Welcome to sosAssociates.com - - Promoting the Cleveland and Akron Areas, and More!

sosAssociates.com is an extension of my sos_jr Twitter interests -- taking it beyond the 140 280 characters. Focus areas include:

  • Cleveland and Akron Cultural Events, Art, and Theatre
  • Parks and Trails
  • Cleveland and Akron Tech Meetings, Social Media Events, and Entrepreneur Groups
  • Website Design, Technology, and the Former WebSigCleveland.org

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Akron Art Museum "Last Look Tour: 'Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art'"
Akron Art Museum "Last Look Tour: 'Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art'"

Last Look Tour: "Open World: Video Games" | We were excited to learn from @AkronArtMuseum that not only would we be able to see the Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art together, but we would also be able to go on a "final tour" with the museum's Curator of Exhibitions. The exhibition is great, but seeing it with the curator who developed the show is extra special.

2020 Ice Festivals - North Coast Harbor and Lake Metroparks
2020 Ice Festivals - North Coast Harbor and Lake Metroparks

Ice Festivals: N. Coast Harbor & Lake Metroparks | We started 2020 by celebrating winter in Northeast Ohio by attending two ice festivals in January: North Coast Harbor Ice Fest (which included FREE admission to Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum), and Lake Metroparks Farmpark Ice Festival.

#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2020 #ThankYou
#NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2020 #ThankYou

New Year 2020 - Thank You | As we have done the past five years, we have created this #NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2020 #ThankYou blog post to thank the many people/organizations for all the great activities that we attended in 2019! We also enjoy reliving the year by reviewing our 31 blog posts from 2019. We are excited to start another year! All the best to everyone in 2020!

Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening
Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening

Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening | I am a very lucky man! In October and November 2019, I was very fortunate to attend many great events like the Akron MakerSpace Grand Opening! Thank you to Akron MakerSpace Founder and President Devin Wolfe for inviting me to celebrate the opening of Akron MakerSpace's impressive new space!

The 30th Anniversary of the NASA Glenn Graphics & Visualization Lab (GVIS)
The 30th Anniversary of the NASA Glenn Graphics & Visualization Lab (GVIS)

30th Anniversary of the NASA Glenn GVIS | The 30th Anniversary of the NASA Glenn Graphics & Visualization Lab (GVIS). A special thank-you to NASA Glenn Research Center Computer Scientist Herb Schilling for this invitation-only event. Thank you, Tom Kunsman, for arranging an additional private tour of the NASA Glenn Library.

Cleveland Maker Faire 2019 and Cleveland Public Theatre "Día de Muertos"
Cleveland Maker Faire 2019 and Cleveland Public Theatre "Día de Muertos"

Cleveland Maker Faire/CPT "Día de Muertos" | I am a very lucky man! I was very fortunate to attend great events like the Cleveland Maker Faire 2019 and Cleveland Public Theatre "Día de Muertos." I enjoy writing about the Cleveland Maker Faire every year. Thank you, also, to @CPTCLE for the personal invitation via Twitter to Día de Muertos.

Cleveland Rising Summit
Cleveland Rising Summit

Cleveland Rising Summit | I am a very lucky man! In October and November 2019, I was very fortunate to attend many great events including the Cleveland Rising Summit. I look forward to the years ahead when we will all see how the grand Cleveland Rising vision is carried out!

Akron Art Museum "Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art," Summit Artspace "Poe's Garden," and CVNP New Visitor Center
Akron Art Museum "Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art," Summit Artspace "Poe's Garden," and CVNP New Visitor Center

Akron Art: Video Games & Poe's Garden | Akron Art Museum "Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art," Summit Artspace "Poe's Garden," & CVNP New Visitor Center. I want to make a point to thank Curator of Exhibitions, Theresa Bembnister, for the excellent tour. Her depth of knowledge added great value to my son's and my visit to the exhibition at the Akron Art Museum.

NASA Hackathon! Space Apps Challenge Cleveland 2019!
NASA Hackathon! Space Apps Challenge Cleveland 2019!

NASA Space Apps Challenge Cleveland 2019 | NASA Hackathon! Space Apps Challenge Cleveland 2019! I want to thank the Space Apps Cleveland leaders (Tom Kunsman, Herb Schilling, and Sarah Dutkiewicz) for inviting me to attend. I highly recommend you learn more about the winners!

Cleveland Museum of Art "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" - MIX: Anatomy & Pop-up Drawing Lounge
Cleveland Museum of Art "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" - MIX: Anatomy & Pop-up Drawing Lounge 

Michelangelo - MIX: Anatomy & Pop-up Drawing Lounge | Cleveland Museum of Art "Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" - MIX: Anatomy & Pop-up Drawing Lounge. I have written several blog posts about Cleveland Museum of Art MIX events -- they are always a great time!

Third Annual Better World Day - Blockchain for a Better World
Third Annual Better World Day - Blockchain for a Better World

Blockchain for a Better World | I am grateful that Marc Majers knew of my interest in technology solutions for nonprofits, and thus invited me to this year's Better World Day educational event. This panel discussion and keynote explored ways nonprofits can use blockchain technologies. The purpose of this blog post is to capture some of what I learned, and share it with others.

Celebrating 10 Years of Cleveland Growing Toward Becoming a Sustainable City!
Celebrating 10 Years of Cleveland Growing Toward Becoming a Sustainable City!

11th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit | Celebrating 10 Years of Cleveland Growing Toward Becoming a Sustainable City! This was the first year I was able to attend the Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit. What I did not fully realize was that the 11th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit was the final event planned as part of this ten-year initiative.

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