A neighbor recently complained about ads appearing on his Front Porch Forum. Today another FPF member responded to their neighborhood forum…
I appreciate the recent note regarding business ads. Here is another perspective: As a small company operating out of the Old North End, I must say that an occasional notice from us regarding new or updated services is invaluable in getting our word out. A neighborhood, it seems to me, is a combination of people, friends and families living and working locally in support of each other. A neighborhood is, in part, defined by local businesses. What would our neighborhood be like without our shops, farms, services, restaurants, and bakeries, operated by people trying to make a living locally within their communities. Many of the small businesses I’m familiar with find it difficult to pay the going rate for advertising. I believe Front Porch Forum has done a pretty good job of reaching a practical balance in this regard.
I’m curious about others thoughts!
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