The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Member Support Committee is introducing “Cash Mob” to the Waupaca area.
Cash Mob is a new concept for shop local-buy local.
The idea was started on Nov. 16, 2011 by a group of people living in Cleveland, led by attorney Andrew Samtoy.
They gathered around 40 people to shop at a local bookstore.
After the event, the group started a blog to popularize the idea, leading to other cash mobs being started in other cities.
The WACC Cash Mob will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at The Paint Store, 101 S. Washington St.
There are rules to the WACC Cash Mob.
Each person who attends must agree to spend a minimum of $15 in the one hour time frame, and everyone who attends must meet at the gathering place to arrive at the business at the designated time, thus creating a “mob.”
For this first Cash Mob, attendees should meet at 4:20 p.m. Friday at the WACC office, 221 S Main St.
“This is a great way to encourage shopping local and infusing dollars into a local business. It fits well in the Chamber’s mission of supporting and promoting our businesses”, said Terri Schulz, president, Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Member Support Committee has agreed to hold a Cash Mob every other month at a Chamber Member Investor’s business.
The event is open to everyone who agrees to spend the $15 minimum.
For more information, visit WACC’s Facebook page, WaupacaChamber under events.
Those interested in participating should RSVP to the WACC at 715-258-7343 or via email to Kathy@WaupacaAreaChamber.com.