What a fascinating concept – CASH MOB. This is a great way to stimulate the economy, support the local business community and meet people you ordinarily would not. To date, there has not been one in Charlotte, NC, but I have a feeling that’s all about to change.
Just today, I heard of it for the first time on WFAE NPR’s Here and Now. It’s brilliant!
There are official rules – but in general, the goal is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus. We’d help businesses grow, we’d make people happy, we’d get stuff for ourselves, have a great time, and maybe we’d get a drink to celebrate afterward. The minimum suggested amount to spend is only $20.00.
Outside of doing my part to support local businesses, my favorite part is meeting new people and getting together afterwards at a nearby pub to chat and celebrate!
I’m keeping an eye out for one in Charlotte. I will be there! Let me know if you here of one as well.