October 5, 2022

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Tricia Muehlbauer, Executive Director

PO Box 7585 Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7585
Telephone: 719-291-5545; Fax: 719-213-2693
Email: director@csea.biz
Website: www.csea.biz

Current Board of Directors: Kim Griffis-President; Brenda Speer Past President; Tara Irons-Vice President; Angie Peters-Secretary; JP West-Treasurer; Spencer Swann; Dan Adam; Jim Little and Jenn Kolk

October 12, 2022

Greg Swartz, Swartz Electric
Come next week for Greg’s debut presentation to Execs on all things electric. Greg will showcase his company and tell us a bit about himself!  
Greeter-who wants to greet next week?!  Let me know!!


October 5, 2022

Thank you so much to Undersheriff, Joe Roybal, for today’s extremely informative presentation by Shane Mitchell.  Shane spoke in depth of the tremendous fentanyl problem in our community.  Please reach out to Joe if you would like more information or would like for this important presentation to reach other people/organizations.  Education will help curb this problem.  Help others get in the know!


Candy Vandenberg- Dave Vandenberg
Michael Gaal- Kris Odom
Brandon Kolk- Mike Eschler, Windshield Express
Trevor Dierdorff-Bill Hoffer, Furry Friends

BIRTHDAYS: October 8-Lisa Coe, Colorado Running Company
DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Stephanie Horton who won a $25 gift certificate to spend w/ any Execs business

Notes from your Executive

At last month’s board of directors meeting, the board:

  • Opened the category of ‘Automotive Glass’ for Mike Eschler, Windsields Express.  Mike is sponsored by Jenn Kolk, Brightway Insurance.  Should you know of any automotive glass companies who might like to compete for the category, please bring them as a guest.
  • Opened the category of ‘Pet Supplies and Grooming’ for Bill Hoffer, Furry Friends.  Bill is sponsored by Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet.  Should you know of any pet supply/grooming companies who might like to compete for the category, please bring them as a guest.

There will be a board meeting after next week’s breakfast meeting.
Thank you to Dan Adam for hosting our fall social!  There were about 25 of us there and it was a lovely time in Dan’s back yard!  Thanks to Coaltrain for the drinks and Picnic Basket for the tasty treats!
We have a speaker opportunity open on October 19.  Who would like to seize the opportunity to showcase their business?


  1. The Little Pantry Restaurant in Green Mountain Falls is up for sale. (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)
  2. Planters Foods, owned by JBS in Louisville, will shut down by year’s end. (WAYNE HEILMAN)

(Information pertaining to members’ businesses)

  1. Interest rates have improved this week after a tough run last week. Call me if you have questions on this market! (KODY MILLER)
  2. Seasonal rentals will be available starting this weekend at Christy Sports. Rent now for a low price and return the equipment at the end of the ski season! (MIKE LLOYD)
  3. There’s three bills you’ll be voting on in November that directly affect our industry. I’ll explain at next week’s meeting why they are so unfair to our industry. (JIM LITTLE)
  4. Celebration of Life for CRC’s cornerstone for the last 23 years, John O’Neill. Oct. 15th at the pavilion across the creek behind The City Building in Manitou. 1pm. Stories, beer and food. (JEFF TARBERT)
  5. Underline’s reaching further into Old North End. Make sure you’re signed up! Underline.com/cos (MICHAEL GARNER)
  6. Business portraits will be on waldronsfamilystudio.com on Monday Oct 9th or call me 719-593-7721. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  7. Run out of ink unexpectedly? JetEx offers same day delivery! Call or email me. 719-578-5533 kristine.simon@jetexinc.com  (KRISTINE SIMON)





(When you yourself do business w/ a member or someone you referred to a member
does business with that member) AND REFERRALS

  1. Direct lead to Karen Heun…shirts. (MICHAEL PELTIER)
  2. Direct lead to Jim Little. (DAN OSINSKI)
  3. Direct lead to Switchbacks. Thank you Josh and team for a great experience for my service club! (KODY MILLER)
  4. Direct lead to Chris Waldron. (TREVOR DIERDORFF)
  5. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company. (EDDIE HURT)
  6. Direct lead to Cascade Investment Group for continued business. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  7. Direct lead to TMR Direct for direct mail comparison. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  8. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. Thank you! (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  9. Direct lead to JP West. (DIANA THATE)
  10. Direct lead to D11, donated makeup kits. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  11. Direct lead to Joe Wilson. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  12. Direct lead to the Gazette. (MICHAEL GARNER)
  13. Direct lead to Coaltrain.  (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  14. Direct lead to TMR for 80906 postcard campaign.  (BERNARD SANDOVAL)


  1. Swartz Electric is hiring licensed electricians. $40/hr. See flyer at the end of the newsletter for all the details.  (GREG SWARTZ)


  1. I would like to commend Swartz Electric on their extraordinary follow-up to the work they did; it is nice to work with honest and competent people like Greg Swartz. (DON MOON)                       


  1. A “BIG THANK YOU” to all for recognizing my 86th birthday last Wednesday and singing Happy Birthday to me!!! Greatly appreciated.  (JIM SMITH)
  2. Thank you Eddie Hurt and Kimberly Griffis. (DAN OSINSKI)
  3. Thank you Dan for a wonderful party. (DIANA THATE)
  4. Thanks to Kevin, Kim and Jim for coming to our Birthday Bash. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  5. Kim at VisitCOS, thanks for allowing my team to come in and do some reconfiguration at your offices. (MARK COPELIN)
  6. Thank you Kristine at JetEx for taking care of me. (BRENDA SPEER)
  7. Thanks for the referral Jeff! (MAT LAFLEUR)
  8. A special thanks to Execs for your kudos regarding my award from Mayor John Suthers. (DEWEY REINHARD)
  9. Thanks to Jeff Tarbert for assistance in getting my hangars prepared for sale! (DEWEY REINHARD)
  10. A big thank you to Coaltrain for your recent cartridge purchase! We appreciate you and your business!  (KRISTINE SIMON)


  1. I need to talk with Simon re: lease space. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Happy Autumn to all Execs. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  3. Great party Saturday. Wish more members were there. (DOUG BERWICK)
  4. Good to see Dave Horwitz and KM on their bikes Sunday! (SPENCER SWANN)
  5. Does anyone have a name of a great solar person? Please email me at brandonkolk@outlook.com (BRANDON KOLK)
  6. Mike at Christy Sports, do you rent skis for young kids for the season? (MARK COPELIN)
  7. Condolences to Jeff for the sudden passing of John. (DEWEY REINHARD)
  8. Steve Nyrhinen-A bet on Sunday’s game?  (KRISTINE SIMON)
  9. Thank you to KCME/Stephanie Horton/Debora for a great concert and birthday party bash!  (KEVIN GUTTMAN)


  1. Do our K12 students think that ‘Fake & Fatal’ is real or myth? Can there be increased awareness with parents? (guest of Michael Gaal-KRIS ODOM)


  1. Blue Origin opened an office last week in Highlands Ranch. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Sobering presentation!!!! (DAN OSINSKI)    
  2. Thanks Joe! Very good presentation. Very important info. (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Thank you Sheriff Joe and Shane for bringing this important info. (KEVIN GUTTMAN)
  4. Thank you for such a wonderful presentation. Very enlightening. (DIANE DOYLE)
  5. Great presentation today. Fentanyl is a horrible drug and I learned a lot from this presentation. (KEVIN HOLT)
  6. Very informative, interesting and important program. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  7. Joe Roybal, great program and super work. You are making a difference! (NANCY KELLY)
  8. Very interesting and informative…major problem!! (JIM SMITH)
  9. Good program educating us on this dangerous drug problem. Thank you for fighting this in our community. (MARK COPELIN)
  10. Thank you Joe and EPCSD for educating us today! (BRENDA SPEER)
  11. Thank you Joe. This was a great program. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  12. Do our K12 students think that ‘Fake & Fatal’ is real or myth? Can there be increased awareness with parents? (guest of Michael Gaal-KRIS ODOM)