One of the benefits of the meeting was the ability for individuals to interact with their counterparts from each region - bloggers met other bloggers, economic development professionals met other economic development professionals, and neighborhood leaders met other neighborhood leaders.
Getting well ahead of myself, I am hoping the inter-regional network can extend to Columbus, Erie, and perhaps Buffalo. Repeating a previous suggestion, I see a cultural coherence for Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Western New York. How about it, Erie? Want to climb aboard the Cleveburgh express?