Fpweb.net, the company at which Mark Borcherding and I work, has offered to sponsor the STL ALT.NET meetup group by donating funds to cover the cost of running the meetup site. This guarantees that a) the financial burden of keeping the site going is no longer on group members, and b) the group gets continued exposure through the Meetup.com network.
Fpweb.net specializes in cutting-edge, customized SharePoint hosting. The company is a front runner in a growing industry, and goes to great lengths to invest in its employees and their passions. I am personally thankful for this sponsorship because it demonstrates that Fpweb is not about hollow claims and empty promises; they are backed by the twin gold standards of integrity and action.