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What Are Cash Mobs?
The concept is simple: with $20 in hand, members of a community come together to shop in a locally-owned establishment to support their favorite local business and support the area economy.Learn More
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Cash mobs have swept across the country over the last several years to breathe new life into struggling mom-and-pop businesses as they compete with big-box retailers. Utilizing flash-mob mentality, a cash mob organizes in advance. However, instead of performing a group-style dance or something similar, a group of cash mobbers flock together to support local business.
Through word of mouth, social media and press coverage, an organized cash mob can have a tremendously positive effect on hometown businesses. In most areas, small, locally owned businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy, but rising costs of doing business often means that these small retailers cannot compete with the lower prices of retail giants.
Cash mobbers take a stand against the corporatization of their communities by planning an event to support local business – to support those businesses that have served them and their families for decades in many cases. Most cash mobs plan to meet on a particular day, with each participant agreeing to spend a specified amount (usually around $20).
One successful mob after another, dedicated community members help the businesses they love and that add value to their community stay in business, attract new customers and thrive despite rising costs, a slow economy and big-box competition. To support local business, anyone in a community is welcome to join an existing cash mob or plan a community’s first one.
"Every dollar spent locally has a 15 percent more positive impact on a local economy than the same amount spent in big-box retailers..."
The benefits that local businesses gain from successful cash mobs are not just a one-day influx of cash. New customers are found, old customers are reacquainted and a new appreciation for businesses that fuel a local economy is found. Every dollar spent locally has a 15 percent more positive impact on a local economy than the same amount spent in big-box retailers and businesses that are part of a corporate giant. Cash mobbers even have a little fun while saving the lifeblood of their communities, as many cash mobs gather after a shopping frenzy at a local establishment for food, drinks and fun, where old and new friends alike meet.
Date 04/27/2013 Time 1:00 PM Place Cooking Up Books Education Studio Share: Share on Twitter About This Cash Mob: A new learning center in Leesburg, VA is set to get cashRead Full Post
Date 05/11/2013 Time 11:00 AM Place TBA Share: Share on Twitter About This Cash Mob: Cash Mob participants meet at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street, at 11am. Once everyoneRead Full Post
Date 04/28/2013 Time 10:00 AM Place High Desert Pickers Thrift Store Share: Share on Twitter About This Cash Mob: The Cash Mob movement has slowed down a little and evenRead Full Post
Date 04/27/2013 Time 08:00 AM Place TBA Share: Share on Twitter About This Cash Mob: The Polk Cash Mobs group seeks to raise awareness for out local business owners, our momRead Full Post
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Date 04/27/2013 Time 12:00 PM Place Just The Occasion Share: Share on Twitter About This Cash Mob: A Consignment/Gift Store located in Bel Air, Maryland to be cash mobbed onRead Full Post
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