EO Nashville Members in the News: Bryan Ansley, Darek Bell, Bill Kimberlin, Randi Lesnick, Charles Bone, Tim Ozgener, Traylor Woodall, David Waddell, Stephen Tallent, Charlie Brock, Steven Curnette, Benjamin Goldberg, Dan Hogan, Brittany Lorenz, Arnie Malham, Alan Young, Julie May, Bruce Buchanan, Ricky Scott, Barry Smith

Medicare.com [Bill Kimberlin] was listed by Business Insider as one of the most expensive domain names of all time, selling for $4.8 million this May.

Patrick Burke [Seed Hospitality] was on HLN discussing a new reservation app that’s making waves.

Randi Lesnick [Randi Events] was named one of the “World’s 40 Best High-End Luxury Event Planners” by The International Man.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] wrote on the VA physician shortage for his USA Today column.

Darek Bell [Corsair] was featured in Distiller Magazine about winning the Bubble Cap Award for distillery of the year. Corsair’s barrel-aged gin was highlighted on the Tasting Table, The distillery was named on one Nashville’s best by Nashville Lifestyles and were also quoted in the Upstart Business Journal and Houston Chronicle. Corsair Distillery was also featured in a Louisville Business Journal’s piece on starting a distillery.

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The Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post reported that Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] will be the presenting sponsor of Tennessee’s state accelerator The TENN. Charlie Brock also wrote on Tennessee startups focusing on the automotive industry for the Knoxville News Sentinel and regional accelerator preparations for pitch day for his Tennessean column.

The Tennessean reported on OZ Nashville’s [Tim Ozgener] inaugural Family Day will feature Dan Zanes and Friends, whose music has been featured on Sesame Street, Disney, Nickelodeon and others.

In the Memphis Daily News and Nashville Ledger, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] explained Asia’s dependence on US growth.

A news app developed by Mercury Intermedia [Stephen Tallent] was featured on Talking New Media.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was named one of Nashville Business Journal’s “25 Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2014”.

Arnie Malham [cj Advertising] and Alan Young [Armor Concepts] spearheaded an internship partnership with EO Nashville and the Vanderbilt football team, which was reported by the Tennessean

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Nashville Business Journal wrote about Secure Identity Systems’ [Bryan Ansley] expansion to the direct-to-consumer market.

David Frederisken [PatientFocus] spoke on his company’s recent partnership with Franklin-based Verus Healthcare for the Nashville Post.

Bruce E. Buchanan’s [Siskind Susser] was appointed to the Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee of American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Tennessean had the story.

Cushman & Wakefield [Brittany Lorenzi] brokers Dick Fleming and Buck Haltiwanger spoke on the convention center redevelop for the Nashville Business Journal. The firm was also hired by North Gulch Partners for a new Church Street development according to the Tennessean.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on The Kingston Group’s [Ricky Scott] new office space in West Nashville.

Strategic Hospitality’s [Benjamin Goldberg] Pinewood Social opened their pool area with an airstream for separate food service. According to the Nashville Business Journal, they will be involved in the food and beverage side of a new Printer’s Alley boutique hotel development.Showhomes’ [Bert Lyles] luxury staging strategies were featured in articles for Inc., My Suburban Life, Zillow as well as a video spot for Fusion TV.

Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was selected to serve as the United Way of Sumner County’s 2014 Campaign Chair. The Tennessean had the story.

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Dan Hogan [Medalogix] says his new Series A capital raise brings Nashville investment issues into focus in an Venture Nashville Connections interview.

Julie May discussed the increased use of medical apps as a diagnosing solution in her Tennessean column.

Steven Curnutte [Tortola Advisors, LLC and Capstan] advised Iceline Logistics during their acquisition by Tennessee Steel Haulers. The Nashville Post had the story.

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] spoke to Tennessean about renovations at L&C tower, Nashville’s first skyscraper. The article also names DWC Construction [John Arndt Jr.] as the selected contractor for the renovations.

The Tennessean wrote an article about the purchase of the Tower at Renaissance. Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] represented the seller.

Fivestone Studio’s [Traylor Woodall] projection mapping for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas was featured in Display Central.

Mark Scrivner [Snapshot Interactive], Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group], Christopher Redhage [ProviderTrust], David Frederiksen [PatientFocus], Mike Rustici [Rustici Software], Elliot Holt [Medi-Copy Services], James Fields [Concept Technology], Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health], Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery], and Joshua Boyd [Computer Pros] were all featured in Nashville Business Journal’s piece on if these small business winners could travel back five years.

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EO Members in the News: Will Newman, David Waddell, James Fields, Ben Goldberg, J.J. Rosen, Jeremy Werthan, Charlie Brock, Nicholas Holland, Taylor Woodall, Clint Smith, Jake Fagan, Greg Siskind, Martin Renkis, Joe Freedman, Andy Bailey, Clay Blevins, Bryan Ansley, Corey Lile, Ricky Scott, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Barry Smith, Danny Whetstone, Tim Ozgener, Julie May, Bob Bernstien

What a week! EO Nashville members have been featured in local and national news for their accomplishments and expertise. Read on for a round-up of this week’s news.

Travel + Leisure has named Nashville the best city in America for barbecue and the magazine mentioned Edley’s [Will Newman] Tuck Special as one of the most delicious dishes.

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CNBC released its list of Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms and Waddell and Associates [David Waddell] ranked 39th.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] latest column for the Tennessean explained the importance of antivirus protection as a part of your computer’s security system.

With Inc. Magazine’s GrowCo taking place in Nashville this week, the publication took a look back at Nashville companies it had profiled in the last year and Strategic Hospitality [Ben Goldberg] was featured on the list. USA Today  published a profile on the Goldberg brothers and St. Louis ABC News 10 named The Catbird Seat as one of the best places to eat in Nashville.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s sports minute section with his two sons.

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The Nashville Business Journal‘s cover story on Nashville’s tech startup scene featured quotes from Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], Taylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] and Charlie Brock.

Clint Smith [Emma] took part in a GrowCo panel and explained Nashville’s appeal for the conference to the Nashville Business Journal.

Werthan  [Jeremy Werthan] was featured in the May/June issue of Nashville House & Home & Garden for an article about kitchen design trends.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote an article for CNBC and Entrepreneur about how to pitch your company to angel investors. Charlie also wrote about the growth of start up support in Knoxville for the Knoxville News Sentinel and was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about Nashville startups at Southland.

The Tennessean quoted Jake Fagan [Caddis Interactive] in an article about Williamson County technology companies.

Greg Siskind’s [Siskind Susser, PC] column for the  American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine  focused on how writing a book can be the best marketing tool for your firm. Greg also wrote an article for the ABA’s Health Lawyer journal on the impact of pending immigration legislation on the health care industry.

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Smartvue [Martin Renkis] won the Security Products’ Government Security Award for Cloud Surveillance. Security Today had the story.

Joe Freedman [Music City Tents and Events] was quoted in a Tennessean article about the spirit of an entrepreneur.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] latest Tennessean column offered a challenge to review your 2014 goals and make them happen.

Comfort Supply‘s [Clay Blevins] partnership with Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling was written about in Contractor Magazine, The Tennessean and The Daily News Journal after Hiller was honored with the Ruud Reliable Top Contractor Award for 2014.

Bryan Ansley [Secure Identity] wrote about virus protection from the government’s perspective for The Tennessean.

The Nashville Business Journal published and article about workers’ compensation reform featuring Corey Lile’s [Occusure] expert opinion.

Remodeling Magazine featured The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] in it’s “Big 50” for 2014.

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In his latest Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] explored the options for our nation’s doctor shortage.

The Tennessean covered the expansion of the Wedgewood-Houston section of Nashville and talked with Darek Bell [Corsair] about his decision to move his distillery to the area. The Nashville Business Journal also covered the distillery’s expansion.

The Tennessean and The Nashville Business Journal covered the progress of  Eakin Partners‘ [Barry Smith] new tower, slated for Demonbreon Street in the Gulch. The Nashville Post covered the firm’s involvement with the Amsurg Project in Green Hills and a recent transaction involving Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza Office Space. Barry also offered his opinion on the expansion of retail in the North Gulch to The Tennessean and took part in a panel on commercial real estate for The Nashville Business Journal.

DWP Live [Danny Whetstone] was profiled in a  Projection, Lights and Staging News article.

Critically acclaimed play The Suit opened at Oz [Tim Ozgener] this week. The Nashville Scene had the story.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] shared her highlights from the GrowCo conference for The Tennessean .

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] plans to open a new diner in The Melrose mixed-use project on Franklin Pike. The Nashville Business Journal had the story.

Meet EO Nashville’s 22 New Members

We’re excited to announce today the addition of 22 new members to EO Nashville.

Our new members bring a combined $209,409,800 in annual sales and 1,023 full-time employees to our group’s ranks. Sixty-eight percent of the new member companies call Davidson County home, and 27 percent are located in Williamson County.

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 169 members, which represents at 15 percent year-over-year growth for the chapter.

The 22 new EO Nashville members are:

  • Joshua Boyd, president of Computer PROS, an information technology service provider.
  • Shaun Carrigan, founder and president of NetContent, a technology developer specializing in news aggregation and large-scale email publishing services.
  • Tony Darsinos, owner and partner of Astikon Development and Gondola House Restaurant, LLC, a Hermitage-based restaurant.
  • Jake Fagan, president and founder of Caddis Interactive, a digital agency.
  • Curt Hahn, owner of Film House, Inc., a film production company.
  • Robert Hartline, partner and owner of Call Proof, a mobile application for field salespeople and staff.
  • Tammy Hawes, founder and president of Virsys12, a technology consulting firm specializing in Salesforce implementation and integration services.
  • David Hornsby, president of Executive Travel & Parking, LLC, a business travel agency and airport valet parking service.
  • Randi Lesnick, CEO and founder of Hospitality Consultants, LLC, an event, design and management firm.
  • Heather McCollum, owner of Fruition Salon, a Nashville-based hair salon.
  • Jason McConnell, chef and owner of several area restaurants including Cork & Cow, 55 South and Red Pony. He also co-owns new restaurant Two Ten Jack with fellow EO member Patrick Burke.
  • Dee Northcutt Jr., president and owner of Mid TN Dentistry, an implant and general dentistry.
  • Josh Pittman, president of MediCore Medical Supply, a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies.
  • Angela Proffitt, co-founder of Angela Proffitt, LLC, an event and wedding planner and business consultant.
  • Greg Siskind, partner and founder of Siskind Susser, PC, an immigration law group.
  • Scott Smith, owner of Solerant LLC, an information technology service provider for churches, schools and ministries across the nation.
  • Doug Stacey, co-owner and vice president of Landscape Services, Inc., a landscape management company.
  • Craig Stanley, co-founder and president, Tennessee Steel Haulers, Inc., a national flatbed carrier.
  • Eddie Stewart, co-founder of Stewart Transportation Solutions, Inc., which provides hotel and convention shuttles and event transportation.
  • Jeff Stockton, owner of ApexWorks, a restoration services and roofing repair company.
  • Jim Thomas, president and CEO of Thomas & Thorngren, Inc., a national provider of human resources and payroll services.
  • Traylor Woodall, CFO and principal of Fivestone Studios, a video production firm.

Jake, Angela and Jeff all join EO Nashville as alumnae of EO Nashville’s Catalyst program.