January 4, 2023

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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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January 11, 2023

Jessica Van Dyne-The Gazette

Come on January 18th to hear what’s new at The Gazette! But before that, on January 11th, I’ll give you a crash course on Israel! We’ll look at the country’s history and geopolitical situation as well as some of the highlights from my escapades in the Holy Land.


Greeter-Angie Peters, City Glass


January 4, 2023

Thank you to Nancy Kelly, Syntrak Intl, for bringing today’s guest speaker, Paul Huffman, Professional Development Programs, Center for Character and Leadership Development, from the United States Air Force Academy.  Paul spoke today on ‘Developing Leaders of Character’ and how he, in his role, seeks to get the job done well.

Michael Greene– Tammy Fogall
Nancy Kelly– Paul Huffman
JP West-Todd Matia
BIRTHDAYS: January 6-Debora Ireland-Young, KCME & Jazz 93.5
January 7-Diane Thate, Payroll City
DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Don Goede who won a $25 gift certificate to spend with any Execs business.

Notes from your executive director:
At the December board meeting, the board opened the classification of ‘Bakery’ for Brooke Orist, Sasquatch Cookies.  Brooke is sponsored by JP West, Westco Insurance. 
Should you know of any top notch companies who would like to compete for this category, please bring them as a guest. As always, it is our goal to bring in the best in class in each category.
Thank you to the following members who will serve on our next board beginning January 18:  Jenn Kolk, Karen Heun, Kody Miller and Larry Blevins
Please note, Paul Hasty, Tint Technologies and Trevin Wecks, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, have dropped their memberships.
I will be on vacation next week.  Someone will be handling the newsletter for me.  PLEASE write legibly so she can decipher your leads!  And if there are errors, please be gracious. :) 
Our next board meeting will be January 18 (third Wednesday) since I am on vacation next week.  It is for both incoming and outgoing board members.  Thank you. 

  1. Matthews Vu Medical has begun renovations at the Weber professional building. Construction managed by Colerelli Construction Co property managed by  Olive Real Estate. (DAVID HORWITZ)
BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. Consider having ‘Cravings’ 5-star Events plan a chef’s table event for your next fundraising effort. (KATHY DREILING)
  2. CRC is offering an 8-week RUN 101 course starting next Tuesday. If health and fitness are on your list of goals, think about joining us! Call the store or check our social media for more info! (LISA COE)
  3. Best of the Springs voting starts this Friday FYI. (MICHAEL GREENE)
  4. Interested in what’s going on in the mortgage market? Call me! (KODY MILLER)
  5. We are always looking for customers who want to upgrade their washroom fixtures for towels, toilet tissue and hand soap. Most dispensers are available at no cost. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  6. Start saving 30% to 50% on your ink and toner cartridges! Call or email me for a quote. 719-578-5533. kristine.simon@jetexinc.com. JetEx provides FREE same day delivery. (KRISTINE SIMON)
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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 Joe Wilson. He saw me last week to evaluate a tooth problem I had; it was my first visit to him and he was great. The evaluation was thorough and informative. Thanks Joe! (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  2. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. Direct lead to Kathleen Fox at Payroll City, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)
  4. Direct lead to Jessica Van Dyne for a business article. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  5. Direct lead to Furry Friends. Thanks for the supplies for Hudson; he loves them! (JENN KOLK)
  6. Direct lead to Coaltrain; you made our holiday extra fabulous this year. (JENN KOLK)
  7. Direct lead to Windshields Express. Thanks Mike for taking care of our client Mallorca! (JENN KOLK)
  8. Direct lead to Coaltrain. Thanks for getting me through the holidays! (KODY MILLER)
  9. Direct lead to American Printing and Copying. (TREVOR DIERDORFF)
  10. Direct lead to Spencer at CO Canyon Signs. (ANGIE PETERS)
  11. Direct lead to Jon Marc at Cultivate House Detailing. (ANGIE PETERS)
  12. Direct lead to Joe Wilson. (NANCY KELLY)
  13. Direct lead to Christy Sports, a couple purchases. Thank you Mike! (MARK COPELIN)
  14. Direct lead to Arrow Moving Storage. Referral with Mike and Art on a commercial law firm move. (MARK COPELIN)
  15. Direct lead to Dan with Adam and Son. (MIKE EDDE)
  16. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (MIKE EDDE)
  17. Direct lead to David Horwitz…heating problems. (MIKE EDDE)
  18. Direct lead to Coaltrain for holiday spirits. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  19. Direct lead to Coaltrain Wine and Spirits. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  20. Direct lead to John Marc. Please call. (SIMON PENNER)
  21. Direct lead to Coaltrain…always…for their expertise, really the best liquor store in town. (JOE WILSON)
  22. Direct lead to Skyway Creations. (JANET BURNS)
  23. Direct lead to Swartz Electric. (DON GOEDE)
  24. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance. Thanks for insuring my new ring!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  25. Direct lead-Steve Nyrhinen, TMR Direct. (KRISTINE SIMON)
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  1. Congrats to the Adaman Club for a great show on Pikes Peak. The view over the clouds was great from Woodland Park! (SPENCER SWANN)                              
  1. Thank you Bernard for letting me help with your business insurance! (JP WEST)
  2. Thank you VisitCOS for including us in your holiday open house. (KATHY DREILING)
  3. Thank you David Horwitz for buying a game! (BRENDA SPEER)
  4. Thanks for recent recommendations. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  5. Thanks to Chris with American Printing. (MIKE EDDE)
  6. Thanks to JP for all your great help. (JOE WILSON)
  7. Thank you to Bernard Sandoval, Sandia Advertising for your generosity and wisdom. Lucky to have you in the CSEA and as a friend. Fondly, Paulette. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  8. Thank you Payroll City and Coaltrain for your recent purchase! We appreciate you and your business! (KRISTINE SIMON)
  9. Thank you TMR Direct for the great looking mailers! (KRISTINE SIMON)
  1. Michael Greene, I look forward to the results you find on the needs for my services. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. Great to see Mike Edde this morning. (KEVIN HOLT)
  3. Happy New Year to all friends and fellow Execs. Thank you for your friendship and business. (KATHY DREILING)
  4. Happy New Year everyone! (CHRIS WALDRON)
  5. Happy New Year Execs. (JOHN GATTO)
  6. Happy birthday to Execs with birthdays this week. (SPENCER SWANN)
  7. Glad to be back with Execs. (MIKE EDDE)
  8. Happy New Year from Weathercraft, your roofer of choice. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  9. Nancy Kelly I am looking forward to us meeting this month. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
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  1. Tiger Records has opened at 1625 W. Uintah St. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Tiger Records is a new record store that opened at 1625 W. Uintah St. (JESSY VAN DYNE)
  1. Nancy, congratulations on your accomplishments. You are doing great things. Keep up the good work. Great presentation this morning. Good stuff for sure. (KEVIN HOLT)   
  2. Nancy, great speaker!! Go Air Force! (JEFF TARBERT)
  3. Thank you Nancy for bringing Paul Huffman to speak to us. (BRENDA SPEER)
  4. Thanks Nancy. Great program Paul. Good stuff. (SPENCER SWANN)
  5. Thanks for the informative presentation! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  6. Great, interesting presentation!! (JIM SMITH)
  7. Great presentation! (KODY MILLER)