IBA goes online with new Web site

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 30, 2003

Do not expect to see Tony Soprano or the Godfather hanging around anytime soon, but the Ironton Business Association is connected - to the Internet, that is.

The newly-elected officers of the IBA are proud to announce that the organization now has a Web site that will hopefully help attract new members and keep the community up to date on current projects.

"Everybody else is on the Internet," said new IBA President Pat Murphy. "I think it is important for the IBA to be on there."

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Murphy said that she hopes this will allow people to see what the IBA has accomplished.

"We send out a monthly newsletter but those who are not members can now see what we are doing," she said. "We are trying to get more people involved, more members and trying to build Ironton a little."

Upcoming events include the

Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, Wagon Train event May 3-4 and Ironmaster Days June 26-29. The site and all its links are not complete yet but will be soon, she said.

Kent Boyd, owner of C4 Service Inc. web design company and vice president of Desco Federal Credit Union,

built the IBA's site and is working on one for Ironmaster Days.

Boyd, who is working on the project for free, said he did not hesitate to volunteer his services because he wants to see the city prosper.

"I am interested in supporting the IBA and helping Ironton develop business opportunities," he said. "I think the web can be a good way to get the message out about the IBA and any of the activities in the city."

Boyd said they will be selling advertising and updating the sites as more details are finalized.

In January, the new officers were elected for two-year terms. In addition to Murphy, the officers are Richard Patrick, vice president, Betty Jo Burke, secretary and Vernon Turvey, treasurer.

More information about the IBA and links to members is available on the Web at http://c4service.com/iba/.