EO Nashville Members in the News: Bryan Ansley, Darek Bell, Bill Kimberlin, Randi Lesnick, Charles Bone, Tim Ozgener, Traylor Woodall, David Waddell, Stephen Tallent, Charlie Brock, Steven Curnette, Benjamin Goldberg, Dan Hogan, Brittany Lorenz, Arnie Malham, Alan Young, Julie May, Bruce Buchanan, Ricky Scott, Barry Smith

Medicare.com [Bill Kimberlin] was listed by Business Insider as one of the most expensive domain names of all time, selling for $4.8 million this May.

Patrick Burke [Seed Hospitality] was on HLN discussing a new reservation app that’s making waves.

Randi Lesnick [Randi Events] was named one of the “World’s 40 Best High-End Luxury Event Planners” by The International Man.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] wrote on the VA physician shortage for his USA Today column.

Darek Bell [Corsair] was featured in Distiller Magazine about winning the Bubble Cap Award for distillery of the year. Corsair’s barrel-aged gin was highlighted on the Tasting Table, The distillery was named on one Nashville’s best by Nashville Lifestyles and were also quoted in the Upstart Business Journal and Houston Chronicle. Corsair Distillery was also featured in a Louisville Business Journal’s piece on starting a distillery.

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The Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post reported that Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] will be the presenting sponsor of Tennessee’s state accelerator The TENN. Charlie Brock also wrote on Tennessee startups focusing on the automotive industry for the Knoxville News Sentinel and regional accelerator preparations for pitch day for his Tennessean column.

The Tennessean reported on OZ Nashville’s [Tim Ozgener] inaugural Family Day will feature Dan Zanes and Friends, whose music has been featured on Sesame Street, Disney, Nickelodeon and others.

In the Memphis Daily News and Nashville Ledger, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] explained Asia’s dependence on US growth.

A news app developed by Mercury Intermedia [Stephen Tallent] was featured on Talking New Media.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was named one of Nashville Business Journal’s “25 Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2014”.

Arnie Malham [cj Advertising] and Alan Young [Armor Concepts] spearheaded an internship partnership with EO Nashville and the Vanderbilt football team, which was reported by the Tennessean

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Nashville Business Journal wrote about Secure Identity Systems’ [Bryan Ansley] expansion to the direct-to-consumer market.

David Frederisken [PatientFocus] spoke on his company’s recent partnership with Franklin-based Verus Healthcare for the Nashville Post.

Bruce E. Buchanan’s [Siskind Susser] was appointed to the Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee of American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Tennessean had the story.

Cushman & Wakefield [Brittany Lorenzi] brokers Dick Fleming and Buck Haltiwanger spoke on the convention center redevelop for the Nashville Business Journal. The firm was also hired by North Gulch Partners for a new Church Street development according to the Tennessean.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on The Kingston Group’s [Ricky Scott] new office space in West Nashville.

Strategic Hospitality’s [Benjamin Goldberg] Pinewood Social opened their pool area with an airstream for separate food service. According to the Nashville Business Journal, they will be involved in the food and beverage side of a new Printer’s Alley boutique hotel development.Showhomes’ [Bert Lyles] luxury staging strategies were featured in articles for Inc., My Suburban Life, Zillow as well as a video spot for Fusion TV.

Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was selected to serve as the United Way of Sumner County’s 2014 Campaign Chair. The Tennessean had the story.

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Dan Hogan [Medalogix] says his new Series A capital raise brings Nashville investment issues into focus in an Venture Nashville Connections interview.

Julie May discussed the increased use of medical apps as a diagnosing solution in her Tennessean column.

Steven Curnutte [Tortola Advisors, LLC and Capstan] advised Iceline Logistics during their acquisition by Tennessee Steel Haulers. The Nashville Post had the story.

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] spoke to Tennessean about renovations at L&C tower, Nashville’s first skyscraper. The article also names DWC Construction [John Arndt Jr.] as the selected contractor for the renovations.

The Tennessean wrote an article about the purchase of the Tower at Renaissance. Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] represented the seller.

Fivestone Studio’s [Traylor Woodall] projection mapping for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas was featured in Display Central.

Mark Scrivner [Snapshot Interactive], Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group], Christopher Redhage [ProviderTrust], David Frederiksen [PatientFocus], Mike Rustici [Rustici Software], Elliot Holt [Medi-Copy Services], James Fields [Concept Technology], Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health], Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery], and Joshua Boyd [Computer Pros] were all featured in Nashville Business Journal’s piece on if these small business winners could travel back five years.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Ashlyn Hines, Martin Renkis, Clint Smith, Andy Bailey, Darek Bell, Bob Bernstein, James Fields, Tom Beach, J.J. Rosen, Ricky Scott, Ben Goldberg, Charlie Brock, Patrick Burke

Check out the EO Nashville member headlines for this week:

The Nashville Business Journal included Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] in its cover story on shopping for health care.

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Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines] intends to build new condos in the Cool Springs Ovation Development. The story was covered in the Tennessean.

Smartvue [Martin Renkis] closed Series A funding round led by former AT&T and Motorola Chairman David Dorman.

The Nashville Business Journal focused its Biz Blog on Emma‘s [Clint Smith] free service offer to 100 non-profits for the company’s 10th anniversary.

Andy Bailey’s [PetraTennessean column focused on creating a great office environment for your employees.

Corsair [Darek Bell] and Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] were each highlighted in a Tastings Magazine article about food and beverage at the new Nashville Omni Hotel.eo-omni

James Fields [Concept Technology] wrote his Tennessean column on the five best technology practices your business should consider in 2014.

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle highlighted the City Saver [Tom Beach] Education Funding Campaign that will run from January 17 – February 14, 2014. Last year’s campaign raised over $175,000 for local schools and the Education Foundation.

J.J Rosen [Atiba] wrote his Tennessean column on the next phase of the Internet with an illustration of a near-future George Jetson.

The Tennessean featured The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] in an article about remodeling homes in historic neighborhoods.

The New York Times ranked Nashville as one of its 52 Places to go in 2014 and mentioned Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] in the write-up about the city.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote a column for the Tennessean about taking inventory of your business goals for 2014 and was also featured in the Tennessean for Launch Tennessee’s Master Accelerator Program, which will be taking trips to Boston and New York with a group of Tennessee entrepreneurs.

Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality]  new restaurant venture hosted a preview party last weekend that was attended by many EO Nashville members and restaurant connoisseurs. The East Nashville venture, called Two Ten Jack, will open its doors for a grand opening on January 24 and 25.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Ben Hanback, Tom Beach, Darek Bell, Nicholas Holland, Alex Tolbert, Amy Tanksley, Evan Austill, Julie and Charles May, Bob Bernstein, The Best of Nashville

It was a busy news week for EO Nashville. Let’s see what our members have been up to:

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] discussed insurance exchanges on Monday morning’s edition of America’s Newsroom on Fox. Ben also penned his monthly column for the Tennessean with a focus on how to motivate and inspire employees as an effective manager.

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The Nashville Ledger published an article about City Saver‘s successful fundraising model and the vision of its founders, Tom and Kristin Beach.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was spotlighted in a USA Today article about touring Nashville distilleries.

Nicholas Holland’s [Populr.me] twitter presence was analyzed as part of a Nashville Business Journal feature on social media use by CEOs.

Alex Tolbert’s Tennessean column focused on five things you should know about the new health care exchange.

Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barber Shop] offered her restaurant opinions in The Nashville Business Journal and was also featured in a Tennessean article about the expansion of McEwen Drive in Cool Springs.

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Alan Young [Armor Concepts] penned an article for The Nashville Business Journal about applying sports mantras to your business.

The Tennessean’s article on the Capital Unconference at Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center featured quotes by Evan Austill and a headlining photo of PatientFocus team members.

The grand opening of bytes of knowledge‘s [Charles and Julie May] new office was a part of “Working the Room” in The Nashville Business Journal.

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] shared his book recommendation with The Nashville Business Journal.

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Jerry Baker [Conexess Group] shared his 1977 FJ40 Cruiser in the “Check my ride” section of The Nashville Business Journal.

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Nashville Scene’s “The Best of Nashville” winners were announced this week, and many of our EO members made the list:

First Place

  • The Catbird Seat [Benjamin Goldberg]: “Best reason to be a reservation nerd”
  • The Patterson House [Benjamin Goldberg]: “Best bar that makes you feel you’re not in Nashville,” “Best original drink”
  • Burger Up [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes]: “Best french fries”
  • The Filling Station [Will Newman]: “Best place to get a growler filled”
  • Corsair [Darek Bell]: “Best distillery”
  • Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman]: “Best barbecue”
  • Sam’s [Sam Sanchez]: “Best sports bar,” “Best trivia night”
  • Fido [Bob Bernstein]: “Best breakfast”

Second Place

Third Place

  • The Filling Station [Will Newman]: “Best craft beer retailer”
  • Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein]: “Best coffeehouse”
  • OZ [Tim Ozgener]: “Best place for a wedding reception”
  • Turf Managers [Nathan Brandon]: “Best lawn service”

EO Nashville Members in the News: Nicholas Holland, David Waddell, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Charles May, Julie May, Joe Freedman, Benjamin Goldberg, Tom Turner, James Fields, Jeff Turner

Here’s what EO Nashville members have been up to this week:

  • Nicholas Holland’s [Populr.me] has been accepted into the next class at 500 Startups, a renowned Silicon Valley-based business accelerator. The Nashville Business Journal covered the announcement this week in its NashvilleBizBlog.
  • David Waddell [Waddell and Associateswas quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the benefits of rock-bottom interest rates for higher-yielding stocks. David’s column “The Worldly Investor” ran in The Memphis Daily News this week and focused on Federal Reserve policy.
  • Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was featured in Small Business Opportunities with an article about small business strategies in the face of health care reform. Another member of the Bernard Health Team, Brent Whitaker, penned an article for PropertyCasualty360 about the company’s online benefits administration software, BerniePortal. Southern Alpha also shared some news about BerniePortal. Finally, the September issue of Nashville Medical News shared Bernard Health’s news of its third retail store.

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  • Bell and Associates Construction [Darek Bell] has been contracted to work on the Nashville riverfront upgrades. The Tennessean reported on the plans, which include a new pedestrian bridge, an outdoor amphitheater and a new park along the west bank.    Image
  • Congratulations to Charles and Julie May [bytes of knowledge] who took home two Stevie Awards medals from the American Business Awards in San Francisco last week. Their achievements in Web design included a silver medal in the food and beverage category and a bronze medal in the real estate category

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  • Julie May also had a column run in the Sunday Tennessean on e-commerce.

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  • In event news, bytes of knowledge recently hosted a panel moderated by Nashville author Joe Calloway that included EO Nashville members Joe Freedman [Music City Tents & Events], Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] and Tom Turner [DSi]. Bernard Health also hosted its third annual panel discussion on health care reform. You can find pictures from both events here.
  • James Fields [Concept Technology] penned a column for the Sunday Tennessean as well. In a Q&A with Interactive Systems CEO Adin Lara, James answered questions about home automation.
  • As part of the EO/NBJ partnership, Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] wrote a column for Friday’s Nashville Business journal on team morale.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: John Rowley, Andy Bailey, Justin Crosslin, Ben Hanback, Benjamin Goldberg, Julie May, Jerry Bostelman, Martin Renkis

Fletcher|Rowley [John Rowley] was in the Tennessean on Thursday for the company’s inclusion on AMC’s “The Pitch.” Fletcher|Rowley’s episode will air Thursday, Aug. 15. The Nashville Post also picked up the news.

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John Rowley also appeared on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show on FOX News on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column ran in the Tennessean on Thursday. In the column, Andy tackled multitasking, encouraging people to “flex their focus muscle.”

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Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] announced Wednesday that the company has created an entrepreneurial business services division. The Nashville Post covered the news.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] penned a column in the Tennessean on the topic of “visualization.”

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The NBJ interviewed EO Nashville member Benjamin Goldberg and his brother Max about the upcoming two-year anniversary of The Catbird Seat. You can read the clip here.

Technology blog Southern Alpha ran a conversation with bytes of knowledge CEO Julie May about IT projects, their deadlines and costs.

Southern Alpha also covered Vaco’s [Jerry Bostelman] new technology scholarship program. Check out the details here.

Lastly, Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y. recently selected Smartvue [Martin Renkis] as its cloud surveillance systems to keep students safe.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Ben Hanback, Tom Beach, Max Sadler, Julie May, Charles May, James Fields, Tom Turner, Andy Bailey, Mike Rustici, Alex Tolbert, Michael Brody-Waite, Dan Hogan, Darek Bell, JJ Rosen, Nicholas Holland, Darren Metz, John Aron, Charles Bone, David Waddell and Benjamin Goldberg

A week in review. Here’s the latest news on EO Nashville members.

The Tennessean published Ben Hanback’s [the Hanback Group] guest column titled “Businesses must have plan to deal with unexpected.”

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The Tennessean featured an article about City Saver‘s [Tom Beach] 10 year anniversary last Friday.

Last week, the Nashville Business Journal quoted Advanced Network Solutions [Max Sadler], DSi [Tom Turner], bytes of knowledge [Julie May, Charles May] and Concept Technology [James Fields] in an article titled “Protecting your data.”

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The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Andy Bailey [Petra] in an article titled “Learn to control your cell phone–before it controls you.” The article published last Friday.

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The Nashville Business Journal published Mike Rustici’s [Rustici Software] guest column titled “Top 7 ways to create a culture that attracts top talent.” Mike’s column is part of the partnership between EO Nashville and the NBJ.

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The Nashville Business Journal also featured Rustici Software in an article published Wednesday. The article discussed Rustici’s unique company benefits, which include the services of part personal assistant, part company concierge Jena Lawing who facilitates and schedules her coworkers’ errands.

The Tennessean published Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] column Sunday. This week’s column was titled “Rising costs spur rush to opt out of health reforms.”

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Daily Progress.com featured InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] this week as the free online service responsible for Stafford Hospital’s reduced ER wait times.

Healthcare Call Center Times published an article written by Dan Hogan [Medalogix] in it’s July issue.

Travel + Leisure Magazine named Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] to it’s list of America’s Coolest Distilleries.

The Nashville Business Journal named DSi [Tom Turner], Atiba [JJ Rosen], Centresource [Nicholas Holland], Advanced Network Solutions [Max Sadler], Concept Technology [James Fields], bytes of knowledge [Julie May, Charles May] to the list of top technology service firms in Nashville. The Nashville Business Journal also named NovaCopy Inc. [Darren Metz] to the list of top technology product firms in Nashville.

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The Nashville Business Journal also ran a special piece online on the top 5 tech service firms, which included DSi.

John Aron [The Pasta Shoppe] appeared on WRKN Nashville July 9.

The Nashville Post published a story about Bone McAllester Norton’s [Charles Bone] launch of a criminal defense and government investigations practice.

The Memphis Daily News published David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column Thursday. This week’s column was titled “Two Acts Remain in Bernacke’s Screenplay.”

The Nashville Scene’s food blog mentioned Strategic Hospitality [Benjamin Goldberg] as the newest team members of Green Hills’ The Food Company. The Food Company owner Jackie Daniel recently turned over some of the daily restaurant operations to Strategic Hospitality.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Nicholas Holland, Hannah Paramore, Charles Bone, Benjamin Goldberg, Martin Renkis, Amy Tanksley, Jeff Turner, Dan Hogan, David Waddell, Darren Metz and Darek Bell

It’s been another busy week for the members of EO Nashville. Here’s a look:

The Nashville Post’s Innovators issue featured Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] as a company turning a corner of the health insurance market on its ear.

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Alex Tolbert’s regular column in The Tennessean published Sunday. This week Alex discussed why avoiding high-priced hospitals can be tricky. Bernard Health was also mentioned in CNN’s recent article titled “8 most business-friendly cities.” Bernard Health was quoted commenting on Nashville’s sense of community and how that open community has helped the company. Behavioral.net also featured the company in an article titled “Storefront navigators to offer health insurance advice, for a fee.”

Centresource [Nicholas Holland] was featured in the Nashville Post’s branding section. Centresource was noted as a digital marketing firm that, with its flexible approach to connecting with customers, helps clients rise above and cut through the noise.

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Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] was mentioned in the Post’s software section.

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Hannah Paramore [Paramore The Digital Agency] was also featured in the Post’s branding section. Hannah talked about strategies for digital marketing.

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Co-founder of Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Bone], Stacey Garrett, was featured as one of Nashville’s most powerful women in the Nashville Post.

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The Nashville Post featured a story on Benjamin Goldberg’s [Strategic Hospitality] strategic moves over the years to make Nashville a food haven.

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Martin Renkis [Smartvue] was featured in the Nashville Post’s recent patent section. Martin is one of two Nashville-based entrepreneurs to secure two patents or more.

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Martin Renkis’ guest column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal Friday. His column was the second in a new partnership between EO Nashville and the Nashville Business Journal. In his column, Martin gave readers the top five patent tips for new inventors.

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Congratulations to Smartvue, who won the prestigious Best of Show Maximum Impact Award today at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) for its S9 Cloud Video Surveillance solutions. The ESX Maximum Impact Awards program is the first and only program to place a critical perspective on the impact that new and recently introduced products and services have on the security integration and monitoring businesses.

Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barbershop] was also featured in Friday’s Nashville Business Journal. Since opening her first location in 2008, Amy has added two locations.

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National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] was mentioned in a Tennessean story Sunday. National Storm Shelters was quoted saying they’ve seen an uptick in sales from home builders.

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Executive Insight featured Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column about predictive analytics. According to the column, predictive modeling solutions can help providers deliver better care, improve their bottom line and adapt to reforms.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] weekly column for the Memphis Daily News published Wednesday. This week’s column was entitled “King Kong Versus Godzilla.”

NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was featured in The Tennessean yesterday. NovaCopy specializes in 3-D printing, which has a myriad of uses. Recently they produced the prototype for a mold that will be used to create a prosthetic foot for a duck.

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Darek Bell [Corsair Artisan Distillery] was featured on CNN.com today in an article titled “Lessons from a rogue whiskey distiller.”