Newsletter: February 14, 2024

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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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February 21, 2024

Wayne Heilman with guest presenter from the Legacy Race Battling Breast Cancer

Come next week to hear about the Legacy Race Battling Breast Cancer, a new 5K walk and race that replaces the former Race for the Cure. The race will be June 22, starting at the Norris-Penrose Events Center. The parent organization is the Norris-Penrose Legacy Foundation, which owns and operates the stadium. The leadership and many of the volunteers of the race have been involved for decades with the former Race for the Cure.


Greeter-John Cole, El Paso County Environmental Services


February 14, 2024

Thank you to KC Spencer from Colorado Water and Mold Restoration for presenting today!  KC showed a series of photos from jobs completed that showcased what their company does. 

For more information, visit https://www.coloradowaterandmold.com/





KC Spencer– Shane Dorais

Jay Gust-Sebastian Ertelt

David Horwitz-Tara Sexton

Greg Swartz-Drew Lints



February 18-John Fleming, Weathercraft

February 20-Lynn Pelz, retired

Doorprize:  congrats to Mike Edde who won today’s $25 gift certificate from Colorado Water and Mold Restoration.



Notes from your executive director:

 At today’s board meeting, the board:

  • Approved Primary membership for Pilar Chavarria, the Happy Plumber. He is sponsored by Paul Hasty, Tint Technologies. Category-plumbing. Welcome, Pilar!  And thank you, Paul, for sponsoring him!
  • Opened the category of ‘Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney’ for Sebastian Ertelt, Fargo Patent & Business Law. Sebastian is sponsored by Jay Gust, Ascent Restaurant Group.  Should you know anyone who might like to compete for this category, please bring them as a guest.  As always, it is the goal of Execs to engage with best in class companies. 
  • Opened the category of ‘Sales Software’ for Drew Lints, Confluence Marketing. Drew is sponsored by Greg Swartz, Swartz Electric.  Should you know anyone who might like to compete for this category, please bring them as a guest.  As always, it is the goal of Execs to engage with best in class companies. 
  • Approved Associate membership for Ash Burden, Brightway Insurance. Welcome Ash! 

I would like to book presentations in March and April!  Would you like to grab one of the weeks to showcase your business?!  Please let me know!



  1. The Colorado Springs Conservatory will be selling their building at 415 S. Sahwatch.  They are looking for a better place to accommodate their students and work staff. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Welcome to new customer, The Vanguard School. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  2. Everything is now on sale at Christy Sports. Get everything you need for skiing and snowboarding. (MIKE LLOYD)
  3. Arrow Moving and Storage offers services to flood contractors as well as all other in-home construction projects. (MAT LAFLEUR)


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  1. Pikes Peak Philharmonic concert at 3pm on Sunday at the Ent Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door www.entcenterforthearts.org. Adults are $20. (BRENDA SPEER)

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 Colorado Running Company. (MIKE EDDE)
  2. Direct lead to American Printing. (TARA IRONS)
  3. Direct lead to Arlun Floor; they’re considering vacating their huge building. They will need new space. (DAVID HORWITZ)
  4. Direct lead to Chri Peloso. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  5. Direct lead to Todd Matia. (CARISSA SMITH)
  6. Direct lead to Sasquatch Cookies. My kiddos always devour your delicious cookies. (DIANA THATE)
  7. Direct lead to Tony Ellis. (MIKE GARROW)
  8. Direct lead to Weathercraft Roofing. (KAREN HEUN)
  9. Direct lead to Mark Peniston. (TODD MATIA)
  10. Direct lead to Mike Eschler, but I can’t remember who I sent over. (JOE WILSON)
  11. Direct lead to Furry Friends for Hudson’s haircut. He always looks so cute.
  12. Direct lead to Carissa Smith at Forbush Legal; associate needs estate planning in prep for divorce. (ALLAN TODD)
  13. Direct lead to Coaltrain…Dave Peterson with Farmers Bros Coffee. (DANA ROCHA)
  14. Direct lead to TECC Painting for drywall help at our office. Also for a quote on painting…Mike came by the house give us a quote. (MARK COPELIN)
  15. Direct lead to Mike Lloyd at Christy Sports. (SPENCER SWANN)
  16. Direct lead to Jim and Peggy at Coaltrain. (SPENCER SWANN)
  17. Direct lead to Brooke at Sasquatch. (SPENCER SWANN)
  18. Direct lead to Tara at Philanthrocorp. (SPENCER SWANN)


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  1. Congratulations Tricia on the birth of your new grand baby. (LARRY BLEVINS) 
  2. Congratulations Trish on becoming a GRAND mother !!!  Lucky grandchild  :)  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)              


  1. Thanks to Jeff for the new contracts on upcoming shows. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  2. Thanks Jenn for meeting with me and giving some great advice. (STEPHANIE HORTON)
  3. Thank you Chris Peloso for the printing service. We have a large order headed your way. (MIKE GARROW)
  4. Thank you Angie Peters…looking forward to making St. Patrick’s Day Parade apparel for you at City Glass. (KAREN HEUN)
  5. Tony and Mike, thanks for being so kind to my wife. (TODD MATIA)
  6. Thanks to Kody with Guaranteed Rate and sending us Edward Hufragel to quote. (JENN KOLK)
  7. Thanks to Jesse Carillo for the lunch meeting this week. (ALLAN TODD)
  8. Thanks Spencer for visiting Christy Sports. (MIKE LLOYD)
  9. Thank you to Brooke at Sasquatch Cookies for the Execs discount! (SEBASTIAN ERTELT)
  10. Thank you Todd for the referrals. (MARK PENISTON)
  11. Thank you Diana for the referral. (MARK PENISTON)
  12. Dan Adam, thanks so much for taking such good care of my Toyota Tacoma. Your staff members are top notch. (KEVIN HOLT)
  13. Thank you to Michael at Garden of the Gods for the support for our USI March Madness Party. (BEN WOJCHIK)
  14. Thank you to Weathercraft  Co of Colorado Springs for their continual expert work on our roof.  Brittaney and Caroline, your workers are THE BEST and so are the two of you!!!  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!! (KAREN HEUN)
  2. Dan Adam, I so appreciate your team taking such great care of our vehicles. Sean is the man! (TODD MATIA)
  3. Todd Matia-send me a text on dates for a lunch. Jessa speaks highly of you. (MARK COPELIN)
  4. Ben Wojchik-let’s reschedule our meeting next week. Hope the family gets to feeling better. (MARK COPELIN)
  5. Happy Valentine’s Day! (SPENCER SWANN)
  6. Bill-Amber did a fantastic trim on Bodhi! Thanks! (JEFF TARBERT)
  7. Jesse, the timeline of the microgreens is looking really cool. I’m really anxious to see your final edited version. (KEVIN HOLT)
  8. Todd, I’m looking very forward to our meeting on Friday. (KEVIN HOLT)
  9. Looking forward to meeting with Tim and Nancy from Syntrak International! (JESSE CARILLO)
  10. Best wishes to Wayne Heilman on his surgery.  It’ll be wonderful to have him Back at the CSEA weekly meetings!!  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. Nice to see Wayne Heilman and Michael Greene at the “wrap up” of the Empty Stocking Fund at El Pomar yesterday. It’s wonderful that 20 nonprofits get money to continue the fabulous work they are doing. I appreciate attendee Kelly Shaffer too and a BIG thank you to ADD STAFF for continuing to be a sponsor for many many years for The Empty Stocking Fund!!!  Nice to do the right things for the right reason.  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  2. Holocaust survivor, Gene Swartz, who is Polish Catholic, gave a
     wonderful talk to School District 11 Monday night.  Gene is a survivor
     of Auschwitz Concentration camp along with his mom, dad and brother.
     Two of his sisters passed away in Auschwitz.  Gene is the first person
     who we have ever met who was in a few concentration camps who wasn’t
     Jewish. The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance is trying to
     get him to speak at the library and at CC with a book signing
     too…”The Other Holocaust.”  My Uncle’s name was Gene Schwartz and
     he was from Poland. The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance is
     looking forward to helping Gene speak at different venues.  (PAULETTE GREENBERG)
  3. Since I am no longer able to play golf, I have a nice set of clubs and accessories that I need to sell! I went to ‘Play it Again Sports’ store and they want to give you virtually nothing for your used clubs and are very selective in what they will take so I thought I would make personal contact with friends. If you, or you have friends who are in the market for a good set of golf clubs that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to buy, please contact me at jamessmith_2ndopinioninc@msn.com or 719-310-8483. The set consists of a very nice stand bag (Golfmate with double shoulder straps, cover and many pockets), two drivers (1 Callaway and 1 TaylorMade), 1 set of irons, 3 extra wedges, 1 wood (not sure if #3 or #5 as I lost the other) and 2 putters. Accessories consist of a pair of 9D white golf shoes with carrying bag, a golf umbrella, dozens of balls and tees, nice club covers, and a few more miscellaneous items. I will have them in my car for the next couple of weeks for anyone to see! (JIM SMITH)


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  1. Informative program. (NANCY KELLY)
  2. Very interesting program. (LARRY BLEVINS)
  3. Thankyou for the presentation, KC. (BRENDA SPEER)