EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Darek Bell, Ben Hanback, Julie May, Bob Bernstein, George Uribe, JJ Rosen, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Debbie Gordon, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Martin Renkis

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] most recent columns for The Memphis Daily News include an August 28 piece on the rising federal funds rate, and a September 6 piece on emerging markets economies.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was featured on the cover of this month’s Whisky Advocate. The distillery was also included in four articles within the publication: “10 Influential Craft Distillers to Watch,” “Craft Whiskey Moving On Up,” “Craft Nation” and “Craft Whiskey Stills.”

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Corsair also recently received press from Story Magazine, the Shanken News Daily (here and here) and on News Channel 5. You can watch that video here. Darek’s other company, Bell & Associates Construction L.P., also recently won two ENR Southeast 2013 ‘Best Projects’ Awards: one for the Music City Center and the second for the Foothills Parkway Bridge. You can read the full list of award winners here.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback Group] monthly Tennessean column ran September 1. The column reminded us to enjoy the present moment.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] also ran a column in the Tennessean. Her piece asked, “Is a virtual team right for your project?”

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Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java] will open a new coffee shop in the Omni Nashville hotel. Bob was also included in today’s Nashville Business Journal in the cover story about interview questions. Fellow EO Nashville members George Uribe [Guestbooker.com], JJ Rosen [Atiba], Ben Hanback, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] were also quoted in the article.

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Andy Bailey’s [Petra] most recent Tennessean column gave tips on purchasing swag.

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The Nashville Business Journal also covered InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] landing its first local client, Saint Thomas Health.

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Additionally, congratulations to Martin Renkis [Smartvue], which won a New Product of the Year award from Security Products Magazine for its Cloud Video Surveillance product.


EO Nashville Members in the News: John Rowley, James Fields, Alex Tolbert, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Andy Bailey, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Gabriel Smith and Will Newman

Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly wrap up of EO Nashville members in the news.

AMC The Pitch announced it will feature Fletcher | Rowley [John Rowley] on its first episode August 15.

The Tennessean featured James Fields’ [Concept Technology] bi-weekly column Sunday. In this week’s column, James discussed 3-D printing.


The Nashville Business Journal featured Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] executive profile Friday.

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The Nashville Post mentioned Bernard Health’s new Midtown lease.

The Tennessean featured Burger Up [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] in an article titled “Nashville is home to many new tastes.”

CAL SAE the Executive featured a column written by Andy Bailey [Petra] in this month’s issue.

The Tennessean published Andy Bailey’s column Thursday titled “If/Then method helps evaluate workers.”

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The Tennessean reported that Legacy Instruction Media [Gabriel Smith] recently purchased the historic Rose-Acuff building that once was home to some of Nashville’s most famous recording companies.

Style Blueprint ran a piece about how to host a beer garden party and featured The Filling Station [Will Newman] as a great spot to fill up your growler for a backyard gathering.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Michael Brody-Waite, Christopher Redhage, Hannah Paramore, Benjamin Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, David Waddell, Clint Smith and Andy Bailey

Here’s the weekly scoop on what some of Nashville’s greatest entrepreneurs are working on.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] and Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] were featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes section last week. View their Q&As here.

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ProviderTrust [Christopher Redhage] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal last week. The article highlighted ProviderTrust’s new product launch, VendorProof, which is expected to double the company’s revenue.

Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency] appeared in last week’s Nashville Business Journal. Hannah will be a panelist at the strategic forum for women business owners, Powerful Women, on June 26.

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News that Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] plans to open Pinewood Social, a new concept for Nashville’s Rolling Mill Hill in one of the city’s historic trolley barns, was published in The Tennessean, Nashville Scene and Nashville Business Journal, among other outlets.

Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] was mentioned in the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene this week. The publications mentioned Miranda’s plan to join forces with Sal Avila to open a new restaurant, Prima, in the Gulch.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News today. The column was titled, “Reacting To Fed Dread.”

Emma [Clint Smith] was mentioned by Business 2 Community as one of the top five email marketing tools to help you grow your business.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] was featured as a guest blogger on SmallBizDaily’s website. His bi-weekly blog discussed the key to a successful business: employee appreciation.

Andy Bailey’s column in The Tennessean also ran today. His column gave readers 5 ways to brush up on networking skills.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Best in Business, Top 50 Restaurants, Sam Sanchez, James Fields, Darek Bell and Dan Hogan

Many congratulations are in order for the members of EO Nashville. See how they’ve been keeping so busy.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members who were named Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business:

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Nashville Lifestyles’ April issue listed the top 50 restaurants in Nashville. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for making the list:

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Sam Sanchez [Sperry’s Restaurant] appeared in last week’s Nashville Today. The story reported that Sam and his business partner plan to expand their two restaurant concepts to Florence, Ala.

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The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] appeared in The Tennessean’s Five to Try section Friday. Ben Goldberg also appeared in Inside Vandy, Vanderbilt’s student newspaper and the Nashville Business Journal. You can read these stories here and here.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in The Tennessean last Sunday. In his column he discussed the importance of and how to choose the right business software.

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Congratulations to Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell], who recently won the #1 gin in the 50 Best Gins competition.

Congratulations to Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] and Dan Hogan [Medalogix], both honorees of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 class of Health Care Heroes. Honorees were selected for their contributions to Nashville’s community and health care industry by a panel of judges.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Nicholas Holland, David Waddell, Benjamin Goldberg, James Fields, Miranda Pontes, Darren Metz, Darek Bell, Andy Bailey and Dan Hogan

Hey EO Nashville members, here’s your weekly wrap up.

Nicholas Holland [Populr], who launched Populr last Tuesday, was featured in VentureBeat last week.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in last week’s Nashville Ledger. In his column, Waddell discussed three keys to determining stock success.

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Benjamin & Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were featured in the Nashville Ledger on Friday. Read the article here.

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James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] bi-weekly column appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. This week’s article discussed 4 more trends for 2013: cloud migration, 3D printing, the ideal viewing experience and insourcing.

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Miranda Pontes [Burger Up] was featured in The Tennessean yesterday. The article announced her plan to open a new restaurant in the 12South Flats. The restaurant will be called Josephine.

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NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “case study” section on Friday. The case study detailed how NovaCopy fueled its growth by building, not buying.

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Congratulations to Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell], whose Triple Smoke Whiskey won the “Artisan Whiskey of the Year” award for Whisky Advocate Magazine. The Tennessean announced the news yesterday.

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Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column appeared in The Tennessean this morning. This week’s column discussed five routines to incorporate into your business practices.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was mentioned in today’s Nashville Business Journal as one of Nashville’s local companies that has sprung up to bridge that gap between patients at home and their clinicians.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Kevin Ross, Dan Hogan, Miranda Pontes, James Fields, Lisa York and Michael Hodges

Let’s take a look at this week’s EO Nashville members in the news recap.

Last Friday, Kevin Ross [Metova] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” section.

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Congratulations to Dan Hogan [Medalogix] who won the Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO” award.

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Burger Up [Miranda Pontes] was featured as Southern Exposure Magazine’s “restaurant spotlight” in the magazine’s Holiday 2012 issue.

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James Fields’ [Concept Technology, Inc.] weekly column appear in the Tennessean on Sunday. In this week’s article, James Outside detailed reasons to consider Internet content filtering for your business.

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EO Catalyst member Lisa York [Puka Organizing] will be featured on an episode of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Puka Organizing was the professional organizing element of the project, working alongside a licensed therapist, a hazardous waste removal company and several volunteers for the first day. They worked independently with the homeowner for 3 additional days, successfully transforming the home into one that is habitable. The episode will be airing in early 2013.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] has opened a new location at 2500 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville and 201 West Main Street in Hendersonville. Read The Tennessean story here.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Miranda Pontes, John Rowley, James Fields, Mark Deutschmann, Brian Biesman, Glenn McConnell and Dan Hogan

For this week’s EO Nashville media wrap-up…

Miranda Pontes [Burger Up] was featured in NashvilleGuru.com. The story included an interview with Miranda.

John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] made an appearance on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry show Tuesday morning.

The Tennessean featured James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] bi-weekly column on Sunday, which discussed several options for hosted file sharing.

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A story about Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] volunteering with Hands On Nashville to help make a home in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood more energy efficient was featured in Friday’s Tennessean.

The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery awarded Dr. Brian Biesman [Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery] with the 2012 Henry Baylis Award. The award recognizes a member of the Society who has contributed to the expansion of knowledge and practice in the discipline of aesthetic facial surgery.

Music City Tents & Events [Glenn McConnell] was mentioned in Wednesday’s Nashville Business Journal. The story discussed what effects the CMAs have for stars, writers and tent companies.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in BioSupply Trends’ October issue. The article mentioned Medalogix’s predictive modeling tool designed to reduce rehospitalization rates and boost quality of care for patients.

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