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.”

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Darek Bell, Ben Goldberg, Bob Bernstein, Rebecca Donner, Ben Hanback, Julie May, Alex Tolbert, J.J. Rosen, James Fields

Take a look at what your fellow EO Nashville members were up to this week:

Darek Bell [Corsair Artisan] was mentioned in a New York Times article called “The Gin Goes Back into the Barrel,” about distilleries focused on aged spirits.

Ben and his brother Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] were spotlighted in the “Who to Meet” section of The Nashville Business Journal and offered their thoughts on the Nashville restaurant scene.

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A CNN Travel article about unique aspects of Nashville mentioned Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java] and the infamous Mother Teresa cinnamon bun found at his coffee shop in 1996.

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Medical Construction & Design posted a story about Inner Design’s [Rebecca Donnner] transformation of a Wal-Mart into an upscale health center.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback Group] Tennessean column focused on the importance of building and maintaining relationships. The Tennessean also penned an article about Regions Insurance partnering with The Hanback Group to expand its employee benefits practice in Middle Tennessee.

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Julie May’s [bytes of knowledgeTennessean column focused on the new Healthcare.gov website, and why a lack of communication secured its downfall. Julie also wrote a blog for the Nashville Business Journal about the migration to a new spam filter.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about health insurance costs for families. Alex also wrote his column for The Tennessean about glitches in the Medicare website before Healthcare.gov even began.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] penned his column for The Tennessean about the change in the 9-to-5 work schedule.

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James Fields’ [Concept Technology] Sunday column in the Tennessean focused on wearable technology like the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch and the Google Glass.

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 Members in the news: Julie May, Charles May, John Kepley, Mark Deutschmann, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Clay Blevins, Greg Greenwell, David Waddell, J.J. Rosen, Tom Turner, Will Newman, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Nancy Leach, John Aron, Charles Bone, Carl Haley, Clint Smith, Scott Snoyer, Joe Freedman, JT Terrell, Evan Austill, Bryan Ansley, Dan Hogan

Last week was an eventful one for EO Nashville, with award nominations and extensive media coverage for many of our members. Take a look at what your fellow entrepreneurs were up to:

EO Nashville’s Moveable Feast was featured on the Nashville Lifestyles event page, check out photos from the event here.

Julie and Charles May [bytes of knowledge] gave a tour of the new b:ok headquarters to the Nashville Business Journal.  Julie was also quoted in a Tennessean article about the difficulty of finding venture funding in Nashville.

John Kepley [Teknetex] and Julie May shared their insights on starting a business at the Entrepreneur Exchange panel discussion, hosted by the Nashville Business Journal. John was also featured in the Journal’s last Call Section, offering his Pandora playlist to readers.

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The Tennessean published an article about Core Development’s [Mark Deutschmann] plans for a mixed-use redevelopment project in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] penned an article for Business News Daily about the five health benefit tips for startups, and wrote his column for the Tennessean on why employers will shift to individual health coverage. Alex was also quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about health insurance exchanges.

Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] was named Whisky Magazine’s “Innovator of the Year” for the second year in a row, adding to its list of awards in 2013. The Nashville Scene wrote an article on the company’s accomplishments.

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Distribution Center Magazine mentioned Comfort Supply’s [Clay Blevins] achievement as an Inc. fastest-growing private company on the cover of its October issue.

Greg Greenwell [TotalPrint] offered advice on how to successfully buy a business in this week’s edition of The Nashville Business Journal.

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In his monthly column for the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] gave his opinion on media coverage of the rising debt ceiling.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] penned an article for The Tennessean that focused on maintaining the reputation of a business.

Tom Turner [DSi] wrote a morale column for the Nashville Business Journal titled “Three ways to keep your employees happy.”

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The Nashville Business Journal quizzed Will Newman [Edley’s Bar-B-Que] about his favorite places to eat and things to do in their Last Call section.
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In awards news, the Nashville Business Journal announced the nominees for “Most Admired CEO”. Congratulations to the following EO Members:

Private Companies with 10-25 Employees
Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker]
Nancy Leach [Facility Planners]
Julie May [bytes of knowledge]

Private Companies with 26-100 Employees
John Aron [The Pasta Shoppe]
Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton]
Carl Haley [Grand Avenue]

Private Companies with 101-500 Employees
Clint Smith [Emma Inc.]

The NEXT award nominees were also announced this week, and EO Nashville was well represented:

Products and Services
Scott Snoyer [Brand Imaging Group]
Joe Freedman, JT Terrell [Music City Tents]

Health Care
Evan Austill [Patient Focus]

Entrepreneur of the Year
Bryan Ansley [FNB Merchants]
Darek Bell [Corsair Artisan]
Dan Hogan [Medalogix]

EO Nashville Members in the News: Darek Bell, Alan Looney, JJ Rosen, Alex Tolbert, William Kirkland

It’s Friday, which means EO Nashville Members in the News wrap-up time. Read on to find out what EO Nashville members are up to. (If you have updates to share, please email them to Erin at erin@bradfordgroup.com).

Here we go:

Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] wrote an article on smoked whiskeys for Distiller Magazine.

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USA Today also featured Corsair in its “Spirited journey along Tennessee’s Whiskey Trail.” Additionally, Liquor.com included Corsair Red Absinthe in an article about 9 Category-Defying Spirits. Read the article here.

Castle Homes [Alan Looney] has been featured several times in various publications and newspapers over the last few weeks for Southern Living’s 2013 Idea House, which the company built.

JJ Rosen [Atiba] wrote a column for the Tennessean on BYOD and mobile devices. JJ also had a column run in today’s NBJ, titled “Top 5 Simple Ways to Get More Leads Online.”

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] also penned a column for the Tennessean. His was on the new health insurance exchanges.

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Alex was also interviewed by Yahoo! Small Business Daily for an article in which he advised employers (with 50 employees or less) to drop their group health plan.

The Nashville Post covered The Kirkland Company’s [William Kirkland] representation of the seller of Murfreesboro’s Stones Creek Apartments. You can read about the deal here.

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: James Fields, Eric Jackson, Darek Bell, Darren Metz, Dan Hogan, Andy Bailey, Nashville Business Journal Small Business Awards finalists

A look at EO Nashville members’ news and accomplishments for the week.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology, Scout Staffing] column in The Tennessean published Sunday. In his column, James discussed how to backup your home computer to preserve important records.

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Eric Jackson’s [Keystone Business Solutions] guest column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal Friday. He discussed the meaning behind acronym TANSTAAFL.

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Slate.com quoted Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] in its article about the trend in high proof spirits. Slate also mentioned Corsair Distillery in an article titled, “Craft Whiskey Isn’t Necessarily Better.”

The Caribbean Journal named Corsair’s Spiced Rum one of the 10 best American rum’s. The Daily Meal also named Corsair one of the 25 top craft distillery tours in the US.

USA Today and BBC featured NovaCopy‘s [Darren Metz] work on the 3D prosthetic foot for duck Buttercup. News shows Fox and Friends, CNN and NBC’s The Today Show also mentioned the story.

Southern Alpha featured a Q&A with Dan Hogan [Medalogix] Tuesday.

The Tennessean featured Andy Bailey’s [Petra] column this morning. In the article, Andy talked about how a cell phone can be more of a distraction than a tool.

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The Journal Star featured Andy Bailey’s column “5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Boss Today.”

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members who were named 2013 Small Business Awards finalists by the Nashville Business Journal:

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