iF Magazine and The Foundation Room (House of Blues)


We have imagination! – Left to Right Sheryll Jones and Sonia Guimbellot

Article by Andy Valadez (me)

What an honor and fantastic night it was to attend the iF Magazine Mixer with my friend Sonia Guimbellot, Publisher, at The Foundation Room for one of my clients Sheryll Jones, VP of Business Development for Rejoice Limousine Service (www.RejoiceLimo.com).


We arrived early via a Lincoln SUV and driver provided by Rejoice Limo, who arranged to pick up Sonia and our entourage. It was quite nice to be able to chat on the way to the event without having to focus on Houston traffic.  Our driver Jimmy Smith was excellent and got us to our destination safely and effortlessly.

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In honor of the livestock and rodeo, I decided to wear jeans, boots, my .223 bracelet, Prince t-shirt, black jacket and Billy Jack Medicine Man hat (was a hit with my peers or boomers and X Generation).

Scene from the movie “Billy Jack”

DSC01282The famous door to The Foundation Room was locked (we were early) and so, a manager came to receive us and walked us over to the bar for a complimentary drink on the house.

After a few photo-ops and continued conversation, we headed over The Foundation Room and passed through security (I normally carry my firearm, but no guns allowed and they do wand). Once we are checked, we took the elevator to the room for some networking, food, adult beverages and wonderful jazz.

The mixers are held each month by invitation from iF Magazine and you never know who is going to attend from foreign dignitaries, local business leaders, photographers and videographers, technologists, venture makers, and more.

We left around 8:30 pm and were returned to our destinations safely by the limo company.  I have to tell you, it was very nice having a driver and being with friends who are imaginative and creative about business opportunity and growing initiatives for our city on an international scale.

Sheryll (Army Veteran) and myself (Marine Veteran) also serve on the board for a planned veterans museum to be built in Houston and were able to socialize with many veterans who attended as well. The museum will be a Class A structure, major tourist attraction, and mixed use facility – $1.8B budget so far.

VMIT Seal Clear 2018Looking forward to attending the next mixer and following up with some of the people I met.  A few photos from the evening are below.


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Rejoice Limousine Service Celebrates 3rd Year of Operation in Luxury Transportation Industry

Executive Leadership to Create Waves in the Pool with Innovative Customer Experiences

Houston, Texas (February 7, 2018) – What do you do when you have an amazing company and story to tell? You build your team and hire a marketing company and get ready for growth.  Rejoice Limousine Services, LLC has been in operation for three years in Houston, Texas founded by serial entrepreneur Sunny Kumar.

Left to right: Maria Paez, Hellen Kumar, Sheryll Jones, Sunny Kumar, Andy Valdez, Jimmy Smith, and Jose Morin

“I never planned to start a limousine company,” says Sunny, Founder and President, “I have consulted and grown businesses in the technology, consumer services and adult beverages sector with sales on every continent and billions of dollars in revenues. I love serving people and helping them to celebrate their time here on Earth.”

“We have seen this business as an opportunity to expand our love into the marketplace,” says Mr. Kumar, “What better way than do it, than through a luxury limo experience.”

“In our business, we have an opportunity to meet exciting people who live in luxury,” say Hellen Kumar, Co-founder and President (spouse), “We needed a marketing company to help us to translate our message and reach clients who understand what we are providing to the local and international community and thankfully our VP of Business Development, Sheryll Jones came on board to help us grow our vision.”

“As a military veteran, trusted professional in corporate America, I wanted to be a part of something truly remarkable,” says Sheryll Jones, VP of Business Development, “My career has taken me on a unique trajectory and I want to invest in the vision that Rejoice Limousine Service has for its clients and business network.”



Rejoice Limousine Service understands the principles and best-practices of the current state-of-the-industry for luxury transportation.  However, there are is always room for improvement.

Rejoice Limousine Service recently retained innovative boutique marketing agency, Marketing Dynamics to help position the company for its thoughtful and considerate offering like no other.

“It turns out that I knew Sunny from a previous introduction over 10 years ago and was reintroduced by Sheryll,” says Andy Valadez of Marketing Dynamics, “I knew they were unlike any other company I have experienced and had an opportunity to see them in action at a recent bridal reception for brides in Katy.  The dynamic team came together and decided to bless a husband and wife Pastoral couple with an anniversary limo ride coming up in May.  The couple cried and little did we know, they had just survived a tough year with cancer and didn’t know what they were going to do for their anniversary. This is going to be a fun ride.”


Left to right: Pastors Bonnie and Thaddeus Van Samuel (Celebrate 27 years in May) Life Center Church

To learn more about Rejoice Limousine Service visit their new website at www.RejoiceLimo.com and follow along for the journey.


Media Contact:  Andy Valadez, Marketing Director
Direct:  713.560.3348
E-mail:  Andy@AndyValadez.com
Web:  www.RejoiceLimo.com

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Radio Interview with Butch Sparks – Department of Texas for American Legion National (Executive Committeeman)

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We had an opportunity to showcase the Department of Texas American Legion.

Butch has been a member of American Legion Post 490 in Houston, TX  since 1986. He has served the post in various capacities including 6 terms as post commander. Butch also has served the American Legion in other capacities to include 22nd District Commander from 2002-2004, State of Texas Vice Commander from 2004-2005, State of Texas Commander from 2006-2007, and on various commissions at the National level.  Butch is currently the 22nd District Judge Advocate and member of Post 490’s board of trustees.

Butch was named the State’s “Legionnaire of the Year” in 2005. Butch is currently serving the Legion at State level as a member of the Department Executive Committee and represents the Department of Texas at the National Organization as the National Executive  Committeeman.

Executive Committeeman and Leader Butch Sparks goes on-the-air with Kevin Price to talk about the benefits of membership and relay the importance of supporting your local American Legion.  Veterans may visit:  www.Legion.org

About Butch Sparks

Butch SparksButch was born in Asheville, North Carolina on August 14, 1944.  He has two sisters who are still live in the Asheville area. Butch’s father who served his country in the Army Air Corp during WW II passed away in 1992.   His mother passed away in July of 2009. Unlike his stay close to home sisters, Butch joined the military to see the world after graduating from High School in 1962. Butch had various assignments in his 22 year active career including service as a medic in Vietnam and in Korea during the Pueblo Crisis. Butch retired from the United States Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) in 1984.  His best memory of his service was the many friends he made throughout his travels.

After retiring from the Air Force, Butch went to work for Exxon. Butch spent 22 years with the company with various assignments and retired as a research center manager in 2006.

Butch is married to Lynn Sparks, who served in the United States Marine Corps. Lynn  also is an active Legionnaire and served as State Commander of The American Legion, Department of Texas from 2014-2015. Butch and Lynn reside in Pearland, TX. They have 3 sons, and a daughter, 4 grandsons, and 3 granddaughters.

Butch believes the upside of being active in  The American Legion is seeing all the good things we do for our veterans, their families, the children and youth, and the surrounding communities.

Interview sponsored in part by The National Association for Legal Gun Defense (SelfDefenseFund.com):

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Radio Interview with Boxing Champion David “Nino” Rodriguez on Bullying

Boxing champ and legend David “Nino” Rodriguez goes on the air to talk about bullying in school and helping children to overcome their fears.

David was bullied as a kid, which prompted his parents to open the doors to boxing and self-defense. David was so committed to his training and he went on to hold 6 national championships titles and was a top contender for world title, before he was knifed and had to end his career.

He now speaks to business leaders, schools, and other organizations to help others benefit from his life experiences.

Content brought to you by SelfDefenseFund.com . We have you covered outside of the ring and protect families against bullying.

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Remnant Radio Network Upcoming Interview with Wally Wood – “The Revelation File News Service”



Remnant Radio hosts Ross Powell and Chris Baucom will be interviewing Wally Wood – journalist, broadcaster, author, minister – discussing current global trends relative to end-time Bible prophecy. Wally has built a career focused on endless research into the “signs of the times” that point to the soon return of Jesus Christ in the lifetime of one single generation. He is convinced that this current generation is the one Jesus prophesied in Mat. 24:33-34 that would, in his words, “See with its eye the splitting of the eastern sky!”

Friday • August 25, 2017 • 4pm-5pmCDT

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Wally Wood

Founder of the “original” Christian News Network for Christian radio stations across the nation (1981-87) • Co-founder, the Shuttle News Service • Founder/Bureau Chief, Space & Telecomm News Bureau • Founder/CEO, the National Space & Technology Association (NSTA) • Author, 3 books: Cashless Society: A World Without Money (1974); The Embedded Internet: The Final Evolution (2000); The Mystery: Heaven’s Secret Story (2014) • Host: “The Wood News Group” including five websites and over a dozen social media outlets • First coined the word “Diginomics” in 1998, declared “a new word in the English language” by Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2007) • Current Host: The Revelation File News Forum – quarterly two-hour multimedia stage presentation, Encourager Church, Houston TX (available to other venues upon invitation).

This conversation with Wally Wood will cover a broad range of topics that will carry deep prophetic insight and revelation. You will not want to miss this!

Downloadable flyer here (.pdf): RemnantRadioInterview_Aug2017_promo


The pre-recorded episode will air LIVE on Global Star Network on Channel 3 at 5:00pm EST (4:00pm Central), Friday, August 25.

Other Outlets include:

▪ Spreaker: http://www.spreaker.com/show/remnant-radio-network




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Meet the Team of Remnant Radio Network

With many years experience in both finance and politics our team of prognosticators will draw on their collective insights to bring you the latest in real world situations and provide solutions to help you thrive in a world that is both dangerous and unpredictable.

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Founder & CEO

Ross Powell, is the Founder of Survival 401k, LLC. Ross was raised in San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas and is a veteran Naval Officer.

Ross worked in banking and finance for almost 30 years including some of the largest banks and insurance companies in the country. His intimate knowledge of the inner workings of financial institutions helps him direct clients into our Solo 401k product to take control of their retirement funds and escape the pitfalls many see in modern retirement portfolios.  His knowledge and access to alternative investments outside of Wall Street has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs find predictable results by helping them segment their retirement plans into wealth preservation, growth and liquidity. An avid fan of being prepared for the unexpected, Ross also guides his clients in preparing their lives and portfolios for the changing world to make Wise Decisions in Perilous Times.


Chris Baucom

Chris Baucom
Executive Producer

About Chris Baucom, Digital Content Marketer and Political Commentator

Chris Baucom works as a marketing professional and is a major contributor to conservative political discourse around the United States. Chris was raised in Charlotte, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chris has owned numerous businesses since graduating and gained valuable experience in the online marketing space through challenging trials in the world of business. His passion for  technology and digital media along with a personal calling to promote conservative traditional values has contributed more recently to stronger content and marketing for major political and religious causes. His cutting edge perspective from years of cross training in disciplined professional trades as well as a hunger for knowledge in everything survival, preparedness and sustainability, help drive his continued desire to inform the public about what they can do to protect their families.

You can learn more about Chris at www.homegrownprepper.com


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Social Media Driving Marketing On-line and Driving Down Costs for Business

Internet Marketing Pros Goes On-Air on The Amazing Doc Greene Radio Show


Houston, Texas (July 18, 2017) – Founders Pamela Hosch and Kyle Downs of Internet Marketing Pros make an appearance on The Amazing Doc Greene Radio Show which airs on American Voice Network and RagingElephantsRadio.com nationally M-F from 1PM to 3PM CST to discuss marketing via Social Media.

“I wanted to have Pam and Kyle on the show, because our platform which includes Facebook and YouTube live in addition is also supported by social media and our WordPress site which had over 77,000 hits this week and we haven’t really promoted our blogs and guests features, yet,” says Doc Greene, Radio Personality

KMD for FET site 6.2014“Social Media has surpassed television advertising and print, yet many businesses have not engaged social media to help get new customers more efficiently,” said Kyle Downs, Business Development Manager.

Pamela headshot edited“It is important for businesses to do an actual audit of their objectives before marketing online, there are over 30 key social media that a company can utilize; however, that many may be too much to deal with in the beginning,” said Pamela Hosch, Managing Partner.

“Now, that we have added this radio and live experience, we are interested in how radio/video can add value to our business model,” says Mr. Downs.

Watch the interview here:

Listen to it on SoundCloud.com (audio only):

For more information visit:  www.InternetMarketingPros.tv


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Buy this today. Really.

Guest Article by Bob Rinear (www.InvestYourself.com)

Bob Ranier

Bob Rinear

Anyone that’s been reading our letters for any amount of time, knows that we don’t try and sell you things. We don’t sell our Email list, we don’t even have advertisements in our letters. I’ve been approached a hundred times or more by various outfits, asking to be on our mailing list, and I’ve never done it.

On one hand that’s stupid. These free letters are only free to you, not me. It costs a small fortune to send out thousands of Emails per article, and I absorb it all. So, selling select products that I actually believe in makes sense. On the other hand, I never wanted to be seen as just another outfit selling anything to anyone.  So here we are, 22 years into this letter and there’s never been a paid for ad on our pages.

That’s not to say I haven’t pushed a few products. If I like something that works really well, I’m more than happy to tell folks about the product. I simply don’t get anything in return. Consider Cornerstone bullion. I’ve recommended them as a good honest place to buy gold and silver for years. They have a banner on my website. Yet despite the fact that my readers have probably  bought over a million dollars worth of metal, I have no “kickback” arrangement with them. I don’t get a percentage of anything that comes to them from me.

One day maybe I’ll have to go mainstream and actually put a few tangible items in these letters, but if I ever do, it would only be something that I use, believe in, or think is so valuable, everyone needs it. We’ll see.

But today I’m telling you all that there’s a service that I think you should all be aware of, and most of you should be a customer of.  Let me explain:

This is the most litigious society on earth.  No matter what the issue, someone’s going to try and sue you for something. But there’s one area where it’s so egregious, that it is literally Preached to you that “if you do this, you’ll be sued”. So, what’s “this?”  Defending yourself.  It doesn’t matter what the circumstance; if you have to use a weapon, whether shotgun, rifle, pistol, knife, etc, EVEN if the law doesn’t charge you, the criminal will sue you.

You guys know that I hang with the gun guys. We teach the concealed carry class and we train people in self-defense. What we tell every single person that goes through our class is this “in the event you have to fire your weapon in self-defense, every bullet that leaves your gun is going to have a lawyers name on it”  meaning you’re going to be sued.

The liberal left, and the prosecutors that espouse such baloney, have a long track record of going forward with what any sane person knows is a travesty of justice. Someone breaks into your house, and while trying to steal your possessions, injures himself and sues the homeowner. You’ve all seen the stories. They’re true.

Well with a self-defense situation, it’s worse. Someone breaks into your home wearing a hockey mask, high on crack and meth, with a butcher knife in his hand, and you use your legal weapon to shoot him. IF he lives, he’s going to sue you. If he doesn’t his “momma” will. See, he was a sweet little boy, there was no reason to take his life”  This is reality folks, and it’s getting worse.

How common is this? Very. Here’s a random example I just grabbed, one of hundreds:  (From USA Today)

NEWPORT, Del. — The first time Nigel Sykes tried to get money from the Seasons Pizza restaurant, he did it with a gun, forcing his way into the business through the back door.

This time, Sykes is trying to get money from the pizzeria by suing the employees who tackled him and wrestled his gun away during the robbery.

Sykes alleges assault in a federal civil complaint claiming the rough treatment was “unnecessary” and that as a result of the injuries he suffered during his attempted hold-up, he is due over $260,000.

Because of the increase in this sort of baloney, over the years several companies have formed where for a monthly fee, if you’re sued over the use of self-defense weapons, they’ll help with lawyer’s fees for criminal and civil defense, etc.  Now this isn’t new to me, we’ve been telling folks in our carry classes since 2010 that everyone should have some form of “protection” from a company like this.

The problem of course, is which one? Recently the NRA itself has launched a similar program;  since this type of service is becoming so popular in this insane society of ours. But are they the right one to go with just because they’re the NRA?

Here’s the issue folks. Of the 7 companies that are offering these sort of plans, you really have to read the fine print to find exactly what they’ll pay. For instance, one company might give you up to 125K for criminal defense lawyers, but won’t pay any court costs such as expert witnesses, or transcripts. Some won’t pay your bail bond if you’re in jail.  Some will give you the assistance for your case, but gives you nothing for appeals.

Then there’s the ones that are more like reimbursements than anything else. What good is having this coverage if you have to try and pay things up front and hope to get money from them later? No thanks.

Since the NRA launched their service recently, I have gone on the war path to determine just which of these outfits is best suited to truly help me and my wife and my friends, if indeed something horrible happens and I have to shoot someone in self-defense.  On Thursday, I got my answer.

Over the past few weeks, I contacted every outfit that I could find and “interviewed” them. For a few, I couldn’t get past the salesman at the desk, despite asking to talk to company owners. A few responded well enough, but as I kept asking more and more questions, I didn’t like the answers more and more. It seemed that they had lots of ways to “wiggle out” of helping you, if they wanted to. Well that stinks.

But on Thursday, I had the pleasure of speaking with two gentlemen for over an hour about their outfit, and I hit them with all the questions. The bottom line? This is the outfit I’m going with from here out.

It’s called SelfDefenseFund.com.  So, what sold me on them? Well again, they weren’t afraid to spend an hour  of their time with me. Secondly (and there’s a third, forth and 25th reason too) they cover “everything”.

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This is a snippet from their front page:

Unlimited Attorney Fees – No Cap – Plus $1 Million Dollars for extras such as Expert Witness, Bail Bond, Private Investigator, Court Cost

We are a national association, with litigation “junk yard dog” attorneys in all 50 states providing our members with an aggressive attack-dog style defense for the use of any weapon including a hand gun, rifle, shot gun, spear gun, bow & arrow, stun gun, pepper spray, knife, or any other object used to defend or protect.


That sort of in your face, rock basic presentation really resonates with me. But it wasn’t until I went through the list of what’s covered by these folks, that I was truly sold.  This outfit isn’t a marketing gimmick, with a gun give-away ever week like one of them. They don’t hide behind the fine print to get out of helping you. They cover churches, firearms instructors, etc. While the focus is naturally on firearms self-defense, if you’re getting sued because you used a club to fight off an attacker, SDF is there to help you.

I researched some of their cases, I wandered around social media getting reviews, and I came away again, very pleased.

Now here’s maybe the best part. The price. You can get all of this protection for 12 bucks a month or a one time 150 dollar payment per year.  Are you serious? For 12 lousy dollars, you’ve got “unlimited” lawyer fees, plus another 1 million in “extra” expenses for court, expert witnesses, fee’s, etc.

Folks, this is a no-brainer. My smack in the head is that I didn’t research this a few years ago. While we’ve always told students of the carry class to investigate these services and use one, the fact is, we hadn’t truly done our homework. Well over the past 3 weeks I have, and SDF is it. They’re not flashy, they don’t spend money on gun give-aways and full page ads in Gunner magazine, but when the owner of the company told me some “inside” information, and then gave me the links to go confirm what he told me, I knew this was the “real deal”.


Left to right: Chief Council Blue Rennefeld (Army Veteran), CJ Grisham (Retired 1stSgt Army), Membership and Larry Keilberg, National Director – SelfDefenseFund.com (National Association for Legal Gun Defense)

If you have a gun in the home you NEED this. If you carry you NEED this. The peace of mind that 12 bucks a month brings, is worth a fortune. Imagine the horror of a self-defense situation. First there’s the actual event, and depending on what happened, it could be something that scars you or your loved one for life. But then, after escaping with your lives, “boom” you find yourself facing a criminal charge, and then on top of that, probably a civil charge!  All that adds up to what could be a hundred thousand dollars, in no time.  SDF will fight it for 12 bucks a month.

I know I sound like a commercial here. But I speak from the heart and you all know it. When I told everyone that they should have a “Big Berkey” water filter in their home just in case some day a storm like Sandy hits, I wasn’t selling Big Berkey’s. I had used one and it got us through a tough time. Then I got Emails like Jake sent me from Tennessee. “Thanks for the Berkey idea. We bought one to run our well water through and oh my God what a difference. I guess we didn’t know we were drinking such turbid water. Thanks again Bob, its great!”

I only tell people to buy something if I believe in it. I believe we all need the help SDF can give us, especially with the way our society is being pulled apart. Antifa thugs are attacking people on the streets. Clashes are a daily occurrence. Home defense is more important now than ever, and a “helpmate” like SDF is mandatory.


Marketing Director Andy Valadez, U.S. Marine Veteran (SelfDefenseFund.com)

Go to www.SelfDefenseFund.com  read about them. Then sign yourself up. I’m even going to give you a promo code that if you use it, you’ll get a highly reflective placard  for your home  or car window that alerts police that  you are protected by attorneys, and have been instructed not to answer questions without legal representation present. (NOTE> this is what we teach all carry class members folks. If you ever use a weapon for self-defense,  obey the police, but say NOTHING more than that you wish your lawyer to be present for questioning. It’s the ONLY thing you should do. The placard helps remind you and the police as to why)

The promo code is  MA07.  Use that and they’ll give you the placard. It is a very handy item.

Let me finish like this:  I wish I didn’t have to tell you about this service. I wish we didn’t live in a sue happy nation. I wish that our legal system wasn’t so quick to try and find fault and criminally charge the average citizen who simply defended himself. I wish ambulance chaser type attorneys would stop suing the victims of a crime. But alas, this is the US in 2017.

Buy the service. SelfDefenseFund.com  It could be the best 12 bucks you ever spent.

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Promo code:  MA07

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