EO Nashville Members in the News: Steve Curnutte, Debbie Gordon, JT Terrell, Kevin Ross, James Fields, Nicholas Holland and Clinton Smith

It’s time for this week’s roundup. Here’s what EO Nashville members have been up to this week.

According to a story in the Nashville Post on February 2, Allen Printing [Steve Curnutte] recently bought Nashville Bindery Co., a venerable player in Nashville’s printing sector.

Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management & S3 Consulting] will be presenting at the Nashville Business Journal’s Crash Course on Advancing Through Leadership on March 20, 2013. Learn more here.

Music City Tents & Events [JT Terrell] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal story about new event venues recently popping up in Nashville. JT Terrell was quoted saying he anticipates the events market to grow by as much as 50 percent in part because of developments including Music City Center, the new Omni hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame expansion.


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Nashville tech firms Metova [Kevin Ross], Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields], CentreSource [Nicholas Holland] and Emma [Clinton Smith] appeared in The Tennessean on Sunday. Click here to see how the firms are finding ways to fill tech jobs.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: John Rowley, James Fields, Dan Hogan and Kevin Ross

It’s time for another weekly roundup. Here’s what your fellow EO Nashville members have been up to.

John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] appeared on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” last Monday morning with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Howard Dean and Karen Finney. Topics covered on the segment included: “Rebuilding the Democratic Party,” “Politics of Food” and “Politics of the Poor.”

James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] column appeared in The Tennessean last Sunday. This week’s column described four technology trends for 2013.

"Here are 4 trends to expect in 2013"

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] appeared in the January issue of Predictive Modeling News. In the article, Dan discussed predictive modeling in healthcare.

Metova [Kevin Ross] was featured in The Tennessean last Tuesday. According to the story, “Metova recently announced the hiring of a squad of developers, noting that there is more hiring to come.”

EO Nashville Members in the News: Kevin Ross, Dan Hogan, Miranda Pontes, James Fields, Lisa York and Michael Hodges

Let’s take a look at this week’s EO Nashville members in the news recap.

Last Friday, Kevin Ross [Metova] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” section.

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Congratulations to Dan Hogan [Medalogix] who won the Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO” award.

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Burger Up [Miranda Pontes] was featured as Southern Exposure Magazine’s “restaurant spotlight” in the magazine’s Holiday 2012 issue.

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James Fields’ [Concept Technology, Inc.] weekly column appear in the Tennessean on Sunday. In this week’s article, James Outside detailed reasons to consider Internet content filtering for your business.

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EO Catalyst member Lisa York [Puka Organizing] will be featured on an episode of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Puka Organizing was the professional organizing element of the project, working alongside a licensed therapist, a hazardous waste removal company and several volunteers for the first day. They worked independently with the homeowner for 3 additional days, successfully transforming the home into one that is habitable. The episode will be airing in early 2013.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] has opened a new location at 2500 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville and 201 West Main Street in Hendersonville. Read The Tennessean story here.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Nashville Post Tech 25, Andy Bailey, Charles Robert Bone, Phyllis Shelton, John Kepley, David Waddell, James Fields, Dan Hogan and Sam Sanchez

It’s time for another weekly roundup. This week’s entry is extra long as it covers the past two weeks. Lots going on for members of EO Nashville.

The Nashville Post recently named the 2012 Tech 25. The list is comprised of the Nashville area’s most distinctive and fascinating IT entities that will continue to help drive Nashville’s fast-changing tech scene. Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for making the 2012 Tech 25:

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] bi-weekly column appeared in last Sunday’s Tennessean. His column discussed the importance of making business personal.

Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal November 16. Charles Robert was one of four entrepreneur leaders speaking about the message of persistence and perseverance at panel discussion.

Catalyst member company Rhoades Car International was recently featured in The Tennessean. Rhoades Car, owned by Bill Pomakoy and wife, Phyllis Shelton, manufactures 10 residential pedal push models and eight industrial models from their Hendersonville warehouse, each with a sticker reading ‘Proudly Made in the USA’. Rhoades Car International was also featured in Daily Helmsman earlier in the month.

John Kepley [Teknetex] was featured in the Nashville Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 on November 23.

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column appeared in the Memphis Daily News on November 27th. The column can be read here. David Waddell was also quoted in a feature report in Barron’s on November 10. The special report on retirement focused on managed payout funds.

In his most recent weekly column for the Tennessean, James Fields [Concept Technology Inc.] raised the question, “Do Macs make sense for your business?” In his column James lists five hurdles companies may face when switching from Windows to Macs.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was featured in News-Line yesterday in a story that discussed Medalogix’ Predictive Modeling Software. The software helped a home health company decrease 30-Day readmissions by a 35.9% average rate from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter three of 2012. Medalogix was also featured in News-Line for Nurses and Home Health Care Today.

Sam’s Sports Grill [Sam Sanchez] was recently featured in the Gluten-Free Cat for its new gluten-free menu. You can read the full story here.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Bob Bernstein, Nicholas Holland, Kevin Ross, Mike Rustici, Ben Hanback, Tim Ozenger, Jason Moore, David Waddell, Sam Sanchez, James Fields, Alex Tolbert, Rebecca Donner and Benjamin Goldberg

This week’s recap of press mentions and awards is a long one. Here we go!

Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions], Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], Kevin Ross [Metova] and Mike Rustici [Rustici Software] were all featured in Forbes on Oct. 15. Forbes asked company founders their big “aha” moments. Bob is #17, Nicholas #22, Kevin #22 and Mike #73.

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Ben Hanback [The Hanback Group] and Tim Ozenger [OZ Nashville] were featured in the Nashville Post on Sunday. The story mentioned Ben and Tim as two of many local investors looking to increase portfolios with alternative investing.

The Nashville Technology Council Gala Awards took place Tuesday, Oct. 23. Congratulations to the following EO member finalists and winners:

  • Kevin Ross [Metova] accepted the Software Developer of the Year award on behalf of his company’s development team
  • Jason Moore [Stratasan] won Early Stage Company of the Year
  • Tod Fetherling [also of Stratasan] was the newest member to be inducted in the NTC Hall of Fame
  • Jessica McDougal [of EO member company Teknetex] was a finalist for Volunteer of the Year
  • Carl Pottkotter [of EO member company NovaCopy] was a finalist for CTO of the Year
  • Jason Levkulich [also of NovaCopy] was a finalist for Company of the Year

David Waddell’s [Waddell & Associates] column was featured in the Memphis Daily News on Wednesday. The article discussed the possible alternatives to dividends.

Sam’s Sports Grill [Sam Sanchez] was voted one of America’s Best Sports Bars by The Daily Meal.

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On Wednesday, the Nashville Business Journal wrote about Jame Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] creative idea to turn to valet parking to solve its growing parking issues.

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was featured in Wednesday’s Tennessean. Alex was mentioned in response to BlueCross ending its plan to open a retail store in Nashville.

Rebecca Donner’s [Inner Design Studio] article was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine. Her article included tips to reduce patient room noise with design materials.

Adam Platt mentioned Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] in his blog today for Conde Nast Traveler. Adam met Benjamin on his Southern States Food Tour. He also mentioned the excellent food he tried at the Patterson House and the Catbird Seat.

EO Nashville Members in the News: John Aron, Benjamin Goldberg, Alex Tolbert, Kevin Ross, Steve Curnutte & Toast of Music City Awards

On Aug. 26, John Aron [The Pasta Shoppe] was interviewed for a Tennessean article about the impact that rising wheat costs has on his business.

Benjamin Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] helped the Tennessee Titans kick off the season with two new sandwich options created by Merchants Restaurant Executive Chef Jason Brumm as part of the latest food offerings at LP Field. You can read the Tennessean story (and watch the video with Ben) here.

Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] was included in a Nashville Ledger story about local technology companies bringing health care into the digital future.

News of Kevin Ross [Metova] bringing on a new investor was covered in several outlets last week. You can read the Nashville Post coverage here.

Steve Curnutte [Tortola Partners] was profiled in the August 31 print edition of the Nashville Business Journal. Steve’s printing company, Allen Printing, was also featured in a Harvard Business Review piece the month. The piece asked the question: Are you growing too fast?

And lastly, in the Tennessean’s 2012 Toast of Music City Awards, the following EO Nashville member companies were honored:

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.