Democrats organize ‘Cash Mob' to benefit local businesses
by Staff Reports
A cash mob is a way to encourage people to support small, local businesses by spending money as a group to give the business owners a little bit of economic stimulus.
The Democrats chose Village Hardware and Papa Joe's to support, as the construction on U.S. 321 through Blowing Rock has made access to their establishments a little more difficult.
The cash mob will be at Village Hardware at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at Papa Joe's. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of political persuasion.
Cash mobs are a part of a national trend to buy local. The first organized cash mob occurred in August 2011 in Buffalo, N.Y., and has since spread to many other states.
“This is just another effort on our part to build community and help our neighbors,” said Watauga Dems Volunteer Coordinator Marsha Walpole. “We hope to do these cash mobs on a regular basis all over Watauga County.”
For more information or to nominate businesses you would like to see “mobbed,” visit http://www.WataugaDems.com.