EO Nashville Members in the News: Bryan Ansley, Darek Bell, Bill Kimberlin, Randi Lesnick, Charles Bone, Tim Ozgener, Traylor Woodall, David Waddell, Stephen Tallent, Charlie Brock, Steven Curnette, Benjamin Goldberg, Dan Hogan, Brittany Lorenz, Arnie Malham, Alan Young, Julie May, Bruce Buchanan, Ricky Scott, Barry Smith

Medicare.com [Bill Kimberlin] was listed by Business Insider as one of the most expensive domain names of all time, selling for $4.8 million this May.

Patrick Burke [Seed Hospitality] was on HLN discussing a new reservation app that’s making waves.

Randi Lesnick [Randi Events] was named one of the “World’s 40 Best High-End Luxury Event Planners” by The International Man.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] wrote on the VA physician shortage for his USA Today column.

Darek Bell [Corsair] was featured in Distiller Magazine about winning the Bubble Cap Award for distillery of the year. Corsair’s barrel-aged gin was highlighted on the Tasting Table, The distillery was named on one Nashville’s best by Nashville Lifestyles and were also quoted in the Upstart Business Journal and Houston Chronicle. Corsair Distillery was also featured in a Louisville Business Journal’s piece on starting a distillery.

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The Nashville Business Journal and Nashville Post reported that Launch Tennessee [Charlie Brock] will be the presenting sponsor of Tennessee’s state accelerator The TENN. Charlie Brock also wrote on Tennessee startups focusing on the automotive industry for the Knoxville News Sentinel and regional accelerator preparations for pitch day for his Tennessean column.

The Tennessean reported on OZ Nashville’s [Tim Ozgener] inaugural Family Day will feature Dan Zanes and Friends, whose music has been featured on Sesame Street, Disney, Nickelodeon and others.

In the Memphis Daily News and Nashville Ledger, David Waddell [Waddell and Associates] explained Asia’s dependence on US growth.

A news app developed by Mercury Intermedia [Stephen Tallent] was featured on Talking New Media.

Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] was named one of Nashville Business Journal’s “25 Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2014”.

Arnie Malham [cj Advertising] and Alan Young [Armor Concepts] spearheaded an internship partnership with EO Nashville and the Vanderbilt football team, which was reported by the Tennessean

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Nashville Business Journal wrote about Secure Identity Systems’ [Bryan Ansley] expansion to the direct-to-consumer market.

David Frederisken [PatientFocus] spoke on his company’s recent partnership with Franklin-based Verus Healthcare for the Nashville Post.

Bruce E. Buchanan’s [Siskind Susser] was appointed to the Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee of American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Tennessean had the story.

Cushman & Wakefield [Brittany Lorenzi] brokers Dick Fleming and Buck Haltiwanger spoke on the convention center redevelop for the Nashville Business Journal. The firm was also hired by North Gulch Partners for a new Church Street development according to the Tennessean.

The Nashville Business Journal reported on The Kingston Group’s [Ricky Scott] new office space in West Nashville.

Strategic Hospitality’s [Benjamin Goldberg] Pinewood Social opened their pool area with an airstream for separate food service. According to the Nashville Business Journal, they will be involved in the food and beverage side of a new Printer’s Alley boutique hotel development.Showhomes’ [Bert Lyles] luxury staging strategies were featured in articles for Inc., My Suburban Life, Zillow as well as a video spot for Fusion TV.

Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] was selected to serve as the United Way of Sumner County’s 2014 Campaign Chair. The Tennessean had the story.

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Dan Hogan [Medalogix] says his new Series A capital raise brings Nashville investment issues into focus in an Venture Nashville Connections interview.

Julie May discussed the increased use of medical apps as a diagnosing solution in her Tennessean column.

Steven Curnutte [Tortola Advisors, LLC and Capstan] advised Iceline Logistics during their acquisition by Tennessee Steel Haulers. The Nashville Post had the story.

Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] spoke to Tennessean about renovations at L&C tower, Nashville’s first skyscraper. The article also names DWC Construction [John Arndt Jr.] as the selected contractor for the renovations.

The Tennessean wrote an article about the purchase of the Tower at Renaissance. Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] represented the seller.

Fivestone Studio’s [Traylor Woodall] projection mapping for Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas was featured in Display Central.

Mark Scrivner [Snapshot Interactive], Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group], Christopher Redhage [ProviderTrust], David Frederiksen [PatientFocus], Mike Rustici [Rustici Software], Elliot Holt [Medi-Copy Services], James Fields [Concept Technology], Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health], Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery], and Joshua Boyd [Computer Pros] were all featured in Nashville Business Journal’s piece on if these small business winners could travel back five years.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Taylor Miliken, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Alex Tolbert, Tim Ozgener, Stephen Tallent, Traylor Woodall, James Fields, J.J. Rosen, Will Newman, Barry Smith, Tammy Hawes, Andy Bailey

Lawn and Landscape wrote an article about Taylor Miliken’s [Milosi Landscaping] rebranding process from Elite Landscape Company to Milosi.

Chef Andrew Little of Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] has been invited to cook at City Grit in New York City. a permanent pop-up supper club that gives chefs from across the country the chance to cook in the big city. The Nashville Business Journal had the story.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] broke down the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision in his latest Tennessean column. Matt Kleymeyer of Bernard Health was quoted in an Indianapolis Business Journal article about employees rebelling against Obamacare.

Tim Ozgener [Oz Nashville] graced the cover of The Nashville Business Journal and was featured in a story about the success of his contemporary arts and entertainment space.

7.18-oz-nbj The Nashville Business Journal profiled Mercury Intermedia’s [Stephen Tallent] rise to the top of the mobile application world.

Traylor Woodall [Fivestone Studios] wrote an article for Display Central about projection mapping.

In his latest Tennessean column, James Fields [Concept Technology] described how to integrate the cloud into your company’s tech strategy.

J.J. Rosen [Atiba] wrote about the unsung heroes of the office for his Tennessean column, the help desk technician.

Esquire Magazine wrote an article on Nashville for their American style guide series and included Edley’s [Will Newman] as one of the top spots in town. 7.18-edleys Barry Smith [Eakin Partners] was quoted in a Nashville Business Journal article about more office buildings moving to the Gulch.

The Nashville Business Journal wrote an article on Virsys12’s [Tammy Hawes] work with Accountable Care Organizations.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] Tennessean column focused on growing your employees to grow your business.

EO Nashville Leads Global Organization in Recruitment Efforts

The Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization chapter has grown 185 percent since 2010

Since the start of 2013, 21 new members have joined the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), ranking Nashville as the fastest growing EO chapter in the world.

According to EO Global, EO Nashville has the most new members in all 122 chapters, including other high-growth areas such as Toronto, Edmonton, Los Angeles, the Netherlands and Dallas.

“Nashville’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial community, and our accomplishments as a chapter give us all energy and proof that our work is worthwhile,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “There were a lot of folks who helped in this effort: John Kepley and Jackson Miller as the membership chairs, along with many, many members that worked to make this growth possible.”

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 131 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner and controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million. The chapter added 19 new members in 2010, 29 in 2011 and 23 new members in 2012. The chapter’s membership almost doubled in that timeframe, growing 185 percent since 2010.

The 21 new members are:

Austill, Chaffin, Frederiksen, Jordanov, Redhage and Tanksley all join EO Nashville as alumnae of EO Nashville’s inaugural Catalyst class, a program that includes classes, peer-to-peer forum groups and mentorship that is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their companies past the key benchmark of $1 million in annual sales.

“Members of the first Catalyst class grew an average 53 percent last year, and increased hiring anywhere between 30-100 percent,” said Bryan Ansley, president and CEO of FNB Merchants and EO Nashville board chair responsible for the Catalyst program. “This is certainly welcome news in our current economy. We couldn’t be happier to welcome this inaugural class of Catalyst graduates into the EO family.”

The second Catalyst class kicked of in August 2012, and applications are currently being accepted for the third Catalyst class, which will begin in August 2013.

Last month, EO Global also added its 1,000th female member for the first time in the organization’s history. EO Nashville’s three new women members helped the organization achieve this milestone.

“Based on our chapter’s excellent history of retaining new members, this solid growth will add significant value to the chapter for years to come,” Bailey said.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global business network of more than 8,700 business owners in 122 chapters and more than 35 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. The organization’s vision is to build the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs, which aligns with its mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

For more information about Catalyst or EO Nashville, contact Sameera Lowe, executive director, at eo@eonashville.com.