The new CMN website is proof of our ongoing desire to help you thrive.
The CMN STORE & Member Locator. The Locator is now fully integrated into our website and includes ALL our CMN member businesses. This helps you as a retailer in two ways. First, it enables new customers to Shop Local. They will use this tool to find your local Catholic Retail Store, to enjoy personal service, and support YOU, a local Catholic small business owner who courageously dedicates their work to God. The locator also enables you to Plan Local. You will be able to use the locator to connect with CMN member businesses and ministries to collaborate in the planning of powerful Catholic programs and events in your local area.
The Catholic Marketplace directory. Each retail member of CMN is listed in the directory under Specialty Stores with name, address, phone and contact link, so that your customers can connect with you from wherever they are.
CMN Retailers who use Siriani & Associates Freight Savings Program save 5% to 40% on shipping. This is a game-changer for both small and large stores. The savings can be dramatic on both inbound and outbound freight, USPS stamps with Stamps.com, and UPS service used through Siriani.
CMN Members typically experience savings of 40 - 60% on BOTH office supply products and printing services. Give your CMN discount code # to the cashier when you check out, and be impressed with the savings!
You can save up to 30% off of email distribution service. essential to have some kind of strategic email marketing system. If you are already using Constant Contact, all you have to do is ask to be put under the "Catholic Marketing" Partnership Program to start realizing your savings.
2019 is shaping up to be one of our BEST events ever! You won’t want to miss it! Our new website Trade Show page and our FAQ tab offers all the information you need to plan for smooth travel, and a deeply valuable experience!
Here is some important event information for CMN Retailers to know:
(Formerly known as Retailer Education Day)
This year CMN Retail members will experience top-tier speakers to educate you in applying “business best practices” in the running of your Catholic retail small business. CMN is deeply committed to helping Catholic stores find the path to success in a changing Catholic marketplace. Don’t miss:
How to apply effective marketing techniques to Catholic ministry & retail
How to use technology and data to guide specialty retail decision making
Crafting your message to deepen and broaden your customer base.
(Luncheon) Recalling the scriptural roots of our work in God’s vineyard.
Revisiting business basics in a fun and friendly way.
Jimmy will help you reap the mutual benefits of mentoring. Consider getting volunteer help for your store by mentoring a teen or young adult in your Catholic business.
Our CMN retail members have repeatedly told us how they appreciate the spiritual refreshment we infuse into our programming. We still will include beautiful Liturgies, Rosaries, Confession and Adoration. Last year, we took a break from our CMN pilgrimage tradition, but this year we are including a Divine Mercy for America Mini-Pilgrimage to historic St. Mary’s Church just two blocks from our venue. We’ll pray the chaplet, have an inspiring reflection, and mass.
At CMN, we know that your job is challenging and your buying trip to our Trade Show needs to make sense, professionally and personally. Our evening networking events give you a chance to share experiences and encouragement with fellow retailers, make new connections, and recharge in a lovely and comfortable venue. After Tuesday’s seminars and Mini-Pilgrimage, relax at the “Make Music Together” Coffee House from 8-10PM. Wednesday is the Welcome Reception and Author Meet & Greet. Thursday is packed: the Retailer Roundtable Continental Breakfast, the IMPACT Luncheon with Scott Hahn, and finally... the "Finish Well" Event with Abby Johnson!