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June 20, 2017

Program Notes:

Guest speaker, Bob Josh, lead us in a discussion concerning conflict resolution. Our conflict resolution behavior is measured between 2 dimensions: assertiveness and cooperativeness. These 2 dimensions of behavior are used to define 5 specific methods of dealing with conflicts. Using results from self-assessments, Bob helped us determine which of the 5 conflict handling modes was predominant in our individual behavior. In an attempt to be accommodating, thereby avoiding competing, with the desire to be compromising, always enjoy collaborating when dealing with conflict resolution..

June 13, 2017

Program Notes:

As a mortgage lender, Herb Ziev knows what it takes to have good v. bad credit. He often has to advise his clients on how to increase their credit score. To have good credit you have to have credit and the main factor in evaluating credit is revolving credit. To increase a credit score when you have no revolving credit: (1) go get a credit card, (2) make timely payments, and (3) only use 30% of the available credit. Seventy-nine percent of all credit reports have an error, so checking your report yearly (you are entitled to a free report each year) is critical. Give yourself credit and follow Herb’s suggestions.


May 23, 2017

Program Notes:

"The purpose of life is to listen—to yourself, to your neighbor, to your world and to God, and when the time comes, to respond in as helpful a way as you can find … from within and without." Fred Rogers

Guest presenter, Karen Washington, lead us through a listening exercise that encouraged the development of better listening skills. We are constantly involved in interpersonal relationships and proper listening techniques can enhance those relationships. Listening involves paying attention and verbal/nonverbal responses. A good listener should be hesitant to interrupt and be tolerant of silence. Good listening is a skill and like any skill requires practice. So, listen up!


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Dallas Business Assocation (DBA)




Established in 1973, the DBA is Dallas’ prestigious business networking association, representing outstanding business organizations.

Our longevity is attributed to the professionalism of our members and their commitment to each other.  DBA’s value is evidenced by the fact that many of our members have been faithfully attending for in excess of 15 years.  Building relationships and assisting others in growing their businesses is the key to our continuing success.

Learn more about our objectives, get to know our highly respected members, and tap into our dynamic business resource.  Please visit our Membership section for additional information.



This Tuesday's Program (06/27/2017) — Conflict Resolution [Part 2]
THIS TUESDAY’S SPEAKER: Bob Josh & Karen Washington

Congratulations to our new Board Officers and Committee Chairs
[July — December 2017]
President: Elaine Kollaja.
Vice President: Bruce Washington.
Secretary/Treasurer: Jim Poluikis.
Membership Chair: Dr. Karen Allen.
Social Chair: Kelly Brookbank.
Leads/Attendance Chair: Steve Meleleu.
Immediate Past President/Orientation: Robin Hamm.



Meeting Information

The Dallas Business Association meets every Tuesday (except for holiday weeks).  Meetings start with networking and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. This is followed by a program beginning at 7:45 a.m.  The program is usually presented by a member, however, on occassion, a guest speaker that provides relevant and useful information to our members presents the program.  We adjourn promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Learn more about our objectives.  Get to know our highly respected members, and tap into our dynamic business resource.  For additional information, call (972) 774-9000 or email our Executive Director, Guy Smith at:


 Each week DBA members voluntarily report the number of leads that they have received from other members and the number of leads given to fellow members.  Additionally, DBA members voluntarily report the dollar amount of business given and received between members.

June 20, 2017 LEADS:
5 leads given. 7 leads received.
$6,000 in business given and $38,615 in business received..



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