June 12, 2018

DEA Meeting: Sewell Cadillac

John Anderson, Complete Mailing Partners, has known Rich Parker since the early 90's.  They met at the DEA the first week John was here.  Rich has the patience of a saint!  He worked with John's sister-in-law for over 6 hours one day to sell her a car!  What John likes about Rich is that he knows cars and he can talk with John to find out what he needs and get him the car quickly and easily!  Rich has been married for 33 years; they have 4 boys, 2 daughters-in-law and their first grandchild is already 5 months old!  He has 2 Maltese and one rescue Chihuahua.  Rich loves outdoors, boating, and playing at the lake.

Sewell Village Cadillac will celebrate its 56th anniversary with the DEA next month!  John Sewell was the first DEA representative.

Why shop with Sewell?  Sewell has been family-owned since 1911 and has 18 locations!  They treat employees and customers like no one else!  They give a lot back to the communities they are in.  They have an amazing culture, hiring standards, and ongoing training.  Anyone who will go in front of a customer with Sewell has to pass a test with a psychologist first.

Rich showed us some great pictures from the history of Sewell.  The first photo from 1911 was of the first store, which was a car dealership, a general store, a movie theater, and livery stable because nobody was sure yet whether cars would catch on!  Carl Sewell's book, Customers for Life, was published in 1990 and is available in 17 languages.

Why shop with Rich Parker?  Rich has been with Sewell for over 47 years:  15 years as a Service Advisor, 17 years as a Service Manager, and 15 years in Sales!  Rich can sell new Cadillac, GMC, and Buick vehicles and pre-owned vehicles from any dealership within the Sewell family....

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Sewell Cadillac Booksigning

Visit with Rich Parker all week (through 6/18, any day but Sunday) at Sewell Cadillac and sign the book!  You can see their beautiful facility, and look at some of their great cars!

Rich will hold a drawings next Tuesday from those who sign the book to win: 1) a Cadillac (most styles!) for the weekend; 2) a $50DEA gift certificate, or 3) a signed copy of Carl Sewell’s book!

You can find them at 7310 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, 75209!

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DEA Meeting: Atomic Design and Consulting

Next Week: Atomic Design and Consulting

Join us as Jeremy Bermender with Atomic Design and Consulting, one of our newest members, will be giving the presentation!

Atomic Design & Consulting Open House

Be sure to come to Atomic Design and Consulting's Open House and Booksigning on June 21st from 11:30am - 1pm!  Join us at 8105 Rasor Blvd, Plano, 75024!  It is near the Dallas North Tollway and 121, so very easy to get to for lunch!


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,621 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $513,857 and Money Spent is $307,124!

Thanks to Alan Robinson, anti-social MEDIA, for a great presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

Darryl Galen, d.galen graphics:  it's great to be back!  Thank you to those who reached out!  I had 2 pinched nerves, but thanks to Maude's guidance and specialists help, I can stand up straight and walk!

Mike Moore, Moore Insurance:  our son got engaged over the weekend and we even got along with his Fiance's parents!


30-Second Commercials!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows, it is hot and dry out there!  Crank up your sprinklers if you want to save your plants!



Ken Teagle, Innovative Roofing, shattered his leg on Saturday and had surgery on Sunday.  (No, he was not on a roof!)  Please remember Ken and his family in your thoughts and prayers.



Happy Birthday, Ken Teagle, Innovative Roofing!

Ken's birthday is June 18th!

Yes, you can send Ken "Get well" and "Birthday" wishes at the same time!


The Board of Directors and Officers for the term of July 1 through December 31, 2018:

Chairman of the Board............. Mariann Montgomery                   
President.................................. Jennifer Blakeney
First Vice President.................. Michael Bosco
Second Vice President............. Keith Brown
Our new Secretary/Treasurer... Dr. Paul Chafetz

Tessa Bache-Wiig, Darryl Galen, Darren Gardner, Braden Howell, Cynthia Oliver, Ron Schulz

Congratulations to those who have been elected.

Thank you to all who agreed to be nominated to serve!


Next B2B Meeting!

It was a great B2B meeting today!  The next meeting will be July 10th from 12-1 at Preferred Business Solutions!  Join us!


Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions, introduced our visitor:

• Justin Ryan with Johnson Controls, justin.tp.ryan@jci.com


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 at 12508 Renoir, Dallas.  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!  Watch for the new DEA hat!  Available at the tournament for $20!

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

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

• Free teeth cleaning appointment donated by Dr. Janell Kenny

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Remember the DEA Gift Certificate?

The DEA gift certificate is a great way to encourage business among DEA members!  DEA gift certificates can be purchased from the DEA and then given as prizes, drawings, or "Thank you's"!  The certificate is to be used like cash for the purchase of products and/or services from any DEA member firm.  

Should you receive a gift certificate from someone else for the purchase of your products or services, please sign for receipt of the gift certificate at the bottom and send it to the DEA office.  A check will then be issued to you in the amount of the certificate.


Board Report

Edgar Esparza, A-Star Heating & Air, presented the Board report for June 5th, indicating there was a total of 43 present with 5 guests, recording:

• 32 “A” leads

• 36 “B” leads

• 37 “C” leads

• 8 One-on-One’s 

• 31 Leads Received

• $27,511 results

• $24,293 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was Take Time to Travel.  The Big Spender was TEKSInc..  Big "A" Lead Giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny.  Big "B" Lead Giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny.  Big "C" Lead Givers:  CopyNet Digital Imaging SolutionsSewell Cadillac, Dr. Janell Kenny, Keller Williams Residential, Moore Insurance, A-Star PlumbingComplete Mailing Partners.



The $44.00 raffle drawing was won by Maude Cejudo, Maude Cejudo, Inc!


• June 12 - June 18, Booksigning at Sewell Cadillac

• June 18, Book Club, 6:30pm

• June 19, Atomic Design and Consulting

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

• June 26, No morning meeting

• June 26, Golf Tournament, Cowboy's Golf Club

• June 28, Happy Hour! 4-7pm

• July 3, No morning meeting, 4th of July Holiday

• July 10, Maude Cejudo, Inc.

• July 11, Board Meeting, 5:30pm


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

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018