Category Archives: Economic Development

Vermonters listen to neighbors’ business recommendations

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 7.18.49 AM“I visited Deepa’s Beauty Salon after reading a recommendation on Front Porch Forum. Thanks for the review. I also found it to be very clean, have professional staff, good prices, and great services. Thanks.”
• Luba, Winooski FPF

Here’s the original post recommending this local business…

“Today my out of town friend took our daughters to Deepa’s Beauty Salon for manicures. They had an excellent experience–great customer service and quality of work. The atmosphere was clean, professional, yet also homey and inviting. My friend took off her very valuable (both financially and emotionally) wedding rings for the manicure and then left them there. Several hours later, she realized her mistake.  The salon owners met us after hours on a Saturday night and very cheerfully opened up the salon and returned the rings. We are so grateful for their integrity, honesty, and friendliness. It’s businesses like these that bring pride to Winooski. I encourage you to support this wonderful locally owned business!”
• Arica, Winooski FPF

One key step for launching a small business in VT…

“When I started my business, Front Porch Forum was there to get my name out, and connect me with clients. I want to give a huge thank-you to all of those who work so hard to make FPF a daily success. Please consider giving a donation to keep this invaluable service running! Thank you, FPF. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
• Tanya, North Hero FPF, www.mamasgardens.com

Estate sale re-homes cherished family items

Thanks to Front Porch Forum for helping us sell several items from my parents’ and grandparents’ estates. It feels good to find new homes for our cherished items. I have also met such lovely people through these efforts!

We have vowed to gift 10% of all selling profits to FPF since they are the main vehicle for safe and cordial communication. THANKS so much for all the work you do for our communities.

It is easy to donate… using this link: http://frontporchforum.com/supporting-members

• Linda, Hinesburg FPF

Realtor’s recommendation for homebuyers

“As a real estate agent, when I help folks buy a home, I always recommend signing up with Front Porch Forum. We are so fortunate to have FPF keeping us informed about what is going on… it’s such an easy way to connect with neighbors.  Please consider making a contribution, if you can, so that we can continue having this wonderful neighborhood service.”
• Sandy, Burlington FPF

Local economic development tool used in Vermont

“Thanks for all you do – Front Porch Forum has been terrific in helping us reach our citizens with our business and economic development messages.”
• Chairman of a local economic development commission in Vermont

Flourishing in Jeffersonville, Thanks to local Front Porch Forum

“Thanks so much to Front Porch Forum for helping me to become an asset in the community! I have gained new and wonderful people to a growing list of folks needing my assistance in their home. I’m available for Personal Care, laundry, shopping, housework or even travel. I am up for any task and have an extra hand available for larger projects. Together we can tackle anything, from fall cleaning and garden cutbacks, windows, painting. If there are loose ends needing to be tended before winters arrival, give a shout – I’m sure we’re able to lend a hand!”
• Stephanie, Cambridge FPF

Pet care in Barre… FPF to the rescue

“A few weeks ago I decided to post a little ad regarding pet care. I have received what I consider an overwhelming response to that posting. THANK YOU Front Porch Forum for putting me in contact with some wonderful people in the area and their pets. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting my neighbors and caring for their ‘families’!”
• Cheryl, Barre FPF

Need a financial advisor? Ask neighbors on FPF

Martha shared the following on her East Montpelier Front Porch Forum today…

Last week I posted requesting recommendations for a financial adviser to help me with retirement planning. Over 25 wonderful neighbors responded. Thank you all. Several people asked me to send them the names I received, so I thought I would open it up to FPF. If you would like to see the list of recommended financial advisers, email me and I’ll pass it on.