EO Nashville Members in the News: Darren Metz and Andy Bailey

Before heading out for the holidays, take a look at what a couple of your fellow EO Nashville members are up to.

NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was honored as one of America’s top job creators by Inc. Magazine. From 2008 to 2011, NovaCopy grew 28 percent ranking it among the top 10 private business job creators within the state of Tennessee.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] bi-weekly column in The Tennessean was published on Sunday. In this week’s column, Andy discussed the importance of finding the reason behind your New Years resolution.

As mentioned last week, eight new members have joined EO Nashville. The Nashville Post recognized the new members on Monday.


EO Nashville Members in the News: Kevin Ross, Dan Hogan, Miranda Pontes, James Fields, Lisa York and Michael Hodges

Let’s take a look at this week’s EO Nashville members in the news recap.

Last Friday, Kevin Ross [Metova] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” section.

120712 Nashville Business Journal "Forty Under 40:Kevin Ross"

Congratulations to Dan Hogan [Medalogix] who won the Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO” award.

120712 Nashville Business Journal "Most Admired CEO:Dan Hogan"

Burger Up [Miranda Pontes] was featured as Southern Exposure Magazine’s “restaurant spotlight” in the magazine’s Holiday 2012 issue.

Southern Exposure Magazine - Burger Up

James Fields’ [Concept Technology, Inc.] weekly column appear in the Tennessean on Sunday. In this week’s article, James Outside detailed reasons to consider Internet content filtering for your business.

120912 Tennessean "When did Internet content filtering get a bad rap?"

EO Catalyst member Lisa York [Puka Organizing] will be featured on an episode of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Puka Organizing was the professional organizing element of the project, working alongside a licensed therapist, a hazardous waste removal company and several volunteers for the first day. They worked independently with the homeowner for 3 additional days, successfully transforming the home into one that is habitable. The episode will be airing in early 2013.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] has opened a new location at 2500 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville and 201 West Main Street in Hendersonville. Read The Tennessean story here.

Welcome EO Nashville’s Newest Batch of Members

New member companies support a combined 98 employees and $25,980,000 in annual sales

The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) announced the addition of seven new members to its group of Middle Tennessee business owners.

The new members bring a combined $25,980,000 in annual sales and 98 full-time employees to the group’s ranks. Three-fourths of the new member companies are located in Williamson Country, with the remaining fourth calling Davidson County home.

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 113 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

“Entrepreneurs come to our chapter to grow their companies, add jobs and develop their leadership skills through peer-to-peer mentoring with other local business professionals,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “We’re excited to welcome these newest members, and to help them advance their businesses.

The seven new members are:

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Tom Beach

Tom Beach, CEO of City Saver, a marketing company that produces coupon books and smartphone applications that help schools fundraise. Founded in 2004, City Saver’s products have raised over eight million dollars for local schools and charities. Beach is a graduate of Milligan College.

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David Box

David Box, co-founder and principal of Trinisys, a software company that provides a data capture, integration and rapid Web development platform. He is a software developer turned entrepreneur, having founded Trinisys in 2004. Box graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s of computer science.

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William Kirkland

William Kirkland, who founded The Kirkland Company in 2007. The real estate brokerage firm specializes in selling apartment communities; something Kirkland has had personal experience in for 12 years. Kirkland has closed over 125 transactions totaling half a billion in sales since 2005.

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Greg Luken

Greg Luken, CEO of Luken, a financial advisory firm that handles the financial affairs for a select group of successful families. He is a native of Elizabethtown, Ky. and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He worked as vice president of investments with Morgan Keegan, PaineWebber and Aintree Capital before founding Luken Investment Group, a predecessor to his current firm.

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Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy, who founded the technical staffing firm Vertek Solutions, Inc. in 2006. The firm specializes in IT, telecommunications and engineering. Murphy attended State University of New York College at Oswego and Potsdam.

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Adam Sinks

Timothy Adam Sinks, president and co-founder of Full Circle Disposal, LLC, a waste management company that hauls and disposes of construction and demolition waste. A Nashville native, Sinks attended the University of Tennessee. He served in the Army until 2009 before starting Full Circle Disposal in 2010.

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Ricky Scott

Ricky Scott, partner and owner of The Kingston Group, a residential construction, development and investment group. A custom remodeler and builder, Scott founded The Kingston Group in 2007 with business partner Robbie Edwards. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering and engineering science.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Michael Brody-Waite, Andy Bailey, Bryan Merville, George Uribe, Nicholas Holland, John Rowley and David Waddell

It’s time for another weekly roundup of EO Nashville members in the news.

InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] appeared in Bloomberg last week. The article mentioned InQuicker for the concierge service it offers to about 140 hospital emergency departments.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] bi-weekly column appeared in The Tennessean last Thursday. In his article Andy discussed the best way to woo and keep clients—by offering a money-back guarantee upfront. Andy has never had a customer cash-in his or her money-back guarantee. If it were to happen, it would be worth it.

Bryan Merville [Beacon Technologies] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Executive Profile section on Friday.

Bryan Merville's Executive Profile in the Nashville Business Journal

Bryan Merville’s Executive Profile in the Nashville Business Journal

According to the Tennessean, the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently presented its eighth annual Business and Community Awards. George Uribe [Guestbooker] was named Outstanding Professional in Media.

Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] was in Venture Nashville Connections on Monday. Nicholas’ Populr micropublishing startup will soon pursue a $2 million series A capital raise.

On Monday, John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley, Inc.] was quoted in an article by The Tennessean about Nashville’s 2015 mayor’s race.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News on Wednesday. You can read the column “Fiscal Equality vs. Efficiency” here.