EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Alex Tolbert, Barry Smith, J.J. Rosen, Gene Robertson, William Newman, Jeff McCorpin, Julie May, Corey Lile, John Huber, Dan Hogan, Jessica Demas, Ronnie Lee Booth, Ashlyn Hines, John Brittle, Steve Curnutte, Mark Deutschmann, Bob Bernstein, John Crosslin, Jessika Leigh Poirier, Patrick Burke, Stephen Zralek

David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] recent article in the Nashville Ledger and Memphis Daily News explained the need for defense strategies as U.S. enters bull market.

The Tennessean quoted Bernard Health’s CEO [Alex Tolbert] in an article covering millennials’ perceptions of health insurance. The Nashville Business Journal and Tennessean covered Bernard Health’s health care reform breakfast that showcased a panel of health care providers. In the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote an article on this year’s fourth quarter and why it is the busiest in history for health insurers and brokerages.

The Tennessean announced Primrose School’s purchase of a 17,000-square-foot building from the Sheats family who was represented by Eakin Partners [Barry Smith].

J.J. Rosen [Atiba, LLC] wrote an article in the Tennessean on today’s currency, domain names.

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.26.15 PM

The U.S. Lawn [Gene Robertson] annual conference in Nashville was featured in Lawn and Landscape.

Clarksville Online announced that Edley’s Bar-B-Que [William Newman] will participate in Nashville Zoo’s annual Sunset safari.

Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, recognized LBMC Technologies [Jeff McCorpin] as a company that delivers comprehensive, high quality services. According to Insurance News, LBMC is one of the initial members of Intacct’s new Premier Partner Program.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote an article in the Tennessean on valuable apps that are allowing doctors, physical trainers and individuals to avoid health related issues and cut down on expensive medical costs.

Corey Lile [OccuSure] wrote an opinion article on Transport Topics regarding Worker’s Comp Strategies for Trucking.

The Tennessean featured an article written by John Huber [Moo Creative] on director Roman White’s latest video for Colbie Caillat.

The Tennessean’s Nashville People in Business reported on Medalogix’s [Dan Hogan] recent growth. The article also announced that Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was appointed to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.’s board of directors. The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors recognized Jessica Demas and Ronnie Lee Booth [Village Real Estate Services] as graduates of Leadership GNAR.

Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development Group] was quoted in the Tennessean article covering Bristol’s “pocket neighborhood” development in Franklin.

The Nashville Ledger outlined an interview with John Brittle, covering Village Real Estate Service’s well-known presence in Nashville and Brittle’s projections for where Nashville real estate is headed.

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 12.29.15 PM

Capstan Fund acquired three hardware stores north of Atlanta. Steve Curnutte has a quote in the Nashville Post article.

The Nashville Post had an article on the rapid sales of Melrose condos, an effort spearheaded by Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann].

The Tennessean and Nashville Scene mentioned Bongo After Hours Theatre, an extension of Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein].

The Nashville Ledger and Nashville Post reported that The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville named John Crosslin [Crosslin and Associates, PC] the Emerging Leader in Financial services, noting that he had contributed to the 325 percent that the firm has grown. The chamber also recognized Jessika Leigh Poirier [Vaco Resources, LLC] as the Emerging Leader in Human Resources. Poirier was promoted to partner this year and is the No. 2 producer nationwide in the staff division.

The Nashville Scene reported on Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality] journey to Japan, recognizing the emphasis placed on authentic cuisine in his restaurants, specifically Two Ten Jack.

The Nashville Business Journal quoted Stephen Zralek [Bone McAllester Norton] in an article on the Republican primary for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat.

 

Advertisements

EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Eric Jackson, Alex Tolbert, Tom Turner, Jeff McCorpin, Charles Bone, Elliott Holt, Andy Bailey, Charlie Brock, Clint Smith, Will Newman, Julie May, Tim Ozgener, Derek Bell, David King, Jeff Turner, Patrick Burke, James Fields, Bryan Ansley, Nicholas Holland, Martin Renkis, David Frederiksen, J.J. Rosen, John Rowley, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb-Pontes, Bob Bernstein, David Waddell, Curt Hahn, Catalyst Graduate Nathan Brandon

EO Nashville is growing, and so are its news stories! Read on for all the headlines from your fellow members.

The EO Nashville survey hit the news last week and offered a glimpse into entrepreneurial growth in music city. The Nashville Business Journal reported on the story and included quotes from Dan Hogan [Medalogix] and Eric Jackson [Keystone Business Solutions].

Southern Alpha introduced our newest EO Nashville members with “22 New Nashville Entrepreneur Organization Members you Should Know” and the Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post each wrote an article on the organization’s rapid growth.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] recent Tennessean column focused on Christian alternatives to health care reform including Medi-Share, an insurance program that is exempt from health reform’s tax penalties and Essential Health Benefit mandates. He also wrote about the coming changes in health insurance for the Tennessean.

Tom Turner [DSi] offered advice on “How to Act Like a Startup, Even When You’re Not” for Inc. magazine.

Team members from LBMC [Jeff McCorpin] and Concept Technology [James Fields] each offered insight into the recent Heartbleed encryption bug for a Nashville Business Journal article.

Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was the subject of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Who to Meet” section.

charles-bone-who-to-meet

The Nashville Business Journal and The Nashville Post covered Bone McAllester Norton‘s expansion into law regarding the use of drones.

Medi-Copy [Elliott Holt] was mentioned in an international publication, Programmes, le magazine du developpeur.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] latest Tennessean column focused on the power of the hand written word.

Charlie Brock’s [LaunchTennesseTennessean column built anticipation for the upcoming Southland Conference, taking place June 9-11. Charlie also wrote a blog for SouthernAlpha that provided an update on LaunchTennesse’s Phase 0/00  and an article for the Tennessean that outlined the success of the program. The Tennesseean also announced the addition of Christy Turlington to the Southland Conference lineup.

The Nashville Post and Nooga.com mentioned LaunchTennessee and Emma [Clint Smith] in their articles about Hackeroo, a hackathon sponsored by organizers of the Bonnaroo music festival and Emma.

The Huffington Post ranked Nashville eighth on its list of best bar-b-que cities in America, mentioning Edley’s [Will Newman] as one of the best in town.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote about the emotional highs and lows of software development and about the changes that come with living in an on-demand world in her recent Tennessean columns. Julie also wrote an article for the Nashville Business Journal about how to boost your e-commerce business.

julie-may-online-sales

New York-based string quartet Ethel paid a visit to OZ Nashville [Tim Ozgener] for a two night engagement. The Nashville Scene had the story.

The Music City Center has earned LEED Gold certification, a recognition of commitment to environmental sustainability in design construction, which was led by Bell and Associates [Derek Bell].The Tennessean, the Nashville Post and News Channel 5 covered the story.

Corsair [Derek Bell] received two gold medals for it’s Corsair Artisan Gin and one silver for its Steampunk from The Fifty Best.com‘s blind tasting.

Elite Traveler Magazine featured a story on King Jewelers’ [David King] new rental program. Nashville Lifestyles also featured King Jewelers in its spring fashion trends section.

david-king-nash-life

 

 

Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] wrote a blog for the Nashville Business Journal about how to prepare your business for severe weather.

The Nashville Scene wrote a glowing review of Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and published his letter about authenticity and the experiences that have led him to open two of Nashville’s most popular Japanese restaurants. Nfocus also included Two Ten Jack in its Epicurean issue as Nashville’s newest tradition.

Concept Technology’s [James Fields] new Germantown office was the subject of the Nashville Business Journal‘s office tour section. James’ most recent column for the Tennessean focused on health care security.

Bryan Ansley [FNB Merchants] wrote a guest blog for the Nashville Business Journal about to facilitate change as a leader.

bryan-ansley

The Nashville Business Journal covered a recent entrepreneurship panel that featured advice from Nicholas Holland [Populr.me] and Centresource] and Martin Renkis [Smartvue].

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] and David Frederiksen [PatientFocus] were quoted in the Nashville Business Journal’s “The List” section which focused on the challenges of hiring tech talent. PatientFocus was also ranked on The List of top healthcare IT companies in Nashville.

DWC Construction [John Arndt] has been hired to build Dixon Hughes Goodman’s new office in Brentwood. The Tennessean had the story.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] covered mobile etiquette at work in his latest Tennessean column.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] was called upon for his advertising knowledge in a recent FoxNews article about the rebranding of hate groups.

Pinewood Social and The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] were both mentioned in a St. Louis Times-Dispatch article about how to eat your way through Nashville. USA Today chose Pinewood Social as one of its favorite places in America to eat eggs for Easter brunch.

pinewood-social-easter

Nfocus’ Epicurean issue featured many of Nashville’s favorite restaurants and drinking spots, including those owned by EO Members. Josephine and Burger Up [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes], Pinewood Social, The Catbird Seat, Merchants and The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg], Fido [Bob Bernstein], The Filling Station [Will Newman] and Corsair Distillery [Derek Bell] were all mentioned in the article.

 David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] column for the Memphis Daily News covered dips in the stock market leading to a return to value. David will also serve as a panelist for an upcoming Memphis Daily News seminar about the state of the economy.

The Nashville Business Journal mentioned Curt Hahn [Film House] in an article about the Entreprenuer Center’s Periscope Program for artists.

Pure Green [Nathan Brandon] was featured in a Tennessean profile.

EO Members in the News: Mark Deutschmann, Ricky Scott, J.J. Rosen, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Ben Goldberg, Jeremy Werthan, Charlie Brock, Alex Tolbert, Darek Bell, Dan Hogan, Glenn McConnell, Jerry Bostelman, Charles Bone, Top Technology Service Firms, Darren Metz, Patrick Burke, James Fields, Tom Beach, David Waddell, InCharge 2014, Bob Bernstein, Andy Bailey, Best Places to Work

The Nashville Post included Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] on its 2014 In Charge list, a recognition of Nashville’s top business leaders, and he was awarded with the Realtor Community Service Award at the GNAR Awards of Excellence. Mark was also mentioned in a Tennessean article about the preservation of Kellytown.

The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] was featured in the South Cheatham Advocate for his restoration of a historic Sylvan Park House into his new office.

J.J. Rosen’s [AtibaTennessean column focused on the future of email.

The Nashville Scene wrote a glowing review of the new Cool Springs location of Burger Up [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes].

Chef Philip Krajeck of Rolf and Daughters offered his picks for the best restaurants in Nashville to Conde Nast Traveler’s The Daily Traveler. The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg] made the list for best signature drink in town.

The Tennessean wrote a profile on the Werthan [Jeremy Werthan] family’s legacy in Nashville.

WERTHAN-IN-TENNESSEAN

Bloomberg Businessweek picked up a story about Launch Tennessee‘s [Charlie Brock] master accelerator program, The TENN. Launch Tennessee and PandoDaily are now accepting applications from startups for the 2014 Southland Conference. The Tennessean had the story.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard HealthTennessean column reviewed apps that provide health care services.

Garden and Gun magazine featured Corsair Rum [Darek Bell] in it’s recipe for a Honey Bunny Hot Toddy. The Bell and Associates Construction/Clark Construction Group partnership was named Contractor of the Year by the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee for their work on the Music City Center. Darek was also named to the Nashville Post’s In Charge list in the Food Business Category.

The Nashville Business Journal featured a special section on the first class of  the publication’s 40 Under 40 award. The “where are they now” story included Darek Bell [Corsair, Bell and Associates], Dan Hogan [Medlaogix], Glenn McConnell [Music City Tents and Events] and Brian Waller [Vaco] [Jerry Bostelman].

WHERE-ARE-THE-NOW

The Tennessean covered the Evolve Women Panel, “Achieving Success: Inside and Outside the Corporate Walls”, which featured Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Bone] founding member Claire Tucker.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] analyzed the personalities needed for an all-star software team in her most recent Tennessean column.

DSI [Tom Turner], Atiba [J.J. Rosen] , Advanced Network Solutions [Max Sadler], Beacon Technologies [Bryan Merville], LBMC Technologies [Jeff McCorpin], Centresource [Nicholas Holland] and bytes of knowledge [Julie May, Charles May] all made the Nashville Business Journal’s list of top technology service firms in Nashville. NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was listed in the top technology products category. The story also featured company opinions on bringing top tech talent to Nashville. Medalogix, Beacon Technologies, bytes of knowledge, Atiba, Advanced Network Solutions and NovaCopy all provided quotes for the article.

nbj-top-tech-list

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was mentioned in a Time Magazine article on Nashville’s culinary scene.

James Fields [Concept Technology] focused his Tennessean column on how changes in the way people listen to music are changing the direction of the music business.

The Clarksville Leaf Chronicle covered a recent school fundraiser celebration hosted by City Saver [Tom Beach] in celebration of $200,000 raised for Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools.

David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] Worldly Investor column in the Memphis Daily News provided a investment outlook for 2014, given how the market has performed thus far.

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java], Darek Bell [Corsair], Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Burger Up] and Ben Goldberg [Catbird Seat] were all named to the Nashville Post‘s InCharge list for food and beverage, while Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was named to the legal list and Arnie Malham [cj Advertising] to the marketing and PR list. InCharge Real Estate included Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] and Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development]. In Technology, Andy Bailey [Petra], Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] and Clint Smith [Emma] all made the list.

Andy Bailey’s [PetraTennessean column offered advice on how to delegate as a leader. Andy was also quoted in a Billboard Magazine Country Update article about the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.

ANDY-BAILEY-IN-BILLBOARD

The Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places To Work award winners were announced this week and included many of our EO Nashville members! Congratulations to the following companies:

10-25 Employees

26-100 Employees

101-499 Employees

Fall Membership Drive: Welcome EO Nashville’s 23 new members

We’re happy to announce today the addition of 23 new members to our group of Middle Tennessee business owners.

The new members bring a combined $177,340,000 in annual sales and 760 full-time employees to the group’s ranks. Though 61% of the new member companies call Davidson County home, the new members represent seven different counties in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 147 members, which represents at 30% year-over-year growth for the chapter. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

Entrepreneurs are constantly faced with new challenges and obstacles to success. By engaging with their peers in organizations like EO, entrepreneurs can learn new skills and ideas to help grow their businesses in healthy and strong ways.

The 23 new EO Nashville members are:

  • Sam Aguiar, founder of Aguiar Law Office, PLLC, a personal injury law firm.
  • Tim Akers, founder and president of Akers Advisory Group, LLC, a janitorial and building maintenance company.
  • Tyler Alkins, owner of American Earth Solutions, a manufacturing company that makes erosion control products for highway construction projects.
  • Charlie Brock, partner and owner of Four Bridges Capital Advisors, an investment services company that provides an array of services to middle-market companies.
  • John Cook, Jr., president of Dole Refrigerating Company, a manufacturer of transport refrigeration and commercial freezing equipment.
  • Chris Crimmins, owner of Crimmins Construction, a professional remodeling and restoration firm.
  • Shervin Eftekhari, president of Zander Insurance, a full-service insurance agency.
  • Bill Faeth, co-founder of Inbound Marketing Agents, a digital marketing and demand generation agency.
  • Brad Hill, owner of Local Search Masters, an SEO and social media firm.
  • John Huber, co-founder and president, Moo Creative Media, Inc., a video marketing and creative firm.
  • Will Huynh, co-founder of Shoe Metro, a discounted online shoe retailer.
  • Rom Kellis IV, owner of NaturChem Inc., a vegetation management company for governmental, municipal, industrial and private markets.
  • David King, president and CEO of King Jewelers, a leading independent couture jeweler specializing in wholesale diamonds, fine jewelry and Swiss watches.
  • Brittany Lorenzi, CFO and principal of Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone, a commercial real estate services firm.
  • Jeff McCorpin, partner and founder of LBMC Technologies, an IT consulting firm.
  • Wade McMinn, owner and partner of Capital Wealth Advisors, LLC, a private wealth management firm.
  • Bob Murphy, president and founder of RPM Transportation Consultants, LLC, a traffic engineering and transportation planning consultant.
  • Bethany Newman, co-owner and president of st8mnt, a brand design studio that offers print, Web and interactive design services.
  • Jason Patrick, owner of Express Employment Professionals, a staffing agency that provides full-time and temporary job placement, human resources services and consulting.
  • Erin Richardson, president and owner of All-American Pest Control, Inc., a pest control company serving homeowners and businesses.
  • Mark Richter, president of MAX Mobility, a manufacturer of products that maximize the mobility of those with disabilities .
  • John Rosen, owner of Wildkin, a manufacturer of bags and accessories for kids.
  • Barry Smith, president and co-founder of Eakin Partners, LLC, a commercial real estate firm.

Brad Hill, John Huber and Bethany Newman all join EO Nashville as alumnae of EO Nashville’s Catalyst program. Catalyst provides classes, peer-to-peer forum groups and mentorship and is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their companies past the key benchmark of $1 million in annual sales.