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Re: [NEOWordPress] No NEOWP Meetup Tonight!

From: Kim P.
Sent on: Monday, June 4, 2012 12:56 PM
Dave -

My wish for a North Canton location was just that, a wish. I realize that I am just one person who lives this far south - the majority of the members live in the Cleveland/Akron area
. I wouldn't ask everyone else to drive that far just to make my trip shorter.

My concern (and reason for responding this AM) was that there would be no NEOWP meetups until a new location was found; hence my suggestion to use the Akron Office Coworking location temporarily until another more suitable, permanent location was found.

My apologies if I stepped on anyone's toes.

Kim Parsell

On 6/4/[masked]:27 PM, David Patterson wrote:
Joe & Kim,

I understand the desire to have the least amount of travel time to the meetup for each of you. However, as a former North Canton resident who now lives in downtown Cleveland, I would find the two hours of travel time to and from North Canton in the evening prohibitive. It is not a few more minutes for me unless you describe 30 to 40 minutes as a few. And there are others living farther east and west of Cleveland for whom that time would be greater.

Akron is a decent compromise for all. Most would have a one-way drive time of no greater than 40 minutes. There will always be people who come from much farther afield, but it does seem to me that if we are to be a "Northeast Ohio" group, we should try to meet closer to the center of the center of Northeast Ohio. While the area from downtown Akron to Bath or Cuyahoga Falls is not a geographic center, it does provide good access via highways and is closer to the population center. Best of all, would be someplace near an I-77 or a Route 8 interchange on or north of a line created by Route 18.

An alternative approach would be to actively seek to break the group into two meetups--one Cleveland oriented and one Akron Canton oriented. I would rather not see that happen. However an hour drive home at 9:30 or 10 in the evening would rule out participation for me.
Dave Patterson
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From: Joe Rozsa <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, June 4,[masked]:07 PM
Subject: Re: [NEOWordPress] No NEOWP Meetup Tonight!

Agreed Kim… I too like the North Canton location idea. The few more minutes to come from Akron to North Canton is minimal really. 


Joe Rozsa
Trailer Owner/Creative Director
Trailer Trash Design
Celebrating 5 years at the trailer park
2012 Best of Show - Creative Award Winner
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On Jun 4, 2012, at 12:01 PM, Kim Parsell wrote:

A bit late to the discussion, but have a suggestion: temporarily move the meetup to the Office Coworking location in Akron until another suitable place is found. We started at the original Akron location, and it's only 4-5 miles further south for those coming from the Cleveland area.

I personally would love for it to be at the Canton location, since I'm so far south (Newcomerstown area), but totally understand that more of the members are from the Cleveland/Akron area.

If it moves any further north than Cuyahoga Falls, I won't be able to attend any more. Cuyahoga Falls is 70 miles one-way for me. Depending on traffic, it's a 75-90 minute drive to get there.

Just wanted to add my 3 cents worth (inflation, you know).

Kim Parsell

On 5/29/2012 9:11 PM, Michael Cheich wrote:
Plus the food is good at Panera, it has plenty of parking, free wifi, and is relatively close to the interstate.  Though I am not sure if they have a projector or any setup like that...

-Michael C

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 2:50 AM, Jen <[address removed]> wrote:
I wanted to put my 2 cents in there ~ Panera in Montrose just renovated and have a NICE BIG area in the back that's PERFECT for a meetup.  I just met there w/ some homeschoolers for a planning for fall.  It is definitely enough space for the group ~ from what I saw at the ONE meeting we attended.  Not as cramped and crowded.

I don't know their rules/regs .. I wasn't in charge of setting it up so I don't know if you have to reserve it or if we just MET there ..

Just FYI


From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [NEOWordPress] No NEOWP Meetup Tonight!
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 13:22:57 -0400

One thing about a new meeting place that you may want to consider: This is the only Wordpress group in Northeast Ohio, and for those of us coming from Cleveland, the drive to the Canton area can be an hour to an hour and a half depending on how far east or west of downtown Cleveland we are. I say this from experience because I used to live in North Canton. I think that the draw for interested people in the Cleveland area would be stronger if we could find a place to meet on the northern rim of Akron--from Bath to Cuyahoga Falls. That would make the trip pretty easy for everyone in the Northeast Ohio area--realizing that there are some who come from even farther afield.
Dave Patterson
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From: Andrew <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, May 24,[masked]:06 PM
Subject: Re: [NEOWordPress] No NEOWP Meetup Tonight!

Hi Brian,

I think I mentioned it before, there is another co-working place in Canton not far from 77 off of Portage Rd. It could be an option. I was in there for a meetup wit the Akron & Canton Web group earlier in the year, its a nice space and plenty of room. Here is the website
Andrew Kennedy
Creative Director

Finally Found Designs

3739 Bellwood NW
Canton, OH 44708

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