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Executive Director's Report for September 21, 2006

Applied for fee waiver:  

Membership Changes/Additional Fees:

  • (-300) Removed Tendertime Daycare as a Business Member
  • (+300) Added Johnson Chiropractic as a Business Member
  • (+500) Added Les Cheveux Salon and Spa as a Sponsoring Member
  • (+ 60) Added Richmond Health Connection as a Basic Member
  • (+500) Added Manpower of Richmond as a Sponsoring Member

Advertising/Marketing/Community Relations

  • Received mention in The Chamber Voice (page 11) regarding partnering with the Chamber on their web site calendar.
  • Interviewed on the podcast, Richmond News Review.
  • Interviewed on the Wayne County Connectedness show on WCTV. (Running this week)

Issues & Projects for July/August/September

  • Filed Business Entity Report.
  • Added a redirect to the new Wayne County Historical Museum web site. (This is progress but it should be noted that it may reduce the number of hits that receives in the short term.)
  • Added a new business page for Beauty Salons, Spas and Barber Shops.
  • Purchased a Flickr Pro account to be able to share additional photos easily without extra time spent on size manipulation. ($25)
  • Work with  regarding move to 501(C)(3).
    • Met with Committee to discuss changes to Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws.
    • Sent notification post cards for meeting - (required database cleanup of addresses)
  • Website Maintenance:  
    • Review and update page links & calendar events, as necessary. Take photos.
    • Took photos of Wayne County Bands at Band Day in Indy. (Shared link with area band directors.)
    • Took photos of many of the Bicentennial events in Richmond.

Log Analysis (as of August 31, 2006)
These figures were created by the AWStats program offered online by our web host. 

Monthly figures are now being posted on the Top Twenty page. Due to an anomaly in usage of the back end of the Talk of the Town program, our usage spiked in March and has slowly dropped off since then.  Current average is 55,927  user sessions per month.  Web page views (hits) are averaging 139,953.   Users sessions grew 18% from July to August.  Page views increased by 20% from July to August. 

2nd Quarter 2006 - Quarterly figures for user sessions decreased by 10% over 1st Quarter but are up 42% from the 2nd Quarter in 2005..  Page views increased by 14%. User sessions increased by 59% over the same time period last year. 

2005 Yearly Figures show a 14% increase to 463,839 users requesting 1,419,408 pages as compared to 407,300 users requesting 1,157,890 pages in 2004.  This is a 14% increase in users and a 23% increase in page views over 2004


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