November 2, 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




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November 9, 2022

Payroll City-Kathleen Fox and Diana Thate

Come next week to hear from Payroll City!  I will send out a more detailed explanation early next week!  


Greeter:  TBD


November 2, 2022

Thank you to Jeff Hunter and Kimberlie Gaiser from Upstream Functional Medicine for today’s presentation.  Jeff Hunter, is the owner and practitioner at Upstream Functional Medicine. He explained how the use of functional medicine can help make people healthy. 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.

“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 dreams.”





Bob Louden– Suzanne Louden

Michael Gaal– Kris Odom

Trevor Dierdorff-Jon Marc Radspinner 

Tricia Muehlbauer-Jeff Hunter and Kimberlie Gaiser, Upstream Functional Medicine



November 3-Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet and Kristine Simon, JetEx


DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Cathy D’Agostino, Grayline, for winning the basket from Upstream Functional Medicine. Congrats, also, to Diane Doyle for winning a $25 Execs gift certificate.




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 day before Thanksgiving.  Please make note of it. This is two weeks in a row!  But as I mentioned above, we will meet for our holiday party on Dec. 1.


I am working with Matt Palis, Infront, on tweaking our new website.  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!!


There will be a board of directors meeting after next week’s breakfast.  


Watch for a link to contribute to our annual holiday recognition fund for the El Paso Club servers!  


  1. Colorado Eye Institute has bought Junior Achievement USA’s national headquarters building for $5.6 million. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Junior Achievement sold their headquarters to Colorado Eye Institute. (JESSY SNOUWAERT)

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Need your dog boarded for the holidays? Stubby’s is already full for Thanksgiving so book your Christmas boarding TODAY! (BILL HUFFOR)
  2. Does it feel like the holidays yet? Here are great discounts to some of our Colorado Springs Philharmonic Holiday Shows:  THE NUTCRACKER – COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC – Nov. 25 – 27 (multiple showings) – Pikes Peak Center – Save 20% per ticket by clicking here! Promo code: COMMUNITY22: The Nutcracker continues to awaken the holiday spirit in Colorado Springs audiences year after year. Let your wonder kindle and feel the glimmer once more as you kick-off the holiday season over Thanksgiving weekend with Clara and friends. Featuring: Thomas Wilson as the Philharmonic Conductor, the Oklahoma City Ballet, and the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale.  CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY – COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC – Sunday, Dec. 18 @ 2:30pm – Pikes Peak Center – Save 20% per ticket by clicking here! Promo code: COMMUNITY22; When winter is upon us, this beloved annual Christmas tradition fills the holiday season with good tidings of cheer. Embrace the spirit of the season with the Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Chorale for Rutter’s Gloria, Sleigh Ride and cheerful sing-alongs. (JEFF LAPSANSKY)
  3. Underline is very excited to announce our newest team member Brandon Eldridge as our Market Director. Is your business interested in a better way to connect? Express your interest at: underline.com. (MICHAEL GARNER)
  4. Seasonal ski and snowboard rentals are available through Nov. 20th at Christy Sports. (MIKE LLOYD)
  5. Colorado Springs Cleaning Supply has grown. We have added Keith Juvera, a six-year veteran of the janitorial supply business. Keith has added new customers and is doing most of the purchasing. CSCS is once again in the window cleaning tools business. All tools in stock now. Also, if your company washroom dispensers are worn or not functioning, call me. 719-522-0207. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  6. ADD STAFF is ready to help you find the staff you need to grow your business. (KELLY SHAFFER)
  7. Ent has some CD specials if you have funds that you can lock up for 24-36 months. APY as high as 3.25%! Call me :) (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  8. Anyone like saffron? The crocus bulbs are sprouting and producing the saffron fibers. Awesome plant. (KEVIN HOLT)
  9. Switchbacks made it to the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio. If you want to watch the match you can see it on Sunday at 6:30pm on ESPN+ or Dan Adam has opened his house to a watch party. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  10. Looking to make some improvements to your home? Pay off high interest debt? Fund a family vacation?! Call me to discuss our HELOC program! 719-494-9718. (KODY MILLER)
  11. Please vote NO on proposition 124,125 and 126. The ads are very misleading, especially the one that implies that allowing stores to open as many outlets as they want will help small businesses. This actually allows big corporate stores like Total Wine to multiply to the detriment of smaller individually owned stores. Another important point is that if lots of small stores go out of business, it will hurt the craft beer and specialty liquor producers because they are supported by smaller stores. Please support small locally owned businesses and vote NO. (PEGGY MCKINLAY) (Peggy-I highlighted this for you because I know you wanted to make the announcement today and we didn’t do announcements due to the length of the program!-Trish)
  12. Think of JetEx for all your ink and toner needs! We will match or beat any Original Name Brand price!  (KRISTINE SIMON)


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  1. Come eat with Job’s Daughters at their fundraiser breakfast on Saturday Nov. 5th 7am-10am, 509 N. Main St. Fountain. $10/person. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  2. There are still three performances remaining of ‘Wait Until Dark’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. 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 Furry Friends. We love our new food! Your staff is awesome. (DIANE DOYLE)
  2. Direct lead to Michael Peltier with Integrity Device Repair. Thanks for the new battery. (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)
  3. Direct lead to Brandon Kolk. Thanks for the great quote. Will be in touch. (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)
  4. Direct lead to Arrow Moving and Storage. (DIANA THATE)
  5. Direct lead to Payroll City. (KAREN HEUN)
  6. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  7. Direct lead to Wendy’s. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  8. Direct lead to Furry Friends for new dog food. It’s been an exceptional experience. (JANET BURNS)
  9. Direct lead to A Healthy Smile. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  10. Direct lead to Nancy Kelly. (CARA WINK)
  11. Direct lead to VisitCOS, referrals from Focus Welcome Center. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  12. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance. (KODY MILLER)
  13. Direct lead to Adam and Son for auto repair. (ALLAN TODD)
  14. Direct lead to TMR Direct. (EDDIE HURT)
  15. Direct lead to Kody Miller, Guaranteed Rate. (ANGIE PETERS)
  16. Direct lead to Spencer Swann for a car decal. (BRENDA SPEER)


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  1. Congrats to the Switchbacks for the playoff win! (JP WEST)                                


  1. A ‘BIG THANK YOU’ to the 17 CSEA members for their participation in my Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club’s campaign to raise support for Thanksgiving baskets…not too late to sponsor a basket or two! (JIM SMITH)
  2. Thank you Adam and Son Auto for your diligence in solving my Jeep problem. (DON MOON)
  3. Thank you Chris Peloso for the new logo’d table covers! (JP WEST)
  4. Thank you Tony Ellis for letting me review your business insurance. (JP WEST)
  5. Brenda Speer, thanks for visiting Christy Sports. I hope your husband found his perfect ski boots! (MIKE LLOYD)
  6. Thank you for the referral for your event, Diane Ingolia. (JEFF LAPSANSKY)
  7. Thank you Chris, American Printing, for helping with our Christmas card order. (TARA IRONS)
  8. Thank you to everyone that came up to the Halloween display at my house in Cascade. We had over 50 kids show up for trick-or-treating. (KEVIN HOLT)
  9. Thank you to Mark Rohn for all of your help. (KEVIN HOLT)
  10. Thanks for your help Trish! (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  11. A big thank you to Paulette Greenberg, Palmer High School and Coaltrain. We truly appreciate your business!  (KRISTINE SIMON)
  12. Thanks to Cathy for info on hotels in Mexico for a friend. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  13. Thank you Steve at TMR for your business. (ANGIE PETERS)


  1. Undersheriff Joe- I need to chat about having you or someone come speak on women’s safety. (LISA COE)
  2. Paulette, it was so nice seeing you this week!  (KRISTINE SIMON)
  3. Spencer- CRC needs more stickers :) (LISA COE)
  4. Larry Blevins, I have a client who needs your services. (JP WEST)
  5. Jim Little, we’re ready to mount those skis, just need a boot. (MIKE LLOYD)
  6. Joe, good luck in the election; looking forward to the good results for our community and state next week. (MARK COPELIN)
  7. If we need more time for presenters then I think we should start ten minutes earlier because members need to be able to have time to voice their announcements. (KEVIN HOLT)
  8. My prayers go out to Chris Waldron as he has flown home for his mother. She is in her 90s and is not doing well. (KEVIN HOLT)
  9. I am in need of two tickets for Raiders vs. Broncos game November 20th. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  10. Happy Birthday Christine and Trevor. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  11. Kevin, great Halloween display! (BOB GILLIS)
  12. Joe, best of luck next Tuesday! (BOB GILLIS)
  13. Go Switchbacks! (BOB GILLIS)
  14. Shoutout to Kevin Holt and his incredible Halloween decorations. (CARA WINK)
  15. Happy Birthday on November 3rd to my dear friends Trevor Dierdorff (Amnet), Kristine Simon (JetEx) and my son Dr. HL Greenberg (Las Vegas Dermatology). You all are very special people and I’m lucky to have you in my life !!!! Your friend (and mom). (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  16. Switchbacks fans, we will be having a watch party on Sunday the 6th at my house. Game starts at 6:00 so feel free to arrive a little early. No need to bring anything, we have plenty of beer and wine and we will be ordering pizza. The address is 4424 Valli Vista Rd. 80915. Text me (719) 660-9987 or email me dan@adamandson.com and let me know if you can make it. (DAN ADAM)


  1. I have a contact that is selling a 1960 Studebaker Lark. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  2. An antisemitic group was putting out fliers in a CS neighborhood . Retired Veteran, Mr. Cooper turned in the fliers to the media and law enforcement . David and I were interviewed on KOAA TV channel 5, about the fliers and in the CS Indy too. We asked about rise of Antisemitism in the USA. What a shame that people can’t respect each other. We all need to stand up and make a positive difference in our world. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  3. Remember…..COLORADO GIVES DAY is coming up. Your donation to the Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance will make it possible for us to continue the work that we are doing as an all volunteer board. Over two million people have seen our programs and exhibits. Go to http://www.thegreenbergcenter.org. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. Sketchers is opening a 2nd store at First & Main Town Center. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Trish, thank you for our presentation today. So great. So informative. So helpful. (DIANE DOYLE)    
  2. Very interesting and informative! (JIM SMITH)
  3. Great presentation. (JOE WILSON)
  4. Great program, very informative. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  5. Thanks to Jeff Hunter for his great program! (KEVIN GUTTMAN)
  6. Interesting and valuable presentation. (DEBORA IRELAND-YOUNG)
  7. Great program Jeff. This is very informative. (MARK COPELIN)
  8. Interesting program. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  9. Tricia, thanks for bringing our speaker to us this morning. He was very informative. (MARK ROHN)
  10. Thank you Tricia and Upstream Functional Medicine for a great presentation! (BRENDA SPEER)