January 23, 2018

DEA Meeting: TeksInc

Michael Bosco introduced Darren Gardner with TeksInc.  Michael has had the pleasure of travelling with Darren on several trips; one was to San Antonio and back, so it was an 8-hour one-on-one!  Michael challenges anyone to match that!  He does look forward to flying with Darren!  One thing to know about Darren is that he is always going to do what he says he will do.  If you need help with computers and IT support, that is what you need:  someone who knows what is doing and does what he says he is going to do!  How could you go wrong with TeksInc!

Darren has been married for 28 years, this year.  He has two, adult kids; his son will get married in April.  Darren grew up in Lubbock and then moved to East Texas.  His dad was in the Air Force, so they moved a lot when he was a kid.  Darren is truly a geek!  He has been in IT for 30 years:  TXU, Microsoft, Club Corp, and then started TeksInc in 2003.  Last year, they did $1.8 million!  His life can be summed up with:  family, church, work, business, fitness, and flying, and he tries to keep it in that order.

At TeksInc: “We are your IT department.”  TeksInc works with companies with 3 to 350 computers.  They strive to provide high quality and trustworthiness.  Their core values are:

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TeksInc Open House/ Booksigning

Join us for a fun, informal time of networking at the Open House for TeksInc!  It will be Thursday, January 25th From 4-6pm at the TeksInc offices at 14200 Midway Rd, Suite 128, Dallas!

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DEA Meeting: Pilot's Building Maintenance

Next DEA Meeting:  Pilot's Building Maintenance, Inc.


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,603 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Final Results reported for 2017 are $1,110,261 and Money Spent is $785,538!

Thanks to Jennifer Blakeney, Guaranteed Express Courier, for bringing our guest speaker, Jamie Crosbie, for a great presentation last time we met!


Good News Stories!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows: business grew 33% last year! 

Ashley Kinney, Your Web Guysglad that two of her guest came today!

Mike Moore, Moore Insurance:  we now have pet insurance, from lizards to horses!


30-Second Commercials!

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  from the first printing of 500 copies of his book, Loving Hard-to-Love Parents, there are only 50 copies left, which indicates there is a significant group dealing with this issue.  Dr. Paul's monthly support group for CODOP, Children of Difficult Older Parents, meets tonight at 6:30pm at Unity Church in Dallas.

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering: we are now taking orders for your Super Bowl party!  If you have indigestion, it won't be from the food!  And, nothing says "I love you" like having a lovely Valentine dinner delivered with wine!  Call us!


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our visitors:

• Joe Lee, hair stylist, joestylist@gmail.com, guest of Ashley Kinney.

• Danielle Girdano, Dfine Sculpture & Nutrition, dgirdano@dfineyourhealth.com.

• Marukh Hall with Moni, Marukh@att.net, guest of Darren Gardner.

• Adrienne Chadwick with if 6 was 9 designs, if6was9designs@gmail.com, guest of Darren Gardner.

• Roxanne Chapman, roxannechapman1105@gmail.com , guest of Ashley Kinney.


Happy 50th Birthday!

 Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering, on January 24th!


Bruce McShan is recovering from back surgery!  If you would like to email some well-wishes, send them to Jodi at jodi@mcshan.com.

Ed Ferguson's son passed away this morning.  He had been in a coma.  Please pray for the family.


Open Hunting Season

It is still Open Hunting Season for quail, woodcock and DEA members who need to give a presentation!  We are hunting for a presenter for February 6th and booking on through the year, starting April 3rd!


Past President's Luncheon

The Past President's Luncheon is scheduled for January 31st from 11:30-1:30.  We have a great group signed up to come!  If you are a Past President, please let Dianna know if you are available to join us!


Board Report

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, presented the Board Report for the week of January 9, 2018, which advised there was a total of 42 present with 4 guests recording:

• 27 “A” leads

• 34 “B” leads

• 29 “C” leads

• 2 One-on-one's 

• 25 leads received

• $15,542 results

• $25,888 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was A-Star Plumbing.  The Big Spender was TeksIncThe Big "A" Lead Givers: New York Life and Dr. Janell Kenny.  The Big "B" Lead Giver: Dr. Janell Kenny.



The $43.00 raffle drawing was won by Braden Howell, New York Life!


• January 25, Teks Inc Open House, 4-6pm

• January 30, Pilot's Building Maintenance

• January 31, Past President's Lunch, 11:30am


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

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018