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jpohio

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I'll be there again... Had a great time and made lots of new friends...

Hope Carson can make it again this year ( sat next to him last year, fun person to talk to)...

The food (pork) last year was out of the world, "best" I ever eat!!

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I'm looking forward to coming this year, if my work schedule allows it,

I should know in a few weeks. so much to learn, I'm really looking forward to it.

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I'm looking forward to coming this year, if my work schedule allows it,

I should know in a few weeks. so much to learn, I'm really looking forward to it.

I hope you can make it too... we have a great presentation line-up for this year!!! We have it posted on the LUO website.

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I hope you can make it too... we have a great presentation line-up for this year!!! We have it posted on the LUO website.

Jeff,

You may want to change the name on the website presenter. He only has one "g" at the end of his name ;)

Greg

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my extent of web page desigin is to calkl up my webmaster and say this is what i want and how much will it coast.that would be a short class

Gregg

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The planning committee has been working very hard to make Light Up Ohio 2010 the very best that it can be. Lots of people have already registered for the event, and we are expecting a record year.

Check out the Education section at www.lightupohio.com, and see what we have planned. Of course, this is just part of what will be going on at LUO2010. The day

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Where is light up ohio going to be held at and what are the classes going to be

I bet if you click on that purty little logo on the post right above yours all your questions will be answered. ;)

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I bet if you click on that purty little logo on the post right above yours all your questions will be answered. ;)

If he clicks the purdy little link in your signature, his other question will be answered as well.

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~Light-Up-Ohio Hotel Information~

The host hotel for LUO 2010

Comfort Suites - Columbus

5547 Keim Circle

Columbus, OH 43228

614-870-7658

~A big THANK YOU to Tony, for getting this set up~

When making your reservations - please call the hotel directly and make sure you tell them that you are with the Light-Up-Ohio group.

The room rate is $73.71 per night. The room block is good until April 14th, so there is still plenty of time to get your reservations made.

Tony has room block of 20 rooms, but he can reserve more rooms if needed.

Any questions, let me or Tony know, thanks!

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Just so everybody knows, the hotel is much closer to the LUO site this year. The Comfort Suites is less than 10 minutes from the event location.

I am still working on the location for the meet and greet and would like to have a head count for Friday night, please let either Jeff or I know if you will be there for the meet and greet.

Tony

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Hi Tony

have reservation at hotel for LUO2010

the hotel folks told me the room is for two nights

that's not a problem for us but over on the LUO site

when I asked who was told this detail JP said he was not

He suggested I let you know what they told me.

Again not a problem for us but just putting the info out.

Frank A.:)

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Looking forward to the LUO 2010. I have threatened every single one of my wife's childhood friends that if they schedule their wedding on May 15th (as has happened the past two years!) I will haunt them for the rest of their lives by convincing their neighbors to set up MASSIVE Christmas displays in their yards.

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Bob,

Looking forward to seeing you there! BTW, are you planning on coming down for the Meet & Greet, or the just the mini?

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Reminder:

If you are attending LUO this year and need a hotel room, but haven't made your reservations yet - You might want to consider getting it done as the April 14th cutoff date is fast approaching... just under 2 weeks away!!!

~Light-Up-Ohio Hotel Information~

The host hotel for LUO 2010

Comfort Suites - Columbus

5547 Keim Circle

Columbus, OH 43228

614-870-7658

~A big THANK YOU to Tony, for getting this set up~

When making your reservations - please call the hotel directly and make sure you tell them that you are with the Light-Up-Ohio group.

The room rate is $73.71 per night. The room block is good until April 14th, so there is still plenty of time to get your reservations made.

Tony has room block of 20 rooms, but he can reserve more rooms if needed.

Any questions, let me or Tony know, thanks!

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For Light-Up-Ohio, we have the following Vendors supporting our event for 2010:

  • Lightertainment
  • Winkelbottom Wireframes
  • The DementedElf
  • Christmas-LEDs.com
  • Light-O-Rama
  • Christmas Light Show
  • Creative Displays
  • XtremeDisplays
  • Creative Decorating Inc.

Non-Vendor Status, we have...

  • Seasonal Entertainment

And we are still working on getting more, so stay tuned for updates!

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Only 40 days and counting... until LUO 2010!!!

Are you attending Light-Up-Ohio...?

Are you registered yet...?

Do you have your hotel room booked (if needed)...?

If you haven't made your reservations... better get off the fence - the mini is coming up fast!!!

Edited by jpohio

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We have a recent opening in our Education area, so I am looking for someone to do a presentation at Light Up Ohio 2010. Unfortunately, Dave White (Trash) cannot attend LUO this year, and he was scheduled to do a presentation on Blowmold animation. Dave lost his job in Ohio, and has moved on to a new position in Michigan (Ohio's loss-Michigan's gain), and since he is starting a new job he will be too busy to attend. So, if anybody is interested in doing some kind of presentation at LUO, let me know what you have in mind, and we will see if the subject matter fits into our curriculum. Check out our website www.lightupohio.com to see what subjects we already have covered.

We are expecting a record attendance this year, and everybody is starting to get excited. We will start releasing lots of information in the next few weeks, so keep checking back.

See you at Light Up Ohio 2010.

Bill

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