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TDB Happenings – Nov/Dec 2020

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TDB Happenings

Events

Donations for Operation of Humanity

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Donation boxes are located in the front lobby. Thank you!

Pantry Items Needed

– Canned fruit, meat, tuna, beans, corn, and veggies

– Boxed Mac & cheese, pasta, rice, grains, cereal, oatmeal

– Newspaper bags and plastic bags

Clothing Drive

– Women & Men: Shirts, pants, shorts, winter gear, new underwear, athletic and dress shoes, and white socks

– Children: Clothing of all types and sizes will be accepted


Virtual Meetups

Richardson

11/18Richardson Business Network

*Wednesday, November 18th @ 7:15am – 8:30am

12/3The IQ Brew – US Patent & Trademark Office

Thursday, December 3rd @ 9:00am

11/20Richardson/Plano Networkers

“Stay Connected and Thrive!”

*Friday, November 20th @ 11:30am – 1:00pm


Allen / McKinney

11/26Allen/McKinney Netweavers Meetup

*Thursday, November 26th @ 7:30am – 9:00am


Frisco

11/26Frisco’s Entrepreneurs Ideas & Success

*Thursday, November 26th @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm


* Indicates recurring meetups


What’s New?

Member Spotlight

Jenelle PendletonStoneEagle F&I

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Please tell us about yourself

My name is Janelle Pendleton and I’ve lived in Texas now over half my life. I am originally from Arkansas and still have family there. I live in Dallas with my husband of 14 years and our cat JuJu. I’m on the hunt for a dog so hopefully will be expanding the family soon. One of my greatest passions in life is singing. I have a BME with emphasis on voice and have sung in almost every choral group in Dallas as well as solo work around the area and in local theatre. I came to be at my company StoneEagle F&I Inc as a client in 1986 and then as an employee in 1989. We currently provide solutions for the retail automotive industry, but at the time I joined I was implementing and training clients on our Credit Life Insurance System of which I had been a user for 3 years.

Brief overview of your line of work

After being this long with the company and working at some time in every department over the years, it just became a natural fit for me to be in this role I am in now since it’s about understanding our business, culture and the family of employees we have here. I am the VP of People. HR is a difficult job and requires you to put on the company hat and the employee’s hat at the same time to help solve issues, create opportunities for employees and still protect the interests of the company. Balancing the two can be very tricky and challenging at times, but something I enjoy assisting with and participating in.

Why The Drawing Board?
We owned a building in Richardson for over 13 years, sold it, leased our space back from the new owners and our lease expired in March 2020. So when COVID hit and our teams were working remotely from home, we decided to put our office in storage since it was not being utilized realizing we were probably going to be in this state of remote work for quite some time. Not only has it been a cost savings to our company, but it’s still given us a place to come together in small groups if needed for a sense of community when the grind of zoom meetings can be exhausting. Our work culture is people centric and we actually like to be together. The Drawing Board is a great space for our size company and has worked out so well for our current needs as a company.

A quote that you love or live by
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” My motto in life is BE ADAPTABLE!


New Members & Birthdays

New Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new members!

Laila Dar – Dallas PR Gal

Email: laila@dallasprgal.com

Website: dallasprgal.com


Trent Roberts – Roberts & Willie, PLLC

Email: trenton@robertsandwillie.com

Website: robertsandwillie.com

If you would like to connect with fellow members, simply login to your TDB Satellite Deskworks account and begin your search! If you have questions on how to access this, please email us at info@thedrawingboarddfw.com


November Birthdays

– Dania Reyes

– Ly Tieu

– Jane McCoy

– Jeremy Prassl

– Huy Le

Happy Birthday!!!


Comments & Questions

If there’s anything that we can do to improve your stay here at TDB, please share. Simply pull us aside or send an email to any of the following:

– Cam cam@thedrawingboarddfw.com

– Ly ly@thedrawingboarddfw.com

– Info info@thedrawingboarddfw.com