Liberty Online Develops Houston Chapter Web Site
MOUNDS VIEW, Minn., & HOUSTONLiberty Online, one of the credit union movement's
leading Web hosting and design providers, has partnered with the Houston, Texas, chapter
of credit unions to design an informative and educational Web site for chapter members.
"We're excited to have worked with the Houston chapter on this project," said
Bill Wagner, Liberty Online marketing director. "It's quite a privilege to a part of
something that will help this extensive chapter quickly and conveniently communicate to
all its member credit unions via the Web. " The Houston chapter site is the communications
vehicle for the 150 members of the Houston chapter, said Randall Dixon, president of
Energy Capital Credit Union and the chapter director overseeing the Web site.
"Liberty Online has shown good performance on this job," he
said, explaining that site administration will be handled by a Houston-based team using
Liberty Online's 24x7 Toolbox, which allows certain text changes to be made on-site by the
credit union's Web administrator. Houstonchapter.org has a team of administrators, each of
whom is responsible for content in a specific area of the site. "We believe this
[24x7 Toolbox] will make it easy for us to administer," Dixon said.
Liberty Online began working Houston chapter officials began working on
the site's design and development about two months ago before it was launched. The chapter
approached Liberty Online with a specific set of requirements, Wagner said. "We
wanted to be certain that our Web solutions-which have proven to exceed the goals and
objectives of our 190-plus credit union customers-could be adapted to meet the Houston
chapter's specific needs as well," he explained.
Chapter members can access chapter meetings and events information,
educational opportunities, links to regulatory authorities, cooperative advertisers,
fundraising activities and recent newsletters, as well as the chance to provide feedback
on the site or information it contains. Visitors also can electronically register for
chapter meetings or other events from the site.
"This site is designed more as a credit union piece rather than a
consumer piece. It is not a consumer site. So far, the response so far has been
excellent," Dixon said. "I know of a few chapters that have Web sites, but none
as extensive as this."
Wagner said, "The Internet has opened new doors and opportunities
for organizations of all types every day. Chapters such as the one in Houston, which are
active in promoting the credit union movement, will constantly find new ways of harnessing
this technology, and we're happy to be of assistance."
Liberty Online is part of the growing Liberty family of credit
union-focused companies. Recognized as the credit union movement's leading provider of
payment systems and marketing services, Liberty serves nearly 5,000 credit unions in all
50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.
For more information, contact Rick Foy, Liberty
public relations manager, at 800-607-2435, ext. 2436, or Bill Wagner, Liberty Online marketing
director, at 800-607-2435, ext. 2893.