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: Mark Deutschmann, Charlie Brock, Ben Hanback, Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, Ricky Scott, Julie May, William Newman, James Fields, J.J. Rosen, Alex Tolbert, Andy Bailey, Clint Smith, Nicholas Holland

Mark Deutschmann’s [Village Real Estate] charitable organizations and revitalization projects were featured in the Nov./Dec. edition of The Residential Specialist Magazine.

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Charlie Brock [Launch Tennessee] wrote a column for the Tennessean about startup activity that was also picked up by the Knoxville Times and the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Ben Hanback’s [The Hanback GroupTennessean column offered great ideas on how to thank your business partners, clients or co-workers.

“12 South Lands Another Pontes Restaurant” was the third most read article on the NashvillePost.com this year. Miranda Whitcomb Pontes’ [Josephine] new venture opened last week.

The Nashville Business Journal ran a “Top 3” article by Ricky Scott [The Kingston Group] about recruitment strategies. 120613-NBJ-Top-3---Recruitment-Strategies-for-Your-Business

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] penned a guest column for the Nashville Business Journal about lessons she learned during the bytes of knowledge office move.

Edley’s Bar-B-Q [William Newman] was highlighted in the Nashville Scene for its “Battle of the Carolers” event in East Nashville. The event benefited the Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

James Fields’ [Concept TechnologyTennessean column focused on the phase-out of Windows XP, and the risks of holding on to the software after Microsoft has ended customer support and security updates.

Sunday’s Tennessean featured a column by J.J. Rosen [Atiba] about the evolution of Christmas shopping via mobile devices.

Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] was interviewed in a Tennessean news video regarding confusion over the Affordable Care Act. Bernard Health was also highlighted in a MidLevelU.com blog series called the 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways.

Andy Bailey’s [Petra Coach] Tennessean column provided advice on how to cope with your startup’s roller-coaster ride.

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Join us in congratulating Clint Smith [Emma] and Nicholas Holland [Populr.me], who have each been named a finalist for the 2013 Technology Council Awards. Clint is up for Company of the Year and Nicholas is in the running for Innovator of the Year.

Dan Hogan [Medalogix] is a finalist in the Data Analytics category for the Fierce IT Awards, sponsored by the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthCare and FierceMoblieIT.

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.