Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Something about this video...

Watch this video on full screen-click the little X on the lower right corner of the video player. Some sound as well.

...just seemed to be pretty amazing.

Friday, April 2, 2010

1969 to 2010 technology then and now!

Take a look at this video of how today's technology was imagined in 1969. Pretty amazing how far we've come over a relatively short period of time. How close did they get it back then?

I wonder what the next 40 years will bring? My kids will be directing me to some new link in 2050! showing me how goofy we were back in 2010 I reckon.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Monday, March 29, 2010

File under: Why didnt I think of this!

This company was started by a couple of undergrads from Babson College-who obviously were far more creative than I was when I was there!

We are doing a full 10x10 wall in the conference room with this! Should be good fun to just write on the walls and not get in trouble for it.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The burden of the blog...

The burden of a blog! A pastor in the Archdiocese of Boston recently told me that he had read my blog. Being a lifelong Catholic, guilt comes easily to me. I resolved to immediately resume blogging! This was ten days ago.

As the owner of the Cunneen Company I start each day with a long list of very important tasks-Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

So I begin: Check facebook, check email personal, check email company, post to my twitter account, change ring tone on Iphone, check email again, update facebook status, download the latest "Paper Toss" application to my I-Phone. You are welcome for THAT referral.

Being connected in this age of "social networking" of "virtual offices" of "smart phones" of 24/7 access is no small task. The blog? Can it be that the Blog is now past tense? We hardly knew you... I mean I can say a lot in 140 characters-thank you twitter. I don't even have to spell check there, its a forgiving medium.

I will think more about you Blog and make my decision soon! After all nobody really reads you and I ALREADY have followers on twitter-I can feel our relationship slipping away.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tim Tebow! One more reason to like this guy!

Courage, conviction. This is a brave act for a sports figure just beginning his career. Bravo Tim!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Our company family continues to grow!

Throughout our almost 30 years in business, we have seen our family grow and would like to share some history with you.

Between the women and men working at Cunneen, we have:

42 Children (17 boys and 25 girls)
18 Grandchildren
7 Great grandchildren

We have 3 sets of twins ranging from 4 months, 20 years, to 43 years and one set of triplets at 2 1/2 years old.

In 2009, 3 year old “Maddie”, adopted from China, joined the Cunneen “work family”.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati!

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
. . . . .leading the way

The Cunneen Company wishes to congratulate Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, Michael Vanderburgh, Director of Stewardship, Brian Doyle, Associate Director of Stewardship, and members of the Pastor’s Advisory Council for boldly deciding to launch an Archdiocesan-wide Parish Stewardship Initiative in the Fall of 2010.

Beginning in September of 2010, the first of 218 parish stewardship initiatives will commence. The goals of the effort are to deepen parishioner understanding of Stewardship of Treasure. Parishioners will be encouraged to increase their regular giving, to use offertory envelopes, to consider electronic giving, and to be intentional, reflective and prayerful in their support of their parish. All 175,000 families will have access to a three-year subscription of Stewardship in Motion a newsletter which explores all aspects of parish stewardship-Time, Talent, and Treasure.

Leading the way among Catholic Dioceses across the United States, parishes in the Archdiocese will benefit from parish initiatives, which will be funded by the Archdiocese. Each program will be customized to meet specific parish needs, parish timetables, and will reflect the conversation that individual parishes and pastors have already had with their parishioners about Stewardship.

Cunneen welcomes the Archdiocese to its family of clients and applauds its bold leadership. We look forward to our Fall 2010 launch!

Happy New Year


Tasked with running our company in the midst of the greatest recession in seventy years, my brother and I have found the experience has left us with conflicting emotions. Over the past fourteen months, we’ve experienced great disappointment as well as extraordinary stress and pressure. This has been tempered, however, with many instances of our entire team pulling together in a spirit of collective sacrifice to help each other, to assist our clients, and to help the firm endure the hard times. As a company, we have never worked harder, better, more efficiently and dare I say, joyfully then we have over these past months. Hardship and sacrifice have brought out the best in us all.

As I proudly write this letter, I can’t help but think that every one of our client pastors could say the exact same things about their staff, about their volunteers, and about their parishioners. We have witnessed tens of thousands of families digging a bit deeper each weekend to help support their parish in these difficult times; the work of the church has never seemed more important! We have stood in awe as thousands of pledge cards from capital campaigns all across the country arrived in our office; each completed card giving witness to the importance of Church, Faith, Sacrifice and Hope.

We have witnessed the courage of pastors and lay leaders as they boldly made the difficult decisions that were necessary to keep their parishes operating and to maintain the services that their parishioners needed more than ever. We have seen those parishioners respond. Throughout one hundred fifty-seven appeals this fall and approximately three hundred over the course of the year, in dozens of dioceses, in almost thirty states; we have not seen a single instance where the faithful didn’t respond abundantly. It has been humbling.

Looking back, this has been the most difficult year in my professional life; it has also been the most rewarding. I have never felt more proud of the work that our firm does, of our staff, and of the clients we serve. What we do is important because what you do is essential. This year has been humbling and empowering; difficult, yet, wonderful. I look to the future with a renewed spirit of optimism and a deeper belief in the work that we do.

Thank you for permitting Cunneen to assist your parishes, your dioceses and the people who you serve. Your work is important; it is essential! It remains a privilege to serve our Church.