October 26, 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


November 2, 2022

Jeff Hunter, Upstream Functional Medicine (guest of Tricia Muehlbauer)


Stress, Hormones and Health

Stressed about hormones and/or your health overall?

Jeff Hunter, the owner and practitioner at Upstream Functional Medicine
will explain how the use of functional medicine can help. Jeff holds dual
certification as both a nurse practitioner with western medicine training and a
certified practitioner of functional medicine through the Institute for
Functional Medicine. Combining over twenty years of traditional medical
experience with functional and nutritional medicine, Jeff offers an advanced
approach to healthcare.

This is what discovering Functional Medicine feels like to Jeff:  “Functional and Integrative Medicine is
such a gift. I take the responsibility of making the best use of it very
seriously, so it is a top priority to set the bar of excellence very high. My
hope is that if everyone knows Functional Medicine is the way to get your
health on track, it will create a shift in not only our health system but the
culture of health for my children’s generation. So I accept every person as
they are and am an active listener with true compassion for their hopes and

Now, Jeff is setting the bar high for the practice of functional medicine
in Colorado through an education and coaching approach to delivering the best
of comprehensive, evidence-based Functional Medicine science

Greeter:  Carla Wink, BBB


October 26, 2022

Thank you
to Brandon Kolk, Brightway Insurance, for today’s fascinating presentation on
‘how to fly an airplane.’  Brandon
gave an overview of
the basics of flight, how certified flight instructors teach students, how a
person learns to fly, and some interesting information you wouldn’t





-Scott Mendelsberg, D11

-Allan Todd, Infront


BIRTHDAYS: October 27-Erik Carlson, Overhead Door

October 28-Tricia Muehlbauer

October 30-Bob Louden, retired

October 31-Michelle Blessing, ERA Shields

November 1-Angie
Peters, City Glass and Mike Warner, JetEx


Congrats to Wayne Heilman who won a $25 gift certificate to Coaltrain from
Brightway Insurance.





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.

We will not meet November 23, the daybefore Thanksgiving.  Please make note ofit. This is two weeks in a row!  But as I
mentioned above, we will meet for our holiday party on Dec. 1.

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 newwebsite.  There are a few snafus but we
are getting them ironed out!  If you haven’t reset your password, please do. 
You will see a red link right on the homepage.  Just click on it and it will help you get underway using the site.  Let me know if
I can help you….A BIG thank you to Matt and his team for this gratis work for our organization.  We appreciate you!!


  1. Starbucks has closed its
    location at 1455 S. Nevada Ave. (WAYNE HEILMAN)

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. There is no better time to save on your ink and toner cartridges! Email me for a
    quote. kristine.simon@jetexinc.com. Free delivery on all orders!  (KRISTINE SIMON)
  2. We have lots of tastings going on at Coaltrain. They are all listed on the
    chalkboard outside our front door and you can always call to find out what
    we’re hosting. Liquor, beer and wine…we taste it all. Come join us! (PEGGY
  3. This is the last weekend for family portraits with the fall colors. Call me at
    719-593-7721. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  4. The Swithbacks are looking for some community support. We host the Western
    Conference Semifinals at Weidner Field Saturday Oct. 29th at 6pm. Save by
    using the access code CSE22 nat checkout. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  5. We are fighting the higher interest rates with our 2-1 Buydown Program! Call
    me to learn more! (KODY MILLER)
  6. UCCS has re-installed Jeff Davis as head of facilities. They are buying
    supplies and services for the field house off of Nevada Ave. (DAVID


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  1. ‘Wait Until Dark’ opens Friday at First United
    Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Other performances are Oct 29-30 and
    Nov 4-6. Tickets at go.fumc-cs.org/waituntildark. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Halloween Bash: Laser Sound is playing at Ivywild from 7-12pm, Saturday Oct 29th!

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 Coaltrain, gift certificate. (BRANDON KOLK)
  2. Direct lead to Furry Friends, dog supplies. (BRANDON KOLK)
  3. Direct lead to Colorado Canyon Signs. (DON GOEDE)
  4. Direct lead to Brenda Speer, Esq. (DON GOEDE)
  5. Direct lead to Chris Waldron. Thank you for the new headshot. (BRENDA SPEER)
  6. Direct lead to Karen at Advanced Impressions. (ANGIE PETERS)
  7. Direct lead to City Glass. (KODY MILLER)
  8. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  9. Direct lead to Josh, Switchbacks. (DAN OSINSKI)
  10. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (DAN OSINSKI)
  11. Direct lead to Payroll City, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)
  12. Direct lead to Chris Peloso at American Printing and Copying. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  13. Direct lead to City Glass. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  14. Direct lead to Brenda Speer! Thank you. (LORI GOEDE)
  15. Direct lead to Swartz Electric-Adam . (GREG SWARTZ)
  16. Direct lead to Karen Heun, Advanced Impressions. (KIM GRIFFIS)


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  1. Congratulations to Switchbacks on the win. (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)         
  2. Congrats Switchbacks! (BRENDA SPEER)         
  3. Congratulations to Bernard Sandoval on the recognition he received last night from Mayor Suthers, on his
    Olympic City USA work.  (DEWEY REINHARD)      


  1. Thanks Don Goede. Three vans worth of logos in the shop. Skyway Creations!
  2. Thank you to the BBB. We’ve renewed. (DIANA THATE)
  3. Thanks to Chris Waldron for the photo. I’m using it for LinkedIn etc. (JESSY
  4. Thanks for recent print orders from Handyman Connection and Candy at Ent. (CHRIS
  5. Thank you Kody Miller for the referral. (ANGIE PETERS)
  6. Thank you CVB/Kim. (DAN OSINKSI)
  7. Thank you to Bernard for the mailing. WE appreciate the biz!  (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  8. Thank you to Ent.  We process, on the average, six mailings a month for them. They have been a
    great customer over the years. They have been a customer for over 40 years
    with The Mail Room, now TMR Direct…long before my time purchasing TMR
    Direct.  (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  9. Thank you Eddie Hurt. (DAN OSINSKI)
  10. Great program. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  11. Thank you Kimberly Griffis for your inquiry. (KAREN HEUN)
  12. Thank you Caroline Fleming for your inquiry. (KAREN HEUN)
  13. VisitCOS-thank you for this leadership cert! (DIANE INGOLIA)
  14. Thanks to Dan O. for being our DJ at our 2022 Tourism
    Awards event. He is a true professional and entertainer! (Dan is our title
    company in Execs but has a thriving DJ business that he runs!) (KIM GRIFFIS)
  15. Thank you Bill Johannsen, Palmer High School (District 11) and Tricia Muehlbauer for your ink and toner orders! We appreciate you
    and your business!  (KRISTINE SIMON)


  1. With regret, I am resigning from Execs at the end of this month. My current pursuits conflict with being able to stay actively
    involved and in particular, regularly attend the Wednesday meeting.  Being an Execs member has been a
    wonderful opportunity and experience for me. I will truly miss it. I wish tremendous success for the organization and all members!  (SHAUN MCCARTHY)
  2. Happy Birthday Trish, Eric, Mike and all Execs. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  3. Happy Birthday Trish and all Execs! (SPENCER SWANN)
  4. Candy Vandenberg, I can’t say enough great things about Ent Credit Union. I’ve been a member since 1988, and over the
    weekend had my debit card stolen. They’ve gone above and beyond to help me through this process. Thank you!  (KRISTINE SIMON)
  5. Happy Birthday Trish! (KRISTINE SIMON)
  6. I recommend visiting Kevin Holt’s haunted house for Halloween! (MATHEW LAFLEUR)
  7. Sorry everyone for my absence lately. I had surgery 9/19 and haven’t recovered enough to walk even short distances. I miss the
    jokes, bets, and the love.  (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  8. We will be doing Trick or Treat at our home in Cascade. Our house is across the highway from the Wines of Colorado. The
    address is 8040 West US Highway 24, 80809. I have two 15’ floating phantoms, three 12’ skeletons, two 9.5’ werewolves, one 12’ inferno
    pumpkin head, a 12’ hovering witch, 6’ lunging reaper, 6’ lunging witch, 3’ pumpkin children and a screaming banshee. There are skeletons crawling on the house and fences. We open at 2pm and close at 10pm on Halloween which is Monday October 31st. Stop by for a safe and scary experience! (KEVIN HOLT)
  9. 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 and thank you to the nineteen members who have already participated!!  (JIM SMITH)
  10. Happy Halloween :) (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  11. Happy Birthday Tricia, Bob, Angie and all! (BRENDA SPEER)
  12. Happy Halloween Execs! (KIM GRIFFIS)
  13. I am selling my townhome at 693 San Juan Rd., on the west side!  Please share with those
    who may be interested!  Thanks.  (BARBARA BATES)


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  1. Rush Bowls, a restaurant specializing in acai and other healthy bowls, is under construction near New Life Church (11010 Cross Peak View). (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. 7 Brew Drive Thru Coffee plans three locations in Colorado Springs. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Great presentation Brandon. Let’s FLY! (TERRENCE VANSANT)   
  2. Fun presentation. As close as I’ll even get to a glider! (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Thoroughly enjoyed this presentation! (DIANE DOYLE)
  4. Very interesting presentation. Thanks Brandon! (JIM SMITH)
  5. Fascinating presentation. Thanks Brandon! (CHRIS PELOSO)
  6. Brandon, excellent presentation. Amazing what you do in flight. (NANCY KELLY)
  7. Brandon, thanks for a fun presentation. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  8. Thank you Brandon for a fun, fascinating and educational presentation! (BRENDA SPEER)
  9. Excellent program! Brandon makes a person want to fly/glide. (LORI GOEDE)