When the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce contacted REACH requesting a proposal for a new website, we knew it was an opportunity to earn back a client. From 2004 to 2014, the Internet Department of The Ellsworth American (now REACH) managed the Chamber website. We knew their move to another provider was temporary when we heard they were ready to ready to sign our proposal and start their new site.
The project was organized into two stages. First, we needed to deal with technical issues involved with exporting over 700 member listings from their old site and importing them into a new platform, and create member logins for each of those members to have the ability to edit their listings and submit community events.
In the second stage, our task was to develop a site design that shows the beauty of Downeast Maine, makes it easy for visitors to find information and activities in the area, and helps residents find local business providing the goods and services they need.
With a tight deadline brought about by the end of the Chamber’s contract with their previous provider, the goal was to launch the week before one of their biggest events of the year, Autumn Gold.
We’re happy to announce we made the deadline and launched a new site that exceeded the Chamber’s expectations. “REACH Maine Marketing clearly understood our needs and the team made our site come together much more easily than we thought possible. They even thought of a few features that we had not!” said Gretchen Wilson, Executive Director. “Members and Visitors to the site like how easy it is to use and the features like maps to locate each member business. We have heard nothing but great feedback.”