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                              Latest News

As you can imagine we are continuing the theme of “convention updates” in this month’s newsletter!  All of our workshops and speakers are in the final stages of approval as we head to print with the convention program.

Exhibitor LayoutWe have also been able to drop our regular ticket prices from $495 to $395 for all members due to the overwhelming response DEMA has had from this year’s sponsors. We highly encourage to learn more about these great companies here.  

The exhibitor marketplace is going to be such an exciting place for attendees to learn more about great resources to utilize for making life easier, we have  a great line-up from Microsoft to TROV to Christofle!

podcast screenshotIf you haven’t had a chance to keep up with all of the new information on there is no better time to check it out than today.  There are a ton of new podcasts on the homepage, changes to the schedule and a complete summary of all of the workshops and features that will take place.  Seven new speakers were just added this week alone.  

Be sure to read through this month’s featured story about Lee Daniel’s The Butler and the one-of-a-kind Vendor Traing Day we have put together for companies to serve our membership even better by utilizing cutting edge workshops on Thursday September 26th.

Don’t miss your spot at any of these great opportunities 
REGISTER TODAY! Room and time is running out fast!

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Many important dates are approaching as we wind down the last month of registration: 

 ***Cut-off to purchase convention tickets is September 13th***

 ***To reserve a hotel room for the discounted pricing of $109 is Sept 4th***

 ***Cut-off to Vendor Training Day tickets is September 13th***

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Added Room Block at the Wyndham!

As the DEMA convention steadily approaches rooms have been filling up fast!

At this time nearly all of the rooms are booked and with the hotel registration cut off date on September 4th the remaining rooms are sure to go fast. Call 407-390-2300 so you can be sure you have a room at our host hotel! Along with rooms filling up, the time to register for the convention is running out too!

Save your spot and register today!



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This year a colossal host of companies from every corner of business are gathering together to bring Vendors a day of advice, business support, and education.


Companies like Microsoft, Constant Contact, and Via Integrity will be at the Wyndham Grand on September 26th, a full day before the convention, to offer workshops specifically suited to the progression of your business.


While this event is a separately ticketed event the cost is per company not per person, so we recommend that you attend and bring any members of your company who wish to further their education. We hope to see you there!  



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2013 Tickets MK VerticalAdd some Disney Magic to your Convention weekend! Bring the whole family and turn your time in Orlando, Florida into a fun family vacation before or after the 2013 DEMA Convention with discounted Disney Park tickets.

These specially priced tickets will allow you to explore all the Disney fun right outside the doorstep of the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek with complimentary park shuttles to and from the Disney parks daily. Whether you are in search of Princesses and Fantasy at Magic Kingdom, Animals and Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Movie Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Futuristic and International Exploration at EPCOT, Disney has something for everyone! You can even make a splash at one of Disney’s water parks, Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. If shopping and award winning dining is your thing, head to Downtown Disney for the worlds largest Disney Store and other delights!

Use this link to learn more about Disney Parks and to purchase tickets today! 

Special Sunday Evening Outing After the Convention!

Join your “Tour Guides” for the evening, Mandi Wright of DEMA and Your Master of Ceremonies, Richmond Schmidt as we get together after Sunday’s closing ceremonies to enjoy the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!

At Epcot you are free to stick together with us as a group or go off on your own and explore a culinary tour around the world sampling fine food and libations for purchase at the kiosks around the World Showcase.

fandwscotchIf thrills are more your style, check out the rides and attractions in EPCOT’s Future World, including Test Track and Soarin’ to name a few of the more popular attractions at the park! For the Grand Finale, we will gather up again at 8:30 to view the spectacular fireworks and laser light display, “Illuminations, A Reflection of Earth” (location TBD). Don’t miss this Magical night of Food, Fun and Friendship!


Date: Sunday, September 29th
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (approximate times)
Ticket: $59.00 (see additional ticket info below)
RSVP: By Wednesday, September 25th to Mandi Wright at to confirm your attendance.


 Thank you to our New Convention Sponsors! 

DEMA would like to thank all of this year’s convention sponsors. Due to their support we are able to pass along a lower ticket price of $395 for the remainder of registration!

trov300pxSilver Sponsor: Tr?v develops applications that help people collect and benefit from the information about every thing they own. The information is stored in a personal Tr?v  – a private online digital locker where their data is organized, valued, securely accessible, and selectively sharable. 




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Silver Sponsor: 

William C. Huff Companies, a moving company with offices in Naples, FL and Barrington, NH, caters to your residential and commercial moving needs and alleviates any concerns related to your move.




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Bronze Sponsor: Estate is a tool for Job seekers to connect with Private Employers and Domestic Employment Agencies based on specific job listings. Candidates are able to target and apply to jobs they are suited for, while agents and employers will have the tools to efficiently respond to and track qualified applicants looking for domestic employment.




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Bronze Sponsor: OneVision Resources is a technology company who strive to make your life easier, whether it be something as simple as delivering a replacement cell phone right to your door, or something as complex as helping to schedule every aspect of your annual European vacation!


Bronze Sponsor: Hire Society is a privately owned, fully licensed, bonded, and insured boutique placement agency. Our expertise lies in staffing permanent positions within our clients’ private homes, executive offices, and luxury brands. Hire Society was established on the principle that each of our clients’ needs are distinct and that finding the right candidate requires a thorough and client-specific process.


Bronze Sponsor: Hosted Villas works to make your vacation stress-free. Our Villa Specialists draw on 20 years of “we’ve been there” trip-planning knowledge, so your itinerary is as unique as you are. Whatever you desire, our team will arrange it: airport and rail greeters, child care, cooking classes, wine tastings, language lessons – the list goes on. 





Upcoming Events




New Chapter Update! DEMA is looking to establish a new chapter in Houston!

We would like any private service professionals in the Houston, TX area who may be interested in volunteering wtih this new chapter to contact us at their earliest convenience!



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New Speakers added to the 2013 DEMA Convention

DEMA has amassed a total of 29 skilled speakers to present at the convention in September, click here to view.

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                     Latitude 365                        The Fine Arts Conservancy              Precise Home Management


Lee Daniels’ The Butler
#1 at the Box Office!

butlerPrivate Service Professionals play a huge role in the flow of our economy and on many occasions often help to manage the lives of some of the world’s most powerful people. However, even in this modern day and age the lives & accomplishments of domestic managers too often go unrecognized by the public as a whole. 

The aforementioned film is none other than the newly released cinematic masterpiece, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The Butler tells the story of a White House Butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. It also covers the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Eugene Allen Headshot 300pxAs well as showcasing Eugene Allen’s lifelong service and dedication to the White House, it also serves to familiarize the public with our field and what we do. This film portrays Butlers and service members on a pedestal as opposed to the less-than-glamorous light they’re usually shown in.

DEMA honored Eugene Allen at last year’s convention with our first ever DEMA Lifetime Achievement Award!

“I encourage one and ALL to see the movie,” said Wil Haygood, author of the film’s companion book The Butler: A Witness To History.
“It is a powerful tribute to service workers everywhere.”



DEMA Minutes with Doctor Teak  

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In this installment of DEMA Minutes we get a chance to visit with DEMA Vendor Chris Putrimas, owner of Dr. Teak as he explains the benefits of incorporating a maintenance program for Teak Wood. Items would include patio furniture, yachts and any other teak decorations in the estate or on the yacht!



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