Directors Report for January 11, 2000
for fee waiver:
New Not-for-Profit Members
New Basic Members:
Goss, Doug, REALTOR®
Bailey, Bob, REALTOR®
Existing Basic Members Invoiced:
New Expanded Members:
Existing Expanded Members Invoiced:
New Sponsoring Members -
Existing Sponsoring Members Renewed Their
Existing Sponsoring Members Invoiced:
Tom Raper, Inc. - Spoke with
David Bane, he said he would run it past the Advertising Manager (in
Florida). My feeling is if we don't have a check by the end of
January, we remove them.
WQLK/WHON - We're scheduled for the next check run at the end of this
week per Dave Strycker.
Created ad for the Chamber's Community Profile insert.
Worked with the Pal-Item on a weekly ad run (1" x 1 column, twice a
week) and a business card ad for the Chamber insert.
Ran a "Thank you" type ad on 101.3 and WKBV on Christmas
Set up ad for 101.3/WKBV for January & February (twice a day, twice a
Running "WEATHER mentions" once a week, 6 times a day on
Reviewed article written by John Weber for inclusion in the Chamber's
upcoming Pal-Item insert in January.
Log Analysis for
December, 4th Quarter, and 1999 Year
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only
page. Weekly averages for the past 4 weeks are 2,868 visitors and
7,954 hits, a small increase in usage from the past reported month,
encouraging as two weeks of that were busy holiday times.
December figures reflect a 206% increase
over the same time last year.
Fourth quarter figures
rose 32% from 3rd Quarter '99 figures, reflecting a positive
response to our redesigned web site. I expect another
jump as the cold, dark evenings of January descend upon us, although less
than last year's percentage as we have a greater depth of penetration than
last year at this time.
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.
- Ran invoices and
followed up on late payments.
- Researched software,
downloaded and installed necessary updates to be Y2K compatible.
installed, and debugged and updated version of WebTrends, our logging
software. (a $50 savings by doing so prior to the 1st of the year.)
- Created new
"suggestion box" form feature to encourage feedback from our
- Ran weekly, monthly,
quarterly, and yearly log analysis. Yearly log was run on a
Pentium III, 500 Mhz system and took more than 12 hours.
- Changed the
"featured link" and welcome message regularly.
- Researched way to
archive current discussion list, due to other concerns, switched to
researching new discussion software.
- Took pictures around
the community to keep the photo fresh.
- Followed up on web
site outage over the Christmas holiday. Was in touch daily with
Infocom regarding on-going concerns.
On-Going Projects for the coming month
- Work on IRS
designation with committee.
- Continue to look at alternative funding sources.
- Further investigate streaming video needs and partnership possibilities.
- Continue to update older pages to reflect the newer
design/font/sidebars of updated design.
- Sales calls
- Prepare letter for distribution to restaurants and motels touting benefits of our
- more recreation pages
- work with Jim Waecher at the Museum to create pages on Richmond manufactured automobiles
and local Tiffany Windows, and the history of the Railroad in Wayne Co.
- An FAQ for the city
and county, i.e. where do I purchase a dog license? etc.
- Review hyperlinks and make corrections as necessary.
- Continue to promote participation in our "Welcome"
- Keep the "featured link" fresh, aiming for a change every
two days, minimum.