Execs Newsletter May 22, 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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May 29, 2024

Come next week to celebrate and honor Execs and their graduates with emcees, Kody Miller and Tara Irons!  

We have a couple graduates to show off!  Plus, we will start the meeting off with the Girls of the West who will tell us about this year’s Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo!  

See you next week!

May 22, 2024

Thank you to Sally Avent, ADDA, for today’s presentation on human resources!  Outsourcing HR services may be for you if you have built your empire from the ground up but you have expanded and hired more team members and the complexities of managing human resources are now knocking on your door. 

Sally shared a little about herself as well as highlighted 2024 compliance changes that are already in effect and coming down the pike. She is willing and ready to help her fellow Execs with all HR needs and questions!  



David Horwitz– Anthony Perez, owner of Integrity Cleaning USA


May 23-Michael Garner, Underline and Paulette Greenberg, Retired member

May 25-Pam Hinton, Retired member

Doorprize:  Congrats to Steven Havard, C&H Asphalt and Paving, for winning today’s Execs gift certificate from ADDA/Sally Avent.

Notes from your executive director:

SAVE THE DATE!  Execs will have our holiday party on December 5 at the Garden of the Gods Club.  There will be a charge for non-members (as usual) and a set of deadlines to follow for RSVP.  Watch for more information later, but put it on your calendar now!  :) 


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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Colorado Springs Cleaning Supply sells, rents and leases flood sweepers and floor scrubbers. We deal in both new and used equipment. CSCS also provides cleaning equipment service. Our factory-trained service technician has worked for our company for twenty-five years. (DAVID HORWITZ)

  2. Air conditioning system for summer…make sure to replace your air filters. If you need to get air filters, Climate Design’s are with Filter Fetch who will send you filters. Call 888-293-9488 or go to filterfetch.com and enter code C4AD.  (MIKE EDDE)

  3. SANDIA offers small business marketing consulting. A two-hour session designed to answer your marketing questions. Contact Bernard at 719-200-3634 to schedule your session. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)

  4. Upcoming auction: landscape material, pavers and wall block. If you are interested in more information on this online only auction, please get a hold of me. (KEVIN HOLT)

  5. Love the weather! Get outside! Find all your needs at The Colorado Running Company! Walking, running, support gear and nutrition! Execs discount is always in play! (JEFF TARBERT)


  1. C&H Asphalt please call me about a front porch railing. 719-424-0764. (CHRIS PELOSO)


  1. Pine Creek Football Golf Tournament will be July 12th. $800/team, $200/player. Season sponsorship also available including streaming, commercial and signage. Email me at sllhorton@yahoo.com (STEPHANIE HORTON)

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 Kevin at Ute Pass Gardens. (MIKE GARROW)

  2. Direct lead to Sebastian at Fargo Patent. (MIKE GARROW)

  3. Connecting Loretta W. to Adam and Son for work on vehicle.  (TODD MATIA)

  4. Direct lead to Pilar, for business to my house. (STEVE HAVARD)

  5. Direct lead to JP West. (STEPHANIE HORTON)

  6. Direct lead to City Glass and Angie. (MIKE EDDE)

  7. Direct lead to Spencer Swann. (KAREN HEUN)

  8. Direct lead to Syntrak. (ALLAN TODD)

  9. Direct lead to Kevin Holt; referred Suzy for pond plants. (MATT HINER)

  10. Direct lead to Matt with Arrow Moving and Storage. Thank you for the quote. Looking forward to working together. (MARK PENISTON)

  11. Direct lead and closed business to Jeff Tarbert at Colorado Running Company. (MAT LAFLEUR)

  12. Direct lead to Cravings/Kathy Dreiling. Food was perfect. (DIANE INGOLIA)

  13. Direct lead to City Glass. (DIANE INGOLIA)

  14. Direct lead to The Happy Plumber. (JONMARC RADSPINNER)

  15. Direct lead to Payroll City. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)

  16. Direct lead to Ent. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)

  17. Direct lead to The Gazette. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)

  18. Direct lead to WestCo. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)

  19. Direct lead to Waste Management. (BERNARD SANDOVAL)

  20. Direct lead to Steve Nyrhinen. (TERRENCE VANSANT)

  21. Direct lead to City Glass from Kelly Shaffer at ADD STAFF. Thank you for allowing us to install the mirrors at your house. (ANGIE PETERS)

  22. Direct lead to Dan Adam. (TODD MATIA)


  1. Does anyone need a part-time or full-time copywriter? I have a friend looking for a job. (CHRIS WALDRON)


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  1. Thank you to Caroline Fleming for your tee shirt order. (KAREN HEUN)

  2. Thank you to Stephanie Horton for a pending order. (KAREN HEUN)

  3. Thank you Todd for a great lunch! (MARK PENISTON)

  4. Matt, thanks again for our amazing backyard. Cleans up well and is always our favorite place to hang out! (TODD MATIA)

  5. Michael K, thanks so much for the expertise your team offers. (TODD MATIA)

  6. Thank you Larry Blevins. (CHRIS WALDRON)

  7. Thank you Payroll City for the great services! (BROOKE MCKENZIE)

  8. Thank you to Michael Garrow for the direct referral. (SEBASTIAN ERTELT)

  9. Thank you Mike Edde for the referrals. (PILAR CHAVARRIA)

  10. Thank you, Swartz Electric, for the work on our building.  Your guys were great!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)

  11. Thank you Bernard Sandoval for the referral! (TIM BETSCH)

  12. Thank you to Kathy Dreiling with Picnic Basket for your micro green business. (KEVIN HOLT)

  13. Greg Swartz and Diana Thate-thank you for sharing time to help me build a field management system for home service based companies. (DREW LINTS)

  14. John at El Paso County, thanks for the info.  I’ll bring out the paint and oil to your site. (MARK COPELIN)


  1. I’m excited to once again bring the Girls of the West and their director to Execs!  They are ready for this year’s rodeo and looking forward to telling us about it next week, May 29!  Don’t miss it.  (SPENCER SWANN)

  2. Our golf outing is rescheduled for Wednesday 6/5 at 5pm. Email me if interested. (MIKE GARROW)

  3. My guest this week is Anthony Perez. He’s the owner of Integrity Cleaning USA. He also does employee and management consulting and training. (DAVID HORWITZ)

  4. Happy Birthday Paulette. (TERRENCE VANSANT)

  5. Sorry the golf fell through yesterday. Working to reschedule. (June 5!)  (TODD MATIA)

  6. Tim B- looking forward to our coffee time today. (TODD MATIA)

  7. Looking forward to meeting with you today, Tim! (BROOKE MCKENZIE)

  8. Had a phenomenal meeting with Nancy/Syntrak International. Thank you for going over my proscan survey results! If you haven’t met with Syntrak yet, you must! It is fascinating. (DIANA THATE)

  9. Drew, let’s reconnect. (PILAR CHAVARRIA)

  10. Matt Hiner, I look forward to working with you on your aquatic plant needs. (KEVIN HOLT)

  11. Paul Hasty is going in for surgery and needs our prayers. (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER FOR PAUL HASTY)

  12. Great to see Don Moon at VisitCOS yesterday. Great to see you represent the city of Colorado Springs and the sites for visitors to partake in. (MARK COPELIN)


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  1. Sally, good presentation. The more you know! (TODD MATIA)

  2. Interesting presentation! A lot of good information. Thank you! (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  3. I enjoyed the HR stories. Very informative program. (LARRY BLEVINS)

  4. Thank you Sally for the great presentation and HR overview. (JOHN COLE)

  5. Great presentation, Sally! This is great information for all of us. (CARISSA SMITH)

  6. Thanks Sally for an interesting and informative presentation! (JIM SMITH)