Entries by Joey Amato

EO Nashville’s Catalyst Program Expands

A lot of factors have contributed to the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) becoming the third-largest chapter in the world, but one of the most important is EO Nashville’s groundbreaking program to help small companies become large ones. The 18-month program, called Catalyst, combines classroom instruction, mentorships and peer-to-peer CEO forums to help […]

José Munoz, Chairman of Nissan North America

Nissan North America continues to be a driving force in the growth and innovation of Middle Tennessee. We had the opportunity to sit down with Chairman José Munoz and discuss everything from the company’s award-winning diversity programs to its multi-million dollar local marketing initiatives. How does Nissan continue to shatter sales records in North America […]

7 Questions with Danny Nozell

Danny Nozell is one of the most powerful men in the music industry. Not only does he manage country music icons Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker, but Nozell also oversees the careers of disco sensations KC & the Sunshine Band as well as superstar saxophonist Kenny G. Nozell recently launched his latest venture Nove Entertainment, […]

AJ Media Services Wins Regional Impact Award

AJ Media Services LLC, an award-winning Nashville-based professional video production company, has been awarded the Minority Supplier of the Year Award – Class 1 for their outstanding achievements in business development and collaboration. This award, presented by the Tri State Minority Supplier Development Council, highlights the superior and collaborative work of AJ Media in Nashville […]

Don’t Build a Team. Build a Person.

Michael Brody-Waite was the CEO and Co-founder of InQuicker, a Nashville-based software company that provides leading national health care systems enterprise digital self-scheduling software so that patients can schedule healthcare services in real time across the continuum of care. Under Michael’s direction InQuicker grew 20,000% in 6 years and was acquired by a publicly traded […]


Billy Kaufman: King of the Mountain

Short Mountain Distillery is owned and operated by the Kaufman brothers. In 1910 their great grandfather, Jesse Shwayder, founded the iconic American brand Samsonite. Shwayder never missed an opportunity to attribute his company’s success to the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He believed in this deep value […]

John Dyke: Founder & Owner/Turnip Truck

Tell me about your original concept for Turnip Truck? My passion for fresh, local food was born in my childhood on our family farm in East Tennessee. After college, I moved to Nashville and began a career in business. Miles from home, I craved the “real food” I had savored as a boy. I was […]

Nashville’s Women In Business

  Sharon A. Brawner Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Always listen to that little voice in your head—it’s almost always the best voice to listen to when you are in a difficult situation. When you are a child, you are told that as a way of understanding your […]

Finding the Perfect Summer Wines

Shopping for the perfect wine to accompany a summer feast can become an arduous task. Anthony Beckman, winemaker at Balletto Vineyards located in the Russian River Valley AVA in Sonoma County, put together the following four tips for wine shopping. Develop a Relationship: Wine shop employees are excited to help people discover new wines, so […]