June 19, 2018

DEA Meeting: Atomic Design and Consulting

Atomic Design and Consulting

Jeremy Bermender with Atomic Design and Consulting introduced his wife, Candace, and Jackie Bese, the owner of Atomic DC, who were visiting with us!  At their Booksigning Thursday (11am-1pm), they will have a drawing for a free SEO audit, valued at $700-$1000!

Some awesome stats about Jeremy:  he graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice from CSU Chico, used to live 5 minutes from Disneyland, married Candace in 2015, once carried an entire sofa on his back ("I don't mind doing heavy lifting!"), plays the guitar, owns power tools, hates hiking, and his favorite movie is Top Gun!  Jeremy came into the marketing industry through design and website development.

Atomic Design and Consulting comes alongside other companies to make them more successful.  With powerful digital marketing, they create powerful ideas, results and relationships.  Atomic DC has been in digital marketing for over 15 years.  Atomic Design and Consulting is an industry leader in SEO business for local and national markets.  There was $65 billion spent on SEO in 2017!  That is what businesses are spending to be found organically.

Jeremy shared some case studies of their SEO clients.  Ground Smart Rubber Mulch had a problem with their traffic.  It was good, but they needed to take it to the next level.  In 3 months, Atomic DC got them 30% more traffic to their website, increased brand awareness and 33% more online sales.  This is possible!  SEO works!  Vince Hagan is....

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DEA Meeting: Atomic Design and Consulting

Atomic Design & Consulting Open House

Be sure to come to Atomic Design and Consulting's Open House and Booksigning on June 21st from 11:00am - 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!


Next DEA Meeting: Maude Cejudo Physical Therapy

We will miss a few meetings with the golf tournament and the 4th of July, but we will look forward to seeing you back on July 10th when Maude Cejudo with Maude Cejudo Physical Therapy will be giving the presentation!


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,622 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $541,368 and Money Spent is $331,417!

Thanks to Rich Parker, Sewell Cadillac, for a great presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions:  learned how to drive a new, big mower and mowed 3 acres this weekend!  She also found lots of chiggers!

Darryl Galen, d.galen graphics:  his daughter has decided to go to SMU and will be starting this fall as a 2nd semester Freshman.  They are excited to be keeping her in Dallas!


30-Second Commercials!

Braden Howell, New York Life:  this is the last 2 weeks of New York Life's fiscal year and life insurance is on sale!  Yes, miracles are happening...call Braden!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows, chinch bugs are exploding in this dry weather!  They attack dry lawns and can kill a yard in weeks.  If you see brown patches that seem to spread, treat them quickly!



Jim Chandler

for 25 years in the DEA!

Mark Kinser, Remarkable Painting, presented a special plaque to Jim Chandler in recognition of his 25 years of outstanding leadership as member and Past President from June 1993 thru June 2018!

Happy Hour!

Come join us for a happy hour, honoring Jim Chandler's 25 years with the DEA!  It will be at Tony's Kitchen Cafe from 4-7 on June 28th at 17370 Preston Rd #415, Dallas, TX 75252!

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 Happy Birthday to:

June 20th - Alex Esparza, A-Star Heating & Air
June 21st - Mike Moore, Moore Insurance Agency
June 24th - Mariann Montgomery, Murphy Business & Financial
June 25th - Joe Buck Park, Honorary Life Member
July 2nd - Kirk Riddick, Sewell Infiniti
July 4th - Rob Eads, Call-Hold Marketing!
July 8th - Michael Bosco, Safe Haven Pest Control
July 9th - Kevin Taylor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management


Next B2B Meeting!

The next meeting will be July 10th from 12-1 at Preferred Business Solutions!  Join us!


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our visitors:

• Jackie Bese with Atomic Design and Consulting, Jackie@AtomicDC.com

• Candace Bermender, guest of Jeremy Bermender with Atomic Design and Consulting

• Bronson Marshall with Tribute Printing, bronsonmarshall@gmail.com

July Book Club: Blue Ocean Strategy

July Book Club: Blue Ocean Strategy

You are welcome at the DEA Book Club!  We are having a great time reading some great books and having some lively discussion!  Our next book is Blue Ocean Strategy How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant.  We will meet to discuss the book on July 16th at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.

DEA Golf Outing

Golf Outing!

Lunch starts at 11:30am with the shot-gun start at 1:30pm!  We have room for 2 more golfers; call or email Jennifer if you know someone who can play.

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!  Watch for the new DEA hat!  Available at the tournament for $20!  Reserve your hat today!

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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The DEA office will be closed...

From June 29 - July 8th, Dianna will be out of town and the DEA office will be closed!  If you need something during that time, contact Mariann Montgomery, Murphy Business & Financial.


Board Report

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, presented the Board report for June 12th, indicating there was a total of 40 present with 1 guest, recording:

• 29 “A” leads

• 31 “B” leads

• 37 “C” leads

• 12 One-on-One’s 

• 29 Leads Received

• $29,684 results

• $31,575 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was A-Star Heating & Air.  The Big Spenders were Biggers Law Firm, Moore Insurance.  Big "A" Lead Giver:  CNC Home Care.  Big "B" Lead Giver:  Guaranteed Express Courier Service.  Big "C" Lead Givers:  Keller Williams ResidentialDr. Janell Kenny, CopyNet Digital Imaging SolutionsSewell Cadillac, Moore Insurance.



Rich Parker, Sewell Cadillac, held a drawing from those who attended his booksigning last week.  The winners were:  1) John Anderson, Complete Mailing Partners, an Escallade for a weekend; 2) Ted Biggers, Biggers Law Firm, a $50 DEA gift certificate; 3) Ron Schulz, Supreme Lending, an autographed copy of Carl Sewell's book!

The $40.00 raffle drawing was won by Jim Chandler, Remarkable Painting!  This is so appropriate as Jim wraps up his time in the DEA:  Jim introduced the raffle drawing and to date, it has brought in $26,866 for the DEA!


• June 21, Atomic Design and Consulting booksigning, 11:00-1pm

• June 26, No morning meeting

• June 26, Golf Tournament, Cowboy's Golf Club, 11:30am

• June 28, Happy Hour! 4-7pm

• July 3, No morning meeting, Happy 4th of July!

• July 10, Maude Cejudo, Inc.

• July 11, Board Meeting, 5:30pm

• July 17, Safe Haven Pest Control


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Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018