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 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.

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: Charlie Brock, Ben Hanback, John Rowley, Hart Weatherford, Darek Bell, Mark Deutschmann, Barry Smith, Nicholas Holland, Alex Tolbert

Happy holidays! Before you head out of town, take a moment to browse the news of the week.

EO Nashville made big news this week with its addition of 23 new members, a 30% jump from last year. The Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post covered the story and noted that EO Nashville is one of the fastest-growing EO chapter in the world.

A few of our members met with Senior Economic Advisors at the White House this week as part of a national summit on the Nation’s economy. The Tennessean covered the event and the Tennessee delegation of business men and women, which included Charlie Brock [LaunchTN], Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] and John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley].

Hart Weatherford [Farmington Financial Group] was profiled in the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 section.

HART-WEATHERFORDCorsair Artisan [Darek Bell] was prominently featured in the Winter 2013 edition of Artisan Spirit Magazine.

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Mark Deutschmann [Core Development] was featured in a Nashville Post story about the conversion of Germantown’s Werthan Lofts into condominiums.

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal blog about HCA’s move to the Gulch.

SouthernAlpha congratulated Nicholas Holland and the Populr.me team for being ranked 3rd out of the 30 entrepreneurial businesses participating in 500 Startups.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] penned a column for the Tennessean that offered his tips for enrolling on Healthcare.gov.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Mark Deutschmann, Charlie Brock, Ben Hanback, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Ricky Scott, Julie May, William Newman, James Fields, J.J. Rosen, Alex Tolbert, Andy Bailey, Clint Smith, Nicholas Holland

Mark Deutschmann’s [Village Real Estate] charitable organizations and revitalization projects were featured in the Nov./Dec. edition of The Residential Specialist Magazine.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote a column for the Tennessean about startup activity that was also picked up by the Knoxville Times and the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback GroupTennessean column offered great ideas on how to thank your business partners, clients or co-workers.

“12 South Lands Another Pontes Restaurant” was the third most read article on the NashvillePost.com this year. Miranda Whitcomb Pontes’ [Josephine] new venture opened last week.

The Nashville Business Journal ran a “Top 3” article by Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group] about recruitment strategies. 120613-NBJ-Top-3---Recruitment-Strategies-for-Your-Business

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] penned a guest column for the Nashville Business Journal about lessons she learned during the bytes of knowledge office move.

Edley’s Bar-B-Q [William Newman] was highlighted in the Nashville Scene for its “Battle of the Carolers” event in East Nashville. The event benefited the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

James Fields’ [Concept TechnologyTennessean column focused on the phase-out of Windows XP, and the risks of holding on to the software after Microsoft has ended customer support and security updates.

Sunday’s Tennessean featured a column by J.J. Rosen [Atiba] about the evolution of Christmas shopping via mobile devices.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was interviewed in a Tennessean news video regarding confusion over the Affordable Care Act. Bernard Health was also highlighted in a MidLevelU.com blog series called the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] Tennessean column provided advice on how to cope with your startup’s roller-coaster ride.

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Join us in congratulating Clint Smith [Emma] and Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], who have each been named a finalist for the 2013 Technology Council Awards. Clint is up for Company of the Year and Nicholas is in the running for Innovator of the Year.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] is a finalist in the Data Analytics category for the Fierce IT Awards, sponsored by the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthCare and FierceMoblieIT.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Darek Bell, Jeff Turner, J.J. Rosen, Andy Bailey, Arnie Malham, Alex Tolbert, Ashlyn Hines, Debbie Gordon, Justin Crosslin, Scott Snoyer, Julie May and Tim Ozgener

EsquireTV focused a segment of their show Alternate Route on Corsair Artisan [Darek Bell] called “Renegade Whiskeys at Corsair.”corsair-esquire

Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] offered four tips to AGBeat on how to survive as a seasonal business.

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J.J. Rosen [Atiba] penned his Tennessean column on the most common flubs made by start-up companies.

Andy Bailey [Petra] focused on three reasons why you should stop micromanaging your business in his Sunday Tennessean column.

Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising] was quoted in a CNN Money/Fortune Magazine article about business trends for 2014. cj-ad

In his Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] provided information on the Medicare Shared Savings program and how it effects seniors.

Bristol Development [Ashlyn Hines] was written up in the Nashville Business Journal for their new 236-unit apartment project in Louisville.

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] was prominently featured in the Nashville Post’s Entrepreneurs Issue with contributions to an article titled “Don’t Fear the F-Word,” which focused on the benefits of failure in a business venture.

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Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal’s Corporate Giving Awards for their employee volunteer hours with organizations like The United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] was recognized by the Nashville Next Awards as top growth company in the products and services category.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for the Tennessean about technology lingo, defining technical words like “Spaghetti,” “Cookie” and “Java.”

The Nashville Scene penned a profile on Oz, Tim Ozgener’s new art center in North Nashville, calling it “the space that could galvanize the local arts scene.”

EO Members in the News: Ashlyn Hines, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, David Waddell, Tim Ozgener, Dan Hogan, Andy Bailey, Arnie Malham, Debbie Gordon, Alex Tolbert, Nicholas Holland, Julie May, Ben Goldberg

Ashlyn Hines [bristol development group] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the popularity of “Cottage Developments” in Nashville.

Josephine, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes’ new restaurant, was featured in a Nashville Scene article anticipating the restaurant’s grand opening.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] penned his column for the Memphis Daily News about “Keeping Your Eye on the Ball” when it comes to the financial market.

Tim Ozgener’s Oz, a new contemporary arts and special event center, was covered on the front page of The Tennessean in an article titled “For Art Lovers, There is no Place like Oz in Nashville”. Tim was also interviewed by WSMV on their 6 o’clock broadcast.

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Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix]partnership with IBM was written up  in a Nashville Post article and was featured as a profile story in their 2014 Entrepreneurs Issue .

dan-hogan-nashville-postAndy Bailey [Petra] write a blog for smallbizdaily.com about creating a winning game plan and was quoted, along with Arnie Malham [cj advertising], in The Nashville Post Entrepreneur Issue article about letting your company go, whether in selling or in turning over control. nashville-post-entreprenuer-issue

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] was also prominently featured in the Entrepreneurs Issue with contributions to an article titled “Don’t Fear the F-Word”, which focused on the benefits of failure in a business venture.

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Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] provided insight into President Obama’s announced change to the health care reform law in a Nashville Business Journal Biz Blog and was quoted along with Nicholas Holland [populr.me] and Julie May [bytes of knowledge] in this week’s Nashville Business Journal Cover Story. The three EO Nashville members explained what they would do if they were mayor for a day.

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Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality], and his brother Max, were featured in The Nashville Business Journal’s photo of the week section.

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