December 20, 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

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:-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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­December 27, 2023


December 20, 2023

Thank you for being a part of today’s exercise in ‘speed-dating/speed-networking.’  It is the first time we have done this at the El Paso Club.  It was a fun way to connect with members you may not have ever connected with!  We know it was a little loud, but thanks for hanging in there with us for the fun exercise! 


January 3, 2024

Former mayor, John Suthers, will come speak to us about his time as mayor of Colorado Springs and his new book! 





Caroline Fleming– Sean Fitzsimmons

Jenn Kolk-Ash




December 20-JB Isaac, Retired

December 31-Robert Martin, TMR Direct

January 2-Neil Erdossy, Winslow BMW




Notes from your executive director:

Jenn and I decided to do something this year that hasn’t been done in years, if ever….we awarded a member of our association with ‘outstanding member of the year.’  This person has had perfect attendance, brought more potential members as guests and has sponsored two new members in this calendar year.  We recognize his diligence and desire to continue to make Execs the strongest and best networking organization in the city!  Drumroll….Congratulations to Todd Matia, Harvey Investment Management, Inc..  Enjoy the small tolken of thanks for your successful efforts and all the thought and energy you put forth to make us stronger!  


Thank you to the eight members who ran for a seat on our board in today’s election:  Jesse Carillo, Scoop Creative; Mark Copelin, OS Offices; Michael Garrow, Garden of the Gods Club; John Gatto, Crestone Development; Bill Huffor, Furry Friends; Mat LaFleur, Arrow Moving and Storage; Brooke Orist, Sasquatch Cookies; Al Todd, Infront Webworks. 

The following four were elected to a one year term beginning in January:  Jesse Carillo; Michael Garrow, John Gatto, Brooke Orist.

We appreciate all of you!  And eventually, each and every one of you will serve!


  1. Green Line Grill at 230 ½ Pueblo Ave has closed. (WAYNE HEILMAN)

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Recycling is quickly becoming mandatory. Compost is following behind and could be next. (DAVID PEREZ)


  1. Chris Peloso, give me a call at 719-598-7004 or email me at dpgreenberg@msn.com. The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance needs new name tags! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. Reminder of Annual TreeCycle, benefiting El Pomar Youth Sports. Information will be sent to Tricia. (JOHN COE)

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 Coaltrain. (TARA IRONS)
  2. Direct lead to Paul with Tint Technologies. (MIKE GARROW)
  3. Direct lead to Scott with KCME. (MIKE GARROW)
  4. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies and thank you Brooke Orist for eighty orders of cookies for some of our best customers. (TONY ELLIS)
  5. Direct lead to Bill with Furry Friends. Thank you for the great dog food! (DIANA THATE)
  6. Direct lead to Wendy’s. Love those queso fries! Yum. (KAREN HEUN)
  7. Direct lead to Payroll City for the end of year payroll. (KAREN HEUN)
  8. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  9. Direct lead to Ent. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  10. Direct lead to Payroll City. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  11. Direct lead to The Gazette. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)
  12. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  13. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (CAROLINE FLEMING)
  14. Direct lead to JP West. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)
  15. Direct lead to CO Canyon Signs; thank you Spence! (DIANE INGOLIA)
  16. Direct lead to City Glass. (DIANE INGOLIA)
  17. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance.  Thanks for helping my son with renter’s insurance.  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)


  1. Know anyone who is interested or has experience in journalism, business, etc…connect them with me! Looking to help The Gazette fill my position. (JESSY VAN DYNE)


  1. Congratulations to all new board members and officers! (WAYNE HEILMAN)               


  1. Thanks to Kelly Schafer of ADD STAFF for your recent print order. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  2. Thanks to all of you who have come in during the holidays! (PEGGY MCKINLAY)
  3. Thanks to Greg Swartz and Mike Eschler for potential bag orders. Get your grocery bags now. (KAREN HEUN)
  4. Thank you City Glass and Karen Heun. (MIKE ESCHLER)
  5. Sasquatch, thanks for the cookies. (CANDY VANDENBERG)


  1. Merry Christmas. (JOHN GATTO)
  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! (CHRIS WALDRON)
  3. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all! Super 2024 is coming! (NANCY KELLY)
  4. Merry Christmas. (PAUL HASTY)
  5. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all Execs and your families. (TERRENCE VANSANT)
  6. Paul Hasty, what do you charge for an auto detailing? (MARK COPELIN)
  7. Great networking but too loud. It was very hard to hear and be heard. (CHRIS PELOSO)
  8. Here’s wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year! (JIM SMITH)
  9. Happy Holidays to all Execs! (WAYNE HEILMAN)
  10. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all! Wishing you the very best in the New Year! (TODD MATIA)
  11. Wishing all of the members of the CSEA Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and ALL THE BEST in 2024. It has been wonderful to be a member for the past forty years. I couldn’t have been successful with my business ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered Buying Service’ (retired from) and all of the twenty-three volunteer boards and committees I’ve been on without your support. Thank you, thank you all for being in my life! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  12. Looking forward to getting together with Caroline Fleming from Weathercraft :) Connecting is what CSEA is all about! (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. There is an amazing display of Christmas lights at International Raceway south of Fountain 1.5 miles. Slow drive. Parking lights only.       https://magicoflights.com/events/coloradosprings/ (JIM SMITH)


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