January 8, 2019


David Smith shared today about some ways Frost Bank can help your business!

Over the last  10  years, our national economy has shown extensive growth.   But Texas and particularly DFW have grown at rates better than just about anywhere else you can name.  That is a testament to all the hard work you guys have put into your businesses;  keeping them going and figuring out ways to make them prosper.

David thinks it’s a good idea for every business owner to review their company each year to make sure they have what they need and that they know where they are going.  And by this he means for you to review your insurance, review your staff, review your overall operation, review your marketing plan and review your financial reporting system.  Make sure your ship is in order.  Make necessary changes.  And don’t be bashful about planning for the future.  If your review reveals that it is time to replace or add some equipment, Frost might be able to help.  Terms are typically set for 3 to 5 years with a 20% down payment.  And rates are running in the 6% range.   Frost also offers leasing deals for larger equipment or groups of equipment costing $50,000 or more where you don’t have to make any down payment, you get to expense the depreciation and you get to buy the equipment at the end of the lease for residual value.  The terms on leases can run up to 7 years.

So, equipment financing and equipment leasing are 2 tools that can help you move forward in 2019.  But they are just a couple of the many services Frost has to offer.  They can also handle...

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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 gives the presentation!


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,644 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $1,088,215 and Money Spent is $764,530!

Thanks to Ben Dalton, Keller Williams Commercial, for a great presentation!


Good News Stories!

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, survived the holiday shopping season!  Their Q4 was equal to their Q1 + Q2 + Q3!


30-Second Commercials!

Erika Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, we are having our Annual Winter White Sale!  It is the best sale of the year with 35% off our regular prices!  If you donate 10 or more canned food items, you will receive an additional 5% off!  Join in and help fill up the food pantries!

Darren Gardner, TEKS Inc., we have many new services we are offering:  network cabling, surveillance, security access control, cyber security, fire/burglar alarms and more!  Big news coming up next week!

Ben Dalton, Keller Williams Commercial, might have some very big news next week!


Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, reminded us all to invite a guest next week!


Congratulations to those celebrating their DEA Anniversary in January:

• Complete Mailing Partners – 12 years!

• Halo Branded Solutions – 3 years!


Membership Proposal

The following firm has been approved for publication by the Board of Directors.  If you have an objection to this firm it must be submitted in writing to the DEA office no later than January 21, 2019.

Visual Dynamics Sign & Image Solutions, LLC

Tom Seath

14580 E Beltwood Parkway, Suite 106, Dallas, TX  75244
Classification:  Sign & Graphics
Sponsor: Mariann Montgomery


An Extra Week to Catch up!

You have an extra week to read  our book!  We will meet at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home on January 21st.  We are having a great time!  Join us!

Our book is Not In God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.  Available in paperback for $6.91.  A great deal and a very timely topic!


The B2B Group's next meeting will be

February 14th!


Get on the Calendar!

We are scheduling presentations for 2019!  Our first open date is March 12th!  Grab your preferred date before someone else does!


Board Report

Jeremy Bermender, Atomic Design and Consulting, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 31 present with 1 guest.  6 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 20 A leads, 22 B leads, 29 C leads and receiving 17 leads.

Members reported receiving $11,587 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was CNC Home Care.  Members reported spending $11,540 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.



Ben Dalton, Keller Williams Commercial, held a drawing for those who sent him a qualifying email! Congratulations to:  (1) Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions, who won a $50 gift card and (2) Dr. Paul Chafetz, who won a $25 gift card.

The $25.00 raffle drawing was won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance!


• January 9, Board meeting, 5:30pm

• January 15, Atomic Design & Consulting

• January 21, Book Club, 6:30pm

• January 22, Schooley Mitchell

• January 29, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

• January 31, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions Open House/Booksigning


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

Celebrating Our 84th Anniversary 1935 - 2019