Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Michael
Local businesses reach out to neighbors through Front Porch Forum every day in a number of ways.
Small start-ups simply post to their nearby neighbors letting folks know that they are open for business. Other companies purchase advertising. Nonprofits often ask their supporters to post event announcements, each on his/her own FPF neighborhood forum. Local institutions and municipalities are buying subscriptions that provide access to their area neighborhood forums.
And, of course, neighbor-to-neighborhood recommendations flow through FPF at a rapid rate… plumbers, roofers, mechanics, dentists, arborists, snow plow kings, and on and on. People like to ask their neighbors and FPF helps that to happen easily and with lots and lots of nearby neighbors all at once.
FPF staff are available to speak with business groups about all this. Indeed, we addressed the Burlington Referral Organization this morning. Tomorrow we’ll be at the CEDO Winter Business Fair. We’ve enjoyed sharing our message with several Chamber of Commerce groups, Rotary, VBSR, business school classes, leadership institutes, and more.
Here’s a note about the Feb. 11 business fair in Burlington.
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