May 1, 2013
Flagler Chamber launches new website with help from fix8 media
Palm Coast, FL – The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.flaglerchamber.org, received a well-needed facelift recently, resulting in a cleaner, uncluttered online presence for the organization and enhanced functionality for users.
Designed by Josh Neimark of fix8 media, a director on the Flagler Beach Chamber board of directors, the re-launched site is welcome upgrade from one that was launched three years ago. Based in Flagler Beach, fix8 media, http://fix8media.com, is a creative agency focused on handcrafting beautiful and effective digital and print solutions.
After a competitive bid process, the Chamber contracted with Neimark to create the new site based on his approach to integrating a new design with the backend of the site, a member management system provided by ChamberMaster. A product of MicroNet, Chamber Master is a powerful, easy-to-use member management software that optimizes day-to-day operations for chambers of commerce.
The Chamber’s new site is easier to navigate, more visually attractive, search engine optimized and successfully integrates content management with backend operations. The site is also optimized for mobile devices and the latest release of web browsers.
According to President Rebecca DeLorenzo, the redesigned site went live April 1, and since that time chamber staff has been adding content and making modifications.
“Our website is truly a work in progress that will be refined over time,” she explained. “We’re delighted with the positive feedback we’ve received, and think Josh did an excellent job creating a great new online presence for us and integrating form with functionality.”
In creating the site, Rebecca and her staff wanted to make content more engaging and have added business related blogs to the site. Blogs will be used to promote events, talk about benefits and programs, share information from Chamber partners and spotlight members. Chamber staff, members and community partners will contribute to the blogs, providing relevant content and encouraging discussion about local issues. In fact, guests are encouraged to post comments and share their thoughts.
The new website allow offers more functionality for members logging to a special “Members Only” portal. Members are able to pay invoices electronically, sign up for and be reminded about events, get exclusive deals and manage their online business profiles.
“Launching a new website and a new logo are just two of the positive changes our organization has made recently,” said DeLorenzo. “We want members and residents to let us know what they think about these changes. We value their input and hope they share our enthusiasm about the opportunities that lie ahead.”