February 12, 2019


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DEA Meeting: Remarkable Painting

Steve Wilson introduced Mark Kinser as a friend and business-partner.  They met 20 years ago at Mark's brother's car place near Steve's business.  When 9/11 occurred, the phones stopped ringing and they all spent the week in the streets talking about what was going on.  Mark had needed a new heating system and since no one was doing any business, he decided it was a good time to get the system.  Later, when Mark starting Remarkable Painting, Steve invited him to the DEA!  Now they do business together almost on a weekly basis!

Mark shared several ReMarkable-isms, to philosophically share about his business:

• the responsibility for not offending someone rests on the communicator

• how you are and how you do what you do makes what you do succeed

• every individual has a "purpose" in life until they alone choose not to

• wisdom is the proper application of knowledge

• when you start believing the lies of others, you start living the lies of others

Mark shared about their staff, which is what makes their organization successful.  Brady will be back with us in a couple of months.  Karmen was with us today, and she is in charge of special programs and runs the “Seeds of Greatness” intern program.  Mark believes there is no bad employee, just people who have been put in a situation where they cannot succeed.

Mark shared with us some beautiful pictures of work they have done, with the "before" pictures for comparison.  They do small jobs up to gigantic jobs; no challenge is too big!  They do most general repairs, both inside and out.  Mark helps with color consultations.  He will not let you have a train wreck in your home; he will guide you in another direction!

“VALUE is when the quality of service & experience received is greater than the price paid.”

Mark thanked DEA Members who have either referred Mark to their clients or who have been Mark’s clients.  He listed 21 current DEA members he has worked with over the last 2 years!

“A” Leads: anyone living in a house; “B” Leads: your homes; “C” Leads: repeat clients.

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DEA Meeting: Audio Video Innovations

Next Week: Audio Video Innovations

Join us next week as Keith Brown with Audio Video Innovations will be giving the presentation!


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,649 of the DEA, celebrating 84 years!

Results reported to date for 2019 are $123,422 and Money Spent is $108,715!

Thanks to Brad Swann, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions, for a great presentation and open house last week!


Good News Stories!

Erika Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, will be going to her son's awards banquet at Georgetown!  He is on the Dean's list, again! 

Chris Clausen, CNC Home Care, we have been appointed to do all of the Guardianships for all of Dallas County!

Brad Swann, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions, we are now $2,000/month richer; we paid off our house!


30-Second Commercials!

Ken Ward, Schooley Mitchell, if you have a fleet with electronic logging devices, we can optimize them and help reduce the cost of maintenance!


It's A Done Deal!

This is a new opportunity for members to share more information about a deal that was completed between members or due to a referral from a member.  It gives you the chance to share more about how it came about and how the deal happened!  Let us know if you would like to share about a "Done Deal" in an upcoming meeting!

This week, Michelle Spangler (Infused Oils & Vinegars) and Ben Dalton (Keller Williams Commercial) shared that Ben recently helped Michelle get the new spot for her store!  They met at the DEA, but realized they actually used to go to the same church!  Michelle said, "you start asking questions and realize how little you know!"  She is getting the new keys today and is very excited!  They hope to open around the first of May and will be in the SW corner of LBJ and Preston, by Penzy's spices!


Erika Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, introduced our guests today:

• Felicia Johnson with The Gatson Group, LLC, Felicia@gatsongroup.com, guest of Jennifer Blakeney

• Steve Longo with Next Step Coaching, Steve@nextstepc2c.com, guest of Michael Bosco


Welcome to Brennan Fontana, our new Associate Member from Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management!


Happy Birthday to:

• Brennan Fontana (Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Mgt):  January 27th 

• John Anderson (Honorary Life Member):  February 16th


Remember, our "friendly" competition continues all month!  Prizes will be awarded for the table with the most points by the end of February!

Tables received 1 point for each unique answer during the game.  Tables will receive 10 points for each 1-on-1 every week (tip:  have a 1-on-1 with a table mate and your table will get 20 points!).  The DEA invitation cards were handed out (let us know if you need more!) and your table will get 5 points for each invitation you extend to a prospective member.  Tables will get 25 points for each guest who attends!


The Golf Tournament is May 15th!

Yes, it is a Wednesday!  Save the date on your calendar for the 1:30 shot-gun start!  Get your foursome's lined up and start planning donations for raffle items! 


The DEA is Interviewing!

We are looking for a new Executive Director!  Dianna is stepping down from her position to address family needs.  If you know of someone who might be interested in the position, let us know.  We are currently interviewing! 


Don't Miss This Book!

There is still time to join in for our next book!  As Dr. Paul says, join us as we "march forth" into greater awareness of China!  We will meet at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home (12508 Renoir Ln, Dallas) on March 4th!  We are having a great time!  Don't miss out!

Our book is The Third Revolution:  Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State by Elizabeth C. Economy.


The B2B Group's next meeting will be

February 14th, noon to 1pm at

Atomic Design and Consulting!


Board Report

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils & Vinegars, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 32 present with 2 guests.  10 one-on-one's were reported.  Our website had 124 users, 104 new users, and 146 sessions.  Members reported giving a total of 30 A leads, 22 B leads, 21 C leads and receiving 23 leads.

Members reported receiving $12,884 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was Supreme Lending.  Members reported spending $16,375 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Teks Inc./Simpatico.

The Big "A" Lead giver was Schooley Mitchell.  The Big "B" Lead giver was Biggers Law Firm.  The Big "C" Lead givers were CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions, Biggers Law Firm, Moore Insurance Agency.



The $55.00 raffle drawing was won by Brad Swann, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions!


• February 14, B2B Group, Atomic Design & Consulting, noon - 1

• February 19, Audio Video Innovations

• February 26, Guest speaker, Matt Shaffer

• March 4, Book Club, 6:30pm

• March 5, Halo Branded Solutions

• March 6, Board meeting

• March 12, Bottom Dogs

• March 14, B2B group, noon

• March 19, Innovative Roofing

• March, 21, Innovative Roofing Open House


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