The Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization has been ranked the fastest-growing EO chapter in the world.
According to EO Global, EO Nashville has attracted 21 new members to date in 2013. This ranks first among all 122 EO chapters, including those in high-growth areas such as Toronto, Edmonton, Los Angeles, the Netherlands and Dallas.
The Nashville EO chapter, which now has 131 members, boasted a growth rate of 185 percent during the three years spanning 2010-2012. The chapter added 19 new members in 2010, 29 in 2011 and 23 new members in 2012, according to a news release. The chapter’s membership almost doubled during that timeframe, growing 185 percent since 2010.
To join, an entrepreneur must be a founder, co-founder, owner and/or controlling shareholder of a company with gross annual sales exceeding $1 million.
“Nashville’s vibrant and growing entrepreneurial community, and our accomplishments as a chapter give us all energy and proof that our work is worthwhile,” Andy Bailey, EO Nashville president and entrepreneur coach at Petra, said in a release “There were a lot of folks who helped in this effort, [including] John Kepley and Jackson Miller as the membership chairs.”
EO’s global business network of more than 8,700 business owners are located in 35 countries.
The Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization yesterday announced its new board appointments. Board president Andy Bailey said the group's growth to more than 100 members and plans for more led it to add new board positions this year "to help with special events, mentorship and retention, among other things."
President: Andy Bailey, Founder and Coach, Rock Habits; Founder and General Manager, 30Avacation.com
Past President: Debbie Gordon, President and CEO, S3 Asset Management and Snappy Auctions
President Elect: Joe Freedman, Founder and Chairman, RFx Legal LLC, AMERICAN Legal Search LLC, AMERICAN Financial Search LLC and Music City Tents & Events LLC
Finance Chair: John Aron, President, The Pasta Shoppe
Learning Chair: Arnie Malham, Founder and President, cj Advertising
Social Chair: Glenn McConnell, Owner, Music City Tents & Events LLC
Forum Chair: Sonny Clark, President and CEO, Advanced Network Solutions
Forum Co-Chair: Bryan Merville, President and Partner, Beacon Technologies
Forum Health Chair: Jeff Turner, President, Turner Machine Co., Inc.; National Storm Shelters LLC
Membership Chair: John Kepley, Principal, President and CEO, teknetex inc
Membership Co-Chair: Jackson Miller, Founder and CEO, Bizen, Inc.
Sponsorship Co-Chair: Tim Ozgener, Principal, Oz Ventures
Sponsorship Co-Chair: Ben Hanback, President, The Hanback Group
Communications Chair: JJ Rosen, Chief Manager, Atiba
Catalyst Chair: Dan Hogan, CEO, Medalogix
Catalyst Co-Chair: Bryan Ansley, President and CEO, FNB Merchants
Member Benefits: Bill Kimberlin, Medicare.com
Member Integration: Vicki Hill, Founder and President, Mosaic Consulting Group LLC
Forum Olympics: Mike Rustici, Partner and Founder, Rustici Software
At-Large: Sam Sanchez, Owner, Sam's Sports Grill & Sperry's
At-Large: Dudley Jacobs, CEO, Evoluc
At-Large: Alex Tolbert, Team Member, Bernard Health LLC
Spouse Forum: Mose Ramieh III, COO, Power & Generation Testing, Inc.
Mentorship Chair: Charles May, Founding Principal, bytes of knowledge
Member Retention: Hannah Paramore, Owner, Paramore | the digital agency