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Paul & Teresa Mueller, Mueller & Associates CPA, LLC

February 2012 - Featured Monthly Investor

Paul and Teresa Mueller with Mueller & Associates CPA, LLC have made an immediate impact on Loveland’s business community, in large part due to their passion for community involvement and supporting local business. Not only do they give to the community, they have also given their time and talents to the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. Their involvement to the Loveland Chamber of Commerce since they joined in 2008 is recognized as they have been chosen as the February 2012 Featured Monthly Investors.

Both Paul and Teresa have contributed their time to the Chamber in many ways. Teresa is a Loveland Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, is a member of the Local Legislative Affairs Committee and was co-chair of the 2012 Chamber Annual Dinner silent auction, helping the Chamber with one of its largest fundraising events of the year. Paul is a 2011 graduate of the Chamber’s Leadership Loveland program and continues to encourage his staff to participate in the program and give back.

“Both Paul and Teresa are strong leaders and are committed to making Loveland a better place to work and live,” said Jim Worthen, director of investor relations. “They are also very visible investors. You can see them and their staff at many Chamber functions, from Business After and Before Hours and InFocus educationals, to our larger events such as Annual Dinner and the Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival.”

“Teresa and Paul are both highly respected by the business community and our Chamber members,” said Ann Baron, business development director. “They are a great example of how business professionals can maximize their Chamber investment – getting involved and making connections through committee and program involvement.”

Hear it from Paul and Teresa Mueller

“From the time Teresa and I launched Mueller & Associates, CPA, LLC on Halloween Day 2008, the Chamber has been an important component of our marketing and branding strategy”, says Paul Mueller, the firm’s managing director.  “It provided a couple newcomers from Texas an opportunity to meet other business owners and share our service philosophy, as well as tout our Chamber membership to our existing clients as an indication of credibility and our intent to be a “player” in the Loveland business community.” 

 Teresa serves the Chamber as an Ambassador and is a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee.  Last month she chaired the very successful and fun silent auction at the Annual Meeting. Both Paul and Teresa are frequent attendees at both the before-hours and after-hours events.  Paul also participated in the two-year Leadership Loveland program sponsored by the Chamber, and has been a presenter for the STIR program.

For business owners considering an investment in the Chamber, both Teresa and Paul stress the importance of participation and leverage.  That is how you will maximize the ROI of your Chamber investment.  As Teresa recalled, “When we had our ribbon cutting in March 2009, we turned the event into an Open House by inviting clients, contacts, potential referral sources and anyone else we could think of.  Within a 600 sq ft office, we squeezed nearly 50 people into the space.  The event turned into a mini-after hours event and lasted well beyond the announced ending time.” 

 

Teresa and Paul believe that singular event “put them on the map”.  In addition, Paul’s participation in Leadership Loveland and Teresa’s committee activities have given them ample opportunities, not only to meet other business owners, but work with and collaborate with other business owners to achieve mutual objectives.  They have been able to use and demonstrate their accounting and business acumen in ways that just cannot be conveyed through conventional advertising.

Despite being in the middle of their busy “tax season”, you’ll likely find one or both of the Mueller’s at the various before-hours, after-hours and ribbon cutting events throughout the month of February.  You are also likely to run into one of their Associates at any of a number of the STIR events for young professionals.  As Paul joked, “we may be accountants, but there is a life to be lived outside the office!”