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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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.

Weekend Journey: New York & Massachusetts Parks, and Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) Gathering
From Waterfalls to Wilderness Workshops

From Waterfalls to Wilderness Workshops | Weekend Journey: New York & Massachusetts Parks, and Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) Gathering. Every year, we go to the ALDHA Gathering for trail workshops. This year, we added some great New York State Parks with beautiful waterfalls.

Celebrating 50 Years of Fond Memories of Euclid Beach Park
Celebrating 50 Years of Fond Memories of Euclid Beach Park

50 Years of Euclid Beach Park Memories | Our family participated for the fifth consecutive year in the 15th Annual "Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park." For the amusement park, it represented 50 years of memories. For our family, it represented a new role for Julie & our son, Kevin. For the Cleveland Metroparks, it represented fulfillment of a plan.

IngenuityFest 2019: Dreamscapes
IngenuityFest 2019: Dreamscapes

IngenuityFest 2019: Dreamscapes | On Friday night, September 27, 2019, and Saturday, September 28, 2019, I continued my annual tradition of attending IngenuityFest and sharing in a blog post some of what I saw there. I am proud that my sons, Kevin and Mike, had a booth at IngenuityFest for their tabletop game, perMUTATIONS, for the third consecutive year!

A Celebration! Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) Accreditation!
A Celebration! Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) Accreditation!

A Celebration! MNO Accreditation! | I was invited to a special Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) celebration. I was very impressed with the evening's program, and look forward to learning more about the activities of the Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) program as future leaders of the nonprofit sector are developed.

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