May 24, 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

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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 31, 2023

Come next week to hear from Ashley Whitworth

Wildfire Mitigation Program Administrator, Colorado Springs Fire Department


May 24, 2023

Congrats to the graduates we honored today!  Thank you, members, for allowing us to recognize your loved one’s achievements!  Long live the tradition! 




Todd Matia-Michael Krueger, Krueger Brothers Construction (siding and decks)

Eddie Hurt– son Nathan Hurt

Stephanie Horton– Jesse Horton, Christofferson Commercial Builders. Colin Baumgarte, Pine Creek Graduate, Stone Ridge Construction

Brooke Orist– Steve Vaughn, Sasquatch

Don Moon– Rachel Hopper, graduate, Dolores Moon, wife.

Christian Wiesenberg-Mason Law & Planning (Estate Attorney)




May 23-Paulette Greenberg

May 25-Pam Hinton, Retired member

May 30-Greg Swartz, Swartz Electric


DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Spencer Swann and Greg Swartz who won cookies from Sasquatch Cookies today!  Also to all of our graduates who received a Sasquatch cookie and a $25 Execs gift certificate!



Notes from your executive director:

At this month’s board meeting, the board:

Opened the category of ‘Roofing, Siding & Decks’ for Michael Krueger, Kruger Brothers Construction.  Michael is sponsored by Todd Matia.  Please note, we have changed the category, for now, to just ‘Siding and Decks’ as Weathercraft Roofing holds the category of ‘Roofing.’  The board is working out the details of the residential roofing portion.  Should you know of any qualified/top notch companies in ‘Siding & Decks’ please bring them as a guest to see if they might like to compete for the category.  As always, it is the goal of CSEA to bring in the best in class.  Competition is encouraged!


Sponsor a member from now until the end of October and get $100 Execs gift certificate!  The board voted to increase the certificate amount through October!  Help us grow our membership!


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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. CD specials at Ent: 3-5 mos 5.0% APY, 6-11 mos 5.20% APY. Minimum deposit $500. Let me know how I can help you! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Underline has a new market development manager, Bennie Goff. (MICHAEL GARNER)
  3. Check out Christy Sports for the best selection of quality outdoor furniture in Colorado. (MIKE LLOYD)
  4. Big changes for GFL locally. And Sam’s is looking to launch self-serve recycle units at all locations!  (DAVID PEREZ)
  5. While Peggy and I were traveling, Coaltrain was awarded “Best of” by the Gazette in all three categories (best beer store, wine shop and liquor store). Quite an honor with more than 200 liquor stores in the Colorado Springs area. Thanks to all you Execs that voted for us and continue to shop with us. We appreciate it so much!! (JIM LITTLE)
  6. TMR Direct transition is complete and wishing Steve a great retirement. (ROBERT MARTIN)


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  1. First Company will present the free melodrama “Stop the Presses” on June 9 and 10 at the John Wesley Ranch south of Divide. Details: www.fumc-CS.org/fc. (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 Adam and son. (EDDIE HURT)
  2. Direct lead to Canyon Signs. (EDDIE HURT)
  3. Direct lead to Ent credit union. We enrolled our granddaughters with savings accounts over the weekend. (MARK COPELIN)
  4. Direct lead to Pikes Peak Center for a show in August. (MARK COPELIN)
  5. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (MIKE LLOYD)
  6. Direct lead to Skyway. (TREVOR DIERDORFF)
  7. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  8. Direct lead to Picnic Basket. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  9. Direct lead, ongoing, to Payroll City. (KAREN HEUN)
  10. Direct lead to City Glass. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  11. Direct lead to Brooke with Sasquatch Cookies. Sent three friends to get cookies for graduations. (DIANA THATE)
  12. Direct lead to Brooke with Sasquatch!  Cookies for graduate recognition and door prizes as well as a possible summer employee!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  13. Direct lead to Steve Nyrhinen. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  14. Direct lead to Infront Webworks. (NANCY KELLY)
  15. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance. Thanks for the new homeowners insurance! (KODY MILLER)
  16. Direct lead to Weathercraft for repairs. (DON MOON)
  17. Direct lead to American Printing. (TARA IRONS)


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  1. Thanks to Johnmarc and Joshua for the great customer service. (TODD MATIA)
  2. Thank you Caroline Fleming for your four orders. (KAREN HEUN)
  3. Thank you Josh Middleton for your order. (KAREN HEUN)
  4. Thank you Kevin Holt for your order and pending yard help! (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Thanks to City Glass for taking great care of my staff member. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  6. Thank you JP West for the amazing payroll referral. (DIANA THATE)
  7. Thanks for recent orders from CSEA and PhilanthroCorp. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  8. Excited to be getting our paychecks handled by Payroll City now…thanks for taking care of us Diana! (CHRIS PELOSO)
  9. Kody, thanks for sending Marcos Herrera our way! Also big thanks to Kody letting us do your insurance! (JENN KOLK)
  10. Thanks Eddie Hurt (Michelle Blessing) at ERA Shields for the garage sale directional and the banner! (SPENCER SWANN)
  11. Thanks to Nancy Kelly for good guidance. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  12. Thanks for letting me talk about the Vibes sponsoring Greccio. Join us at the game!  Contact me for more information!  (DANA ROCHA)


  1. Happy Birthday Paulette. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  2. After 25 years of ownership, Mike Warner has decided to retire. JetEx has a new owner and I’ll continue to manage the business. As we adjust to the new changes, JetEx will have to discontinue our membership.  I’ve made wonderful friends within the group and consider you all as family!  I will greatly miss everyone, and I’ll make sure to keep in contact! I’m always available to come as a guest! Thank you all for your support and business throughout the years.   (KRISTINE SIMON)
  3. Great job Tara and Kody. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  4. Happy Birthday Paulette, Greg and Pam Hinton. (NANCY KELLY)
  5. Hello, from somewhere (36 deg 18.68’ N/50 deg 05.13’ W as I write this) in the North Atlantic Ocean! We are on day 8 of the passage from Bermuda to Horta, Azores, and should hit the halfway mark later today. Attached is yesterday’s catch, a bigeye tuna. From the sea to our bellies in under two hours and it was delicious!  (BRENDA SPEER)
  6. Spencer – We’re long overdue for lunch.  I’m leaving for Springfield, MO but will be back Monday. (DOUG BERWICK)


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  1.  Teriyaki madness opened Friday at Constitution Ave. and Marksheffel Rd. Two more locations are planned. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Loved the education focus today! Congrats to all of the grads! (TODD MATIA)
  2. Congratulations graduates! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  3. Congrats to all the graduates! (JESSE CARILLO)
  4. Congratulations to all the graduates this week. (MARK COPELIN)
  5. Congratulations to all the graduates. (MIKE LLOYD)
  6. Congratulations to all of the outstanding graduates of 2023. (MARK ROHN)
  7. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families! (TERRENE VANSANT)
  8. Way to go graduates! Congratulations! (BROOKE ORIST)
  9. Congratulations to all graduates! (SPENCER SWANN)
  10. Congratulations graduates!! (KODY MILLER)
  11. Thank you for giving info on our graduates. (DANA ROCHA)