#VT - Just wanted to let everyone know I sold the iMac I posted the other day to another FPF member. Front Porch Forum sure beats dealing with scams from Nigeria on Craigslist.
Shared by Dana with her Shelburne neighbors today.
#BTV #VT - We have our loaner dog Toby back thanks to FPF and the the watchful eye of FPF’er Ryan. Thanks again Ryan. A much happier Christmas is on the way now.
We tried three things to find our missing dog: the manual posting of dozens of LOST DOG signs around town; implementing my wife’s substantial Facebook network; and a simple yet desperate posting on FPF. Front Porch Forum came through again! So grateful to have this. Thank you for this wonderful, effective community resource!
#VT - Sadly, I will soon be selling my large house in the village. I very much want to stay right here. If you are selling, or know of anybody who is or might be selling a small (2 bedroom?) house or condo in Richmond Village, please contact me. Thank you.”
Posted by Joanna on the Richmond Front Porch Forum. The next day, she received from Christy…
Hi Joanna – We have a 2 bedroom townhouse that we love, but that we will eventually outgrow. We’ve been looking for homes in the village… we’d love to stay here. Have you already sold your house?
Joanna shared with us just today…
I am thrilled to report that, two months after my initial FPF posting, I purchased the townhouse and Christy and her family purchased my home. Amazingly we each found the perfect home and we were able to sell our homes without ever putting them on the market. Thank you, Front Porch Forum!
#BTV #VT - Thanks to all the people who replied to my post. I was overwhelmed. I’ve made arrangements with someone and am now all set. Thanks again… FPF works very well.
Posted today by Emily on the Downtown Burlington Front Porch Forum.
#VT - Need a recommendation for a plumber? Best burrito in town? Slate roof repair? People turn to Front Porch Forum again and again in our coverage area. Now a new study offers some insight (below). People use FPF to get a recommendation from a neighbor, to read reviews in the archives, and to see the ads from our local sponsors. FPF is word-of-mouth accelerator for local businesses.
A new Street Fight poll finds that even with a slew of new locally targeted marketing platforms at local merchants’ disposal, word-of-mouth is still a primary driver of local consumer behavior.
The poll of 500 U.S. consumers found that 43% of consumers are most likely to shop or dine at a local business after a recommendation from a friend or colleague. 30% are primarily motivated by daily deals, 15% after seeing a locally or behaviorally targeted advertisement, and 12% after reading a positive review about the merchant online. The poll was conducted on behalf of Street Fight by third-party opinions platform Toluna QuickSurveys.
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#VT - Another successful Front Porch Forum story: via a Hinesburg FPF posting about a found dog, a Charlotte FPF reader noticed our missing dog posting. Then through various neighborly phone calls and emails, we picked up our little Jetta today, who ended up at the Hinesburg Police Dept. via the Shelburne animal dispatch. She had warmed up to the police and vice versa and even got a ride in the police car, sitting in the back seat with her head out the window. Don’t you just love small town stories like this?! A special thank you to Leigh, who initially gave Jetta a home for a few days. Thanks to everyone for their concern and help!
Posted by Pati to her Charlotte FPF neighbors today. Good news!
#BTV #VT - My tiger cat, Rocco, was found last night and I have FPF to thank for the reunion! Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out for my sweet guy and also to the people who suggested that I sign up for this forum. After this experience, I will suggest this site to anyone searching for a lost pet. yayyayayayayayaaay!!!!
Posted by Paige on the ONE East Front Porch Forum today… good news.
#VT - From Sara on the Living the Dream blog…
I also have to give a shout out to Front Porch Forum. I put a post about needing some mason jars of any size and I have been given a ton from my neighbor (thanks Penny!), some from my neighbor and coworker Missy (thanks!) and bought a few at a very reduced rate from another neighbor ($.50/jar). Behold the power of the internet!
#VT - Just wanted to thank Front Porch Forum for helping local businesses. We used FPF to find our roofer and I used FPF to fill my empty housekeeping spots. It is awesome to have an outlet to find local people for local work.
Posted by Christina today on the Cambridge FPF.
Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more