A look at what EO Nashville members have been up to the last couple weeks.
In his column in The Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed whether U.S. health care is a growth driver or value destroyer.
Charles May [bytes of knowledge] appeared in the Nashville Business Journal’s executive profile section May 2.
David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News Friday. In his column he discussed the “no-growth rally.”
Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] and Alan Young [Armor Concepts LLC] were featured in last week’s Nashville Business Journal. The two were noted as panelists for the upcoming NBJ Entrepreneur Exchange on June 6.
In his bi-weekly column in The Tennessean, James Fields [Concept Technology] discussed whether or not your data is safer within your business or in a public cloud.
Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post for inking a deal with Alacare Home Health & Hospice, an Alabama-based company with 23 locations. This deal will triple Medalogix’s client base. Click here and here for coverage.
Dan Hogan was also mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal‘s article, “Apps techies can’t live without.”
EO Nashville members stay busy. This week’s no exception.
Tom Turner [DSi] was featured in Document Media where he detailed the seven steps to building an information management policy.
Rustici Software [Mike Rustici] announced the launch of Tin Can API version 1.0 after three years of work.
At the 2013 International Security Conference, Smartvue Corporation [Martin Renkis] launched its Smartvue S9i cloud video surveillance server, powered by Intel NUC and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure.
Congratulations to Smartvue Corporation who won the 2013 Security Products’ Government Security award for cloud computing. The awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories.
MedCityNews reported last week that Medi-Copy Services [Elliott Holt] became a partner with BOX.
Congrats to Andy Bailey [Petra Coach], who was a Williamson County Impact Award winner.
Andy Bailey’s regular column in The Tennessean appeared in today’s paper. Andy wrote about improving your focus so that you can get more done in less time.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology] bi-weekly column appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. This week James discussed changes to Microsoft’s Small Business Server.
The Nashville Business Journal reported Wednesday that Concept Technology plans to join Germantown’s fair share of techies. Concept Technology will occupy 8,700 square feet inside the renamed BowTruss Building. The article mentions CentreSource and Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] who lease space at 1312 5th Ave. North in Germantown. EO Nashville members Julie and Charles May [bytes of knowledge] were also noted. The company will be relocating to 1212 6th Ave. North in the next five weeks from its current location at 3310 West End Ave.
Bell and Associates Construction [Darek Bell] was mentioned by World Interior Design Network for being one of the three construction companies that completed the construction of the Music City Center.
Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] was also featured on CBS today and was interviewed on the boom in craft spirits.
Here’s the EO Nashville wrap-up for this week and last.
James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. In his column, James discussed how Internet users can protect their privacy online.
Congratulations to the following EO Nashville companies who were honored with Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work awards:
In his most recent Tennessean column, Andy Bailey [Petra] discussed how inspiration is a catalyst for growth. Read his story here.
Andy Bailey’s bi-weekly column on SmallBizDaily.com detailed the importance of understanding your team members’ strengths to grow your business.
In his recent column in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed how it has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors.
John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] was quoted in Campaigns and Elections. Read what he had to say here.
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.
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’s time for this week’s roundup. Here’s what EO Nashville members have been up to this week.
According to a story in the Nashville Post on February 2, Allen Printing [Steve Curnutte] recently bought Nashville Bindery Co., a venerable player in Nashville’s printing sector.
Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management & S3 Consulting] will be presenting at the Nashville Business Journal’s Crash Course on Advancing Through Leadership on March 20, 2013. Learn more here.
Music City Tents & Events [JT Terrell] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal story about new event venues recently popping up in Nashville. JT Terrell was quoted saying he anticipates the events market to grow by as much as 50 percent in part because of developments including Music City Center, the new Omni hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame expansion.
Nashville tech firms Metova [Kevin Ross], Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields], CentreSource [Nicholas Holland] and Emma [Clinton Smith] appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. Click here to see how the firms are finding ways to fill tech jobs.
Once again, EO Nashville members had a solid showing on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This year, 20 EO Nashville member companies were included on the list. That represents 40% of Middle Tennessee companies on the list, and 23% of all Tennessee-based companies on the list. Not bad, when you consider that EO companies represent just 0.7% of the 15,000 businesses in Nashville.
EO Nashville members who made the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list are:
- #416, Bill Kimberlin, Medicare.com
- #485, John Kepley, Teknetex
- #797, Peter Hermann, Belmont Software Services
- #1003, Adam James, Wyndham Group
- #1133, Martin Reed, RANDA Solutions
- #1165, Michael Hodges, Advance Financial
- #1498, Brian Prentice, Ingenuity Associates
- #1614, Kevin Ross, Metova
- #1665, Elliot Holt, Medi-Copy Services
- #2577, Ben Mankin, Mankin Media Systems
- #2884, James Fields, Concept Technology
- #3281, Nicholas Holland CentreSource
- #3679, Tom Turner, DSi
- #3706, Max Sadler and Sonny Clark, Advanced Network Solutions
- #3924, Justin Crosslin, Crosslin & Associates
- #4160, Jerry Bostelman, Vaco
- #4445, Darren Metz, NovaCopy
- #4718, Steve Curnutte Allen Printing
- #4956, Jeremy Werthan, Werthan
- #5000, Hannah Paramore, Paramore | The Digital Agency
These 20 companies employee 1,326 individuals; grew at an average rate of 199% from 2008 to 2011; and have combined 2011 revenues of $287 million. Furthermore, of the three Tennessee companies that made the Inc. 500, two were EO member companies: Medicare.com and Teknetex.
According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2008 to 2011. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2008 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2011.
The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000.
Here’s the weekly roundup:
In last Sunday’s Tennessean Business Q&A, reporter Bill Lewis interviewed James Fields [Concept Technology, Inc.] on his company’s growth, philosophy and upcoming technology trends.
On Tuesday, Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was featured in a Tennessean health care story about what local tech companies are doing to help cut health costs. The article talked about how Medalogix and Brentwood-based NaviHealth are among companies helping hospitals and other providers take care of patients at the right time with the right care in the right setting.
EO member company DSi [Tom Turner] was included in a Nashville Business Journal article on health care litigation and federal fraud inquires. Tom’s employees Jeff Stoneking and Austin Maddox were interviewed for the story.
And finally, the Nashville Business Journal announced its list of the 25 Fastest Growing Private Companies of the region. EO Nashville member company Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] made the cut. You can see the whole list here.
Here’s a roundup of the most recent EO Nashville sightings in the news.
On June 22, the Nashville Post covered DSi’s [Tom Turner] move into Charlotte, North Carolina. DSi also has outposts in Knoxville and Cincinnati.
On the 4th of July, Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss health care, and more specifically changes that individuals can expect in their insurance plans after the Affordable Care Act. You can watch the video here.
John Rowley [Fletcher|Rowley] made two TV appearances on July 6, appearing on Fox News Channel’s Studio B and MSNBC’s The Ed Show.
Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] was featured in a Nashville Medical News article entitled “Designed for Healing” about creating healing environments in health care.
On July 6, the Nashville Business Journal printed its list of the top 25 local technology firms. EO member companies to make the list include:
Download the full list here: NBJ top tech firms.
Fast Company ran an article about Nashville’s quest to fill its open technology positions. The article included a quote by Nicholas Holland about ways that tech companies can attract more talent.
On July 12, the Nashville Post covered Michael Brody-Waite and InQuicker‘s growth. The health care tech company is now working with 135 hospitals around the country.
In other exciting news, Jolene Dressel [Trojan Labor] started a new company, Trojan Environmental. Trojan Environmental is an asbestos abatement staffing company. Jolene has put over 70 employees through a 32-hour asbestos abatement course to get this business off the ground. She is currently supplying several customers with temporary asbestos abatement workers in jobs located in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune magazine announced today its winners of the 2012 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in America. We’ve happy to report that three EO Nashville member companies made the cut:
The complete list included six Nashville-based organizations.