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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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: James Fields, Best Places to Work, Andy Bailey, Tom Turner, David Waddell and John Rowley

Here’s the EO Nashville wrap-up for this week and last.

James Fields’ [Concept Technology] column appeared in Sunday’s Tennessean. In his column, James discussed how Internet users can protect their privacy online.

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Congratulations to the following EO Nashville companies who were honored with Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work awards:

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In his most recent Tennessean column, Andy Bailey [Petra] discussed how inspiration is a catalyst for growth. Read his story here.

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Andy Bailey’s bi-weekly column on SmallBizDaily.com detailed the importance of understanding your team members’ strengths to grow your business.

In his recent column in the Memphis Daily News, David Waddell [Waddell & Associates] discussed how it has been a particularly tough stretch for sage taxicab investors.

John Rowley [Fletcher | Rowley] was quoted in Campaigns and Elections. Read what he had to say here.

EO Nashville Members in the News: Best Places to Work Honorees, Nashville Post 2013 In Charge, Clint Smith, Nicholas Holland, Ben Goldberg, Darek Bell, Darren Metz, Clay Blevins, Dan Hogan and Jeff Turner

It’s time for this week’s wrap up. Take a look at what your fellow EO Nashville members have been up to. A few congratulations may be in order.

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville member companies for being named Nashville Business Journal’s Best Places to Work honorees:

Congratulations to the following EO Nashville and Catalyst members for being named to the Nashville Post’s 2013 In Charge list.

Emma [Clint Smith] and Populr.me [Nicholas Holland] were mentioned in last week’s Nashville Post story titled “A network of hard-charging startups has the potential to remake Nashville as the next big tech city.” Click here to read the full story.

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Clint Smith was also mentioned in the Nashville Business Journal’s article last Thursday. Clint was one of a few panelists at last week’s Nashville Business Journal Entrepreneur Exchange event. He, with the other panelists, agreed that to make a sale, try giving it away first.

Patterson House‘s [Ben Goldberg] cocktail, Smoking in the Armchair, was named Esquire‘s cocktail of the week Feb. 18. The cocktail includes Nashville’s own Corsair Artisan Distillery [Darek Bell] spiced rum.

NovaCopy‘s [Darren Metz] 3D printers made it on WKRN-TV News 2 Nashville. Click here to watch the indepth report on 3D Printers with NovaCopy’s Melissa Ragsdale and Jamey Tucker.

Comfort Supply [Clay Blevins] was featured in HVACR Business’ January/February issue. The article focused on why and how to use YouTube to expand your brand awareness.

Medalogix [Dan Hogan] was highlighted in Caring Magazine’s recent issue. The article was an exploration of three leading health care technology innovators who have responded to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Jeff Turner’s [National Storm Shelters] game plan for staying safe this storm season with the right shelter appeared in Acreage Life Magazine this month.

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WKRN recently visited National Storm Shelters [Jeff Turner] to learn about the increase in customer calls and storm shelter sales after the latest wave of tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee. Watch the video clip here.

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.