Have you heard of a Cash Mob? It’s similar to a flash mob, but different. When Angie Atchley, a fellow blogger and mom of five adorable children, send me a Facebook message about organizing a cash mob, I had no clue what that was. But when I learned it’s all about supporting local, family owned businesses, I was on board with the idea. Angie and I met at Mannwell’s Coffee Alley two days ago, decided on the “who, where, and what” and we are happy to present the first ever Washington Cash Mob!
Here is what it’s all about, written by Angie:
Are you tired of big corporations putting smaller home town shops out of business? Let’s do something about it! Re-Discover Washington and Vivobello have teamed up to bring you Washington Cash Mob Saturdays.
A cash mob is a group of people who assemble at a locally run business and all buy items from that small merchant. The purpose of the mob is to support the smaller local businesses, local economy and the overall community. It is recommended that you bring $20 to spend but it’s understandable if you need to spend less. Every little bit helps!
The 1st cash mob will happen on Saturday, July 28th at 10:00am. The exact shop will be a surprise that we will reveal the night before! For now we can tell you that it will be in historic downtown Washington! As an added bonus, and a “thank you” from the downtown merchant when you say the special password (which identifies you as part of the cash mob and will be announced at the same time as the location) you will receive a small token of appreciation for supporting our awesome historic downtown!
The business and password will be announced on all of the following sites:
Facebook Event Page – Washington CashMOB:
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/Vivobello
Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/rediscoverwashington
Twitter – https://twitter.com/WashMOCashMob
Website – http://rediscoverwashington.org/
Website – http://www.vivobello.com/
The hard part will be deciding if you want to treat yourself, or start your Christmas shopping!
Can’t wait to see you there! If you can’t attend you can still support us by sharing this information with your friends and family!