May 1, 2018

DEA Meeting: Alamo Title

Ted Biggers introduced Tessa Bache-Wiig and Alamo Title - Biggers Law Firm.  Ted is a lifetime Dallasite and a 3rd generation attorney.  Ted's grandfather was a charter member of the DEA!  Ted's father joined the firm in the late 50's and Ted joined in the late 80's.  After their sons were raised, Kathryn Biggers, also an attorney, came to work  at the Law Firm.  They have always done a lot of Real Estate transactions, but couldn’t close the transactions.  A few years ago, they were contacted by Alamo Title and asked if they were interested in being a Title company.  Kathryn has headed up the Title company.  They brought in Tessa almost two years ago to help them with their closings and their development and she has been a wonderful addition to their firm!

Tessa shared about the importance of Title Insurance and the benefits of using Alamo Title – Biggers Law Firm.  Title insurance is needed by home buyers, residential and commercial real estate investors, tenants (to protect their lease-hold interests), and lenders.  Basically, anyone who wants to protect their real estate investment needs Title Insurance.

Title Insurance protects the insured against a defective title and against financial loss.  It insures against events of the past and covers attorney’s fees and court costs for defending your title and will pay for covered losses.  Lawsuits can be time-consuming and expensive!  Title insurance provides peace of mind! …

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DEA Meeting: Peopleistic LLC

Next Meeting: Peopleistic LLC

Gary De Rodriguez with Peopleistic LLC will be giving the presentation!  Be sure to be there to hear about one of our new members!

5 Stand Shooting Event

5 Stand Shoot & BBQ 3-6pm today!

Come join us to shoot clays, eat delicious BBQ and have a great time from 3-6pm today at Elm Fork Shooting Sports!  We will have BBQ jalapeno poppers, chopped brisket sandwiches, water bottles and soft drinks.

We will have foam ear plugs available, but feel free to bring any additional hearing protection or protective eyewear you would like.

The cost for the event is $30/person for food and clays and you can bring or purchase (at the event) whatever ammo you want to shoot.

Alamo Title is sponsoring the first round of ammunition!  It's going to be a blast!!

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First Meeting of B2B Group!

First Meeting of B2B Group!

The first meeting of the B2B group is May 8th for lunch at noon at Brian Eltis' office.  The group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The purpose of the group is encouraging leads.  They will emphasize generating leads for 2-3 companies each month. They will also focus on 1-on-1's.  Be sure to RSVP to Brian so they have enough chairs and lunches!  Boxed lunches are $15 each; bring correct change or a check.  The address for Complete Supply is 1624 W. Crosby, Unit 144, Carrollton, TX 75006. 

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President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,616 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $435,329 and Money Spent is $231,044!

Thanks to Bobby and Teresa Cave, Take Time to Travel, for a great program last week!


Good News Stories!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows, is excited to be going with the Preston Hollow Women's Club, Garden Club to tour the Bush Presidential Gardens, where Michael Bosco, Safe Haven Pest Control, will be their special tour guide, since he was instrumental in designing the grasslands garden!

Dr. Paul Chafetz has season tickets to the Dallas Arboretum concert series and will not be able to use the tickets for the Johnny Cash cover band concert and he offered them to someone who wanted to go.  He gave the tickets to Barbara Scribner, Keller Williams Residential!

Dr. Janell Kenny:  Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Watch for pinatas! 


 Congratulations to those celebrating their anniversary with the DEA:

• A-Star Heating & Air - 1 year!

• A-Star Plumbing - 1 year!

• Thomas O. Bailey - 38 years!

• Staff One HR - 1 year!


Austin Owens, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, has graciously offered to help those of us struggling with the "posting", "liking", "checking in", and finding where it is really "@"!  He will be available right after the 1st and last meetings of each month, or by scheduled appointment.  If you would like to sign up to be in one of his groups, email Austin or Dianna.

Austin's contact information is on the DEA website!


Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions, introduced our guest today:

• Michelle Spangler with Infused Oils & Vinegars,, guest of Maude Cejudo.


Book Club #2: Originals by Adam Grant!

The Book Club had so much fun with our first book, we are moving on!  Our second book will be Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.  This #1 New York Times bestseller examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B.

We will meet to discuss the book June 18th at 6:30pm.  Join us!

DEA Golf Outing

Golf Outing

Join us at Cowboy's Golf Club on June 26th for a 1:30 shot-gun start!  For golfers, the fees include lunch, dinner and a great afternoon of golfing in between!  Prizes and raffle drawings at dinner!  Register today, just reply to this email!  

Golfers:  $135.00 (if registered before 5/15) 
              $145.00 (registered after 5/15) 
Hole Sponsor – $150.00
Lunch only – $37.50
Dinner only – $37.50
Lunch & Dinner – $62.50


Nominating Committee Announced!

The Nominating Committee for the next 6 month term of the Board of Directors is:  Barbara Scribner, Mariann Montgomery, Jennifer Blakeney, Mike Moore and Marcello Guercini.

If you would like to be nominated to serve, make a recommendation of someone else to serve on the Board, or give other input to the committee, please do so!  The committee will meet May 8th, so don't delay!  The nominees for the Board election will be announced May 22nd.


Get on the Calendar!

We are scheduling presentations for the summer, starting July 10th!  Don't let your best date get away!


2018 IEA Conference

The 2018 IEA Conference is in Charlotte, NC, September 26-28, 2018.  If you are interested, more information is available in their video!


Board Report

Keith Brown, Audio Video Innovations, presented the Board report for April 24th, indicating there was a total of 36 present with 1 guest recording:

• 20 “A” leads

• 23 “B” leads

• 32 “C” leads

• 9 One-on-One’s 

• 25 Leads Received

• $23,757 results

• $10,480 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was Take Time to Travel.  The Big Spender was Guaranteed Express Courier.  The Big "C" Lead givers:  Keller Williams Residential, Dr. Janell KennyMoore InsuranceCopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions.



The $30.00 raffle drawing was won by Brad Swann, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions!


• May 1, 5 Stand Shoot, 3-6pm

• May 2, Board Meeting, noon

• May 8, Peopleistic

• May 8, B2B Group, noon at Complete Supply

• May 15, Halo Branded Solutions

• May 22, Guaranteed Express Courier

• May 22, Board Nominees Announced

• May 29, No DEA Meeting:  Memorial Day Holiday


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Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018