I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your e-blasts. I have learned more about community events and non-profits than I ever knew from other news sources. I have found people to provide services that I needed but didn't know where else to look (3 Q's and a Lady). I found a great masseuse (Christina Hughes). I found the newest member of our family, our dog Krystal, from your pet e-blast. So.....THANK YOU! Thank you for your time and effort in providing this FREE service to us all! Thank you for your gift to this community!!!!
With Deepest Respect,
Thanks so much for your help advertising our Christmas In October fundraiser for Sharing Hope Ministry. This was our BEST event ever. We had 150 people attend our event using the Welcome Pardner coupons that you mailed out! Those are great numbers! We’ve used the Welcome Pardner with this promotion for several years and are always blown away by the response! Thanks so much for being a wonderful part of this event!
Dr. Coby Perkins
DJ's command of marketing, networking, and good public relations is phenomenal. When we became a Welcome Pardner! sponsor in 2006, her valuable insight and promotional ideas helped bring great exposure for us! The services she offers through the Welcome Pardner! mailer, website, e-blast, and monthly networking opportunities, continue to be a tremendous asset for businesses, non-profits, and individuals in this community.
Top Qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative
Brandon & Christie Barber
Good morning DJ.
I would like to give out a thank you and testimonial to everyone on your E-Blast. A year and two months ago I decided to venture out on my own after the Lord put a business opportunity right in front of me. After several weeks of consideration and asking my beautiful wife if she would stand behind this idea, we started our research. We researched everything possible and went to the SBDC and presented our idea. They looked at me like I was crazy at first but then saw the need in our community as I did. With our prayers and the Lord guiding us, it all seemed seemless. We finished the business plan and it was time to convince the bank to back us. That turned out to be pretty seemless as well even though it was a risky idea. We received our funding and began purchasing all the equipment and supplies needed to run the business. Within one week we had our very first job. Now, we had a pretty large task at hand, becoming known ! I started speaking to everyone that would listen to us about the services that we offer and would offer them at a better price than our competetors. We have strived everyday to build Bio-Klenz with dignity, compassion and respect to every client on every job regardless of the situation we find ourselves in. Then, one day by accident we were advertised by someone called Welcome Pardner. We thought, who is this Welcome Pardner and how do they know us and why are they saying that we are hiring. I looked up Welcome Pardner to let them know that I had never put out such a statement and I reached this lady named DJ. She told me that it was a mistake and we spoke for probably an hour or so. Since then DJ and my wife and I have become family. She has helped our business grow so much throughout the community and it has never been a mistake. The Lord put us right into her hands. Our desire to be a company thats dignified, compassionate and respectful has been brothered by a woman with a company that has the same standards and I am very proud to be in her family. I love the members of welcome pardner and would use Welcome Pardners businesses before choosing a business that is outside of Welcome Pardner. I've never met a better bunch of folks than the one's I've met in here. Thanks to all of this we have now been led by the Lord to open a second business, Carpet-Klenz. Thanks to our Welcome pardner family, Carpet-Klenz is doing vey well ! I am so grateful to the ones of you who have used us for your cleaning and carpet care needs and for the wonderful comments about our services and about myself and how I run the companies. I am like DJ in this matter. The Lord owns our companies and has intrusted me to not only run them but to run them honestly and with integrity. One Welcome Pardner member the other day told me that Bio-Klenz is the only company that they trust in their home. I thanked her so much and she told me that I have earned it. This is the point that I have worked so hard to be at !! Trust, honesty and integrity is everything, especially in someones home. We are growing because of you, our community, and I can not thank each of you enough ! We love serving this community and the surrounding communities and it is our sincere hope to serve all of you for many, many years to come!
Brandon and Christie Barber
Dana Craig - Cribs For Life
Many thanks for such a nice program Friday morning. You and your staff do a wonderful job. It was truly amazing to be nominated and awarded the Non-Profit for January. What a great way to start out the new year.
As a result of the networking, we were able to provide a crib Saturday morning to a family that was in urgent need of a crib. I received a phone call from a lady early on Saturday morning as she had been given my name and phone number from Adella with Children's Exchange. I am not a liberty to go into detail of the circumstances, but I can tell you that we were able to make things happen quickly and get this family a crib for a newborn that was being released from the hospital that same day.
Without having made "new friends" at your networking breakfast, this family would have had to let this newborn sleep with a parent. This is exactly why we do what we do. Keep babies safe.
This is truly God's work!
Many, many thanks for all you do.
CRIBS FOR LIFE
Brent Barbee - APD Crime Prevention Unit
DJ, odd coincidence…I was just about to send you a note of thanks on something, anyway….
We appreciate your support for local law enforcement and your posting the link very much, though I was originally writing to thank you for your continuing efforts to promote the Nixle service. The Amarillo Police Department now has over 2700 subscribers and there is no doubt that your continuing support contributes to the success of the program and our ability to communicate with the people that we work for!
Sgt., APD Crime Prevention Unit
We appreciate so much your thoughtfulness in designating Cribs for Life for the recognition of the Non Profit Award. You’re a great group of people to recognize us for this great cause. Your organization is one I’ve come to respect, and depend on for outstanding leadership, great sense of humor, and up-to-date information about our local area. I appreciate the farsightedness of your organization’s leadership in establishing such awards to encourage excellence, recognition, and continued growth in our community. Although I don’t feel deserving, I’m appreciative just the same for Jesse's nomination, and Welcome Pardner's selection. The Welcome Pardner's breakfast was a wonderful experience with so many friendly folks present, and a delightful event. Thank you, and Jesse so much; I’ll do my best to represent our organization according to the standards this award represents. Once again on behalf of the Cribs for Life organization a big thanks to everyone! "Helping Babies Sleep Safe"
Ricky, Lucila, Xavian, Caedon, and Julianna Alvarez
Hi D. J.!
As this year comes to a close, we would like to Thank You all for the kindness you have shown our family throughout Julianna's Angel year. Thank you for welcoming us into your lives and for extending your friendship. It has been a fabulous expierence. We greatly appreciate the memories you have help us create. PRICELESS memories. Not just for Julianna but for our entire family. We know that this is a beginning and not the end. We look forward to continuing to share with you the events of Julianna's life.
I've never had the opportunity to fully answer what Welcome Pardner has meant to our family. I'd like to take the time now to answer. Welcome Pardner has not only enriched our lives with new friends and acquaintances but also instilled in us a great sense of pride. We are so proud that so many wonderful people reside in our community. It has been an eye opening expierence to see how WP sponsors come together to find solutions to problems faced by Amarillo residents no matter how big or small.
As a full time teacher and mother, it is overwhelming to find time for volunteer work. But through you we have learned helping others comes as simple as purchasing an extra package of diapers, candy for care packages, or simply shopping locally! THANK YOU for all you do and we wish you continued SUCCESS in the New Year!
Ricky, Lucila, Xavian, Caedon, and Julianna Alvarez
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "Recommending DJ Stubben is a lot like name dropping. Welcome Pardner is one of Amarillo's most important services. I'm just proud to be on her large list of friends. In addition to all that she's funny and I like funny."
Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2009
Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity
Jeff & Nancy Shreiner
It is people like you that make our community a wonderful place to to live in and serve others.
Thank you for all you did in making us feel special.
You and Maria from the High Plains food bank are awesome and a great part of what helping others is all about.
In sincere appreciation
Jeff & Nancy Shreiner
I just wanted to thank you for honoring me and my wonderful volunteer board at Amarillo Crime Stoppers. I know that you had to be sly on several different levels to get that surprise past me the way you did. I was deeply honored with the kind words of my boss Sgt. Brent Barbee. Those words along with his nomination of me for officer of the quarter this year have been inspiring to me and my board. I consider myself very blessed with wonderful friends, family and a job that has a positive impact on the community. I am very lucky to also have the support of people like you and others who understand a job isn't always about the money you make or the objects you collect along the way. There is intrinsic value in what we do and how it can affect the community we serve. That "value", you can't write a check for.
Thank you too DJ for what you do!
Amarillo Crime Stoppers
Tip line (806) 374-4400
Admin. (806) 378-6100
I want to personally thank you and your angels for your contribution to my campaign. It helped tremendously in trying to get my message out to the voters. Although I did not get the desired result I had intended, I feel I did very well against an incumbent for the first time I ran for political office. You were wonderful in helping pass along the word about my campaign, but I am most grateful for getting to know you. You are a blessing for anyone who knows you and I hope you will keep me on your email list so you can continue to be a bright spot in my days. I look forward to reading about what is going on in our community from you.
This was a humbling experience and I am grateful for the support you gave. I appreciate all of the well wishes and hope I carried myself with the utmost professionalism throughout the campaign. I learned a lot about the political process and can’t say that all of it was good, but it was a great experience. I am glad I had the opportunity to run for the office of Randall County Treasurer.
Thanks again for your support.
I just wanted to tell you that having you in my life has been the greatest! Without you and Welcome Pardner! (as I have said this before) I would not have become the sales person that I am today. I would not have gone to Maui, HI for my incentive trip for Clearwire. A piece of you was there with Jaime and myself.
If your pardners are not using the full potential that Welcome Pardner! and YOU have, you are not utilizing all that Welcome Pardner! has to offer. You are a great knowledge of wealth and have helped me in so many ways. If you need someone to call me so that I can give a testimonial for you on how to use the resources that you provide, please give them my number!
You have SO MANY ways to help a sales rep out there to target what they need such as NEW BUSINESSES, RESIDENTIAL LIST, ONCE A MONTH NETWORKING BREAKFAST, EMAILS , etc. On my down time I would send postcards, emails, cold calls or whatever I had to do to get to my quoted numbers each week or month. You let me pass out fliers that I made up for each month for new promotions. You let me announce that I was searching for events to set up at and even new dealers.
Attending the Welcome Pardner! breakfasts was my way to get my face out there in the community. People have asked since I came back where I went to and that gave me great joy that they remembered me and missed me! Being a part of Welcome Pardner! again as a Sales Representative for Cintas it is a great pleasure. I know that bringing our company into your network will bring great success for me and Cintas. Just with you as another resource out there speaking on my behalf it is like another sales person! Your words and referrals daily are helping in so many ways.
If your pardners are not using these resources to search for these"events", leads, or other, then I state again... You are not utilizing all that Welcome Pardner! has to offer!
Good Luck! A hand is handed to you..... take it!
We’ve had a long-running partnership with Welcome Pardner! in the Amarillo market. DJ has been a fantastic resource for Clearwire and now CLEAR, not only in helping advertise our service to the area, but also through referrals of customers and AR’s. She’s been a partner of ours since before we even launched the market in August of 2006 and has continued on to be a major supporter of the company. She helped spread the word about and was present at our original Clearwire launch, our retail store ribbon cutting and again most recently at the CLEAR launch at Westgate Mall.
In addition to that, she invites us to her monthly networking breakfasts and keeps us in the loop via email on events and opportunities taking place in the Amarillo area. As I’ve been out of the loop in Amarillo for a couple of months, I’m not sure if the market has been taking advantage of all that Welcome Pardner! has to offer, but before I transferred to Dallas, our RSR, Melissa Quintero, attended all the networking functions and took advantage of DJ’s marketing expertise. I know that Welcome Pardner! was a very effective resource for Melissa to network with the community, create event opportunities, and to get sales referrals. In my experience, DJ has gone out of her way to help us however she can and I know that she’ll continue to do so. Should you have any questions concerning any part of our relationship with Welcome Pardner!, please feel free to contact me! I know there are a lot of “we’s” and “our’s” in this email, so I apologize for that. Though I’ve transferred to Dallas, I’m still very attached to the market I supported from its first day. I continue to be VERY proud of all of the success in the Amarillo market and I wish you all nothing but the best!
Indirect Market Development Rep
Thank you for all you do for this community! Your email marketing is an invaluable tool for not only businesses and non-profit organizations, but also for community members. The Panhandle is blessed to have you as their "angel" looking out for area pets - as well as those individuals looking for employment and assistance.
Again, thank you!
I just wanted to thank you personally for helping us get the word out on needing business attire for our Youth and Government students. We have a small, but powerful, club that gives young people ages 12-18 a chance to learn government and media with hands-on learning from professionals working in their chosen area of Legislative, Judicial, or Media. These kids work so hard to learn cases and argue criminal and civil mock trials, to write bills and state affairs proposals to debate on the house and senate floors at the capitol building, and to produce excellent news broadcasts and newspapers documenting the goings on during the district and state conferences.
Each year, several of these kids face challenges, not only in their own lives, but raising what little money they need for the State Conference and in actually obtaining business attire to meet the dress code of the program. We have started a clothing closet here at the Y for those who cannot afford to do so. All youth deserve to feel confident and competent when competing during these events; clothes should be the lease of their worries.
Thanks to you and your reach of contacts, I had more folks say that they heard from “my friend DJ” about getting clothing to us. I kept asking…”who is this DJ woman?” Then I had heard you were with Welcome Pardner! (and now I remember you from the dog adoption spots) and it all started to make sense. Thank you so much…the outpouring was overwhelming and the kids looked mighty sharp.
The kids and I thank you very much. We seem to have the same mission of serving the Lord with what we do…making sure that the world continues to improve. At the Y we do this one kid at a time…by building strong kids, strong families, strong communities.
Thank you so much for your help!
Amarillo Family YMCA
Program Director, Arts
Program Director, Teen & Family
Thank you so much for all that you do. My husband and I are temporary custodial guardians (hopefully permanent soon) of two children and one biological. One of our children is a special needs child. My husband has been searching for a 2nd job in the evening, to help with mounting legal and medical bills. It hasn't been easy to find a position that will work with his schedule. However, God answered our prayers when you sent out an email from Jeanne who was looking for someone in the evenings. My husband interviewed and already started working. This has been such a blessing. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for everything you do. :)
Recruiting and Staffing Excellence
Thank you so very much for honoring us as Business of the Month.
We really appreciate you.
You do so much for our Community, and who knows how far reaching the impact of your networking really is?
When you put the right people together, amazing things happen!
We love you,
McDonald's of Amarillo and Canyon
DJ Stubben is the owner of Welcome Pardner! They have expanded Welcome Pardner! to Lubbock. DJ, has a very, very large base for contacts and customers and is the queen of networking here in Amarillo. I would not be the sales rep today without the knowledge and help from DJ and Welcome Pardner!.
If you become partners in her network marketing, which are flyers sent to new businesses, new home owners, new residents, businesses, medical professionals, teachers, many professionals ~ over 8,000 per month ~ and so forth. It gives you the first shot at the ‘new’ people moving in or out. She gives you access to leads, which were very helpful for me. DJ has a sales rep working for her in Lubbock, if you call her she will be able to give you details. DJ has also helped in finding dealers for this area and never fails to mention Clear for me!
Field Sales Representative
(ofc) 806-356-5181 (cell) 806-433-3919
Paul & Sandy Matney
Thank you so much for your gracious honor last Friday morning. I was overwhelmed by your kindness.
It was so nice of you to ask Sandy and Mayor McCartt to be present for the Welcome Pardner! event. I appriciate and value your friendship and support for so many years. It is easy to see why Welcome Pardner! is such a successful organization in our community - your dedication and leadership is simply amazing!
Thank you DJ!
With gratitude and admiration,
Mary Kay Kuhrts
Your generosity and thoughtfulness never cease to amaze me, and I want everyone to know just how valuable you are to me and our community. I can’t thank you enough for your consistent “What can I do for you?” attitude, and I’ve experienced many times just how much you mean it! The results of your networking and advertising through Welcome Pardner! mailings have been tremendous. From sending out my resume’ to your mega email list, to advertising fundraisers for Martha’s Home, you have gone to bat for me more times than I can remember. I’m lucky to have you as a personal and business friend, and it’s no wonder everyone else feels the same way. You're definitely an angel and a half!
Mary Kay Kuhrts
Welcome Pardner! has just sold its 1st official coupon sale at our Sleep Number Store. After pursing and winning funds for local advertising from our corporate office in March, The Sleep Number Store at Westgate Mall participated in the April Welcome Pardner! mailings. And we saw our 1st coupon in our store in less than 10 days after the mailing!!! AWESOME JOB DJ!!! Your shopper chose the most popular model and will be enjoying better sleep for years to come.
Of course this is not the first bed sale driven to our store by Welcome Pardner!. In fact, looking back on 2008, we can attribute more than 30% of our yearly sales to our partnership and friendship with you DJ and Welcome Pardner!. You have constantly promoted and supported our local networking and marketing. We're looking forward to another SUPER year as a leader for our company in sales and a commited good neighbor in our community.
In 2008 you helped us reach the top 15 in the nation of 450 stores, #11 and #1 in Texas!
From my staff and I and our families, God Bless you DJ and thank you for all that you and Welcome Pardner! friends do.
God Bless & Happy Easter & Passover everyone,
Sleep Number Store
Bill & Marty
When things like this get out to DJ's network, (Welcome Pardner!), you know it is effectively touching the community, and will bring some positive results. Just wanted to FYI this and let you know what a great thing you are all doing in our region. See you Weds.
Bill & Marty
Thank you for making my resume available to a great company, resulting in me acquiring a wonderful job. By making resumes available to your clients and others in the community, you perform a great service not only to those seeking employment, but to businesses seeking qualified candidates for jobs they may have available. Since the job market is so tight right now, we all need a little help!Blessings,
Alzheimer's Association STAR Chapter
Thank you for all you do for our community. I appreciate your efforts in helping our people of the Panhandle Area who are walking this horrifying journey of Alzheimer’s. THANK YOU!! You are a Blessing with your Ministry.
Alzheimer's Association STAR Chapter
Contract Procurement Center
I want to thank DJ Stubben and Welcome Pardner! for the assistance they provide in advertising the various programs we have over the years. These programs vary for our regular bi-monthly luncheons, workshops, conferences, etc. We always have businesses attending because of DJ's timely announcement emails to her vast email list of businesses and individuals. DJ, you are the best!! Thank you for all you do for us..
Contract Procurement Center
From Sean Trinkle, GM @ Sleep Number Store in Amarillo
First and fore-most, thank you for the marketing breakfast great start to my day. I really enjoyed meeting the folks I could and really need to reach many I couldn't-what a great exchange!We need you in business. You are the tipping point to a epidemic of business. To have an epidemic you need three things, three kinds of people. Very rarely do you find one single person with the traits of one or two, but to find 1 with the traits of all 3, that's priceless. You DJ are that person! You are three parts in one. A salesman to sell the product, a Maven who knows the market in and out and the connector to bring groups together, gaining momentum to become an epidemic.
Sleep Number Store
Panhandle Restaurant Roundup
Deciding where to spend advertising dollars for the Panhandle Restaurant Roundup is challenging each year. As with most, our charity event works with a limited operating budget. One choice we made was to use the service provided by Welcome Pardner! for Restaurant Roundup 2008. We put a line in the flier that offered attendees a commemorative glass in exchange for three cans of food to be donated to the Food Bank. DJ, that was a great idea on your part! Not only did we have record numbers of people at the event, but the Food Bank barrels were overflowing with cans! That flier was the ONLY advertising in which we mentioned the canned goods donation in exchange for a glass. That has proven to us that Welcome Pardner! advertising, working with your company's networking and business connections, is an unequaled value.
Thank you so much for all that you do over and above. We share the massive success of Restaurant Roundup with you!
Panhandle Restaurant Association Secretary
Restaurant Roundup Coordinator
LinkedIn.com Testimonial from Amarillo Club's Sonja Gross
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "Ms. Stubben's relentless enthusiasm as well as her dedication and support of her colleagues is to be commended. If she doesn't have the answer you're looking for, she can always point you in the right direction. She's an invaluable resource to the Amarillo Community."
I'm in full production now setting up appointments and trying to attend as many events as possible. I relies I only had one card to give you on Friday and the rest I had passed out. If I can meet you some time and give you more that would be great. I need all the help I can get, and getting my name out there is half the battle.
I really want to thank you for all you have done so far not only helping me out, but helping all the organization and small businesses in Amarillo. I have no doubt that God has blessed your business because of the work you do and the lives you effect. I only pray I can conduct my business the way you have conducted yours. While I know it requires a lot of hard work, my business would be nothing with out God's hand in it. I can know all I know about finance and I can memories sales pitches but ultimately God will lead costumers to me and I have very little control over any of my business. I know that I can not build my business with out His help and without the help of others.
I wanted to thank you so much for what you are doing now and I really am excited to work with you as I build my business. Anything you can help me with I will appreciate it greatly. I don't know if you can send an email out for me stating that I'm building my book of business, and if anyone's, interested in learning what I have to offer to give me a call. Morgan Stanley has many investment products that are interesting, from retirement, to financing future vacations, to college planning, and many more financial planning ideas. I also know you run across many people on any given day. If you could mention my name to anyone you think I would be able to help out that would be great to!
You have been on my mind a lot lately and in my prayers. God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Amarillo SDA Church
To DJ and everyone involved-
God Bless you all. Praise The Lord for "human beings" like you all.
Sincerely yours, always
Lucy & Ralph and the Amarillo SDA Church
Finding and joining Welcome Pardner! has been a real blessing for me and my business. DJ is such a true friend and always ready to help me out. I have attended more functions because of Welcome Pardner! that would not have been possible otherwise. Welcome Pardner! has given me the opportunity to meet so many people in Amarillo for which I am so greatful. I really appreciate DJ and all her hard work. I have not met anyone that does not know and love DJ. Wow, what a blessing Welcome Pardner! has been for me.
Keep up the good work DJ!!!
Blessings Thelma McCarty
West Texas Grocery Delivery
I think working with Welcome Pardner! was the best move I've made for my business. DJ has alot of knowledge that I've found very beneficial to my business. She is also a tireless promoter. Welcome Pardner! has been a God send! Thank you so much DJ!
West Texas Grocery Delivery
DJ Stubben was the best marketing tool and liaison between the Amarillo community and a new store opening I did for World Market in Amarillo! I affectionately called her my "mole" in the community based on her immense contacts and her ability to get the word out to all different demographics in Amarillo. DJ was able to quickly and effectively get our announcements out regarding our grand opening events.... She really proved herself with the successful results we achieved with our World Market grand opening events which were highly publicized by Welcome Pardner!.
Grand Opening Event Planner
Walnut Creek, CA