EO Nashville Members in the News: Andy Bailey, John Kepley, Darek Bell & Clay Blevins

It’s time for our weekly roundup of EO Nashville members who’ve been featured in the media.

  • In his weekly column for the Tennessean, EO Nashville President Andy Bailey [Petra] discusses the importance of establishing a business plan before “going to battle.” He advises, it’s important to spend time on the plan, revise it and do it well.
  • On Tuesday, John Kepley [Teknetex] was interviewed for a WPLN story about the recent Nashville Tech Council report about the decrease in available Middle Tenn. technology jobs. John is a member of the Tech Council’s board of directors.
  • Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] recently wrote an article for Whisky magazine on alternative grains for whiskey production. You can download a PDF of Darek’s article here.
  • In today’s Nashville Business Journal, Clay Blevins [Comfort Supply] was featured in the weekly Executive Profile. The Q&A talked about Comfort Supply’s expansion and office environment (among other less business related topics!). Click on the image below to learn more.

072712 NBJ "Executive Profile- Clay Blevins"



EO Nashville Members in the News: Bytes of Knowledge, David Waddell, Michael Brody-Waite, DSi, Dr. Brian Biesman

Here’s our weekly recap of EO Nashville members who’ve recently received press attention:

At the beginning of July, Julie May from EO Nashville member company Bytes of Knowledge was quoted as an expert for a Nashville Post article about employees using company devices for personal business.

On Saturday, July 6, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates Inc.] was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the economy and jobs report, entitled “Stocks Take a Hit on Jobs Clunker.”

In the July 13 edition of the Nashville Business Journal, Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] was featured in a Case Study that highlighted InQuicker’s growth model.

InQuicker Case Study

In the same NBJ issue, Austin Maddox and Jeff Stoneking from EO Nashville member company DSi where quoted in a story about federal fraud and health care in Middle Tennessee.

In other recent awards and accolades news, EO Nashville member Dr. Brian Biesman [Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery] was recently named one of the “Best Doctors in America” for 2012, an award that he has received every year since 2005.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Tom Turner, Ben Hanback, John Rowley, Rebecca Donner, Top Technology Firms, Nicholas Holland, Michael Brody-Waite & Jolene Dressel

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.