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HomeTownMemories.ORG

 

Dayton, Ohio

IS

America's FIRST Town

with their own "HomeTown Tribute"

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Now,

How does a Town hear about

"HomeTownMemories.ORG" and its "HomeTown Tributes"

( Springfield, Illinois )

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How can a Town get their own "HomeTown Tribute" ?

( Annapolis, Maryland )

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How does the Web-Site create a "HomeTown Tribute" ?

( Jackson, Mississippi )

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and then . . .

"HomeTown Tributes" in each of the 50 States

( Bismarck, North, Dakota )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

I hope that you just Clicked to this Page from having visited Dayton's "HomeTown Tribute" - America's FIRST.

I, also, hope you enjoyed browsing through Dayton's 9 'Feature Sections'. As you saw, each one of these 'Sections' make up Dayton's "HomeTown Tribute", and each one offers its own Photographic History and Heritage of The City of Dayton throughout the Decades. The 'Section' featuring each of Dayton's Mayors going back to Dayton's very First Mayor ( 'Council President' ) - D. Reid in 1805. The 'Sections' featuring each of 'Dayton's Fire Chiefs, and Fire Department', as well as, 'Dayton's Police Chiefs, and Police Department'. And, the separate 'Sections' honoring each of 'Dayton's Fallen Fire Heroes, and 'Dayton's Fallen Police Heroes. The 'Section' honoring 'Dayton's Fallen Military Heroes ( those Dayton Residents who have died in the Line of Duty during each of America's Wars ) is being developed.

And, 'The History of Dayton Section' is a really interesting read. The 'Logging-On Ceremony', of course, is the way to permanently memorialize the event for Dayton when the Mayor ( and when each subsequent Mayor with their own Town's "HomeTown Tribute" ) officially "Logs-On" to the Web-Site . . . Dayton's own, and

America's FIRST "HomeTown Tribute".

The first 'Section' that you clicked to in Dayton's "HomeTown Tribute" is "Our HomeTown . . . Today" which features lots of Photos of Dayton . . . of Today, the Names of the City Council, a link to Dayton's own Official Web-Site, with other links, and a 'Welcoming Message' from, and Photo of the Current Mayor.

These are the 9 'Feature Sections' that are Dayton's "HomeTown Tribute".

And, they are the same 9 'Feature Sections' with the same format that every Town will have with their own "HomeTown Tribute" .

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On the Introductory Page, the Web-Site was referred to as 'unique', and 'one-of-a-kind'. There is no other Site like "HomeTownMemories.ORG".

With its "HomeTown Tributes", and with each new "HomeTown Tribute" that is added, the Site presents to you, and to every visitor to it, a 'running', ever-growing Town-by-Town, Photographic History and Heritage of America's HomeTowns, and of their People from throughout the Decades . . . of Today, and for Tomorrow. Anyone wanting to find just a single bit of information about their Hometown - maybe, the name and photo of a particular past Mayor, or for someone who wants to spend a few minutes browsing through the "HomeTown Tribute" , refreshing the memories of the Town of their birth.

That Photographic History and Heritage of America's HomeTowns, and of their People is, now, 'uniquely', and surely, a'one-of-a-kind' possibility with this Web-Site - HomeTownMemories.ORG, and with its "HomeTown Tribute" for The City of Dayton.

And, as more Towns "Log-On" to the Web-Site with their own "HomeTown Tributes", a visitor to the Site like yourself will notice that every one of the 9 'Feature Sections', that make up every "HomeTown Tribute" for every Town with their own "HomeTown Tribute" is presented in exactly the same format, with things located in the same place in each 'Section', and using the same color uses, and style lay-out as every other 'Section'.

The Web-Site is very user-friendly, and easy to navigate. I wanted to pay attention to the easy movement of the eye down the page gathering images and information with easy-on-the-eye colors and layout. Not having to bounce your eye and your cursor all over the page trying to find what you're looking for.

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And so, to you as a Member of The City of Dayton Community, to you as a Member of The University of Dayton Community, and to each of You who just may have heard about this special Web-Site, and decided to check it out, to each of you. . . 'Thank You' for spending this time. You've gotten this far ! And, I think you'll find that it gets even more interesting as you read on.

The 'Introductory Page' gave you an overview of the Web-Site, and what a "HomeTown Tribute" is. It, also, explained some about who I am, and it introduced you to, but haven't seen, America's FIRST - Dayton's "HomeTown Tribute" with each of its 9 'Feature Sections'.

Note : At any time if you want to exit this Page and visit another Page, just move your cursor to the blueish bar down the right side of the Page and Click on it. It will connect you to the 'Main Menu'.

Also, Note : In the Banner Box at the top of this Page, below the Title - "How does a Town hear about "HomeTownMemories.ORG" and its "HomeTown Tributes", you noticed ( Springfield, Illinois ). As you can see, you are right here at that State Capital Photo and the Title. This is a way of scrolling down through the Photos to locate a particular Section that you want to go to directly.

 

 

How does a Town hear about HomeTownMemories.ORG

When I started designing this Web-Site, the term, 'Social Media', I'm pretty sure, hadn't been coined, yet. I had not, yet, heard the term, The designing of this Web-Site goes back a number of years. And, from those early days in the Web-Site design, I remember every time I mentioned and explained the idea for the Web-Site to someone, I always got back the comment, " Wow, what a great idea"! And, the more I got that response, the more I wanted to ask. I knew I had I 'Good Idea"

So, I've always known that it was a 'good idea'. But, before 'Social Media', even the best business ideas out there, usually still had to go through the same very laborous, time consuming, and often, very expensive local, and / or national 'promotional campaigns', Press Releases, advertising, media outreach, printed material. It can be a big effort, and a big expense. ( I've been there, done that prior to the Web-Site ).

And now, in just the last few years, we have all seen it happen. A 'good' idea, or an interesting photo, or video gets posted by one person onto their 'twitter account', or on FaceBook, and 'bam, one day later, it has millions of 'hits' with millions of people learning about it, or seeing the video, and then, passing it on to millions more. And, almost overnight, a 'good idea' seen and learned about by millions has become a potentially very successful 'great Idea' !

And, with this particular 'good idea' - "HomeTown Tributes" for America's HomeTowns just like Dayton's"HomeTown Tribute" - it's very possible that this 'good idea' could get passed onto a Town Mayor, a Town Committee Member, or a Resident who knows a 'great idea' for their own Town, and smartly reaches out to her or his Mayor.

There have always been 'good ideas'. But, in the past, those 'good ideas' were usually a 'new or better physical product idea'. But, as mentioned above, that idea could require very laborous, time consuming, and often, very expensive local, and / or national 'promotional campaigns', Press Releases, advertising,media outreach, printed material. It can be a big effort, and a big expense.

HomeTownMemories.ORG is not a physical product 'good idea' that needs to be advertized and marketed, but rather a Web-Site 'Good Idea'. Anyone who hears about it, through perhaps, 'Social Media' can just click on it and learn all about it.

It's that easy!

 

An existing, Town-based, National Organization with a Membership capability of networking and outreach

A National Organization that has a large number of long-standing, loyal Members who are located in countless Towns, and in every State. This kind of Organization would have very unique, local outreach opportunities in each of those countless Towns. The possible connections that would have been developed over perhaps years by each of the Members of that Organization to their own local communities in all 50 States - both business and civic connections. And then, in addition to the 'connections' that each Member has to their Community, each of them, also, has their own 'Social Media' network.

And, with a Web-Site 'Good Idea' that has everything to do with America's HomeTowns and their People, the Members of that Organization may very well think of their own HomeTown, and think it a good idea to reach out to their own Town Mayor, or Committee Member with what they think is a 'Great Idea', and suggest they brouse through HomeTownMemories.ORG.

A Town-based, National Organization coupled with the 'promotional power' of 'Social Media' could be a very affective combination for a Town to hear about, and say, 'Yes' to . . .

HomeTownMemories.ORG

 

 

How can a Town get their own "HomeTown Tribute" ?

This is a very simple process for a Town.

- The first step, of course, is when a Town decides to have a "HomeTown Tribute" created for their Town. Since this could involve an expenditure from their 'General Fund', this would typically be decided and voted on by the Mayor, and Town Committee during a Town Meeting.

- As an alternative, the Town may ask the local Chamber of Commerce, or a Business Owner to 'Sponsor' the Town for its own "HomeTown Tribute" without the need for the $350 Introductory Participation Fee having to be paid out of the Town's General Fund. The Town's Chamber, or local Business Owner can be the Sponsor for the Town's "HomeTown Tribute".

Click on the 'green' bar in the right side column to see Cranford, New Jersey's Introductory, "Our HomeTown . . . Today" Page ( just like Dayton's ). Note at the top of the Page, the Banner Sponsorship Ad for the Cranford Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber received Spnsorship Ads on both Cranford's "Our HomeTown . . . Today" Page, and on their "Our Logging-On Ceremony" Page. Cranford's "HomeTown Tribute" was the original prototype for what would become Dayton, Ohio's, and America's FIRST "HomeTown Tribute" .

NOTE - To return to this same spot on this Page, just Click on the 'left' pointing arrow in the upper left corner of your computer screen.

 

- The Town would reach out by e-mail to the Web-Site at:

Yes@HomeTownMemories.ORG

( Note : This raises the question of how did this Town hear about the Web-Site. The question is asked on the Town's "Yes for a 'HomeTown Tribute' Sign-up Form" - below, that they will complete and return )

The Web-Site would e-mailed back to an initial 'contact person' for the Town the 2 Files listed below :

- Say, 'Yes' for a 'HomeTown Tribute' Sign-up Short Form

This Form formalizes with the Mayor the intention of the Town to have their own 'HomeTown Tribute'. The form collects a minimum of information from the Mayor, and No money is required at this time. ( Click on the Green image in the right side column to view this Form ).

- The Town 'HomeTown Tribute' Profile Sheet

The 'Profile Sheet' gathers a variety of fields of specific information about the Town, Mayor, Town Committee, with all necessary Names, Job Titles, Photos, etc., in order to open a Data File on the Web-Site for the Town, as well as, to complete and then, upload that Town's 1st of their 9 'Feature Sections' - "Our HomeTown . . .Today" - and, the beginning of that Town's 'HomeTown Tribute'.

The Town may, also, include a Mayor / Town Committee Photo. This would allow that the Town's 2nd 'Feature Section' - The "Logging-On" Ceremony could, also, be designed and uploaded. Two of the nine, immediately. Click on the Orange image in the right side column to view this Form ).

 

 

How does the Web-Site create a "HomeTown Tribute" ?

As has been shown, there are 9 'Feature Sections'. that make up the "HomeTown Tribute" for a Town.

As mentioned in the previous section, the first of these 9 'Feature Sections' - "Our HomeTown . . .Today" is created as soon as the Town's Profile Sheet is returned with all of the requested text information and photos to complete and upload their "Our HomeTown . . .Today" Page.

The Web-Site's Saying 'Yes' Participation Contract will be e-mailed to the Town for payment of the 'Introductory Ist Year Participation Fee'.

Individual Template Data Forms - one for each of the 9 'Feature Sections' - are completed by the Town's designated 'contact representative'.

Each of the 9 Template Forms have separate coded data entry windows for each of the individual information element that appear on each particular 'Feature Section'. Its simply a data entry process for the Town's contact person.

When they are returned to the Web-Site, the 9 Data Forms are uploaded into each of the Town's 'Feature Sections'.

This initial upload of all remaining 'Feature Sections' completes the Towns "HomeTown Tribute".

Throughout the next 12-month, Introductory Participation Year, the Town will be able to access the Data Base for the Town's "HomeTown Tribute". Through an established, secure PIN Access System the 'contact representative' for the Town is able to make periodic changes to the information on their various 'Feature Sections' ( i.e.- the Town has a new Fire Chief ).

An e-mail communication link is maintained throughout the year between the Town and the Web-Site.

 

 

 

"HomeTown Tributes" in each of the 50 States

Now, with an understanding of the various ways that a Town would hear about the Web-Site, as well as, how the Site actually creates a "HomeTown Tribute" for each Town, this Page will answer the question, "Now, with Dayton as the FIRST Town in America with its own "HomeTown Tribute". . . what, now, is next for the Web-Site" ?

Because 'HomeTownMemories.ORG' is a business like any other, it is important to be able to project how successful this Web-Site can expect to be. Not only is the City of Dayton the FIRST in America with their own "HomeTown Tribute" , but Dayton's "HomeTown Tribute" with its 9 'Feature Sections' is also the 'model' that Town's all over America and their Mayors will be able to browse through, and be able to 'Imagine' their Town with their own "HomeTown Tribute".

This Page outlines a comprehensive Strategy for what can be the next Phase of the Web-Site's overall Plan, now that the "HomeTown Tribute" for the City of Dayton has been completed, and with an official "Logging-On Ceremony" in the works that would recognize Dayton as America's First.

The Page will project forward what the Web-Site could achieve by the end of a 2-year period.

A Proposed Goal:

By the end of 2 Years to have 500 HomeTowns with 500 Mayors and Town Committees each who have said, 'Yes' for their Town to have their own "HomeTown Tribute". And, that would include 500 different "Logging-On Ceremonies" for those 500 Mayors and their HomeTowns.

These following points will be covered to better define what parameters need to be in place prior to those 2 years, and for the Web-Site to achieve that proposed Goal.

Note : You can find each of these numbered Sections ( below ) by scrolling down to each particular Photo listed in red.

1. - 'The Numbers' - ( an Accounting Function )

- Gross Income ( on left - Jefferson City, Missouri )

- Costs ( on left - Austin, Texas )

2. - How to get 500 Mayors / Towns to say, 'Yes' - ( a Business / Marketing Function )

3. - The Internet Technology background / training needed to design and maintain an 'interactive' Web-Site of this size - ( an IT Function )

4. - The legal and the Business knowledge necessary to set up and run an Internet business, or non-profit - ( a Legal Function )

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As an incentive, I would like to run some numbers and see what we might be able to expect. Of course, some assumptions will have to be made with the following scenarios, but they lean to the conservative side.

First, some Information.

In legal terms, the words, 'HomeTown' and 'Town' refer to 'Municipalities'. The term 'Municipality' includes 'Township' governments, and entities such as: 'City', 'Town' 'Boro', 'Borough', 'Township' . The Web-Site will refer to all 'Municipalities with the terms, 'HomeTowns' and 'Towns'.

Each Municipality is legally 'incorporated' as a 'City', 'Township', etc. It must create its 'Charter' - the 'By-Laws' - that they use to run the 'City'.

As a function of that Charter, each Municpality elects, by Charter, one person as Mayor with an elected Town Committee.

For the purposes of this Page, it is important to note that the primary Decision-Makers that this Web-Site would want to 'reach out to' would be the Mayors and/or elected Town Committee Members in each of America's HomeTowns.

And, some facts :

Total Municipalities in US ( 2014 ) – 19,492

Total Township Governments in US ( 2014 ) – 16,519

Total 'HomeTowns' – 36, 011 ( 19,492 + 16,519 )

 

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A reasonable Fee projection for the Web-Site. (What the Town would pay for their 'HomeTown Tribute' with its 9 'Feature Sections' for the first Year ).

- Introductory 'HomeTown Tribute' Participation Fee

$350

- Annual 'HomeTown Tribute' Participation Renewal Fee

$200

Note : From the $350 1st Yr. Participation Fee that is recieved from the Town for their 'HomeTown Tribute' , a $50 Contribution will be made by the Web-Site - HomeTownMemories.ORG but in the name of each participating Town receiving their own 'HomeTown Tribute' .

 

- Special, 2 - Year, 'HomeTown Tribute' Participation Fee - ( a possibility )

$500

Note : With any Special, 2-Year Participation Fee from a Town, a $100 Contribution will be made in the name of each participating Town receiving their own 'HomeTown Tribute' .

( these figures were arrived at from numerous conversations with Mayors, Town Committee Members, local Chambers of Commerce, Town business leaders, Residents, etc. in Towns in New Jersey and Mississippi. as what would be a reasonable Fee for a Town based on the uniqueness of this concept, the national promotional exposure that will permanently be there for the Town, and the one-of-a-kind, level of informational detail involved with each of the 9 'Feature Sections' that make up a Town's 'HomeTown Tribute'.

 

 

The Numbers

Web-Site Gross Income

( an Accounting Function )

3 Scenarios - each 2-Year Periods - based on the above Facts:

- Scenario 1 - 1/2 of 1 % of all Towns

- Scenario 2 - 3 Towns in each State

- Scenario 3 - 6 Towns in each State

NOTE - Each of these 3 - 2-year Scenarios below are somewhat lengthy with lots of numbers, so I put their end results up front here first, as an 'eye brow raiser'. If you want to skip all of that, you can scroll down to Salem, Oregon ( on the left ) and pick up there.

 

3 Scenarios - each in a 2-Year Period

- Scenario 1 - 1/2 of 1 % - 2-Year Gross Income - $146,000

- Scenario 2 - 3 Towns in each State-2-Year Gross Income- $123,000

- Scenario 3 - 6 Towns in each State-2-Year Gross Income- $250,000

- Scenario 3 - 6 Towns in each State

2-Year Gross Income

$250,000

500 'Yes's' from 500 Mayors in All 50 States in just 2 Years. And, these 500 Towns represent less than 1.5 % of all HomeTowns.

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5-Year Gross Income

$1,070,000

Accumulated Gross Income Total for the above Scenario' 3 - $250,000 after 2 Years and then extending it out just 3 more Years.

A modest 1% new 'Yes's' was used for Yr.3, 1.02% in Yr.4, 1.04% in Yr. 5. A 20 % Drop Out Rate ( perhaps a little high ) was used to reflect those Towns deciding not to Renew for each Year.

- Year 1 - 300 'Yes's' = $105,000

- Year 2 - 500 'Yes's' = $145,000

- Year 3 - 760 'Yes's' = $206,000

- Year 4 - 1040 'Yes's' = $272,000

- Year 5 - 1336 'Yes's' = $342,000

 

 

- Scenario 1 - Year 1 - 1/2 of 1 % of all Towns

- 180 = 1 / 2 of 1 % of the total number of Towns (36,011) in the US that say ‘yes’ for a HomeTown Tributeduring the 1st Year.

- 180 Towns X $350 Introductory 1st Year Participation Fee:

- $63,000. - 1 st Year Gross Income

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- Scenario 1 - Year 2

- 180 = same 1/2 of 1 % of the total number of Towns ( 36, 011 ) that say ‘Yes’ for a HomeTown Tributeduring the 2nd Year.

- 180 Towns X $350 Introductory 1st Year Participation Fee:

- $63,000. - New 1st Year Introductory Particpation Fee Gross Income

- 100 Towns Renewing for 2nd Year ( 100 of original 180 from 1st Year 'Renew' for 2nd Year - this is probably an over estimation of a drop out rate for just an additional $200 Renewal Fee )

- 100 Towns X $200 Annual Participation Renewal Fee

- $20,000. = 2nd Year Participation Renewal Fee Gross Income

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- Scenario 11/2 of 1% of all Towns - by end of Year 2

1st Year ( 180 new 1st yr. 'yes's ) = $63,000

2nd Year ( 180 new 2nd yr. 'yes's ) = $63,000

2nd Year ( 100 2nd Year Renewals ) = $20,000

- $146,000 = Total 2-Year, Gross Income

 

- Scenario 2 - Year 1 - 3 Towns in each State

- 3 Towns in each State say ‘Yes’ for a HomeTown Tributeduring the 1st Year.

- 720 - The average number of Towns in each State

(36, 011 total US divided by 50 States )

- 3 Towns of the total average number of 720 Towns in each State is just .004 % of the 720 average number of Towns.

- 150 Towns - 3 Towns per State X 50 States.

- 150 X $350 Introductory 1st Yr. Participation Fee

- $52,500. - 1 st Year Gross Income

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- Scenario 2 - Year 2

- 3 Towns in each State say ‘Yes’ for a HomeTown Tributeduring the 2nd Year.

- 150 Towns - 3 Towns per State X 50 States.

- 150 X $350 Introductory 1st Year Participation Fee

- $52,500. - New '1st Year Introductory Participation Fee' Gross Income

- plus 100 ( 100 of original 150 from 1st Year 'Renew' for 2nd Year - 1/3 of the 1st Years 'yes's is probably a little high a drop out rate for just an additional $200 Renewal Fee for a Town )

- 100 Towns X $200 Annual Participation Renewal Fee

- $20,000. - 2nd Year Participation Renewal Fee Gross Income

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- Scenario 2 – 3 Towns per State - end of Year 2

1st Year ( 150 new 1st yr. 'yes's ) - $52,000

2nd Year ( 150 new 2nd yr. 'yes's ) - $52,000

2nd Year ( 100 2nd Year Renewals ) - $20,000

- $123,000 - Total 2-Year, Gross Income

 

- Scenario 3 - Year 1 - 6 Towns in each State

- 6 Towns in each State say ‘Yes’ for a HomeTown Tributeduring the 1st Year.

- 300 X $350 Introductory 1st Year Participation Fee

- $105,000. - '1st Year Introductory Particpation Fee' Gross Income

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- Scenario 3 - Year 2

- $105,000. - - New '1st Year Introductory Particpation Fee' Gross Income

- plus 200 ( 200 of original 300 from 1st Year 'Renew' for 2nd Year - again, 1/3 of the 1st Years 'Yes's is probably a little high a drop out rate for just an additional $200 Renewal Fee for a Town )

- 200 Towns X $200 Annual Participation Renewal Fee

- $40,000. - 2nd Year Participation Renewal Fee Gross Income

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- Scenario 3 – 6 Towns per State - by the end of Year 2

1st Year ( 300 new 1st yr. 'yes's ) - $105,000

2nd Year ( 300 new 2nd yr. 'yes's ) - $105,000

2nd Year ( 200 2nd Year Renewals ) - $40,000

- $250,000 - Total 2-Year, Gross Income

 

 

And again, here at the end of all those numbers,

3 Scenarios - each 2-Year Periods

- Scenario 1 - 1/2 of 1 % - 2-Year Gross Income - $146,000

- Scenario 2 - 3 Towns in each State-2-Year Gross Income- $123,000

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- Scenario 3 - 6 Towns in each State

2-Year Gross Income

$250,000

500 'Yes's' from 500 Mayors in All 50 States in just 2 Years. And, these 500 Towns represent less than 1.5 % of all HomeTowns.

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5-Year Gross Income

$1,070,000

Accumulated Gross Income Total for the same above Scenario' 3 - $250,000 after 2 Years and extending it out just 3 more Years.

A modest 1% new 'Yes's' was used for Yr.3, 1.02% in Yr.4, 1.04% in Yr. 5. A 20 % Drop Out Rate ( perhaps a little high ) was used to reflect those Towns deciding not to Renew for each Year.

- Year 1 - 300 'Yes's' = $105,000

- Year 2 - 500 'Yes's' = $145,000

- Year 3 - 760 'Yes's' = $206,000

- Year 4 - 1040 'Yes's' = $272,000

- Year 5 - 1336 'Yes's' = $342,000

 

 

Running The Numbers

Web-Site Cost Centers

( an Accounting Function )

- Additional Necessary Web-Site ( IT ) Design Work

- The design and development of an interactive Information Storage and Retrieval Data Base.

- The design of photo /text Information Collection Templates for each of the 9 'Feature Sections' that make up a "HomeTown Tribute". These would be e-mailed to each

- Web-Site Awareness / Outreach Promotion Campaign

- The overall, on-going Operation and Management of the Web-Site - HomeTownMemories.ORG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to get 500 Mayors to say, 'Yes'

 

Those 3 Scenarios look at the Numbers that are possible with those above parameters.

Point 1 - Web-Site Outreach to America's Cities and Towns . . . They are America's HomeTowns !

These are the Questions.

- How can the Decision-Makers in a City or Town hear about this Web-Site so they can Click on it ?

- Are there State and/or Local Organizations that these City and Town Decision-Makers liston to ?

- Is there a way for the Web-Site to reach out to the Cities and Towns in each State, or for the Web-Site to be promoted by or through these local and / or State Organizations?

- Who is ( are ) the Decision-Maker ( s ) in any City or Town ?

- Are there other national networks, organizations or membership constructs that are also connected to, and may have influence with Cities and Towns, as well as, to the Decision-Makers in those Cities and Towns, and in each of the 50 State ?

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Web-Site Outreach to America's Cities and Towns

The Decision-Maker in a City or Town has to be impressed enough by what they hear about the Web-Site, or by the stature of the person / organization passing on the suggestion, "I think you should take a look at this Web-Site' .

At the State level, there is a non-profit, Organization / Association that every City and Town ( Municipalities ) is a Member of in each State. One of the functions of these State Municipal Organizations is to promote that State's Cities and Towns.

Another state-wide Organization that has ties with Cities and Towns is the State Chamber of Commerce in each State through its local City or County Chamber of Commerce Affiliaties.

Both of these state-wide Organizations can be very helpful in spreading the Web-Site promotion and web address to the local Decision-Makers throughout each State.

When you Click on "America's HomeTown Tributes - by State" from the Main Menu, and then Click on any one of the States, you will be taken to that State's 'Welcome to Our State" Page. At the top, just below the "State's Name" Banner you will see 2, side-by-side, red-boardered boxes across the full width of the Page.

With the left-side Banner the Web-Site helps promote that State's Chamber of Commerce, with their Director's Name, and a link to their web-site.

With the right-side Banner the Web-Site helps promote that State's League / Association of Municipalities, with their Director's Name, and a link to their web-site.

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- And, who is ( are ) the local Decision-Maker ( s ) ?

The primary Decision-Maker is the Mayor, and then, after him / her, are the Town / City Committee Members. If the Mayor is able to see the first 'Feature Section' titled "Our HomeTown . . . Today" for Dayton, Ohio, that Mayor would see that Dayton's Mayor as current Mayor has their Photo on that Page, as well as, on Dayton's "Logging-On'" Ceremony Page. The Mayor's Photo also appears, as the current Mayor on the "Paying Tribute to Dayton's Former Mayors" Page.

A Mayor's Photo will permanently remain on their Town's "Logging-On Ceremony" Page, and their"Paying Tribute to Our Former Mayors" Page.

 

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- Other national networks or organizations that may be viewed as very much connected to Cities and Towns in each of the 50 State ?

 

 

 

 

 

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HomeTownMemories.ORG

 

Thank You for taking these few minutes to visit this rather unique Web-Site. You are one of the very first individuals to be visiting this Site, and with this Introductory Page, I'd like to tell you, and then, be able to show you,'what's in a name'.

 

 

 

These 6 Sections are entitled :

- Photo Album of Our HomeTown
- VIEW your HomeTown's Photo Album, and ADD your own HomeTown Photos . . . from throughout the Decades.     

- Photo Album of Our HomeTown People
- VIEW your HomeTown's People Photo Album,  and ADD your own Family Photos . . . from throughout the Decades.     

- Great Old-Time Stories about Our HomeTown
   
     - The Memories we All have of the People and Places of our HomeTown. So those Memories aren't lost forever.

- Your High School Senior Year Memories
     
  - We all have special Memories from Our Senior Year in High School. VIEW those Memories from your own High School, and ADD your own Senior Year Memories.

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Your Favorite Teacher in School
     
   - Many of us remember that wonderful Teacher who made a real difference in our Life. Honor that Teacher by adding their Name.

- The HomeTown Memories by our Former Mayors
      - For America's Mayors . . . add your unique Memories of your Town while You were
the Mayor.