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Executive Directors Report for December 12, 2000

Applied for fee waiver:

New Not-for-Profit Members:

  • Hoosier Corners Square Dance Club, Inc.

New Basic Members:

New Expanded Members:

New Sponsoring Members:

GOLD Members:

PLATINUM Members:

Services Invoiced:

Advertising/Marketing

  • A Tuesday "E-Section" classified listing was purchased.  One year for $4.00/week.
  • Bus Bench completed.  It will sit at the corner of South 5th and B - across from 5th Street Bagels & near Old Richmond Inn.
  • Running 30 second ads on WFMG through January.  See Jane if you'd like to hear the ads.
  • 1/4 page ad will appear on the back of the Harrington Bank Community Booklet (alongside Reid Hospital ad).

Achievements for November/December

  • Attended focus group at Main Street Richmond-Wayne County.
  • Created a page of gift ideas for items produced in Wayne County.
  • Downloaded and prepared to update WebTrends, our logging software.
  • Downloaded a new version of PhotoExplorer - image management software.
  • Set up Tripplite UPS.
  • Discussed personnel benefits with Carol Smyth and Theresa Lindsey, HR Coordinator at MRL. 
  • Talked or emailed potential members: Texas Roadhouse, Target, REMC.
  • Met with Deb Butterfield of the Chamber.
  • Met with Charlie Ball of Wayne County Foundation.
  • Taught Richmond Art Museum how to post to the Community Calendar/Talk of the Town.
  • Prepared the 2001 Yearly budget and Advertising Budget allowance proposal.
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Worked with Infocom for over a week to migrate to new server - still in process.
    • Added many calendar items

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 a "Newcomers Page" and/or Community Resources page that will quickly identify helpful organizations.

Log Analysis for November.
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only page.  Monthly user sessions decreased 4% in November 2000, after an 18% increase in October.  Page views decreased by 3% also.  This is less than the 7% decrease we saw from Oct. 99 to Nov. 99.  November and December we typically experience a slight downturn as people become busy with preparations for the holidays.   The "user" is our more important number.  The user sessions increased by 98% and the page views by 105% over November of 1999.

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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