September 18, 2018

DEA Meeting: Preferred Business Solutions

Darren Gardner, TEKS Inc., has known Cynthia Oliver for over 4 years.  Cynthia is a super nice person; probably because she is from west Texas!  West Texas people are good people!  You can tell that she takes care of her customers and that she cares and will do what she says she will do!

Cynthia shared a picture of her great-great grandparents!  She has a wall at her home with lots of original photos of family; one of her hobbies.  When not at work, Cynthia and her partner, Carol, love to be outside hiking, playing tennis, or anything active!  She also has a beautiful, mini Australian Shepherd named Brew.

Client Requests are what it is all about.  Clients want their furnishings to be congruent with their image and culture.  For example, legal offices typically want furniture that is traditional, strong and bold.  Clients also want enhanced communication (walls are coming down), collaboration, open work-spaces, comfortable (whatever that means to them), and lighting.  The results are Productivity and Retention, which leads to Profit + Profit!  The recurring theme, and where our conversations usually start:  space planning!

PBS's forte is space planning and filling the place with furniture and tools that the client needs.  They work with many areas including lobby/reception, seating, executive offices, conference rooms, workstations, breakrooms, filing, and training rooms.  They start with CAD drawings and then interview to find out needs and tasks and then layout the space.

Cynthia shared a video that showed a wide variety of workstations and configurations.  She also shared one CAD drawing of the space plan for an entire floor!

Preferred Business Solutions differentiators:   single-source vendor, PBS Furniture team and manufacturer Rep Support (SME), custom, local showrooms, project management, installation team, and the recurring theme:  space planning!

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Preferred Business Solutions Open House/ Booksigning!

Preferred Business Solutions Open House/ Booksigning!

Join us Thursday, September 20th from 11am-1pm at Global Southwest showroom for Preferred Business Solutions Open House/ Booksigning!  They are located at 2025 W. Beltline Rd., #100, Carrollton, 75006.  This will be a great opportunity for more informal networking, lunch, and learning more about some of the great products and services Preferred Business Solutions offers!

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DEA Meeting: Infused Oils and Vinegars

President Jennifer Blakeney welcomed everyone to meeting #4,632 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $693,743 and Money Spent is $533,943!

Thanks to Gary de Rodriguez with Peopleistic, for a great presentation last week!  We are looking forward to the next installment on October 30th!


Good News Stories!

Dr. Paul Chafetz, is going to raffle off 2 gift certificates for Infused Oils & Vinegars at the end of the program, so be sure to purchase more raffle tickets!

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, Aimee accepted a new job yesterday and they are excited!


30-Second Commercials!

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutionsnow is the time to get the ball rolling to take care of your clients for Christmas!  Lead times are getting longer from manufacturers!


Tessa Bache-Wiig, Alamo Title, introduced our guests today:

• Jim Kordoban with On Point Power,, guest of Mike Moore

• Andrew Simmons with The Provision House,, guest of Michelle Spangler



Happy birthday to:

David Smith, Frost Bank, on the 22nd


B2B Group

The B2B Group's next meeting will be October 9th, from noon - 1pm at CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions at 2805 E. Plano Pkwy, #100, Plano, 75074.


Save the Date:  November 8th!

We are going to have a Dance Social!  There will be dance instructors, snacks, and a lot of fun!  We will have an hour of instruction in East-Coast Swing, with an hour of open dancing!  

Even if you don't know your right foot from your left, you will learn a lot and have a great time!

We will be at the beautiful Belmont Village (3535 N. Hall St) from 6-8:30pm!


You know you want to...

We are having a great time reading and discussing a wide variety of books!  Our December 10th book will be The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything by Paul Vigna.  

We will meet at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.  We are having a great time!  Even if you don't get to finish the book, come and join the discussion!


The following categories are now open.  If you know of someone in these categories that might be interested in the DEA, invite them!

Social Media Marketing, vacated by anti-social MEDIA

Lumber & Building Materials, vacated by Craddock Lumber


Board Report

Dr. Paul Chafetz presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 41 present with 1 guest.  10 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 32 A leads, 35 B leads, 35 C leads and receiving 24 leads.

Members reported receiving $18,425 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was A-Star Plumbing.  Members reported spending $21,693 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was TEKS Inc.

The Big "A" Lead Giver:  CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

The Big "B" Lead Giver: Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management



Dr. Paul's raffle for gift certificates to Infused Oils and Vinegars were won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance and Scott Scribner, Keller Williams Residential.

The $45.00 raffle drawing was won by Dr. Paul Chafetz!


• September 20, Preferred Business Solutions Open House/ Booksigning

• September 25, Infused Oils and Vinegars

• September 27, Infused Oils and Vinegars Open House/ Booksigning

• October 2, Guest speaker, George Hendley

• October 9, Your Web Guys

• October 9, B2B group at CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

• October 11, Your Web Guys Open House/ Booksigning


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

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018