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Great Lakes Geek Annual Magnum Holiday Party

Magnum Computers
Annual Holiday Party
Bo Loong - December 6, 2018

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 38th and St. Clair is always terrific and our 75 guests 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 almost 20,000 PCs to over 500 schools and non-profits in Cleveland.
  • 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.
  • ClevelandSpeakers.com which has grown, by popular demand, from a section on GreatLakesGeek to its own website with some great speakers and topics.
  • Cleveland101.com which was intended to give visiting reporters some interesting stories during the RNC and Cavs championship run but has evolved into a collection of great Cleveland stories, firsts and landmarks.
  • ClevelandCooks.com which is for foodies, chefs and wannabe chefs as we celebrate how Cleveland has become a foodie town with great chefs and restaurants.
  • Cleveland Food Adventurers a group that visits local ethnic restaurants and learns about the food and culture while enjoying camaraderie and a great meal.
  • 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)
  • 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 taken by Harry Weller and Anjan Ghose (random order) of some of the 2018 guests. Sorry to those who are not in any of the photos such s Cuyahoga County Council's Yvonne Conwell, Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek, TV videographer Ralph Tarsitano, Joe LaMantia, President, e-Ventus Corporation, Samantha Peddicord and others.


Overdrive CEO Steve Potash and Serial Entrepreneur Ron Copfer

Overdrive CEO Steve Potash and Serial Entrepreneur Ron Copfer


Dan Hanson and Jacqueline Muhammed, Community Engagement & Legislative Affairs, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Dan Hanson and Jacqueline Muhammed, Community Engagement & Legislative Affairs, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport


Cuyahoga County Execuitve Armond Budish and WKYC News Anchor Russ Mitchell

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish
and WKYC News Anchor Russ Mitchell


Judge Dan Polster of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Judge Dan Polster of the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio


Ed Flash Ferenc, Cleveland Municipal Court Public Information Officer, and Meteorologist Brad Sussman

Ed 'Flash' Ferenc, Cleveland Municipal Court Public Information Officer
and Meteorologist Brad Sussman


Packaging manufacturer John Lewis and Winking Lizard owner John Lane

Packaging manufacturer John Lewis and
Winking Lizard owner John Lane


Attorney Dick Pogue

Attorney Dick Pogue


Eric Diamond of Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen,Gordon Priemer, president of J&M Real Estate Advisors, Cleveland Councilman Anthony Brancatelli and the councilman's executive assitant Marcelina Sladewska

Eric Diamond of Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen,Gordon Priemer, president of J&M Real Estate Advisors, Cleveland Councilman Anthony Brancatelli and the councilman's executive assistant Marcelina Sladewska


Former Ohio House of Representatives Ed Jerse, Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone with Armond and Amy Budish

Former Ohio House of Representatives Ed Jerse, Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone with Armond and Amy Budish


Russ Mitchell, Magda Gomez, Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Cuyahoga Community College and Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi

Russ Mitchell, Magda Gomez, Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Cuyahoga Community College and Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi


Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation VP Tom Turkaly, Dr. Richard Crepage and CPA Samy Tanious

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation VP Tom Turkaly,
Dr. Richard Crepage and CPA Samy Tanious


Attorney and Hispanic Community leader Jose Feliciano

Attorney and Hispanic Community leader Jose Feliciano


Attorney Debbie Yue, Zhenting Men from the Cleveland International Fund and Alexander Lackey from the City of Cleveland Mayor's Office

Attorney Debbie Yue, Zhenting Men from the Cleveland International Fund and Alexander Lackey from the City of Cleveland Mayor's Office


Friendship Foundation founder Gia Hoa Ryan with Pat Hanson

Friendship Foundation founder Gia Hoa Ryan with Pat Hanson


Honorary Lithuanian Consul Ingrida Bublys and Polish community leader Connie Adams

Honorary Lithuanian Consul Ingrida Bublys and
Polish community leader Connie Adams


Author Les Roberts and Kathy Ghose

Author Les Roberts and Kathy Ghose


UBS Financial Advisor John Mooney, Aztek CEO John Hill and attorney Lou McMahon

UBS Financial Advisor John Mooney, Aztek CEO John Hill
and attorney Lou McMahon


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Do you need a Speaker for your Company or Organization? Or are you interested in speaking opportunities?

Visit the Cleveland Speakers Bureau.


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Cleveland Foundation Digital Innovation Fellow Joshua Edmonds and Michael Patterson of Margaret W. Wong's office

Cleveland Foundation Digital Innovation Fellow Joshua Edmonds
and Michael Patterson of Margaret W. Wong's office


Former Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed

Former Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed


American Red Cross Communications and Marketing Manager Jim McIntyre, Ingrida Bublys and Caryn Candisky, District Director at Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman

American Red Cross Communications and Marketing Manager Jim McIntyre, Ingrida Bublys and Caryn Candisky, District Director at Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman


Anita Kazarian, Dan Hanson and attorney and author Lt Col. Jospeh Meissner

Anita Kazarian, Dan Hanson and attorney and author Lt Col. Joseph Meissner


David Fleshler, Case Western Reserve University Vice Provost for International Affairs with Richard Eastburn

David Fleshler, Case Western Reserve University Vice Provost for International Affairs with Richard Eastburn


Chinese community leader Anthony Yen

Chinese community leader Anthony Yen


Connie Adams with ANM< Past president Irene Morrow and daughter Bobbi

Connie Adams with American Nationalities Movement
Past president Irene Morrow and daughter Bobbi


Jennifer Feierabend and Oahn Loi-Powell

Jennifer Feierabend and Oahn Loi-Powell


Anjan and Kathy Ghose with Gia Hoa Ryan and honored guests from Vietnam

Anjan and Kathy Ghose with Gia Hoa Ryan and honored guests from Vietnam


Pual Burik, Kathy Ghose, Anita Kazarian, Nada Martinovics and Ken Kovach

Paul Burik, Kathy Ghose, Anita Kazarian, Nada Martinovics and Ken Kovach


Dan Hanson and David Fleshler

Dan Hanson and David Fleshler


CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani and August Pust

CAMEO President Pierre Bejjani and August Pust


August Pust with Ingrida and Romas Bublys

August Pust with Ingrida and Romas Bublys


Pierre and Mary Bejjani with Jacqueline Muhammed

Pierre and Mary Bejjani with Jacqueline Muhammed


Caryn Candinsky, Joshua Edmonds, Zhenting Men and Debbie Yue

Caryn Candinsky, Joshua Edmonds,
Zhenting Men and Debbie Yue


Asim Datta and Steve Potash

Asim Datta and Steve Potash


Guests from Vietnam with Mike and Oanh Powell

Guests from Vietnam with Mike and Oanh Powell


CAP volunteer Rich Woods, Lou McMahon and Pat Hanson

CAP volunteer Rich Woods, Lou McMahon and Pat Hanson


Michael Patterson and Harry Weller

Michael Patterson and Harry Weller


Rania Abbadi, Dan Hanson and Anthony Yen

Rania Abbadi, Dan Hanson and Anthony Yen


***

Think you know Cleveland?
You may be surprised by what you don't know.


Visit Cleveland 101 and see famous and obscure
Cleveland events, people, places and more


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John Lewis and Thompson Hine's Mike Hardy

John Lewis and Thompson Hine's Mike Hardy


John Hill, Jim Dorazio and Ron Copfer

John Hill, Jim Dorazio and Ron Copfer


Mary Bejjani and Samy Tanious

Mary Bejjani and Samy Tanious


***

Are you a Foodie? A Wannabe Chef?
A Food Industry Entrepreneur?


Visit Cleveland Cooks


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John Mooney and Rich Woods

John Mooney and Rich Woods


Dan Hanson with Armond and Amy Budish

Dan Hanson with Armond and Amy Budish


Les Roberts and friend

Les Roberts and friend


Jacqueline Muhammed

Jacqueline Muhammed


Gordy Priemer, Eric Diamond and Ken Kovach

Gordy Priemer, Eric Diamond and Ken Kovach


Russ Mitchell, Rich Crepage, Kathy Ghose, Asim Datta and Magda Gomez

Russ Mitchell, Rich Crepage, Kathy Ghose,
Asim Datta and Magda Gomez


Mike Patterson and Ed Flash Ferenc

Mike Patterson and Ed Flash Ferenc


Rania Abaddi and Nada Martinovics

Rania Abaddi and Nada Martinovics

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Cleveland is home to about 120 distinct ethnic groups. What's your heritage?

Visit ClevelandPeople.com for photos, videos, resources, calendar of events and more.


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Armond Budish
Armond Budish


Paul Burik and Dan Hanson

Paul Burik and Dan Hanson


Rich Crepage, Pat Hanson, August Pust and Anita Kazarian

Rich Crepage, Pat Hanson, August Pust and Anita Kazarian


Steve Potash and Zhenting Men

Steve Potash and Zhenting Men


Matt Zone, Nada Martinovics, Dan Hanson, Mary and Pierre Bejjani

Matt Zone, Nada Martinovics, Dan Hanson, Mary and Pierre Bejjani


Amy and Armond Budish, Ed Flash Ferenc and Brad Sussman

Amy and Armond Budish, Ed Flash Ferenc and Brad Sussman


Dan Hanson, Eric Diamond and Gordy Priemer

Dan Hanson, Eric Diamond and Gordy Priemer


Russ Mitchell, Magda Gomez and Gordon Priemer

Russ Mitchell, Magda Gomez and Gordon Priemer


Dan Hanson and John Mooney

Dan Hanson and John Mooney


Joe Meissner and Jim Dorazio

Joe Meissner and Jim Dorazio


Bo Loong Magnum Party table


Dan Hanson, Les Roberts and Connie Adams

Dan Hanson, Les Roberts and Connie Adams


Asim Datta

Asim Datta


Anjan and Kathy Ghose

Anjan and Kathy Ghose


Dan Hanson's Magnum party at Bo Loong 2018


Dan Hanson's Magnum party at Bo Loong 2018

Dan Hanson's Magnum party at Bo Loong 2018


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


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