Director's Report for May 20, 2004
for fee waiver: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Richmond
- Removed Basic
Removed Business Member, The Reece's
Basic Member, Web-Beacon.com
Business Member, Marketing & Creative Services, Inc.
2 month promotion on G101.3, 100 30-second commercials + sponsorship of
their "Show Your G" promotion with a
banner/link on their
web site ran March and April. Link still appears on "Show
your G" page as of 5-19-04.
- Interviewed on the Kevin Gordon show/WKBV
at 8:00 a.m. on March 29th.
Ran ad all 4 days in the Progress section of the Palladium-Item, April
25th - 28th , $276.00
Contracted for 1/4 page ad in the upcoming Chamber Directory, $159.00
Sponsoring a "Tee" for the KICKS96 St. Jude Golf Outing, $50.00
& Projects for March/April/May
Continue taking photos of art that has been identified for the
"Encyclopedia of Wayne County" project. Photoshop work has been
done on those photos. Still need to take photos at three more
institutions. Shaun Dingwerth has turned text for 3 of the 10 identified
Wrote letter of support for the Gaar Mansion in regards to a grant that
Sarah Bradley is applying for. Gave Sarah the latest log report to
include with the grant application.
Created a new graphic that could be placed on the new
EDC web site that links back
Created design and had new letterhead & envelopes printed. ($321.00)
Managing email continues to be a large part of my morning. With
the recent influx of new viruses, I am receiving 300-500 messages daily
- most spam. Some are sorted via filters but due to our visitor
base, I cannot assume a message with no subject is spam - they must be
Met with Robin Henry to discuss possible fund-raiser using WayNet's
photos, which she is very enamored with. Idea: Offer
wallpaper and/or screensavers of photos as part of "Membership
Completed IRS Form 990 and mailed prior to May 15.
Meet with Tax Status Committee.
- Review and
update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take
Create new business
page, Marketing &
Ran weekly and posted on the Members Only
page. Monthly figures are now being posted on the
Top Twenty page. We are currently averaging
39,239 user sessions per month.
Web page views (hits) are averaging 113,160.
Users were down
9% in April with a
decrease in page
views, and a 36% decrease from April of 2003. I
am at a loss to explain the downturn and have involved Chris Hardie and
Randy Baker in the issue. There may be some discrepancy in the way
logs are maintained between the two different servers or we may be
experiencing unreported downtime. Exploration of this issue will
4th Quarter 2003
- Quarterly figures for user sessions increased by
8%. Page views
increased by 14%. User sessions rose by
40% over the same time period last year.
2003 Yearly Figures
show an outstanding 548,741 users requesting 1,605,683 pages as
compared to 413,253 users requesting 1,291,024 pages in 2002. This is
a 33% increase in users and a
24% increase in page views over 2002.