EO Nashville Members in the News: Andy Bailey, Ben Hanback, Bob Bernstein, Julie May, Debbie Gordon, J.J. Rosen, Charlie Brock, Darek Bell, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Dan Hogan, Michael Brody-Waite, Patrick Burke, Alex Tolbert, Scott Snoyer, Tim Ozgener, Nicholas Holland, David Waddell, Arnie Malham, Clint Smith, Brian Murphy, Brad Hill, Michael Hodges

Here’s the rundown for the past week (and a bit)!

The “Entrepreneur Briefs” section of the Tennessean featured EO Nashville’s “Second in Command” program.

Andy Bailey [Petra] tackled the difficult problem of “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out) in his most recent column for the Tennessean. He was also the subject of a Q&A with Business Interviews.com

Ben Hanback [Regions Insurance] wrote his column for the Tennessean about healthy competition, based on his experience with IronTribe Fitness.

Deep South magazine featured an article on Nashville’s coffee shops and highlighted Bongo Java and Fido [Bob Bernstein] as two of the best.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] tacked the topic of “cowboy coders” in her most recent Tennessean column. In addition, The Nashville Business Journal featured Julie in a Women of Influence true or false article that asked: Do female executives have different traits than men? Julie also wrote another column for Young Upstarts about tracking your progress in an IT project.

Julie May and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] were each honored as Women of Influence by The Nashville Business Journal.

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J.J. Rosen’s [Atiba] Tennessean column suggested that it might be time to make the switch from a laptop to a tablet.

The Nashville Post wrote an article on a grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that was given to Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock]. The grant will allow the organization to launch a pilot program that will allow universities to help support existing accelerators. The story was also written up in the Tennessean, Memphis Business Journal, Knoxville News Sentinel, Chattanoogan and Chattagnooga Times Free Press. Charlie also focused his Tennessean column on the grant.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was listed in the top 50 Craft Distilleries on Thrillist.com and Derek was quoted in a Fortune Magazine article about the bourbon boom.

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The Nashville Scene wrote a review of Miranda Whitcomb Pontes’ restaurant Josephine, noting that the new venture takes 12South dining up another notch.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] is part of the TEDx Nashville 2014 lineup, which is scheduled for March 22. The Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal reported on the announcement.

Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about preparing for growth in Nashville.

The Tennessean offered a glowing review of Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] grand opening.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] Tennessean column proved that no matter your level of education, picking a health care plan is tricky.

Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] created a Winter Wonderland in the Bridgestone Area Rehearsal Hall for the Nashville Predators two-week Olympics break. The event, which is free and open to the public, was covered by the Tennessean.

The Nashville Scene interviewed Wayne McGregor about the dance he created for Oz Nashville‘s [Tim Ozgener] inaugural performance. Oz was also written up in the February edition of Nashville Lifestyles.

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The Silicon Valley Business Journal featured Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] in an article about the top trending startups at 500 Startups.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] focused his Memphis Daily News column on what the federal reserve can, and cannot, control.

Tech executives from across Nashville, including Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising], Clint Smith [Emma] and Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] will be joining Julie May at a bytes of knowledge-sponsored panel event next week. The Nashville Business Journal has the event information and registration.

The 2014 Best in Business Awards finalists were announced by the Nashville Business Journal this week, and a few of our EO Member companies made the cut! Congratulations to the following finalists:

1-25 Employees:

Vertek Soluntions Inc. [Brian Murphy]

Local Search Masters [Brad Hill]

101-500 Employees:

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

EO Nashville Members in the News: Justin Crosslin, J.J. Rosen, Darek Bell, Julie May, Jeff Turner, Hart Weatherford, Clint Smith, Charlie Brock, Ricky Scott, Scott Snoyer, Andy Bailey, Ben Goldberg, Patrick Burke, David Waddell

Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] gave the Nashville Business Journal a tour of its new office in Green Hills.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] focused his Tennessean column on a new wave of customer service apps that really work.

The Tennessean wrote an article on the selection of Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] as builder for the new Nashville Sounds ballpark.

Darek’s Corsair Distillery was the big name at the 2014 Wizards of Whisky awards, winning American Craft Distiller of the Year as well as a number of other honors. The full award count for the distillery included American Whisky of the Year, American Other Grain of the Year and Gold Medals for Corsair Nashville Bourbon and Corsair Quinoa. The Tennessean penned an article on the big win.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for Young Upstarts about how to prevent your technology project from being poorly managed, She also wrote about the future of virtual technology in her Tennessean column.

Jeff Turner [Turner Machine Co] penned an article on the recruitment and retention of manufacturing employees for IMPO Magazine.

Hart Weatherford has sold his company, Farmington Financial Group, to CapStar Bank, and will transition to Capstar’s mortgage group as executive vice president. The Nashville Post reported on the sale.

The Tennessean featured Clint Smith [Emma] in its Business Section cover story about the benefits of companies offering sabbaticals to its employees.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] provided a preview of the 2014 Southland Conference in the Tennessean.

The Tennessean‘s Builder Spotlight featured an interview with Ricky Scott and Robbie Edwards of The Kingston Group.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote his Tennessean column on the lack of equality in socialized health care.

Pearl Drums commissioned Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] to create a customized NFL wrap for a drum set for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Halftime Show Appearance. The Nashville Business Journal covered the story.

brand-imagingAndy Bailey [Petra] focused his Tennessean column on how good leaders understand the lessons of history. Andy also penned an article for SmallBizDaily on leadership traits.

Southern Living named Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] one of the South’s best new bars for 2014.

The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene covered Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] grand opening.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] wrote his Worldly Investor column for the Memphis Daily News about financially preparing for 2014.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Darek Bell, Jeff Turner, J.J. Rosen, Andy Bailey, Arnie Malham, Alex Tolbert, Ashlyn Hines, Debbie Gordon, Justin Crosslin, Scott Snoyer, Julie May and Tim Ozgener

EsquireTV focused a segment of their show Alternate Route on Corsair Artisan [Darek Bell] called “Renegade Whiskeys at Corsair.”corsair-esquire

Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] offered four tips to AGBeat on how to survive as a seasonal business.

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J.J. Rosen [Atiba] penned his Tennessean column on the most common flubs made by start-up companies.

Andy Bailey [Petra] focused on three reasons why you should stop micromanaging your business in his Sunday Tennessean column.

Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising] was quoted in a CNN Money/Fortune Magazine article about business trends for 2014. cj-ad

In his Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] provided information on the Medicare Shared Savings program and how it effects seniors.

Bristol Development [Ashlyn Hines] was written up in the Nashville Business Journal for their new 236-unit apartment project in Louisville.

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] was prominently featured in the Nashville Post’s Entrepreneurs Issue with contributions to an article titled “Don’t Fear the F-Word,” which focused on the benefits of failure in a business venture.

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Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal’s Corporate Giving Awards for their employee volunteer hours with organizations like The United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] was recognized by the Nashville Next Awards as top growth company in the products and services category.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for the Tennessean about technology lingo, defining technical words like “Spaghetti,” “Cookie” and “Java.”

The Nashville Scene penned a profile on Oz, Tim Ozgener’s new art center in North Nashville, calling it “the space that could galvanize the local arts scene.”

EO Members in the news: Julie May, Charles May, John Kepley, Mark Deutschmann, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Clay Blevins, Greg Greenwell, David Waddell, J.J. Rosen, Tom Turner, Will Newman, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Nancy Leach, John Aron, Charles Bone, Carl Haley, Clint Smith, Scott Snoyer, Joe Freedman, JT Terrell, Evan Austill, Bryan Ansley, Dan Hogan

Last week was an eventful one for EO Nashville, with award nominations and extensive media coverage for many of our members. Take a look at what your fellow entrepreneurs were up to:

EO Nashville’s Moveable Feast was featured on the Nashville Lifestyles event page, check out photos from the event here.

Julie and Charles May [bytes of knowledge] gave a tour of the new b:ok headquarters to the Nashville Business Journal.  Julie was also quoted in a Tennessean article about the difficulty of finding venture funding in Nashville.

John Kepley [Teknetex] and Julie May shared their insights on starting a business at the Entrepreneur Exchange panel discussion, hosted by the Nashville Business Journal. John was also featured in the Journal’s last Call Section, offering his Pandora playlist to readers.

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The Tennessean published an article about Core Development’s [Mark Deutschmann] plans for a mixed-use redevelopment project in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] penned an article for Business News Daily about the five health benefit tips for startups, and wrote his column for the Tennessean on why employers will shift to individual health coverage. Alex was also quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about health insurance exchanges.

Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] was named Whisky Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” for the second year in a row, adding to its list of awards in 2013. The Nashville Scene wrote an article on the company’s accomplishments.

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Distribution Center Magazine mentioned Comfort Supply’s [Clay Blevins] achievement as an Inc. fastest-growing private company on the cover of its October issue.

Greg Greenwell [TotalPrint] offered advice on how to successfully buy a business in this week’s edition of The Nashville Business Journal.

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In his monthly column for the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] gave his opinion on media coverage of the rising debt ceiling.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] penned an article for The Tennessean that focused on maintaining the reputation of a business.

Tom Turner [DSi] wrote a morale column for the Nashville Business Journal titled “Three ways to keep your employees happy.”

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The Nashville Business Journal quizzed Will Newman [Edley’s Bar-B-Que] about his favorite places to eat and things to do in their Last Call section.
edleys 10.18 nbjAndy Bailey’s [Petra] weekly column in The Tennessean gave advice on how to be a good leader.

In awards news, the Nashville Business Journal announced the nominees for “Most Admired CEO”. Congratulations to the following EO Members:

Private Companies with 10-25 Employees
Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker]
Nancy Leach [Facility Planners]
Julie May [bytes of knowledge]

Private Companies with 26-100 Employees
John Aron [The Pasta Shoppe]
Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton]
Carl Haley [Grand Avenue]

Private Companies with 101-500 Employees
Clint Smith [Emma Inc.]

The NEXT award nominees were also announced this week, and EO Nashville was well represented:

Products and Services
Scott Snoyer [Brand Imaging Group]
Joe Freedman, JT Terrell [Music City Tents]

Health Care
Evan Austill [Patient Focus]

Entrepreneur of the Year
Bryan Ansley [FNB Merchants]
Darek Bell [Corsair Artisan]
Dan Hogan [Medalogix]

2013 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 19 EO Nashville member companies

Fifteen percent of the 131 members comprising the Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) have been named to the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, the magazine announced today.

EO Nashville member companies also make up 42 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 22 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

“We consistently see a high number of EO Nashville member companies on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list. In 2011, 13 member companies made the list and last year 19 member companies were included,” said Joe Freedman, president of EO Nashville and president of Music City Tents & Events. “This year, with 19 members honored, is our best showing yet, which demonstrates that EO companies are invested in growing their economic footprint in Nashville and beyond.

EO is a global network that connects business owners to improve and enhance their lives and businesses through learning and sharing experiences. The Nashville EO chapter has 131 members and is one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder and controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

EO Nashville members who made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

 

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These 19 companies employ 1,569 individuals; grew at an average rate of 279 percent from 2009 to 2012; and have combined 2012 revenues of $362.7 million.

According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2009 to 2012. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2009 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2012.

The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Miranda Pontes, John Rowley, James Fields, Mark Deutschmann, Brian Biesman, Glenn McConnell and Dan Hogan

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.

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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.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Jason Moore, Steve Curnette, Tim Ozgener, Andy Bailey, Ben Hanback, Dan Hogan & Scott Snoyer

Building off last week’s Nashville Post recognition, Jason Moore [Stratasan] shared several more news clippings:

  • State data disparity, Healthcare IT News (clip)
  • Stratasan places in Top 3 at 2012 Health Datapalooza, MarketWatch.com (clip)
  • Summit aims at addressing county’s health issues, TheCabin.net (clip)
  • How to win waiting game at your doctor’s office, Forbes.com (clip)
  • The high cost of waiting, Baltimore Sun (clip)

Steve Curnette’s printing company, Allen Printing Company, Inc., made the 2012 Top 100 Printers List, which is compiled by Quick Printing. Allen is the only company on the list from Tennessee and is also the oldest company to make the list.

Tim Ozgener [OZ Nashville] was highlighted in Venture Nashville about his efforts to make the former CAO headquarters and humidor into a destination showplace for special events, including on-loan works of art. Read the clip here.

EO Nashville President Andy Bailey [Petra] was interviewed by the Nashville Business Journal’s Brian Reisinger about how one can achieve entrepreneurial success. The article ran in NBJ’s 6/22 edition.

Andy also ran a column in the Tennessean on entrepreneurship and managing a small business.

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EO Nashville members also received media attention after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act Thursday morning.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] was featured on Fox Business News Thursday afternoon on “Money” with Melissa Francis. The show talked about how the health care ruling would impact companies and individuals. You can watch the video here.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] spoke about how the ruling would impact his health care technology company on the Nashville Post (read story here) and Nashville Medical News (read story here).

And lastly, Scott Snoyer [Brand Imaging Group] was included in today’s Nashville Business Journal print edition. Check out the clip below.

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