November 9, 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 16, 2022

Trevor Dierdorff, Amnet

Small business cybersecurity breaches are on the rise. It’s not a matter of if but when your business will be targeted.  In fact you may be breached
today and not even know it.  Bring your CEO/CFO/COO for this non-technical presentation on the latest information on cybersecurity
threats and what you must do to protect your company from the growing threats.

Greeter-Mat LaFleur, Arrow Moving and Storage

November 9, 2022

Thank you to Kathleen Fox and Diana Thate for today’s presentation.  Payroll City offers payroll and HR onboarding services for small to medium
businesses, and is expanding services as needed. Their mission is to make the whole payroll process easier for clients by providing the best
software and service available. They are continuously updating their software and providing integrations to meet clients’ needs. They are
customer service focused, and offer payroll services at a reasonable rate. Rediscover service with Payroll City.  And for more information on
the FAMLI requirements, reach out to Payroll City! They can help you understand what is coming down the pike in January!

JP West– Brooke Orist, Sasquatch Cookies
Matt Palis-Al Todd, Infront (attended in Matt’s place)
Jonmarc Radspinner-guest of Trevor Dierdorff

November 11-Kathleen Fox, Payroll City and Cathy D’Agostino, Gray Line
November 12-Don Goede, Skyway Creations and Steve Nyrhinen, TMR Direct
November 13-Mat LaFleur, Arrow Moving and Storage

DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Candy Vandenberg who won a $25 Execs gift certificate from Payroll City.


Notes from your executive director:
At today’s board of director’s meeting, the board:

  • Opened the category of ‘Window & Gutter Cleaning’ for Jonmarc Radspinner,
    Cultivate House Detailing.  Jonmarc is sponsored by Trevor Dierdorff. 
  • Opened the category of ‘Game and Toy Creator’ for Brenda Speer, Stamford
    Orange, Ltd.  Brenda will be retiring from law at the end of 2022 and
    wishes to stay on as a Primary member in this new category with her game
    ‘Who Did What?!’ 

Should you know of any best in class companies who might like to compete for these categories, please bring them as a guest and have them apply
before the December 14 board meeting.

  • Approved Primary membership for Al Todd, Infront Webworks.  Al replaces Matt Palis as Primary member. 
  • Approved Associate membership for Scott Mendelsberg, School District 11.  Welcome Scott!

Please make sure your birthdays (and profiles!) are up to date on our new website.  If we miss your birthday in announcements, it is likely
because it is not on the new site.  Please add it!  We want to recognize you!  Happy birthday on the 13th, Mat LaFleur, Arrow Moving and

Our holiday party is December 1.  Watch for the invite by email tomorrow!  An RSVP is required by Nov. 23! 

We are continuing to work on the website and are still working out a handful of kinks.  We are aware that the ‘members since’ field is wrong
for all of you.  We are trying to figure out how to manipulate the template so that we can update the data.  Please be patient with us as
we work through issues like this.  And PLEASE, if you don’t have a photo, add one!  It is easy!

There will not be a meeting on November 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday NOR the next week, November 30, because we will have our holiday party on Dec. 1.  Please put this on your calendar!   

  1. COS Utilities CEO Abram Biyamin is leaving for another job (undisclosed). (WAYNE HEILMAN)
BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. I’m looking for a maintenance van for a local hotel. (JOHN GATTO)
  2. It’s
    darker this time of year which leads to runner safety issues! Join CRC
    11/15 at 6pm for a Women’s Safety Night. El Paso County Sheriff will be
    presenting, along with others! Check social media for more info. (JEFF
  3. Diesel
    issues do not affect Waste Management trash trucks. We operate off of
    the waste fumes! It is expensive but green! Waste Management is picking
    up the slack in Leadville because a local hauler closed. (DAVID PEREZ)
  1. None
  1. The First United Methodist Church will present two free concerts on Dec. 2 and 4. More info: www.fumc.CS.org/music. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Join Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center for our 2nd annual Veteran Art Exhibition on Nov. 11 2022 from 5pm-8pm at Warehouse Restaurant and
    Gallery (25 W Cimarron St. COS, CO 80903). The reception will have lite hors d’oeuvres, beverages and music. There will be a silent auction and
    proceeds will benefit Veteran programs at Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center. Arts in Society Award and $100 People’s Choice Award (sponsored
    by ERC, Inc.) Come support Veteran Artists. Meet Randy Gradishar, former Denver Broncos All-Pro middle linebacker! Art will be displayed until
    November 30, 2022. Silent Auction bidding opens November 11 and concludes November 30. RSVP: VeteranArtist.GiveSmart.com. For additional
    information contact Lynda Cink 719-309-4789. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
DIRECT LEADS (when you yourself do business w/ a member or someone you referred to a member does business with that member) AND
  1. Direct lead.  I need to fix my windshield, Mike. (JP WEST)
  2. Direct lead to VisitCOS…gala. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  3. Direct lead to Chris Peloso-business cards for my son, Justin. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  4. Direct lead to Wendy’s. (EDDIE HURT)
  5. Direct lead to Payroll City. (KAREN HEUN)
  6. Direct lead to Weathercraft. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  7. Direct lead to Nancy, Syntrak…help figure me out. (GREG SWARTZ)
  8. Direct lead to Larry Blevins. (JP WEST)
  9. Direct lead to Ent Federal Credit Union for an auto loan. (DON MOON)
  10. Direct lead to Swartz Electric; called for a quote. (JENN KOLK)
  11. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  12. Direct lead to Waldron’s. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  13. Direct lead to Coaltrain. Love your wine selections! (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)
  14. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (BRENDA SPEER)
  15. Direct lead to Dr. Joe Wilson, A Healthy Smile Dental Center. (KRISTINE SIMON)
  16. Direct lead to Dan Adam. (PAUL HASTY)
  1. PhilanthroCorp is hiring. If you know someone looking for a part-time entry level job, give me a call. (TARA IRONS)
  1. Congratulations to Joe Roybal, our sheriff elect! (MARK ROHN)      
  2. Congrats to the ‘new sheriff in town’! (JEFF TARBERT)
  3. Congrats to you Joe! (DIANE DOYLE)           
  4. Congrats Sheriff Roybal! (EDDIE HURT)       
  5. Congrats Joe Roybal! (TARA IRONS)
  6. Congratulations to Joe Royal! (JOHN GATTO)
  7. Congratulations Joe Roybal! (BRENDA SPEER)
  8. Congratulations on your victory Sheriff Roybal! (KRISTINE SIMON)
  1. Thanks to Candy Vandenberg and Tara Irons for recent orders. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  2. Thanks to the sheriff’s department for helping with CRC’s women’s safety night on Nov 10th. (JEFF TARBERT)
  3. Thank you all for voting against the wine and liquor propositions 123,124 and 125. We are thrilled that 124, sponsored by TOTAL Wine (who put $3
    million into this) to allow big chain stores to greatly expand the number of stores they can own, did not pass. The Door Dash delivery
    proposition failed and the wine in grocery stores is still undecided. We are so happy Coloradans came out in support of small businesses. (PEGGY
  4. Thank you Chris Peloso-I love my new note pads! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  5. Thanks Payroll City for doing an awesome job with our payroll. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  6. Thanks JP at WestCo. for your orders. (KAAREN HEUN)
  7. Thank you Kimberly Griffis for your order. (KAREN HEUN)
  8. Jenn and Brandon, thank you for the great quote. Also, the lottery ticket was worth $10. (CATHY D’AGOSTINO)
  9. Thank you for the info, Diana! (BRENDA SPEER)
  1. Happy Birthday Execs! (MICHAEL GARNER)
  2. I miss seeing Steve Nyrhinen. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  3. Happy Birthday Don, Steve, Cathy and Kathleen. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  4. Happy Birthday Execs! (DIANE DOYLE)
  5. Big shoutout to CSEA members who participated in sponsorship of Thanksgiving baskets….great success!!! (JIM SMITH)
  6. Brightway Insurance (home, auto and commercial) saved me $2,400 annually!! (MICHAEL PELTIER)
  7. Cathy Nelson- thank you for letting us quote your insurance! (JENN KOLK)
  8. Michael Peltier- thanks for letting us quote your insurance! (JENN KOLK)
  9. Happy Birthday Execs! (TARA IRONS)
  10. Pikes Peak Center, I loved the Warren Miller movie last weekend. (TARA IRONS)
  11. Good job Switchbacks! (TARA IRONS)
  12. Happy Birthday Don Goede! (BRENDA SPEER)
  1. I’m looking for a calligrapher. (JOHN GATTO)
  1. Lemon Lodge Ski Bar, an indoor ski and snowboard simulator, is coming to 111 E. Pikes Peak Ave. (JESS SNOUWAERT)
  2. Kum & Go is coming along at W. Brook side and S. 8th St. (DON GOEDE)
  3. Lemon Lodge Ski Bar, featuring a ski simulator, will replace Josh N’ John’s at 111 E. Pikes Peak Ave on Feb 1. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  1. Interesting and informative. (JIM SMITH)
  2. Thank you for your presentation Diana! (KEVIN GUTTMAN)
  3. Thank you for the info on FAMLI. Very interesting. (MIKE ESCHLER)