Allegheny B&B – June 2010 Meeting Notes

RiverQuest ExplorerOn June 9, 2010, we held our annual “Bagels & Bytes on a Boat” event!  We once again held our usual meeting, but on the lovely RiverQuest boat, Explorer.  I’d like to thank everyone who came to the meeting and to offer our group’s collective thanks to RiverQuest for the use of their glorious boat.

We had an interesting exploratory discussion on the pros and cons of forming a central group for nonprofits in our region to gain purchasing power for technology assets.

Bagels and Bytes on a Boat 2010

In addition, here are the resources and links shared during the meeting:

  • Computer Recycling:
    • Construction Junction
    • Best Buy
    • Originally Goodwill was mentioned, but I heard a rumor they had stopped accepting computing equipment for recycling – can anyone verify or disprove this fact?
    • http://www.agreenspan.org (Rose said she used them a few years ago and was pleased with the service and comfortable with the environmental aspect.  They pick up for a fee.)
    • Eloop – partners with Construction Junction
  • Grants Management
    • MicroEdge has a Internet-based grants application manager

Norm Mast of Lutheran Service SocietyNorm Mast of Lutheran Service Society won the door prize this year – some Bayer Center swag for cold and hot beverages – congrats, Norm!

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