March 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

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members or firm permitting such and is not the responsibility of the Association. Information in the newsletter has
been obtained and listed with care from sources deemed reliable, but its correctness is not guaranteed.

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 29, 2023

Kim Griffis, Visit COS with guest presenter, Jonathan Toman, Program Director, Cultural Promotion & Tourism

Jonathan Toman builds local and tourist arts audiences, and the Pikes Peak region’s visibility as an arts destination, using the marketing, communications, and storytelling platforms of the Cultural Office and its partnerships. To that end, he spearheads the Cultural Office’s flagship cultural promotion & tourism program, Peak Radar – the local creative sector’s most powerful promotional tool. An experienced storyteller and program manager (and Pikes Peak region native), Jonathan enjoys amplifying and illustrating the value of the region’s arts sector…and saying all puns that occur to him.


Greeter-to be determined

March 22, 2023

Thank you to Weathercraft for updating us today on the service portion of their business. 




Caroline Fleming– Bob Johns



Today, March 22-Sheriff Joe Roybal

March 24-David Horwitz, Colorado Springs Cleaning Supply

March 26-Nancy Kelly, Syntrak International

March 28-Todd Dierdorff, Retired


DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Chris Peloso, Diane Ingolia and Diane Doyle who all won giveaways from Weathercraft!



Notes from your executive director:

At this month’s board of directors meeting, the board:

      Opened the category of ‘Affordable Housing’ for Dana Rocha, Greccio Housing.  Dana is sponsored by Tammy Fogall, the Gazette.


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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Warmer weather is coming! Trash season really picks up here soon. Make sure your schedule is set! Have a new can delivered before the busy season takes over. (DAVID PEREZ)
  2. Christy Sports is still renting skis and snowboards through April 8th. We are currently transitioning to our summer patio furniture business. (MIKE LLOYD)
  3. Going on a trip this summer and need to board your dog? Get your reservation at Stubby’s now, as summer slots will fill fast! (BILL HUFFOR)
  4. Time to think about catering for your graduations and family gatherings. Execs get a 10% discount. We cater all over southern Colorado! (KATHY DREILING)
  5. Do you know where your customers live? SANDIA can run a heat map of your current customers—confirming you are targeting the right areas or highlighting opportunities to build your business. Call me if you are interested. (719) 200-3634. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  6. All members of Execs receive a discount at JetEx. Free same day delivery available! Call 719-578-5533 or email me at kristine.simon@jetexinc.com.  (KRISTINE SIMON)

7.    We’ve got a new show that approved a discount special for Execs! Plus, the Disney On Ice special offer closes tonight at midnight. Please share this information and let me know if there’s any questions.

NURSE BLAKE – Thursday, August 3 – Pikes Peak Center – $5 off per ticket! (plus save in fees) Promo code: COMMUNITY23

Hailed as a “genuine phenomenon” by The New York Times, Blake worked in trauma centers around the country before his career in comedy. As a way to cope with the stress of his nursing job, Blake started posting original comedy videos aimed at his profession. His lighthearted videos connected with nurses, nursing students, and healthcare workers around the world gaining Nurse Blake 3.5M followers on social media and over 300M views. He now takes his comedy to stages around the world bringing nurses together through his humor and inspiration. Nurse Blake’s sold out 2022 PTO Comedy Tour began as a 14 show run and grew to 55 shows due to demand. Nurse Blake will follow that with his massive Shock Advised Comedy Tour which hits 100 cities across North America in 2023.

LAST CHANCE! DISNEY ON ICE – March 23-26 – Broadmoor World Arena – Up to 25% off per ticket! (plus save in fees) Promo code: COMMUNITY23 OFFER CLOSES TONIGHT (3/22) AT MIDNIGHT!

Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana.  The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all.  Exciting moments from Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory, Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.

The member promo code COMMUNITY23 will work for any event with a SUPER GROUP button on this website – broadmoorworldarena.com/supergroup. If you have a group of 10 or more, call Brandon Ellis directly and he’ll help get tickets for shows at The Broadmoor World Arena and Pikes Peak Center! 719-477-2102.  (JEFF LAPSANSKY)


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  1. “Masked Till Midnight” is April 1st, put on by Angels Against Alzheimer’s. It’s a masquerade gala and casino night. All funds stay local. Come out for a great time and great cause! (CANDY VANDEBERG)
  2. Pikes Peak Philharmonic concert on Sunday at 3pm at the Ent Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door. Featuring The Planets By Holst, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo by Copeland, and the Youth Concerto Competition winner (cello concerto by Saint Saens). (BRENDA SPEER)

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 Switchbacks Unified Team. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  2. Direct lead to Mark Rohn. It’s the season to be jolly? (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Direct lead to Ben Wojchik for replacing health insurance as my cobra ends. (DOUG BERWICK)
  4. Direct lead to Ent, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Direct lead to Waste Management. (ANGIE PETERS)
  6. Direct lead to Furry Friends for dog grooming and dog food. (BRANDON KOLK)
  7. Direct lead to Mike Eschler, Windshields Express. Please call my employee, William, 815-353-0671 for a new truck windshield. Call me for payment at 719-439-3779. (BRANDON KOLK)
  8. Direct lead to World Arena and Pikes Peak Center. Shen Yun was amazing! (JANET BURNS)
  9. Direct lead to JP West. (TODD MATIA)
  10. Direct lead to Peggy and Jim/Coaltrain. (TODD MATIA)
  11. Direct lead to Furry Friends. Got my dog some new, fresh food. (JP WEST)
  12. Direct lead to Christy Sports. (MICHAEL GARNER)
  13. Direct lead to Furry Friends. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  14. Direct lead to Brooke at Sasquatch Cookies. My company bought an order of cookies for a celebration this past week. (MARK COPELIN)
  15. Direct lead to Switchbacks to plan an employee outing. (BILL HUFFOR)
  16. Direct lead to Weathercraft. (KATHY DREILING)
  17. Direct lead to Colorado Canyon Signs. (KATHY DREILING)
  18. Direct lead to Jeff Lapansky, Broadmoor World Arena and Pikes Peak Center. We took our granddaughter to the Cinderella ballet and she loved it. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  19. Direct lead to JP West. Re-intro to Wirenut for Workers Comp. (BEN WOJCHIK)
  20. Direct lead to Payroll City, ongoing. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  21. Direct lead to Ent, ongoing. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  22. Direct lead to WestCo, ongoing. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  23. Direct lead to The Gazette, ongoing. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  24. Direct lead to Waste Management, ongoing. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)


  1. Swartz Electric is hiring licensed electricians at $40/hr and an excellent benefits package. (GREG SWARTZ)
  2. We are hiring for a Field Marketing Representative! This is a great entry level marketing role where we teach targeted marketing for a home services business. Average pay after the first month is $30/hr. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)


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  1. Thanks to Weathercraft for all the roof repairs your company has completed on our office building! (DIANE DOYLE)
  2. Canyon Signs lettered a truck for Weathercraft the other day…THANKS! (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Thanks Michelle Talarico for allowing Canyon Signs to help you with your campaign. (SPENCER SWANN)
  4. Thank you Caroline Fleming for your order. (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Thank you Tricia. I enjoyed meeting and speaking with Robbie Muehlbauer! (SIMON PENNER)
  6. A big thank you to Sunny Vista Living Center and Palmer High School (District 11) for your recent cartridge order! We appreciate you!  (KRISTINE SIMON)
  1. Thanks to Christy Sports and Coaltrain for supporting The Morning Hatch Foundation. Their donated auction items helped raise money to support mental health through outdoor activities. (JANET BURNS)
  2. Thank you Diana Thate and Jonmarc for the referral for pre-planning for business exit! (TODD MATIA)
  3. Thanks Jen Kolk for the great 1 on 1! (TODD MATIA)
  4. Thank you Todd Matia for the life insurance referrals. (JP WEST)
  5. Thanks Tricia and Mark for the orders this past week! (BROOKE ORIST)
  6. Thank you Jessy for the great article in The Gazette! (BROOKE ORIST)
  7. Thank you Execs for your support! Remember to vote April 4th! If so inclined I would appreciate your vote. Thank you. (MICHELLE TELARICO)
  8. Thanks Spencer! Great job on Team Talarico signs. (KATHEY DREILING)
  9. Thanks Focus on the Family and Diane for your continued business. (KATHY DREILING)
  10. Thanks Brooke-bought St. Patricks’ Day cookies from Sasquatch Cookies-delicious! (JESSY VAN DYNE)
  11. Thank you to Al Todd, Eddie Hurt and Mat LaFleur for purchasing the Who Did What?! game. (BRENDA SPEER)
  12. Thank you to Diana Thate for intro to North Springs Vet Referral Center. (BEN WOJCHIK)


  1. CSEA.biz website was updated last week with fresh member photos from Chris Waldron. (ALLAN TODD)
  2. Great article in The Gazette, Brooke Orist and Sasquatch Cookies! (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Good to see Michelle T. Good luck! (SPENCER SWANN)
  4. Good luck on the election, Michelle! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  6. Mike E, I need to schedule a windshield repair. (JP WEST)
  7. Mike at Christy Sports, I’d like to talk to you about a demo set up for my wife. I’ll call you. (MARK COPELIN)
  8. Buy your flowers and wine locally. Support your friends in small businesses. (KATHY DREILING)
  10. Brooke and Jessy-very nice article about Sasquatch Cookies in The Gazette! Jessy, thank you for showcasing our local business community! (BRENDA SPEER)


  1. Catholic Charities had their 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Event, Shamrock Shindig at the Cheyenne Mt. Resort last Friday. It was an amazing evening. Catholic Charities does some much good work in the CS Community . Hats off to them for making  such a  positive difference in so many lives.   So nice to see some of my fellow CSEA members too!! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  2. Brandon Eldridge, Underline’s Market Director, has accepted his dream job leading the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center. Brandon is immensely passionate about helping drive community and economic development in the El Paso County area, and this opportunity allows him to focus on just that. While I am disappointed to lose Brandon as a colleague, I am equally excited to gain him as a partner at the SBDC. (MICHAEL GARNER)


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  1. Very informative program. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  2. We have been using Weathercraft for over 35 years. Obviously we feel that they do an excellent job on roofing, and metal work as well, like my greenhouse and chimneys.  They rank #1 in my book!!! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)