| The Springboro Chamber of Commerce announced it will host southwest Ohio’s first registered Cash Mob on Wednesday July 11.This Cash Mob concept started in Cleveland Ohio, a new trend of “buy local” which is now sweeping the nation in small town and cities like Springboro, as well as some larger cities. Downtown Dayton hosted a cash mob in the Oregon District this past March that was quite successful.
This is how it works – an organized group of business owners and members of the community, who have all pledged to spend at least $20, gather in the parking lot at the designated date and time, and then “mob” the selected local business. The majority of Chamber membership is made up of small businesses in Springboro, and the surrounding communities; the Springboro Chamber of Commerce is looking for “mobbers” who have a vested interest in saving the mom & pop stores and making an investment of their time and cash on a specific day, to show their support.
The first Cash Mob location will be the Springboro IGA on Wednesday July 11 between 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – it was chosen by the Chamber Cash Mob committee because it is a locally owned and operated retail location with ample parking, great visibility, and multiple items under $20 to purchase for men and women. Located at 15 North Main Street in the heart of Springboro, the IGA, a family tradition and local staple in town for over 60 years, meets all the criteria for a Cash Mob and also has shown great community spirit and continually gives back to the community.
The first 100 “mobbers” will receive a FREE green Bandana to wear during the Cash Mob. The Springboro Community Assistance Center will also be present to receive donated goods if people wish to donate their purchases. The Springboro IGA will donate $2 for every $20 spent during the Cash Mob to the Assistance Center to show their continued support. Join in the fun of Springboro’s first Cash Mob on July 11!
For more information about this Cash Mob, or future Cash Mobs, call the Springboro Chamber office at 937-748-0074.