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Great Lakes Geek Annual Magnum Holiday Party

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Annual Holiday Party
Bo Loong - December 12, 2013

Each year we like to gather an eclectic group of friends and business associates for a holiday lunch. No, it's not just techies. Media, non-profits, politicians, business, cultural - they were all represented.

The food and atmosphere at Bo Loong at 40th and St. Clair is always terrific and with over 85 guests we maxed out the party room.

The attendees are involved in one or more of the projects that we are involved in such as:

  • Computers Assisting People (CAP) Inc. which has refurbished and donated over 15,000 PCs to over 450 schools and non-profits in Cleveland.
  • Cleveland Food Adventurers a group that visits local ethnic restaurants and learns about the food and culture while enjoying camaraderie and a great meal.
  • ClevelandPeople.com where we celebrate the 100+ ethnic groups in the area and make it a more attractive destination for immigrant talent as well as showing what a cool and diverse city we live in.
  • ClevelandSeniors.com for the 50 and over crowd and those who care for and about them.
  • ClevelandWomen.Com for girls and women of all ages in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio
  • Cleveland International Hall of Fame which recognizes lifetimes of important and enduring contributions to Cleveland's multi cultural communities.
  • GreatLakesGeek.com. The business, science and technology information on GreatLakesGeek.com is becoming more essential as many of our longtime favorite print publications have disappeared or cut back.
  • Magnum Computers Inc. where we try and earn some $ so we can volunteer more for CAP and support our other projects. (grin)
  • ClevelandMen.Com for boys and men of all ages in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio
  • ClevelandPets.Com for the four-legged (and other) members of our families.
  • And some more projects we are working on

When asked what the diverse group of guests had in common, some reflection made it clear that they, like us, love Cleveland. Most have had many opportunities to work and live in other cities. But we have all chosen to be here because we believe in the city.

As attendees introduced themselves, this became evident and all were impressed by the positive outlooks expressed.

And though the techies naturally gravitated to their own area, as did the media, international, political and other types of guests the fun was when seemingly unconnected people discovered a thread that connected them to someone else in the room.

Want to be invited next year? Let's do some positive things together in 2014.
Let's talk.

Enjoy these photos (random order) of some of the 2013 guests.


Dan Hanson and Tim Taylor

Dan Hanson and Tim Taylor


Chris Thompson and Ron Copfer

Chris Thompson and Ron Copfer


Margaret Wong

Margaret Wong


Lt. Colonel Joe Meissner

Lt. Colonel Joe Meissner


Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander


Ed Jerse

Ed Jerse


Eleanor Hayes

Eleanor Hayes


Lev Gonick

Lev Gonick


Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano


Les Roberts

Les Roberts


Rui Zhang

Rui Zhang


Judge Marilyn Cassidy

Judge Marilyn Cassidy


Councilman Anthony Brancatelli

Councilman Anthony Brancatelli


Anjan Ghose

Anjan Ghose


Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong


Maria Pujana

Maria Pujana


Nacy Panzica

Nacy Panzica


Mike Miller

Mike Miller


Pat Hanson, Santa Claus and Debbie Hanson

Pat Hanson, Santa Claus and Debbie Hanson


County Council member Yvonne Conwell

County Council member Yvonne Conwell


Kimlee Suremee

Kimlee Suremee


Anthony and Josiane Yen

Anthony and Josiane Yen


Maury Feren

Maury Feren


Jim McIntyre

Jim McIntyre


Harjit Alag

Harjit Alag


George Brown

George Brown


Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh


Darcy Downie

Darcy Downie


Brad Nellis

Brad Nellis


Bob Cerminara and Sandy Lesko Mounts

Bob Cerminara and Sandy Lesko Mounts


Tim Taylor

Tim Taylor


Tim Ryan and Ed Oshaban

Tim Ryan and Ed Oshaban


Dick Clough

Dick Clough


George Burke

George Burke


Councilman Kevin Conwell

Councilman Kevin Conwell


Dr. Gita Gidwani

Dr. Gita Gidwani


Rich Osborne

Rich Osborne


August Pust

August Pust


Steve Owendoff and John Lewis

Steve Owendoff and John Lewis


Jim Dorazio

Jim Dorazio


Johnny Wu and Pierre Bejjani

Johnny Wu and Pierre Bejjani


Ramesh Shah and Ingrida Bublys

Ramesh Shah and Ingrida Bublys


Pat Mugridge and Pat Hanson

Pat Mugridge and Pat Hanson


Councilman Zack Reed

Councilman Zack Reed


Dr. Jaya Shah

Dr. Jaya Shah


Gia Hoa Ryan

Gia Hoa Ryan


Ed and Irene Morrow

Ed and Irene Morrow


Bob Cerminara

Bob Cerminara


Asim Datta

Asim Datta


Mona and Harjit Alag

Mona and Harjit Alag


Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell

Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell


Eddie Malone

Eddie Malone


Ron Copfer

Ron Copfer


Rui Zhang, Gary Baney and Kimlee Suremee

Rui Zhang, Gary Baney and Kimlee Suremee


Pat and Tom Mugridge with Santa

Pat and Tom Mugridge with Santa


Sandy Lesko Mounts, Tim Taylor, Eleanor Haytes and Bob Cerminara

Sandy Lesko Mounts, Tim Taylor,
Eleanor Hayes and Bob Cerminara


John Ettorre

John Ettorre


Tom Mugridge

Tom Mugridge


Anjan Ghose, Irene Morrow and Mamie Mitchell

Anjan Ghose, Irene Morrow and Mamie Mitchell


Beverly, Maury Feren and Ken Kovach

Beverly, Maury Feren and Ken Kovach


Eleanor Hayes and Kevin Conwell

Eleanor Hayes and Kevin Conwell


Pat Hanson, August Pust and George Burke

Pat Hanson, August Pust and George Burke


Maria Pujana with Ramesh and Jaya Shah

Maria Pujana with Ramesh and Jaya Shah


Yenna from Bo Loong

Yenna from Bo Loong


Tim Taylor, Jim McIntyre and Maury Feren

Tim Taylor, Jim McIntyre and Maury Feren


Yvonne Conwell and Dan Hanson

Yvonne Conwell and Dan Hanson


Margaret Wong, Josiane Yen and Jaya Shah

Margaret Wong, Josiane Yen and Jaya Shah


Bob Cerminara, Sandy lesko Mounts, Darcy Downie and Tim Taylor

Bob Cerminara, Sandy Lesko Mounts, Darcy Downie and Tim Taylor


Tim Taylor, Rich Osborne and

Tim Taylor, Rich Osborne and


Want to be invited next year? Let's do some positive things together in 2014.
Let's talk.


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