History of CBE

In the summer of 2004, Jim Liston approached the board of directors of the St. Pius X Council of the Knights of Columbus with an idea. The idea was to have the K of C host a monthly event entitled the Catholic Business Exchange. The event would include a mass, time for networking, a breakfast and speaker. The board gave the approval and planning began.

The first Catholic Business Exchange meeting was held September 17th, 2004 a the Northside Knights of Columbus. Dr. Chuck Dietzen, medical director for St. Vincent’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center was the featured speaker. Over 40 Catholic men and women representing a dozen parishes were in attendance. The title of his presentation was “Your Business Journey: Going from Success to Significance”.

Since that beginning…

Jim Liston created this video on the occasion of our 10th Anniversary.

Our Thanksgiving meeting each year…


Thanksgiving History
Thanksgiving History 2

Our Christmas meeting each year…


Christmas History
Christmas History 2
Photos by Denis Kelly Jr.