The Mob is coming to Springfield.
On Saturday, August 4th, meet at City Kidz Cafe at 11am. We'll then reveal the location of the store to be mobbed. Each participant is asked to spend $10-$20 at the store as a way to show your support for locally-owned small businesses. Afterwards (the mob usually lasts an hour), we'll reconvene back at City Kidz Cafe for lunch and socializing. We ask that you try to meet 3 new people at the Cash Mob.
This is going to be the start of something big in Springfield, so we enourage you to come out and be part of the fun!
For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/JaxCashMob
What is a Cash Mob?
Well, it’s a good kind of mob for your city. It's a group of people who assemble at a local business and all buy items from that business. The purpose of these mobs is to support both the local businesses and the overall community. Think of the Cash Mob as a “shop local” flash mob created to spur local economic stimulus! The ten dollars demonstrates your personal commitment and effort to support a local independent retailer while having fun doing it as a part of a larger group. The first Cash Mobs sprung up in Buffalo and Cleveland around the same time last fall. The organizers intent was to provide a financial and morale boost to a local business owner while giving the Mobbers the opportunity to meet new people during the events. Now it’s Jacksonville’s turn to show our dedication to our local economy on August 4th.
There are three simple rules for a cash mob:
1. Spend $10-$20 at a local store.
2. Meet three new people.
3. HAVE FUN!!!
When we buy local, from local businesspeople, wealth is both created and retained in the community. When we shop local, it is as much about making an investment in our communities and economies as it is about getting things we normally would have bought elsewhere.