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EO Nashville Members in the news: Patrick Burke, Ben Goldberg, William Kirkland, Darek Bell, Traylor Woodall, Michael Brody-Waite, Barry Smith, Julie May, Charles Bone, Tim Ozgener, James Fields, Brian MurphyTop Workplace Award Winners, Small Business Award Winners

 

The Nashville Business Journal reported on EO Nashville’s new board appointments this week.

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Mrs. Cheap of The Tennessean put together a “stay-cation” itinerary for Nashville locals that included Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg].

The Nashville Post reported on a transaction involving the Hillwood Pointe Apartments in West Nashville. The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] represented the seller.

As Corsair [Darek Bell] looks forward to its expansion in the Houston-Wedgewood area, the company has named a new head distiller, Andrea Clodfelter. The Nashville Business Journal interviewed Andrea about her new position for it’s BizBlog. Corsair was also featured in a USA Today Travel section article about the hottest spirits to try this summer.

Traylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] wrote an article for the Tennessean about what Nashville can do to nurture its tech talent.

The Nashville Business Journal wrote an article on InQuicker‘s [Michael Brody-Waite] expansion into different health care services.

New tenants are being added weekly to Eakin Partners’ [Barry Smith] new tower in the Gulch. The Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal penned stories on the office building.

In her latest column for the Tennessean, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] teaches business owners how to virtually let go.

Gallatin City Council and Mayor Jo Ann Graves voted unanimously to choose Susan R. High-McAuley of Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Bone] to become the city’s next attorney. The Tennessean had the story. The Nashville Business Journal released its Best of the Bar 2014 and four Bone McAllester Norton attorneys made the list.

The Tennessean reviewed Oz Nashville‘s [Tim Ozgener] second season.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] interviewed a lawyer Brian Iverson for his column on patent trolls. The Nashville Business Journal revisited a story about Concept Technology’s staffing venture, Scout.6.27.-concept-in-nbj

Vertek Solutions [Brian Murphy] made the Nashville Business Journal’s list of top recruiting firms.

The Tennessean’s list of top places to work in Nashville for 2014 included two of our EO Nashville members. Congratulations to:

The Nashville Business Journal announced its finalists for the 2014 Small Business Awards. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members:

EO Nashville Members in the News: J.J. Rosen, Andy Bailey, Martin Renkis, David Waddell, John Rowley, Michael Brody-Waite, Charles Bone, Ben Goldberg, Alex Tolbert, Charlie Brock, Tim Ozgener, Barry Smith, Darek Bell, Darren Metz

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] wrote a helpful guide for the Tennessean about how to hire a great “geek” for your company.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] Tennessean column focused on the next generation of business leaders: millennials.

The Nashville Post reported that Smartvue [Martin Renkis] secured a milestone 25th patent this week.

In his column for the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] explored the Middle East’s tensions and their impact on investments.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] joined the panel on the Melissa Harris Perry show to discuss Sen. Eric Cantor’s loss in the primary.

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The Virginian-Pilot featured a story on how InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] is helping the patient and doctor experience.

Susan R. High-McAuley, an attorney with Bone McAllester Norton PLLC [Charles Bone] in Hendersonville, is a candidate for the position of Gallatin City Attorney. The Tennessean covered the candidate interviews from earlier this week.

Matt Tocco, beverage director for Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] shared his thoughts on a good gin drink with CNBC.com. The Goldberg Brothers were also featured in the Nashville Scene’s summer issue:

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In his latest Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] analyzed the significance of Skyline Medical Center’s Level II Trauma center designation.

100 Girls of Code, a computer coding camp for young girls, made a stop at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center this week. The Tennessean reported on the event, which is sponsored by Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock]. Charlie was also quoted in a Tennessean article about Google Fiber. The Nashville Business Journal included quotes from Southland, including one from Charlie, in this week’s edition.

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OZ Nashville [Tim Ozgener] closed out its inaugural season with performances by composer Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain. The Nashville Scene wrote a fantastic review of the event.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] has signed entertainment agency William Morris as the first tenant in its new office building in the Gulch. The Tennessean and the Nashville Business Journal had the story. Barry was also named a “Power Leader in Commercial Real Estate” by The Nashville Business Journal.

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 The Tennessean took readers on a tour of the Corsair [Darek Bell] distillery in Marathon Music Works.

Darren Metz [NovaCopy] explained his loan and growth strategy to the Nashville Business Journal.

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Leadership Nashville has named its 39th class. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville Members who were selected:

 

EO Nashville Members in the News: Ben Goldberg, Traylor Woodall, Alex Tolbert, Rebecca Donner, Darek Bell, Ashlyn Hines, Erin Richardson, Michael Brody-Waite, Bob Bernstein, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Charlie Brock, Barry Smith, Julie May, Steve Curnutte

The Wall Street Journal created a “Pitch Perfect” long weekend itinerary for Nashville, highlighting three Strategic Hospitality [Ben Goldberg] eateries: Pinewood Social, Patterson House and The Catbird Seat. The United Kingdom’s Daily Telegraph also featured Pinewood Social in a guide to America’s “Best Small City.”

Traylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] was featured on the Web show Talk Apolis  where he discussed Fivestone’s growth and new projects. TradeshowNews wrote an article about Fivestone’s innovative architectural projection at the 2014 Cinemacon.

In the midst of the VA scandal, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] offered his thoughts on the source of the problem for the Tennessean. Alex was also named one of the Nashville Business Journal‘s Health Care Heroes.

The Nashville Post’s Healthier Issue featured an interview with Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] who discussed the challenge of health care facility design.

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Corsair [Darek Bell] continued to receive coverage for its impending move to the Wedgewood-Houston area. The Nashville Scene covered the story this week. The Tennessean story about a possible whiskey shortage was picked up by USA Today and the Detroit Free Press.

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] was mentioned in a Nashville Business Journal blog about apartment development in Brentwood.

All-American Pest Control [Erin Richardson] was featured in a Tennessean article about keeping summer pests away.

InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] was spotlighted in The Nashville Post’s Healthier issue as one of the most innovate new medical technologies.

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The June issue of Nashville Lifestyles featured music city’s favorite burgers. Winners included Pinewood Social‘s [Ben Goldberg] Cheeseburger, Fido‘s [Bob Bernstein] Local Burger and Burger Up‘s [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] Marathon Burger.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on new updates to the Melrose development that will feature a new diner from Bob Bernstein.

The 2014 Southland Conference is generating a lot of buzz in Nashville thanks to Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] which helped put on the event. A few outlets that have covered the event include the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Tennessean and the Nashville Business Journal.

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] took part in the Nashville Business Journal‘s panel on the next steps for Music City. The publication gave an overview of Smith’s opinion. The Nashville Business Journal also covered the announcement of the first tenants signed to Eakin Partner’s new office tower in the Gulch.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] discussed how technological advancements have changed office culture and work style in her latest Tennessean column. Michael Rustici [Rustici Software] was also quoted in the column.

Steve Curnutte [Tortola Advisors] has helped Allen Printing move up to 11th place on the Quick Print’s annual top 100 printing companies list.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Jeremy Werthan, Patrick Burke, Andy Bailey, Darek Bell, Ashlyn Hines, Tom Turner, John Huber, Charlie Brock, Julie May, Ben Goldberg, Joshua Boyd, David Waddell, Ben Hanback, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Mark Deutschmann, Heather McCollum, Tim Ozgener, Barry Smith, Scott Scovill, J.J. Rosen, Arnie Malham

The Nashville Business Journal took a tour of Werthan‘s [Jeremy Werthan] office, showroom and warehouse.

Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] executive chef Jessica Benefield was profiled by The Tennessean.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] Tennessean column offered do’s and don’ts for how to lead your business. AllBusiness also ran an Andy-written article about work-life balance.

Darek Bell [Corsair Artisan] offered his thoughts to the Tennessean on the high demand for whiskey and an impending shortage. 

Bristol Development [Ashlyn Hines] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal’s cover story about apartment growth in Nashville.

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The Nashville Business Journal and The Nashville Post wrote about DSi‘s [Tom Turner] new office in Washington, D.C.

Music Row reported that Moo Creative [John Huber] has added Emmy and CMT Music award winning director Roman White to its roster.

Charlie Brock’s [Launch TennesseeTennessean column highlighted the companies from Tennessee that will be represented in Southland Village at the upcoming Southland Conference. The Knoxville Business Journal also ran the column and USA Today  spotlighted the conference.

Julie May’s [bytes of knowledge] latest Tennessean column talks about monitoring social media so it does not harm your business or personal life.

Pinewood Social‘s [Ben Goldberg] bar manager Mark Tocco offered his recipe for a smoke pineapple margarita to Yahoo Food. In an article titled, “What’s in your punch bowl?” the Huffington Post picked Pinewood Social as one of the best places to get a large-scale cocktail. 

Ben Hanback’s [Regions Insurance] latest Tennessean column offered business lessons from Pharrell’s mega-hit song “Happy”.

Joshua Boyd [Computer Pros] was the subject of this week’s 40 under 40 profile in the Nashville Business Journal.

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David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] column for the Memphis Daily News examined the implications of a downward turn for the S&P 500.

Chef Andrew Little of Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] will take part in the Challege of the Chefs brunch at Savor Nashville this Saturday. The Tennessean had the story.

Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was ranked in the top ten of The Nashville Business Journal’s residential real estate list.

Style Bistro featured Fruition Salon [Heather McCollum] in its “States of Style” blog series.

The Tennessean gave a glowing review of “The Suit”, performed at Oz Nashville [Tim Ozgener]. In a follow up to it’s own review of “The Suit”, The Nashville Scene applauded Oz’s event and theatre space with a note in its art section.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] represented startup NextGxDx in their move to a new office space in Cool Springs. The Nashville Business Journal had the story.

Moo TV [Scott Scovill] has won Pollstar Video Company of the Year award for the past four years in a row. In light of this incredible feat, Pollstar penned a “Getting to Know” Moo article.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] wrote his Tennessean column about technology loyalty and why it shouldn’t make your decision on a product or service.

cj Advertising [Arnie Malham] has a new home near Cummins Station, according to the Nashville Business Journal.

 

Let’s formally welcome EO Nashville’s 2014/2015 board of directors

The new board of directors of Nashville EO includes:

  • President: Dan Hogan, CEO, Medalogix
  • Incoming President: Charles May, principal, bytes of knowledge
  • Finance Chair: John Aron, president and CEO, The Pasta Shoppe
  • Finance Co-chair: Bethany Newman, co-owner and president, st8mnt
  • Membership Chair: John Rowley, owner, Fletcher Rowley Inc.
  • Membership Co-chair: Alan Young, CEO, Armor Concepts LLC
  • Catalyst Chair: Bryan Ansley, CEO, FNB Merchants
  • Catalyst Co-chair: Glenn McConnell, owner, Music City Tents & Events, LLC
  • Learning Chair: Evan Austill, COO, PatientFocus, Inc.
  • Social Chair: Will Newman, proprietor, Edley’s Bar-B-Que and The Filling Station
  • Forum Chair:  Bryan Merville, president and director of sales, Beacon Technologies
  • Forum Co-chair: Elliott Holt, CEO, Medi-Copy Services, Inc.
  • Sponsorship Chair: Bob Jacobs, president and managing partner, Equity Solutions USA
  • Sponsorship Co-chair: John Kepley, CEO, teknetex inc
  • Engagement Chair: Eric Jackson, managing partner, Keystone Business Solutions, LLC
  • Engagement Co-chair: Sonny Clark, entrepreneur
  • Nerve Chair: Joe Freedman, founder and chairman, Music City Tents & Events and Peachtree Tents & Events
  • Nerve Co-chair: Alex Tolbert, owner, Bernard Health

With NERVE coming to Nashville in September 2015, we’ve added two new seats to this year’s board. Joe and Alex will guide our planning for the event, during which we expect more than 500 entrepreneurs from throughout the eastern U.S. will gather in Nashville to share ideas, energy and friendship.

The 2014/15 board term runs May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. All off our board members are looking forward to a great new year for the chapter.

 

EO Members in the News: Will Newman, David Waddell, James Fields, Ben Goldberg, J.J. Rosen, Jeremy Werthan, Charlie Brock, Nicholas Holland, Taylor Woodall, Clint Smith, Jake Fagan, Greg Siskind, Martin Renkis, Joe Freedman, Andy Bailey, Clay Blevins, Bryan Ansley, Corey Lile, Ricky Scott, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Barry Smith, Danny Whetstone, Tim Ozgener, Julie May, Bob Bernstien

What a week! EO Nashville members have been featured in local and national news for their accomplishments and expertise. Read on for a round-up of this week’s news.

Travel + Leisure has named Nashville the best city in America for barbecue and the magazine mentioned Edley’s [Will Newman] Tuck Special as one of the most delicious dishes.

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CNBC released its list of Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms and Waddell and Associates [David Waddell] ranked 39th.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] latest column for the Tennessean explained the importance of antivirus protection as a part of your computer’s security system.

With Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo taking place in Nashville this week, the publication took a look back at Nashville companies it had profiled in the last year and Strategic Hospitality [Ben Goldberg] was featured on the list. USA Today  published a profile on the Goldberg brothers and St. Louis ABC News 10 named The Catbird Seat as one of the best places to eat in Nashville.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s sports minute section with his two sons.

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The Nashville Business Journal‘s cover story on Nashville’s tech startup scene featured quotes from Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], Taylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] and Charlie Brock.

Clint Smith [Emma] took part in a GrowCo panel and explained Nashville’s appeal for the conference to the Nashville Business Journal.

Werthan  [Jeremy Werthan] was featured in the May/June issue of Nashville House & Home & Garden for an article about kitchen design trends.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote an article for CNBC and Entrepreneur about how to pitch your company to angel investors. Charlie also wrote about the growth of start up support in Knoxville for the Knoxville News Sentinel and was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about Nashville startups at Southland.

The Tennessean quoted Jake Fagan [Caddis Interactive] in an article about Williamson County technology companies.

Greg Siskind’s [Siskind Susser, PC] column for the  American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine  focused on how writing a book can be the best marketing tool for your firm. Greg also wrote an article for the ABA’s Health Lawyer journal on the impact of pending immigration legislation on the health care industry.

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Smartvue [Martin Renkis] won the Security Products’ Government Security Award for Cloud Surveillance. Security Today had the story.

Joe Freedman [Music City Tents and Events] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the spirit of an entrepreneur.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] latest Tennessean column offered a challenge to review your 2014 goals and make them happen.

Comfort Supply‘s [Clay Blevins] partnership with Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling was written about in Contractor Magazine, The Tennessean and The Daily News Journal after Hiller was honored with the Ruud Reliable Top Contractor Award for 2014.

Bryan Ansley [Secure Identity] wrote about virus protection from the government’s perspective for The Tennessean.

The Nashville Business Journal published and article about workers’ compensation reform featuring Corey Lile’s [Occusure] expert opinion.

Remodeling Magazine featured The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] in it’s “Big 50” for 2014.

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In his latest Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] explored the options for our nation’s doctor shortage.

The Tennessean covered the expansion of the Wedgewood-Houston section of Nashville and talked with Darek Bell [Corsair] about his decision to move his distillery to the area. The Nashville Business Journal also covered the distillery’s expansion.

The Tennessean and The Nashville Business Journal covered the progress of  Eakin Partners‘ [Barry Smith] new tower, slated for Demonbreon Street in the Gulch. The Nashville Post covered the firm’s involvement with the Amsurg Project in Green Hills and a recent transaction involving Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza Office Space. Barry also offered his opinion on the expansion of retail in the North Gulch to The Tennessean and took part in a panel on commercial real estate for The Nashville Business Journal.

DWP Live [Danny Whetstone] was profiled in a  Projection, Lights and Staging News article.

Critically acclaimed play The Suit opened at Oz [Tim Ozgener] this week. The Nashville Scene had the story.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] shared her highlights from the GrowCo conference for The Tennessean .

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] plans to open a new diner in The Melrose mixed-use project on Franklin Pike. The Nashville Business Journal had the story.