March 12, 2019


Today our presentation involved table discussion on Best Business Tips!  Our specific topics were:  "Best tip for gaining a referral source" and "Best tip for converting a lead into a sale."

There was lively discussion at all of the tables and our time got away from us!  Next time we have table talk, we will try to share some of the top ideas from each table!

DEA Meeting: Innovative Roofing

Next Week: Innovative Roofing

Join us as Ken Teagle with Innovative Roofing will be giving the presentation!

Innovative Roofing Open House/ Booksigning

Join us for a great Open House/ Booksigning with Innovative Roofing!  The party will be at Ken Teagle's house at 7230 Midbury Dr., Dallas, conveniently located just southwest of 635 and 75!  There will be great BBQ, wine and beer!  The party will begin at 5pm and go until 8 or until Uber comes!    Read More....


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,653 of the DEA, celebrating 84 years!

Results reported to date for 2019 are $185,360 and Money Spent is $169,418!

Thanks to Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, for a great presentation and open house!

Thanks also to A-Star for purchasing the DEA's desk and conference room table!


30-Second Commercials!

Tom Bailey, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA, knows someone looking for work:  an admin assistant-type with 10-years with their last company; has been working for CPA-type firms and has worked in some big companies.  Their division is suddenly moving to NY.  They are very intelligent!

Ken Ward, Schooley Mitchell: Public and private schools with over 30% under the poverty level qualify for a reduction in telecom costs!  Let Ken know if you know a private school president or public school ISD superintendent or CFO.

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils and Vinegars: we are having our 1st Annual Infused Recipe Contest on June 9th in our new location!  Go to our website for the online application.  The recipes just need to contain one or more infused oils or vinegars.  


Congratulations to the winners from our February competition to generate more energy with 1-on-1's, referrals, and guests!  The winning Table was:

Table 4:  Dr. Paul Chafetz, Chris Clausen (CNC Home Care), Brian Eltis (Complete Supply), Dr. Janell Kenny, Ken Ward (Schooley Mitchell), and Bobby Cave (Take Time to Travel).

Thanks to everyone for participating and having fun through the month!


Welcome to our newest associates from

CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions:

Gary Osborne and Katelyn Finch


Done Deals

"Done Deals" are more than a "Thank you".  It gives you the opportunity to give the back-story and tell how the business came about!  If you would like to share a "Done Deal", let Dianna know!



Jack van Wunnik, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA, had surgery today!

Get well quickly, Jack!


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

• Tom Seath with Visual Dynamics,, guest of Mariann Montgomery

• Brad Johnson with North Dallas Landscaping,, guest of Michelle Spangler

• Gary Osborne with CopyNet,, guest of Brad Swann

• Katelyn Finch with CopyNet,, guest of Brad Swann


Happy Birthday to

Kathryn Biggers, Alamo Title,

on March 15th!


Golf Tournament: May 15th!

Sign Up Today!

at Cowboy's Golf Club

1:30 Shot-gun Start

6:00 Dinner, Raffle & Awards

Golfers: $150 (registered before 4/15); $160 (registered on/after 4/15) - includes lunch & dinner

Foursome: $575 (registered before 4/15); $600 (registered on/after 4/15) - includes lunch & dinner

Hole Sponsor – $150.00; Lunch only – $37.50; Dinner only – $37.50; Lunch & Dinner – $65.00

Yes, it is a Wednesday!  Get your foursome's lined up and sign up today!  Start planning donations for raffle items! 


New Executive Director!

Our new Executive Director is Trisha Ritchey!  Dianna is stepping down from her position to address family needs.  Trisha is finishing at her current position and will join us at our next meeting, so you can meet her then! 


Don't Miss the Next Book Club!

Yes, the books are interesting, but the discussion at the Book Club is the best part!  Even if you don't finish the book, join us for lively conversation on April 8th!  We will meet at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home (12508 Renoir Ln, Dallas).  We are having a great time!  Don't miss out!

Our next book is: The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan.  The book is a fascinating historical review and a positive book.


Board Report

Jeremy Bermender, Atomic Design & Consulting, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 38 present with 3 guests.  17 one-on-one's were reported.  Our website had 131 users, 116 new users, and 146 sessions.  Members reported giving a total of 30 A leads, 22 B leads, 37 C leads and receiving 20 leads.

Members reported receiving $13,104 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was CNC Home Care.  Members reported spending $30,398 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 Dr. Janell Kenny.



The $30.00 raffle drawing was won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance!


• March 19, Innovative Roofing

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

• March 26, Supreme Lending

• April 2, Teks Inc./Simpatico

• April 3, Board meeting

• April 4, Teks Inc./Simpatico Open House


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

Celebrating Our 84th Anniversary 1935 - 2019