February 13, 2018

DEA Meeting: Remarkable Painting

DEA Meeting: Remarkable Painting

Rob Eads introduced Mark Kinser.  When Mark came and did some painting on Rob’s house, Rob really appreciated that Mark sat down and talked through the colors and the process.  Rob’s Mother joked that  their home was decorated as early Halloween, so color help was great!  Mark is a true professional; people who do this cheaper, use cheaper products!

Mark thanked those who contributed to this presentation through their teamwork with clients or as Mark’s clients.  He especially thanked Julie Grant with Julie Grant Interiors, Randy Herman with Cornerstone Chem-Dry, the Scribner Team with Keller Williams Residential, Vinnie and Jennifer Blakeney, Ted Biggers, and Steve Wilson with A-Star Plumbing.

Mark emphasized the importance of the Remarkable Painting values:  people, process, perks, praises and partners.   Those are the fundamentals of every business.  The people at Remarkable Painting have over 236-years combined experience.  They served 293 customers and completed 353 jobs last year.  Ninety-five percent of their business is repeat or referral!

Their staff is what makes their organization successful.…

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DEA Meeting: Thomas O. Bailey, CPA

President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,606 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $62,330 and Money Spent is $53,697!

Thanks to Michael Bosco, Safe Haven Pest Control for bringing Dick Davis from the Texas Discovery Gardens for a great presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  we married off my step-son this weekend!  Time to get back to work!

Ashley Kinney, Your Web Guys:  glad her two guests are visiting the DEA today!

Dr. Maude Cejudo:  brought a King Cake in celebration of Mardi Gras!

Check in on Facebook!  And, sign up on MeetUp!


30-Second Commercials!

Jennifer Blakeney, Guaranteed Express Courier:  we have launched our online services for Fed Ex and UPS - save upwards of 40-50% using our services.

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  I am speaking at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas - Prostate Cancer Support Group (public event) tonight at 7pm.  My topic is: Psychological Tools for the Journey Through Cancer. Please invite friends who might be interested in the meeting. 

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering:  it is the season of marriage proposals!  If you know anyone getting married, we would love to help them with their catering needs!

Ashley Kinney, Your Web Guys:  your website is the first impression most people have of your business.  Let us help make your website great!


Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions, introduced our visitors:

• Brady Whitecotton with Remarkable Painting,guest of Mark Kinser 

• Karmen Lau with Remarkable Painting, guest of Mark Kinser 

• Gary De Rodriguez with Peopleistic LLC, guest of Michael Bosco

• Vinnie Kiedrowski with Guaranteed Express, guest of Jennifer Blakeney

• Alan Robinson with Anti-Social Media, guest of Austin Owens

• Bennie Evans with Purposed consulting, guest of Ashley Kinney

• Taylor Hernandez with Light RX Face and Body, guest of Ashley Kinney


An Invitation from Kevin Taylor, Merrill Lynch:


Tax Reform and Outlook 2018:  The Next Great Odyssey

Where do we go from here?  Ten years into the current market cycle, we look at whether the momentum can continue.

Please join us for a discussion with Niladri Mukherjee, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Strategy for the Chief Investment Office, Global Wealth & Investment Management.  He will address the economic outlook and how the tax reform could potentially impact the markets and economy.  In addition, Niladri will discuss economic trends and potential risks, investment themes and ways in which investors can position their portfolio for 2018.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6-8 pm., reception and presentation at Bent Tree Country Club, 5201 Westgrove Drive, Dallas.

Complementary valet parking provided at the main entrance of the club.  Please let Kevin know if you would like to attend!


Happy Birthday to 

John Anderson, Complete Mailing Partners, celebrating his birthday on the 16th!


February 27: Members-only Meeting!

We will have a special "members only" meeting on February 27th!  It will be a great meeting that you will not want to miss, but please do not invite any guests that day!  Guests are welcome any other week!


Dr. Paul's Membership Moment

The DEA is built for and of business people who understand business success lies in having quality referral partners!  Social Media followers are great but they do not replace having ongoing relationships with people who already know, like and trust you and have access to your target customers.  I would quickly trade my email list, blogs, and website traffic for more of the fabulous referral partners I have in the DEA!  We need new vigorous members!  Who do you do business with?  Who do you know, like and trust?  Bring them!  You will be doing them and us a favor!


Board Report

Keith Brown, Audio Video Innovations, presented the Board Report for the week of February 6, 2018, which advised there was a total of 41 present with 5 guests recording:

• 22 “A” leads

• 24 “B” leads

• 34 “C” leads

• 7 One-on-one's 

• 20 leads received

• $5,520 results

• $13,078 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was Moore Insurance.  The Big Spender was Craddock LumberThe Big "B" Lead Givers: Keller Williams Residential, Pilot's Building MaintenanceComplete Supply, Dr. Janell Kenny. The Big "C" Lead Givers: Moore InsuranceKeller Williams ResidentialSewell CadillacDr. Janell Kenny.



The $40.00 raffle drawing was won by Darren Gardner, TeksInc!



• February 20, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA

• February 27, Here's the Deal! - Members-only meeting

• March 6, Guest Speaker, Gary De Rodriguez: "How to build High Performing Teams"

• March 7, Board Meeting

• March 13, Innovative Roofing

• March 15, Innovative Roofing Open House/ Booksigning


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Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018