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:

 

Just released — 2014 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 16 EO Nashville member companies

inc5000Inc. magazine released its highly regarded Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America today, and 16 EO Nashville member companies made the cut. That’s 10 percent of the 168 members that make up EO Nashville.

These 16 companies employ 2,118 individuals; grew at an average rate of 247 percent from 2010 to 2013; and have combined 2013 revenues of $380 million.

EO Nashville members also make up 31 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 20 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

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

Companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2010 to 2013. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2010 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2013.

You can access the full list here.

Congratulations on your success!

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 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:

 

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 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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26-100 Employees

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Andy Bailey, Ben Hanback, Bob Bernstein, Julie May, Debbie Gordon, J.J. Rosen, Charlie Brock, Darek Bell, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Dan Hogan, Michael Brody-Waite, Patrick Burke, Alex Tolbert, Scott Snoyer, Tim Ozgener, Nicholas Holland, David Waddell, Arnie Malham, Clint Smith, Brian Murphy, Brad Hill, Michael Hodges

Here’s the rundown for the past week (and a bit)!

The “Entrepreneur Briefs” section of the Tennessean featured EO Nashville’s “Second in Command” program.

Andy Bailey [Petra] tackled the difficult problem of “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out) in his most recent column for the Tennessean. He was also the subject of a Q&A with Business Interviews.com

Ben Hanback [Regions Insurance] wrote his column for the Tennessean about healthy competition, based on his experience with IronTribe Fitness.

Deep South magazine featured an article on Nashville’s coffee shops and highlighted Bongo Java and Fido [Bob Bernstein] as two of the best.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] tacked the topic of “cowboy coders” in her most recent Tennessean column. In addition, The Nashville Business Journal featured Julie in a Women of Influence true or false article that asked: Do female executives have different traits than men? Julie also wrote another column for Young Upstarts about tracking your progress in an IT project.

Julie May and Debbie Gordon [S3 Asset Management] were each honored as Women of Influence by The Nashville Business Journal.

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J.J. Rosen’s [Atiba] Tennessean column suggested that it might be time to make the switch from a laptop to a tablet.

The Nashville Post wrote an article on a grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that was given to Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock]. The grant will allow the organization to launch a pilot program that will allow universities to help support existing accelerators. The story was also written up in the Tennessean, Memphis Business Journal, Knoxville News Sentinel, Chattanoogan and Chattagnooga Times Free Press. Charlie also focused his Tennessean column on the grant.

Corsair [Darek Bell] was listed in the top 50 Craft Distilleries on Thrillist.com and Derek was quoted in a Fortune Magazine article about the bourbon boom.

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The Nashville Scene wrote a review of Miranda Whitcomb Pontes’ restaurant Josephine, noting that the new venture takes 12South dining up another notch.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] is part of the TEDx Nashville 2014 lineup, which is scheduled for March 22. The Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal reported on the announcement.

Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker] was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about preparing for growth in Nashville.

The Tennessean offered a glowing review of Two Ten Jack‘s [Patrick Burke] grand opening.

Alex Tolbert’s [Bernard Health] Tennessean column proved that no matter your level of education, picking a health care plan is tricky.

Brand Imaging Group [Scott Snoyer] created a Winter Wonderland in the Bridgestone Area Rehearsal Hall for the Nashville Predators two-week Olympics break. The event, which is free and open to the public, was covered by the Tennessean.

The Nashville Scene interviewed Wayne McGregor about the dance he created for Oz Nashville‘s [Tim Ozgener] inaugural performance. Oz was also written up in the February edition of Nashville Lifestyles.

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The Silicon Valley Business Journal featured Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] in an article about the top trending startups at 500 Startups.

David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] focused his Memphis Daily News column on what the federal reserve can, and cannot, control.

Tech executives from across Nashville, including Arnie Malham [CJ Advertising], Clint Smith [Emma] and Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] will be joining Julie May at a bytes of knowledge-sponsored panel event next week. The Nashville Business Journal has the event information and registration.

The 2014 Best in Business Awards finalists were announced by the Nashville Business Journal this week, and a few of our EO Member companies made the cut! Congratulations to the following finalists:

1-25 Employees:

Vertek Soluntions Inc. [Brian Murphy]

Local Search Masters [Brad Hill]

101-500 Employees:

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]