Published On: Feb 1, 2011 6:01 pm
South Florida Web Design Company develops with Drupal to provide a bold new design and added functionality to enhance member benefits on the re-designed www.hollywoodchamber.org.
Hollywood, FL – February 1, 2011 – Today, SoFla Web Studio, a privately owned South Florida web design, web development and search engine optimization agency, launched a newly re-designed website for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.The new www.hollywoodchamber.org website provides added value to chamber members and visitors to the South Florida destination. The website contains content and rich media, such as photos and videos, that are updated frequently by Chamber staff, without the need of external paid consultants. This process alone saves time and money for the Chamber and adds to more frequently updated content. The website also integrates with the ChamberMaster software which is used to manage membership for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The ChamberMaster system provides the primary data source for all membership management. It was imperative that the new website integrate easily with ChamberMaster and take advantage of key web functionality that the service offers, such as Directory Listings, Hot Deals, Member-to-Member Deals and more.
SoFla Web Studio selected Drupal to power the new website because of the flexibility of the system and ease of integration with ChamberMaster. Drupal allowed the team at SoFla Web Studio to design without system constraints and also ensure that the functionality of the website could be expanded in the future. Upon the initial discovery phase of the project, a long wish list was generated. However, due to time and budgetary constraints certain ideas were tabled for future development. Drupal allowed the team to plan for these future developments without affecting the current time schedule or budget.
The administration and updates on the website have been streamlined into a simple admin user interface which can be managed directly by Chamber staff. This ensures timely updates on the website as well as additional promotion for key events and activities of the Chamber. Many content items are shared and can be updated on multiple sections of the website with a simple click of checkbox. Events are pulled directly from the ChamberMaster database and automatically posted on the homepage. The website also incorporates Facebook “Like” buttons to assist in sharing content through social media.
Aside from providing an engaging new look for the Hollywood, FL Chamber website and enhanced navigation, the new www.hollywoodchamber.org streamlines the administrative process for creating and managing content. This will add to increased content along with more frequent and timely updates, which, in turn, will add more value for the Chamber Members.
About SoFla Web Studio
Since 2004 South Florida Web Studio has been serving corporate clients. Strategic services include web design, web development and search engine optimization services. Special emphasis on Open Source web development (Drupal & CiviCRM in particular) provides a solid foundation for developing custom scalable web solutions. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing and Link Building services produce measurable results for clients. A methodical approach to conversions and a commitment to web analytics ensures success. For more information contact (954) 962-4708 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.soflaweb.com.
About The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Since 1926, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been an information hub for the City of Hollywood and business community. The Chamber is composed of over 730 members, and its mission is to be the organization that fosters a business climate that generates success, excellence and resources for its members and the greater Hollywood community. With over 230 networking opportunities, professional development options, unique member benefits and state-of-the-art technology, members are offered grassroots marketing choices to help them identify their ideal customer and business. For more information, please contact Amber Gapinski at 954.923.4000 or e-mail amber@hollywoodChamber.org.