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Great Lakes Geek Annual Magnum Holiday Party

Magnum Computers
Annual Holiday Party
Bo Loong - December 5, 2019

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 (not all, sorry) of the 2019 guests.


Nate Curry (Cleveland Cavs), Basil Russo and Mayor Georgine Welo

Nate Curry (Cleveland Cavs), Basil Russo and Mayor Georgine Welo


Dan Hanson and Cleveland Fire Department Chief Angelo Calvillo

Dan Hanson and Cleveland Fire Department Chief Angelo Calvillo


Connie Adams and Alex Lackey

Connie Adams and Alex Lackey


Margaret Wong

Margaret Wong


Maria Pujana and Letitia Lopez

Maria Pujana and Letitia Lopez


Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar

Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar


Mayor Ron Falconi and Deborah Yue

Mayor Ron Falconi and Deborah Yue


Judge Dan Polster and Kevin Goodman (Bluebridge)

Judge Dan Polster and Kevin Goodman (Bluebridge)


Zhenting Men

Zhenting Men


Councilman Mike Polensek

Councilman Mike Polensek


Jacqueline Muhhamed

Jacqueline Muhhamed


Ken Kovach, Sam Tanious and Joe Meissner

Ken Kovach, Sam Tanious and Joe Meissner


Kathy Ghose and Rania Abbadi

Kathy Ghose and Rania Abbadi


Henry Fong

Henry Fong


Michael Patterson and Henry Burney

Michael Patterson and Henry Burney


Dick Russ

Dick Russ


Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford


Gia Hoa Ryan and Leah Longbrake

Gia Hoa Ryan and Leah Longbrake


Curt Williams (Cleveland Foundation)

Curt Williams (Cleveland Foundation)


Ed O'Shaben and Tim Ryan

Ed O'Shaben and Tim Ryan


Romas Bublys, Rich Creppage and Ingrida Bublys

Romas Bublys, Rich Creppage and Ingrida Bublys


Judge Rocky Perk, Wanda Davis (Ashbury Senior)

Judge Rocky Perk, Wanda Davis (Ashbury Senior)


Zhenting Men, Gordon Priemer and Dan Hanson

Zhenting Men, Gordon Priemer and Dan Hanson


Harry Weller

Harry Weller


Pierre Bejjani

Pierre Bejjani


Paramjit Singh and August Pust

Paramjit Singh and August Pust


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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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Gia Hoa Ryan, Leah Longbrake, Asim Datta and Michael Patterson

Gia Hoa Ryan, Leah Longbrake, Asim Datta and Michael Patterson


Dan Hanson, Margaret Wong, Anne Mooney and Pat Hanson

Dan Hanson, Margaret Wong, Anne Mooney and Pat Hanson


Councilwoman Dona Brady, Qaisra Haider, Nate Curry, Basil Russo and Mayor Georgine Welo

Councilwoman Dona Brady, Qaisra Haider, Nate Curry,
Basil Russo and Mayor Georgine Welo


Ralph Tarsitano

Ralph Tarsitano


Richard Eastburn

Richard Eastburn


Alex Lackey (City of Cleveland)

Alex Lackey (City of Cleveland)


Leah Longbrake

Leah Longbrake


Connie Adams, Dona Brady and Paul Burik

Connie Adams, Dona Brady and Paul Burik


Pat Hanson and Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo

Pat Hanson and Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo


Joe Meissner, Margaret Wong and Kathy Ghose

Joe Meissner, Margaret Wong and Kathy Ghose


Judge Ralph Perk Jr. and Ingrida Bublys

Judge Ralph Perk Jr. and Ingrida Bublys


Mayor Ron Falconi

Mayor Ron Falconi


Jennifer Feierabend, Connie Adams and Dan Hanson

Jennifer Feierabend, Connie Adams and Dan Hanson


Rania Abbadi, Sami Tanious and Kathy Ghose

Rania Abbadi, Sami Tanious and Kathy Ghose


Anne Mooney and Pat Hanson

Anne Mooney and Pat Hanson


Anjan Ghose and Dan Hanson

Anjan Ghose and Dan Hanson


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


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