prudential Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Virginia and holds a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University. He is a certified employee benefits specialist and past president of the Middle Tennessee Employee Benefits Council.

Austin Meibers

Austin Meibers of software company Conexess Group, LLC.  Meibers graduated from Michigan State University where he studied engineering. The Detroit native moved to Nashville to open an IT staffing company. His partner, Conexess co-founder Jerry Baker, formerly competed against Meibers in the Nashville IT staffing industry.

Bryan Merville

Bryan Merville is president and director of sales of Beacon Technologies, a premier low voltage and technology integration company. He has more than 10 years of experience in sales and management. He attended the University of Tennessee where he received a master’s degree in family counseling, and a bachelor’s in psychology.

Jason Moore

Jason Moore founded HealthDataSource, a software-as-a-service company that gathers and delivers healthcare data. He is a founding director of Nashville Startup Weekend; founding member and advisory board member of the Catholic Business League; and co-founder of Friends4Cures, a non-profit raising funds for testicular cancer research.

Tim Page

Tim Page is a founding and managing member of OptiMech, LLC, which provides design-build construction services to industrial and institutional customers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee’s School of Engineering in Knoxville.

Sam Sanchez

Sam Sanchez opened Sam’s Sports Bar in 2000, Sperry’s Restaurant of Cool Springs in 2006 and a second Sam’s location in Hendersonville in 2009. Sanchez received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.

Lee Williams

Dawson “Lee” Williams is chairman and chief executive officer of Digital Connections, Inc. He holds an associate’s degree from Dalton State College, a bachelor’s from Jacksonville State University and a master’s from Emory University. He also attended California State University at Long Beach, studying filmmaking, screenwriting, and the electronic visual arts.