February 19, 2019


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DEA Meeting: Audio Video Innovations

Michael Bosco introduced Keith Brown with Audio Video Innovations.  Keith is a great friend and Audio Video Innovations does amazing work!

Keith's daughter is Harper Kate and his wife is Heather.  Keith is the Manager of Business Development & Marketing at Audio Video Innovations.  Keith would love to work with any of us directly, but the people he does most of his business with are architects, remodelers, custom home builders, landscape designers, and interior designers.  When you hear those words, think of Keith!

Today, every home is a smarthome!  Audio Video Innovations is a full-service technology company, which means they do everything low voltage.  He tells his clients that if it plugs in and it doesn't make toast, they probably work with it.  They do very high-end systems, but also much simpler solutions.  Audio Video Innovations uses products that work together well for a great customer experience!  They specialize in custom full-home solutions that are: reliable, intuitive, and attractive!  They want to be:  "the best at things that matter most!"

In an ideal world, every house has one app, one interface, that controls the whole house.  The point is to give you a lot of controls that work together so the things you are already doing in your home do a lot more for you.  The One App Home provides scenes, which are actions that you want to take place together.  Everyone has scenes in their daily lives, such as getting up in the morning, when you want certain lights turned on, blinds opened, and perhaps music or coffee started.

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Next Meeting:

"The 5 Pillars of Creating Extraordinary Results!"

Presented by guest Speaker, Matt Shaffer with Habitude Warrior International!


Next Tuesday is your last chance to score points to win!  Our "friendly" competition ends after Table sheets are tallied next week!  Prizes will be awarded on March 5th for the table with the most points!

Remember to invite people, bring guests, have 1-on-1's (it doesn't have to be with the person whose name you drew!)

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!


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,650 of the DEA, celebrating 84 years!

Results reported to date for 2019 are $136,306 and Money Spent is $125,090!

Thanks to Mark Kinser, Remarkable Painting, for a remarkable presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

Ron Schulz, Supreme Lending, we did $5 million in volume in January! 

Darryl Galen, d. galen Graphics, my daughter was on the Honor Roll her 1st semester at SMU!


30-Second Commercials!

Dr. Paul Chafetz, my monthly support group will be tonight for February and the emphasis will not just be on CODOP, but "Investing in Your Psychological Legacy:  Your Family Tree".  Join us!  We meet at Unity Church each month!

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, I will be giving the presentation March 5th and will be having an open house at the Halo office (12801 North Stemmons, Suite 807, Dallas, 75234) on Friday, March 8th from 4-7!  Mark your calendars and plan to come!


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!

Dr. Paul Chafetz and Chris Clausen (CNC Home Care) have been friends and have worked together for years.  Dr. Paul shared that the rewards of being known, liked and trusted by someone like Chris are enormous!  For example, Chris was a guardian of a lady who was an only child of prosperous parents and had been exploited.  Chris referred her to Dr. Paul for supportive counseling.  She came to Dr. Paul twice a month for 7 years; you can do the math - that is quite a referral!


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

• Brad Johnson with North Dallas Landscaping, sales@northdallaslandscaping.com, guest of Michelle Spangler

• David Ringenberger with Protection Systems, davidr@iprotectionsystems.com, guest of Jeremy Bermender


Jack van Wunnik will be out for awhile!  He will have disc replacement surgery mid-March and then be out with rehab!

We are looking forward to having Jack back soon:

better and stronger!


Happy Birthday to

Andy Montgomery (Murphy Business Sales) on February 23rd


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! 


Thank you, again!!!

Thank you, MacGyver, er um, Darren Gardner with Teks Inc/Simpatico!!!  Several weeks already this year, Darren has helped diagnose and often solve some of the AV issues at the Club!  Today, he helped solve a jammed laptop disc drive...yes, with a paperclip!  So, thank you for the problem solving and for the Tip of the Day!


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

March 12th, noon to 1pm at

CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

or join us via video conferencing and save the drive!


Only 2 dates left before June!

April 23rd and May 7th are the only open program dates before June!  If you want to give your presentation before your summer vacation, grab one before they are gone!


Need an office desk? 

Or, a conference room table and chairs?

The desk and conference room table and chairs at the former DEA office space need a new home!  We need to get them out of that space (near LBJ and Hillcrest) before the end of April.  Please let us know if you are interested.  

The desk is a 72" desk, 42" bridge, 65" or 66" return and hutch with doors.  It includes 2 pedestals which are both box, box, file.  (Thank you Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions, for the correct terminology!)  They are a walnut laminate.  (Office chair not included.)  The conference room table is 14' x 4' and is in two, u-shaped pieces.


Board Report

Darren Gardner, Teks Inc./Simpatico, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 38 present with 3 guests.  14 one-on-one's were reported.  Our website had 123 users, 104 new users, and 139 sessions.  Members reported giving a total of 35 A leads, 31 B leads, 38 C leads and receiving 30 leads.

Members reported receiving $13,090 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was Dr. Janell Kenny.  Members reported spending $20,643 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Dr. Maude Cejudo.

The Big "A" Lead giver was Schooley Mitchell.  The Big "B" Lead giver was Dr. Janell Kenny.  The Big "C" Lead giver was CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions.



The $40.00 raffle drawing was won by Braden Howell, New York Life!


• February 26, Guest speaker, Matt Shaffer

• March 4, Book Club, 6:30pm

• March 5, Halo Branded Solutions

• March 6, Board meeting

• March 7, Halo Branded Solutions Open House, 4-7pm

• March 12, Bottom Dogs

• March 14, B2B group, noon

• March 19, Innovative Roofing

• March, 21, Innovative Roofing Open House, 5 - 8pm

• March 26, Supreme Lending


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