Emma promotes two, hires 100th worker

New York office gives the email marketing firm five locations
Feb 14, 2011 1:40 PM

New batch of Nashville entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs' Organization of Nashville added 14 new members this fall, bringing its total 2010 recruitment to 19 members and making it one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the nation.
“Our recruitment success is due to several factors: excellent recruitment chairs in Joe Freedman and Dan Hogan, great publicity, and the economy to name a few,” said Clint Smith, president of EO Nashville and co-founder and CEO of Emma. “The economy is making entrepreneurs really take a step back and understand the necessity of working on their business, instead of just in their business.”
The new members include: Jerry Baker and Austin Meibers of Conexess Group, Michael Burcham of Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Justin Crosslin of Crosslin & Associates, Jolene Dressel of Trojan Labor of Nashville, Vicki Hill and Brian Jones of J&H Consulting, Bob Levy of Paradigm Group, Bryan Merville of Beacon Technologies, Jason Moore of HealthDataSource, Tim Page of OptiMech, restaurateur Sam Sanchez, and Dawson "Lee" Williams of Digital Connections.
Dec 28, 2010 11:58 AM

Middle Tennessee's Fast50 - Part 1

The 2010 list of area companies that are fast-growing, emerging and brimming with promise. Here are the first 25. [From the November/December issue of Nashville Post magazine]
Nov 15, 2010 3:26 PM

Emma reports security breach

Email marketer Emma Inc. suffered a security breach this week. Community Relations Manager Emily Konouchi blogged about the incident today, available at this link. Here's an excerpt:
On the evening of September 7th, our regular security monitoring alerted us to suspicious activity and, ultimately, a  breach in one of our databases. Immediately, our team began work to identify — and address — the source of the breach and investigate its scope. As our investigation has continued, we’ve learned that this was a sophisticated, deliberate attack with the apparent objective of targeting the email lists of customers in a particular geographic region of the world. (Since the investigation continues, we’re not yet disclosing all of those details.) In a small number of accounts (about 1% of Emma customers), the hacker was able to export email lists or access usernames and decode passwords to log into accounts and send spam. These customers have already heard from us directly, with details about the breach and an offer to help in any way possible. In other cases, customer information — including usernames and passwords — was accessible to the hacker. For these accounts, we’ve expunged all previously stored passwords that may have been compromised and assigned each username a temporary, highly secure password. This step means that any login information the hacker has is unusable. Those customers will be asked to create their own new passwords the next time they log in. We’ve put in place new password standards to ensure those new passwords are strong and secure, and we’ll be rolling those changes out to the entire Emma community soon.
Some accounts were not affected at all, and the company believes it has fixed the problem.
Sep 10, 2010 11:45 AM

Tech Council names 2010-2011 board

The Nashville Technology Council on Thursday announced new members to its 2010-2011 board of directors:
  • Katherine McElroy, Partner, C3 Consulting
  • Kent Fourman, CIO, Permanent General
  • Tom Stephenson, CEO, HMS
  • John Kepley, CEO, Teknetex
  • Todd Joseph, CIO, Comdata
  • Will Weaver, Founder, Emma
  • Tim Getsay, CIO, Vanderbilt University
  • Bob Deckard, Regional VP, Comcast
  • Michael Burcham, President, Entrepreneur Center, Ex-Officio
  • Glenn Perdue, Managing Member, Kraft Analytics, Ex-Officio
“The Nashville Technology Council grew 15 percent last year and we expect this trend to continue,” said Andy Flatt, Chair of the NTC Board and CIO, HealthSpring. “Technology continues to grow in importance in the overall regional growth strategies. Connections to our educational institutions will continue to be an emphasis and we will strengthen our association with entrepreneurs and a new generation of brilliant innovators who are increasingly making Middle Tennessee their home.”
Aug 19, 2010 2:32 PM

Entrepreneur Center lands downtown

Young nonprofit planning permanent Rolling Mill Hill home
Aug 3, 2010 4:35 PM

Emma wins urban accolades

E-mail marketing firm Emma Inc. ranks fifth on this year's Inner City 100 — a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. released by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
"We're thrilled to be part of Nashville's downtown community," said Emma co-founder Clint Smith. "Emma is an entrepreneurial venture at heart, and the one thing that doesn't change as our company grows is our dedication to our community and to our company culture." Emma will be part of Nashville's revitalized Rolling Mill Hill site in 2011, further committing themselves to Nashville's downtown by becoming part of the city's first truly mixed-use space.
Read the Post's coverage of Emma's Rolling Mill Hill plans at this link.
Jun 18, 2010 9:08 AM

EO Nashville's new officers

The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization, which has almost 70 members whose companies average about $4 million in revenues, has named its 2010 officers. They are: President: Clint Smith, Emma Inc. Past President: Arnie Malham, cj Advertising Finance Chair: Sonny Clark, Advanced Network Solutions Learning Chair: Debbie Gordon, Snappy Auctions Social Chair: Rebecca Donner, Inner Design Studio Sponsorship Chair: Charles Robert Bone, Bone McAllester Norton Sponsorship Co-Chair: Charles May, Bytes of Knowledge Membership: Joe Freedman, American Legal Search LLC Membership Co-Chair: Dan Hogan, Doctor's Associates Home Health Communications Chair: Coco Kyriopoulos, Coco Bonbons Member Benefits Chair: Andy Bailey, NationLink Wireless Forum Chair: Hunter Ingram, Hometownquotes.com Forum Co-Chair: Benjamin Goldberg, Strategic Hospitality LLC
Apr 14, 2010 11:54 AM

Emma planning Rolling Mill Hill move

E-mail marketers to anchor trolley barns development
Mar 26, 2010 12:54 PM

Moontoast launches social commerce network

Company shooting for global reach
Dec 11, 2009 11:01 AM