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Satya Nadella: Ideas For Tomorrow

1 Jul

Recently Satya Nadella, the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, was interviewed by CEO and President Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic as part of an educational series calledr Ideas for Tomorrow. The crowd at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland sat glued to their seats as the thought provoking Nadella shared his thoughts on business and where technology is going. Learn how entrepreneurs can continue to innovate and thrive in this new world. Understand how your business can continue to grow and how Microsoft has turned itself around under his leadership.

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Where Do You Dispose of a Car Seat?

18 Dec

Do you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and have an old car seat you need to dispose of? Car seats have expiration dates and they only last a few years. Instead of throwing it out, have you considered recycling it? If so, here are some car seat locations in the Northeast Ohio area.

http://www.injurypreventioncenter.com/programs/car-seat-recycling-location

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Best Site To Plan Your Travel

20 Nov

HipMunk is the best site to plan a trip because it has easy features that other sites of this nature don’t have. The site compares multiple flights, hotels and car rentals at once with the goal to find the lowest price. However the site defaults the search results screen to sort by agony. The agony sorting feature shows a users how many total stops and the length of layover time a flight has. A user can also sort by duration, take-off and landing. The site displays all this information in nice simple graph. Take advantage of the power of this site and book your next trip here.

https://www.hipmunk.com/

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Where Does Your City Rank?

18 Oct

What’s your city population? What professions do residents hold in your area? What building permits have been filed in your town? City-Data collects and analyzes data from numerous sources to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From school ratings to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.

I also discovered the site also has information on restaurants, city guides and tourist attraction articles. If you want to lookup details on your city or one you are planning to visit, then check out this site.

http://www.city-data.com/

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Because I Said I Would

19 Sep

Because I Said I Would is an organization dedicated to helping people keep their promises. Alex recently lost his father to cancer. He wants to honor his Dad and the promises he kept, by helping others remember their commitments with Promise Cards.

How to use a Promise Card:
1. Write your promise on the card.
2. Give the card to the person you’re making that commitment to.
3. Fulfill your promise.
4. Get your card back and keep it as a reminder that you are a person of your word.

Follow the link below to get you free promise cards.
http://becauseisaidiwould.com

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Patch – New Local News Source

3 Sep

I was clicking through my LinkedIn updates and I saw a connection recently became a manager of Patch.com. I was pleasantly surprised that my community was represented and instantly clicked to read more. Currently the website features news from the following states: California, Connecticut District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

The site says, “Patch is a new way to find out about, and participate in, what’s going on near you. Patch is run by professional editors, writers, photographers and videographers who live in or near the communities we serve.” Patch is an online community newspaper written by locals. The site features local news, events, places, markets, house and general Q&A.

Are you in the Patch?
Patch.com

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Fwix Filters News

10 Jun

Founded to help you manage your local news and information, Fwix keeps you organized. Follow stories in your city and read what matters to you.
Read the following about your community on Fwix: Top Stories, Business, Crime, Sports, Politics, Environment, Entertainment, Living, Science And Technology, Home/Garden and Travel.

http://fwix.com/

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August is Recycle Your Computer Month

1 Aug

Is that’s time of the year again where you have the opportunity to get rid of that outdated hunk of metal you call your computer and recycle it. Cuyahoga County residents can recycle their unwanted computer equipment at over 40 participating city service departments during this campaign.

Household equipment will be accepted including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software, cell phones and accessories, and ink printer cartridges. No televisions or other electronics will be accepted. All equipment collected will be taken to RET3 job corp, a non-profit computer recycling and refurbishing company based in Cleveland.

RET3 has partnered with OneCommunity, a local not-for-profit broadband provider that works to give students technology skills for the workplace and, in turn, drive economic development in the region. OneCommunity Green Computing has a goal of putting 50,000 computers in Northeast Ohio schools over the next five years. Businesses with large amounts of computers to dispose of should contact RET3 job corp. at (216) 361-9991.

For a list of participating cities or additional information about Recycle Your Computer Month, log onto www.cuyahogaswd.org/residents/comprec.asp or call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749.

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Death by Text, Look Up Or Die?

26 Apr

The other day I almost witnessed a death by text. I waiting at a light at a crosswalk and the guy next to me was busy looking down sending a text message. The pedestrian didn’t bother to look up and just starting crossing the street. I noticed a SUV was traveling right toward the guy and the driver had a phone perched on his steering wheel and was looking down at it. I yelled out, but the pedestrian didn’t flinch and at the last second, the driver looked up and slammed on their brakes. Even though the pedestrian wasn’t looking, if the driver struck the pedestrian, they would be at fault.

Last week Cleveland City Council passed a law that makes text messaging illegal while driving a vehicle; I found it interesting since there is a current law that prohibits doing anything distracting while driving. If you look around in today’s world, everyone is looking down texting, answering a call or playing a game on their phone. I realize that everyone needs to stay connected, but aren’t there actions like crossing a street, driving a car or operating a wood chipper when you should yield from using your phone? Unless it’s an emergency, shouldn’t you make time to look up from your phone at important moments. If you don’t look up, it may cost you your life one day.

Do you think texting while driving should be illegal? Are there times when it’s OK?

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Save Money By Supporting Your Local Restaurants

10 Feb

I was talking with my brother and his wife the other night about getting out and discovering the city. There are many resources right at your fingertips and with a little bit of cash, you can actually go a long way. How you may ask? Have you discovered your local independent restaurant gift certificate auction?

If you live in Birmingham, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Kansas City, Louisville, Madison, Mt. Washington, Valley, NH, Naples, Nashville, Sarasota, Manatee or Tucson you can take advantage of half-off gift certificates. You can purchase $50 gift certificates for $35 and $25 gift certificates for $15 dollars. The auctions occur at announced times through the year and the best way to stay in the loop is to sign-up for their newsletter.

Note: In Cleveland, the collective of local eateries is called the Cleveland Independents and they use Eat Like A Local network to process the transaction, however I didn’t see it listed on Eat Like A Local’s homepage.

I’ve used this service and love it, have you?

http://www.clevelandindependents.com
http://www.eatlikealocal.com

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