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.

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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

EO Nashville Members in the News: James Fields, Best Places to Work, Andy Bailey, Tom Turner, David Waddell and John Rowley

Here’s the EO Nashville wrap-up for this week and last.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. In his column, James discussed how Internet users can protect their privacy online.

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Congratulations to the following EO Nashville companies who were honored with Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work awards:

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In his most recent Tennessean column, Andy Bailey [Petra] discussed how inspiration is a catalyst for growth. Read his story here.

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Andy Bailey’s bi-weekly column on SmallBizDaily.com detailed the importance of understanding your team members’ strengths to grow your business.

In his recent column in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed how it has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors.

John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] was quoted in Campaigns and Elections. Read what he had to say here.

20 EO Nashville Companies Recognized by Inc. 500|5000

Once again, EO Nashville members had a solid showing on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This year, 20 EO Nashville member companies were included on the list. That represents 40% of Middle Tennessee companies on the list, and 23% of all Tennessee-based companies on the list. Not bad, when you consider that EO companies represent just 0.7% of the 15,000 businesses in Nashville.

EO Nashville members who made the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

These 20 companies employee 1,326 individuals; grew at an average rate of 199% from 2008 to 2011; and have combined 2011 revenues of $287 million. Furthermore, of the three Tennessee companies that made the Inc. 500, two were EO member companies: Medicare.com and Teknetex.

According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2008 to 2011. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2008 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2011.

The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Tom Turner, Ben Hanback, John Rowley, Rebecca Donner, Top Technology Firms, Nicholas Holland, Michael Brody-Waite & Jolene Dressel

Here’s a roundup of the most recent EO Nashville sightings in the news.

On June 22, the Nashville Post covered DSi’s [Tom Turner] move into Charlotte, North Carolina. DSi also has outposts in Knoxville and Cincinnati.

On the 4th of July, Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss health care, and more specifically changes that individuals can expect in their insurance plans after the Affordable Care Act. You can watch the video here.

John Rowley [Fletcher|Rowley] made two TV appearances on July 6, appearing on Fox News Channel’s Studio B and MSNBC’s The Ed Show.

Rebecca Donner [Inner Design Studio] was featured in a Nashville Medical News article entitled “Designed for Healing” about creating healing environments in health care.

On July 6, the Nashville Business Journal printed its list of the top 25 local technology firms. EO member companies to make the list include:

Download the full list here: NBJ top tech firms.

Fast Company ran an article about Nashville’s quest to fill its open technology positions. The article included a quote by Nicholas Holland about ways that tech companies can attract more talent.

On July 12, the Nashville Post covered Michael Brody-Waite and InQuicker‘s growth. The health care tech company is now working with 135 hospitals around the country.

In other exciting news, Jolene Dressel [Trojan Labor] started a new company, Trojan Environmental. Trojan Environmental is an asbestos abatement staffing company. Jolene has put over 70 employees through a 32-hour asbestos abatement course to get this business off the ground. She is currently supplying several customers with temporary asbestos abatement workers in jobs located in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.

EO Nashville membership tops 100 for the first time

EO Nashville is growing fast thanks to the efforts of our members. This year, for the first time in our history, we’ve exceeded 100 members. The new class of inductees brings our total to 112. Thanks to everyone for your recruitment efforts and for spreading the word about EO Nashville.

Here is the new membership class for 2012:

Bob Bernstein, founder of Bongo Productions, LLC: Bernstein’s company is a multimillion dollar enterprise comprised of five cafes — Bongo Java, Fido, Grins Vegetarian & Kosher Café, Hot & Cold and Bongo East — and two wholesale businesses, Bongo Java Roasting Co. and Fido Bakery. A former journalist, Bernstein grew up in Chicago, received his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and his master’s from Northwestern University.

Michael Brody-Waite, founder and COE of InQuicker: InQuicker is an online emergency room, urgent care and doctor’s office check-in system. Before starting InQuicker two years ago, Brody-Waite spent seven years with a Fortune 30 company. He graduated from the University of California Davis.

Ed Brown, co-founder of ioStudio: ioStudio is a full service marketing agency with over 200 employees and offices in Nashville and Washington D.C., offering Web design, digital marketing and advertising services. Committed to helping America’s soldiers, ioStudio works for The National Guard, Semper Fi Fund, MARSOC, SAIC, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, GX Magazine and Foundations Magazine.

Patrick Burke, owner Seed Hospitality and Zumi Sushi Japanese Kitchen: Burk has run the Hillsboro Village area sushi restaurant since 2009. He previously worked as a summer associate at Merrill Lynch and DLA Piper. He is a Vanderbilt University graduate.

Greg Greenwell, president of TotalPrint: A printing company specializing in managed print services and supplies, TotalPrint has become an industry leader. Greenwell also owns a veterinary clinic and a small real estate investment company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine University and an master’s from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Carl Haley, Jr., president and CEO, Grand Avenue: Grand Avenue provides ground transportation services for the Tennessee Titans and Vanderbilt University as well as clients in Middle Tennessee. Haley founded the company in 2009 and oversees business development, operations, reservations, marketing and fleet management. He is a graduate of George Mason University and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Nicholas Holland, founder of CentreSource, Inc., Side hobby, LLC and Populr.me: Holland helped launch the annual Nashville StartUp Weekend as well as the city’s first micro-fund, JumpStart Foundry. He has served on the board of the Better Business Bureau, the Nashville Technology Council and the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association. He is a graduate of Tulane University.

Elliott Holt, founder Medi-Copy Services: Holt founded Medi-Copy as a way to improve patient care by providing better health information exchange, more accountability and faster turnaround times on authorized disclosures of health information. In 2010, Medi-Copy was named one of the Top 10 Best Employers in Middle Tennessee.

Kimberly Hunter, owner, True Blue Salon: One of the most popular high-end salons, True Blue Salon has been mentioned in the pages of Elle and Marie Claire magazines as one of the best places in the country for color, cut and style. Hunter has been a Nashville business owner for more than 20 years.

Bob Jacobs, co-founder and managing partner, Equity Express Settlement Services: Jacobs founded the mortgage software company Equity Express Settlement Services in 2011 after becoming a partner in Equity Solutions USA. He is the former director of development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and a current board member of the Sports 4all Foundation, Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation and Special Olympics of Tennessee.

Ben Mankin, founder, Mankin Media Systems: Mankin Media Systems provides audio/video design and installation of technical systems for some of the largest churches in the country. Mankin founded the company to provide design and leadership for organizations and churches pursuing technical and media ministries. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University.

Max Sadler, CEO, Advanced Network Solutions (ANS): ANS provides IT services and network design, implementation and documentation. The company has been named to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Future 50 five times, the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in the Business and Best Places to Work and twice listed in Inc.’s 500|5000 list fastest growing companies.

Jeremy Werthan, chairman, Werthan, LLC: The Werthan family has been associated with entrepreneurship and business in Nashville since the 1800s. Founded in 2002 as a local fabricator of high quality granite countertops, Werthan is now a high-volume national supplier of tile, natural stone, quartz and solid surface materials.

Danny Whetstone, founder, DWP Live: Whetstone has worked closely with both artists and entrepreneurs alike to create onstage excitement through large-scale production and design. Whetstone has worked with musical legends such as Sting, Bon Jovi and Keith Urban, as well as and corporate giants like Lockheed Martin, ESPN and MTV to design and build quality productions for concerts, sports and corporate events.