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Our Client - Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce

The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce is a premier business leadership organization providing cutting edge value added services to all members of the regional business community. They are based in East Hazel Crest, Illinois and have over 1,000 members. Their mission is to represent and promote the best interests of the regional business community and its members by working to improve the economic climate, business environment, and community image of the Chicago Southland region.

Their Problem – Outdated Website

The organization’s website was outdated and didn’t give viewers information about all of the benefits the organization had to offer. The organization also wanted a website to help streamline their operations. This required a re-design that would enable their staff to maintain news and events along with the management of customer relations. Another requirement was the ability for members to maintain their own profile.

Our Solution – New Website with Membership and Administrative Modules

The newly designed interactive website provides the organization with a new look and cutting edge presence on the web. Prospective members can now get up-to-date information on everything the organization has to offer and also sign up online. The online application enables a new member to sign up and pay their dues online.

Current members of the organization can log into the website and keep their information up to date. Members can also search for other members and send them email correspondence without leaving the website. Members can specify the information they want to receive from the chamber. This added feature saves time for both the members and the Chamber staff.

Chamber staff can perform several functions within the website including:

• E-mailing members
• Managing event information available on the website
• Uploading images for the website
• Managing e-press releases
• Managing e-newsletters

The system was specifically designed so that the organization can manage their website in-house. This allows the company to keep operational costs to a minimum since continuous software and technology support is not needed.

This newly re-designed interactive website provides the ability to better serve prospective and existing members, while saving the organization money in operational costs.

Software Used: ASP.NET 1.1, SQL Server 2000, Authorize.Net

Company Industry: Non-Profit, Economic Development

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