EO Nashville Members in the News: Max Sadler, David Waddell, Charlie Brock, Michael Hodges, Alex Tolbert, Mark Scrivner, Will Newman, Ben Hanback, Andy Bailey, Darek Bell, Ben Goldberg, Julie May, John Huber

Advanced Network Solutions [Max Sadler] landed on the Nashville Business Journal’s list of Top Technology Employers.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about investors fears of a declining stock market.

The Nashville Post reported that Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] became one of 22 state and local economic agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities to receive the FAST grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Charlie’s column for the Tennessean focused on the state’s Accelerator Program.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was voted Best Place to Cash a Check in Maury County. The Columbia Daily Herald had the story.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will be opening its first retail store in Nashville, signaling another change in the insurance industry. Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed how the move affects health care consumers in his latest Tennessean column.

Mark Scrivner [SnapShot Interactive] spoke to the Nashville Business Journal about how his company is preparing for large-scale growth.

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The Nashville Scene covered Edley’s [Will Newman] expansion at the 12 South location. The restaurant added over 900 square feet of space and 40 seats.

Ben Hanback’s [Regions Insurance] column for the Tennessean focused on how to build trust in business.

Andy Bailey [Petra] wrote an article for AllBusiness.com that was also picked up by Fox Small Business “bongo java.”

Corsair [Darek Bell] was featured on the cover of Beverage World Magazine and chosen as one of the breakout brands of 2014.

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TIME Magazine mentioned The Patterson House [Ben Goldberg] in its feature on 7 Great American Vacation Spots.

Julie May’s [bytes of knowledge] column for the Tennessean introduced a new marketing concept for retailers called Beacons.

Nick Palladino of Moo Creative [John Huber] wrote a guest blog for the Nashville Business Journal on four tips for working with freelancers.

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EO Nashville Members in the news: Patrick Burke, Ben Goldberg, William Kirkland, Darek Bell, Traylor Woodall, Michael Brody-Waite, Barry Smith, Julie May, Charles Bone, Tim Ozgener, James Fields, Brian MurphyTop Workplace Award Winners, Small Business Award Winners

 

The Nashville Business Journal reported on EO Nashville’s new board appointments this week.

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Mrs. Cheap of The Tennessean put together a “stay-cation” itinerary for Nashville locals that included Two Ten Jack [Patrick Burke] and Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg].

The Nashville Post reported on a transaction involving the Hillwood Pointe Apartments in West Nashville. The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] represented the seller.

As Corsair [Darek Bell] looks forward to its expansion in the Houston-Wedgewood area, the company has named a new head distiller, Andrea Clodfelter. The Nashville Business Journal interviewed Andrea about her new position for it’s BizBlog. Corsair was also featured in a USA Today Travel section article about the hottest spirits to try this summer.

Traylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] wrote an article for the Tennessean about what Nashville can do to nurture its tech talent.

The Nashville Business Journal wrote an article on InQuicker‘s [Michael Brody-Waite] expansion into different health care services.

New tenants are being added weekly to Eakin Partners’ [Barry Smith] new tower in the Gulch. The Tennessean and Nashville Business Journal penned stories on the office building.

In her latest column for the Tennessean, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] teaches business owners how to virtually let go.

Gallatin City Council and Mayor Jo Ann Graves voted unanimously to choose Susan R. High-McAuley of Bone McAllester Norton [Charles Bone] to become the city’s next attorney. The Tennessean had the story. The Nashville Business Journal released its Best of the Bar 2014 and four Bone McAllester Norton attorneys made the list.

The Tennessean reviewed Oz Nashville‘s [Tim Ozgener] second season.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] interviewed a lawyer Brian Iverson for his column on patent trolls. The Nashville Business Journal revisited a story about Concept Technology’s staffing venture, Scout.6.27.-concept-in-nbj

Vertek Solutions [Brian Murphy] made the Nashville Business Journal’s list of top recruiting firms.

The Tennessean’s list of top places to work in Nashville for 2014 included two of our EO Nashville members. Congratulations to:

The Nashville Business Journal announced its finalists for the 2014 Small Business Awards. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members:

EO Nashville Leads Global Organization in Recruitment Efforts

The Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization chapter has grown 185 percent since 2010

Since the start of 2013, 21 new members have joined the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), ranking Nashville as the fastest growing EO chapter in the world.

According to EO Global, EO Nashville has the most new members in all 122 chapters, including other high-growth areas such as Toronto, Edmonton, Los Angeles, the Netherlands and Dallas.

“Nashville’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial community, and our accomplishments as a chapter give us all energy and proof that our work is worthwhile,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “There were a lot of folks who helped in this effort: John Kepley and Jackson Miller as the membership chairs, along with many, many members that worked to make this growth possible.”

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 131 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner and controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million. The chapter added 19 new members in 2010, 29 in 2011 and 23 new members in 2012. The chapter’s membership almost doubled in that timeframe, growing 185 percent since 2010.

The 21 new members are:

Austill, Chaffin, Frederiksen, Jordanov, Redhage and Tanksley all join EO Nashville as alumnae of EO Nashville’s inaugural Catalyst class, a program that includes classes, peer-to-peer forum groups and mentorship that is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their companies past the key benchmark of $1 million in annual sales.

“Members of the first Catalyst class grew an average 53 percent last year, and increased hiring anywhere between 30-100 percent,” said Bryan Ansley, president and CEO of FNB Merchants and EO Nashville board chair responsible for the Catalyst program. “This is certainly welcome news in our current economy. We couldn’t be happier to welcome this inaugural class of Catalyst graduates into the EO family.”

The second Catalyst class kicked of in August 2012, and applications are currently being accepted for the third Catalyst class, which will begin in August 2013.

Last month, EO Global also added its 1,000th female member for the first time in the organization’s history. EO Nashville’s three new women members helped the organization achieve this milestone.

“Based on our chapter’s excellent history of retaining new members, this solid growth will add significant value to the chapter for years to come,” Bailey said.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global business network of more than 8,700 business owners in 122 chapters and more than 35 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The organization’s vision is to build the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs, which aligns with its mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

For more information about Catalyst or EO Nashville, contact Sameera Lowe, executive director, at eo@eonashville.com.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Best in Business, Top 50 Restaurants, Sam Sanchez, James Fields, Darek Bell and Dan Hogan

Many congratulations are in order for the members of EO Nashville. See how they’ve been keeping so busy.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members who were named Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business:

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Nashville Lifestyles’ April issue listed the top 50 restaurants in Nashville. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for making the list:

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Sam Sanchez [Sperry’s Restaurant] appeared in last week’s Nashville Today. The story reported that Sam and his business partner plan to expand their two restaurant concepts to Florence, Ala.

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The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] appeared in The Tennessean’s Five to Try section Friday. Ben Goldberg also appeared in Inside Vandy, Vanderbilt’s student newspaper and the Nashville Business Journal. You can read these stories here and here.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in The Tennessean last Sunday. In his column he discussed the importance of and how to choose the right business software.

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Congratulations to Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell], who recently won the #1 gin in the 50 Best Gins competition.

Congratulations to Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] and Dan Hogan [Medalogix], both honorees of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 class of Health Care Heroes. Honorees were selected for their contributions to Nashville’s community and health care industry by a panel of judges.