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 another weekly recap. Take a look at what your fellow EO members are up to.
A Q&A with Marty Reed [Randa Solutions] appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. Read the article here.
Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members:
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.
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.
1 in 4 Nashville Area Companies to Make the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 List are EO Nashville Members
Of the current 88 EO Nashville members, 15% have been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
EO Nashville member companies also make up 25% of Nashville-based companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 12% of Tennessee-based companies on the list.
Member companies who made the Inc. 500|5000 list are:
- Advanced Network Solutions (#3232), Sonny Clark, Founder and President
- Concept Technology, Inc. (#2516), James Fields, Founder and President
- Crosslin & Associates (#3763), Justin Crosslin, Principal
- Document Solutions, Inc. (#1662), Tom Turner, Co-Founder and President
- Emma (#1610), Clint Smith, Co-Founder and CEO
- Fastsigns (#2055), Scott Snoyer, Owner
- LetterLogic (#2682), Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, Founder and CEO
- Metova (#492), Kevin Ross, President and Founder
- Midsouth Consulting Group (#3923), Jason Carpenter, CEO
- OptiMech (#3911), Tim Page, Executive Vice President
- Paramore-Redd Online Marketing (#2974), Hannah Paramore, President
- Randa Solutions (#388), Marty Reed, President and CEO
- Vaco Resources, LLC (#3895), Jerry Bostelman, Founder
According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2007 to 2010. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2007 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2010.
The full list can be accessed here.
Join me in congratulating the following EO Nashville members in being named one of the Nashville Business Journal’s “2011 Best Places to Work“
EO Sponsors Redpepper, KraftCPAs PLLC and Pinnacle Financial Partners were also awardees.
Employees of nominated companies were asked to complete a survey, which ranked sentiments about team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits.