Let’s formally welcome EO Nashville’s 2014/2015 board of directors

The new board of directors of Nashville EO includes:

  • President: Dan Hogan, CEO, Medalogix
  • Incoming President: Charles May, principal, bytes of knowledge
  • Finance Chair: John Aron, president and CEO, The Pasta Shoppe
  • Finance Co-chair: Bethany Newman, co-owner and president, st8mnt
  • Membership Chair: John Rowley, owner, Fletcher Rowley Inc.
  • Membership Co-chair: Alan Young, CEO, Armor Concepts LLC
  • Catalyst Chair: Bryan Ansley, CEO, FNB Merchants
  • Catalyst Co-chair: Glenn McConnell, owner, Music City Tents & Events, LLC
  • Learning Chair: Evan Austill, COO, PatientFocus, Inc.
  • Social Chair: Will Newman, proprietor, Edley’s Bar-B-Que and The Filling Station
  • Forum Chair:  Bryan Merville, president and director of sales, Beacon Technologies
  • Forum Co-chair: Elliott Holt, CEO, Medi-Copy Services, Inc.
  • Sponsorship Chair: Bob Jacobs, president and managing partner, Equity Solutions USA
  • Sponsorship Co-chair: John Kepley, CEO, teknetex inc
  • Engagement Chair: Eric Jackson, managing partner, Keystone Business Solutions, LLC
  • Engagement Co-chair: Sonny Clark, entrepreneur
  • Nerve Chair: Joe Freedman, founder and chairman, Music City Tents & Events and Peachtree Tents & Events
  • Nerve Co-chair: Alex Tolbert, owner, Bernard Health

With NERVE coming to Nashville in September 2015, we’ve added two new seats to this year’s board. Joe and Alex will guide our planning for the event, during which we expect more than 500 entrepreneurs from throughout the eastern U.S. will gather in Nashville to share ideas, energy and friendship.

The 2014/15 board term runs May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015. All off our board members are looking forward to a great new year for the chapter.



Entrepreneurs’ Organization Nashville Announces New Board of Directors

Join us in welcoming our 2013/14 board of directors. The 2013/14 board term runs May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.

The new board of directors of the Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization includes:

The Nashville Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a growing, vibrant group of successful business owners who are all doing what they can to contribute to the regional economy. All of our board members work extremely hard to accommodate the growing needs of this diverse group. We want to thank the board for volunteering their time to make this chapter one of the best within EO.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Mike Hodges, Susan Marlow, Mark Deutschmann, Bob Levy, Most Admired CEOs & Andy Bailey

In last week’s Nashville Business Journal, Mike Hodges [Advance Financial] was interviewed for a story about payday lending and how traditional players are disappearing as other competitors — from banks to convenience stores and beyond — jump into the fray. Mike says he is ready for the changing competitive field.

Competitors cut into payday lending market article

On Friday, Aug. 3, Susan Marlow [Smart Data Strategies] was included in a Tennessean article about the increased demand for foreign tech workers. Susan, who has faced difficulty finding qualified American computer programmers, hired her first international employee a year ago.

Also last week, Mark Deutschmann’s company, Village Real Estate, was recognized as the winner of an Inman News 2012 Innovator Award. Village Real Estate is the first company from Tennessee to receive this award. You can learn more about the award here.

In other award news, Bob Levy’s Paradigm Group was recognized by Outside magazine as one of the 30 Best Places to Work. Outside ranked Paradigm 21st, highlighting the company’s Music Row office, flexible schedule and annual trip to help with a local community project.

EO Nashville members Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency], Dan Hogan [Medalogix], John Kepley [teknetex inc] and Bryan Ansley [FNB Merchants] were all nominated for the Nashville Business Journal’s 2012 Most Admired CEOs and Their Companies Awards. One of the 20 total nominees will also secure a lifetime achievement nod. That lucky individual will be announced in the 12/7/12 issue of the Business Journal.

Lastly, in Andy Bailey’s [Petra] regular column for the Tennessean, he discussed the important role respect plays in growing a business. You can read the column here.

Nashville Business Journal Best In Business

Last night, the Nashville Business Journal honored the finalists and winners of its annual Best in Business Awards.

EO Nashville member Arnie Malham and his company cj Advertising won the 26-100 employee category.

Best in Business CJ Advertising clip

Five EO Nashville members also received recognition as finalists.

Below you can find clips of all finalists. Congratulations to all Best in Business honorees.


EO Nashville Members in the News: Benjamin Goldberg, Andy Bailey, Susan Marlow, Dan Hogan, Jolene Dressel & Best in Business Finalists

Here’s a recap of recent EO Nashville members who’ve been seen in the news.

The Goldbergs’ newest eatery, The Catbird Seat, was named one of 10 finalists for Best New Restaurant in America by the James Beard Foundation. Also, GQ magazine placed The Catbird Seat at No. 5 on a list of Top 10 New Restaurants.

Two EO Nashville members were featured in the Feb. 12th edition of the Tennessean:

  • Andy Bailey [Rock Habits] talks about organizing a trip to Cuba for his EO forum in a story about Nashvillians’ reactions to an easing of travel restrictions to the communist island.
  • Susan Marlow [Smart Data Strategies] is featured in a story about how innovation and a global search for talent have been key to her business rebounding from the recession.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was also featured in the Feb. 10th edition of the Nashville Business Journal in an article that explores Dan’s newest health care tech venture.

Jolene Dressel [Trojan Labor] was included in the Tennessean’s Feb. 5 edition, in a story about her company and Nashville’s construction industry.

Finally, the Nashville Business Journal announced today finalists for its 2012 Best in Business Awards. Finalists include EO Nashville member companies: