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: Darren Metz, J.J. Rosen, Mark Deutschmann, Small Business Awards, Nicholas Holland, James Fields, Julie May

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s what your fellow EO Nashville members were up to last week.

Darren Metz [Novacopy] was quoted in an AP story about the TVA’s solar energy program.

In J.J. Rosen’s [Atiba] mobile column for the Tennessean, J.J. wrote about marketing via mobile devices.

The Nashville Post published an article about Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] selling cottages in Salemtown.

On Friday, the Nashville Business Journal printed profiles and Q&As with its recent batch of Small Business Awards finalists. EO Nashville members Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group], Jerry Baker [Conexess Group], Chris Corby [School Facility Management], Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health], John Kepley [teknetex], Mike Rustici [Rustici Software] and James Fields [Concept Technology] were featured.

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Nicholas Holland [Populr.me] was also featured in Friday’s Business Journal. The publication’s cover story focused on startup enterprises including Popular.me.

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James Fields [Concept Technology] penned a column for the Sunday Tennessean on business applications. You can read the clip here.

In her technology column in Sunday’s Tennessean, Julie May [bytes of knowledge] tackled the issue of whether or not businesses should use the “Square” mobile device to process credit card transactions. The paper followed up with a story on Monday about the thousands of Nashville businesses using the Square.

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, JJ Rosen, Dan Hogan, John Rowley, Ricky Scott, Andy Bailey, Tom Beach, James Fields, Fastest-Growing Companies, Inc. 500|5000

In this week’s roundup:

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] and JJ Rosen [Atiba] both had columns run in Sunday’s Tennessean. Alex’s piece discussed the insurance options available on the new health care exchange, while JJ talked about turning your idea for an app into a reality.

Alex was also featured in two articles on Becker’s Spine Review. The first asked “What Spine Surgeons Need to Know About Insurance Premiums Next Year” and the second set up “6 Expectations for Spine Surgeons After Health Insurance Exchanges.

On Friday, two EO Nashville members had columns run as part of EO Nashville’s partnership with the Nashville Business Journal. Dan Hogan’s [Medalogix] column gave advice on launching a startup in Nashville, while John Rowley’s [Fletcher Rowley Inc.] piece listed five ideas to apply the political playbook to corporate branding. You can read both columns below.

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Rowley clipRanking 148th, The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] made Remodeling magazine’s 2013 Remodeling 550: Full-Service Remodelers list.

Andy Bailey [Petra Coach] spoke about his Aligntoday.com software on the SouthernAlpha blog. You can read the interview here. Andy’s Aug. 21 column in the Tennessean reminded us all that we need more gratefulness in our lives.

The Nashville Post recently reported that City Saver [Tom Beach] would soon launch its product in Seattle, the company’s sixth market.

On Aug. 18, James Fields [Concept Technology] published a column in the Sunday Tennessean on protecting our online and mobile conversations. You can read the column here.

Earlier this month, the Nashville Business Journal announced its 2013 25 Fastest-Growing Companies winners. The list included EO Nashville members:

And finally, though we already told you about the 19 EO Nashville members who were included in the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list, a few of those members shared the secrets of their success with the Tennessean on Sunday. You can read their interviews below.

Reboot Marketing [Allen Baler]

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Advance Financial [Michael Hodges]

Advance Financial clipTeknetex [John Kepley]

Teknetex clipConcept Technology [James Fields]

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Rustici clipMankin Media Systems [Ben Mankin]

Mankin clipVaco [Jerry Bostelman]

Vaco clipComfort Supply [Clay Blevins]

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EO Nashville Members in the News: James Fields, Eric Jackson, Darek Bell, Darren Metz, Dan Hogan, Andy Bailey, Nashville Business Journal Small Business Awards finalists

A look at EO Nashville members’ news and accomplishments for the week.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology, Scout Staffing] column in The Tennessean published Sunday. In his column, James discussed how to backup your home computer to preserve important records.

Concept Technology | James Fields

Eric Jackson’s [Keystone Business Solutions] guest column appeared in the Nashville Business Journal Friday. He discussed the meaning behind acronym TANSTAAFL.

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Slate.com quoted Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery] in its article about the trend in high proof spirits. Slate also mentioned Corsair Distillery in an article titled, “Craft Whiskey Isn’t Necessarily Better.”

The Caribbean Journal named Corsair’s Spiced Rum one of the 10 best American rum’s. The Daily Meal also named Corsair one of the 25 top craft distillery tours in the US.

USA Today and BBC featured NovaCopy‘s [Darren Metz] work on the 3D prosthetic foot for duck Buttercup. News shows Fox and Friends, CNN and NBC’s The Today Show also mentioned the story.

Southern Alpha featured a Q&A with Dan Hogan [Medalogix] Tuesday.

The Tennessean featured Andy Bailey’s [Petra] column this morning. In the article, Andy talked about how a cell phone can be more of a distraction than a tool.

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The Journal Star featured Andy Bailey’s column “5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Boss Today.”

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville members who were named 2013 Small Business Awards finalists by the Nashville Business Journal:

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EO Nashville Members in the News: Marty Reed, Michael Brody-Waite, Hart Weatherford, Dan Hogan, Ben Goldberg, Charles May, Hannah Paramore, Ricky Scott, James Fields and Andy Bailey

EO Nashville members always have great things happening. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this week.

Randa Solutions [Marty Reed] was mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal last week. To read the story, click here.

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Congratulations to Michael Brody-Waite [InQuicker.com] and Hart Weatherford [Farmington Financial Group LLC] who were named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. Read more about them here.

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Dan Hogan [Medalogix] was mentioned in a Chattanooga Free Times Press article for his reasons in backing the TennCare expansion.

Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality LLC] was featured in the Wall Street Journal Magazine, which described Ben and his brother Max as two who have almost single-handedly ignited Nashville’s food scene.

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Bytes of Knowledge [Charles and Julie May] was highlighted in Sunday’s Tennessean. The story details how Bytes of Knowledge turned their business around after a certain interaction with author Joe Calloway. Read the full story here.

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Hannah Paramore [Paramore | the digital agency] appeared in The Tennessean’s Executive Q&A Sunday. Read her answers here.

Paramore

Two members of The Kingston Group [Ricky Scott] were featured in a Q&A with The Tennessean. The article was published Sunday.

Kingston Group

James Fields’ [Concept Technology Inc.] column appeared in The Tennessean Sunday. In his column, James discussed the importance of backing your business’ data and provided steps with how to do so.

Protect sensitive data James Fields

Andy Bailey’s [Petra] bi-weekly column in The Tennessean Thursday. He discussed his top 10 business books. To see what they are, click here.

Andy Bailey's Top 10.5 Business Books

Andy also appeared in Small Biz Daily where he is a guest blogger. His blog detailed the steps to finding your star clients.

Welcome EO Nashville’s Newest Batch of Members

New member companies support a combined 98 employees and $25,980,000 in annual sales

The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) announced the addition of seven new members to its group of Middle Tennessee business owners.

The new members bring a combined $25,980,000 in annual sales and 98 full-time employees to the group’s ranks. Three-fourths of the new member companies are located in Williamson Country, with the remaining fourth calling Davidson County home.

The Nashville EO chapter has a total of 113 members. To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.

“Entrepreneurs come to our chapter to grow their companies, add jobs and develop their leadership skills through peer-to-peer mentoring with other local business professionals,” said Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra. “We’re excited to welcome these newest members, and to help them advance their businesses.

The seven new members are:

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Tom Beach

Tom Beach, CEO of City Saver, a marketing company that produces coupon books and smartphone applications that help schools fundraise. Founded in 2004, City Saver’s products have raised over eight million dollars for local schools and charities. Beach is a graduate of Milligan College.

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David Box

David Box, co-founder and principal of Trinisys, a software company that provides a data capture, integration and rapid Web development platform. He is a software developer turned entrepreneur, having founded Trinisys in 2004. Box graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s of computer science.

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William Kirkland

William Kirkland, who founded The Kirkland Company in 2007. The real estate brokerage firm specializes in selling apartment communities; something Kirkland has had personal experience in for 12 years. Kirkland has closed over 125 transactions totaling half a billion in sales since 2005.

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Greg Luken

Greg Luken, CEO of Luken, a financial advisory firm that handles the financial affairs for a select group of successful families. He is a native of Elizabethtown, Ky. and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He worked as vice president of investments with Morgan Keegan, PaineWebber and Aintree Capital before founding Luken Investment Group, a predecessor to his current firm.

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Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy, who founded the technical staffing firm Vertek Solutions, Inc. in 2006. The firm specializes in IT, telecommunications and engineering. Murphy attended State University of New York College at Oswego and Potsdam.

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Adam Sinks

Timothy Adam Sinks, president and co-founder of Full Circle Disposal, LLC, a waste management company that hauls and disposes of construction and demolition waste. A Nashville native, Sinks attended the University of Tennessee. He served in the Army until 2009 before starting Full Circle Disposal in 2010.

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Ricky Scott

Ricky Scott, partner and owner of The Kingston Group, a residential construction, development and investment group. A custom remodeler and builder, Scott founded The Kingston Group in 2007 with business partner Robbie Edwards. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering and engineering science.