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, Andy Bailey, J.J. Rosen, The List, Alex Tolbert, Ben Hanback, Julie May, Darek Bell, Fastest-Growing Companies

Last week, we welcomed in the first day of fall with beautiful weather here in Nashville. Let’s recap what else happened for EO Nashville members last week.

In a blog for the Wall Street Journal, Dan Hogan [Medalogixdiscusses how to attract top talent on a shoestring startup budget.

In the Tennessean, Andy Bailey [Petra] wrote a column on tips to make sure you finish out the year strong, because just like the fourth quarter in a football game, it determines the winners and losers. Andy also ran a column in Smallbizdaily.com on tips to get more done in less time.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] also wrote a column in the Tennessean about the impending end of desk phones. You can read the article here.

Paramore | the digital agency [Hannah Paramore], Facility Planners Inc. [Nancy Leach] and Smart Data Strategies [Susan Marlow] all made “The List” of the top regional women-owned businesses.

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Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] penned a column for the Tennessean on how health reform changes the playing field for hospitals.

Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] wrote an article for EO’s Overdrive blog on staying productive in the office. You can read the article here.

On Sept. 15, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] ran a column in the Tennessean about Square mobile credit card processing. You can read the clip here. b:ok also won the Interactive Marketing Awards’ Outstanding Achievement Award for its work on Nashville Sporting Goods’ website.

In other awards news, Corsair [Darek Bell] won “Innovator of the Year” in Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whiskey awards for the second year straight.

And lastly, Advance Financial [Michael Hodges], NovaCopy [Darren Metz] and Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] all made the Nashville Business Journal’s list of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Companies.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, JJ Rosen, Dan Hogan, John Rowley, Ricky Scott, Andy Bailey, Tom Beach, James Fields, Fastest-Growing Companies, Inc. 500|5000

In this week’s roundup:

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] and JJ Rosen [Atiba] both had columns run in Sunday’s Tennessean. Alex’s piece discussed the insurance options available on the new health care exchange, while JJ talked about turning your idea for an app into a reality.

Alex was also featured in two articles on Becker’s Spine Review. The first asked “What Spine Surgeons Need to Know About Insurance Premiums Next Year” and the second set up “6 Expectations for Spine Surgeons After Health Insurance Exchanges.

On Friday, two EO Nashville members had columns run as part of EO Nashville’s partnership with the Nashville Business Journal. Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column gave advice on launching a startup in Nashville, while John Rowley’s [Fletcher Rowley Inc.] piece listed five ideas to apply the political playbook to corporate branding. You can read both columns below.

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Rowley clipRanking 148th, The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] made Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Remodeling 550: Full-Service Remodelers list.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] spoke about his Aligntoday.com software on the SouthernAlpha blog. You can read the interview here. Andy’s Aug. 21 column in the Tennessean reminded us all that we need more gratefulness in our lives.

The Nashville Post recently reported that City Saver [Tom Beach] would soon launch its product in Seattle, the company’s sixth market.

On Aug. 18, James Fields [Concept Technology] published a column in the Sunday Tennessean on protecting our online and mobile conversations. You can read the column here.

Earlier this month, the Nashville Business Journal announced its 2013 25 Fastest-Growing Companies winners. The list included EO Nashville members:

And finally, though we already told you about the 19 EO Nashville members who were included in the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list, a few of those members shared the secrets of their success with the Tennessean on Sunday. You can read their interviews below.

Reboot Marketing [Allen Baler]

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Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

Advance Financial clipTeknetex [John Kepley]

Teknetex clipConcept Technology [James Fields]

Fields clipRustici Software [Mike Rustici]

Rustici clipMankin Media Systems [Ben Mankin]

Mankin clipVaco [Jerry Bostelman]

Vaco clipComfort Supply [Clay Blevins]

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Andy Bailey, Christopher Redhage, Debbie Gordon, Clint Smith, Alex Tolbert, Charles Robert Bone, Julie May, James Fields, John Rowley

Happy Monday EO Nashville members. Here’s your weekly wrap-up for everything that you want to know about EO Nashville members in the news.

In August, Dan Hogan [Medalogix] wrote an article for Health Management Technology magazine on incorporating analytics into EMRs. You can read the piece here.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column for the Journal Star also posted on Monster.com and the Orange County Register. The article detailed “5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Boss Today.”

In another installment of EO Nashville guest columns for the Nashville Business Journal, Christopher Redhage [ProviderTrust] published an article about discovering the authentic leader within you.

Chris Redhage pitch

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] also published an NBJ column. Hers was titled “Top 7 steps to cultivate leaders within your organization.”

Clint Smith [Emma] was featured in The New York Times on Aug. 14 in an article about Emma’s reinvention of its marketing and communications platform.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] opened a third Nashville-area retail store in Cool Springs. The NBJ and Nashville Post covered the news.

Twelve Bone McAllester Norton attorneys, including EO Nashville member Charles Robert Bone, have been named to the 20th edition of the Best Lawyers in America 2014. Check out the clip here.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote a column for yesterday’s Tennessee on responsive Web design.

081813 Tennessean Design your website to look great on all devices

James Fields [Concept Technology] also wrote a column for the Sunday Tennessean. His column was on protecting your online and mobile conversations. You can read it here.

Finally, in ongoing coverage of Fletcher Rowley‘s [John Rowley] inclusion in the season premiere of AMC’s “The Pitch,” which ran Aug. 15, AdAge covered the post airing twist: while it looked like Fletcher Rowley “lost,” ultimately, they “won” and was hired. You can read the breakdown here.

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.”

Ben Hanback

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.”

DSi, BOK, CTI, Advanced

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.

Andy Bailey

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.

Mike Rustici

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.”

BNH

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.

EO NBJ The List-Technology firms

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: 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.

EO-Paramore

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.

EO-Catalyst Amy Tanksley

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.”

EO Nashville Members in the News: Dan Hogan, Alex Tolbert, John Rowley, Alan Looney, Julie May, Charles May, James Fields, Clint Smith, Jeff Turner, Michael Brody-Waite, David Waddell and Ben Hanback

Here’s what’s happening in EO Nashville’s world this week.

CIO, Computer World and Network World featured Medalogix [Dan Hogan] as one of six practical predictive analytics tools.

Medalogix was also featured in this month’s BC Advantage Magazine. Dan’s column was titled “Predictive Modeling is a Necessary Starting Point for BPCI Participating Providers.”

Dan Hogan EO

The Nashville Post mentioned Medalogix in its article titled “Tennessee hospitals coping with readmission reduction mandate.”

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote a blog post for Advance Web on fixing health care costs. Read his blog here. Alex’s regular column in The Tennessean also published Sunday. In this week’s column, Alex discussed the health care reform.

060213 Tennessean Why do employers offer group health insurance?

Fletcher Rowley [John Rowley] has been chosen as one of the ad agencies for AMC’s documentary/reality program The Pitch. Each episode features two ad agencies who pitch against each other for a national account. Advertising Age, The Tennessean  and the Nashville Business Journal reported the news.

The Nashville Ledger recently wrote a story about the Southern Living Idea House and spotlighted Castle Homes [Alan Looney], who built the home.

bytes of knowledge [Julie and Charles May] were featured in the Nashville Ledger last week. The story focused on tech firms finding a home in Germantown. The story also mentioned Concept Technology [James Fields], whose office will be relocated to Germantown in the near future.

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bytes of knowledge [Julie and Charles May] were also mentioned in the Nashville Post’s article titled “A foundation on which to build.”

The Nashville Post recently featured a story about Emma [Clint Smith]. In the article, Clint discussed the maturation of a Nashville tech darling and how his role has changed over the years.

National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] was featured in a Nashville Post story last week that highlighted local artisan manufacturers gaining traction with a niche approach. WJLA TV also mentioned National Storm Shelters in a article about Oklahoma donations.

National Storm Shelters was also featured in Brentwood Homepage this month.

InQuicker [Michael Brody-Waite] recently announced that its online waiting service has helped patients avoid more than 3M total wait time minutes that would have been spent in the hospital or urgent care waiting room. mHiMMS reported the news.

In his recent column in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed when being safe can actually be unsafe.

David’s column also ran in the Nashville Ledger.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback Group] guest column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal last week. In his column, Ben detailed the top five ways to boost work-week productivity. Ben’s column was part of an ongoing partnership between EO Nashville and the Nashville Business Journal. If you’re interested in getting involved and submitting a column, contact Erin Gagnon at erin@bradfordgroup.com for more information.