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Category Archives: Small Business Advertising


The Swedes are coming!

“My two cousins will need a place to stay in the Waterbury area the weekend of my son’s wedding. Two senior gentlemen.”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF

“They have found lodging at The Olde Stagecoach Inn. Thanks to all for your suggestions. I Just LOVE Front Porch Forum!”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF, next day


Williston electrician recommendations piling up

Front Porch Forum is great. I got about a dozen recommendations for an electrician. I contacted the first person recommended, and he came the next day and did a great job. Thanks everyone for your help.”
• Tom, Williston FPF


Vermont radon program reaches annual goal in just two weeks by using FPF

Typically, the Vermont Health Dept. devotes a lot of staff time and resources to meeting its goal of distributing 2,000 radon test kits per year. Following its recent Front Porch Forum posting, the Health Dept’s Radon Program received more than 2,100 radon test kit requests in just two weeks.

The effectiveness of this outreach will allow the State to focus on other important initiatives to protect Vermonters from the health risks posed by radon.

The State estimates that for every 2,000 radon test kits distributed, there will be approximately 10 fewer cases of radon-related lung cancer as people identify and fix radon problems in their homes.

Click here to learn how your program, business or nonprofit can use FPF to raise awareness of your services and products.


Thanks to FPF’s 2015 advertisers

“FPF provides a great service and you help make it happen! Thank you to all the FPF sponsors.”
• Peg, Wallingford FPF

Please join us in thanking the major Front Porch Forum 2015 sponsoring advertisers. Without their support, your local forum would not be possible. Special appreciation to:

Big Rock Landscape
Brandthropology
Building Energy
Cabot Creamery
Champlain College
HMC Advertising
Karen Fahey Advertising
New England Federal Credit Union
SunCommon
The Edge
University of Vermont
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Vermont Tech

If your Vermont business, nonprofit, institution or agency would like to join this community-minded group, please contact us at localbiz@frontporchforum.com or 802-540-0069 x1. Learn more about how FPF advertising can help you reach Vermonters: http://frontporchforum.com/advertise-on-fpf

Additional 2015 FPF sponsors to whom we’re also grateful include:

– 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
– AllEarth Renewables
– Artemis Fitness
– Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
– Bolton Valley Resort
– Bourne’s Energy
– Brook Field Services
– Burlington Telecom
– Cathedral Square Corporation
– Champlain Valley Expo
– Chittenden Solid Waste District
– City of Burlington
– Colchester Health and Fitness
– Comcast
– Computers for Change
– Copley Hospital
– Curtis Lumber
– Dealer.com
– Efficiency Vermont
– Energy Co-op of Vermont
– Greater Burlington YMCA
– Healthy Living Market and Cafe
– Hickok & Boardman Realty
– HowardCenter
– Hunger Mountain Coop
– J Andrews Marketing
– Johnson Law Group
– Mad River Glen
– Norwich University
– Pompanoosuc Mills
– Saint Michael’s College
– Same Sun of Vermont, Inc.
– SerVermont
– Smugglers Notch
– Stephen & Burns
– Sterling College
– Stern Center for Language and Learning
– Stowe Brewers Festival
– Stowe Mountain Resort
– Sugarbush Resort
– The Doughnut Dilemma
– The Schoolhouse
– Thomas Hirchak Company
– Timberlane Allergy and Asthma Associates
– University Mall
– UVM Medical Center
– VAST
– Vermont Agency of Transportation
– Vermont State Treasurer’s Office
– Vermont Teddy Bear Company
– Vermont Tent Company
– Waterbury Sports
– Westview Meadows
– Wick & Maddocks Attorneys at Law
– Windows & Doors By Brownell

And thanks to the many more not listed above. Best wishes to all.



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


How to find a contractor in Montpelier…

“Hi Neighbors and FPF. You suggested we use Adam Jackson of Artistone of Vermont to sweep our chimney. He came today and did an excellent job, taking care to double check his work. Adam is also a mason with lots of experience and based on what we saw today, we are hiring him for a small job we need done.”
• Martha, Montpelier Front Porch Forum


Neighborly suggestions from Underhill

Anyone reading this knows what an important role FPF plays in offering a effective means for staying in touch with residents of the town and area.  As a reminder of its value, allow me to suggest that if you haven’t given yet you consider giving:

• 10% or $20 (whichever is less) of the next sale you make or of the next amount you pay for that special item you couldn’t find anywhere else;

• if you recover a lost pet, an amount that reflects how important that pet is to you;

• if you advertise your services with a post instead of an ad and your post is successful, think about giving a small percentage of the receipts from your first job;

• or, if you just enjoy seeing the FPF e-mail each day, give what you can afford to help keep it coming.

My only affiliation with FPF is as a grateful user.

• Peter, Underhill Front Porch Forum


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