Charlotte’s first Cash Mob was a great success. About 20 people met at Tyber Creek with $20 in hand to spend at a local small business. One couple just moved to Charlotte from Orange County California over the weekend…heard about the Cash Mob and joined in the fun! We headed over to the Atherton Market to cash mob the small businesses that are the vendors of the market. With 25 small businesses represented in the market it was a great way to spend our cash. I came home with some free range chicken breast from Windy Hill Farm and some roasted almonds from the Chosen Roaster. We also enjoyed having several folks from the media join us and if you missed the story on News 14 you can view it here http://charlotte.news14.com/content/top_stories/654706/charlotte-s-first-ever-cash-mob-takes-over-atherton-market.
Also, WCNC just posted story as well http://www.wcnc.com/video?id=141911913&sec=552547
I think you will start to see more cash mobs pop up in neighborhoods all over Charlotte. Stay tuned to the Facebook group for more details but you can take the initiative to host your own Cash Mob in your neighborhood as well!
Enjoy photos from our first event!
Very excited for this Tuesday as Charlotte is about to experience it’s first Cash Mob. Special thanks to Amanda Breeden with the Michael Scott Mater Foundation for organizing and leading the charge to support local small businesses! We hope lots of people will come out to help support and look forward to seeing you at the rendevoux point at Tyber Creek at 6pm. Below are the details and explanation from the MSMF Newsletter and the images are from various Cash Mobs that have happened in other US cities.
From MSMF Newsletter:
Charlotte’s first ever cash mob will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm. The rendevoux point is Tyber Creek Pub on South Blvd. The business we will be mobbing will not be announced until the meet time.
What is a cash mob? Cash Mobs, like flash mobs, are designed to encourage people to takeover a local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus. We help businesses grow, we make people happy, we get stuff for ourselves, have a great time, and celebrate afterward.
At the mob, there are three rules:
2.Meet three people you didn’t know before;
We encourage other small business owners to join us and network with other supporters of small business – including other small business owners.
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