Here’s the weekly scoop on what some of Nashville’s greatest entrepreneurs are working on.
Dan Hogan [Medalogix] and Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] were featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes section last week. View their Q&As here.
ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal last week. The article highlighted ProviderTrust’s new product launch, VendorProof, which is expected to double the company’s revenue.
Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency] appeared in last week’s Nashville Business Journal. Hannah will be a panelist at the strategic forum for women business owners, Powerful Women, on June 26.
News that Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] plans to open Pinewood Social, a new concept for Nashville’s Rolling Mill Hill in one of the city’s historic trolley barns, was published in The Tennessean, Nashville Scene and Nashville Business Journal, among other outlets.
Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] was mentioned in the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene this week. The publications mentioned Miranda’s plan to join forces with Sal Avila to open a new restaurant, Prima, in the Gulch.
David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News today. The column was titled, “Reacting To Fed Dread.”
Emma [Clint Smith] was mentioned by Business 2 Community as one of the top five email marketing tools to help you grow your business.
Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] was featured as a guest blogger on SmallBizDaily’s website. His bi-weekly blog discussed the key to a successful business: employee appreciation.
Andy Bailey’s column in The Tennessean also ran today. His column gave readers 5 ways to brush up on networking skills.
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.
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.
Let’s take a look at this week’s EO Nashville members in the news recap.
Last Friday, Kevin Ross [Metova] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” section.
Congratulations to Dan Hogan [Medalogix] who won the Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO” award.
Burger Up [Miranda Pontes] was featured as Southern Exposure Magazine’s “restaurant spotlight” in the magazine’s Holiday 2012 issue.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology, Inc.] weekly column appear in the Tennessean on Sunday. In this week’s article, James Outside detailed reasons to consider Internet content filtering for your business.
EO Catalyst member Lisa York [Puka Organizing] will be featured on an episode of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Puka Organizing was the professional organizing element of the project, working alongside a licensed therapist, a hazardous waste removal company and several volunteers for the first day. They worked independently with the homeowner for 3 additional days, successfully transforming the home into one that is habitable. The episode will be airing in early 2013.
Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] has opened a new location at 2500 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville and 201 West Main Street in Hendersonville. Read The Tennessean story here.
For this week’s EO Nashville media wrap-up…
Miranda Pontes [Burger Up] was featured in NashvilleGuru.com. The story included an interview with Miranda.
John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] made an appearance on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry show Tuesday morning.
The Tennessean featured James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] bi-weekly column on Sunday, which discussed several options for hosted file sharing.
A story about Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] volunteering with Hands On Nashville to help make a home in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood more energy efficient was featured in Friday’s Tennessean.
The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery awarded Dr. Brian Biesman [Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery] with the 2012 Henry Baylis Award. The award recognizes a member of the Society who has contributed to the expansion of knowledge and practice in the discipline of aesthetic facial surgery.
Music City Tents & Events [Glenn McConnell] was mentioned in Wednesday’s Nashville Business Journal. The story discussed what effects the CMAs have for stars, writers and tent companies.
Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in BioSupply Trends’ October issue. The article mentioned Medalogix’s predictive modeling tool designed to reduce rehospitalization rates and boost quality of care for patients.
Burger Up’s [Miranda Pontes] new executive chef, Philip Shyatt, was interviewed by the Tennessean on September 18. Philip also will host Burger Up’s third farm supper featuring Noble Springs Dairy.
In his bi-weekly Tennessean column, Andy Bailey [Petra] highlights 4 steps for business success in the 4th quarter.
The Nashville Business Journal featured Bill Kimberlin [Medicare.com] in its weekly “Case Study” feature. The story talked about how Bill’s URL—he purchased the Medicare.com domain name in 2000—has led to a million-dollar venture. You can read the full story here.
Lastly, Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was awarded two of the highest honors in the world of whiskey this week. The company received two awards for Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whiskey awards in Louisville—the Craft Distillery of the Year and the Innovator of the Year awards.
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:
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.
Two EO Nashville restaurateurs were in the news recently: Miranda Pontes in Southern Living and Benjamin Goldberg in the Nashville Scene.
Miranda Pontes’ Burger Up was named the best place to get a burger in Nashville by Southern Living magazine. The magazine featured Burger Up alongside the Urban Stack Burger Lounge in Chattanooga and Litton’s Market, Restaurant & Bakery in Knoxville in an article aptly named “Tennessee’s Best Burgers.” Check out the article here.
Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] and his brother Max were featured in a Nashville Scene blog post about the opening of their new restaurant, The Catbird Seat. The restaurant opened with a sold out seating on Wednesday of last week. You can read the blog post here.
Congratulations to both Miranda and Benjamin.
The Nashville Chamber has announced the finalists for its inaugural NEXT Awards that replaced its Future 50. Of course the finalists include EO and EO Catalyst members, who we’ve listed below. Congratulations to all finalists!
2011 Nashville Chamber NEXT Award finalists
(Award finalists include both companies and individual entrepreneurs)
EO Member Companies Honored
Bernard Health (Alex Tolbert)
Burger Up (Miranda Pontes)
Conexess Group, LLC (Jerry Baker)
Crosslin & Associates, PC (Justin Crosslin)
EO Members Honored
Clint Smith, Emma, Inc.
EO Catalyst Member Companies Honored
Rabbit Hole Creative, LLC (Jake Jorgovan)
Rockhouse Partners (Joe Kustelski)
WAP Sustainability Consulting, LLC (William Paddock)
EO Catalyst Members Honored
Jake Jorgovan, Rabbit Hole Creative, LLC
The NEXT awards dinner will be held Tuesday, October 18 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. To see the complete list of finalists visit the Chamber website.