From the Bel Air Downtown Alliance:
The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is proud to announce that it has joined the movement-the Ca$h Mob movement! Ca$h Mobs are a new movement aimed at supporting local businesses by encouraging people to spend their money, en masse, in a specific business on a specific day during a specific time. Ca$h Mob participants are encouraged to spend CASH ONLY and to commit to spending at least $20.00. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is pleased to announce that its first official Ca$h Mob will be held at The Whitehouse Trading Co., featuring Simply Charmed Boutique (140-A N. Bond Street). The Ca$h Mob is Saturday, May 5th 10am-12pm. “Simply Charmed Boutique has decided to merge with The Whitehouse Trading Co. and we thought our first Cash Mob would be agreat way to promote the merger and highlight two fantastic local merchants,” says Scott Walker, Executive Director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Walker adds, “Cash Mobs are an exciting wayto show love for local businesses. Supporters are encouraged to bring friends and have fun. In fact, Buontempo Brothers is also encouraging you to show your support by offering a special discount on Saturday, May 5th from 11am to 2pm when you show your receipt from the Cash Mob at The Whitehouse Trading Co., featuring Simply Charmed Boutique.” Show your support for local businesses and have some fun in Downtown Bel Air at our CA$H MOB on Saturday, May 5th. Be Supportive, Be Local, and Be A Part Of It!
The Whitehouse Trading Co., Featuring Simply Charmed Boutique
Saturday, May 5th, 10am-12pm
140-A N. Bond Street · BelAir, MD 21014
For Additional Information:
Scott Walker, 443-655-6500,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.BelAirAlliance.com
Background Information Regarding Cash Mobs
What are Cash Mobs?
The general idea 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.
Who Started Cash Mobs?
Andrew Samtoy, an attorney at Dworken & Bernstein and member of the Bridge Builders Class of 2012 in Cleveland, OH, organized our first “Cash Mob” on November 16, 2011. Although at the timewe thought the name was original (and some in the media gave us credit for it), we later learned that the first gathering called a “Cash Mob” appears to have been held in Buffalo, NY, on August 5, 2011, and was organized by blogger, Christopher Smith.
Since then, Cash Mobs have been sprouting up all across the U.S., Canada, and around the world. While organized by many different groups of people, all appear to have the same goal in mind: to support local businesses that they love!
Who Is/Are Cash Mobs?
“Cash Mobs” isn’t a political or social organization, a corporation, a movement, or meant to be an answer to economic crisis. By and large, those that organize Cash Mobs are simply people trying to make a positive impact on the businesses in their communities (and have fun while doing it)!