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.

Tennessean column

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.

Snoyer clipping

Catalyst Program Presented By EO Nashville and the Entrepreneur Center Embarks on Second Class

Majority of first year Catalyst participants see increased revenue, business growth

Building off a highly successful inaugural year, the Nashville EO and the Nashville EC announced today the kickoff of their second Catalyst program, geared towards helping local entrepreneurs grow their companies past the key benchmark of $1 million in annual sales.

To qualify you must be the founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a local company grossing between $250,000 and $999,999 in annual revenue. The program will again cost $2,500, which includes participation in the 12 biweekly classes and up to one year of experience sharing and mentorship for a total of 18 months.

This year’s class will include 25 members, up from 20 last year.

“We’re increasing the class size this year to meet growing interest in the program. Our initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we wanted to give more businesses the opportunity to be involved,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville chapter president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “We recently surveyed our current Catalyst members and asked them if their participation in Catalyst was worth the investment, and if they would recommend the program to others. One hundred percent of the survey takers, which represented 80 percent of the class, said that the program was worth their investment and they’d recommend it. More importantly, a majority of Catalyst participants have seen increased revenues since starting Catalyst.”

One such success story is Bethany Newman, co-owner and president of ST8MNT, Inc., a brand design studio offering print, Web and interactive services. Since starting Catalyst, Newman’s monthly average revenue has increased 54 percent. She has also hired two new full-time employees.

“Catalyst has helped me clarify my business model, streamline my operations and hire great team members,” Newman said. “It offers such a learning and sharing environment. You gain so much knowledge from the leaders, teachers and your peers.

EC President and CEO Michael Burcham will again lead the 12 biweekly classes that kick off the program. EO members will also be invited to attend and participate.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: bytes of Knowledge, Stratasan, Medi-Copy Services, Metova and The Catbird Seat

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.

EO Nashville Members in the News: InQuicker; Top Influential Nashville Entrepreneurs; Nicholas Holland; Best Places to Work

We’ve seen a great number of EO Nashville members and member companies in the news recently, and wanted to share these sightings.

First off, the Nashville Post covered InQuicker.com [Michael Brody-Waite] and its recent announcement of a new partnership with Team Health.

Nashpreneur.com also recently listed its Top 30 Influential Nashville Entrepreneurs, a collection of local business owners who Nashpreneur believes “are influencing the local community and in some cases, other parts of the world.” The list includes the following EO Nashville members,

Nicholas Holland was also recently profiled in the Nashville Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 series.

And lastly, the Nashville Business Journal hosted its annual Best Places to Work competition, highlighting the honored companies in its May 25 print edition. Click the links below to download the story clips.