EO Nashville Members in the News: Andy Bailey, Bob Bernstein, John Rowley, Charlie Brock, Mark Deutschmann, Ben Goldberg, Ashlyn Hines, James Fields, David Waddell, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Barry Smith, Bert Lyles, Julie May, Allen Baler, Patrick Burke, Michael Brody-Waite, Jerry Baker, John Rosen, Brian Murphy, Michael Hodges, Ricky Scott, Elliott Holt, Michael Rustici, James Fields, Steve Curnutte, Ben Mankin, Joe Freedman, JT Terrell, Glenn McConnell, Tom Turner, Darren Metz, Joe Freedman, Jerry Bostelman

Andy Bailey [Petra] wrote an article in Business Insider on why a letter is the most effective form of communication. Also, Bailey wrote an article in the Tennessean about what numbers businesses should prioritize.

The Jackson Sun credited Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] as the provider of roasted coffee for Alba, Jackson’s newest coffee shop. A Yahoo! Music article mentioned an American Idol producer’s visit to Nashville’s favorite coffee house, Bongo Java. Nashville Business Journal’s article on the Melrose entertainment district reported on Bernstein’s yet-to-open coffee shop and diner venture.

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 4.12.46 PMTravel and Leisure mentioned Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] in its T + L Guide to Nashville, citing the restaurant as one of the places you should eat and drink while in town. The guide follows an article about Nashville’s transition back into the spotlight.

John Rowley [Fletcher|Rowley] was on the O’Reilly Factor’s segment on tension between Hillary and Obama.

Charlie Brock [Launch TN] wrote an article in the Tennessean and the Knoxville News Sentinel on what happens after demo days for graduating entrepreneurs. Brock’s article about the rise of auto manufacturing startups was published in the Tennessean and the OakRidger. The American Genuis quoted Brock in an article about how to stand out to investors.

Nashville Business Journal quoted Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] in an article on Core Development Service’s new project in the Wedgewood-Houston area. The Tennessean had an article on the popularity of cottage communities, quoting Barbara Browning, a broker with Village Real Estate.

The Tennessean’s article on Strategic Hospitality’s involvement with Printers Alley hotel quoted Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]. Nashville Business Journal featured an article on a new restaurant in Midtown, praising Ben Goldberg for introducing seated bar concepts like Catbird Seat and Pinewood Social. Southern Living named Strategic Hospitality’s Catbird Seat and Pinewood Social in the Top 100 Restaurants in the South. The Tennessean reported that Strategic Hospitality’s Pinewood Social chef Josh Habiger will be participating in Music City Food and Wine Festival.

The Tennessean quoted Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development Group] in their article on the popularity of cottage communities in Nashville.

James Fields [Concept Technology] wrote an article in the Tennessean on the top five gadgets for back-to-school shopping.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] wrote an article in the Memphis Daily News about the forecast for the aging bull market.

Nashville Scene announced that Josephine’s [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] Andrew Little will be one of the local chefs in the Music City Food and Wine Fest. Nashville Scene also announced Josephine’s addition of pastry chef Kayla May.

Nashville Business Journal mentioned Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] in an article about Nashville’s boom-and-bust cycle. Tennessean mentions Eakin Partners’ new buildings coming to the Gulch in an article about the Pinnacle building. Nashville Post reported on Eakin Partners’ project in the Gulch.

Showhomes [Bert Lyles] was featured on Fox Business’s segment on luxury homes. Sun News mentioned Showhomes in an article about the importance of home staging.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote an article in the Tennessean about the journey of software innovation.

Allen Baler [Reboot Marketing/4 Patriots] was quoted in a Digital Journal article about disaster preparedness.

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 4.11.49 PMThe Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies included 16 EO Nashville companies. These 16 companies grew at an average rate of 247 percent from 2010 to 2013 and have combined 2013 revenues of $380 million.

EO Nashville members who made the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list are:



Operation EO — This Sunday — Will You Be There?

This Sunday, April 13, EO Nashville members and their families will roll up their sleeves and purchase, pack and deliver the ingredients for an Easter feast to 160 area families in need.

The new “Operation EO” event will take place between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. at Parmer Park, located at 578 Leake Avenue just off of Belle Meade Boulevard.

“Entrepreneurs give back to our community by creating jobs, and additionally it’s really impactful when entrepreneurs and their next generation can give back to the community in more ways than one. That’s what this event is all about,” said Tim Ozgener, community chair for EO Nashville and president and CEO of OZ Contemporary Arts Center.

Easter-foodOrganized as “a family outing serving other families in our community,” each EO Nashville member and his or her family donated $90 to partake in the event, which will provide two families with a meal box that includes an Easter Ham, green beans, potatoes, etc.

Dry goods and fresh items will arrive en masse at Parmer Park around 1:30 p.m. for EO families to sort, pack and deliver to one of five benefiting nonprofits: KIPP Academy, Martha O’Bryan Center, McNeilly Center and Safe Haven Family Shelter.

“The idea behind this event came from other likeminded entrepreneurs who were frustrated with the lack of charities that would allow children under the age of 10 to volunteer. They started a child-friendly service project to deliver Thanksgiving meals to Nashville families in need,” Tim explained. “It was initiated to expose our young kids to those less fortunate—to give children an appreciation of the gifts they have and to instill the value of empathy through giving back to Nashville’s community.”

Tim continued, “Especially around the holidays, Easter in this case, the lack of funds for these families to enjoy a decent meal becomes even more acute. The few hours your family gives to make this happen you will more than receive back with a full heart.”


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EO Nashville Member in the News: Dr. Biesman

Last Wednesday, Dr. Brian Biesman, EO Nashville member and director of the Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery appeared on the Fox 17 Weekly Wellness segment to discuss ways in which “modern technology is affecting modern medicine.”

Dr. Biesman, who is a world-renowned authority on cosmetic, reconstructive and laser surgery talked about chin implants, the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the United States, and how some of that growth is driven by technologies like Skype and Facetime. You can watch the Fox 17 video here.

Additionally, Dr. Biesman was featured on ABC News Channel 2 a couple weeks ago in a segment about how more and more men are choosing to undergo plastic surgery. You can watch the ABC clip here.

EO Xpert Series Presents Guy Kawasaki

Join your fellow EO Nashville members to hear Xpert Speaker: Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki will be in Nashville next week, and EO members will have exclusive access to him along with members of Executive Learning Networks and Chamber of Commerce sponsor organizations.

As former chief evangelist for Apple and author of Enchantment, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries and Reality Check, Guy Kawasaki is internationally-known for his insightful talks and seminars.

Here’s the schedule for his visit. (Both events are free for EO members.)

Wednesday November 16th, 2011
Cabana, 1910 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

5 PM-6:30 PM:  Reception and Networking with Guy Kawasaki

Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Curb Event Arena,
Belmont University
2002 Belmont Boulevard,
Nashville, TN 37212

6:45 AM:  Networking and continental breakfast

7 AM – 9 AM:  Guy Kawasaki, Intrapreneurship: the Benefits of Treating Every Company as a Startup

9 AM: Book signing

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM:  “Keeping the Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive” talk back session

9:30 AM-10:45 AM:  Private talk back Xperience with Guy Kawasaki

These events will be excellent learning and networking opportunities for EO Nashville members. Hope you can make it!

EO Member in the News: John Aron

John AronCheck out John Aron’s column in this week’s Nashville Business Journal, or view it online. The column, “Views from Toronto: Advantages of a ‘global city'” is part of a series of columns by delegates to the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Leadership Study Mission in Toronto.

John is president of The Pasta Shoppe and vice chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council. His column explored the political, economic, cultural and infrastructural elements of Toronto, a global city.

EO Members in the News: Michael Burcham & Jackson Miller

Michael Burcham

Michael Burcham

Jackson Miller

Jackson Miller

EO Nashville members, Michael Burcham (Nashville Entrepreneur Center) and Jackson Miller (Bizen and Plato’s Closet), were interviewed and included in the August edition of Entrepreneur Magazine.

The article, “Finding Customers Ahead of a Startup Launch,” talks about ways entrepreneurs can fine-tune their business models prior to launch to garner customer interest. Jackson talks about his experience working with the Entrepreneur Center, and Michael repeats his mantra, “refine, refine, refine.”