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:

 

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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.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Alex Tolbert, Barry Smith, J.J. Rosen, Gene Robertson, William Newman, Jeff McCorpin, Julie May, Corey Lile, John Huber, Dan Hogan, Jessica Demas, Ronnie Lee Booth, Ashlyn Hines, John Brittle, Steve Curnutte, Mark Deutschmann, Bob Bernstein, John Crosslin, Jessika Leigh Poirier, Patrick Burke, Stephen Zralek

David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] recent article in the Nashville Ledger and Memphis Daily News explained the need for defense strategies as U.S. enters bull market.

The Tennessean quoted Bernard Health’s CEO [Alex Tolbert] in an article covering millennials’ perceptions of health insurance. The Nashville Business Journal and Tennessean covered Bernard Health’s health care reform breakfast that showcased a panel of health care providers. In the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote an article on this year’s fourth quarter and why it is the busiest in history for health insurers and brokerages.

The Tennessean announced Primrose School’s purchase of a 17,000-square-foot building from the Sheats family who was represented by Eakin Partners [Barry Smith].

J.J. Rosen [Atiba, LLC] wrote an article in the Tennessean on today’s currency, domain names.

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The U.S. Lawn [Gene Robertson] annual conference in Nashville was featured in Lawn and Landscape.

Clarksville Online announced that Edley’s Bar-B-Que [William Newman] will participate in Nashville Zoo’s annual Sunset safari.

Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, recognized LBMC Technologies [Jeff McCorpin] as a company that delivers comprehensive, high quality services. According to Insurance News, LBMC is one of the initial members of Intacct’s new Premier Partner Program.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote an article in the Tennessean on valuable apps that are allowing doctors, physical trainers and individuals to avoid health related issues and cut down on expensive medical costs.

Corey Lile [OccuSure] wrote an opinion article on Transport Topics regarding Worker’s Comp Strategies for Trucking.

The Tennessean featured an article written by John Huber [Moo Creative] on director Roman White’s latest video for Colbie Caillat.

The Tennessean’s Nashville People in Business reported on Medalogix’s [Dan Hogan] recent growth. The article also announced that Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was appointed to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.’s board of directors. The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors recognized Jessica Demas and Ronnie Lee Booth [Village Real Estate Services] as graduates of Leadership GNAR.

Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development Group] was quoted in the Tennessean article covering Bristol’s “pocket neighborhood” development in Franklin.

The Nashville Ledger outlined an interview with John Brittle, covering Village Real Estate Service’s well-known presence in Nashville and Brittle’s projections for where Nashville real estate is headed.

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Capstan Fund acquired three hardware stores north of Atlanta. Steve Curnutte has a quote in the Nashville Post article.

The Nashville Post had an article on the rapid sales of Melrose condos, an effort spearheaded by Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann].

The Tennessean and Nashville Scene mentioned Bongo After Hours Theatre, an extension of Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein].

The Nashville Ledger and Nashville Post reported that The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville named John Crosslin [Crosslin and Associates, PC] the Emerging Leader in Financial services, noting that he had contributed to the 325 percent that the firm has grown. The chamber also recognized Jessika Leigh Poirier [Vaco Resources, LLC] as the Emerging Leader in Human Resources. Poirier was promoted to partner this year and is the No. 2 producer nationwide in the staff division.

The Nashville Scene reported on Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality] journey to Japan, recognizing the emphasis placed on authentic cuisine in his restaurants, specifically Two Ten Jack.

The Nashville Business Journal quoted Stephen Zralek [Bone McAllester Norton] in an article on the Republican primary for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat.

 

EO Nashville Members in the News: James Fields, Rebecca Donner, Alex Tolbert, Tom Turner, Steve Curnutte, Tom Beach, Dan Hogan, Ben Goldberg, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Julie May, Bob Bernstein, Darek Bell, Patrick Burke, Charles Bone, Michael Brody-Waite, Nancy Leach, John Aron, Clint Smith

The Tennessean featured James Fields [Concept Technology] in a full page spread about gifts for technology lovers. James offered his picks for the “12 Hottest Tech Gifts.”

Inner Design Studio [Rebecca Donner] was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine for its redesign of a former Wal-Mart store into the T.J. Health Pavilion medical office building.

inner-designAlex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was featured in a Tennessean article about a new wave of health care execs bringing fresh ideas to Nashville. Alex also focused his Tennessean column on the dynamics of health care reform. Bernard Health sales team member Brent Whitaker also penned an article for LifeHealthPro titled “Administering cutting edge benefits administration.”

The Bernard Health team was also featured on a Fox 17 Nashville news story about Healthcare.gov glitches and fixes.

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Tom Turner [DSi] was quoted in an Entrepreneur Magazine article about unique commercial vehicles.

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Steve Curnutte and Steve Moore [Tortola Advisors] contributed to a Tennessean article about the need for business restructuring, even as the economy shows signs of improvement.

Ms. Cheap of The Tennessean highlighted City Saver‘s [Tom Beach] buy-one-get-one free sale.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was spotlighted in a Q& A for The Tennessean. Dan spoke about breaking into the Nashville health care industry, his background in the limo business and how his product surprises him.

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The Tennessean
 announced the openings of Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg, Strategic Hospitality] in Rolling Mill Hill and Josephine [Miranda Whitcomb Pontes] in 12 South. The Nashville Scene also gave readers a glimpse into Pinewood Social’s eclectic offerings, which include a karaoke room, bowling alley and outdoor swimming pool.

Julie May’s [bytes of knowledge] Tennessean column shed some light on how targeted ads show up on your computer, especially during holiday shopping season.

Nashville Lifestyle’s “101 Reasons to Eat Up Music City” Issue prominently featured a number of EO Nashville Members:

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Bob Bernstein [Bongo Productions] was featured in the issue for his newest Bongo Java location in the Omni Hotel on 5th Avenue South. He was also recognized for his charitable giving through The Bongo Employee Assistance Fund, which supplies short-term financial support to employees of Bongo Productions who face life-altering situations.

Miranda Whitcomb Pontes [Josephine] was spotlighted in the issue for her work in rejuvenating the 12 South area with her great restaurants, including her highly anticipated new venture, Josephine.

Pinewood Social [Ben Goldberg] chef Josh Habinger, who has contributed his talents to both The Patterson House and The Catbird Seat with Strategic Hospitality, was interviewed about the new all-day restaurant and bowling alley.

The Catbird Seat [Ben Goldberg] chef Erik Anderson, offered his favorite places to eat out in Nashville.

An article about Corsair Artisan [Darek Bell] highlighted brewer-distiller Andrea Clodfelter.

Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality] was featured for his unique new venture Two Ten Jack, the first Japanese pub, or “izakaya”, in Nashville.

The Nashville Business Journal recognized its Most Admired CEO’s of 2013 this week, and we would like to extend a big congratulations to Julie May [bytes of knowledge] and Charles Bone [Bone McAllester Norton] who were each selected as CEO of the year. Julie was honored in the Private Company with 10-25 employees category and Charles was honored in the Private Company with 26-100 employees category.

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We are also proud to announce the following EO Members who were finalists for the award. Congratulations to all!

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Private Company with 26-100 Employees

Private Company with 100-500 Employees

  • Clint Smith [Emma]

2013 Inc. 500|5000 recognizes 19 EO Nashville member companies

Fifteen percent of the 131 members comprising the Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) have been named to the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, the magazine announced today.

EO Nashville member companies also make up 42 percent of Middle Tennessee-based companies on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list. Statewide, EO Nashville members account for 22 percent of Tennessee-based companies on the list.

“We consistently see a high number of EO Nashville member companies on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list. In 2011, 13 member companies made the list and last year 19 member companies were included,” said Joe Freedman, president of EO Nashville and president of Music City Tents & Events. “This year, with 19 members honored, is our best showing yet, which demonstrates that EO companies are invested in growing their economic footprint in Nashville and beyond.

EO is a global network that connects business owners to improve and enhance their lives and businesses through learning and sharing experiences. The Nashville EO chapter has 131 members and is one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder and controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

EO Nashville members who made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list are:

 

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These 19 companies employ 1,569 individuals; grew at an average rate of 279 percent from 2009 to 2012; and have combined 2012 revenues of $362.7 million.

According to the magazine, companies are chosen for the list by comparing revenue growth from 2009 to 2012. Companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, independent, for-profit and not a subsidiary or division of another company. Revenues in 2009 must have been at least $100,000 and at least $2 million for 2012.

The full list can be accessed at inc.com/inc5000/list/2013.

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: Best in Business, Steve Curnutte, John Rowley, George Uribe, James Fields and Andy Bailey

The good work never stops for EO Nashville members. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this week…

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies who were named Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 Best in Business Awards finalists. Advance Financial [Michael Hodges], Bernard Health LLC [Alex Tolbert], Farmington Financial Group LLC [Hart Weatherford] and Vaco Resources LLC [Jerry Bostelman].

Steve Curnutte [Tortola] was featured in The Tennessean’s Executive Q&A section Sunday. To read to Steve had to say, click here.

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John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show Saturday morning to discuss GOP lines on immigration reform and the history of America as an immigrant society.

George Uribe [GuestBooker.com] announced the launch of his new business, MyDailyRunDown, an innovative new Web product tracking television news. For more information, check out https://mydailyrundown.com/.

Sunday’s Tennessean featured James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] column about cloud migrations. To read more, view the full article online.

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Petra Coach‘s Mandy Burage also appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. The article discussed Mandy’s vast knowledge of DiSC personality assessment.

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Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] column “Make the Decision to be Decisive” appeared in MWorld Magazine this month. The column can be read here on Petra Coach’s blog. Andy also had a column in The Tennessean today. In today’s column, Andy discussed how Nashville, now nicknamed “Nowville,” is growing and you need to be prepared.