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

View the full blog listing here. 

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Missing Cleveland GiveCamp in 2020
Missing Cleveland GiveCamp in 2020

Missing Cleveland GiveCamp in 2020 | "Cleveland GiveCamp 2020 event scheduled for July is postponed." I decided to put together this blog post to honor those that give their talent at Cleveland GiveCamp every year, and to acknowledge and mourn the loss of normality in 2020 during this coronavirus crisis.

Social Distancing: Cleveland Museum of Art Reopening - #WelcomeBackCMA
Social Distancing: Cleveland Museum of Art Reopening - #WelcomeBackCMA

Cleveland Museum of Art #WelcomeBackCMA | We decided to make the Cleveland Museum of Art's Reopening Media and Influencer Welcome Back our first adventure out to a public space. The absolute best way to truly enjoy the museum's art is in person, visiting its galleries! Thus, we were very excited to attend #WelcomeBackCMA!

Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020
Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020

Social Distancing Park Visits - June 2020 | We have been having such a great time exploring parks that we had not visited before, and revisiting old favorites, that we decided to gather tweets from park visits in June 2020 to create this blog post. This is our way to thank the park systems for their service to our Northeast Ohio community.

WordCamp Kent 2020 Online & Beyond
WordCamp Kent 2020 Online & Beyond

WordCamp Kent 2020 Online & Beyond | Over the years, I had heard great things about Kent.WordCamp.org. When I learned that WordCamp would be online, I was excited to attend. I am so glad I registered for it. It was great! Not only did it provide great resources for WordPress development, but it also included some really excellent management workshops.

Social Distancing: Visiting More Parks and Park Campsite Information
Social Distancing: Visiting More Parks and Park Campsite Information

Social Distancing: Visiting More Parks | We are writing this blog post to encourage ourselves to learn about and explore parks that we have not visited before, or further explore past favorites. We want to acknowledge all that we have gained in terms of time together learning about local parks and about each other.

Social Distancing with Virtual Trail Talks #CelebrateTrails #VirtualTrailDays
Social Distancing with Virtual Trail Talks #CelebrateTrails #VirtualTrailDays

Social Distancing with Virtual Trail Talks | I want to thank the organizations that are investing their time and resources to create these live video events featuring hiking trails. It is helping take the sting out of the fact that I was scheduled to be on a long-distance backpacking adventure at this time. I appreciate being able to join others online to celebrate trail life. Thank you!

Social Distancing with Park Walks & Online Life
Social Distancing with Park Walks & Online Life

Social Distancing with Park Walks & Online Life | There is a lot of sadness about plans being canceled, but my family has been fortunate to have had no illness or death. I try to support those that I see online that are making a difference in our community. In this blog post, I share my experience visiting local parks, and my online life during these coronavirus crisis times.

Humor and Creativity on the Twitterverse While Social Distancing
Humor and Creativity on the Twitterverse While Social Distancing

Humor and Creativity While Social Distancing | We appreciate all the humor and creativity we see on social media while everyone is social distancing. We are impressed by the very gifted people sharing their talents, and we like how some people are using humor to cope with the stress of the current coronavirus crisis. 

Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing
Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing

Peaceful Parks While Social Distancing | This blog post will share how we used our fantastic, local parks to deal with coronavirus-related stress. An important part of health is mental health -- go for a walk for both physical and mental health! We want to thank our local park systems for their work to provide a safe place to explore.

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight!
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight!

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight! | 2012 to 2020!!! My Eighth Blogiversary of celebrating the fun of exploring our community! Thank you to my great co-writer and wife, Julie Smith! I always enjoy sharing the journey with her. I also want to thank the many organizations that hosted the events/activities I wrote about this year!

Fire, Art, Music, Games! Mid-Winter Outdoor Fun at Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! #Brite2020
Fire, Art, Music, Games! Mid-Winter Outdoor Fun at Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! #Brite2020

Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! | Fire, Art, Music, Games! For the eleventh consecutive year, thanks to the Brite Winter Leadership Team and Sponsors, we joined tens of thousands of people laughing at the Cleveland cold by attending this annual outdoor celebration! We are very lucky in Cleveland to have Brite Winter!

Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!!
Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!!

PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36 | Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!! I ended up leaving PechaKucha Night Cleveland with a natural high. The creativity of the presenters energized me and made my week!

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