Best of luck with the conversation with Neal. One thing I think we should do it set up a new Meetup Group for each new group. This allows us to create the events ourselves and manage the group generally. It also distinguishes our offering and we can direct people to that page from our public site etc.
I realise that Reason Coffee Shop have their own Meetup page and my thinking would be that Neal can promote TB events also on there, either separately or with a simple link to the TB meetup page. TB events would bring people to his venue and they can then join his group too.
Happy to discuss further 🙂