January 15, 2019

DEA Meeting: Atomic Design and Consulting

Atomic Design and Consulting

Darren Gardner introduced Jeremy Bermender, the Vice President of Atomic Design and Consulting.  Jeremy has lots of certifications with Google, Hubspot and many others!  He has a degree in Criminal Justice!

Atomic Design and Consulting is a full-service Digital Marketing Agency and has now switched from the SEO category to the Website category in the DEA!  About Atomic:  "We are innovators with the good sense to believe in what we've built.  We've done our damndest to build a one of a kind agency - stacking it to the rafters with talented people and partners that share our passion to work and play hard."

Websites are primarily consumed on mobile devices and should be designed for that.  Most companies start creating a better website because either their website doesn't represent their company anymore or their website is awful and their competitors are taking advantage if it.

Design Matters!

Jeremy showed us some good and bad websites.  You want to make it easy and abundantly clear how to get the information wanted.  A good website is clean with easy navigation and most of the information "above the fold" or before you have to scroll.

Is your website helping or hurting?  If it is too slow or difficult, people are leaving your site and going to your competitor!

Google is used in 90% of user searches.  There are so many things that make Google love your website.  Jeremy distilled it down to "EAT":  Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthy.  Content should be your focus; the way you are drawing people in and engaging them to buy whatever it is that you do.  "Content is King but the user is Queen."  Does the user stay on your page?  Are they engaging?  The market is never wrong!  We should speak to the user in a way that they want to hear, in a way that makes sense to them.

How to use your website to DRIVE MORE SALES!

Information and marketing power is on the buyer's side now with online resources offering so much content without talking to anyone.  The old methodology of viewing marketing as a funnel which would narrow to sales and finally customers doesn't work anymore.  Now the focus of marketing is.... 

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DEA Meeting: Schooley Mitchell

Next Week:

Schooley Mitchell

Join us as Ken Ward with Schooley Mitchell gives the presentation!


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,645 of the DEA, celebrating 84 years!

Final Results reported for 2018 were $1,099,802 and Money Spent was $776,070!

Thanks to David Smith, Frost Bank, for a great presentation and gifts last week!


Good News Stories!

Darren Gardner, TEKS Inc., we have merged with Simpatico systems out of Lubbock!  Not only will this be a large increase in business but also in the services we offer! 

Chris Claussen, CNC Home Care, my daughter graduated summa cum laude and has a job!


30-Second Commercials!

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  In 2018, I was booked for 27 speeches.  In 2019, I'm booked for 2.  So, I'm available and will try to not be too shy!  I also evaluate testamentary capacity for people doing wills where capacity might be in question, so be sure to keep me in mind if there is a need.

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, we are having a "Let's Make Pasta!" class the evening of January 31st!  Join us to make and eat some great food!  Also, we are having a wine tasting on Valentine's evening (February 14th, if you're not sure).


Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, introduced our guests today:

• Jackie Bese with Atomic Design & Consulting, Jackie@AtomicDC.com, guest of Jeremy Bermender

• Logan McLean with Simpatico systems, Logan.McLean@simpat.co, guest of Darren Gardner

• Tag Davis with Simpatico Systems, Tag.Davis@Simpat.co, guest of Darren Gardner


 Welcome to our newest member!


Bottom Dogs, LLC,

Christian White


The category of Business Coaching is now open, vacated by Peopleistic.

If you know someone in this category, invite them to visit the DEA!


Second Week 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


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 28, 2019.

VIG Moving and Logistics

Bab Adetiba

8307 Brigalow Street, Arlington, TX  76002
Classification:  Residential Moving
Sponsor: Ron Schulz


Quarterly Report

Darren Gardner, Teks Inc. shared the results from the Quarterly Report for the past quarter:

Congratulations to those with 100% attendance at meetings:

• Alamo Title

• Frost Bank

• Julie Grant Interiors

• Moore Insurance Agency

• New York Life

• Safe Haven Pest Control

• Teks Inc.

Congratulations to those with 100% attendance at Booksignings:

• Cornerstone Chem-Dry

Congratulations to those with 100% attendance at meetings & Booksignings:

• Complete Mailing Partners

• Infused Oils and Vinegars


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, noon to 1pm at

Atomic Design and Consulting!


Get on the Calendar!

We are scheduling presentations for 2019!  Our first open date is April 16th!  Grab your preferred date before someone else does!


Board Report

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 36 present with no guests.  5 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 37 A leads, 35 B leads, 32 C leads and receiving 35 leads.

Members reported receiving $18,827 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was Dr. Janell Kenny.  Members reported spending $64,238 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was TEKS Inc.

The Big "A" Lead giver was Dr. Janell Kenny.  The Big "B" Lead giver was Dr. Janell Kenny.  The Big "C" Lead givers were Dr. Janell Kenny, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, A-Star Plumbing and Moore Insurance Agency.  



The $20.00 raffle drawing was won by Barbara Scribner, Keller Williams Residential!


• January 21, Book Club, 6:30pm

• January 22, Schooley Mitchell

• January 29, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

• January 30, Past President's lunch, 11-12:30

• January 31, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions Open House/Booksigning, 11-1


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

Celebrating Our 84th Anniversary 1935 - 2019