Over the past few days, I had the pleasure of attending the Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) trade show in Valley Forge, PA. Even though this was the 15th annual CMN trade show, it was the first time that I’ve attended. Alan Napleton, the president and founder of the CMN was kind enough to invite me to the show and I am extremely glad that I took him up on the offer!
While there is the obvious benefit of networking and sharing what I do with Following The Truth, there were many other unexpected blessings that I received at the show. I got to spend some time with Teresa Tomeo, whose passion for the Catholic Faith and love of people becomes obvious after being in her presence for a few minutes! I’m a regular guest on her program, but I rarely have the pleasure of chatting with her in person. I was also privileged to finally meet Al Kresta ( just as nice in person as he is on the radio), chat with Thom Price (the director of radio programming for EWTN, who treated me like an old friend) and catch up with my friend (and incredible person) Lizanne Pando, the Director of Communications for the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia. I also made many new friends and discovered a wealth of Catholic material that I’ll be blogging about over the next few months…
Things that will help you learn more about the Catholic Faith and bring you closer to Jesus Christ!
Today, I brought my wife and daughters to the show and they had a ball. They felt, as did I, like they were part of the CMN family. When you attend an event such as this, you see a great example of how people put their unique talents to good use by serving the Lord and His Catholic Church. This was my first CMN trade show, but it certainly won’t be my last. My special thanks go out to Alan Napleton, Anne Alvarez and the entire CMN staff for making this a fantastic and inspirational experience for my family and I.
Here’s a nice video that explains a little bit more about CMN and what they do: