April 2013

Ohio Valley Section IFT

IInterview with Collette Perozzi, Chair-Elect, Ohio Valley Section IFT

What made you decide to redesign your website?  

Our site was outdated and the information had not been updated.  We knew we had to do something to freshen things up to generate more interest and to keep current membership informed.

Ohio Valley SectionWhat advice can you offer to other sections who are looking to freshen up their site?

  • Find a good web designer to partner with.  
  • Talk with the executive committee to determine what information/sections are most important to include.
  • Let the web designer guide you regarding layout.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Incorporate some nice food images to give it a more professional look.

How did it feel to be presented with the inaugural IFT Brand Ambassador Award?

We were shocked, but honored and humbled.  We still face challenges daily, but continue to strive to make this region great.  It was nice to be recognized for our efforts.

What events are coming up for the Ohio Valley Section IFT?  

We have our Suppliers Expo on April 18 in West Chester, OH.  We have filled every table and are at 87 vendors.  It should be a great event!  We also have our annual golf outing on May 16 at Yankee Trace.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.  Please see our website for details: www.ovift.org.