EO Nashville Members in the News: Nashville Post Tech 25, Andy Bailey, Charles Robert Bone, Phyllis Shelton, John Kepley, David Waddell, James Fields, Dan Hogan and Sam Sanchez

It’s time for another weekly roundup. This week’s entry is extra long as it covers the past two weeks. Lots going on for members of EO Nashville.

The Nashville Post recently named the 2012 Tech 25. The list is comprised of the Nashville area’s most distinctive and fascinating IT entities that will continue to help drive Nashville’s fast-changing tech scene. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for making the 2012 Tech 25:

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] bi-weekly column appeared in last Sunday’s Tennessean. His column discussed the importance of making business personal.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal November 16. Charles Robert was one of four entrepreneur leaders speaking about the message of persistence and perseverance at panel discussion.

Catalyst member company Rhoades Car International was recently featured in The Tennessean. Rhoades Car, owned by Bill Pomakoy and wife, Phyllis Shelton, manufactures 10 residential pedal push models and eight industrial models from their Hendersonville warehouse, each with a sticker reading ‘Proudly Made in the USA’. Rhoades Car International was also featured in Daily Helmsman earlier in the month.

John Kepley [Teknetex] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 on November 23.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News on November 27th. The column can be read here. David Waddell was also quoted in a feature report in Barron’s on November 10. The special report on retirement focused on managed payout funds.

In his most recent weekly column for the Tennessean, James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.] raised the question, “Do Macs make sense for your business?” In his column James lists five hurdles companies may face when switching from Windows to Macs.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in News-Line yesterday in a story that discussed Medalogix’ Predictive Modeling Software. The software helped a home health company decrease 30-Day readmissions by a 35.9% average rate from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter three of 2012. Medalogix was also featured in News-Line for Nurses and Home Health Care Today.

Sam’s Sports Grill [Sam Sanchez] was recently featured in the Gluten-Free Cat for its new gluten-free menu. You can read the full story here.


EO Nashville Members in the News: NEXT Awards, Hannah Paramore, Steve Curnutte and James Fields

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members and member companies who recently won NEXT Awards:

Company Awards:

Individual Awards:

In the news, Hannah Paramore’s [Paramore | the digital agency] column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal. Hannah discussed how our social media translates overseas.

Shannon Heffington, CFO of Allen Printing [EO Nashville member Steve Curnutte’s printing company] appeared in the Nashville Business Journal’s Executive Profile section last Friday.

Shannon Heffington

Shannon Heffington in the Nashville Business Journal

James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] weekly column was featured in Sunday’s Tennessean. In this week’s column, James discussed three common IT mistakes you’re bound to come across that you should consider before it’s too late.

The Tennessean

James Fields’ column in the Tennessean

EO Nashville Members in the News: Benjamin Goldberg, Hannah Paramore, Greg Greenwell, Andy Bailey, James Fields and Dan Hogan

Here’s a look at the EO Nashville members in the news this week.

Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal last Friday. Benjamin and his brother Max were approached by Centerplate, food vendor for LP Field, to join in the effort to capture the city’s personality by making a variety of sandwiches using local ingredients for Titans fans.

Congratulations to the Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs finalists: Dan Hogan of Medalogix, Hannah Paramore with Paramore | the digital agency and Greg Greenwell of Totalprint.

Most Admired CEOs

Congratulations to all of the finalists of the Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs

In his bi-weekly column in the Tennessean this Sunday, Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] wrote that our brick walls, or challenges, are actually our greatest opportunities. His column provided steps for how to achieve that opportunity, by breaking down the wall.


Andy Bailey’s bi-weekly column in the Tennessean

The Nashville Business Journal featured an article about local tech firms spending thousands of dollars on creative employee perks to help recruit and retain employees. Concept Technology [James Fields] is one of the firms “perking up” to keep talent.

Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column appeared in November’s Health Management Technology. In his article, Dan discussed the major shift that the Affordable Care Act has made in patient care in America.

Health Management Technology

Dan Hogan’s column in Health Management Technology’s November issue

Peer to peer: Catalyst program helps area entrepreneurs thrive

This article originally appeared in the Nashville Ledger on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

When building a business from scratch, no one will ever love and care for that business that way you do.

But while you are nurturing growth, you can also become an island, working as CEO, head of sales and director of marketing — all at the same time. And growth can stall if you don’t have the right people helping you.

“I am so busy planning events for other people I can’t finish anything for myself,” says Angela Proffitt, a local wedding and event planner in her 10th year of business. She has a few unfinished projects she would like to complete, and there have even been opportunities she has had to pass on due to her current workload.

Other business owners are going through the same thing as Proffitt, and a local program she recently joined aims to bring her together with other business owners for support and guidance.

Last year the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center announced the launch of Catalyst, a mentorship program geared toward helping local entrepreneurs grow their companies past $1 million in annual sales.

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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.

Hosted File Sharing

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.

Biosupply Trends