Directors Report for December 12, 2000
for fee waiver:
New Not-for-Profit Members:
Corners Square Dance Club, Inc.
New Basic Members:
New Expanded Members:
New Sponsoring Members:
- A Tuesday
"E-Section" classified listing was purchased. One year
- 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
- 1/4 page ad will
appear on the back of the Harrington Bank Community Booklet (alongside
Reid Hospital ad).
- 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
- 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.
- Worked with
Infocom for over a week to migrate to new server - still in process.
- Added many
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
- Prepare a
"Newcomers Page" and/or Community Resources page that will
quickly identify helpful organizations.
Log Analysis for
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.