For Immediate Release
August 10, 2012
As part of their Shop Local movement, Cash Mob Sherwood, organized by local resident and businessperson Amber Gardner, co-owner of Gardner Team Real Estate who volunteers alongside many committed local patrons, encourages people who want to participate in their community to show up and refocus at approximately $20 of their current spending to support local businesses instead of buying online or at the big-box chains. Even if you don’t drink coffee, consider buying tea, a fresh baked treat, gift certificate for yourself, a friend or to donate to an upcoming charity auction.
Small businesses all over America have seen cash mobs pop up in their hometowns. Sherwood businesses have welcomed the mob with open arms as they typically see double normal sales if not much more on a given cash mob day. While each Sherwood cash mob seems to vary in size from a couple dozen people to over a hundred, the goal is to give local businesses more exposure to the masses while consistently growing the efforts of the mob -- the more people who attend and frequent area establishments equates to greater success in supporting local businesses and the community at large. And, the communities support doesn’t go unnoticed, giveaways are also offered at each cash mob to the first 20 people who make a transaction at Cash Mob Sherwood events.
Cash Mobs in Sherwood happen once a month and are part of a call-to-action to stimulate our local economy. Each month the next business to be mobbed is randomly drawn by the previous business hit, giving all local businesses nominated a fair opportunity while adding to the suspense and excitement of each future mob while helping to build a stronger, greater sense of community.
The Sherwood Cash Mob is fueled by social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and good old fashioned word of mouth. To find out when and where the local Cash Mob will be popping up next, go to www.CashMobSherwood.com and www.facebook.com/cashmobsherwood. You can also email Amber Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to nominate a locally owned business in Sherwood to be added to the cash mob list.