Here’s a peek at what’s going on behind the scenes at The Chamber – we’re working on a redesign of The Chamber’s primary Web site and plan to launch in the next few months.
The current site has been a real workhorse for us, allowing us to add and expand when we needed to. (Our thanks to Web designer Digital Evolution Group, led by the effervescent Neal Sharma.)
But it’s time now for a redesign, and we’re excited about what the new site will offer our members.
- A more robust online Marketplace will provide increased visibility for your company.
- Online communities will help you better connect to other members and The Chamber.
- A new video section will bring Chamber events and information directly to you (because one of our promises to you is to help you get smarter.)
There’s a whole lot more, of course. Right now, we’re testing and adding content, working with our Web designers Raj and Arun at Yoodle. Meanwhile, David Small and his team at Sun Publications are partnering with us on our online business directory (the new Marketplace). We’ve worked with Lori and David Baerg and their team at Prizm Productions on ‘Chamber TV.’ And The Chamber’s Angela Waltz is coordinating it all while managing her usual tasks.
This all started with our last member survey. You told us time was an issue, that connecting with other businesses was your top priority, that sometimes you felt as though The Chamber was too big and impersonal.
You also let us know that you wanted more from The Chamber’s Web site.
So – we’re working on all of that and hope the redesigned site will provide some solutions. In the meantime, you’ll notice that we’ve added social media (follow us on Facebook and Twitter), this blog, and more video coverage of Chamber events (from the Morning Schmooze and Business After Hours to Senator Christopher Bond’s recent visit with The Chamber’s Federal Affairs Committee).
As always, would love any thoughts you have on the matter. And we’ll keep you posted as we get ready to launch. (We have some surprises in store.)