May 31, 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

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May 31, 2023

Jeff Lapsansky, Broadmoor World Arena

2023 will mark the 118th event honoring the County’s rich history and traditions, welcoming a new generation of fairgoers, and providing educational and entertainment opportunities to visitors of all ages. Join us next week as we welcome Aneka Normandie, 2023 El Paso County Fair Queen, as well as El Paso County staff members Andschana Aljets (El Paso County Fair & Events Center Supervisor) and Dana Nordstrom (El Paso County Community Outreach Coordinator).  Relive memories and make new ones at the 2023 El Paso County Fair, July 15 – 22, in Calhan, Colorado.  It’s sure to be A Summer to Remember!

Greeter-to be determined

May 24, 2023

Thank you to our guest presenter, Ashley Whitworth, Wildfire Mitigation Program Administrator, Colorado Springs Fire Department.  Ashley educated us on ways to prevent wildfires around our homes, including what types of plants/trees to avoid, what materials to use on our roofs/decks, etc., as well as what to include in an evacuation kit.

Michael Garner– Bonnie Goff
Dana Rocha– Elizabeth Rocha
Christian Wiesenberg-Mason Law & Planning (Estate Attorney)

May 31-Allan Todd, Infront Webworks
June 1-Terry Van Sant, Van Sant Group Architects

DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Diana Thate, Payroll City.  She won an evacuation kit from the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

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.’  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!


I am sorry to announce that Don and Lori Goede, Skyway Creations, are dropping their membership in Execs after having been a valued member for so many years.  Don/Lori–we will miss you!! Thank you so very much for being such wonderful members over all this time!  (See Don’s note in the messaging section.)


We will NOT meet June 21 due to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Street Breakfast.  Please make note of it now. 


  1. The Wildbirds Unlimited store has moved from Union Blvd. and Templeton Gap to Montebello Sq. Drive.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. I wanted to make a correction from our presentation. Weathercraft does do residential roofing and is more than happy to address any roof issues with your home. We also specialize in those grade A roof systems discussed today…clay, asphalt, metal, rubber, slate, etc. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  2. Jim and I just returned from South Africa. What a beautiful country and what beautiful wines they make. Later this summer we will host a couple of South African wine tastings featuring the winemakers or owners who we met on our trip. We’ll keep you posted about dates. (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  3. Switchbacks FC discount ‘access code’: CSE22 (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  4. Our annual Rosèpalusa will be held Sunday, June 11th at The Well Restaurant. Cost is $40/person which includes food and a chance to taste up to 40 current rosès. Call 719-475-9700 to secure your reservation. (JIM LITTLE)
  5. I just got these two exclusive discounts approved! KOE WETZEL, June 15, Broadmoor World Arena – $10 off per ticket! (plus save on fees)Promo code: COMMUNITY23 – Surrounded by flames and amps cranked all the way up, Koe Wetzel leaves a trail of sold-out venues, and screaming fans in his wake wherever he goes. Proudly hailing from Northeast Texas, he has quietly asserted himself as the ultimate country rockstar, bulldozing the boundaries between Nashville songcraft, rowdy Texas spirit, and rainswept Seattle hard rock. After moving one million units under the radar and popping off as one of the hottest live performers in the game, he welcomes everyone to the party on his 2022 full-length offering, Hell Paso [Columbia Records].  WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE!, November 29, Pikes Peak Center – 20% off per ticket! (plus save on fees)Promo code: COMMUNITY23 – One of the greatest game shows of all time has been adapted into a stage show to give more fans access and more chances to win at “Wheel of Fortune LIVE!” Contestants are selected from the audience to go on stage for the chance to call consonants, buy vowels, and maybe even solve puzzles to win fantastic prizes, including trips to destinations like Paris and Hawaii or up to $10,000 in cash. Everyone gets in on the fun and a chance to win at Wheel of Fortune LIVE! because there are audience games too!  The CSEA promo code COMMUNITY23 will work for any event with a SUPER GROUP button on 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. Opening weekend of the Renaissance Festival has two for one tickets. Come early and save money. June 17 and 18. (CHRIS PELOSO)
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 Spencer Swann. I need a sign with my address, both sides. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  2. Direct lead to American Printing and Copying. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  3. Direct lead to Ent. (JIM LITTLE)
  4. Direct lead to Spencer. Thanks for the signs and banner! (EDDIE HURT)
  5. Direct lead to Coaltrain. Thanks for kicking summer off right with my favorite Rosè. (JENN KOLK)
  6. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies. My kids really enjoyed some cookies this week! (JP WEST)
  7. Direct lead to Waldron’s Family Studio. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  8. Direct lead to Furry Friends. (JANET BURNS)
  9. Direct lead to Karen at Advanced Impressions. (ANGIE PETERS)
  10. Direct lead to City Glass. Thank you for the many windows for our three-story slide’s glass hallway! (DIANE INGOLIA)
  11. Direct lead to Brooke at Sasquatch Cookies. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  12. Direct lead to Payroll City. I’m getting my direct deposit paychecks now from Payroll City-Hooray! (CHRIS PELOSO)
  13. Direct lead to Mark at Rohn CPA; I gave a potential client your contact information. (DIANA THATE)
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  1. Thank you Brooke Orist for the cookies last week. Great box, great presentation, great cookies! (SPENCER SWANN)
  2. Thanks Diane. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  3. Thank you Josh Middleton. I will send your business portrait. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  4. Thanks Don Moon for letting us quote your insurance! (JENN KOLK)
  5. Thank you Todd for partnering with us to get your windows cleaned! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  6. Thanks to Jonmarc! Amazing window cleaning. Great communication, great service, reasonable price! Happy, happy wife! (TODD MATIA)
  1. Happy Birthday Terry VanSant. Have a great day! (SPENCER SWANN)
  2. Great to see Jeff. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  3. Congratulations to Chris Waldron. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  4. Congrats to Waldrons Photography…39 years in business! (ALLAN TODD)
  5. Greg, I need some electrical services at my house when you are free. (JP WEST)
  6. Dear Execs-Lori and I have decided it is time to resign our Skyway Creations, Inc. membership in Execs. Please be assured that at this time we are still active in our two divisions, SKYWAY CREATIONS Flower Shop and Skyway Greenery. Lori, also, continues her art and teaching. She will have a showing the full month of December at the Kreuser Art Gallery, 125 E. Boulder St. Best wishes to all and, please, continue to call us for flowers, plants and art if you may.  We will always have fond memories of our 50 years membership with such an iconic Colorado Springs association. (DON GOEDE)
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  1. Thanks for the wildland fire info! Good stuff. (SPENCER SWANN)
  2. Thanks for the fire mitigation info. (JEFF TARBERT)
  3. Excellent program! Thank you. (JANET BURNS)
  4. Thank you CSFD for the informative presentation. Great information! (ANGIE PETERS)
  5. Great presentation. Very informative! (KIM GRIFFIS)
  6. Nice program. Very informative. (MIKE ESCHLER)