October 31, 2017

DEA Meeting: Remarkable Affairs Catering: Top 10 things that Should Scare You More than any Horror Movie!

Remarkable Affairs Catering:

Top 10 things that Should Scare You More than any Horror Movie!

Jennifer Blakeney, Guaranteed Express, met Mark McDaniel several years ago at DEA.  Mark is a great friend and a loyal client and they use him for all of their catering needs.  Mark constantly looks to improve his business and help others improve theirs!  He has great networking skills and wants to help everyone do the best they can at their business!

In keeping with the theme of Halloween, Chef Mark shared “The Top 10 Things that Should Scare you More than any Horror Movie!”: things that you should watch out for and tips along the way if you are throwing a party yourself or using a caterer.

Number 10: Hosting a party for 20 or more guests with a well-stocked bar but you don’t have enough ice!  You can prevent this by having a guest pick up ice!  They would love to be a part of the process!  This is one of the most common things that is forgotten.

Number 9:  You hire an unlicensed home chef and your guest gets sick because the food wasn’t handled correctly; hopefully your homeowner umbrella insurance is up to date!  Most food-borne illnesses happen at home!  (Remarkable Affairs also does cooking classes if you don’t know about cross-contamination and how to prevent food-borne illnesses!)…

Read More of the Top 10....

Remarkable Affairs Catering Open House/ Booksigning

Remarkable Affairs Catering

 Open House/ Booksigning Thursday!

Join us at the Remarkable Affairs Cafe for great holiday hors d'oeuvres, drinks, fun and networking on November 2, 2017 from 4-8pm!  Yes, Chef Mark said they will go until 8pm!!  The Cafe is located at 2727 LBJ Freeway, Suite 140, Farmers Branch 75234.

Map Available....

DEA Meeting: Emerald Business Solutions

President Barbara Scribner welcomed everyone to meeting #4,595 of the DEA, celebrating 82 years!

Results reported to date for 2017 are $935,706 and Money Spent is $634,900!

Thanks to Keith Brown, Audio Video Innovations, for a great program and open house last week!


Good News Stories!

Steve Ward, Emerald Business Solutions, is working with a group to raise money for Bridge Breast Network, providing access to diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer to low income, uninsured and underinsured individuals.  So far they have raised $1,600! 

Also, Steve's son-in-law, Ben Muratet, was the Digital Editor for Thor, which has just been released!  Stay and watch for his name in the movie credits!

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering, competed in the Spartan Race in Stephenville, defeating 14 miles and over 30 obstacles.  Mark has his medal for the "still alive" category!


30-Second Commercials!

Keith Brown, Audio Video Innovations, thanked everyone who came out to the open house last week!  Many agreed that it was amazing to see the technology at work, and the open house was a lot of fun!


Daryl Galen, d. galen graphics, introduced our visitors:

• Tessa Bache-Wiig, Director of Business Development of Alamo Title Company, TessaBW@BigersLawFirm.com, guest of Ted Biggers.

• Devoreaux Walton with The Poise Pursuit, devoreauxw@gmail.com.


Membership Proposal

The following firm has been approved for publication by the Board of Directors.  If you have an objection to this firm it must be submitted in writing to the DEA office no later than November 14, 2017.

Alamo Title Company - Biggers Law Firm

Tessa Bache-Wiig

2616 Hibernia Street, Dallas, TX  75204
Classification:  Title Insurance
Sponsor:  Ted Biggers


The Nominating Committee for the next Board:

Denise Koval, Mariann Montgomery, Ron Schulz, Barbara Scribner, and Scott Scribner.

If you would like to suggest someone (including yourself) to be nominated to serve on the Board for the next term, please contact one of them this week!


Former DEA Member and Honorary Life Member, Gene O'Donnell passed away June 24th.  There was a service at that time and recently a ceremony in Santa Fe to spread his ashes.  Honorary Life Member Joe Buck Park and other former DEA members were in attendance.

Please remember Gene's family during this challenging time.


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Remember, no meeting

November 21st!


Save the Date:  December 12th!  Kevin Taylor of Merrill Lynch has invited a guest speaker to our meeting to give us an overview of Social Security and strategies around taking Social Security.  This is a great time to invite guests who would appreciate this information as well as those who might be interested in checking out the DEA!


Board Report

Michael Bosco, Safe Haven Pest Control, presented the Board Report for the week of October 24, 2017, which advised there was a total of 31 present with 1 guest recording:

• 23 “A” leads

• 29 “B” leads

• 34 “C” leads

• 13 One-on-one's 

• 27 leads received

• $12,254 results

• $7,132 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was CNC Home Care.  The Big Spender was Biggers Law FirmThe Big "A" Lead giver: New York Life.   The Big "B" Lead giver: Supreme Lending The Big "C" Lead giver: Copynet Digital Imaging Solutions.



The $35.00 raffle drawing was won by Darren Gardner, TeksInc!


• November 2, Remarkable Affairs Catering Open House, 4-8pm

• November 7, Emerald Business Solutions

• November 8, Board of Director's Meeting

• November 14, Julie Grant Interiors

• November 21, Thanksgiving holiday, no meeting


18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9317
Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 82nd Anniversary 1935 - 2017