Yorktown � February 1, 2004 - The York County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with York County Community Services Division, will conduct an informational session on the York County Community Network project on Monday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the York Hall Board Meeting Room, 301 Main Street, in Yorktown.
Though the York County Community Network, the chamber�s community service project, has been up and running for some time now, a new effort is under way to make it a better tool for the community�free websites and training for every neighborhood!
The York County Community Network website is a multi-faceted and interactive site with sections for local civic organizations, businesses and neighborhoods. County neighborhoods are invited to use this network free of charge to post information on the World Wide Web. Neighborhood representatives and interested citizens are encouraged to attend this informative session. Refreshments will be provided.
Chamber president Tim Meyer, said the site is another way to pull York County together as a community. The web site, http://www.yorkcountyva.org, is a "medium to make York County a closer community," he said.
"Our goal is to foster an improved sense of community; improve communications; present York County to the world as a great place to live, work and play; and enhance our local economic base," Meyer said of participating in the Community Network.
As interest and participation grow, Chamber project chairperson, Joan Minarik said the site will get better and better.
And, she said, it is certainly a work in progress�the chamber is happy to receive comments and suggestions about the site through the "contact us" button on the main page.
"The site belongs to all of York County, and it's all about the community, and, for it to work, we need input from the community and welcome participation at all levels," Meyer said.
The chamber of commerce is encouraging all residents and local businesses and organizations to participate in the site. Each group can have a link to the site and create listings and publish content and photos. There is no cost for any York County organization, neighborhood, teacher or governmental office, but groups must update their own material.
For local businesses, there is a community sponsorship program that includes low-cost features designed to help a business grow.
For more information, visit http://www.yorkcountyva.org or contact Joan Minarik at 757 873 1580.