April 26, 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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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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May 3, 2023
Guest Presenter:  John Cole, Environmental Division Supervisor,
The El Paso County Environmental Division falls under El Paso County Parks and Community Services supporting El Paso County by providing essential public services to our Pikes Peak Region in support of our residents, businesses, and communities, enhancing the freedom for all to thrive.
The El Paso County Environmental Division oversees the following programs: Environmental Compliance, Household Hazardous Waste, Natural Resources, Noxious Weeds, and Recycling Programs.  Learn more about these programs and how the Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Facility is assisting El Paso and Teller County residents in diverting waste streams from our landfills.
Greeter-to be determined
April 26, 2023
Thank you to Brandon and Jenn Kolk, Brightway Insurance, for today’s ‘out of the box’ presentation.  They showed us some of their favorite apps that they use in both business and their personal lives.  These apps help make their businesses run more efficiently and professionally.  And a few that they showcased make living more fun!  If you missed it, contact Jenn and Brandon for a list of them!  Jenn even earns money on one of them! 

Brooke Orist– Jesse Carillo, Scoop Creative
Kim Griffis– Jorge Fernandez, Prime Coach Services and Carlos Castro, Relevant Leadership
Steve Nyrhinen– Robert Martin, new owner of TMR Direct
April 29-Mike Edde, Climate Design & Doug Berwick, Retired
April 30-Jim Brummett, Retired
DOORPRIZE: Congrats to David Perez, Waste Management, who won a $25 gift certificate from Execs

Notes from your executive director:
At this month’s board meeting the board:
  • 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.
Please make note, Unified Title has dropped their membership.  Dan/Leslie-we will miss you.  When budget constraints ease up, we hope to see you again!! 

I will be sending the final proof of our roster very soon.  Watch for it one more time.  Thank you.

Our annual graduate recognition breakfast will take place on May 24!  For those of you who are new and don’t know about this tradition, here’s the scoop…Every year CSEA honors graduates of fellow Execs (spouses, children or grandchildren at the high school or college level. This includes associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctorate levels.)  Our presentation of the week will showcase these graduates.  Each graduate will be recognized, whether or not they are present, and will receive an Execs gift certificate.  Watch for a link on our website.  I’ll send it out by email this week as well!  Don’t delay in getting their information in so Kody and Tara (emcees) can build the program! 
  1. The parent company of Maverick is buying Kum & Go. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Old Chicago at Austin Bluffs and Academy has closed. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. Ocutrx Technologies has acquired Spectrum Advanced Manufacturing Technologies of Colorado Springs. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  4. CD Special: 15 months, 4.75% APY, $500 minimum. Call me! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  5. Walters Bistro Restaurant at 146 E. Cheyenne Road has been bought by the owners of Marigolds Restaurant. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. I have been contracted by Rick’s Garden Center to be one of their local growers. Very exciting times. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. Beginning next month, JetEx will have a new owner! Mike Warner will begin his much deserved retirement from the business.  I’ll still continue my position as Manager, and urge our new owner to join Execs again, once he’s settled in! Please feel free to reach out and I look forward to seeing you all soon! 719-578-5533. kristine.simon@jetexinc.com(KRISTINE SIMON)
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  1. Swing into Spring benefiting Dance Alliance of the Pikes Peak Region, Saturday 4/29, 5:30pm-9pm The Peel House. Dinner, wine and beer, swing lessons. Www.DAPPR.org. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
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 Sasquatch Cookies. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  2. Direct lead to Brenda Speer…game. (NANCY KELLY)
  3. Direct lead to City Glass…topped table. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  4. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company for some great shoes! (MARK COPELIN)
  5. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (BRENDA SPEER)
  6. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies Thank you for having great treats at Red Leg Brewery! (BRANDON KOLK)
  7. Direct lead to Larry Blevins. Thanks! (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  8. Direct lead to David Perez with Waste Management. (DIANA THATE)
  9. Direct lead to Kathleen Fox and Diana Thate of Payroll City. (KAREN HEUN)
  10. Direct lead to David Perez at Waste Management. City Glass moved our service to Waste Management. Great communication with David. (ANGIE PETERS)
  11. Direct lead to The Gazette for ads. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  12. Direct lead to A Healthy Smile Dental Center. (KRISTINE SIMON)
  13. Direct referral to Diana Thate and Payroll City. (TODD MATIA)
  1. Laser Sound is still looking for DJs. Call my mobile: 719-351-9705. (DAN OSINSKI)
  2. Hiring full-time Corporate Sales Representative for KCME Jazz 93.5. Email  resume and cover letter to gm@KCME.org. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  1. I’ve been working with JP to secure some term life insurance. He got it done! (TODD MATIA)                              
  1. Thanks to Brenda Speer and Simon Penner. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  2. Thank you Eddie Hurt and Michelle Blessing. (DAN OSINSKI)
  3. Thank you Execs for being so awesome. My hope is that we’ll be back in the future. (DAN OSINSKI)
  4. Thanks for printing work, Bernard at SANDIA, and Trish at Philanthrocorp. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  5. Thanks to Becky Ahl for an excellent travel agent referral! (JANET BURNS)
  6. Thank you to Diane for the introduction to Matt Hubble and WorthSprings Vet referral center. (BEN WOJCHIK)
  7. Thank you to Kody Miller for referring Genesis and Abraham. (BRANDON KOLK)
  8. Thank you to Mark Rohn for moving your insurance to Brightway! Glad we could help you! (BRANDON KOLK)
  9. Thanks Trish! (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  10. Thanks to Ent Credit Union. Keep those orders coming in. Direct mail works; ask Ent! (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  11. Thank you for the referral, Todd! (JP WEST)
  12. Thank you Angie with City Glass! I look forward to our new partnership! (DAVID PEREZ)
  13. Thank you Greg with Swartz Electric. I hope to gain the trash business. (DAVID PEREZ)
  14. A big thank you to Adam and Son Auto on Austin Bluffs for their help!! (DON MOON)
  15. Thank you Wayne Heilman for your glass order. (ANGIE PETERS)
  16. Thank you Greg Swartz at Swartz Electric for your recent work completed by City Glass. (ANGIE PETERS)
  17. A big thank you to David Horwitz and District 11 (Palmer High School) for your recent cartridge purchase! We appreciate you! (KRISTINE SIMON)
  1. Good luck to Dan at Unified Title Company. You will be missed. (MARK COPELIN)
  2. Execs, I’ll see you in July! I’m off to sail across the Atlantic from Saint Maarten to Portugal with friends, on their catamaran. #ARCEurope2023. (BRENDA SPEER)
  3. Great to be back. Missed seeing my fellow Execs. (TERRRENCE VANSANT)
  4. Dewey, we miss you. Keep on keeping on! (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  5. Jeff T, thinking of you. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  6. Congratulations to Steve! (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  7. Ben, I have a few deals for you to work on. (JP WEST)
  8. Greg, I’m finally ready to work on your quote! (JP WEST)
  9. Good to have Terry VanSant this morning. (DOUG BERWICK)
  10. Dewey, I hope you get better soon. We all miss you. (KEVIN HOLT)
  11. Happy late Birthday (never too late) Dana Rocha!!  Great working with you at Mt. Carmel Veterans Services and now looking forward to having you in CSEA – Greccio Housing!! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
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  1. Good program. Thank you Brightway! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Good, fun program. Thanks! (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  3. Great presentation! (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  4. Very informative presentation. (JOE WILSON)