September 6, 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 13, 2023

Program-to be determined


Greeter-Kevin Holt, Ute Pass Gardens


September 6, 2023

Thank you, Brenda, for your wonderful presentation on your sailing trip!

Brenda shared her tale of what it was like to be a sailor, sailing across the ocean from Sint Maarten to Mallorea. She had lots of great photos and some comical stories! 






Angie Peters-Paul Hasty, Tint Technologies

Carissa Smith-Forbush Legal

Pilar Chauprria-The Happy Plumber




September 7-Don Moon, Retired

September 10-Tony Ellis, TECC Painting and Phil Winslow, Winslow BMW

September 12-Peggy McKinlay, Coaltrain Wine and Spirits


DOORPRIZE:  Congrats to Tara Irons for winning a Who Did What?! game from Brenda/Stamford Orange.



Notes from your executive director:

Please note, Simon Penner with Miramont Commercial has dropped his membership (sadly!).  Please make note of it. 


We are in need of a presenter for next week.  I have a call into someone but as of now have not heard back from him.  If you would like to fill the slot and seize the opportunity, please let me know ASAP! 


There will be a board of directors meeting after next week’s breakfast.




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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Ute Pass Gardens is growing. Lots of interest from many local restaurants. Ute Pass Gardens will soon be a member of the BBB. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. Compost could be coming soon to the area. Also, landfills are using hyper local weather forecasting. This helps control odor, mostly keeping neighbors happy! (DAVID PEREZ)
  3. We have the best prices of the year on patio furniture at Christy Sports. Ski gear is coming soon. (MIKE LLOYD)
  4. We had an advanced French tasting class last night. We had a master sommelier, who is a good friend of ours, conduct the class. He was awesome. We do classes on wine and spirits at least twice a month. Our next one is a scotch tasting. Go to our website or check Facebook to find out about the classes. (Or call us at Coaltrain and we’ll tell you all about them!). (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  5. If anyone is interested in helping educate Greccio residents on financial stability, let me know. (DANA ROCHA)
  6. October 2nd and 4th we will conduct a leadership workshop for the Surgeon General and his staff at the Pentagon. A 20-year process from the Academy here to the top of the chain of command. (NANCY KELLY)
  7. Annual police and fire match is this Saturday following the Switchbacks match. Support our local first responders. Limited tickets left. (JON TAYLOR)


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  1. The Trails Preservation Alliance is again sponsoring the annual Colorado 600 motorcycle event starting this weekend! (SPENCER SWANN)
  2. Come see more about Job’s Daughters at their open installation of officers Sunday, September 10th at 11am. Breakfast fundraiser 7:30am-10am. Call my cell if you need directions. (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 Waste Management (transfer station). (BRENDA SPEER)
  2. Direct lead to American Printing. (TARA IRONS)
  3. Direct lead to COS Switchbacks…4-pack for Saturday’s game (client event). Thanks! (BEN WOJCHIK)
  4. Direct lead to Ent, Candy. Need to move some money. (GREG SWARTZ)
  5. Direct lead to TECC Painting. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  6. Another direct lead to Greg Swartz/Swartz Electric.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  7. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company for my special order Brooks!  Can’t wait to get them!  Try and buy locally at the CRC!   (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)
  8. Direct lead to the World Arena and Pikes Peak Center. (JANET BURNS)
  9. Direct lead to Todd Matia, to assist with financial training. (DANA ROCHA)
  10. Direct lead to Jonmarc, Cultivate House Detailing. (MICHAEL GARROW)
  11. Direct lead to Furry Friends. You always do a great job grooming Ajax. (TREVOR DIERDORFF)
  12. Direct lead to Climate Design. (GARY ALTMAN)
  13. Direct lead to Garden of the Gods Resort. (NANCY KELLY)
  14. Direct lead to Kevin Holt (Ute Pass Gardens) for some of his catnip to have in my stores! (BILL HUFFOR)


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  1. Congrats to Nancy. (TERRENCE VANSANT)     
  2. Mark Rohn, congrats on the business sale! Wishing you the very best! (TODD MATIA)         


  1. Thank you David Perez for your interest in getting name tags. (KAREN HEUN)
  2. Thank you Trevor Dierdorff for your order. (KAREN HEUN)
  3. Thank you Spencer Swann for your referral to Laura Bellis. (KAREN HEUN)
  4. Special thanks to Mike E for my new windshield! (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  5. Thank you Janet Burns. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  6. Jenn, thanks for the restaurant recommendation for our family’s trip to Branson. (TODD MATIA)
  7. JP, thanks as always for thinking of me to help give folks some financial bearing. (TODD MATIA)
  8. Thanks to Todd Matia for taking time to meet last week. (JESSE CARILLO)


  1. Happy Birthday Don, Tony, Phil and Peggy. (SPENCER SWANN)
  2. Happy Birthday to this week’s Execs. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  3. My wife and I are looking for a Toyota RAV4 or a Forerunner. Does anyone know of someone that has one for sale or a salesman that sells them? (KEVIN HOLT)
  4. Al Todd, I ran out of room on my slip last week. Enjoyed getting to know you and grabbing a cold one together. (TODD MATIA)
  5. Final call for golfers! Let’s play Kissing Camels and get to know each other a bit. Aiming for the last week of September. (TODD MATIA)
  6. Good to see Paul Hasty back at breakfast. (MARK COPELIN)
  7. Wondering if any of you have recommendations on fall devices for seniors?  Looking for the best one (preferably not one that hangs around the neck) w/out getting on every single email list as I search.  Do any of your parents use one that you recommend?!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER) 


  1. This Thursday 9/7/23 at 8pm the restoration online auction closes. Check it out at www.holtauction.com. (KEVIN HOLT)
  2. 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 four 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)


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  1. Brenda-great presentation! (JEFF TARBERT)
  2. Thanks Brenda. What an adventure! (SPENCER SWANN)
  3. Fascinating program Brenda! (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  4. Thanks Brenda for an interesting presentation! (JIM SMITH)
  5. Very interesting program Brenda! (MIKE ESCHLER)
  6. Great adventure Brenda. Thank you for sharing. Very impressive trip. (MARK COPELIN)
  7. Thanks for the presentation-what an amazing adventure. (MICHAEL GARROW)
  8. Brenda-amazing trip. Courageous! (NANCY KELLY)
  9. Great presentation! (MAT LAFLEUR)
  10. Good job matey! (SPENCER SWANN)