Let’s formally welcome EO Nashville’s 2014/2015 board of directors

The new board of directors of Nashville EO includes:

  • President: Dan Hogan, CEO, Medalogix
  • Incoming President: Charles May, principal, bytes of knowledge
  • Finance Chair: John Aron, president and CEO, The Pasta Shoppe
  • Finance Co-chair: Bethany Newman, co-owner and president, st8mnt
  • Membership Chair: John Rowley, owner, Fletcher Rowley Inc.
  • Membership Co-chair: Alan Young, CEO, Armor Concepts LLC
  • Catalyst Chair: Bryan Ansley, CEO, FNB Merchants
  • Catalyst Co-chair: Glenn McConnell, owner, Music City Tents & Events, LLC
  • Learning Chair: Evan Austill, COO, PatientFocus, Inc.
  • Social Chair: Will Newman, proprietor, Edley’s Bar-B-Que and The Filling Station
  • Forum Chair:  Bryan Merville, president and director of sales, Beacon Technologies
  • Forum Co-chair: Elliott Holt, CEO, Medi-Copy Services, Inc.
  • Sponsorship Chair: Bob Jacobs, president and managing partner, Equity Solutions USA
  • Sponsorship Co-chair: John Kepley, CEO, teknetex inc
  • Engagement Chair: Eric Jackson, managing partner, Keystone Business Solutions, LLC
  • Engagement Co-chair: Sonny Clark, entrepreneur
  • Nerve Chair: Joe Freedman, founder and chairman, Music City Tents & Events and Peachtree Tents & Events
  • Nerve Co-chair: Alex Tolbert, owner, Bernard Health

With NERVE coming to Nashville in September 2015, we’ve added two new seats to this year’s board. Joe and Alex will guide our planning for the event, during which we expect more than 500 entrepreneurs from throughout the eastern U.S. will gather in Nashville to share ideas, energy and friendship.

The 2014/15 board term runs May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. All off our board members are looking forward to a great new year for the chapter.

 

EO Nashville Members in the News: James Fields, Rebecca Donner, Alex Tolbert, Tom Turner, Steve Curnutte, Tom Beach, Dan Hogan, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Julie May, Bob Bernstein, Darek Bell, Patrick Burke, Charles Bone, Michael Brody-Waite, Nancy Leach, John Aron, Clint Smith

The Tennessean featured James Fields [Concept Technology] in a full page spread about gifts for technology lovers. James offered his picks for the “12 Hottest Tech Gifts.”

Inner Design Studio [Rebecca Donner] was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine for its redesign of a former Wal-Mart store into the T.J. Health Pavilion medical office building.

inner-designAlex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was featured in a Tennessean article about a new wave of health care execs bringing fresh ideas to Nashville. Alex also focused his Tennessean column on the dynamics of health care reform. Bernard Health sales team member Brent Whitaker also penned an article for LifeHealthPro titled “Administering cutting edge benefits administration.”

The Bernard Health team was also featured on a Fox 17 Nashville news story about Healthcare.gov glitches and fixes.

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Tom Turner [DSi] was quoted in an Entrepreneur Magazine article about unique commercial vehicles.

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Steve Curnutte and Steve Moore [Tortola Advisors] contributed to a Tennessean article about the need for business restructuring, even as the economy shows signs of improvement.

Ms. Cheap of The Tennessean highlighted City Saver‘s [Tom Beach] buy-one-get-one free sale.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was spotlighted in a Q& A for The Tennessean. Dan spoke about breaking into the Nashville health care industry, his background in the limo business and how his product surprises him.

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The Tennessean
 announced the openings of Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg, Strategic Hospitality] in Rolling Mill Hill and Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] in 12 South. The Nashville Scene also gave readers a glimpse into Pinewood Social’s eclectic offerings, which include a karaoke room, bowling alley and outdoor swimming pool.

Julie May’s [bytes of knowledge] Tennessean column shed some light on how targeted ads show up on your computer, especially during holiday shopping season.

Nashville Lifestyle’s “101 Reasons to Eat Up Music City” Issue prominently featured a number of EO Nashville Members:

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Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] was featured in the issue for his newest Bongo Java location in the Omni Hotel on 5th Avenue South. He was also recognized for his charitable giving through The Bongo Employee Assistance Fund, which supplies short-term financial support to employees of Bongo Productions who face life-altering situations.

Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Josephine] was spotlighted in the issue for her work in rejuvenating the 12 South area with her great restaurants, including her highly anticipated new venture, Josephine.

Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] chef Josh Habinger, who has contributed his talents to both The Patterson House and The Catbird Seat with Strategic Hospitality, was interviewed about the new all-day restaurant and bowling alley.

The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] chef Erik Anderson, offered his favorite places to eat out in Nashville.

An article about Corsair Artisan [Darek Bell] highlighted brewer-distiller Andrea Clodfelter.

Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality] was featured for his unique new venture Two Ten Jack, the first Japanese pub, or “izakaya”, in Nashville.

The Nashville Business Journal recognized its Most Admired CEO’s of 2013 this week, and we would like to extend a big congratulations to Julie May [bytes of knowledge] and Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] who were each selected as CEO of the year. Julie was honored in the Private Company with 10-25 employees category and Charles was honored in the Private Company with 26-100 employees category.

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We are also proud to announce the following EO Members who were finalists for the award. Congratulations to all!

Private Company with 10-25 Employees

Private Company with 26-100 Employees

Private Company with 100-500 Employees

  • Clint Smith [Emma]

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: 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.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Nashville Announces New Board of Directors

Join us in welcoming our 2013/14 board of directors. The 2013/14 board term runs May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

The new board of directors of the Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization includes:

The Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a growing, vibrant group of successful business owners who are all doing what they can to contribute to the regional economy. All of our board members work extremely hard to accommodate the growing needs of this diverse group. We want to thank the board for volunteering their time to make this chapter one of the best within EO.

EO Nashville Members in the News: NEXT Awards, Hannah Paramore, Steve Curnutte and James Fields

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members and member companies who recently won NEXT Awards:

Company Awards:

Individual Awards:

In the news, Hannah Paramore’s [Paramore | the digital agency] column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal. Hannah discussed how our social media translates overseas.

Shannon Heffington, CFO of Allen Printing [EO Nashville member Steve Curnutte’s printing company] appeared in the Nashville Business Journal’s Executive Profile section last Friday.

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Shannon Heffington in the Nashville Business Journal

James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] weekly column was featured in Sunday’s Tennessean. In this week’s column, James discussed three common IT mistakes you’re bound to come across that you should consider before it’s too late.

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James Fields’ column in the Tennessean

EO Nashville Members in the News: Greg Greenwell, James Fields, Darek Bell, Alan Looney, David Waddell, Michael Brody-Waite, Bob Bernstein, John Aron, Greg Greenwell, Dan Hogan and Hannah Paramore

On Friday, TotalPrint [Greg Greenwell] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Case Study section. The story covered how the young startup company has been growing rapidly while others have been standing still or struggling. Since its inception in late 2007, TotalPrint has bought three companies, expanding its size, service offering and market share.

In his column in the Sunday Tennessean, James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.] discussed the steps to take if your business partakes in the Bring your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon.

Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] was recently awarded two very honorable “Best Rye” 2012 awards at an American Rye Tasting hosted by TheFiftyBest.com. TheFiftyBest.com announced that Corsair’s  Ryemageddon was awarded a gold medal. Corsair’s Wry Moon was awarded a double gold medal.

Castle Homes’ [Alan Looney] Idea House was a focus in Tuesday’s Nashville Business Journal. The Idea House at Fontanel Mansion will be built by Castle Homes. It will be open to the public from June 2013 to December, when it will then become a bed and breakfast or event venue for Fontanel Mansion.

In his weekly article in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed public and private reforms taking place as a requirement for survival due to the financial crisis in 2008.

Congratulations to the NEXT Award winners. Here’s a list of the EO Nashville members who won:

Growth

Market Mover

Entrepreneurs of the Year

To see the complete list of all winners click here.
Lastly, the Nashville Business Journal announced Nashville’s Most Admired CEOs finalists. Congrats to the following EO Nashville members for making the cut.