Looking For a Cash Mob in Charlotte?

by Penny on February 15, 2012

in ECLECTIC CONVERSATIONS,Just Charlotte

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.

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Cissi Riggs March 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I’m old school, I don’t do social networking. But I really like the Cash Mob idea and would like to attend the next one. Can someone email me when the one for April is planned

thanks

Amanda March 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

1st cash mob clt tonight! Check us on out facebook Cash Mob Charlotte or twitter @CashMobClt

Amanda March 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm

We had our first cash mob charlotte tonight! Check out Cash Mob Charlotte on facebook or CashMobClt on twitter.

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