August 30, 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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September 6, 2023
Brenda Speer, Stamford Orange
Sailing Across the Atlantic Ocean
Have you wondered what it’s like to sail across the ocean?  Well, wonder no more!  I’ll share my journey from Sint Maarten to Mallorea and a tale of being a sailor for two months. 
Greeter-David Perez, Waste Management
August 30, 2023
Thank you to Brooke Orist, Sasquatch Cookies for bringing Lisa Vaughn, her mom, to Execs today to share some pointers on using social media in business.  We appreciated the humor and pointers on using Facebook and Instagram!  Thank you for jumping in last minute for us!

Todd Matia– KC Spencer, Colorado Water and Mold Restoration
Brooke Orist– Lisa Vaughn, my mom/social media manager
Mark Rohn-Mark Peniston
Doorprize:  Congrats to Candy Vandenberg who won today’s
$25 gift certificate to spend with any Exec’s business.

Notes from your executive director:
Who would like to present on September 13 or 27th?!  We have two vacant spots coming up.  Please let me know!

  1. Dauntless Brewing has canceled plans to open a brewery at 1647 S. Tejon St. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  2. All four Centura hospitals in COS have begun operating under the CommonSpirit name. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  3. Green District has closed its two locations in COS (Briargate and Northgate). (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  4. BoeCore is moving to 1755 Telstar Drive and plans to hire 620 during the next eight years. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  5. FedEx is closing its terminal at 5010 Centennial Blvd and laying off nearly 100. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  6. Good Earth Garden Center will close at the end of summer. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  7. Broyhill Furniture Gallery at 345 S. Academy Blvd is closing. (WAYNE HEILMAN)
BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):
  1. We still have great short-term CDs! (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  2. A few questions when hiring a contractor: 1. Are you locally licensed with PPRBD? 2. Are you insured? 3. Where is your local office located? (MICHAEL KRUEGER)
  3. Underline Construction is moving quickly. If you are in the central part of town (Constitution and I-25 to Academy and Fountain Blvd.) you need to check us out. (MICHAEL GARNER)
  4. You’ll all be partying this weekend so come see us at Coaltrain for all your party needs! (JIM LITTLE)
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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 Ent, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)
  2. Direct lead to Swartz Electric.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  3. Direct lead to City Glass.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  4. Direct lead to Furry Friends. (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Direct lead to Dr. Joe on 8/29 and 8/31. (JIM SMITH)
  6. Direct lead to City Glass. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  7. Direct lead to CO Canyon Signs. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  8. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies. (NANCY KELLY)
  9. Direct lead to Canyon Signs. (JOE WILSON)
  10. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies. Took cookies to my Dad in the hospital. I took extras so he could bribe the nurses. (TREVOR DIERDORFF)
  11. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance…another one coming your way! (KODY MILLER)
  12. Direct lead to Coaltrain..such great service at your store when I was there a couple of weeks ago! (KODY MILLER)
  13. Direct lead to American Printing. (TARA IRONS)
  14. Direct lead to Ent. (TARA IRONS)
  15. Direct lead to Payroll City, ongoing. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  16. Direct lead to Focus on the Family. (ANGIE PETERS)
  17. Direct lead to Ent Credit Union. (ANGIE PETERS)
  18. Direct lead to Swartz Electric. (ALLAN TODD)
  19. Direct lead to Cultivate House Detailing. Great job! Thank you! (JANET BURNS)
  20. Direct lead to Ent. (EDDIE HURT)
  21. Direct lead to Switchback…renewed season tickets. (EDDIE HURT)
  22. Direct lead to Jay Gust (Ascent Restaurant Group)…tapas at Tapateria! (SPENCER SWANN)
  23. Direct lead to Karen Heun for t-shirts for Laura Belles Salon on 19th St. I just made them new signs and banners. (SPENCER SWANN)
  24. Direct lead to Candy with Ent. (DIANA THATE)
  25. Direct lead to Brooke with Sasquatch Cookies. (DIANA THATE)
  26. Direct lead to Kelly Shaffer. (CANDY VANDENBERG)
  1. We are hiring several positions in the sales department. Looking for new energized employees. (JON TAYLOR)
  1. Congratulations to Mark Rohn.  (LARRY BLEVINS)            
  1. Thank you Spencer Swann for the referral. (KAREN HEUN)
  2. Thank you Kevin Holt for another order! (KAREN HEUN)
  3. Thanks Trevor for your continued business using PDP for precision hiring. (NANCY KELLY)
  4. Thanks Kim Griffis for always using PDP for your hiring. We love hearing that you wouldn’t hire without using our job model matching technology. (NANCY KELLY)
  5. Thanks to all the direct leads given to A Healthy Smile Dental Center. (JOE WILSON)
  6. Thank you to Todd Matia for the get-to-know-you happy hour. (ALLAN TODD)
  7. Jesse Carrillo, thanks for the coffee and chat! Enjoyed getting to know you a bit. (TODD MATIA)
  8. Mike Edde, thanks for the advice on our A/C system. I look forward to hearing if we can develop a long-term solution. (TODD MATIA)
  9. Thanks to Nancy Kelly for her help with hiring a new VCOS teammate. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  10. Thanks Mike Edde with Climate Design for your help with my AC! (BROOKE ORIST)
  11. Thank you Windshields Express for another great job fixing a window on my van. (BILL HUFFOR)
  12. Thank you Jenn Kolk for your continued support by having Hudson groomed at Furry Friends! (BILL HUFFOR)
  1. I am looking for a contractor to remodel a basement bathroom. Any recommendations? (TARA IRONS)
  2. Todd, I support the golf outing. (MICHAEL GARROW)
  3. I’m looking for a reliable  and affordable carpet cleaning company. (KIM GRIFFIS)
  4. Looking forward to getting my car cleaned with Kyle! (BROOKE ORIST)
  5. Sasquatch, help me please with my new small business! :) (CHRIS SOMMER)
  6. Have a GREAT Labor Day weekend at the Lift Off in Colorado Springs…A Balloon Classic. Wonderful memories of Dewey Reinhard who was instrumental to make the Balloon Lift Off happen in Colorado Springs!!  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  1. Looking for recommendations on a place to get hail damage repaired for my wifes Mercedes. Preferably a “USAA” shop.  (MICHAEL GARNER)
  1. We now have eighteen animatronics for this year’s Halloween drive-through. If you would like to be involved in this year’s event, please let me know. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. Yard Sale this Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm at 16 Arrawanna St…not far from Memorial Park and the balloon event. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  3. Just a reminder:  The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance is presenting a program on September 20th at Colorado College, Celeste Theatre, 825 N. Cascade. Remembering For The Future: The Holocaust, uniting against hate and building a more compassionate tomorrow with Father John Pawlikowski who was on the original board to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, appointed by 4 Presidents and he worked with Holocaust Survivor, Elie Wiesel to make the Museum a reality. He presently has an appointment to the United Nations in DC.  Meet Father at the dessert reception following his talk with a Q&A.  We are also proud to have Scott Levin, ADL Mountain States Regional Director as our speaker too. Doors open at 6pm, program starts at 6:30pm.  Register for this free program at THEGREENBERGCENTER.ORG/REMEMBERING. Corporate sponsorships are also available.  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  4. In stock now at Spencer’s…Palisade peaches, Colorado red and green tomatoes, fresh green beans, fresh pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, summer squash, Colorado Bartlett pears, Gala apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, Olathe and Pueblo corn. All varieties of Colorado chilies. Roasting chilies every day. Quesadilla day is September 9, 10 AM to 2 PM. Come hungry. Sample all flavors and fresh made quesadillas. Spencer bucks cash in September 1 through the 16th. Have a great Labor Day. Miss seeing you all.  (ALICE ROBINSON)
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  1. Good program Brooke and Lisa! Lisa, you should go ‘on the road’! You are sooo funny! (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  2. Great program!! (JIM SMITH)
  3. Brooke, thanks for bringing your mom. Great work on your social media tips and the humor is fun! (NANCY KELLY)
  4. Thank you for the fun presentation. (TARA IRONS)
  5. Very informative program. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  6. Thank you for the presentation. (MICHAEL GARROW)