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]

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Andy Bailey, Christopher Redhage, Debbie Gordon, Clint Smith, Alex Tolbert, Charles Robert Bone, Julie May, James Fields, John Rowley

Happy Monday EO Nashville members. Here’s your weekly wrap-up for everything that you want to know about EO Nashville members in the news.

In August, Dan Hogan [Medalogix] wrote an article for Health Management Technology magazine on incorporating analytics into EMRs. You can read the piece here.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column for the Journal Star also posted on Monster.com and the Orange County Register. The article detailed “5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Boss Today.”

In another installment of EO Nashville guest columns for the Nashville Business Journal, Christopher Redhage [ProviderTrust] published an article about discovering the authentic leader within you.

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Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] also published an NBJ column. Hers was titled “Top 7 steps to cultivate leaders within your organization.”

Clint Smith [Emma] was featured in The New York Times on Aug. 14 in an article about Emma’s reinvention of its marketing and communications platform.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] opened a third Nashville-area retail store in Cool Springs. The NBJ and Nashville Post covered the news.

Twelve Bone McAllester Norton attorneys, including EO Nashville member Charles Robert Bone, have been named to the 20th edition of the Best Lawyers in America 2014. Check out the clip here.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for yesterday’s Tennessee on responsive Web design.

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James Fields [Concept Technology] also wrote a column for the Sunday Tennessean. His column was on protecting your online and mobile conversations. You can read it here.

Finally, in ongoing coverage of Fletcher Rowley‘s [John Rowley] inclusion in the season premiere of AMC’s “The Pitch,” which ran Aug. 15, AdAge covered the post airing twist: while it looked like Fletcher Rowley “lost,” ultimately, they “won” and was hired. You can read the breakdown here.

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: David Waddell, Dan Hogan, Arnie Malham, Mark Deutschmann, Alex Tolbert, Andy Bailey, Nicholas Holland, Alan Looney, Jeff Turner, Jon Aaron and Debbie Gordon

EO Nashville members sure stay busy. Here’s this week’s wrap-up.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] appeared on Fox Business’ Money with Melissa Francis last Thursday. View the clip here.

David also appeared in the Nashville Business Journal last week. His column was titled “Urbanization equals global opportunities.”

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Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal for his company’s release of Medalogix 2.0. Read more here.

Arnie Malham [cj Advertising] appeared on Nashville’s News Channel 5 Monday. View the clip here.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal a few weeks ago. The story highlighted Mark as a principal at Core Development, which is planning a new cottage-style residential project on the far west side of Sylvan Park.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] guest column appeared in the Tennessean on Sunday. In the column, Alex discussed the difference between a “customer” and “consumer.”

Also a guest columnist for the Tennessean, Andy Bailey [Petra] discussed how important it is to take time building your team and steps on how to ensure you hire “A” players.

Andy Bailey was also in the Nashville Post’s spring issue, where he was quoted on the value he places on spending time away from work with his children.

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Andy appeared on CEOBlogNation.com as a guest blogger. He wrote about the difference between having a job and having a business.

A big congratulations to Andy who was named a Williamson County Impact Awards honoree. The Nashville Business Journal reported the full list of honorees Friday.

Nicholas Holland [Populr.me] appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. Read the Executive Q&A here.

Alan Looney [Castle Homes] was quoted in an article in Sunday’s Tennessean about Castle Home’s Southern Living Idea House. The story noted that the home will become a luxury B&B and event center.

Clint Smith [Emma] appeared in the Nashville Post’s spring issue. The feature depicts Emma’s journey as a business.

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The Nashville Business Journal’s first CEO Roundtable section featured Jeff Turner [Turner Machine Co.] and Jon Aron [The Pasta Shoppe]. The CEO Roundtable was focused on manufacturing. You can read more here and here.

Congratulations to Jon Aron [The Pasta Shoppe] and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] who were named to the 2013 Nashville Post All-Star Board.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Best Places to Work Honorees, Nashville Post 2013 In Charge, Clint Smith, Nicholas Holland, Ben Goldberg, Darek Bell, Darren Metz, Clay Blevins, Dan Hogan and Jeff Turner

It’s time for this week’s wrap up. Take a look at what your fellow EO Nashville members have been up to. A few congratulations may be in order.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for being named Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work honorees:

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville and Catalyst members for being named to the Nashville Post’s 2013 In Charge list.

Emma [Clint Smith] and Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] were mentioned in last week’s Nashville Post story titled “A network of hard-charging startups has the potential to remake Nashville as the next big tech city.” Click here to read the full story.

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Clint Smith was also mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal’s article last Thursday. Clint was one of a few panelists at last week’s Nashville Business Journal Entrepreneur Exchange event. He, with the other panelists, agreed that to make a sale, try giving it away first.

Patterson House‘s [Ben Goldberg] cocktail, Smoking in the Armchair, was named Esquire‘s cocktail of the week Feb. 18. The cocktail includes Nashville’s own Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] spiced rum.

NovaCopy‘s [Darren Metz] 3D printers made it on WKRN-TV News 2 Nashville. Click here to watch the indepth report on 3D Printers with NovaCopy’s Melissa Ragsdale and Jamey Tucker.

Comfort Supply [Clay Blevins] was featured in HVACR Business’ January/February issue. The article focused on why and how to use YouTube to expand your brand awareness.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was highlighted in Caring Magazine’s recent issue. The article was an exploration of three leading health care technology innovators who have responded to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Jeff Turner’s [National Storm Shelters] game plan for staying safe this storm season with the right shelter appeared in Acreage Life Magazine this month.

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WKRN recently visited National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] to learn about the increase in customer calls and storm shelter sales after the latest wave of tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee. Watch the video clip here.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Hannah Paramore, Alex Tolbert, James Fields, Bob Bernstein, Ben Goldberg, Michael Brody-Waite, Dan Hogan, David Waddell, Clint Smith, Charles Bone and Andy Bailey

It’s not a surprise that we have lots of news to share with you this week. EO Nashville members have been busy!

In last week’s Nashville Business Journal, Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency] discussed the significant impact DISC profiling had on her business.

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Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was highlighted in last week’s NBJ as one of the companies taking the cue from the retail world and changing how they connect with customers.

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James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] bi-weekly column appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. In this week’s article, James discussed the benefits of versioned replication as a means to backup your files.

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Nashville Scene posted a “How did Nashville get to be the it city” timeline which mentioned two EO Nashville members’ companies:

  • Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] which, in 1993, opened as the first coffeehouse to establish a lasting foothold in Nashville. The Scene also noted 1996 as the year Bongo Java’s “Nun Bun” made national headlines.
  • Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg], which opened in the fall of 2011, for getting immediate acclaim from The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and more.

InQuicker.com [Michael Brody-Waite] has gotten lots of press recently. Last Friday, the Nashville Business Journal featured the company twice. Click here and here to see the stories. The Phoenix Physicians group invited members of the company on their radio program to do a Q&A. Listen to a replay of the show here. CBS covered InQuicker’s launch in San Antonio. Click to read more here.

News-Line for Home Care Professionals featured Medalogix‘s [Dan Hogan] new software, Medalogix 2.0. The newly-released software is the newest version of the company’s post-acute specific predictive modeling software.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] appeared in this week’s Nashville Ledger. In his column, David discusses the saying “As goes January, so goes the rest of the year” and the likeliness that a strong January predicts a strong annual return.

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Clint Smith [Emma] and Charles Norton [Bone McAllester Norton] were panelists today at NBJ’s Entrepreneur Exchange where attendees were able to get in the minds of real business owners and learn what works…and what doesn’t.

In his column in today’s Tennessean, Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] discussed his love for quotes and how they can have a positive impact in the workplace.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Steve Curnutte, Debbie Gordon, JT Terrell, Kevin Ross, James Fields, Nicholas Holland and Clinton Smith

It’s time for this week’s roundup. Here’s what EO Nashville members have been up to this week.

According to a story in the Nashville Post on February 2, Allen Printing [Steve Curnutte] recently bought Nashville Bindery Co., a venerable player in Nashville’s printing sector.

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management & S3 Consulting] will be presenting at the Nashville Business Journal’s Crash Course on Advancing Through Leadership on March 20, 2013. Learn more here.

Music City Tents & Events [JT Terrell] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal story about new event venues recently popping up in Nashville. JT Terrell was quoted saying he anticipates the events market to grow by as much as 50 percent in part because of developments including Music City Center, the new Omni hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame expansion.

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Nashville tech firms Metova [Kevin Ross], Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields], CentreSource [Nicholas Holland] and Emma [Clinton Smith] appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. Click here to see how the firms are finding ways to fill tech jobs.

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