Monroeville Chamber unveils updated website
The Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce has revamped its website in hopes of creating a virtual town square.
Chamber President Frank Horrigan said the website got a makeover for several reasons, including a desire that it become a forum for chamber members to communicate. The chamber also wanted to give residents a place to post events and see what is going on in their area.
“We're trying to convey that there's a lot going on. It's an interesting place,” Horrigan said.
Discounts for local businesses could be posted on the site, at www.monroevillechamber.com.
“We're working on having our members upload coupons that would be available to the public,” said Kelly Fennessy, director of communications. “If they're looking for something to do, they would look at our website and look at our coupon gallery so they could maybe get themselves a deal in addition to” supporting businesses in the area, Fennessy said.
“I feel that the new website is even more community based,” said Alice Rahtjen, owner of Monster Mini-Golf on William Penn Highway.
The site features a calendar that will be available to anyone to post events and view them, regardless of if they are chamber members.
“I have already used the events portion of the website, which allowed me to have my sixth anniversary event for Monster Mini-Golf posted on the calendar,” Rathjen said.
Horrigan said he is an advocate for a “fully integrated community” through use of the new website and existing websites.
Horrigan and Rathjen emphasized the fluid nature of the website, saying that community members as well as business owners should regularly check the website for upcoming events and neighborhood news, including job postings.
Matthew DeFusco is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-871-2311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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