July 19, 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:-Jenn Kolk, President; Tara Irons-Past President; Chris Waldron-Vice President; Stephanie Horton-Secretary; Diana Thate-Treasurer; 

Todd Matia; Larry Blevins; Karen Heun; Kody Miller

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July 26, 2023
Tom Hardin, El Paso Club
Many of you have asked for this over the years, and next week is the week!!
Tom Hardin, Business Development Manager of the El Paso Club, will share with us the history of the El Paso Club!  He has a lot of iconic photos and stories and they will make the ‘place’ we meet each week come alive!  Don’t miss it. 

July 19, 2023
Thank you to Kody Miller for bringing Hilltop Ranch to us today!  Hilltop ranch is a local non-profit whose mission is to help adults with disabilities find permanent housing.  There is a tremendous shortage of housing for them and it is projected to continue growing.  Should you wish to partner with Hilltop Ranch in any way (volunteering or financially or helping them find compassionate caregivers!) please reach out to them:  rich.caldwell@hilltopranch.org www.hilltopranch.org


Brooke Orist– Nick Hopkins, Optimized Repairs (dental and vet equipment repairs)
Kody Miller-Three four guests from Hilltop Ranch

July 23-Chris Bole, Pikes Peak Glass

DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Peggy McKinlay who won a $25 gift certificate from Guaranteed Rate.


Notes from your executive director:
Here is the information for Dewey’s celebration of life: 
Thursday, July 27 at 11am at Hangar Two of the National Museum of World War II Aviation, 775 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, 80916.  Look for the hot air balloon!
The service will be followed with a party/gathering, in the same location.
I need a presenter for August 23!  Who wants the floor?!  It’s a great chance to showcase your company!
Help us grow our membership!  The board would like to grow by 15 members this fiscal year (July to June!)  Have a best in class company in mind?  Please get w/ Tricia as a first ‘stop’ to make sure the category can be opened.  Note, per the bylaws, when a company wants to apply for membership in a certain category, business from the category must be at least 75% of their annual income.  Please understand, there is crossover almost with every single member’s category.  It’s a big sandbox and we have to place nicely if we wish to grow.  :) Rarely do companies today offer only one product or service.  The key in Execs is the percentage!  Often times (I have so many examples) members who are skeptical of a new company actually end up partnering with the new member down the road.  Please keep this in mind as we try to grow and move forward in this new fiscal year. (Oh, and earn $100 Execs gift certificate for each member you sponsor through the end of October.)

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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. We still have great CDs! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Only three weekends of the Colorado Renaissance Festival left! (CHRIS PELOSO)
  3. Need a contractor to go to bat for them while going through an insurance claim? We have helped 1,000+ customers repair their hail damaged properties. Happy to be a construction resource for anyone that needs help. (MICHAEL KRUEGER)
  4. Please visit Christy Sports to see the best selection of quality outdoor furniture in Colorado. (MIKE LLOYD)
  5. We had a huge week in the mortgage business last week and it drove rates down a chunk! If you know anyone looking to buy or invest, please send them my way! (KODY MILLER)
  6. We are still taking nominations for our Best Workplaces Event. (TAMMY FOGALL)
  7. High school senior portraits are in full swing. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  8. October 18th breakfast for CSEA at Springs Rescue Mission. (TINA ZIWAK, for SPRINGS RESCUE MISSION)
  9. Did you know we also do screen repairs along with our window cleaning services? With all the hail, there are a lot of screens that got shredded! Give us a call to get your windows cleaned and your screens repaired! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  10. August 15th is our Love Bigger Lunch. Open to any community members. (TINA ZIWAK, for SPRINGS RESCUE MISSION)
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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 Mark Rohn, CPA. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Direct lead to Dr. Joe Wilson, A Healthy Smile. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  3. Direct lead to Mark Rohn. (NANCY KELLY)
  4. Direct lead to Cultivate House Detailing, JonMarc Radspinner. (BRENDA SPEER)
  5. Direct lead to Cultivate House Detailing.  Justin did an amazing job.  So glad you replaced a couple of my screens as well.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  6. Direct lead to both Climate Design (air conditioner sale and installation) and Swartz Electric (new electrical panel) at a rental I manage for a friend.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  7. Direct lead to Furry Friends. Thank you for feeding our current dog and looking forward to your help with our new puppy! (JANET BURNS)
  8. Direct lead to Chris Peloso. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  9. Direct lead to Kevin Holt with Ute Pass Gardens, LLC. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  10. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  11. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  12. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies. We love that you have a location at RedLeg. We all enjoyed your fabulous cookies! (JENN KOLK)
  13. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company. Thank you for the new shoes! (BROOKE ORIST)
  14. Direct lead to TMR. Call me. (MIKE EDDE)
  15. Direct lead to American Printing. (TARA IRONS)
  16. Referral for Tammy Fogall to Family Promise. (DANA ROCHA)
  17. Direct lead to Tina at Springs Rescue Mission to help Family Promise. (DANA ROCHA)
  1. We are hiring for summer jobs and cooks. Both are great opportunities for young people that are interested in entering  the hospitality industry. (MIKE GARROW)
  2. Christy Sports is looking for people with a passion for skiing and/or snowboarding to join our team for the upcoming winter season. (MIKE LLOYD)
  3. We are hiring a Corporate Sales Representative for KCME/Jazz93.5. Email cover letter and resume to gm@kcme.org (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  1. JonMarc and Cultivate did an incredible job on our rental property window clean! Not sure the windows have ever been washed at that house. Made the whole space feel brand new! (TODD MATIA)
  2. Great job, Jen! Mazel Tov. Thank you Tara! (JESSY VANDYNE)                   
  1. Dan Adam, thanks for taking great care of my wife’s car! Good to know she and the kids will be safe. (TODD MATIA)
  2. Thanks to the Execs who attended ‘Off the Street Breakfast’ under Colorado Ave. bridge. 900 people were in attendance for ‘The Place’, supporting youth who are estranged from family and living on the street. (KATHY DREILING)
  3. Thank you Trish- always a great friend and ally. (KATHY DREILING)
  4. Thank you Caroline Fleming for your order. (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Thank you Weathercraft for the continued good work on my home! (DON MOON)
  6. Thank you Eddie Hurt for your real estate tax advice. We followed your plan and got a great reduction in taxable value. (DON MOON)
  7. Mike Edde, thank you so much for getting the Wines of Colorado HVAC problem fixed so quickly. You are the best. (KEVIN HOLT)
  8. Thanks to Spence for your help on the wrap for our ‘new’ delivery vehicle. (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  9. Thank you for the questions about my sailing trip from various members. I’ll be presenting on my trans-Atlantic crossing September 6. Save the date! (BRENDA SPEER)
  10. Thank you Jenn with Brightway Insurance. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  11. Mike Eschler-thanks for helping ALL the clients we send your way! (JENN KOLK)
  12. Thanks Tricia for the A/C install. (MIKE EDDE)
  1. Tony Ellis, looking forward to connecting! Love seeing TECC painting vehicles around town! (TODD MATIA)
  2. Welcome Michael Garrow! Glad to have our club as part of Execs. (TODD MATIA)
  3. Nancy, I’d like to know what the Secretary of State does when it comes to business. How much info must be made public for a business, such as: Can they discuss CORA (Colorado Open Records Act) and FOIA (Federal Freedom of Information Act) and how they fill those requests and how we get the most out of CORA with the Secretary of State. (JESSY VANDYNE)
  4. So good to see everyone. Welcome Garden of the Gods Resort! (KATHY DREILING)
  5. Please send me any questions for the Secretary of State reps who will present Aug 2nd: nancy@syntrakinternational.com (NANCY KELLY)
  1. Execs is the best community in town! (NANCY KELLY)
  1. The Best Western Inn on Fillmore will open its expansion area of 66 new rooms and 2,000 sq ft of meeting space next week. (JOHN GATTO)
  1. Great program. Thanks Hilltop Ranch! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. Thanks for a great presentation. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  3. Great program. So needed. (KATHY DREILING)
  4. Kody-thanks for the program-new awareness! (NANCY KELLY)
  5. Thanks for the very interesting and informative presentation on IDD! (JIM SMITH)
  6. Great program Kody. (DOUG BERWICK)
  7. Thank you Hilltop Ranch for your presentation. (BRENDA SPEER)