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Hats for Whatever Shape Your Head is In

The Fat Hat corner in Quechee is a land mark most Upper Valley residents know. The funky old car, the lawn art, and now featuring Chef Brad’s Crazy Sides (another LFA member!). This  bustling retail corner is a far cry from the humble beginnings of Fat Hat Clothing more than 35 years ago when Joan Ecker was sewing hats under in a tent and selling them out of the back of an old Volvo.

Today F.H. Clothing Co. has a retail store in White River Junction (across from Northern Stage’s new theater) in addition to the main store in Quechee, an online market, and is carried by dozens of stores nationwide. With grit and determination, Joan Ecker built thins thriving local business. Read about the history of this local business on their website.

In addition to producing stylish, comfortable clothing (all made in the US…on purpose), their two stores carry gifts, menswear, and more creating a truly unique Upper Valley shopping experience.

Fat Hat2017 credit Molly Drummond (4)

And, if wonderful, high quality clothing isn’t enough, F.H Clothing donates dozens of fat hats to cancer patients going through chemo therapy. They also participate in the Job Shadow project of Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership. This spring they hosted 4 young young women for the job shadow day mentoring the next generation of female business owners.

These are only a few of the ways F.H. Clothing supports our community. Visit F.H Clothing for unique clothes and cool gifts, and to support a business that gives back to the community.

 

F.H. Clothing Co.
“Hats for whatever shape your head is in”

QUECHEE MAIN ST.
Quechee, Vermont 05059
M-S 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Sun 10AM – 5PM
(802) 296-6646
83 GATES ST.
White River Junction, VT 05001
W-S 10:30AM – 4:30PM
(802) 698-3329

 

photo credit Molly Drummond

 

Great Eastern Radio

Local First Alliance Lunch & Learn Series

Local First Alliance Member Professional Development & Networking Opportunity

Lunch & Learn Series – 
Bring or buy a lunch and learn from LFA members this summer. Free for members, $10 non-members.

 

9/13- Driving Traffic to Your Website, The Co-op Food Stores Culinary Learning Center, Lebanon
Learn how radio can be an important partner in your web marketing efforts from Marc Berman, of Great Eastern Radio. Register here.

Marc Berman is retired from a thirty-year career in commercial radio station ownership as senior executive and partner in broadcast companies, both publicly and privately held.

He is Chairman Emeritus of the New England Public Radio Foundation, licensee of western New England’s regional National Public Radio (NPR) stations.

He is adjunct professor at UMass/Amherst where he teaches The Business of Media.

An investor in and consultant to companies involved in commercial and non-profit broadcasting and affiliated industries, he is Senior Advisor to Great Eastern Radio and Nantucket NPR.

 

Past events:

8/22- Web Marketing for Small Businesses, Noon-1:00pm
 King Arthur Flour conference room, Norwich
Good marketing needs to convey who you are, attract and inform your audience, and be professional. Doug Lufkin, of Lufkin Graphic Designs and an LFA member, will share his insights and experience from more than 25 years in the business.

7/25- $$Energy$$ Savings for Small Businesses, Noon-1:00pm
Vital Communities conference room, White River Junction
Hear from Sarah Brock, Vital Communities Energy Program Manager about the resources (rebates, incentives, etc) available to small businesses on both sides of the river.

 

Questions? Email Nancy@VitalCommunities.org or call 802.291.9100 x106