Seven EO Charlotte Members Earn Spot on Inc. 5000 List

Highlights the Strength of Charlotte Entrepreneur Community

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--The Charlotte chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, EO Charlotte, has announced that seven of their members have been chosen for the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, which spotlights the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success, and the entrepreneurs on this list are redefining their industries and the economy.

Founded in 1998, EO Charlotte has been engaging leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow within their influential community. An important part of the Charlotte business community, their 90+ members are job creators. They employ over 5,300 people and have a combined annual revenue of over $405 million. Four of the seven EO Charlotte members have been honored on the list for multiple years, showcasing the ongoing strong growth experienced by many of its members.

“We are proud to have seven of our members on this prestigious list,” says Stacy McHorse, President of EO Charlotte. “These leaders—and all EO members—have three things in common: a passionate desire to grow their businesses, to learn from their peers and to share their experiences with others. It’s what propels these businesses to the top of their industries, to create jobs and positively impact the economy.”

John Bly, Co-Managing Member of LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC believes EO Charlotte has played a significant part in his business success. “Our members are really growth oriented, and their support has helped me to create a strategy that has taken us from 15 employees to almost 80 people at the end of this year. It has also helped me to make better decisions. There are significant decisions I’ve made that I wouldn’t have made if I wasn’t in the group, and those I passed on that I wouldn’t have without the support of the organization.”

Mark Mahoney, CEO and Co-founder of Jackrabbit Technologies believes that EO Charlotte has helped him as a first time CEO. “It is wonderful to have a group of peers that I can reach out to for advice on sensitive business topics.” Mahoney continues, “EO has been an instrumental part of our high growth in Jackrabbit. We could not have grown this fast without being a member of EO.”

EO Charlotte member companies that are recipients of the 2016 Inc. 5000:

Artisan Signs and Graphics
Complete Network Support
Enviro-Master Services: ranked #12 in Charlotte, 2nd time on list
Jackrabbit Technologies: 6th time on list
LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC: ranked #14 in Charlotte
Park Avenue Properties: 3rd time on list
Rhythm Systems: 2nd time on list

About EO Charlotte

With over 90 members, EO Charlotte is the Charlotte chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 160 chapters in 50 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.


EO Charlotte
Bev Martin, 704-582-9367
Chapter Director

Release Summary

Seven members of the Charlotte chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization have been chosen for the 2016 Inc. 5000 list. Four of the seven have been honored on the list for multiple years.


EO Charlotte
Bev Martin, 704-582-9367
Chapter Director