National statistics, by the way, show that dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, buyers simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement, and promote community development.
Save the date...Saturday, March 24, 2012 - International Cash Mob Day at 4PM join the Cash Mobs South Bay LA-OC organization at the corner of Crenshaw and Torrance Blvd. Bring a friend, share the words with neighbors, church, etc...
Cash Mobs South Bay LA-OC support struggling local business while reclaiming the fun and spontaneity of flash mobs. Spend $20(or more) and you are supporter of the Cash Mob!
At the mob, there are three rules:
- Spend $20;
- Meet three people you didn’t know before;
- HAVE FUN!!!
The motto of South Bay LA-OC Cash Mobs is "Buy Local, Get Social," and they are words we live by. Every month or so we throw a Cash Mob in a different neighborhood of South Bay LA-OC. A date is announced a couple weeks out, so you can mark your calendars. As it gets closer, more information is released, and eventually an invitation with a meet-up location is posted so that you can RSVP. The actual business is kept a secret until we walk over, trust me- it's more fun that way! The rest is pretty much written as we go along. We meet, we spend 20 bucks (or more), then we go out afterward.
Go to www.meetup.com/cmsobaylaoc or www.facebook.com/cashmobsSoBayLAOC or www.twitter.com/cmsobaylaoc (Twitter handle @SoBayLACashMobs)
The bigger the mob, the bigger the impact, and the more exposure we give the shop. Imagine if 60 people showed up and each spent 20 bucks, what an impact that would have in one night! And greater, what if they loved the store, and each told two people to shop there? Now that's even better!
Cash Mobs is your chance to make a difference, by doing something you'd be doing anyway...shopping. Think local first! And thank you!