October 19, 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 26, 2022

Brandon Kolk, Brightway Insurance

Ever wonder what it’s like to learn how to fly an aircraft?  How does a glider stay in the air for 8 hours without an engine?  Brandon Kolk with Brightway Insurance will give an overview of the basics of flight, how certified flight instructors teach students, how a person learns to fly, and some interesting information you won’t believe!  Don’t miss this fun and interactive presentation next week!

Greeter: Jeff Lapsansky, Broadmoor World Arena

October 19, 2022

Thank you to Bill Hoffer, Furry Friends for today’s presentation!  Bill shared immense knowledge about nutrition for pets, especially dogs.  He encouraged members to support his (and all) local businesses!  Stop by Furry Friends soon to pick up food/treats/toys for your animals!  Or schedule a grooming session at either Furry Friends or Stubby’s, which Bill also owns.  Their business has grown by 35% in the two years they have owned it!  



Matthew Palis- Allan Todd, Infront

Bill Hoffer-Janet Hoffer and Fox 21 News representative

Scott Mendelsberg-School District 11


October 19-Ron Genuario, Retired

October 20-Eddie Hurt, ERA Shields Real Estate

October 21-Trevin Wecks, Lamar Outdoor Advertising

October 23-Jim Little, Coaltrain Wine and Spirits

DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Angie Peters who won a gift basket from Furry Friends and also to Janet Burns who won (4) grooming sessions at Stubby’s Grooming.

Notes from your executive director:

Save the date!!  Thursday, December 1 we will have our holiday party at the El Paso Club!  Please note, the Nov. 30 breakfast meeting will be cancelled but the monies paid toward it will apply to the cost of the party.  Watch for more details on charges for non-members/guests.

If any of you mailed things to our PO box and had them returned, please re-mail them! There was a mixup in PO Box expiration dates.  The box is open and ready for your mail!  Sorry for any inconvenience.  

I am working with Matt Palis, Infront, on tweaking our new website.  There are a few snafus but we will get them ironed out!  If you haven’t reset your password, please do.  Just click on ‘lost my password’ and it will send you one you can copy/paste and then you reset it to the one you want to use!  Let me know if I can help you….


  1. Boecure has acquired Ascension Engineering Group. Both businesses are based in COS. (WAYNE HEILMAN)

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. We hope our short presentation today on ballot items, prop. 124, 125, 126 helped encourage you to research them and hopefully vote no on all three of them. This is very much a battle of David vs. Goliath. Please don’t let the big corporate money change these laws in Colorado. (JIM LITTLE)

  2. Join us for the home playoff match on Oct. 22nd. Use CSE22 for a discount code. (JOSH MIDDLETON)

  3. Tip of the week from Brightway: Insurance in Colorado is day to day. You don’t have to wait for your renewal to see how much you’re overpaying. Call me anytime at 719-599-3600. (BRANDON KOLK)

  4. Winter is coming!! Help your waste removal/recycling driver by removing snow! (DAVID PEREZ)

  5. Family portraits with fall colors, ready for Christmas. Call 719-593-7721. (CHRIS WALDRON)

  6. We are proud to announce new business from Spectrum Laser Corp. and Tan Your Hide tanning salons. (DAVID HORWITZ)

  7. Buy your OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Brother, Canon, Epson and HP ink and/or toner cartridges from me. I’ll beat or match what you currently pay! We offer great prices on OEM Equivalent (Remanufactured) cartridges too. I’d love to hear from you! 719-578-5533. (KRISTINE SIMON)


  1. Chris Peloso-Call me.  I need to place an order. (CANDY VANDENBERG)


  1. ‘Wait Until Dark’ opens on Friday Oct. 28th at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Other performances: Oct. 29-30, Nov. 4-6. Tickets: go.fumc-cs.org/waituntildark. (WAYNE HEILMAN)

DIRECT LEADS (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 Michael Peltier. (CARLA WINK)

  2. Direct lead to Coaltrain Wine and Spirits. A close friend, Clay Guillory, fully stocked his home bar. Excellent selection. (MAT LAFLEUR)

  3. Direct lead to Windshields Express. (EDDIE HURT)

  4. Direct lead to C&C Sand. (EDDIE HURT)

  5. Direct lead to Coaltrain. Love the great selections. (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)

  6. Direct lead to Pikes Peak Glass…Independent Electrical Contractor School. (GREG SWAWRTZ)

  7. Direct lead to Kristine Simon. (JIM LITTLE)

  8. Direct lead to Picnic Basket…yummy. (DIANE INGOLIA)

  9. Direct lead to Switchbacks. (DIANE INGOLIA)

  10. Direct lead to Broadmoor World Arena/Pikes Peak Center. Menopause: The Musical was hilarious! Great time! (JANET BURNS)

  11. Direct lead to Greg Swartz, Swartz Electric. (ANGIE PETERS)

  12. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (ANGIE PETERS)

  13. Direct lead to Payroll City, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)

  14. Direct lead to Brenda Speer. (NANCY KELLY)

  15. Direct lead to City Glass. (GARY ALTMAN)


  1. Waste Management is hiring. We will get you a CDL. (DAVID PEREZ)


  1. Shoutout to Kim Griffis! An amazing fantastic incredible job at the VisitCOS Tourism Award Gala. (CARLA WINK)                          


  1. Thanks Bill and Janet for an interesting presentation! (KIM GRIFFIS)

  2. Thank you, Kevin Guttman, for the insurance referral. Glad I could help! (JP WEST)

  3. Thank you Dr. Joe for letting me save you thousands of dollars on insurance. (JP WEST)

  4. Thanks to Jeff Tarbert on some dog advice and medicine. Thanks for the tip. (MARK COPELIN)

  5. Thank you to Josh Middelton for the order. (KAREN HEUN)

  6. Thank you Angie Peters for your orders. (KAREN HEUN)

  7. Thank you Dan Adam for your business! (BRENDA SPEER)

  8. A big thank you to Skyway Creations for your recent cartridge purchase! We appreciate you! (KRISTINE SIMON)

  9. Thank you to Angie at City Glass for the quick turnaround on glass for a picture frame. (GARY ALTMAN) 


  1. The Colorado Springs Executives Association has been very supportive over the last several years in supporting my Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club by sponsoring the baskets we prepare and deliver to the low-income families of Greccio Housing!
    Once again, we will be preparing and delivering 75 (revised up to 75 as we surpassed our goal of 65 last year) Thanksgiving Baskets on Saturday, November 19th for less fortunate families. I am hoping that having sponsored baskets previously, you will again sponsor a basket (or baskets). See attached flyer at end of newsletter.  Thank you for your consideration.  (JIM SMITH)

  2. Happy Birthday to Eddie and Jim! (BRENDA SPEER)

  3. I have a question for you, Greg Swartz, regarding installing lights. (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  4. I had a great time at Visit COS’s Annual Tourism awards last week! (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  5. Crazy cool Halloween display at Kevin’s house! (DIANE DOYLE)

  6. If anyone can translate Russian, please call me at 719-205-9348. Thank you! (DIANE DOYLE) (Diane, the VP of the Navigators speaks Russian.  I might be able to help you get in touch with him-Trish)

  7. Shout out to Chris Waldron for all of our amazing photos. (DIANA THATE)

  8. Happy birthday to all Execs! (NANCY KELLY)

  9. This Sunday from noon until 2pm we will be giving away pumpkins at our home. Stop by and check out all of the animatronics. Our address is 8048 W. US Highway 24, Cascade CO 80909. Across from the Wines of Colorado. Call me for directions at 719-960-6829. Come by and see the reapers, werewolves, witches and skeletons. We will be doing trick-or-treat at our house on Halloween from 2pm-10pm. (KEVIN HOLT)

  10. I am bringing a presenter on Nov. 2!  Jeff Hunter, NP, IFMPC from Upstream Functional Medicine!  He has set the bar high for functional medicine.  You will learn a lot and should not miss this!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)

  11. Job’s Daughters is an international organization for teenage girls (10-20) that I belonged to in the 1980s and is still going strong more than 100 years after it began. Learn about membership at our movie night this Friday, 10-21-22, at 7pm. Call me at 719-424-0764 for details. (CHRIS PELOSO)

  12. Happy Birthday Ron, Eddie and Jim! (TERRENCE VANSANT)


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  1. Alpine Bank is opening a branch in the former Wells Fargo space in the Wells Fargo tower. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Good, informative program! (JIM LITTLE)    

  2. Loved this presentation! Very good information. (DIANE DOYLE)

  3. Great program. I love the passion you have towards animals and what you do. (ANGIE PETERS)

  4. My furry friends and I look forward to visiting Furry Friends Inc. (CAROLINE FLEMING)

  5. Great program this morning. Great having Bill Johannsen with us this morning. (DEWEY REINHARD)

  6. Furry Friends, nice presentation. Good to support local business. (MARK COPELIN)

  7. Coaltrain and Furry Friends-full support and with you on all your views on ballot issues. Support local businesses! (JEFF TARBERT)

  8. Nice presentation. Thank you for the updates on the voting issues. Good to get good assessments on the issues. (MARK COPELIN)

  9. I love the detailed explanation of the ballot measures. Very helpful. (JP WEST)

  10. Thank you for the information on the ballot issues. (BRENDA SPEER)

  11. Thanks for the info on ballots! (JIM SMITH)

  12. Thank you Bill for an informative presentation! Welcome to Execs! (BRENDA SPEER)

  13. Very educational program. (NANCY KELLY)

  14. Great info today. Thanks for all the good info. Booze, dope and dogs! Thanks! (SPENCER SWANN)

  15. Very informative program today. The details on the ballot initiatives were great to learn about along with good information for our pets’ health. (MARK ROHN)