Execs Newsletter July 10, 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:-John Gatto (President); Chris Waldron (Past President); Kevin Holt (Vice President), Carissa Smith (Secretary), Mark Peniston (Treasurer), Diane Ingolia, Michael Garrow; Jesse Carillo and Brooke McKenzie

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July 17, 2024

Tony Ellis and Doug Leskee, TECC Painting

Next week, TECC Painting is bringing a guest presenter from Sherwin-Williams.  

Sherwin-Williams, established in 1866 by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in Cleveland, Ohio, boasts a rich history spanning over a century and a half. As one of the oldest and largest paint companies globally, Sherwin-Williams has consistently led the paint industry through innovation and quality. Known for their extensive color palette and durable coatings, Sherwin-Williams products have become synonymous with reliability and performance. Over the years, the company has expanded its operations internationally, maintaining a strong presence in both residential and commercial markets. Today, Sherwin-Williams continues to set industry standards with environmentally friendly initiatives and cutting-edge technologies, reinforcing its position as a premier choice for paints and coatings worldwide.

Greeter-who wants to greet next week?!

July 10, 2024

Thank you to Steven Havard for his debut presentation today on C&H Asphalt.  

C & H Asphalt stands as a cornerstone in the picturesque landscapes of Colorado Springs, offering comprehensive asphalt and concrete services. As a locally owned and operated family business since 2013, their commitment to timely, professional workmanship and exceptional customer service sets them apart. Throughout every project, they prioritize clear communication, ensuring clients are fully informed and engaged every step of the way.  To learn more, visit https://chasphaltmr.com/ or call Steven at 719-822-1414.



Steve Havard– Marcus and Lewis Cox

Sally Avent– Roger Hernandez, Principal, Healthcare & Business Realty, LLC. 


July 10-Matt Palis, Infront Webworks

July 14-Marlene Bizub, Divorce Coach

July 16-Chris Peloso, American Printing and Copying

Notes from your executive director:

Congrats to our new board members:  Kevin Holt, Carissa Smith, Mark Peniston and Diane Ingolia.  Thank you to our outgoing board members: Jenn Kolk; Diana Thate; Todd Matia and Stephanie Horton.

Thank you to our continuing board members: Chris Waldorn (past president); John Gatto; Michael Garrow; Jesse Carillo and Brooke McKenzie

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

Elected John Gatto as President

Elected Kevin Holt as Vice President

Elected Mark Peniston as Treasurer

Elected Carissa Smith as Secretary.


Please note, Jim Brummett, Retired member has resigned his membership in Execs effective end of June.  Jim-we will miss you!  Stay in touch!  


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BUSINESS INFORMATION (information pertaining to members’ businesses):

  1. Here’s our CD special due to roll out mid month: 11-months @ 5.28% APY (I believe.) Firm details to follow. (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  2. Canyon Signs lettered the rodeo shuttle buses! We lettered another pickup for a past president “Andy Williams,” new owner of Judd’s Glass in Woodland Park. (SPENCER SWANN)

  3. We have new customers, Big R stores, thirty-seven locations. All cleaning supplies. (DAVID HORWITZ)

  4. Last week we celebrated our 43rd year in business! Thanks to you all who have shopped with us throughout the years! (JIM LITTLE)

  5. Community Wine Dinners start soon at Pizzeria Rustica. Sign up for the newsletter at www.pizzeriarustica.com. Follow us on Facebook. (JAY GUST)


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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. (TARA IRONS)

  2. Direct lead to Ent Credit Union. (MIKE EDDE)

  3. Direct lead to ADD STAFF. (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  4. Direct lead to Coaltrain. Time for coffee sweetener! (SPENCER SWANN)

  5. Direct lead to Brooke at Sasquatch Cookies. I ordered for another attorney who sent a few clients my way. The staff was thrilled! (AMANDA QUESADA)

  6. Direct lead to Ascent Restaurant Group. Homa has the best pork sandwich. (MAT LAFLEUR)

  7. Direct lead to Swartz Electric, to our warehouse manager. (MAT LAFLEUR)

  8. Direct lead to Al-Infront Webworks. (MIKE ESCHLER)

  9. Direct lead to The Happy Plumber. (JOE WILSON)

  10. Direct lead to Ent, ongoing. (KAREN HEUN)

  11. Direct lead to Coaltrain for Colorado-made whiskey. (DON MOON)

  12. Direct lead to Climate Design. (ED HURT)

  13. Direct lead to Brightway. (ED HURT)

  14. Direct lead to WestCo. (ED HURT)

  15. Direct lead to Jenn Kolk. (CARISSA SMITH)

  16. Direct lead to Sebastian with Fargo Patent. (MIKE GARROW)

  17. Direct lead to Coaltrain. (MIKE GARROW)

  18. Direct lead to American Printing. (MIKE GARROW)

  19. Direct lead to Colorado Canyon Signs, Spencer Swann. Thank you for replacing my car decals! (BRENDA SPEER)

  20. Direct lead to Colorado Running Company and Jeff Tarbert. Thank you for new trail running shoes for me and my husband! (BRENDA SPEER)

  21. Direct lead to Candy with Ent. (DIANE INGOLIA)

  22. Direct lead to Diana with Payroll City. (DIANE INGOLIA)

  23. Direct lead to Jenn with Brightway Insurance. (DIANA THATE)

  24. Direct lead to Mark Peniston with Peniston CPA. (DIANA THATE)

  25. Direct lead to Jenn Kolk and Ash. Thank you! (MARK PENISTON)

  26. Direct lead to Sebastian. (MARK PENISTON)

  27. Direct lead to Jonmarc Radspinner with Cultivate House Detailing. (SEBASTIAN ERTELT)

  28. Direct lead from Todd Matia, a personal referral. (SEBASTIAN ERTELT)

  29. Direct lead to Climate Design. (GARY ALTMAN)

  30. Direct lead to Brittnie, Best Western. I shared their hotel as the suggested place to stay for an event in September. (MATT HINER)


  1. I have a friend at an insurance firm looking for a part-time customer service person. If you know someone reliable please let me know. (AMANDA QUESADA)


  1. Congratulations Coaltrain!!! 43yrs long!! (JAY GUST)

  2. Shoutout to Brett at The Gazette for a great presentation about marketing opportunities with The Gazette. (DOUG LESKEE)                


  1. Thanks Eddie Hurt for the lead on A/C repair or replacing HVAC equipment. (MIKE EDDE)

  2. Thanks Allan Todd on HVAC repair. (MIKE EDDE)

  3. Thank you Brenda Speer, Michael Garner, Pilar Chavarria, Rick Ogilvie. (MIKE ESCHLER)

  4. Thank you Adam and Son Auto for the excellent work! (DON MOON)

  5. Thank you Mark Copelin for the opportunity. (ED HURT)

  6. Thank you Diane Ingolia for giving me a tour of your facility and treating me to a tasty smoothie. Focus on the Family is such an amazing organization and a great resource for many! (DIANA THATE)

  7. Thank you Kody Miller for keeping me busy. (ASH BURDEN)

  8. Thank you Coaltrain, Jim and staff for helping Jenn pick out fun orange wines. (ASH BURDEN)

  9. Thank you Furry Friends for taking care of Hudson Kolk. (ASH BURDEN)

  10. Thank you Sasquatch Cookies. Greyson loved his cookie from RedLeg. (ASH BURDEN)

  11. Brooke, thanks for letting me help with business insurance for you. (JP WEST)

  12. Todd, thank you for the referrals. (JP WEST)

  13. Thank you to Chris Waldron for our meeting/lunch. (ALLAN TODD)

  14. Dan Adam, thanks for taking great care of our vehicles! (TODD MATIA)

  15. Eddie Hurt, thank you for helping Jessa look at some houses. (MARK COPELIN)

  16. Thanks to outgoing and incoming board members! (TERRENCE VANSANT)


  1. See ya’ll at the PPOB Rodeo! (SPENCER SWANN)

  2. Good to see Steve and Lewis! Good guys! (SPENCER SWANN)

  3. Stephanie with KCME…reach out for advertising opportunity. We are interested. (DOUG LESKEE)

  4. Jenn-I’m working with William. Fingers crossed on the closing next Thursday! Thanks! (JEFF TARBERT)

  5. Had a great needs analysis and presentation with Doug Leskee of TECC Painting. (BRETT CASDEN)

  6. Steven/C&H Asphalt, I will call you for a quote. (MARK COPELIN)


  1. Still looking for a place to store the three boxed Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance Exhibits which are at the East library on Union. They are the Holocaust, Native American and Genocide 1900 to Darfur exhibits. If you know of a place we could put them for a short time, email me at dpgreenberg1@msn.com or call me at 719-598-7004 (home phone) or 719-237-2676 (cell phone). Storage size is close to five feet high, twelve feet long and five feet wide.  Closet sized storage would be perfect. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)

  2. So proud to be on the Mt. Carmel Veterans Board.  Their golf

tournament is today, Wednesday July 10th at the Sanctuary Golf Course. It’ll be a GREAT day and the money raised goes to veterans, military and their families. (PAULETTE GREENBERG)


  1. Big R of Pueblo is opening four more stores. Harbor Freight is opening a new store at Barnes and Powers and another in Fountain. (DAVID HORWITZ)


  1. Great presentation. Thank you! (CANDY VANDENBERG)

  2. Great presentation, Steve! (CARISSA SMITH)

  3. Thank you Steven and the Cox brothers for your presentation! (BRENDA SPEER)

  4. Very informative presentation! Sending a worker your way. (JEFF TARBERT)

  5. Thanks Steve for an interesting and informative presentation! (JIM SMITH)

  6. Great program, Steve and team! (TERRENCE VANSANT)