December 19, 2017

DEA Meeting: Frost Bank - How Should You Respond to the Equifax Breach?

How Should You Respond to the Equifax Breach?

David Smith with Frost Bank shared how we should respond to the Equifax security breach.  Last October, 143 million files were hacked in the breach.  The most vital information like birth date, Social Security number, name, and address was obtained:  all a real crook needs to create an identity.

In response, you can take the approach that you will hide in the crowd and hope you won’t be affected.  Frost Bank recommends a more aggressive response:  visit the 3 credit bureaus and “lock” your credit report.  That is the best response right now.  If a crook wants to steal from you, they have to get into present accounts and you will notice the activity so they won’t get very far.  Otherwise, they can apply for credit in your name with the crook’s address on it.  If you have locked your credit report, the report won’t be given and the credit they are asking for will be denied.  That is the protection you are looking for.…

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Next Meeting: Guest Speaker, Jamie Crosbie

January 9th, our guest speaker, Jamie Crosbie, will be giving the presentation! Jamie is the author of The Power of 2, Exponential Sales Leadership, and a speaker specializing in Peak Performance Mindset within Sales Organizations.  Don't miss it!


We will NOT meet December 26th nor January 2nd, but will come back on January 9th for a great guest speaker!  See you then!


President Barbara Scribner welcomed everyone to meeting #4,601 of the DEA, celebrating 82 years!

Results reported to date for 2017 are $1,094,032 and Money Spent is $755,285!

Thanks to Kevin Taylor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, for a great guest speaker last week!


Good News Stories!

Dr. Paul Chafetz graduated from Brown University 42 years ago and was just published for the first time in the alumni magazine (BAM)! 

Rob Eads, Call-Hold Marketing!:  Texas A&M Commerce won the Division II National Football Championship!


30-Second Commercials!

 Mike Moore, Moore Insurance: we now sell home warranties in addition to home insurance!


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

• John Chay with Express Employment Professionals,, guest of Jennifer Blakeney.

• David Baird, Capital Wealth Strategies, from Meet Up.


Happy Birthday to:

• December 20th – Darren Gardner (TEKS, Inc.)

• December 21st – Bruce McShan (McShan Florist)

• December 26th – Cooper Bibb (Sewell Lexus)

• December 29th – Jennifer Blakeney (Guaranteed Express)

• January 2nd – Keith Horniman (Pilots Building Maintenance)

• January 7th – Richard Kinney (Your Web Guys.Net)


Really?  2018 is 12 days away?

Don't wait!  Schedule your date to do a presentation for the DEA!  We currently have openings February 6 and 27 and March is wide open!


Board Report

Braden Howell, New York Life, presented the Board Report for the week of December 12, 2017, which advised there was a total of 43 present with 4 guests recording:

• 19 “A” leads

• 26 “B” leads

• 27 “C” leads

• 3 One-on-one's 

• 16 leads received

• $4,270 results

• $12,240 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was Dr. Janell Kenny.  The Big Spender was CMC Rebar.  The Big "B": Lead Givers: Dr. Janell KennyMoore InsuranceGuaranteed Express Courier.


Thank you for your contributions!

We took up a collection today to give to our wait staff as an end-of-year gift!  Thank you for your contributions!



The $35.00 raffle drawing was won by Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions!


• December 26, January 2, Holidays!  No meetings

• January 9, Guest Speaker, Jamie Crosby

• January 10, New Member Orientation, 11:30am

• January 10, Board meeting

• January 16, Guest Speaker, Dick Davis, Executive Director of the Texas Discovery Gardens

• January 23, Teks, Inc.


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