Welcome to the new and improved official web home of the Lake Anna Business Partnership. Your Board of Directors is excited about the launch of this new web site, using our new member management software from Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot is online membership software for associations, non-profits, clubs and subscription websites. Over 15,000 associations world wide have switched over to Wild Apricot to manage their membership.
Managing a member-driven organization is a lot like a juggling act. You have to keep several balls in the air at one time and do it in front of a demanding audience - you the members. Too often we spend too much time juggling administrative tasks that deliver little value but have to get done. They eat away at time you could be spending interacting with members and increasing the LABP's profile.
That's where Wild Apricot comes in. Their integrated membership, website, event and online fund-raising software goes a long way to simplify life for all kinds of organizations.
At the same time, this is the initial launch, and some things are bound to go haywire. Your Communications Director Keli Harold has worked very hard to get this site ready for publication, but we know there will always be a few kinks to work out.
The good news is that every single member will soon be issued a user name and password to access secured and members only sections of the web site, and you will be able to access your own business information and to edit it as you see fit. That means updating your info if it changes in the future, such as an address, email or phone number.
We also need your input. Please tell us what you like about the web site, and anything you don't like, and any ideas as to how we can make it a better site for all of us. We have the ability to do numerous newsletters, such as this one. We can do forums where members can post a topic and others can respond and add their comments. We can even host a chat if we so choose.
We have uploaded several hundred photos of past events. Just go to Lake Anna Pix and choose an event. We are already set up for online registration for events, and there are even more cool things we can do with the site.
We hope that you enjoy the new site and look forward to hearing back from you on it.