July 26, 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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August 2, 2023
Nancy Kelly, with guest presenter, Deputy Secretary Beall, from the
Colorado Secretary of State. 
The office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Jena Griswold, will beat Execs to present on multiple topics which are relevant to the Colorado business community. The goal for their visit to the Colorado Springs Executive Association is to provide updates on programs including the fraudulent business filings complaint process, deceptive solicitation protections, and the quarterly economic indicators information on our Business Intelligence Center webpage. See you next week where they will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Greeter-to be determined
July 26, 2023
Thank you to Tom Hardin of the El Paso Club for today’s presentation on the history of the El Paso Club! 

Jenn Kolk– Ethan Rector
Diana Thate– Katie Wendland, Human Interest
Mark Copelin– Jack Blees, our summer intern
July 30-Barbara Bates, Retired
August 1-Jeff Lapsansky, Broadmoor World Arena
DOORPRIZE: Congrats to Lisa Coe who won a $25 gift certificate to spend at any Execs business.

Notes from your executive director:
Here is the information for Dewey’s celebration of life, TOMORROW:
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.

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. Get your teeth cleaned this summer. (JOE WILSON)
  2. Only two weekends left to attend the Colorado Renaissance Festival. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  3. We can be your resource for Qs while walking through the property insurance claim process! Happy to share with you what we have learned. We can help with inspections, estimates, repair and advice. (MICHAEL KRUEGER)
  4. Money saver CD- 6 month $100 to open, $5/month auto transfer, caps at $1,000. Currently paying 6.2% APY. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  5. Need volunteers for Labor Day weekend. Contact Jacqueline at Greccio: 719-419-5610 or Dana: 719-650-4500. (DANA ROCHA)
  6. Changes at Colorado Springs Cleaning Supply. 1. Additional inventory including full selection of window cleaning tools. 2. Added ‘made in Colorado’ toilet tissue. 3. Added cleaning equipment service to fix vacuums and buffers. 4. Added twenty new commercial customers. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  1. Eddie Hurt-give me a call about Jeff and that house he is looking at. (MARK COPELIN)
  1. First Company will present ‘The Odd Couple,’ Aug 11-13 and 18-20 at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Tickets at go.fumc-CS.org/theoddcouple. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. The Rampart High School hockey team will hold a fundraising golf tournament at 8am, Sept 30th at Eisenhower Golf Club. For more info including becoming a sponsor, go to www.ramparthockey.com. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. Don’t forget to put on your calendar the Americans and The Holocaust Exhibit coming to the Library on Union from the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC during the month of September. This library was picked out of all of the libraries in Colorado to have this amazing free exhibit. We are encouraging schools to attend with their students. Visit ppld.org/AmericanHolocaust for more information and to sign up for any updates. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  4. The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance is bringing in Father John Pawlikowski to speak at the Celeste Theater at Colorado College, Cascade and Cache La Poudre, on September 20th.  Father John was on the original board of the DC Holocaust Museum, appointed by four presidents. He worked with Eli Wiesel to make the museum a reality.  He is presently on a board at the United Nations and was the International President of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue for five years. He is on the Greenberg Center Board and a personal advisor to me.  The Regional Director of ADL from Denver will also be speaking. If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact me at dpgreenberg1@msn.com or call me at 719-598-7004. Admission is free but reservations must be made at www.thegreenbergcenter.org. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  5. Taste of Pikes Peak is tomorrow, July 27, from 5-9pm, downtown.  www.tasteofpikespeak.com  (JENN KOLK)
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 Mike Eschler; thanks for taking care of our clients…sent Jen Campo your way last week. (JENN KOLK)
  2. Direct lead from Colorado Canyon Signs and Spencer Swann….thank you! (KAREN HEUN)
  3. Direct lead to D11. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  4. Direct lead to Mark Rohn with Rohn CPA. (DIANA THATE)
  5. Direct lead to Brooke at Sasquatch Cookies. City Glass purchased from you last week. Excellent cookies and great service. (ANGIE PETERS)
  6. Direct lead to Canyon Signs for stencils, magnetic signs and truck stickers. (TONY ELLIS)
  7. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  8. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (TARA IRONS)
  9. Direct lead to Overhead Door. (CHRIS WALDRON)
  10. Direct lead to Cultivate House Detailing. Thank you for an excellent job on my home and my father’s home! They do screen repair and pressure washing for decks and patios too! (BRENDA SPEER)
  11. Direct lead to Furry Friends. (JP WEST)
  12. Direct lead to The Gazette. (MARK COPELIN)
  13. Direct lead to Candy and Ent Credit Union…new account for my granddaughter. (MIKE EDDE)
  14. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (EDDIE HURT)
  15. Direct lead to Candy/Ent! Thanks for help w/ the CD.  A couple more coming your way soon.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  16. Direct lead (another one!) to Cultivate House Detailing!  Thanks for cleaning out the gutters!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  1. We have several positions open at The Gazette: HS Sports Coordinator, Budget Accountant, Public Safety Reporter. (JESSY VANDYNE)
  2. Corporate Sales Representative position open at KCME/Jazz. Email resume to gm@kcme.org. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  1. Shoutout to Michael Krueger and a few others who helped host a rocking block party in Kissing Camels last week. Michael and his buddy smoke a mean pork shoulder! Thanks Michael for your investment in quality relationships and good times. (TODD MATIA)                              
  1. Joe Wilson, thanks so much for taking care of my issue with my teeth. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. Mike Edde, thanks for taking care of my brother-in-law’s heating needs. (KEVIN HOLT)
  3. Thank you to all Execs for the warm welcome. I look forward to getting to know you and your business. (MIKE GARROW)
  4. Thank you, Candy, for your help getting Cultivate set up with Ent! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  5. Thank you Brenda for choosing Cultivate to clean your windows, do screen repair and pressure washing! (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  6. JP-thanks for taking such great care of several of our clients! (TODD MATIA)
  7. Thanks Tony E. for the ‘stencil’ job. (SPENCER SWANN)
  8. Thanks John Gatto. Safe travels. (SPENCER SWANN)
  9. Thank you Mike Edde for the advice and look forward to the A/C replacement. (TONY ELLIS)
  10. Thank you David Horwitz for a referral to a residental cleaner. (BRENDA SPEER)
  11. Thank you Kevin Holt for a referral to an auctioneer and appraiser. (BRENDA SPEER)
  12. Big thanks to Jonmarc for a great window and screen clean up. (MARK COPELIN)
  13. Thank you Jonmarc for taking time to meet and discuss how our businesses can help each other. (EDDIE HURT)
  14. Thank you Josh from Cultivate for the estimate on doing the skylights in my home.  Looking forward to having them professionally cleaned. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  1. Joe G- Great to see you enjoying music in the mountains! (JEFF TARBERT)
  2. Spence-we need more stickers. (LISA COE)
  3. Bill-I’ll be calling you about my puppy! (LISA COE)
  4. Safe travels to Terry VanSant. (SPENCER SWANN)
  5. Jeff Tarbert, you are a good man Charlie Brown! (SPENCER SWANN)
  6. I enjoyed the white chocolate strawberry cookie at Sasquatch! (JP WEST)
  1. Our car club hosted a car show this past Saturday at Adam and Son and raised $1,000 for their ‘stranded motorist fund’. (DOUG BERWICK)
  2. Looking for a connection to Scott Evans from Springs Pickleball. (JESSE CARILLO)
  3. Interestingly, I was reading my Hadassah Magazine from Israel and on the cover was the picture of Ruth Handler who invented the Barbie Doll. She was a mom when she came up with the idea.  Her parents were from Poland and moved to Denver when they came to the USA. She and her husband, Elliot, and their friend, Harold started Mattell Toy Company. Harold left the company and Elliot and Ruth took the company to a new level!!!  Amazing that you can learn something new everyday!!! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  4. Drove by the Bagel Cafe in downtown Colorado Springs next to Over Easy

and it looks like it has closed.  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)

  1. Meyer Berger will be remodeling the former Intel plant on Garden of the Gods Road to make solar cells. They will hire 350 employees to operate the plant. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. Insomnia Cookies has opened in the University Shops, 4929 N. Nevada Ave. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. There is a new donut shop opening in September at the Rockrimmon and Delmonico Shopping Center close to the UPS store. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  1. Good program-thanks for the history of the El Paso Club! (JIM SMITH)
  2. Great program, photos and facts. Interesting. (NANCY KELLY)
  3. Thanks Thomas, enjoyed the history. (SPENCER SWANN)
  4. Thank you Tom-very interesting history of the El Paso Club. And thank you also for having your house painted by TECC Painting Co. (TONY ELLIS)
  5. Tom-thank you for the program today. (TARA IRONS)
  6. Great program! (WAYNE HEILMAN)