The Chamber’s new website went live yesterday. Here are some of the features we’ve incorporated to improve our user experience.
—Our Membership Directory is now searchable by Google.
This Directory used to be a PDF that was updated monthly, so this upgrade is a great benefit to our members for their own Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as well as ours.
—The site is now mobile friendly.
Besides being more easily viewed on phones and tablets, this change also helps our Google ranking and makes it easier for our members to use our site when they are away from their desk.
—Both Chamber events and Community Calendar events can now be added to your Outlook calendar.
Just find the event you want to add from our Calendar section and use the Add to Calendar button. This is a great benefit for our members who list their events on the Community Calendar and a nice feature for members who want to add both Chamber and community events to their Outlook calendars.
—We’ve increased the visual appeal of the site with a cleaner look and better images.
One of our new front-page features includes images from our last three blog postings to pique interest in the latest Chamber news.
—We’ll be able to update information more quickly.
The new editing tools provided by Howerton + White are easy to use and our staff can now create new pages and make other needed changes more efficiently and effectively.
The website and our blog have also been updated to incorporate our new branding. And our staff has reviewed and improved the content to make it as concise and accurate as possible so that users can easily find what they need.
Websites are never finished and this one is no exception. We will continue to look for new ways to improve our site and encourage you to forward us your ideas about how to maximize it.
Our special thanks to Courtney Sendall on our staff for leading and executing this project with our partner, Howerton + White. She’s put in many extra hours on weekends and after 5 pm to guarantee that we have the best possible product. Producing a new website is a daunting task and she’s ensured that we all have a great new tool that reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of our members.
We also want to thank Alan Kennedy and the rest of the team at Howerton + White. Alan provided us with exceptional customer service on our previous site and we appreciate his round-the-clock dedication and assistance on bringing this new site to life.