EO Nashville Members in the News: Andy Bailey, Ben Hanback, Bob Bernstein, Julie May, Debbie Gordon, J.J. Rosen, Charlie Brock, Darek Bell, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Dan Hogan, Michael Brody-Waite, Patrick Burke, Alex Tolbert, Scott Snoyer, Tim Ozgener, Nicholas Holland, David Waddell, Arnie Malham, Clint Smith, Brian Murphy, Brad Hill, Michael Hodges

Here’s the rundown for the past week (and a bit)!

The “Entrepreneur Briefs” section of the Tennessean featured EO Nashville’s “Second in Command” program.

Andy Bailey [Petra] tackled the difficult problem of “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out) in his most recent column for the Tennessean. He was also the subject of a Q&A with Business Interviews.com

Ben Hanback [Regions Insurance] wrote his column for the Tennessean about healthy competition, based on his experience with IronTribe Fitness.

Deep South magazine featured an article on Nashville’s coffee shops and highlighted Bongo Java and Fido [Bob Bernstein] as two of the best.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] tacked the topic of “cowboy coders” in her most recent Tennessean column. In addition, The Nashville Business Journal featured Julie in a Women of Influence true or false article that asked: Do female executives have different traits than men? Julie also wrote another column for Young Upstarts about tracking your progress in an IT project.

Julie May and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] were each honored as Women of Influence by The Nashville Business Journal.

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J.J. Rosen’s [Atiba] Tennessean column suggested that it might be time to make the switch from a laptop to a tablet.

The Nashville Post wrote an article on a grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that was given to Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock]. The grant will allow the organization to launch a pilot program that will allow universities to help support existing accelerators. The story was also written up in the Tennessean, Memphis Business Journal, Knoxville News Sentinel, Chattanoogan and Chattagnooga Times Free Press. Charlie also focused his Tennessean column on the grant.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was listed in the top 50 Craft Distilleries on Thrillist.com and Derek was quoted in a Fortune Magazine article about the bourbon boom.

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The Nashville Scene wrote a review of Miranda Whitcomb Pontes’ restaurant Josephine, noting that the new venture takes 12South dining up another notch.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] is part of the TEDx Nashville 2014 lineup, which is scheduled for March 22. The Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal reported on the announcement.

Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about preparing for growth in Nashville.

The Tennessean offered a glowing review of Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] grand opening.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] Tennessean column proved that no matter your level of education, picking a health care plan is tricky.

Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] created a Winter Wonderland in the Bridgestone Area Rehearsal Hall for the Nashville Predators two-week Olympics break. The event, which is free and open to the public, was covered by the Tennessean.

The Nashville Scene interviewed Wayne McGregor about the dance he created for Oz Nashville‘s [Tim Ozgener] inaugural performance. Oz was also written up in the February edition of Nashville Lifestyles.

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The Silicon Valley Business Journal featured Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] in an article about the top trending startups at 500 Startups.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] focused his Memphis Daily News column on what the federal reserve can, and cannot, control.

Tech executives from across Nashville, including Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising], Clint Smith [Emma] and Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] will be joining Julie May at a bytes of knowledge-sponsored panel event next week. The Nashville Business Journal has the event information and registration.

The 2014 Best in Business Awards finalists were announced by the Nashville Business Journal this week, and a few of our EO Member companies made the cut! Congratulations to the following finalists:

1-25 Employees:

Vertek Soluntions Inc. [Brian Murphy]

Local Search Masters [Brad Hill]

101-500 Employees:

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

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Everything you need to know about our new Second in Command program

In partnership with Larry Linne, founder and chairman of Intellectual Innovations, this month, EO Nashville will roll out “Second in Command,” a Noise Reduction Program for EO Nashville member second-in-commands (SiCs).

This new resource for growing business leaders is based on The Noise Reduction SystemTM, which Linne first detailed in his book, Make The Noise Go Away. Linne’s ideas and training tools have been implemented in organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

The typical CEO spends less than 20 percent of his or her time engaged in thinking and activities that bring the greatest value to their businesses. This program gets your SiC in a organized and peer-supported program where he or she can maximize job efficiency, allowing CEOs to be much more strategic.

EO Nashville SiC participants will engage in 10 monthly seminars led by Mary Sobon, principal of the executive coaching firm, M2 Consulting. The classes will begin February 12.

Following the seminars, SiC participants will be placed in a peer-to-peer forum group and will continue to meet monthly. The cost for the entire program is $2750 per SiC participant. The inaugural class has been limited to 12 members to ensure maximum support and engagement.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Justin Crosslin, J.J. Rosen, Darek Bell, Julie May, Jeff Turner, Hart Weatherford, Clint Smith, Charlie Brock, Ricky Scott, Scott Snoyer, Andy Bailey, Ben Goldberg, Patrick Burke, David Waddell

Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] gave the Nashville Business Journal a tour of its new office in Green Hills.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] focused his Tennessean column on a new wave of customer service apps that really work.

The Tennessean wrote an article on the selection of Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] as builder for the new Nashville Sounds ballpark.

Darek’s Corsair Distillery was the big name at the 2014 Wizards of Whisky awards, winning American Craft Distiller of the Year as well as a number of other honors. The full award count for the distillery included American Whisky of the Year, American Other Grain of the Year and Gold Medals for Corsair Nashville Bourbon and Corsair Quinoa. The Tennessean penned an article on the big win.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for Young Upstarts about how to prevent your technology project from being poorly managed, She also wrote about the future of virtual technology in her Tennessean column.

Jeff Turner [Turner Machine Co] penned an article on the recruitment and retention of manufacturing employees for IMPO Magazine.

Hart Weatherford has sold his company, Farmington Financial Group, to CapStar Bank, and will transition to Capstar’s mortgage group as executive vice president. The Nashville Post reported on the sale.

The Tennessean featured Clint Smith [Emma] in its Business Section cover story about the benefits of companies offering sabbaticals to its employees.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] provided a preview of the 2014 Southland Conference in the Tennessean.

The Tennessean‘s Builder Spotlight featured an interview with Ricky Scott and Robbie Edwards of The Kingston Group.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote his Tennessean column on the lack of equality in socialized health care.

Pearl Drums commissioned Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] to create a customized NFL wrap for a drum set for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Halftime Show Appearance. The Nashville Business Journal covered the story.

brand-imagingAndy Bailey [Petra] focused his Tennessean column on how good leaders understand the lessons of history. Andy also penned an article for SmallBizDaily on leadership traits.

Southern Living named Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] one of the South’s best new bars for 2014.

The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene covered Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] grand opening.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] wrote his Worldly Investor column for the Memphis Daily News about financially preparing for 2014.