Saturday, March 24th was the first ever International Cash Mob Day and by all recounts, it was a smashing success. Over 170 individual events were held and the businesses mobbed were as varied as the participants. From hardware stores to book stores to local ‘watering holes’, eager participants went and let small, independent business owners know that they matter. What they do for our communities matters and they are not unappreciated.
Here is a nice write up from Reuters on the events in Cleveland and some words from Mr. Andrew Samtoy who is the inspiration behind the movement.
I don’t have numbers from Chuck King, owner of The Hardware Store in Fayetteville, site of our second cash mob yet. I do know from what I saw and my conversations with him and others that business was brisk and Fayetteville loves cash mobbing our local owned independent business.
Our board will be meeting soon to plan our next event and until then, keep shopping local!