February 22, 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:Tara Irons-President; Kim Griffis-Past President; Larry Blevins-Vice President; Jenn Kolk-Secretary; JP West-Treasurer; Angie Peters; Jim Little; Karen Heun; Kody Miller

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March 1, 2023

Dan Adam, Adam & Son Auto Repair

Dan Adam, Founder of Adam & Son Auto Repair, will be presenting on his journey from being a minimum wage employee changing oil at a local auto repair shop to operating a successful Social Impact business having two locations with 22 employees and growing. He will be discussing how having a social impact has allowed his company to stand out from the competition, create raving fans, and attract and retain talent.

Greeter-Josh Middleton, Switchbacks

February 22, 2023
Cultivate House Detailing-Jonmarc Radspinner

Thank you to Jonmarc Radspinner, Cultivate House Detailing, for presenting today!  Jonmarc’s company provides window cleaning, pressure washing & gutter cleaning (as well as holiday light hanging in the winter!)  The ultimate goal of Cultivate House Detailing is twofold:  to provide convenience and excellent customer service. They have a passion for top-notch customer service that sets them apart into a new class of contracting.  And to cultivate or train up the next generation of service industry professionals. They desire to train and develop their people to grow personally and professionally.  To learn more:  www.cultivatehousedetailing.com

JP West- Ben and Steven with USI (health insurance), Nate with Peak Med (direct primary care)
John Gatto- Tyler Walters, Samantha Hendricks
Diana Thate- Nader Ramsey, Premier Payment Services
Tammy Fogall- Dana Rucha, Greccio Housing, drocha@greccio.org 719-650-4500

BIRTHDAYS: Today, February 22-Charles Zerbe, Retired
February 26-Todd Matia, Harvey Investment Group and Lori Goede, Skyway Creations

DOORPRIZE: Congrats to JP West who won $50 to put toward services from Cultivate House Detailing!



Notes from your executive director:
At this month’s board of directors meeting, the board opened two additional categories:
‘Hotel’ for Tyler Walters, Best Western, Fillmore Inn.  Tyler is sponsored by John Gatto.
Also, ‘Employee Benefits’ for Benjamin Wojchik, USI Insurance Solutions. Benjamin is sponsored by JP West.
                 Should you know of any qualified, best in class companies who might like to compete for these categories, please bring them as a guest between now and March 8.  All interviews will take place on March 8 and the board will vote on this day as well.


Many of you have asked about our weather/cancellation policy.  Here it is!
If a regular meeting is to be canceled for any reason, the Executive Director and acting President will decide by 4:00 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting and will email a notification of the cancellation to the membership. 
(I will also try to get a notice on the website!  We do not follow the directive of School District 11 as our members come from all over the county.)


  1. The Cutting Edge Real Estate Co. In Woodland Park is now ‘The Compass Team Real Estate’ across the road from McDonald’s on Rampart Rd. (SPENCER SWANN)

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. CRC is hosting a training group for Take 5 in the Garden if you or anyone you know is interested in joining us. Email Lisa at lisa.corunco@gmail.com (LISA COE)
  2. We’ve seen a lot of you in Coaltrain in the last few months and I want to thank you all. To name a few of you…thanks Wayne Heilman, Joe Wilson, Jenn Kolk, Kody Miller, Mike Edde, Caroline Fleming, Mike Eschler, John Gatto, Spencer Swann, Eddie Hurt, Michelle Blessing and Nancy Kelly! (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  3. Employee appreciation day is March 3rd. Cookies are a great way to show and say thanks! (BROOKE ORIST)
  4. Do you have questions about our current market and where mortgage rates are? Call me! 719-494-9718. (KODY MILLER)
  5. Single-use water bottles are being looked at. Hawaii is set to ban them. Hawaii was one of the first states to ban plastic cutlery, single use grocery bags and foam to-go containers. Also…check out BOOMPODS-speakers/headphones made from ocean plastics! (DAVID PEREZ)


  1. Furry Friends, our golden doodle needs grooming. Please give me a call! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)


  1. The Morning Hatch (501c3) Foundation, founded by Dave and Becky Leinweber is looking for donations for a raffle at the Flying Fishing Film Tour in March. (Typically 500+ in attendance).The foundation supports the mental and emotional needs of the community through transformational outdoor activities. If you’re interested in participating please contact me. (JANET BURNS)

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 Candy with Ent. (DIANA THATE)
  2. Direct lead to Tara with Philanthrocorp. (DIANA THATE)
  3. Direct lead to Ent Credit Union. (JANET BURNS)
  4. Direct lead to Visit COS…360-degree tour of our welcome center coming. Thank you! (DIANE INGOLIA)
  5. Direct lead to Furry Friends. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  6. Direct lead to Joe Wilson,  A Healthy Smile. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  7. Direct lead to Josh Middleton, Switchbacks. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  8. Direct lead to Lisa, CRC. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  9. Direct lead to Ent, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)
  10. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies for cookies in my stores! Thank you!! (BILL HUFFOR)
  11. Direct lead to Ent for CD special. Thank you! (BILL HUFFOR)
  12. Direct lead to Ent/Candy:IEC/Dale. (GREG SWARTZ)
  13. Direct lead to Furry Friends. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  14. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance for my personal insurance. (KODY MILLER)
  15. Direct lead to Furry Friends. Hudson’s first grooming…he looks and feels fabulous :) (JENN KOLK)
  16. Direct lead to Mark Rohn for my son’s tax return. (DOUG BERWICK)
  17. Direct lead to Spencer Swann.  (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  18. Direct lead to Ent. I’m a proud owner of a CD!. Thanks.  (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  19. Direct lead to Furry Friends.  I appreciate your company, Bill.  Thank you for the exceptional service, always!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)


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  1. Thanks to Coaltrain Liquor for the discount! (SIMON PENNER)
  2. Thank you Skyway Creations for the beautiful flowers on Valentine’s Day! (JP WEST)
  3. Thank you Adam and Son for the great help. (DON MOON)
  4. Thanks to everyone who took advantage of our CD special. That special is gone but we have lots of other great options! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  5. Thank you to Payroll City for meeting with InFront. (ALLAN TODD)
  6. Thank you Bob Gillis for referring your daughter, Dianne Tope. (JENN KOLK)
  7. Thank you to Janice Zerbe for connecting me with the “right” person to work with me on selling our Native American Artwork.  He is also interested in some of my other collectibles :)  Appreciate your help. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  8. Thank you to Greg Swartz for the fantastic dinner Marie and I enjoyed for Valentine’s Day. (DOUG BERWICK)
  9. A “Big Thank You” to Dr. Joe for taking care of a dental problem for me!!! (JAMES SMITH)
  10. Thanks to Eddie Hurt for the mailing.  (STEVE NYRHINEN)


  1. Welcome Todd Matia! (SIMON PENNER)
  2. Great article in last Thursday’s Gazette about the Fillmore Pizza Kitchen…try it! (JOHN GATTO)
  3. Bill Huffor, I’ll stop by the Fillmore store…need some pet treats. (MARK COPELIN)
  4. Happy Birthday Execs. (SPENCER SWANN)
  5. I tried a new restaurant near The Hatch Cover, called Tokki. It is Korean tapas and fun cocktails. A great place. (TARA IRONS)

(a little Wednesday humor…you likely won’t understand if you weren’t there!) 

  1. Joe Wilson, thanks for letting me borrow your truck. I’m glad you got it back. Congratulations. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. Congratulations Joe Wilson. You got your baby back! (SIMON PENNER)
  3. Happy National Margarita Day! (TARA IRONS)
  4. Very interesting that we met then President Jimmy Carter in Aspen, Colorado at a play.  Fabulous picture with our then young boys.  Great memories.  Also wonderful that the Greenberg Center’s honorary member, and our personal advisor, Father John Pawlikowski worked on the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC with Eli Wiesel which was started when Jimmy Carter was President. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  5. Nice meeting with Dick Wilheim who used to be a member of CSEA. Didn’t realize that he was twice the President and a member for over 30 years.  He should be an honorary member. Good thought.  He said he does miss all of us. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


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  1. Thank you Jonmarc for sharing your personal business story and vision. (BRENDA SPEER)
  2. Jonmarc Radspinner-fantastic presentation. Good for you! (NANCY KELLY)
  3. Very good program. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  4. Great presentation, Jonmarc! (BROOKE ORIST)
  5. Great presentation! (KODY MILLER)
  6. Good presentation Jonmarc. Interesting. (SPENCER SWANN)