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Waitsfield, VT 05673
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11/29/2007

To The Editor:

To the individual putting business posters in store windows without shopkeepers' consent: 


Though I strongly support local business and try hard to accommodate nonprofit, special interest, and many other fund-raising posters in my window, I was quite upset one night to find a business poster taped to what ended up being the outside of my business window strategically placed amongst the other approved posters that I allowed on/in my store windows.

I pay good money to clean and decorate my windows as well as spend great lengths of time to make them attractive. I do not appreciate other businesses using my windows to promote their own businesses without my consent. Before you know it our windows will look no different then the post office bulletin board.

I find it lowly that this individual would post their poster to the outside of the window hoping that no one will notice anything amiss because of how strategically they placed it, as well as the lengths they took making sure they were printed on weather resistant paper with the obvious intent of posting it outside local business. After I found the poster I noticed the same poster was also posted with neighboring businesses in the same manner.

To: 802.888.3455, should you feel you need further business coverage do what the rest of the local businesses do and take out an ad in The Valley Reporter, Seven Days or even The World.

It would have cost you a lot less money and would have had a larger readership by placing classifieds in these three papers then the time and money it cost you to buy, drive around and tape these to individual business owners' windows. I have for your information recycled the one you left me.
 
JoEllen Barton, owner

Lily of the Mad River Valley

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