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!

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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.
edleys 10.18 nbjAndy Bailey’s [Petra] weekly column in The Tennessean gave advice on how to be a good leader.

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: 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.

092713 NBJ Boost your teams morale to boost your business

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: David Waddell, Martin Renkis, Darren Metz, Tom Turner, Andy Bailey, Eric Jackson, Darek Bell, Tim Ozgener and John Rowley

Time for another weekly wrap-up. Here’s the scoop on what EO Nashville members have been up to.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] regular column in the Memphis Daily News discussed the stock market and asked the question, “How high can we go?” His column was also featured in the Nashville Ledger.

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David Waddell was also recently mentioned in a Barron’s article titled, “Tiny funds, big prospects.” David was quoted saying he’s not only willing to give small funds a closer look, but also goes looking for them.

Congratulations to Smartvue [Martin Renkis] whose cloud video surveillance won iBusiness Magazine’s Top 25 Enterprise Business Application award.

The Nashville Ledger featured a story on how 3-D ‘printing’ offers a new dimension in product visualization and cites NovaCopy [Darren Metz] as a company on the forefront of the revolution.

DSi [Tom Turner] was featured in the Nashville Ledger twice this week. One story detailed the new trend in the market called e-discovery or data mining. The second warned readers to be careful of what they type and view on company computer.

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EO Nashville members Andy Bailey [Petra] and Eric Jackson [Keystone Business Solutions] were quoted in the Nashville Business Journal today. The story described how EO Nashville members learn from shared experiences in EO Nashville forums.

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Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal for their work on the Music City Center.

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OZ [Tim Ozgener] was mentioned by the Nashville Business Journal for its hipness.

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Keep an eye out for John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] who will be on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC tomorrow morning (9AM-11AM CST).

EO Nashville Members in the News: Tom Turner, Mike Rustici, Martin Renkis, Elliott Holt, Andy Bailey, James Fields, Nicholas Holland, Julie May, Charles May and Darek Bell

EO Nashville members stay busy. This week’s no exception.

Tom Turner [DSi] was featured in Document Media where he detailed the seven steps to building an information management policy.

Rustici Software [Mike Rustici] announced the launch of Tin Can API version 1.0 after three years of work.

At the 2013 International Security Conference, Smartvue Corporation [Martin Renkis] launched its Smartvue S9i cloud video surveillance server, powered by Intel NUC and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure.

Congratulations to Smartvue Corporation who won the 2013 Security Products’ Government Security award for cloud computing. The awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories.

MedCityNews reported last week that Medi-Copy Services [Elliott Holt] became a partner with BOX.

Congrats to Andy Bailey [Petra Coach], who was a Williamson County Impact Award winner.

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Andy Bailey’s regular column in The Tennessean appeared in today’s paper. Andy wrote about improving your focus so that you can get more done in less time.

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James Fields’ [Concept Technology] bi-weekly column appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. This week James discussed changes to Microsoft’s Small Business Server.

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The Nashville Business Journal reported Wednesday that Concept Technology plans to join Germantown’s fair share of techies. Concept Technology will occupy 8,700 square feet inside the renamed BowTruss Building. The article mentions CentreSource and Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] who lease space at 1312 5th Ave. North in Germantown. EO Nashville members Julie and Charles May [bytes of knowledge] were also noted. The company will be relocating to 1212 6th Ave. North in the next five weeks from its current location at 3310 West End Ave.

Bell and Associates Construction [Darek Bell] was mentioned by World Interior Design Network for being one of the three construction companies that completed the construction of the Music City Center.

Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] was also featured on CBS today and was interviewed on the boom in craft spirits.

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.