Just released — 2014 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 16 EO Nashville member companies

inc5000Inc. magazine released its highly regarded Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America today, and 16 EO Nashville member companies made the cut. That’s 10 percent of the 168 members that make up EO Nashville.

These 16 companies employ 2,118 individuals; grew at an average rate of 247 percent from 2010 to 2013; and have combined 2013 revenues of $380 million.

EO Nashville members also make up 31 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 20 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

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

Companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2010 to 2013. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2010 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2013.

You can access the full list here.

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2013 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 19 EO Nashville member companies

Fifteen percent of the 131 members comprising the Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) have been named to the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, the magazine announced today.

EO Nashville member companies also make up 42 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 22 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

“We consistently see a high number of EO Nashville member companies on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list. In 2011, 13 member companies made the list and last year 19 member companies were included,” said Joe Freedman, president of EO Nashville and president of Music City Tents & Events. “This year, with 19 members honored, is our best showing yet, which demonstrates that EO companies are invested in growing their economic footprint in Nashville and beyond.

EO is a global network that connects business owners to improve and enhance their lives and businesses through learning and sharing experiences. The Nashville EO chapter has 131 members and is one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder and controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

EO Nashville members who made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

 

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These 19 companies employ 1,569 individuals; grew at an average rate of 279 percent from 2009 to 2012; and have combined 2012 revenues of $362.7 million.

According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2009 to 2012. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2009 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2012.

The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Steve Curnutte, Debbie Gordon, JT Terrell, Kevin Ross, James Fields, Nicholas Holland and Clinton Smith

It’s time for this week’s roundup. Here’s what EO Nashville members have been up to this week.

According to a story in the Nashville Post on February 2, Allen Printing [Steve Curnutte] recently bought Nashville Bindery Co., a venerable player in Nashville’s printing sector.

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management & S3 Consulting] will be presenting at the Nashville Business Journal’s Crash Course on Advancing Through Leadership on March 20, 2013. Learn more here.

Music City Tents & Events [JT Terrell] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal story about new event venues recently popping up in Nashville. JT Terrell was quoted saying he anticipates the events market to grow by as much as 50 percent in part because of developments including Music City Center, the new Omni hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame expansion.

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Nashville tech firms Metova [Kevin Ross], Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields], CentreSource [Nicholas Holland] and Emma [Clinton Smith] appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. Click here to see how the firms are finding ways to fill tech jobs.

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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.

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James Fields’ column in the Tennessean

EO Nashville Members in the News: John Aron, Benjamin Goldberg, Alex Tolbert, Kevin Ross, Steve Curnutte & Toast of Music City Awards

On Aug. 26, John Aron [The Pasta Shoppe] was interviewed for a Tennessean article about the impact that rising wheat costs has on his business.

Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] helped the Tennessee Titans kick off the season with two new sandwich options created by Merchants Restaurant Executive Chef Jason Brumm as part of the latest food offerings at LP Field. You can read the Tennessean story (and watch the video with Ben) here.

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was included in a Nashville Ledger story about local technology companies bringing health care into the digital future.

News of Kevin Ross [Metova] bringing on a new investor was covered in several outlets last week. You can read the Nashville Post coverage here.

Steve Curnutte [Tortola Partners] was profiled in the August 31 print edition of the Nashville Business Journal. Steve’s printing company, Allen Printing, was also featured in a Harvard Business Review piece the month. The piece asked the question: Are you growing too fast?

And lastly, in the Tennessean’s 2012 Toast of Music City Awards, the following EO Nashville member companies were honored:

20 EO Nashville Companies Recognized by Inc. 500|5000

Once again, EO Nashville members had a solid showing on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This year, 20 EO Nashville member companies were included on the list. That represents 40% of Middle Tennessee companies on the list, and 23% of all Tennessee-based companies on the list. Not bad, when you consider that EO companies represent just 0.7% of the 15,000 businesses in Nashville.

EO Nashville members who made the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

These 20 companies employee 1,326 individuals; grew at an average rate of 199% from 2008 to 2011; and have combined 2011 revenues of $287 million. Furthermore, of the three Tennessee companies that made the Inc. 500, two were EO member companies: Medicare.com and Teknetex.

According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2008 to 2011. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2008 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2011.

The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Jason Moore, Steve Curnette, Tim Ozgener, Andy Bailey, Ben Hanback, Dan Hogan & Scott Snoyer

Building off last week’s Nashville Post recognition, Jason Moore [Stratasan] shared several more news clippings:

  • State data disparity, Healthcare IT News (clip)
  • Stratasan places in Top 3 at 2012 Health Datapalooza, MarketWatch.com (clip)
  • Summit aims at addressing county’s health issues, TheCabin.net (clip)
  • How to win waiting game at your doctor’s office, Forbes.com (clip)
  • The high cost of waiting, Baltimore Sun (clip)

Steve Curnette’s printing company, Allen Printing Company, Inc., made the 2012 Top 100 Printers List, which is compiled by Quick Printing. Allen is the only company on the list from Tennessee and is also the oldest company to make the list.

Tim Ozgener [OZ Nashville] was highlighted in Venture Nashville about his efforts to make the former CAO headquarters and humidor into a destination showplace for special events, including on-loan works of art. Read the clip here.

EO Nashville President Andy Bailey [Petra] was interviewed by the Nashville Business Journal’s Brian Reisinger about how one can achieve entrepreneurial success. The article ran in NBJ’s 6/22 edition.

Andy also ran a column in the Tennessean on entrepreneurship and managing a small business.

Tennessean column

EO Nashville members also received media attention after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act Thursday morning.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] was featured on Fox Business News Thursday afternoon on “Money” with Melissa Francis. The show talked about how the health care ruling would impact companies and individuals. You can watch the video here.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] spoke about how the ruling would impact his health care technology company on the Nashville Post (read story here) and Nashville Medical News (read story here).

And lastly, Scott Snoyer [Brand Imaging Group] was included in today’s Nashville Business Journal print edition. Check out the clip below.

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