Bandon Chamber Wins Second Website Award

November 7, 2017

The Bandon Chamber of Commerce which serves the business and community of Bandon Oregon recently received its second award for their Bandon website. The Chamber received top honors last week from the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) for their website – bandon.com.

The chamber was presented with the first-place award in the “Web Site” category at the 2017 OSCC Conference in Florence, Oregon. The site was chosen by the judging committee for exceeding expectations in the following areas:

  • Overall Design – overall impression of the look and feel of the web site, graphics, ease of use and navigation. One judge stated; “the website was easy to navigate whether a member or visitor. Strong photos and easy navigation. Does a great job promoting local business.”
  • Content – overall quality, timeliness and relevance of information, clear concise text, high quality photography, no typos or bad grammar, addresses primary audience. Judges noting that the site was easy to navigate, had a consistent message and engaging content.
  • Search Engine Optimization – does the chamber web site appear on the first page listing of major search engines like Google, etc.”

The new Bandon Chamber website, bandon.com, launched in April 2016.  But, research and planning started almost three years earlier.  Advanced planning included budgeting and support for the chamber board of directors and two years’ worth of website visitor survey data.  Anecdotal feedback and ideas came from a 10-person pre-development committee representing multiple south Coast businesses; and a 10-person panel of beta reviewers.  The website features contributions from more than 20 local photographers.

For more information contact Julie Miller, Bandon Chamber Executive Director at julie@bandon.com