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May 3, 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

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
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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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May 10, 2023
Larry Blevins, American Business Brokers
Watch for more information soon!

Greeter-to be determined

May 3, 2023
Thank you to John Cole, our guest presenter for today!  John is the Environmental Division Supervisor of El PASO COUNTY PARKS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.
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.  Thanks to John for teaching us 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.
 

ATTENDANCE:  48  
GUESTS:
Todd Matia– Michael Krueger, Krueger Brother’s Construction (residential exterior remodeling) and Valerie Cox, Real Estate/Healthcare/ Business Attorney
Jenn Strehlow– New Altitude Co-Working and Event Space
Robert Martin– Owner of TMR Direct
 
 
BIRTHDAYS: None
DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Kevin Holt who won today’s $25 Execs gift certificate!
   
 
Notes from your executive director:
At last 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.  Applications will be voted on at next week’s board meeting.

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 have inserted images of our final roster at the end of the newsletter. Please let me know ASAP if you have changes!  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.  The link to complete the graduate questionnaire is on our website’s homepage…csea.biz.  You can also click here!  Don’t delay in getting their information in so Kody and Tara (emcees) can build the program!
 

BUSINESS CHANGE:
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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. This mortgage market is HOT. Rates are falling. Give me a shout if you’d like to learn more! (KODY MILLER)
  2. Yeah! It’s almost spring! Get outside! Great gear from The Colorado Running Company! Thanks for shopping local! (JEFF TARBERT)
  3. Christy Sports will be entering into the world of e-bikes soon. Stop by and check them out! (MIKE LLOYD)
  4. Excited to announce our new customers this week: CS Charter Academy and Bethel Church and School. Also, we will have recycled 6 volt deep cycle batteries available soon. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  5. Canyon Signs is making new signs for “Focus on the Forest”. These folks are working on cleaning up the forests. (SPENCER SWANN)
  6. Ute Pass Gardens goes live tonight. Please check it out at utepassgardens.com. Do you need herbs, flowers, or vegetable plants? Please contact me at 719-960-6829. (KEVIN HOLT)
  7. We still have 15-month CDs at 4.75% APY, $500 minimum. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  8. Zero Waste is a huge goal. Many colleges and hotels want to be zero waste. The Broadmoor is next! RECYCLE RECYCLE RECYCLE is taking over! (DAVID PEREZ)
  9. ALL ELITE WRESTLING – June 7 – Broadmoor World Arena  Click here for $10 off per ticket! (Plus save on fees) Promo code: COMMUNITY23 At the Dynamite – Rampage, all the big stars of All Elite Wrestling compete against each other. In the ring, the athletes have to show strength and athleticism, but also charisma and creativity in order to win the match and the audience’s approval. This event will be televised live here in Colorado Springs!  (JEFF LAPSANSKY)
  10. MICHAEL CARBONARO (magician) – September 15 – Pikes Peak Center – Save 20% per ticket! (Plus save on fees) Promo code: COMMUNITY23 Best known as the star and executive producer of the hit series, THE CARBONARO EFFECT on truTV. A performing magician since his youth, Carbonaro went on to study experimental theater at New York University with aspirations of entertaining audiences through a variety of theatrical mediums, including hidden-camera magic, which he later showcased frequently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  (JEFF LAPSANSKY)
  11. 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)
CALL BOARD:
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COMMUNITY EVENTS:
  1. Come see First Company’s free melodrama “Stop The Presses”, opening at 6pm June 9th at the John Wesley Ranch (just north of Mueller State Park). I play the mayor. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. 40th Annual NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on May 18th at Broadmoor Hotel, Hall B. 7:30am-8:30am. Free of charge. If interested in attending please email caroline@weathercraft.net. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  3. Job’s Daughters fundraising breakfast is this Saturday, May 6th from 7:30am-10am at Fountain Valley Masonic Lodge, $10. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  4. The Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament is Friday, June 9th at the USAFA Eisenhower Golf Club. Registration & breakfast at 7am. Shotgun start at 8am. Of course, lunch after golf. Call 719-365-4483 or crista.muchmore@uchealth.org.  $300 a person and sponsorships are available. Let me know if you want to be on my husband, David’s forsome. dpgreenberg1@msn.com or call me at 719-598-7004. President Eisenhower’s sergeant’s wife was my babysitter in Chicago :).  Just a few years ago!!! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  5. Join Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center’s Golf Tournament at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Wednesday, August 16th . Contact Lynda Cink at 719-309-4789 or lcink@mtcarmelcenter.org. Individual and corporate sponsorships are available. 11:30am gunshot start and dinner at 5pm. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
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 Coaltrain. Great experience in getting an extra Anejo Tequila for a gift. (TODD MATIA)
  2. Direct lead to Waste Management. Switched from what used to be Bestway. (TODD MATIA)
  3. Direct lead to Windshields Express. Thank you for replacing my windshield so quickly and at a GREAT PRICE! (BILL HUFFOR)
  4. Direct lead to Adam and Son, and thank you. (ALLAN TODD)
  5. Direct lead to Coaltrain…wine, beer, liquor restock :) (JENN KOLK)
  6. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance. (KODY MILLER)
  7. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  8. Direct lead to Matthew LaFleur. (JOE WILSON)
  9. Direct lead to Jonmarc Radspinner/Cultivate House Detailing!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  10. Direct lead to Tammy Fogall. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  11. Direct lead to Canyon Signs/Spencer Swann for three magnet signs. (GREG SWARTZ)
  12. Direct lead to JP Swartz. (LARRYY BLEVINS)
  13. Direct lead to Joe Wilson. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  14. Direct lead to Picnic Basket/Cravings. Thank you for the delicious meals for a week during our Enfoque a la Familia Conference for 300+ people from all over the world! (DIANE INGOLIA)
  15. Direct lead to Larry Blevins. (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  16. Direct lead to Chris Peloso…call me! 23,500. (SPENCER SWANN)
  17. Direct lead to Jonmarc, Cultivate House Detailing. (NANCY KELLY)
  18. Direct lead to American Printing and Copying. (TARA IRONS)
EMPLOYMENT:
  1. Swartz Electric is hiring licensed electricians for $40/hr and a great benefits package. (GREG SWARTZ)
KUDOS:
  1. Shoutout to Joe Wilson, DDS. His hygienist, Meagan, provided a great teeth cleaning experience for me. Very gentle and thorough. (KIM GRIFFIS)       
  2. Congrats to Larry Blevins recently married in Hawaii. (JOE WILSON)
  3. Congratulations on your wedding Larry! (JANET BURNS)        
  4. Congratulations  to Stephanie Horton for a FABULOUS event for the Dance Alliance.  Having you as the president of the Dance Alliance is outstanding.  We had such a wonderful time Saturday night dancing the night away.  Delicious food too from The Picnic Basket.  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)      
MEMBER-TO-MEMBER THANKS:
  1. Thank you to Brightway Insurance for making our change in insurance coverage smooth and easy. (MARK ROHN)
  2. Thanks Furry Friends for all the dog food this week! (JP WEST)
  3. Thank you Larry Blevins for the referral. (JP WEST)
  4. Thanks Mark Rohn for letting us quote your insurance :) (JENN KOLK)
  5. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you on your move project Joe Wilson! (MAT LAFLEUR)
  6. Thanks Brenda Speer for the opportunity to move your father last Friday! (MAT LAFLEUR)
  7. Thank you Todd Matia for the introduction to Valerie Cox. (SIMON PENNER)
  8. Thank you to Mike Eschler for the installation of my new windshield! (SIMON PENNER)
  9. Thank you to Adam and Son for taking care of my daughter’s Subaru. (SIMON PENNER)
  10. Thanks to all of our Exec patients. We really appreciate all of you. (JOE WILSON)
  11. Thank you to Simon Penner and Bill (Furry Friends). (MIKE ESCHLER)
  12. Thanks Steve for the kind words. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  13. Thanks Joe Wilson. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  14. Thanks to Ent Credit Union. Keep those cards and letters coming. (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  15. Thanks :) (DANA ROCHA)
  16. Thank you David Horwitz for the referral. (TARA IRONS)
MESSAGING SERVICE:
  1. Jim-so ready for you to be back to hear about your trip! (JENN KOLK)
  2. Dewey, I have been looking for balloons for quite a while. I haven’t seen any and I think of you every time. Miss you my friend. (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Welcome to Execs Robert! (NANCY KELLY)
  4. Go Switchbacks! (NANCY KELLY)
  5. Happy Birthday to City Council Member and GREAT friend, Michelle Talarico. Enjoy your special day because you are SO SPECIAL.  Hugs, Paulette and of course David. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
MISCELLANEOUS:
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NEW BUSINESS:
  1. Avelo starts flights from COS to Hollywood-Burbank today. (JESSY VAN DYNE)
  2. 3Es Comedy Club is to extend off of Interquest. (JESSY VAN DYNE)
  3. My Neighbor Felix Mexican Restaurant opened in Briargate shops. (JESSY VAN DYNE)
  4. 3E’s Comedy Club  plans to expand with a second location in Victory Ridge next to Icon Cinemas. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  5. My Neighbor Felix Mexican Restaurant is coming next month to the Promenade Shops at Briargate. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
PROGRAM COMMENTS:
  1. Very informative presentation. Thank you for the directory. (DEBORA IRELAND-YOUNG)
  2. Great program! (KODY MILLER)
  3. Great presentation. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  4. Thank you for the great information. (JANET BURNS)