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CMCA - Christian Meeting & Conventions Association

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What Attendees Thought of the Show…

So Grateful

I am so grateful to you CMCA for the convention, and for all the efforts made to ensure that I was in attendance. I was truly blessed by ALL the speakers. My take-away is that no matter what challenges we face, with a solid foundation in Christ, we can overcome. Overcoming means 'telling our story,' which can help someone.

Getting to see Crazy Horse and Mt.Rushmore is definitely a dream come true, especially Mt.Rushmore. I never thought I would ever see them in person.

Divine Word of Truth Church of God in Christ, Inc.

Best Showcase Yet

Thanks for what may have been the best showcase yet. The high spirituality of this one was very notable. CMCA brought in great folks to bless us. I hope you know how much CMCA is appreciated.

American Christian Writers

Awesome Show

Like always, another awesome show. I really enjoyed it.

Event Planning by Tiara LLC

"Family Feel"

I was overwhelmed by the “family feel” of the whole event. Everyone was so helpful and a few planners took me under their wing when they found out it was my first showcase.

The contacts I made are incredible and I look forward to working with them in the future.
My experience could not have been better.

Montreat Conference Center

First Class Speakers

The show was second to none; the speakers were first class; the food was great! Rapid City was a good location; the info and trade show was just right, not too long, not too short; made a lot of good contacts for next year’s meetings. Keep up the good work.

Seventh Day Adventist Church SE NJ

Thank You

Thank you for all of the hard work in planning, creating and organizing CMCA! It was Amazing! God really is at work through the conference!!

Association of Christian Schools International

So Glad To Be There

It was a great conference, and I was so glad to be there. Thank you!

Arrowhead Conferences

So Impressed

Thank you so much for a wonderful conference!

I honestly didn’t know what to expect, since I had never attended the show, but was so impressed. It was well organized and the quality of planners was exceptional.

Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau

CMCA Remains My Favorite

As always, CMCA remains my favorite. I always enjoy the gatherings and the classes.

Lake Junaluska

Can't Stop Talking About It

Needless to say, we have been around this business for a while and thought we had seen it all--well NOT! CMCA was a first, not only in our attendance, but in a faith-based and quality enriched program. I have not been able to stop talking about the spirituality and friendship we enjoyed the entire four days we were privileged to attend in the beautiful surroundings of Rapid City.

Our sincere gratitude to the membership for spreading the Word of the Lord to our hospitality industry. We truly look forward to next year's event. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

B.P. & E.P.
LT Planning & Incentives/ LT Logistics

Well Organized

We have been coming for many years, and over these years I believe the showcase has consistently gotten better and better.

When I go to a conference, event, production, etc. (or unfortunately even church), it’s hard to turn off evaluation mode. I’m always thinking about ways to make things better. I guess it goes with the territory of what we do. Having said that, I’m hard pressed to come up with much constructive criticism for this year’s event. I thought it was well organized. Speakers and education sessions were all good.

I appreciate the fact that CMCA does a professional business event and still includes an appropriately strong spiritual element and emphasis on Christ. I heard several suppliers mention that this is the one trade show they look forward to each year.

B.C. & K.C.

Keeps The Correct Emphasis

One of the things that make the show so unique is the spirituality it brings. Keep the emphasis on that perspective rather than "business." However we all know we need to generate business if we are going to be successful, in some people eyes.

We made it home safe and sound and richer spiritually due to attending your conference. Thank you again for a wonderful conference and we trust we will be able to experience it again next year.

IFCA International


I truly enjoyed the conference and was inspired by the wonderful speakers.

Visit Jacksonville

Better Than Church

It was amazing. You have a forever supporter in me. I felt so moved by the Spirit to do great things.
I wish I had time to tell you ALL the blessings. There is nothing like learning from experienced Christians and having God whisper in your ear. It was better than church.

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Exceeded My Expectations

The CMCA Conference exceeded my expectations in Rapid City! Thanks for asking me to attend and participate in the Roundtables.

JRG Conferences

Made Wonderful Friends

Fantastic conference. I was especially blessed by the speakers. CMCA is a huge blessing for me. I've made so many wonderful friends.

Church of God (Seventh Day)

Spiritually Rejuvenated

I really enjoyed CMCA. It was my first time attending, and I didn’t know what to expect. I made lots of great connections as a professional, and left spiritually rejuvenated. I particularly enjoyed hearing Marie Monville’s and Hattie Kauffman’s stories. The education opportunities and reverse trade shows were also great, and the one-on-one time at the trade shows really helped.

YMCA of the Rockies

Several Promising Leads

Thank you so much. I picked up several promising leads. The showcase was phenomenal from beginning to end. My spiritual and professional life was enriched. Looking forward to next year!

Meeting Professionals Expectations

Tremendous Choice

I thought there was a tremendous choice in speakers for our conference in Rapid City.

Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies

Looking Forward To Next Year

I must say, for my first time, the conference was a blessing to me. I look forward to next years’ conference.


Sense of Renewal and Peace

Thank you for another successful CMCA conference in Rapid City. I felt such a sense of renewal and peace.

HPN Global


Terrific show as always.



I had a great experience at CMCA. I thought the presenters were great and uplifting and I got some good business contacts as well.

Visit Fort Collins - The Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wonderful Event

Thank you again for a wonderful event last week. It was a wonderful event for all of us.

Visit Lubbock, The Lubbock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Proud to be Affiliated with CMCA

I cannot stop talking about the CMCA conference! The speakers were great, and each day kept getting better.

Lance was AMAZING once again! The sing along at the closing dinner was great and fostered camaraderie. The comedians went from good to great to rib-splittingly funny! I was exhausted every night and rejuvenated in the morning. The tours were impressive. I LOVED the way the reverse trade show was set up. Most of the suppliers were respectful of each other’s time and I was able to see every planner I needed to.

I am pleased and proud to be affiliated with CMCA!

Colorado Springs Marriott

Personally Grew

This being my first CMCA, I really enjoyed the show and personally grew spiritually from being there. So many great people attended.

Discover Kalamazoo

Raw Emotion

The big picture focus – JESUS/God was there and that’s the most important!
There was an atmosphere for work and worship and I love that.
This year, the raw emotion and openness was very present. I feel God moving in a way to get us ready and willing to share at any time. We are running out and people need his love and light!

Visit Duluth

Fellowship Was Sweet

I LOVED having Ian lead the Afterglow. What an anointing!
Truly enjoyed having the photo op with Cheryl and getting a chance to see how genuine she is.
Fellowship was sweet.
Lance is fabulous!
We were blessed by hearing Todd’s story.
I learned about some great venues.

We look forward to next year’s show.

Maximize Your Publicity

Brought Back Wonderful Blessings

The team at CMCA did a wonderful job on the program and planning. It was awesome, and I brought back so many wonderful blessings. I still laugh at wonderful entertainment provided by the comedians. As a planner, it is just great to sit back and let the program unfold without the pressure of the "what-if's."
I praise the Lord for all that CMCA has done for the industry and the Lord.

Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Never Felt So Welcome

I’ve never felt so welcome anywhere. I am sure that something good is coming from the show, and very much want to be on board next year.
Thank you for a great show.

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Enjoyed the Entire Week

Thank you very much for another successful CMCA Tradeshow. I really enjoyed the entire week.

Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau


Last week’s show was amazing! Thank you for such a wonderful week!

Greensboro, NC CVB


Great show! A well-kept secret!
The hospitality of all venues was outstanding.

American Meetings & Events, Inc.

Everything Was Great

It was a wonderful conference. Everything was great. The venues… accommodations….speakers….and workshops.

Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Incredible Value

We thought it was an incredible value. We were exceedingly surprised on the opportunities that came from the connections that we made at the show. We are looking forward to seeing how we can attend this every year, as we see high value in the conference personally as well as professionally.

The Castle at Glen Eyrie


Thank you for much for such a fantastic CMCA this year! It was an incredible first-time experience for me. I continue to talk about the show, the people and the stories to my friends and family. I look forward to next year!

South Shore CVB

Part of the U.S. I Had Never Seen

I loved going to Rapid City, part of the U.S. I had never seen. That made it special.
Loved the conference as well.

Global Fire Ministries

Connect With Old Friends

Great conference; it was great to hear so many awesome speakers, meet new people, and connect with old friends.

Fresh Grounded Faith

Look Forward to Many More

CMCA in Rapid City was awesome! I look forward to many more CMCA gatherings.

Christ Church Plano

Comedians Were Hilarious

Thank you once again for blessing our lives with the fabulous CMCA conference. God’s presence is clearly at the conference. I’m sure Satan tried to interfere, but HE Lives!

The breakout sessions were awesome. The comedians were hilarious! Marie Monville’s testimony was like no other I’ve ever heard. She left a lasting impression on me.

D.C. & G.S.

Great Speakers

Thank you for such great speakers and agenda in South Dakota.

Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau

So Real; Knocked It Out of the Park

I wanted to share how much I enjoyed the show this year. It truly is a unique and very special show that I will always try to attend if I am able. The thing I love the most about it is that it is so real. From the comedy to the testimonies, I appreciate every aspect and CMCA has once again knocked it out of the park.

Rapid City is a beautiful area. As we were sitting at the final dinner looking out at Mount Rushmore and listening to that wonderful music, I couldn't help but marvel at the experience we were having and how blessed I felt to be able to be there. Because of the size of the show, there is the unique opportunity to take it to locations that other shows cannot. As we're having all these real experiences and conversations, it's even more profound when we're in an area that God has made so beautiful.

It is such a blessing to be able to just attend and I always leave this show feeling a certain kind of peace.

Arrowhead Conferences & Events

Success Story

Without hesitation, from a spiritual and professional uplifting experience perspective, it was very high on the list of success stories CMCA. Ian McCormack, Cheryl Ladd, Marie Monville, and Hattie Kauffman were absolutely outstanding.

I could not have asked for a more spiritually uplifting experience.

I stayed at the Alex Johnson, and it was superb in every way. The nights at Crazy Horse and Mt Rushmore could not have been better.

Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau

So Glad I Got To Come Back

It was terrific!! I was so glad I got to come back to see everyone again, get more business, and get revived again! Great speakers! Can't wait for next year.

Fun 4 Groups


I was encouraged by the show, everyone was extremely friendly.

I made some great contacts and friends. I was blessed.

The event was wonderful, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Adventist-laymen's Services & Industries

Comedians Get Funnier Each Year

The speakers were great. Comedians seem to get funnier each year, and the break-out sessions were both beneficial as well as inspirational! The Hotel Alex Johnson was really cool! It was sort of lodge looking, had great atmosphere and breakfast foods were delish!


Inspiring, Educational and Fun

We met so many wonderful people and connected with friends, as well. CMCA put together an awesome program and opportunity for connecting!

It was inspiring, educational and fun. We truly enjoyed and benefitted from the event.


Enjoyed EVERY Part

I had an AWESOME time. It was so relaxing and I enjoyed EVERY part of the conference: the fellowship, the speakers, the worship and music, etc. Rapid City and Mount Rushmore were excellent sites to have a conference.

I look forward to attending again next year.

The Fellowship

Relevant and Uplifting

The show was wonderful and I’m hoping we can keep it on our annual tradeshow schedule. CMCA always makes EVERYONE attending their show feel welcomed and valued (in-room gifts, photos, etc.).

The general session speakers and entertainment was relevant and uplifting! Lance is simply outstanding! Mt. Rushmore, dinner and entertainment was the highlight! The final night was fantastic!!

Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Nothing But Positive Feedback

I heard nothing but positive feedback about the speakers. The closing dinner at Mt. Rushmore was Excellent!!!! The Abraham Lincoln guy was so good!!!

Franklin, TN Convention and Visitors Bureau