Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 16:39.
Clara Evelyn Roulet, 1 minute old
I was so busy yesterday having a beautiful baby girl (by waterbirth - by hypnobirth - amazing photos and video to come), I didn't have a chance to thank Ronn Richard and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation for a second great gift that day, showing they recognized the need to transform our regional redevelopment and transformation efforts at the core, after many years supporting and funding what we now have. I believe this opens up new world's of opportunity for our region, just when they are needed most.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 08:20.
REALNEO is a cooperative, eternal, free, open source social network operating with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) - it is designed to manage content for individuals, who are registered users, and who own the CMS, as a co-op, and own their individual content, as individuals. Members have traditionally used REALNEO to manage their personal thoughts and ideas, through blog postings and comments, along with events, polls, and links to the content of others. Some users use the CMS capabilities of the site more than others, adding files, photographs and video to their content.
Submitted by talbano on Thu, 10/15/2009 - 11:39.
Rick Nagin for Ward 14
Rick Nagin has years of experience working with people and getting things done.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 14:00.
Over the past 20 years, I've spent most of my "professional" time as an entrepreneur, with world-class expertise conducting multi-dimensional, multi-client relational comparative data and best practice analyses of any aspects of the world's largest and best global enterprises, environments and systems, and developing and consulting on innovations and total quality improvement. This work has generated a wealth of knowledge on large general systems, with a unique expertise in information systems and telecommunications. REALNEO is a product of this highest level expertise, drawn from the best practices of the best organizations on Earth. What REALNEO has developed for Cuyahoga County - what has been generated out of the REALNEO-generated Real Cooperative - takes general systems innovation to a whole new level of making us the brightest greenest place on Earth. So, we really do have a purpose to Cuyahoga County owning the Breuer, and the vision is beautifully expressed in this great rendering above, to be REAL COOP citizen headquarters of the open source capital of this brightest greenest state of Earth.
Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 04/11/2009 - 17:19.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/14/2008 - 14:39.
10/10/2008 - 08:00
10/11/2008 - 20:59
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High StreetColumbus, OH
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 15:21.
"It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/26/2006 - 02:22.
Two weeks ago saw the second birthday of REALNEO. I started REALNEO in October, 2004, to provide “Regional Economic Action Links for North East Ohio” and implement for the region some exciting open source social networking technology. While the outcomes have not been entirely what I expected, and these years have in ways been rough, I've been thrilled to help drive and support some great developments in the community.
The public must defend East Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus against Sherwin Williams, Jones Day and Plain Dealer over lead poison
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/05/2006 - 09:50.
The Plain Dealer finally has their headline article in the battle to protect citizens against lead poisoning - Sherwin Williams is suing East Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus for them filing suit against Sherwin Williams over lead poisoning... this, rather than the impacts and history of lead poisoning, is what has made the headlines in the paper, featured on top of the business section (rather than the front page, where the news belongs). So, Sherwin Wlliams and their local attorneys Jones Day feel they can intimidate or perhaps bankrupt Ohio cities by attacking them over what has already been determined against Sherwin Wiliams and Jones Day in Rhode Island and is in court in 26 other states, all because Sherwin Wiliams and Jones Day believe Ohio and our courts are so in the pockets of this rich and powerful local company and law firm they will endorse Blackmail.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/05/2006 - 04:55.
I am really appreciative, this morning. After posting what was certainly the saddest news I can imagine, about the hardship my staff has suffered as a result of a lack of appreciation from my former business associate, Peter Holmes, I opened up this week's CoolCleveland and found that their crew had featured TWO postings from REALNEO. I am very touched and thankful to Thomas and his team for noticing REALNEO and taking an interest in the thoughts posted here - thank you. Please show appreciation back to CoolCleveland... if you are not a member, see what you've been missing... subscribe at CoolCleveland - all free - this is a real NEO must, and send feedback to CoolCleveland letters at the links below, and supporting the upcoming CoolCleveland/Tech/Ingenuity party at Fat Fish Blue, July 13, and the Ingenuity Festival, as described below... but first, here's the nice write-up about REALNEO from CoolCleveland today, July 5, 2006:
Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 06/06/2006 - 12:40.
The following story with its links ran in CASE Daily (Case's online newpaper) today. Do feel like you have entrepreneurial genes? I think I do! Please post your thoughts
ABC News (Reuters), June 5, 2006
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 16:17.
With the demand by Case Professor Krauss for a no-confidence vote against the Case president and provost, the levee broke flooding Case with the community sewage brimming its highest offices since hurricane Lewis smacked NEO several years ago, demanding the complete reorganization of Case. The rains since from Lewis' further public contempt for Case overflowed all the protection the president and board could retain, and now the Case community is in ruins.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/12/2005 - 02:25.
The July 11, 2005, Ohio Venture Association (OVA) luncheon featured Mark Coticchia, VP for Research and Technology Management at Case University, presenting a report on the progress of his organization since he arrived in Cleveland four years ago. He demonstrated that the progress has been amazing; all performance metrics tracked are at least 100% improved since 2001.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/16/2005 - 21:05.
04/05/2005 - 18:00
This meeting will feature Frank Cotter who is in charge of
HealthSpace, 8911 Euclid Avenue
Submitted by John Soellner on Sat, 02/26/2005 - 17:06.
03/09/2005 - 18:00
The State of NanoBusiness in the U.S. Today
invites you to attend this event featuring Sean Murdock, who was just
named the Executive Director of the Nano Business Alliance. The
NanoBusiness Alliance is the first industry association founded to
advance the emerging business of nanotechnology and Microsystems. The
NanoBusiness Alliance's mission is to create a collective voice for the
emerging small tech industry and develop a range of initiatives to
support and strengthen the nanotechnology business community. ****
SPONSORED BY **** CAMP, Inc. and Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan &
For more information, visit
CAMP Manufacturing & Technology Complex, 1768 East 25th
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 01/23/2005 - 16:33.
03/03/2005 - 08:00
Hope Hotel & Conference Center in Dayton, Ohio
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 01/14/2005 - 19:18.
03/02/2005 - 03:00
Ohio Nanotechnology Summit
Ohioâ€™s statewide conference on nanotechnology
will be held March 2 and 3, 2005, at the Hope Hotel & Conference Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Ohio Nanotechnology Summit will offer a unique opportunity to get a
first-hand perspective on the boundless potential that this exciting technical
field holds for Ohioâ€™s economy and its citizens. The
objectives of the meeting are to:
Hope Hotel & Conference Center in Dayton, Ohio
Submitted by Ted Takacs on Mon, 12/20/2004 - 13:15.
Submitted by Ted Takacs on Sat, 12/18/2004 - 22:14.
Case launches Cleveland NanoCrystals, first nanotechnology company
Company receives $50,000 seed investment from Case Technology Ventures
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 11/28/2004 - 21:59.
The best concept for regional and global government, public, private, and foundation spending for economic development in this region that I can imagine is driving for a NEO MultiDATA strategy - Multimedia, Design, Architecture, Technology and Art - which fits my understanding of the purpose of our foundations and economic development visions and would revolutionize NEO's global position in many creative class and new economy ways which are not even contemplated in any of the writing and thinking I've seen around town but which are featured in major creative class communities world-wide.
Included in MultiDATA vision is a Philip Johnson conceived School of Architecture (he proposed that for our community around 1996 - perhaps it's not too late), integrating an urban and regional planning institute, featuring an "MIT-inspired" Media Lab, and multimedia production including music, video, gaming and film, and a CIA-rooted TIIMEish graphics center, and a Case-rooted third generation technology RDT center - research, development, transfer (open-source, advanced networking, IPv6, wireless, MEMS, RFID, nanotech, etc.), each and all with the capability to support secondary, vocational/trade/craft, highest education, advanced research, and entrepreneurism - from concepts and designs to production and commercialization.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/22/2004 - 16:43.
12/06/2004 - 14:00
Keithley Instruments, Inc., 28775 Aurora Road, Solon
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/12/2004 - 04:47.
Nano Network, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NEOSA and Cleveland State hosted a
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/11/2004 - 22:21.
People who complain there aren't leaders in Northeast Ohio fighting each day to improve our economy and quality of life are themselves ignorant and to blame for the problems in this community. Innumerable exceptional, dedicated, capable and effective leaders fight day in and out to improve everyone's lives here, every day - it is the people who do not participate actively in this process who are our region's "quiet crisis"?. Each day we have opportunities to be solutions - visit the REALNEO calendar frequently to get up to speed and learn where, when and how to make differences in the future of this community, participate in forums on-line, find and share insight with our community leaders, and take personal responsibility, now.
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/11/2004 - 18:03.
NEOSA and REI staged a remarkable economic development event
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 11/09/2004 - 07:59.
11/11/2004 - 17:30
Nano-Network 1-Year Anniversary featuring John Belk
The Nano-Network celebrates our 1st Anniversary. Join us
Cleveland State University - Mather Mansion, 2605 Euclid Avenue