It has been an award heavy week for EO Nashville members (not that we’re complaining)!
On Wednesday, Inc. magazine announced its newest list of America’s 500 fastest-growing private companies. Of the three Nashville companies that made the list, two were members of EO Nashville: Teknetex [John Kepley] and Medicare.com [Bill Kimberlin].
Also this week, the Nashville Chamber announced its finalists for the company and individual NEXT awards. EO Nashville members and member companies that were honored included:
Ben Goldberg’s The Catbird Seat also landed on Bon Appetit’s Hot 10 List of America’s Best New Restaurants this week. The Catbird Seat ranked fifth on the powerhouse list.
And lastly, Inquicker received national press attention, appearing in an Entrepreneur magazine piece on the “7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings.” In the article, Michael Brody-Waite talks about how his company did away with unproductive meetings.
bytes of Knowledge [Charles May]: Over the last quarter, Charles and Julie May’s technology company bytes of Knowledge has been featured in a Nashville Post Q&A and a Business Journal Case Study, which focused on their one-stop tech shop status.
Stratasan [Jason Moore]: Stratasan’s national recognition at the 2012 Health Datapalooza was featured on the Nashville Post blog.
Medi-Copy Services [Elliott Holt] : Medi-Copy Services as recently named one of the Business Journal’s 2012 HealthCare Heros. Check out the whole list here.
Metova [Kevin Ross]: Metova landed the cover of the June edition of the Nashville Post magazine and secured a place in the publication’s Fast 15 list.
The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg]: It seems you can’t turn around without seeing a mention of Ben and Max Goldberg’s newest successful restaurant. Most recently, The Catbird Seat turned up in a New York Times article on Nashville’s budding food scene.
Check out the linked text to read all these great clips and mentions.
Congratulations to four of our Nashville EO members for being front and center in the media recently.
Dan Hogan, CEO of Medalogix, has written an op ed for the Tennessean about how the Affordable Care Act will have a positive affect on entrepreneurial activity.
MooTV was named by Pollstar the Video Company of the Year, the industry’s highest honor, for the second year in a row. MooTV owner Scott Scovill said his LA-based company CenterStaging was voted Top Dog rehearsal facility of the year for the second year in a row.
Steve Curnutte and his company Tortola Partners was recently featured in an Inc. magazine article about his role in the turnaround story of Allen Printing. The story was used as a case study in fast growth in a slow economy.
And last, but not least, Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger, the chefs at Ben and Max Goldberg’s newest establishment The Catbird Seat were named Best New Chefs by Food & Wine magazine. Read the article here.
Congratulations to all from EO Nashville.
Josh Habiger and Erik Anderson, the the fantastic chefs at EO Nashville member Ben Goldberg’s new restaurant, The Catbird Seat, have been nominated by Food & Wine magazine for The People’s Best New Chef award.
Please take this opportunity to vote for Josh and Erik. A Nashville newcomer restaurant like Catbird has several disadvantages in a survey like this one, but it would be great for the whole food scene in Nashville for these guys to get a little recognition. Thanks!
Here’s a recap of recent EO Nashville members who’ve been seen in the news.
The Goldbergs’ newest eatery, The Catbird Seat, was named one of 10 finalists for Best New Restaurant in America by the James Beard Foundation. Also, GQ magazine placed The Catbird Seat at No. 5 on a list of Top 10 New Restaurants.
Two EO Nashville members were featured in the Feb. 12th edition of the Tennessean:
- Andy Bailey [Rock Habits] talks about organizing a trip to Cuba for his EO forum in a story about Nashvillians’ reactions to an easing of travel restrictions to the communist island.
- Susan Marlow [Smart Data Strategies] is featured in a story about how innovation and a global search for talent have been key to her business rebounding from the recession.
Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was also featured in the Feb. 10th edition of the Nashville Business Journal in an article that explores Dan’s newest health care tech venture.
Jolene Dressel [Trojan Labor] was included in the Tennessean’s Feb. 5 edition, in a story about her company and Nashville’s construction industry.
Finally, the Nashville Business Journal announced today finalists for its 2012 Best in Business Awards. Finalists include EO Nashville member companies:
Last week, EO Nashville member Bert Lyles received some very exciting news — his company, Showhomes Franchise Corporation, ranked well in three categories of the recent Entrepreneur magazine Franchise 500 rankings: #256 in the overall Franchise 500 list, #100 in the category of Fastest-Growing Franchises and 45th for the second year in a row in the Low-Cost Franchises category. Read the full release here.
Venture Nashville Connections broke the news of JJ Rosen’s company Atiba acquiring Cabedge.com to add a design team to the tech company’s services.
And last (but certainly not least), Benjamin Goldberg’s newest venture, The Catbird Seat, received a shout out in the most recent issue of Bon Appetit. In the article, the author compares dining at The Catbird Seat to an experience “you’d expect to find in New York or even Copenhagen.”
EO Nashville members gracing the news over the last couple weeks include Benjamin Goldberg and his brother Max, whose bar The Patterson House made Food & Wine’s list of the 50 Best Bars in America. View the complete list here. The Goldbergs’ newest eatery, The Catbird Seat, was also featured in a SouthComm recap of the local 2011 food scene. Read the feature here.
JJ Rosen and his venture Atiba Software received coverage in Nashville Venture Connections (NVC) about the newly formed SKL Digital LLC. Read the article here. Michael Burcham and Startup Tennessee also made NVC — the article discusses Burcham’s ambitious goals with the Startup initiative.
This week’s Nashville Business Journal included stories with three EO Nashville members.
- Gabriel Smith (Legacy Learning Systems) was subject of this week’s “Executive Profile.”
- Scott Snoyer (Fastsigns) was featured in the “Case Study” section on the “10 Minutes to Better Business” page.
- Entrepreneur Center CEO Michael Burcham was included in an article about the EC’s move to the Trolley Barn. The article also included a quote from Jason Moore (Stratasan), owner of the first company to join the EC. This week, Stratasan was also included in an article in The City Paper about “Public entrepreneurship.” The EC will also act as the Northern Middle Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator under Governor Haslam’s recent economic development strategy.
(Click on the images below to read the articles.)
Also, Ben Goldberg sat down with The City Paper Editor Steve Cavendish for a Q&A about the newly opened Catbird Seat restaurant. The article published in this week’s edition of the publication, and is 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.
Last week, the Nashville Scene posted its “Innovation Issue,” which featured 10 forward-thinking ideas that are pushing Nashville — and the world — into the future.
Idea #2 happened to be EO Nashville member Ben Goldberg and his brother’s new restaurant, The Catbird Seat.
The article cited the new restaurant’s concept that demolishes the barrier between chefs and customers as the reason it made the list.
The Catbird Seat is small — just 30 seats around a U-shaped bar in a little dining room atop the Goldbergs’ chic cocktail bungalow, Patterson House. Two co-chefs will work inside the improbably small space in the center of the U, cooking on a tiny kitchen island and serving dishes directly to the diners seated around them.
You can read the full article here.