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.

Forbes Article

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.

The Daily Meal

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: