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Executive Directors Report for October 10, 2000

Applied for fee waiver:

New Not-for-Profit Members:

  • Purdue University Programs

New Basic Members:

  • Tate's Tots

New Expanded Members:

New Sponsoring Members:

Existing Sponsoring Members Renewed Their Membership:

  • Ivy Tech Foundation

Existing Sponsoring Members Invoiced:

  • Palladium-Item (past due)

GOLD Members:

PLATINUM Members:

Services Invoiced:

Advertising/Marketing

  • Pal-Item will printed 30,000 brochures.  20,000 were inserted in the Tuesday, 9/26/00 issue.  We retained 10,000 for distribution as needed.
  • Ran ad in the Pal-Item to tell people to look for the insert.
  • A Tuesday "E-Section" classified listing was purchased.  One year for $4.00/week.
  • Spoke to Golden K Kiwanis Club about WayNet.
  • Attended Chamber Expo as guest - handed out brochures & pens, said hello to current members.  

Achievements for September/October

  • Preparations for WayNet Annual Meeting - including Best Web Site Awards, Speaker, Room set up.
  • Prepare/post Employment Classified forms.
  • Jane and John Weber met with Emmett Smelser, publisher of the Palladium-Item, at his request.  Discussion on our Employment Classified section.
  • Posted Mayor Miller's election photo & included link in WayNet News.
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Took new photos at Levi Coffin House.  Began process of updating photos.  We receive requests for reprint permission averaging 1-2/quarter. 

On-Going Projects for the coming month

  • Terms of Service policy - needs to be updated and approved.
  • Continue to look at alternative funding sources.
  • Prepare letter for distribution to restaurants and motels touting benefits of our Commerce package.
  • Prepare links page for Voter Information.

Log Analysis for May.
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only page.  Monthly user sessions increased 12% in September 2000, after an 6% decrease in August.  Page views increased also.  Interestingly, there recently has been less variation in the weekday and weekend numbers.  This indicates a solid local user base. As our users become "return users", they will refer to WayNet for specific items, with less general surfing.  The "user" is our more important number.  The user sessions increased by 98% and the page views by 103% over September of 2000.

3rd Quarter 2000 - Quarterly figures for user sessions rose 11% from 2nd Quarter '00 levels.  This is the first time we have experienced a rise during the 3rd quarter - typically a time for outdoor activities.  3rd Quarter '00 usage increased 111% over 3rd Quarter '99. 

1999 Yearly Figures show an outstanding 100,426 users requesting 310,586 pages.  It's difficult to do a true comparison as we did not purchase the logging software until mid-February '99, but a rough estimate is that we nearly tripled our visitors/hits from the previous year. 



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