June 12, 2024 Execs Newsletter

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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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June 19, 2024

Members Only Meeting with Mimosas!  (NO GUESTS PLEASE)

Next week we will have our annual, members only meeting (with mimosas!)  

We will cover a little bit of business in the beginning and then play a round of Execs related Jeopardy!  We’ve done this twice in the past and it has been fun and a great success!


June 12, 2024

Thank you to Wayne Heilman for bringing today’s guests to talk about Olympic festivities planned for July 27!   Team USA fans can immerse themselves in the excitement of the 2024 Paris Games right here in Olympic City USA.

The festivities kick off on Saturday, July 27, 2024, with the Downtown Summer Fest celebration hosted by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can enjoy athlete meet & greets, sport demonstrations, live entertainment, and much more. The latest schedule can be found HERE.





Michael Garner– Terry Dantzler and Bonnie Goff

Carissa Smith– Kevin Forbush

Jay Gust– Max Ferguson, Kinship Landing

Wayne Heilman-five guests



June 12-Jenn Kolk, Brightway Insurance

June 14-Bob Gillis, Retired

DOORPRIZE:  Congrats to Spencer Swann who won a bottle of wine from The Chamber/EDC.


Notes from your executive director:

 At today’s board of director’s meeting, the board:

  • Approved the 2024-2025 budget.  There will be no change in dues or breakfast costs!

  • Recognized membership cancellations from Kim Griffis, Visit COS and Brett Simon, Swan-Law Funeral Directors.  Kim and Brett-we hate to see you go after so many years as wonderful members!  Thank you for your contributions over the years!  

  • There will be no meeting on Wednesday, July 3.

  • Board of Directors election will take place the last Wednesday in June.  The following (alphabetical order) have agreed to run for the board:

Sebastian Ertelt, Fargo Patent and Business Law

Mike Eschler, Windshields Express

Kevin Holt, Ute Pass Gardens

Diane Ingolia, Focus on the Family

Mat LaFleur, Arrow Moving and Storage

Mark Peniston, Mark J. Peniston CPA

Cariss Smith, Forbush Legal

Jon Taylor, Switchbacks FC



  1. Restaurants that are closing: Heirloom, The Well, Momma Pearls, Pikes Perk and Musashi. (JAY GUST) 

BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Visit Christy Sports for the best selection of quality outdoor furniture in Colorado. Most things can be delivered within a week or you can order thousands of items from many manufacturers if you want to design a unique outdoor space. (MIKE LLOYD)

  2. Ute Pass Gardens, LLC is proud to be growing micro greens for Garden off the Gods Club, Picnic Basket, and Wines of Colorado. If you know of any restaurant that would like farm-fresh microgreens, please let me know. (KEVIN HOLT)

  3. Miles and miles of great races this spring and summer in all of Colorado! Great gear for walkers and runners from The Colorado Running Company! Remember to mention Execs for your discount! (JEFF TARBERT)

  4. CS Cleaning Supply is pleased to be the new supplier to KOAA studios. (DAVID HORWITZ)


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  1. June 22nd, live music yard party at Homa, 6-9pm! (JAY GUST)

  2. Taste of Pikes Peak, July 18th 6-9pm. Discounted rooms at Kinship Landing for Taste of Pikes Peak. (JAY GUST)

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 American Printing. (SPENCER SWANN)

  2. Direct lead to Tony with TECC Painting. (MATT HINER)

  3. Direct lead to Tara Irons and Philanthrocorp. (TODD MATIA)

  4. Direct lead to Kody M. (TODD MATIA)

  5. Direct lead to Kevin with Ute Pass Gardens. Chef loves the microgreens, thank you! (MIKE GARRROW)

  6. Direct lead to Michael Garner with Underline…let’s connect. (MIKE GARROW)

  7. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions for shirts. (STEPHANIE HORTON)

  8. Direct lead to The Gazette, ongoing. (JIM LITTLE)

  9. Direct lead to Brightway/Kolk Insurance Agency. (STEVE NYRHINEN)

  10. Direct lead to Wendy’s. (STEVE NYRHINEN)

  11. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions. (CAROLINE FLEMING)

  12. Direct lead to Jim Smith. (JOE WILSON)

  13. Direct lead to the Best Western (my son and wife for a four night stay). (JIM SMITH)

  14. Direct lead to Brightway Insurance. (EDDIE HURT)

  15. Direct lead to Ent. (EDDIE HURT)

  16. Direct lead to Advanced Impressions fr grocery bags. (DON MOON)

  17. Direct lead to Furry Friends. Thanks for grooming Hudson and getting him ready for the GoPro Mountain Games :). (JENN KOLK)

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

  19. Direct lead from Diane at Focus on the Family. Thank you for your ongoing business. (ANGIE PETERS)

  20. Direct lead to Karen at Advanced Impressions (employee online store). (ANGIE PETERS)

  21. Direct lead to Sally with Adda. IBT. (DIANA Thate)


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  1. Congrats to Terry VanSant and Chris Waldron for assisting customers to enhance their lives for forty years! (STEVE NYRHINEN)                


  1. Thanks Eddie Hurt, I’m on it! (SPENCER SWANN)

  2. Thank you to City Glass and Colorado Springs Cleaning Supply/David. (MIKE ESCHLER)

  3. Thanks for being the best window cleaner in town, Jonmarc R! (TODD MATIA)

  4. Thank you to Amanda Quesada for the referral! (CARISSA SMITH)

  5. Thank you to Larry Blevins for the intel! (STEVE NYRHINEN)

  6. Thanks to Mike at Windshields Express for the help. (STEVE NYRHINEN)

  7. Thanks to Pilar for help on my furnace. (STEVE HAVARD)

  8. Thank you to TECC Painting for the order of desk bases. (MARK COPELIN)

  9. Thank you Diane for a wonderful tour of Focus on the Family! What an amazing, beautiful place. (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  10. Thank you to Jeff at The Colorado Running Company, for a great one on one meeting. (SALLY AVENT)

  11. Thank you to Brandon and Jenn Kolk for their attentive help with my home insurance. (DAVID HORWITZ)

  12. Thank you to Jeff Tarbert and Colorado Running Company for putting on the amazing movie and program “26.2 To Life Inside The San Quentin Prison Marathon” at Colorado College last Friday.  Nice to meet Markelle “The Gazelle” Taylor who was in the film and also Melissa Stapanowich who is the Life Strides Foundation founder. The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance was proud to be a sponsor. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. Happy Birthday Jenn and Bob! Enjoy! (SPENCER SWANN)

  2. Mark Copelin, let’s get this bookshelf bought! (TODD MATIA)

  3. Tim B, I was thinking about you this weekend! Saw Tim and Lisa at a family wedding! (TODD MATIA)

  4. Thanks for a great afternoon of golf at Kissing Camels, Execs! (TODD MATIA)

  5. Paul, hope you are well. You are missed! (CARISSA SMITH)

  6. Happy Birthday Jenn! (CARISSA SMITH)

  7. Volunteers needed this Saturday to help with our station makeover…light landscaping and light construction organization. Contact shorton@kcme.org. (STEPHANIE HORTON)

  8. Golf tournament teams and sponsors are needed for the Pine Creek football. season.. Sllshorton@yahoo.com. (STEPHANIE HORTON)

  9. Great to be back. Peggy and I and nine of our best friends just got back from a three-week trip to Turkey, Greece and Italy. Fabulous places to visit! But….always great to get back to Colorado! Stop by and see us at Coaltrain! (JIM LITTLE)

  10. Happy Birthday Cowboy Bob and Jenn! (TERRENCE VANSANT)

  11. Todd Matia, I’ll swing by your office to check those finishes. (MARK COPELIN)

  12. Paul Hasty, I’ll reach out to you. (MARK COPELIN)


  1. Homa Christmas parties! Free champagne toast for parties that book by the end of July. Contact Max at: max@kinshiplanding.com. (JAY GUST)

  2. If you have elm trees that are shedding leaves right now, they may be infected!  We have some huge ones we don’t want to lose and Front Range Arborists are coming out to spray them.  Look for fallen leaves with holes in them! They are being eaten!  (TRICIA MUEHLBAUER)


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  1. Thanks for the program, Wayne. (STEVE NYRHINEN)

  2. Thanks Wayne for arranging a great program. (CANDY VANDENBERG)