May 22, 2018


Have you returned your ballot?

One member from each member company should have received an emailed ballot this morning.  If you did not, please let Dianna know and we will make sure someone in your company receives a ballot.

DEA Meeting: Guaranteed Express Courier Service

Darren Gardner with TEKSInc. introduced Jennifer Blakeney.  When Darren joined the DEA 3-4 years ago, Jennifer was one of the first people he met.  Jennifer has over 20-years in logistics and transportation experience and is the President and CEO of Guaranteed Express, which has been in the DEA for 19 years.  She is a great networker and is very involved in the WBE Council and recently earned the Volunteer of the Year award.  TEKSInc uses Jennifer 2 or 3 times a week now for many different shipping needs.  He appreciates her unique and customized solutions and that she is always on-time!  He really enjoyed using her FedEx service recently to send a thumb drive to New York for $40; that service would have been $100 if he had gone directly through FedEx!

Jennifer is married to Vinnie and has a son who is 26; together, they have children, Kimber and Landen.  They love watching and playing sports!  They try to travel to Chicago once a year to see the Cubs and are big Stars fans.

Guaranteed Express started in 1985, working primarily with travel agencies, mortgage companies, as well as with blood specimen and organ transportation.  Jennifer started working for Guaranteed Express in 1998.  In 1999 they started their first, very large legal service.  It became a Certified Women Owned Business in 2003.  Jennifer purchased Guaranteed Express in 2009.  Also in 2009, they started moving more freight as the legal work with courts became more online.

Guaranteed Express works with professional service companies like attorney firms, CPA firms, mortgage companies; local, regional, and national companies; city municipalities, state and federal government; manufacturers, distributors, suppliers; logistics brokers and ....

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DEA Meeting: anti-social MEDIA

Next Meeting:

anti-social MEDIA

Our next meeting is June 5th, when Alan Robinson with anti-social MEDIA will be giving the presentation!  Come and learn about one of our new members!


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,619 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $484,212 and Money Spent is $276,884!

Thanks to Chris Boots with Halo Branded Solutions for a great program last week!


Good News Stories!

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars: she will be going to New York to work with the Chef of "Taste This TV" to film two shows using her product!  "Taste This TV" airs on local channels in the Northeast and on YouTube!


30-Second Commercials!

Mike Moore, Moore Insurance:  We now have pet insurance for your beloved, 4-legged friends!

John Anderson, Complete Mailing Partners:  If you know anyone with an analog mailing system, they will no longer work as of the 30th!  Have them call John so their system can be upgraded!


Welcome to the DEA's Newest Member!

Maude Cejudo introduced Michelle Spangler with Infused Oils and Vinegars, the newest member of the Dallas Executives Association!


Happy Birthday to:

• Julie Grant (Julie Grant Interiors) on May 28th

• Rich Parker (Sewell Cadillac) on June 2nd

• Bruce Collier (Call-Hold Marketing!) on June 3rd


We will NOT have a meeting on Tuesday, May 29th.  Have a great Memorial Day Holiday and we will see you back June 5th!


Next B2B Meeting!

The next meeting will be June 12th from 12-1 at CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions!  If you would like to be part of this group but did not receive an email, please let Brian, Brad or Dianna know.


There were no visitors today!  Be sure to invite some prospective members to come with you on June 5th!


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!  If you're not available for the whole day, at least join us for lunch or dinner!

Golfers are $135.00 (if registered before 5/15) and $145.00 (registered after 5/15); Hole Sponsor - $150.00; Lunch only - $37.50; Dinner only - $37.50; Lunch & Dinner - $62.50

Special thanks to:

Our hole sponsors: A-Star Heating & Air, A-Star Plumbing, Anti-Social Media, Art That Grows, Thomas O. Bailey CPA, CNC Home Care, Frost Bank, Keller Williams Realty Residential, Maude Cejudo, Inc., Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Remarkable Painting, Safe Haven Pest Control, Sewell Cadillac, Sewell Infiniti, Supreme Lending, and TeksInc.  Our lunch sponsor is Remarkable Painting and our dinner sponsor is Guaranteed Express Courier Service.  We also have goody bags donated by Frost Bank, with inserts by Infused Oils and Vinegars.  Our event poster was designed and donated by d.galen graphics.

Our Live Auction and Raffle Items include:

• Cowboy's Golf club foursome

• Stonebriar Country Club Foursome

• Six bottles of signature liquor from BuzzBallz

• 24 pack of BuzzBallz

• Jewelry, donated by Doris Klein

• Oil tasting for 10 people, donated by Infused Oils and Vinegars

• Bottle of wine, donated by CNC Home Care

• Whole-house air purifier, donated by A-Star

• Two Coolers donated by Halo Branded Solutions

• Two, 1-hour consultations donated by Art That Grows

• Two certificates for 3 months of pest control donated by Safe Haven Pest Control

• Cadillac for the weekend donated by Sewell Cadillac

• Lexus for the weekend donated by Sewell Lexus

• Infiniti for the weekend donated by Sewell Infiniti

• Diamond necklace donated by Guaranteed Express Courier Service

• A smoked brisket donated by Innovative Roofing

• Two tickets and a gift bag donated by the Frisco RoughRiders

• Free teeth cleaning appointment donated by Dr. Janell Kenny

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The Frisco RoughRiders are doing a "team swap" with us for our golf tournament and theirs, which is July 10th at 9am at Stonebriar.  We have one foursome already playing.  If you would like to be part of a second foursome, let Dianna know.  The RoughRiders tournament is $150 per player. 


Nominees for the Board of Directors

The Nominating committee has selected the following nominees for the Board of Directors for July 1 - December 31, 2018:

Past-President Nominees:  Dr. Janell M. Kenny, Braden Howell (New York Life), Keith Horniman (Pilot's Building Maintenance), Ron Schulz (Supreme Lending).

At-Large Director Nominees:  Tessa Bache-Wiig (Alamo Title), Dr. Paul Chafetz, Chris Clausen (CNC Home Care), Brad Swann (CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions), Darryl Galen (d.galen graphics), Chris Boots (Halo Branded Solutions), Ben Dalton (Keller Williams Commercial), Cynthia Oliver (Preferred Business Solutions), Rich Parker (Sewell Cadillac), Darren Gardner (TEKS, Inc.)

Ballots have been emailed to one person from each member company.  Please vote and return your ballot promptly!  If you have any questions or problems, please ask Dianna!


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 May 15th, indicating there was a total of 36 present with 1 guest recording:

• 24 “A” leads

• 24 “B” leads

• 35 “C” leads

• 8 One-on-One’s 

• 26 Leads Received

• $13,790 results

• $21,365 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was Take Time to Travel.  The Big Spender was Dr. Maude Cejudo.  Big "A" Lead Giver:  CNC Home Care.  Big "B" Lead Giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny.  Big "C" Lead Givers:  Dr. Janell Kenny, Moore Insurance, A-Star Plumbing.



The $50.00 raffle drawing was won by Ron Schulz, Supreme Lending!


• May 29, No DEA Meeting:  Memorial Day Holiday

• June 5, Anti-Social Media

• June 6, Board Meeting

• June 11, Ballots Due

• June 12, Sewell Cadillac

• June 12, New Board of Directors Announced

• June 12, noon, B2B Sub-group meeting at CopyNet


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