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Great Lakes Geek Annual Magnum Holiday Party

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Annual Holiday Party
Bo Loong - December 11, 2014

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 next year.
Let's talk.

Enjoy these photos (random order) of some of the 2014 guests.


Councilman Tony Brancatelli, Jim Foster and August Pust

Councilman Tony Brancatelli, Jim Foster and August Pust


Russ Mitchell, Ralph Tarsitano and Dick Russ

Russ Mitchell, Ralph Tarsitano and Dick Russ


Phil Alexander, Ron Copfer and Leslie Carruthers

Phil Alexander, Ron Copfer and Leslie Carruthers


Debbie Hanson and Yingli Wolinsky

Debbie Hanson and Yingli Wolinsky


Nada Martinovic, Mayor Georgine Welo and Anila Nicklos

Nada Martinovic, Mayor Georgine Welo and Anila Nicklos


Dan Hanson and John McCann

Dan Hanson and John McCann


Kristen Morris and Gary Baney

Kristen Morris and Gary Baney


Judge Ralph Perk Jr.

Judge Ralph Perk Jr.


Irene Morrow and Jose Feliciano

Irene Morrow and Jose Feliciano


Neil Mohney

Neil Mohney


Paramjit Singh and Maria Pujana

Paramjit Singh and Maria Pujana


Tim Ryan, Fr. John Lee and Nacy Panzica

Tim Ryan, Fr. John Lee and Nacy Panzica


Kevin Goodman

Kevin Goodman


George Brown

George Brown


Councilman Joe Cimperman

Councilman Joe Cimperman


Kimlee Suremee

Kimlee Suremee


Pat Hanson, Dan Hanson and Marty Mordarski

Pat Hanson, Dan Hanson and Marty Mordarski


Johnny Wu and Lisa Wong

Johnny Wu and Lisa Wong


Samantha Peddicord

Samantha Peddicord


Steve Owendoff and John Lewis

Steve Owendoff and John Lewis


Mona Alag, Gita Gidwani and Anjan Ghose

Mona Alag, Gita Gidwani and Anjan Ghose


John McCann and Ed Jerse

John McCann and Ed Jerse


Anthony Yen

Anthony Yen


Beverly Cobb, Maury Feren and Amy Kenneley

Beverly Cobb, Maury Feren and Amy Kenneley


Brad Sussman

Brad Sussman


Andrea Anelli

Andrea Anelli


Morgan Barnes

Morgan Barnes


Asim Datta and Jason Lin

Asim Datta and Jason Lin


Ron Copfer

Ron Copfer


Leslie Carruthers and Jim Dorazio

Leslie Carruthers and Jim Dorazio


Johnny Wu, Samantha Peddicord, Kristen Morris and Joe Cimperman

Johnny Wu, Samantha Peddicord,
Kristen Morris and Joe Cimperman


Pat Hanson and Russ Mitchell

Pat Hanson and Russ Mitchell


Phil Alexander

Phil Alexander


Pierre Bejjani, Judge Pam Barker and Brad Sussman

Pierre Bejjani, Judge Pam Barker and Brad Sussman


Marty Mordarski

Marty Mordarski


Moral Masuoka

Moral Masuoka


Hiram DeJesus

Hiram DeJesus


Darcy Downie, Tom and Pat Mugridge

Darcy Downie, Tom and Pat Mugridge


Harry Weller

Harry Weller


Ron Rerko

Ron Rerko


Dan Hanson and Russ Mitchell

Dan Hanson and Russ Mitchell


Ed and Irene Morrow

Ed and Irene Morrow


Councilman Tony Brancatelli

Councilman Tony Brancatelli


Pat Hanson

Pat Hanson


Johnny Wu and Debbie Hanson

Johnny Wu and Debbie Hanson


Ron Rerko, Father Lee and Anthony yen

Ron Rerko, Father Lee and Anthony yen


August Pust

August Pust


Gary Baney, Debbie Hanson and Fr John Lee

Gary Baney, Debbie Hanson and Fr John Lee


Gita Gidwani and Mona Alag

Gita Gidwani and Mona Alag


Mayor Georgine Welo

Mayor Georgine Welo


Tim Ryan and Nacy Panzica

Tim Ryan and Nacy Panzica


Debbie Hanson and Maury Feren

Debbie Hanson and Maury Feren


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


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