April 19, 2023

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Tricia Muehlbauer, Executive Director

 PO Box 7585 Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7585
Telephone: 719-291-5545
Email: director@csea.biz
Website: www.csea.biz

The information herein is privileged and is furnished by and for the members of the Colorado Springs Executives
Association. Any claim of damage resulting from others having access hereto is the sole responsibility of the
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

To download the newsletter, click here. 

April 26, 2023
Jenn & Brandon Kolk
Get excited!!  Next week the Kolks are going to be presenting on great technology for your business and life.  Be sure to bring your phone and know your password so you can download apps that will help you.  

Greeter-to be determined

April 19, 2023
Thank you to Tara Irons for bringing Alli Schuch, the Executive Director of the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District.  Her presentation covered the history of the establishment of the Fountain Creek Watershed District, their projects and programs to date, and some of their future planning efforts to protect and enhance the health of our home watershed.  It was packed with great information!  Thank you, Tara!  
If you would like to reach Alli for some additional information, email her at: Fountainckdist@gmail.com

Todd Matia- Dave Thompson, Winds of Change Remodeling
Tara Irons- Alli Schuch
Brooke Orist- Jesse Carrillo, Scoop Creative
BIRTHDAYS: April 21-Tara Irons!
DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Diane Ingolia who won a $25 gift certificate to Execs and a handful of giveaways from Fountain Creek Watershed/Alli Schuch

Notes from your executive director:
At last week’s board meeting the board:

  • Approved Primary membership for Dana Rocha, Greccio Housing.  Dana is sponsored by Tammy Fogall, the Gazette.  Welcome Dana!  And thank you for sponsoring her, Tammy! 
  • Opened the classification of ‘Video Production’ for Jesse Carillo, Scoop Creative.  Jesse is sponsored by Brooke Orist, Sasquatch Cookies. Should you know of any ‘best in class’ videographers, please consider bringing them as a guest.  As always, it is the goal of Execs to bring in the ‘best in class’ for each category. 
  • Approved a change in membership where Angie Peters is now the Primary member for City Glass and Chris Bole is now the Associate member. 

From now until October 31, 2023, you will receive $100 for each new member you sponsor into Execs!  Please help us grow our membership!  Please check out our new table tents that have some potential categories listed.  If you have questions about a category, please contact me!  719-291-5545/director@csea.biz

At last!  Click here for a proof of the most recent roster.  Please reply to let me know if your information is accurate or not.  I hope to have American Printing and Copying print this ASAP.  We only do one run a year, so kindly make sure your data is right!  Thanks.


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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. We have a new 15 month CD special, 4.75% APY and minimum of $500. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Time to get air conditioning systems checked out for the hot summer. (MIKE EDDE)


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  1. Choirs from First United Methodist, First Lutheran and St. Mark’s Episcopal churches will present John Rutter’s “Gift of Life” at 2pm, April 22nd at First United Methodist, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets: go.fumc-CS.org/earthday. (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 David Perez, switching services. (GREG SWARTZ)
  2. Direct lead to Waste Management, switching services. (GREG SWARTZ)
  3. Direct lead to Adam and Son. I recommended them to a friend needing a new engine. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  4. Direct lead to Coaltrain for coffee juice! (SPENCER SWANN)
  5. Direct lead to Jonmarc Radspinner. (NANCY KELLY)
  6. Direct lead to Dan Osinski. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  7. Direct lead to Chris Waldron. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  8. Direct lead to Picnic Basket. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  9. Direct lead to Candy at Ent Credit Union. (DIANA THATE)
  10. Direct lead to Chris Waldron. (DIANA THATE)
  11. Direct lead to Adam and Son. (BRENDA SPEER)
  12. Direct lead to Windshields Express. (BRENDA SPEER)
  13. Direct lead to Arrow Moving. (BRENDA SPEER)
  14. Direct lead to Christy Sports. (EDDIE HURT)
  15. Direct lead to Ent. (EDDIE HURT)
  16. Direct lead to Diana Thate. (TODD MATIA)
  17. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company. Thanks Jeff. (MIKE EDDE)
  18. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company for new walking/running shoes for myself and my brother. (TONY ELLIS)
  19. Direct lead to Christy Sports. (JANET BURNS)
  20. Direct lead to Coaltrain. Great selection. (MAT LAFLEUR)
  21. Direct lead to Payroll City and Ent. (KAREN HEUN)
  22. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (TARA IRONS)
  23. Direct lead to The Gazette, ongoing. (STEVE NYRHINEN)


  1. Hiring a licensed service electrician for $40/hr and great benefits. (GREG SWARTZ)


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  1. Thank you to Chris Bole and City Glass for the honor of working with them. (GREG SWARTZ)
  2. Thank you to Candy/Ent for th 4¾% CD and moving money into that. (GREG SWARTZ)
  3. Thanks again Mark Rohn. Another year, another dollar! (SPENCER SWANN)
  4. Thank you to everyone who has come to Furry Friends or Stubby’s for your pet needs. We appreciate your support! (BILL HUFFOR)
  5. Thank you Simon Penner for referring your commercial clients and having TECC Painting paint your buildings. (TONY ELLIS)
  6. Thank you Dan Adam for taking care of my buddy’s truck. Outstanding service and experience! (MAT LAFLEUR)
  7. Thank you Spencer for our CRC stickers! We love having them to give out to our guests! (LISA COE)
  8. Thank you Mike at Christy Sports. Great job. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  9. Thanks to Ent Credit Union. Keep those letter mailings happening. We appreciate the biz!! (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  10. Thank you to Ben Wojchick for guiding me on health insurance plans going forward. (DOUG BERWICK)


  1. I am looking for a pet/house sitter if anyone knows anybody. Call me at 719-339-7898. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. I will be acting as a table head for the 40th NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) breakfast on May 18th. If anyone is interested in attending please reach out. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  3. I have had great meetings with several of you. Thank you for the warm welcome! If we haven’t sat down, let’s grab some coffee. (TODD MATIA)
  4. Nancy Kelly, we’re working on JR’s request for paint. (MIKE LLOYD)
  5. Sorry to have missed the 4/12 breakfast but I was in Chandler Arizona for a 3 day Grand Prix Road Racing course at Radford Racing School which is the old Bondurant Racing School.  It was an amazing experience I would highly recommend.  My racing partner was Ron Pratte who sold his car collection at Barret-Jackson in 2016 for $40 Million. I also have to miss 4/19 to meet with a weed control specialist at my property. (DOUG BERWICK)


  1. Monday was Holocaust Remembrance Day -Yom HaShoa.  Colorado College had a program and so did Rev Roger Butts at his church with 114 attendees. Over 11 million people were killed in the Holocaust, 6 million were Jewish and 5 million people who were not Jewish. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  2. I closed my buying service ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered’ two years ago and one of my vendors who was doing a show in Denver asked if I knew anyone who would like her samples of purses, jewelry, and belts.  She left two boxes at my home so let me know if you would be interested in purchasing gifts for Mother’s Day or graduation or just for you! You can come by my home at 530 West Woodmen Road or I could bring the boxes to your office or home.  Call me at 719-598-7004 (home phone) or email me at dpgreenberg1@msn.com. Good way to make money if you put the items on the internet…just a thought :). (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


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  1. Excellent program and informative. (NANCY KELLY)
  2. Very informative presentation! Thank you, Alli. (BRENDA SPEER)
  3. Excellent presentation. Thank you! (JANET BURNS)
  4. Very interesting and informative. Thanks! (JIM SMITH)
  5. Informative presentation. Thank you. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  6. Great presentation. (KELLY SHAFFER)
  7. Thank you Alli Schuch for bringing this knowledge to the general public! (SIMON PENNER)