connecting people, strengthening relationships.
I arrived in the United States in the summer of 1984 escaping communist Romania at the age of 18, and was welcomed in a small but very united community. 11 years later, as a consequence of my extensive involvement in communities of Romanian-American churches of various denominations, I realized the great need for a platform that enables all Romanian-Americans to network and get to know each other better, support each other’s businesses, celebrate each other’s achievements and successes, and contribute together to the betterment and recognition of our community.
And that is what drove me – with the support of my wife, who is also born and raised in Romania, to start in the summer of 1995 a Romanian-American publishing house as well as a community oriented advertising agency, for the purpose of promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and the success of our community businesses and organizations.
Our pioneering networking and mass communication projects, the numerous special events we’ve organized or hosted, all lead us 7 years later, in spring of 2002,
to the decision to merge the two ventures in what they have naturally grown to be,
an organization that self-defines its purpose – the Romanian-American Network Inc.