June 28, 2023 Newsletter

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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
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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July 12, 2023

Tatiana Bailey, Data Driven Economic Strategies

The Gazette is thrilled to fill the July 12 program with a presentation by guest, Tatiana Bailey of Data Driven Economic Strategies, a new nonprofit she started in October after leaving the UCCS Economic Forum.  She will give an economic update and leave plenty of time for questions.  Don’t miss it!


Greeter-to be determined


June 28, 2023

Thank you for coming to our annual meeting today!  I hope you learned a few things in the business overview and the game of Jeopardy!  Thank you, Kody (and Tara!) for being the hosts!  The winning team (Potatoes I believe they were called….) each won a chocolate chip Sasquatch Cookie!







Today, June 28-Chris Waldron, Waldron’s Family Studio

July 1-Diane Ingolia, Focus on the Family

July 2-Stephanie Horton, KCME

July 6-Leo Nassimbene, Founding and Honorary member





Notes from your executive director:

At this month’s board meeting, the board:

Opened the category of ‘Country Club’ for Michael Garrow, Garden of the Gods Club.  Michael is sponsored by Eddie Hurt, the Blessing Hurt team at ERA Shields.  Should you know of another country club who might like to compete for the category, please bring them as a guest.  As always, it is the intention of Execs to bring in the best in class in each category.


At today’s annual meeting, the following members were elected to serve on our next board:

Chris Waldron, Waldron’s Family Studio

Stephanie Horton, KCME

Todd Matia, Harvey Investment Management

Diana Thate, Payroll City


Thank you to all who ran but were not (yet!) elected.  I appreciate your willingness to have served by simply running.  Every 6 mos., half our board changes so it is likely that all will eventually serve if willing!  If you ever want to run, PLEASE let me know.  I can let the nominating committee know you are interested with the committee meets!

There will be a board meeting after the July 12 breakfast meeting for both incoming and outgoing board members!


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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Switchbacks have two Independence games on July 1st and July 4th. Use the access code ‘CSE23’ to save on your tickets. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  2. It’s busy season for exterior house cleaning! Execs get 10% off window cleaning, gutter cleaning, and pressure washing with Cultivate House Detailing. (JONMMARC RADSPINNER)
  3. VanSant Group recently celebrated our 39th year in business. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  4. LOWRIDER SUPER SHOW, August 12, Broadmoor World Arena – $5 off per ticket! (Plus save on fees) Promo code: COMMUNITY23 (Kids 12 & under are free) – Featuring the best custom and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, bikes and more from throughout the southwest! The Lowrider concert will feature Twista, Lil’ Flip and more!  Also, THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY: HOTEL CALIFORNIA, October 25, Pikes Peak Center – 15% off per ticket! (Plus save on fees) Promo code: COMMUNITY23 – Remember putting on an album and listening from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other as The Black Jacket Symphony recreates the Eagles’s Hotel California live in its entirety—note for note, sound for sound—plus a full set of Eagles’ greatest hits. The group of hand-picked musicians changes based upon the album being performed—and no sonic detail is overlooked, with the musicians doing whatever it takes to reproduce the album. It’s a full night of rock and roll magic—plus a visual experience unlike any other. 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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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 Caroline with Weathercraft Roofing. Shared your business information with my neighbor that is needing their roof looked at. (DIANA THATE)
  2. Direct lead to JonMarc. (TODD MATIA)
  3. Direct lead to JonMarc x two.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  4. Direct lead to Diana Thate. (TODD MATIA)
  5. Direct lead to Dan Adam. (TODD MATIA)
  6. Direct lead to City Glass. (MAT LAFLEUR)
  7. Direct lead to City Glass. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  8. Direct lead to Krueger Brothers. (JP WEST)
  9. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance. (KODY MILLER)
  10. Direct lead to Jim Little. Thanks for the poker libations. (SIMON PENNER)
  11. Direct lead to Windshields Express. Mike replaced my husband’s window and two days later it got another crack! Stupid rocks!! (KAREN HEUN)
  12. Direct lead to Tony Ellis. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  13. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company. (NANCY KELLY)
  14. Direct lead to Picnic Basket. Thank you! Great food, great service. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  15. Direct lead to Brooke Orist with Sasquatch Cookies. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  16. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  17. Direct lead to Todd Matia. (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  18. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (STEVE NYRHINEN)
  19. Direct lead to TECC Painting. (Bank of Colorado). (SPENCER SWANN)
  20. Direct lead to American Printing. (TARA IRONS)
  21. Direct lead to the Gazette (just paid my bill for the year). (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Hiring a Corporate Sales Representative for KCME/Jazz93.5. Email resume and cover letter to gm@kcme.org. (STEPHANIE HORTON)


  1. Congrats Terry VanSant and Jim Little. (NANCY KELLY)     
  2. Congrats to Terry VanSant and Coaltrain. Successful companies! (STEVE NYRHINEN)           


  1. Thanks Kody for sending your mom and dad our way. (JENN KOLK)
  2. Larry Blevins, thanks for letting us quote your home. (JENN KOLK)
  3. Thank you Karen for the amazing work Advanced Impressions did on my hats. (JOSH MIDDLETON)
  4. Thank you to Josh Middleton and Tricia for your orders. (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Thank you to the Loudens (Tricia’s parents) for getting your windows cleaned with us! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  6. Thank you Tricia for using Cultivate House Detailing to get your windows cleaned! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  7. A big thank you to Weathercraft for the excellent work!! Bully!! (DON MOON)
  8. Thanks board members for having us in the black. (STEVE NYRHINEN)


  1. Bob G., 156 turns in under nine minutes! Great show on the Peak! (JEFF TARBERT)
  2. Great to sit down and chat with you, Larry Blevins. (TODD MATIA)
  3. Ben Wojchik…let’s go play pickleball. (TODD MATIA)
  4. If anyone wants pickleball lessons, let’s go play! (TODD MATIA)
  5. I need a landscape EdgeStone cut in half. Looking for recommendations on who can do that. 10’x4’x5’. (MICHAEL GARNER)
  6. Happy Birthday Stephanie Horton, Chris Waldron and Diane Ingolia. (NANCY KELLY)
  7. I have a lead for a florist and will bring her on July 12th. I also met a woman who is an acupuncturist.  (Thanks, Kim–keep ‘em coming!) (KIM GRIFFIS)
  8. Bob Gillis, missed you on the Peak. Great race this year! (SPENCER SWANN)
  9. My HOA needs someone who can cut concrete for drainage purposes. Call me at 719-964-3175 if interested. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  10. Happy 4th of July to all Execs and your families. (TERRENCE VANSANT)


  1. Great showing at Western States 100 mile run in California-Leadville gal got a new record, 100 miles on trail in 15 hours, 29min! (JEFF TARBERT)
  2. Donna and I celebrated our 41st Anniversary on Monday. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. King Soopers has temporarily closed its store at 2910 S. Academy Blvd due to asbestos. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Mission BBQ opened Friday at 1391 Interquest Parkway. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Pepsi is building a new distribution center at Newport Rd. and Aviation Way. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. Whataburger plans another restaurant at 1035 S. 21st St. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  4. Sprouts will open its 4th local store Aug 4th at 1720 S. Nevada Ave. (WAYNE HEILMAN)


  1. Good job Kody! Fun! (STEVE NYRHINEN) 
  2. Lots of fun! (LARRY BLEVINS)