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.

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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: David Waddell, Darek Bell, Ben Hanback, Julie May, Bob Bernstein, George Uribe, JJ Rosen, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Debbie Gordon, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Martin Renkis

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] most recent columns for The Memphis Daily News include an August 28 piece on the rising federal funds rate, and a September 6 piece on emerging markets economies.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was featured on the cover of this month’s Whisky Advocate. The distillery was also included in four articles within the publication: “10 Influential Craft Distillers to Watch,” “Craft Whiskey Moving On Up,” “Craft Nation” and “Craft Whiskey Stills.”

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Corsair also recently received press from Story Magazine, the Shanken News Daily (here and here) and on News Channel 5. You can watch that video here. Darek’s other company, Bell & Associates Construction L.P., also recently won two ENR Southeast 2013 ‘Best Projects’ Awards: one for the Music City Center and the second for the Foothills Parkway Bridge. You can read the full list of award winners here.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback Group] monthly Tennessean column ran September 1. The column reminded us to enjoy the present moment.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] also ran a column in the Tennessean. Her piece asked, “Is a virtual team right for your project?”

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Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java] will open a new coffee shop in the Omni Nashville hotel. Bob was also included in today’s Nashville Business Journal in the cover story about interview questions. Fellow EO Nashville members George Uribe [Guestbooker.com], JJ Rosen [Atiba], Ben Hanback, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] were also quoted in the article.

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Andy Bailey’s [Petra] most recent Tennessean column gave tips on purchasing swag.

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The Nashville Business Journal also covered InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] landing its first local client, Saint Thomas Health.

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Additionally, congratulations to Martin Renkis [Smartvue], which won a New Product of the Year award from Security Products Magazine for its Cloud Video Surveillance product.

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, Nashville Emerging Leader Awards, Martin Renkis, Mark Deutschmann, Hannah Paramore, Nancy Leach, David Waddell and Andy Bailey

Our week in review. Here’s a look at what EO Nashville members have been up to.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] bi-weekly column in The Tennessean listed five places where you shouldn’t cut corners in your IT infrastructure.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies who were highlighted for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards:

In partnership with Boeing, Smartvue [Martin Renkis] has been chosen to protect the US Open with remote video surveillance.

Village Real Estate and Core Development Services [Mark Deutschmann] won an ULI Nashville Excellence in Development award at the recent gala at Music City Center.

Paramore | the digital agency [Hannah Paramore] recently announced its move from the Gulch. Paramore has used EO Nashville member company Facility Planners [Nancy Leach] in the process. The Nashville Post published the news.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column was published in the Memphis Daily News today. This week’s column was titled “Glacial Job Creation Equals Glacial Stimulus Reduction.”

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] bi-weekly column for The Tennessean, published today, detailed his family’s economy plan, which was designed as an accountability system that includes his daughters in the business of operating a household.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Alex Tolbert, John Rowley, Alan Looney, Julie May, Charles May, James Fields, Clint Smith, Jeff Turner, Michael Brody-Waite, David Waddell and Ben Hanback

Here’s what’s happening in EO Nashville’s world this week.

CIO, Computer World and Network World featured Medalogix [Dan Hogan] as one of six practical predictive analytics tools.

Medalogix was also featured in this month’s BC Advantage Magazine. Dan’s column was titled “Predictive Modeling is a Necessary Starting Point for BPCI Participating Providers.”

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The Nashville Post mentioned Medalogix in its article titled “Tennessee hospitals coping with readmission reduction mandate.”

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote a blog post for Advance Web on fixing health care costs. Read his blog here. Alex’s regular column in The Tennessean also published Sunday. In this week’s column, Alex discussed the health care reform.

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Fletcher Rowley [John Rowley] has been chosen as one of the ad agencies for AMC’s documentary/reality program The Pitch. Each episode features two ad agencies who pitch against each other for a national account. Advertising Age, The Tennessean  and the Nashville Business Journal reported the news.

The Nashville Ledger recently wrote a story about the Southern Living Idea House and spotlighted Castle Homes [Alan Looney], who built the home.

bytes of knowledge [Julie and Charles May] were featured in the Nashville Ledger last week. The story focused on tech firms finding a home in Germantown. The story also mentioned Concept Technology [James Fields], whose office will be relocated to Germantown in the near future.

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bytes of knowledge [Julie and Charles May] were also mentioned in the Nashville Post’s article titled “A foundation on which to build.”

The Nashville Post recently featured a story about Emma [Clint Smith]. In the article, Clint discussed the maturation of a Nashville tech darling and how his role has changed over the years.

National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] was featured in a Nashville Post story last week that highlighted local artisan manufacturers gaining traction with a niche approach. WJLA TV also mentioned National Storm Shelters in a article about Oklahoma donations.

National Storm Shelters was also featured in Brentwood Homepage this month.

InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] recently announced that its online waiting service has helped patients avoid more than 3M total wait time minutes that would have been spent in the hospital or urgent care waiting room. mHiMMS reported the news.

In his recent column in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed when being safe can actually be unsafe.

David’s column also ran in the Nashville Ledger.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback Group] guest column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal last week. In his column, Ben detailed the top five ways to boost work-week productivity. Ben’s column was part of an ongoing partnership between EO Nashville and the Nashville Business Journal. If you’re interested in getting involved and submitting a column, contact Erin Gagnon at erin@bradfordgroup.com for more information.