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Executive Director's Report for July 9, 2009

Applied for fee waiver:  

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (+ 60) Added Richmondwoman77.com as a Basic Member
  • (-  60) Removed Comcast as a Basic Member
  • Total Change: (+/- 0)

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Received approval to set up a "Include" calendar for the EDC website.
  • Wayne County Connections TV Show (Mentioned as "Producer"/Page)
  • Ad in the 2009 Richmond/Wayne County map.  We receive 50 maps to hand out, but more importantly, 3,500 to 4,000 are sent/given to area visitors at the Tourism Bureau, Police Dept., etc.
  • Twittering - we now have 125 followers - up from 77 followers at May meeting.

Issues & Projects for May/June/July

  • Ecard Section:
    • Research Captcha solutions for the e-card section, which has been receiving unusually high traffic, indicating misuse.
    • Receive approval from Executive Committee to invite Summersault to quote on installing a Captcha ($100 cap).
    • Summersault counters with an offer to write a revised program from scratch, with a Captcha, that would incorporate our Flickr photos.
    • Donation value = ~$3,350.00
  • Working with the summer intern for the Richmond Rose Garden to update the page.
  • Research, follow-up on ICNA dissolution.  Balance as of 12/31/2009: $42,887.49 - approximately 5-8 organizations still involved.
  • Added/Removed members as required.
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Add links to Social Networking Sites to home page.
    • Update Restaurant listing - Add & Remove as required
    • Using link checker software & assistance from the board, I am reviewing and fixing broken and forwarded links.
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.

My To-Do List:

  • Finish setting up new Ecard system.
  • Set up a child calendar for the EDC
  • Complete the re-do of the Rose Garden page.
  • Work with the Executive Committee to identify and nominate open board positions and officers.
  • Continue ICNA shutdown process
  • Review & update members email addresses - send "Member's Only" info.
  • Continue to review & update web pages.

Log Analysis (as of June 30, 2009)
These figures were created by the AWStats program offered online by our web host.  We also track usage with Google Analytics.

Monthly figures are now being posted on the Top Twenty page.  Current average is 66,133  user sessions per month.  Web page views are averaging 208,294.   Users sessions decreased 15% in June after a slight 3% dip in May.  Page views increased by 25% in June after a small 7% increase in May. 

2nd Quarter 2009 - Quarterly figures for user sessions increased 14% from 1st Quarter.  Page views increased 40% in the second quarter following a small 4% increase in the 1st Quarter of 2009.

2008 Yearly Figures show a 17% increase to 780,140 users requesting 1,960,314 pages as compared to 668,203 users requesting 1,772,590 pages in 2007.  This is a 17% increase in users and a 14% increase in page views over 2007







2008 = 780,140  2009 = 396,798


2008 = 1,960,314  2009 = 1,249,763


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