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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Justin Crosslin, J.J. Rosen, Darek Bell, Julie May, Jeff Turner, Hart Weatherford, Clint Smith, Charlie Brock, Ricky Scott, Scott Snoyer, Andy Bailey, Ben Goldberg, Patrick Burke, David Waddell

Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] gave the Nashville Business Journal a tour of its new office in Green Hills.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] focused his Tennessean column on a new wave of customer service apps that really work.

The Tennessean wrote an article on the selection of Bell & Associates Construction [Darek Bell] as builder for the new Nashville Sounds ballpark.

Darek’s Corsair Distillery was the big name at the 2014 Wizards of Whisky awards, winning American Craft Distiller of the Year as well as a number of other honors. The full award count for the distillery included American Whisky of the Year, American Other Grain of the Year and Gold Medals for Corsair Nashville Bourbon and Corsair Quinoa. The Tennessean penned an article on the big win.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for Young Upstarts about how to prevent your technology project from being poorly managed, She also wrote about the future of virtual technology in her Tennessean column.

Jeff Turner [Turner Machine Co] penned an article on the recruitment and retention of manufacturing employees for IMPO Magazine.

Hart Weatherford has sold his company, Farmington Financial Group, to CapStar Bank, and will transition to Capstar’s mortgage group as executive vice president. The Nashville Post reported on the sale.

The Tennessean featured Clint Smith [Emma] in its Business Section cover story about the benefits of companies offering sabbaticals to its employees.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] provided a preview of the 2014 Southland Conference in the Tennessean.

The Tennessean‘s Builder Spotlight featured an interview with Ricky Scott and Robbie Edwards of The Kingston Group.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote his Tennessean column on the lack of equality in socialized health care.

Pearl Drums commissioned Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] to create a customized NFL wrap for a drum set for the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Halftime Show Appearance. The Nashville Business Journal covered the story.

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Southern Living named Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] one of the South’s best new bars for 2014.

The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene covered Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] grand opening.

David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] wrote his Worldly Investor column for the Memphis Daily News about financially preparing for 2014.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Darek Bell, Jeff Turner, J.J. Rosen, Andy Bailey, Arnie Malham, Alex Tolbert, Ashlyn Hines, Debbie Gordon, Justin Crosslin, Scott Snoyer, Julie May and Tim Ozgener

EsquireTV focused a segment of their show Alternate Route on Corsair Artisan [Darek Bell] called “Renegade Whiskeys at Corsair.”corsair-esquire

Jeff Turner [National Storm Shelters] offered four tips to AGBeat on how to survive as a seasonal business.

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J.J. Rosen [Atiba] penned his Tennessean column on the most common flubs made by start-up companies.

Andy Bailey [Petra] focused on three reasons why you should stop micromanaging your business in his Sunday Tennessean column.

Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising] was quoted in a CNN Money/Fortune Magazine article about business trends for 2014. cj-ad

In his Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] provided information on the Medicare Shared Savings program and how it effects seniors.

Bristol Development [Ashlyn Hines] was written up in the Nashville Business Journal for their new 236-unit apartment project in Louisville.

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] was prominently featured in the Nashville Post’s Entrepreneurs Issue with contributions to an article titled “Don’t Fear the F-Word,” which focused on the benefits of failure in a business venture.

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Crosslin & Associates [Justin Crosslin] was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal’s Corporate Giving Awards for their employee volunteer hours with organizations like The United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] was recognized by the Nashville Next Awards as top growth company in the products and services category.

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Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for the Tennessean about technology lingo, defining technical words like “Spaghetti,” “Cookie” and “Java.”

The Nashville Scene penned a profile on Oz, Tim Ozgener’s new art center in North Nashville, calling it “the space that could galvanize the local arts scene.”

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: James Fields, Ben Goldberg, Jeff Turner, Julie May, Alex Tolbert

Check out what your fellow EO Members have been up to this week:

James Fields [Concept Technology] offered his thoughts on the new Apple iOS 7 in an article published in Sunday’s Tennessean.

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A Nashville Scene article announced that Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] has been selected as a panelist for the New York Food and Wine Festival. He will share his industry knowledge and expertise at an event titled “Will Travel for Food”. The Patterson House’s bourbon cocktail recipe, ‘The Golden Suit’, was spotlighted Men’s Journal as a “MJ Approved: Spicy Bourbon Drink for Fall”.

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Jeff Turner [NSS] was featured in an Entrepreneur Magazine article about how to start your own business.

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Julie May’s [bytes of knowledge] weekly column in the Tennessean highlighted a new technology called the Pebble, a watch that uses bluetooth technology to communicate with your smartphone. Julie also contributed an article to young upstarts.com about how to properly plan for technology projects and was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about the secrets of successful entrepreneurs.

Nashville Medical News published a feature on the Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] and Fifth Third Bank’s Annual Health Reform Seminar. Bernard Health was also featured in a news story from Action News 19 in Cleveland Ohio.

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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.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Nicholas Holland, Hannah Paramore, Charles Bone, Benjamin Goldberg, Martin Renkis, Amy Tanksley, Jeff Turner, Dan Hogan, David Waddell, Darren Metz and Darek Bell

It’s been another busy week for the members of EO Nashville. Here’s a look:

The Nashville Post’s Innovators issue featured Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] as a company turning a corner of the health insurance market on its ear.

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Alex Tolbert’s regular column in The Tennessean published Sunday. This week Alex discussed why avoiding high-priced hospitals can be tricky. Bernard Health was also mentioned in CNN’s recent article titled “8 most business-friendly cities.” Bernard Health was quoted commenting on Nashville’s sense of community and how that open community has helped the company. Behavioral.net also featured the company in an article titled “Storefront navigators to offer health insurance advice, for a fee.”

Centresource [Nicholas Holland] was featured in the Nashville Post’s branding section. Centresource was noted as a digital marketing firm that, with its flexible approach to connecting with customers, helps clients rise above and cut through the noise.

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Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] was mentioned in the Post’s software section.

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Hannah Paramore [Paramore The Digital Agency] was also featured in the Post’s branding section. Hannah talked about strategies for digital marketing.

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Co-founder of Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Bone], Stacey Garrett, was featured as one of Nashville’s most powerful women in the Nashville Post.

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The Nashville Post featured a story on Benjamin Goldberg’s [Strategic Hospitality] strategic moves over the years to make Nashville a food haven.

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Martin Renkis [Smartvue] was featured in the Nashville Post’s recent patent section. Martin is one of two Nashville-based entrepreneurs to secure two patents or more.

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Martin Renkis’ guest column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal Friday. His column was the second in a new partnership between EO Nashville and the Nashville Business Journal. In his column, Martin gave readers the top five patent tips for new inventors.

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Congratulations to Smartvue, who won the prestigious Best of Show Maximum Impact Award today at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) for its S9 Cloud Video Surveillance solutions. The ESX Maximum Impact Awards program is the first and only program to place a critical perspective on the impact that new and recently introduced products and services have on the security integration and monitoring businesses.

Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barbershop] was also featured in Friday’s Nashville Business Journal. Since opening her first location in 2008, Amy has added two locations.

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National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] was mentioned in a Tennessean story Sunday. National Storm Shelters was quoted saying they’ve seen an uptick in sales from home builders.

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Executive Insight featured Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column about predictive analytics. According to the column, predictive modeling solutions can help providers deliver better care, improve their bottom line and adapt to reforms.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] weekly column for the Memphis Daily News published Wednesday. This week’s column was entitled “King Kong Versus Godzilla.”

NovaCopy [Darren Metz] was featured in The Tennessean yesterday. NovaCopy specializes in 3-D printing, which has a myriad of uses. Recently they produced the prototype for a mold that will be used to create a prosthetic foot for a duck.

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Darek Bell [Corsair Artisan Distillery] was featured on CNN.com today in an article titled “Lessons from a rogue whiskey distiller.”