EO Members Honored in Tech 25

In the November/December issue of Nashville Post magazine, which came out Friday, four EO Nashville members and their companies were honored as part of the Best Employes and Tech 25 lists.

Best Employers 2011

Jerry Bostelman, Vaco
Clint Smith, Emma
Tom Turner, Document Solutions Inc.

The Post used employee research company, The Work Institute, to help build its Best Employer list. Employees of nominated companies had to fill out a questionnaire that collected information on employee benefits, financial incentives, job satisfaction and a variety of information that was designed to gain perspective on the employees’ view of the company.

2011 Tech 25

Kevin Ross, Metova
Clint Smith, Emma
Tom Turner, Document Solutions Inc.

Companies were chosen for the Tech 25 list based on a variety of factors, including business size and scope, markets served, how the company’s technology affects the marketplace and future plans.

Congratulations to all highlighted companies.


Catalyst News Coverage

In case you’ve missed the recent media coverage of EO Nashville’s inaugural Catalyst program, the Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post wrote great Web stories on Friday about the announcement. The Tennessean followed-up on Sunday with a feature in the business section. Venture Nashville Connections also included the information in its July 5 NewsBits.

Links to all the articles below!

NBJ, Nashville EO launches new entrepreneur program

Post, Entrepreneurs helping others gain a foothold

Tennessean, Boot camp helps businesses reach million-dollar mark

VNC, NewsBits, July 5, 2011

EO Nashville Member in the News: Michael Burcham

Michael Burcham

Michael Burcham

The Nashville Post announced yesterday that EO member Michael Burcham, president and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is heading up a new statewide public/private partnership to encourage and support more business startups in Tennessee. The creation of Startup Tennessee and Michael’s role heading it up was announced at the Entrepreneur Center yesterday morning by Gov. Bill Haslam.

The new organization is affiliated with Startup America, a nationwide organization that “brings together a coalition of mentors, advisors, funders, major corporations and service providers to deliver strategic and substantive resources to help entrepreneurs start and scale companies.”

You can read the Post story here.

You can view a short video of Michael announcing Startup Tennessee here.

EO Member in the News: Steve Curnutte

EO Nashville member Steve Curnutte was featured in the Nashville Post last Friday in a story about his new investment fund, The Capstan Fund.

According to the story, the fund

“will focus on buying claims and notes from distressed circumstances, providing debtor-in-possession financing to operating companies in Chapter 11, and making direct equity or debt investments.”

Nashville CEO Forums — An Overview

In this month’s Nashville Post Magazine, EO Nashville is prominently featured in a story about CEO forums.

The story begins with a quote from member Tom Turner of DSi, and includes photos of past president Clint Smith of Emma and current president Debbie Gordon of S3 Consulting and Snappy Auctions.

The story makes a great case for joining a CEO forum. What the story does not make clear is what a good value EO is compared to other CEO forums in town. For example, annual dues for The Alternative Board are $7,200, they are $11,700 for C12 and range from $9,000 to $13,200 for Vistage.

Click on the images below to read the full story.

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