June 5, 2018


Have you returned your ballot?

One member from each member company should have received an emailed ballot on May 22nd.  If you did not, please let Dianna know and we will make sure you receive a ballot.  Ballots must be returned to the DEA office no later than noon on Monday, June 11th!

DEA Meeting: anti-social MEDIA

Alan Robinson with anti-social MEDIA was a member of the DEA 20+ years ago before he moved to San Antonio.  He spent 30 years in the electronic security business.  Five or six years ago, their daughter got sick and went into a clinical trial and recovered!  They became evangelists for the product and Jessica volunteered with the company and helped with some Tweets and blogs.  Then Jessica started managing that company's social media.  Eventually, her work grew into a very successful business.  Alan joined Jessica's business and realized the DEA would be a perfect organization for the work they do.  The DEA is a terrific organization where you can rely on each other for leads and business but all of our "Thank you's" show the responsiveness of our businesses:  if you can't rely on the people you are doing business with, it doesn't make any difference.  That is the heart of the DEA and they are tickled to be back in it!

anti-social MEDIA is full-time social-media marketing and management.  It is for folks who know they should be doing social media, but don't know where to turn or how much it should cost, or they have been burned before.  Jessica Robinson is the founder and creative director.  Joshua Moore is the videographer.

Top 5 Tips for Social Media Success

This is what you should be doing every day to build your brand on social media!

•  Decide where to start and focus there first.  Hint:  try Facebook.  You want to go where the most eyes are with the most money.  Facebook is the least expensive, but most powerful way to advertise your business.

• Facebook vs. your website:  building authenticity.  Your website is where people go to learn about you.  Facebook is where people go to see if you are real....

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DEA Meeting: Sewell Cadillac

Next Meeting:

Sewell Cadillac

Rich Parker with Sewell Cadillac will be giving the presentation!


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,620 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $498,002 and Money Spent is $298,249!

Thanks to Jennifer Blakeney, Guaranteed Express Courier, for a great program May 22nd!


Good News Stories!

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, was in New York last week filming with the Chef of "Taste This TV"!  The video will be published on June 21st: "Taste This TV with Chef Michelle Spangler", airing on local channels in the Northeast and on YouTube!

Michael Bosco, Safe Haven Pest Control:  his 20-year old son, Jordan, will be at Air Force field training for the next couple of weeks; one of his dreams since he was young!


30-Second Commercials!

Darren Gardner, TEKSInc., providing IT services for companies with 10-100 people, just signed a new client who is an Intellectual Property Lawyer.  Lawyers are great clients for them; they do the lawyer-ing and TEKSInc takes care of the IT work!


The father of Brian Eltis, Complete Supply, passed away on Sunday.  He was 100 years old!  Please remember Brian and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


Congratulations to those celebrating their anniversary with the DEA this month:

• Julie Grant Interiors - 2 years!

• McShan Florist - 10 years!


Next B2B Meeting!

The next meeting will be June 12th from 12-1 at CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions!  We are all bringing our own lunch for this month's meeting, but please let us know if you plan to come!  If you would like to be part of this group but did not receive an email, please let Brian, Brad or Dianna know.


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our visitors:

• Charlie Belcher with GBEW Benefits, cbelcher@gbewbenefits.com, guest of Andy Montgomery

• Amanda Melo with Spring Valley Acupuncture, amandab.dom@gmail.com, guest of Andy Montgomery

• Jim Henderson with Blue Reef Networks, Jim@BlueReefNet.com, guest of Darren Gardner

• Mike Dutcher with Blue Reef Networks, Mike@BlueReefNet.com, guest of Darren Gardner

• Lori Ward with 360 Consulting, Lori@360Consultingdfw.com, guest of Darren Gardner


Book Club #2: Originals by Adam Grant!

It is not too late to join the Book Club!  Our second book is 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.  It is a fun read!

We will meet to discuss the book June 18th at 6:30pm at Dr. Paul's home.  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. 


Have you been at Table 1 in 2018?

If you haven't given a presentation in 2018, it is time for you to sign up!  We are currently scheduling programs starting July 10th, and need to get July and August booked!  Even if your best date is after August, don't let someone else get it....get on the calendar today!  Or, get your friends to fill up the calendar in July and August and Dianna will leave you alone until she gets back from vacation in July!!


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

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, presented the Board report for May 22nd, indicating there was a total of 36 present with no guests, recording:

• 24 “A” leads

• 17 “B” leads

• 29 “C” leads

• 8 One-on-One’s 

• 24 Leads Received

• $15,855 results

• $8,875 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was Remarkable Painting.  The Big Spender was Art That Grows.  Big "A" Lead Giver:  CNC Home Care.  Big "C" Lead Givers:  Keller Williams Residential, Innovative Roofing, Moore Insurance.



The $45.00 raffle drawing was won by Braden Howell, New York Life!

Barbara Scribner, Keller Williams Residential, won a $25 DEA gift certificate given by Alan Robinson, 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

• June 19, Atomic Design and Consulting

• June 21, Atomic Design and Consulting booksigning, 11:30-1pm


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