The first mob was scheduled for March 17th. Everyone was asked to start rolling in at 2:00 pm at Sweet Story in Old Town Sherwood and overall, approximately 100 mobbers from all over and of all ages came in to support this locally owned Sherwood business. The aftermath... A VERY FUN and heartwarming experience. The Howard family, owners of Sweet Story in Sherwood and their staff were thrilled with the outcome, and extremely appreciative of the support.
People came from all over and many experienced Sweet Story for the first time!
While many mobbers came from Sherwood and the surrounding area, there was one specifically that we spoke with who was a student from the University of Oregon. Together with her friends visiting the area, they came by in support of this movement and were one of many who experienced Sweet Story for the first time. They were moved by the communities support and inspired by the idea that this concept could give to their local businesses in the Eugene area the support they need during these tough economic times. They plan to share their experience in Sherwood on Saturday with a leadership group on campus. We wish them much success and are here to help extend support in any way we can!
Hear what Sweet Story has to say about you mobbers out there
Following the mob we later found out it was Sweet Stories 6 month anniversary when they were mobbed. Michelle Howard, owner of Sweet Story in Sherwood, Oregon said, "it was the best gift she could have asked for!"
To really put it in perspective, Sweet Story shared on the Cash Mob Sherwood Facebook wall... "it was the biggest day in sales our store has ever had and that means a lot to Daron and I. It's easy to forget what it takes for small businesses to stay in business but days like yesterday mean that I am able to pay my rent and utilities for another month. I truly appreciate everyone who came out and "mobbed" us!"
Sweet Story staff, LeAnn Brown said... "This was amazing! I work at Sweet Story, and I can't tell you how much fun we had serving all of the wonderful people who came out to support Michele and her family. I was still smiling after everyone left! Thanks, Cash Mob and everyone who supports it!"
Join the mob and help make a difference
If it had to be summed up in five words, Mobbers YOU made a difference! When we each do a little, we all do a lot! And remember, the more mobbers the merrier! Please follow us on facebook and twitter to see when the next mob is scheduled to take place and which locally owned Sherwood business has been selected. Spread the word to all your friends and get ready rally together to mob them with support! We look forward to seeing you soon!