EO Nashville Members in the News: Andy Bailey, Bob Bernstein, John Rowley, Charlie Brock, Mark Deutschmann, Ben Goldberg, Ashlyn Hines, James Fields, David Waddell, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Barry Smith, Bert Lyles, Julie May, Allen Baler, Patrick Burke, Michael Brody-Waite, Jerry Baker, John Rosen, Brian Murphy, Michael Hodges, Ricky Scott, Elliott Holt, Michael Rustici, James Fields, Steve Curnutte, Ben Mankin, Joe Freedman, JT Terrell, Glenn McConnell, Tom Turner, Darren Metz, Joe Freedman, Jerry Bostelman

Andy Bailey [Petra] wrote an article in Business Insider on why a letter is the most effective form of communication. Also, Bailey wrote an article in the Tennessean about what numbers businesses should prioritize.

The Jackson Sun credited Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein] as the provider of roasted coffee for Alba, Jackson’s newest coffee shop. A Yahoo! Music article mentioned an American Idol producer’s visit to Nashville’s favorite coffee house, Bongo Java. Nashville Business Journal’s article on the Melrose entertainment district reported on Bernstein’s yet-to-open coffee shop and diner venture.

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 4.12.46 PMTravel and Leisure mentioned Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] in its T + L Guide to Nashville, citing the restaurant as one of the places you should eat and drink while in town. The guide follows an article about Nashville’s transition back into the spotlight.

John Rowley [Fletcher|Rowley] was on the O’Reilly Factor’s segment on tension between Hillary and Obama.

Charlie Brock [Launch TN] wrote an article in the Tennessean and the Knoxville News Sentinel on what happens after demo days for graduating entrepreneurs. Brock’s article about the rise of auto manufacturing startups was published in the Tennessean and the OakRidger. The American Genuis quoted Brock in an article about how to stand out to investors.

Nashville Business Journal quoted Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] in an article on Core Development Service’s new project in the Wedgewood-Houston area. The Tennessean had an article on the popularity of cottage communities, quoting Barbara Browning, a broker with Village Real Estate.

The Tennessean’s article on Strategic Hospitality’s involvement with Printers Alley hotel quoted Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]. Nashville Business Journal featured an article on a new restaurant in Midtown, praising Ben Goldberg for introducing seated bar concepts like Catbird Seat and Pinewood Social. Southern Living named Strategic Hospitality’s Catbird Seat and Pinewood Social in the Top 100 Restaurants in the South. The Tennessean reported that Strategic Hospitality’s Pinewood Social chef Josh Habiger will be participating in Music City Food and Wine Festival.

The Tennessean quoted Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development Group] in their article on the popularity of cottage communities in Nashville.

James Fields [Concept Technology] wrote an article in the Tennessean on the top five gadgets for back-to-school shopping.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] wrote an article in the Memphis Daily News about the forecast for the aging bull market.

Nashville Scene announced that Josephine’s [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] Andrew Little will be one of the local chefs in the Music City Food and Wine Fest. Nashville Scene also announced Josephine’s addition of pastry chef Kayla May.

Nashville Business Journal mentioned Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] in an article about Nashville’s boom-and-bust cycle. Tennessean mentions Eakin Partners’ new buildings coming to the Gulch in an article about the Pinnacle building. Nashville Post reported on Eakin Partners’ project in the Gulch.

Showhomes [Bert Lyles] was featured on Fox Business’s segment on luxury homes. Sun News mentioned Showhomes in an article about the importance of home staging.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote an article in the Tennessean about the journey of software innovation.

Allen Baler [Reboot Marketing/4 Patriots] was quoted in a Digital Journal article about disaster preparedness.

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 4.11.49 PMThe Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies included 16 EO Nashville companies. These 16 companies grew at an average rate of 247 percent from 2010 to 2013 and have combined 2013 revenues of $380 million.

EO Nashville members who made the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

 

EO Nashville Members in the News: J.J. Rosen, Andy Bailey, Martin Renkis, David Waddell, John Rowley, Michael Brody-Waite, Charles Bone, Ben Goldberg, Alex Tolbert, Charlie Brock, Tim Ozgener, Barry Smith, Darek Bell, Darren Metz

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] wrote a helpful guide for the Tennessean about how to hire a great “geek” for your company.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] Tennessean column focused on the next generation of business leaders: millennials.

The Nashville Post reported that Smartvue [Martin Renkis] secured a milestone 25th patent this week.

In his column for the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] explored the Middle East’s tensions and their impact on investments.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] joined the panel on the Melissa Harris Perry show to discuss Sen. Eric Cantor’s loss in the primary.

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The Virginian-Pilot featured a story on how InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] is helping the patient and doctor experience.

Susan R. High-McAuley, an attorney with Bone McAllester Norton PLLC [Charles Bone] in Hendersonville, is a candidate for the position of Gallatin City Attorney. The Tennessean covered the candidate interviews from earlier this week.

Matt Tocco, beverage director for Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] shared his thoughts on a good gin drink with CNBC.com. The Goldberg Brothers were also featured in the Nashville Scene’s summer issue:

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In his latest Tennessean column, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] analyzed the significance of Skyline Medical Center’s Level II Trauma center designation.

100 Girls of Code, a computer coding camp for young girls, made a stop at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center this week. The Tennessean reported on the event, which is sponsored by Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock]. Charlie was also quoted in a Tennessean article about Google Fiber. The Nashville Business Journal included quotes from Southland, including one from Charlie, in this week’s edition.

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OZ Nashville [Tim Ozgener] closed out its inaugural season with performances by composer Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain. The Nashville Scene wrote a fantastic review of the event.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] has signed entertainment agency William Morris as the first tenant in its new office building in the Gulch. The Tennessean and the Nashville Business Journal had the story. Barry was also named a “Power Leader in Commercial Real Estate” by The Nashville Business Journal.

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 The Tennessean took readers on a tour of the Corsair [Darek Bell] distillery in Marathon Music Works.

Darren Metz [NovaCopy] explained his loan and growth strategy to the Nashville Business Journal.

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Leadership Nashville has named its 39th class. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville Members who were selected:

 

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: 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.

EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Will Newman, Ricky Scott, Darek Bell, John Rowley, Ben Hanback, Charlie Brock, Tim Ozgener, Andy Bailey, Michael Brody-Waite, Alex Tolbert, J.J. Rosen, Martin Renkis, Dan Hogan, Julie May, Nancy Leach, James Fields, Charles Bone, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Patrick Burke, Best in Business

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was featured in a Commercial Appeal article about new startups in Memphis.

The Nashville Post published a story on Edley’s [Will Newman] expansion in 12 South.

The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] was prominently featured in the most recent issue of Entrepreneur Startups Magazine.

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The Music City Center, which featured Bell and Associates [Darek Bell] on it’s construction team, won the top prize in the Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The Tennessean covered the story.

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] has won the highest honor in craft distilling, the “Bubble Cap” award from the American Distilling Institute. Read the full story at The Nashville Scene.com. The Distillery was also featured in a Nashville Lifestyles article about the booming Tennessee whiskey business.

John Rowley [Fletcher Rowley] was a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show, where he contributed to the discussion on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case dealing with the  a corporation’s religious freedom.

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Ben Hanback’s [Regions Insurance] Tennessean column focused on choosing to change your attitude.

The Memphis Daily News  and Nooga.com wrote about Launch Tennessee‘s [Charlie Brock] “100 Girls of Code” workshop coming to Memphis this summer.

Oz [Tim Ozgener] was featured in the Guardian’s Nashville city guide as one of the top 10 art galleries, art spaces and cultural events. The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene covered Oz’s “Thursday Night Things” series with a feature on artist Herb Williams’ show, “Personal Best”. The event was a huge success, drawing over 500 attendees.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] postcard about Successful vs. Unsuccessful people was featured in a LinkedIn post by Dave Kerpen, New York Times best-selling author and CEO of Likeable. The post has now been repurposed and shared across the Web, with articles in BusinessInsider, Yahoo Finance, MediaBistro and OPRAH.com, just to name a few. Andy’s Tennessean column focused on finding was to constantly improve your business, even when you think you are doing well and his column in the Nashville Business Journal addressed setting goals for accountability.

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The Nashville Business Journal caught up with InQuicker‘s [Michael Brody-Waite] headline story from 2013 in which the company detailed its approach to growth. Today, the company has grown from 21 to 30 employees.

The Tennessean quoted Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] in an article about Vanderbilt’s cancer coverage gap through the Affordable Health Care Act. Alex’s most recent Tennessean column focused on the changing face of primary care. Bernard Health was also featured in a Eyewitness News 3 report about the March 31 Healthcare deadline.

J.J. Rosen’s [AtibaTennessean column offered advice on how to be a great project manager.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on Smartvue Corporation [Martin Renkis] raising $3.85 million in a Series A investment round.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was quoted in the Health and Tech Beats section of the Nashville Business Journal.

The Nashville Business Journal covered “Mentoring Monday,” which connected over 150 women with potential mentors, including Julie May [bytes of knowledge], Brittany Lorenzi [Cushman &Wakefield | Cornerstone] and Nancy Leach [Facility Planners].

James Fields’ [Concept TechnologyTennessean column analyzed the benefits of high-tech light bulbs.

Bone McAllseter Norton [Charles Bone] ranked tenth on the Nashville Business Journal’s top law firms list.

Nashville Lifestyles released its list of the 25 best dishes in Nashville, and a few of our EO Nashville members were included on the list. Pinewood Social‘s [Ben Goldberg] Egg in a Jar, the Tuck Special at Edley’s [Will Newman] and the Scallops at Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] were a few of the editor’s favorites.

Winners of the reader’s poll included:

Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] was highlighted in a six-page Nashville Lifestyles story that walks readers through the Izakaya experience.

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Congratulations the following EO Nashville members who were recognized as finalists for  The Nashville Business Journal Best in Business Awards.

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500+ Employees

 

Recent Catalyst graduate Rhodes Car [Bill Pomakoy] received international attention this week when England’s Price Harry took one of the company’s four-wheeled bikes for a spin. The Tennessean covered the story.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Charles Bone, James Fields, Ashlyn Hines, John Rowley, Mark Deutschmann, Ben Goldberg, David Waddell, Patrick Burke, Julie May

EO Nashville was prominently featured in the Tennessean this week with a story about breaking the chapter revenue record and the expected growth in 2014.

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Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was quoted in a BusinessInsurance article on exploring health care benefits through a financial lens.

The Tennessean made its suggestions for the future mayor of Nashville, and mentioned Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] as a possible candidate.

James Fields [Concept Technology] wrote his column for the Tennessean about threats to net neutrality.

The Tennessean mentioned Bristol Development [Ashlyn Hines] in a story about site approvals for the new Franklin Park and Ovation projects in Franklin.

John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] offered his thoughts on how new health care laws will affect the 2014 midterm elections in a recent Fox News segment.

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The Tennessean quoted Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate] in an article about the final phase of Werthan Lofts in the Gulch.

The Nashville Scene featured Trevor Moran, the new chef of The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] in a Q&A article about his background and his transition to the high-profile restaurant.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] wrote about P/E expansion for his Memphis Daily News column. David’s column was also featured in the Nashville Ledger.

Southern Living’s “The Daily South” blog featured Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] as one of five things you need to know in the South. Patrick was also featured on a News 2 Nashville story about the restaurant, which has its grand opening this weekend.

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Julie May’s [bytes of knowledge] wrote her Tennessean column on internet privacy and the risks of using social media and retail sites. The bytes of knowledge headquarters was also featured in this week’s Nashville Business Journal.

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