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:

 

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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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: David Waddell, Will Newman, Ricky Scott, Darek Bell, John Rowley, Ben Hanback, Charlie Brock, Tim Ozgener, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Alex Tolbert, J.J. Rosen, Martin Renkis, Dan Hogan, Julie May, Nancy Leach, James Fields, Charles Bone, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Patrick Burke, Best in Business

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was featured in a Commercial Appeal article about new startups in Memphis.

The Nashville Post published a story on Edley’s [Will Newman] expansion in 12 South.

The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] was prominently featured in the most recent issue of Entrepreneur Startups Magazine.

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The Music City Center, which featured Bell and Associates [Darek Bell] on it’s construction team, won the top prize in the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The Tennessean covered the story.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] has won the highest honor in craft distilling, the “Bubble Cap” award from the American Distilling Institute. Read the full story at The Nashville Scene.com. The Distillery was also featured in a Nashville Lifestyles article about the booming Tennessee whiskey business.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] was a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show, where he contributed to the discussion on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case dealing with the  a corporation’s religious freedom.

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Ben Hanback’s [Regions Insurance] Tennessean column focused on choosing to change your attitude.

The Memphis Daily News  and Nooga.com wrote about Launch Tennessee‘s [Charlie Brock] “100 Girls of Code” workshop coming to Memphis this summer.

Oz [Tim Ozgener] was featured in the Guardian’s Nashville city guide as one of the top 10 art galleries, art spaces and cultural events. The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene covered Oz’s “Thursday Night Things” series with a feature on artist Herb Williams’ show, “Personal Best”. The event was a huge success, drawing over 500 attendees.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] postcard about Successful vs. Unsuccessful people was featured in a LinkedIn post by Dave Kerpen, New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Likeable. The post has now been repurposed and shared across the Web, with articles in BusinessInsider, Yahoo Finance, MediaBistro and OPRAH.com, just to name a few. Andy’s Tennessean column focused on finding was to constantly improve your business, even when you think you are doing well and his column in the Nashville Business Journal addressed setting goals for accountability.

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The Nashville Business Journal caught up with InQuicker‘s [Michael Brody-Waite] headline story from 2013 in which the company detailed its approach to growth. Today, the company has grown from 21 to 30 employees.

The Tennessean quoted Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] in an article about Vanderbilt’s cancer coverage gap through the Affordable Health Care Act. Alex’s most recent Tennessean column focused on the changing face of primary care. Bernard Health was also featured in a Eyewitness News 3 report about the March 31 Healthcare deadline.

J.J. Rosen’s [AtibaTennessean column offered advice on how to be a great project manager.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on Smartvue Corporation [Martin Renkis] raising $3.85 million in a Series A investment round.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was quoted in the Health and Tech Beats section of the Nashville Business Journal.

The Nashville Business Journal covered “Mentoring Monday,” which connected over 150 women with potential mentors, including Julie May [bytes of knowledge], Brittany Lorenzi [Cushman &Wakefield | Cornerstone] and Nancy Leach [Facility Planners].

James Fields’ [Concept TechnologyTennessean column analyzed the benefits of high-tech light bulbs.

Bone McAllseter Norton [Charles Bone] ranked tenth on the Nashville Business Journal’s top law firms list.

Nashville Lifestyles released its list of the 25 best dishes in Nashville, and a few of our EO Nashville members were included on the list. Pinewood Social‘s [Ben Goldberg] Egg in a Jar, the Tuck Special at Edley’s [Will Newman] and the Scallops at Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] were a few of the editor’s favorites.

Winners of the reader’s poll included:

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was highlighted in a six-page Nashville Lifestyles story that walks readers through the Izakaya experience.

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Congratulations the following EO Nashville members who were recognized as finalists for  The Nashville Business Journal Best in Business Awards.

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Recent Catalyst graduate Rhodes Car [Bill Pomakoy] received international attention this week when England’s Price Harry took one of the company’s four-wheeled bikes for a spin. The Tennessean covered the story.

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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: James Fields, Best Places to Work, Andy Bailey, Tom Turner, David Waddell and John Rowley

Here’s the EO Nashville wrap-up for this week and last.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. In his column, James discussed how Internet users can protect their privacy online.

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Congratulations to the following EO Nashville companies who were honored with Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work awards:

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In his most recent Tennessean column, Andy Bailey [Petra] discussed how inspiration is a catalyst for growth. Read his story here.

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Andy Bailey’s bi-weekly column on SmallBizDaily.com detailed the importance of understanding your team members’ strengths to grow your business.

In his recent column in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed how it has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors.

John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] was quoted in Campaigns and Elections. Read what he had to say here.

Welcome EO Nashville’s Newest Batch of Members

New member companies support a combined 98 employees and $25,980,000 in annual sales

The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) announced the addition of seven new members to its group of Middle Tennessee business owners.

The new members bring a combined $25,980,000 in annual sales and 98 full-time employees to the group’s ranks. Three-fourths of the new member companies are located in Williamson Country, with the remaining fourth calling Davidson County home.

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 113 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

“Entrepreneurs come to our chapter to grow their companies, add jobs and develop their leadership skills through peer-to-peer mentoring with other local business professionals,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “We’re excited to welcome these newest members, and to help them advance their businesses.

The seven new members are:

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Tom Beach

Tom Beach, CEO of City Saver, a marketing company that produces coupon books and smartphone applications that help schools fundraise. Founded in 2004, City Saver’s products have raised over eight million dollars for local schools and charities. Beach is a graduate of Milligan College.

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David Box

David Box, co-founder and principal of Trinisys, a software company that provides a data capture, integration and rapid Web development platform. He is a software developer turned entrepreneur, having founded Trinisys in 2004. Box graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s of computer science.

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William Kirkland

William Kirkland, who founded The Kirkland Company in 2007. The real estate brokerage firm specializes in selling apartment communities; something Kirkland has had personal experience in for 12 years. Kirkland has closed over 125 transactions totaling half a billion in sales since 2005.

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Greg Luken

Greg Luken, CEO of Luken, a financial advisory firm that handles the financial affairs for a select group of successful families. He is a native of Elizabethtown, Ky. and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He worked as vice president of investments with Morgan Keegan, PaineWebber and Aintree Capital before founding Luken Investment Group, a predecessor to his current firm.

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Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy, who founded the technical staffing firm Vertek Solutions, Inc. in 2006. The firm specializes in IT, telecommunications and engineering. Murphy attended State University of New York College at Oswego and Potsdam.

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Adam Sinks

Timothy Adam Sinks, president and co-founder of Full Circle Disposal, LLC, a waste management company that hauls and disposes of construction and demolition waste. A Nashville native, Sinks attended the University of Tennessee. He served in the Army until 2009 before starting Full Circle Disposal in 2010.

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Ricky Scott

Ricky Scott, partner and owner of The Kingston Group, a residential construction, development and investment group. A custom remodeler and builder, Scott founded The Kingston Group in 2007 with business partner Robbie Edwards. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering and engineering science.