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.

Congratulations on your success!

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: 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 Members in the news: Amy Tanksley, Jeff Turner, Taylor Milliken, Andy Bailey, Julie May, Joe Freedman, Ricky Scott, Darek Bell, Michael Brody-Waite, James Fields, JT Terrell

Check out what your fellow EO members have been up to this week:

Uncle Classic Barbershop [Amy Tanksley] hosted a “Shave the Date” event with the Nashville Predators this week. The Tennessean blogged about the event in which Brent Peterson, Nashville Predators hockey operations advisor, shaved his mustache to kick off “Movember” month of men’s health awareness and fundraising.

Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] penned an article for the Tennessean about the dangers of the fall storm season.

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Lawn and Landscape featured an article on the successful process of rebranding Taylor Milliken’s [Elite Landscaping/Milosi Landscaping] company.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] Tennessean column focused on the benefits of priority management over time management.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] was mentioned in a Southern Alpha blog post highlighting 28 powerful women in Nashville that you should follow on Twitter. She was also featured in another Southern Alpha article, this one by Moontoast founder Marcus Whitney, about why we should build a technology bridge between Nashville and London.  Julie wrote an article for Small Business Opportunities about the discontinuation of Google’s Postini spam filter, a column for The Nashville Business Journal about how to improve your e-commerce operations and a column for The Tennessean about the blueprint of software development

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Julie is also a finalist in the Stevie Awards “Woman of the Year” technology category and will attend the awards dinner in New York on November 8. The Tennesseean highlighted this accomplishment and provided details about the event.

A Nashville Business Journal article titled “Nashville Entrepreneurs Feel Confident about the Economy” focused on a recent study conducted by the Global Entrepreneur Organization and featured quotes from Joe Freedman [Music City Tents] and Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group].

Men’s Journal Magazine named Corsair Artisan [Darek Bell] “The Next Great American Whiskey” and penned an article about the company’s success.

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Entrepreneur Magazine’s online section “10 Questions” featured input from Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] about how to prepare for a trade show. Michael was also spotlighted in The Nashville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” editorial series.

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James Fields  [Concept Technology] focused his Tennessean column on how to hire smart technology employees.

The EO Nashville Moveable Feast was featured in The Nashville Business Journal’s “Working the Room” section.

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In fun, entertainment news,  Jenny Terrell, wife of JT Terrell [Music City Tents] landed a starring role on the new TNT television series “Private Lives of Nashville Wives.”  JT was mentioned in The Tennessean article about the cast.

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: Darren Metz, J.J. Rosen, Mark Deutschmann, Small Business Awards, Nicholas Holland, James Fields, Julie May

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s what your fellow EO Nashville members were up to last week.

Darren Metz [Novacopy] was quoted in an AP story about the TVA’s solar energy program.

In J.J. Rosen’s [Atiba] mobile column for the Tennessean, J.J. wrote about marketing via mobile devices.

The Nashville Post published an article about Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] selling cottages in Salemtown.

On Friday, the Nashville Business Journal printed profiles and Q&As with its recent batch of Small Business Awards finalists. EO Nashville members Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group], Jerry Baker [Conexess Group], Chris Corby [School Facility Management], Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health], John Kepley [teknetex], Mike Rustici [Rustici Software] and James Fields [Concept Technology] were featured.

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Nicholas Holland [Populr.me] was also featured in Friday’s Business Journal. The publication’s cover story focused on startup enterprises including Popular.me.

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James Fields [Concept Technology] penned a column for the Sunday Tennessean on business applications. You can read the clip here.

In her technology column in Sunday’s Tennessean, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] tackled the issue of whether or not businesses should use the “Square” mobile device to process credit card transactions. The paper followed up with a story on Monday about the thousands of Nashville businesses using the Square.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, JJ Rosen, Dan Hogan, John Rowley, Ricky Scott, Andy Bailey, Tom Beach, James Fields, Fastest-Growing Companies, Inc. 500|5000

In this week’s roundup:

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] and JJ Rosen [Atiba] both had columns run in Sunday’s Tennessean. Alex’s piece discussed the insurance options available on the new health care exchange, while JJ talked about turning your idea for an app into a reality.

Alex was also featured in two articles on Becker’s Spine Review. The first asked “What Spine Surgeons Need to Know About Insurance Premiums Next Year” and the second set up “6 Expectations for Spine Surgeons After Health Insurance Exchanges.

On Friday, two EO Nashville members had columns run as part of EO Nashville’s partnership with the Nashville Business Journal. Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column gave advice on launching a startup in Nashville, while John Rowley’s [Fletcher Rowley Inc.] piece listed five ideas to apply the political playbook to corporate branding. You can read both columns below.

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Rowley clipRanking 148th, The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] made Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Remodeling 550: Full-Service Remodelers list.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] spoke about his Aligntoday.com software on the SouthernAlpha blog. You can read the interview here. Andy’s Aug. 21 column in the Tennessean reminded us all that we need more gratefulness in our lives.

The Nashville Post recently reported that City Saver [Tom Beach] would soon launch its product in Seattle, the company’s sixth market.

On Aug. 18, James Fields [Concept Technology] published a column in the Sunday Tennessean on protecting our online and mobile conversations. You can read the column here.

Earlier this month, the Nashville Business Journal announced its 2013 25 Fastest-Growing Companies winners. The list included EO Nashville members:

And finally, though we already told you about the 19 EO Nashville members who were included in the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list, a few of those members shared the secrets of their success with the Tennessean on Sunday. You can read their interviews below.

Reboot Marketing [Allen Baler]

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Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

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Vaco clipComfort Supply [Clay Blevins]

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