Prince George, June 2, 2015 – It’s time once again to stock up on $20 bills and join to the mob! After the success of the inaugural Cash Mob on May 2nd at Books and Company, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and Hell Yeah Prince George are teaming up for a second time to organize “Cash Mob 2.0” on Saturday, June 6th. This time, shoppers will converge at the Two Rivers Gallery Gift Shop and flood it with sales. The goal is to support our local businesses and create a vibrant community.
There was a certain excitement in the atmosphere during first Cash Mob at Books and Company, as shoppers browsed for books and chatted with local authors. “We had 20-25% higher sales than we normally would on a Saturday,” says Books and Company owner Owen Lubbers, “That’s good news for any business. It was humbling to have been chosen by the community, and we really appreciate the support. From our end, it was a great success.” While Books and Company is already a well-known and beloved business for many in Prince George, the Cash Mob did bring in some first-time shoppers who were delighted to have found this book-lover’s paradise.
Chamber member Two Rivers Art Gallery was nominated to host Cash Mob 2.0 by the community, and once again, Prince George residents demonstrated that they are passionate about our local businesses. “Two Rivers is a fantastic choice for a Cash Mob because not only will people be able to support a local business, but also the many amazing local artisans and artists who sell their work in the gallery gift shop,” says Chamber CEO Christie Ray, “We are excited by the considerable buzz that has been building around the Cash Mob, and can really see this phenomenon taking off in Prince George.”
This time shoppers will have a shorter window to “mob” Two Rivers Gallery. The Cash Mob will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm. People are encouraged to show up right at 10am so that the crowd can “storm the doors” together. “Part of the thrill of participating in the Cash Mob is that sense of being involved in something that is bigger, allowing you to feel connected to your community,” Says Scott McWalter of Hell Yeah Prince George, “This is a tangible way people can demonstrate their support for our local economy.”
A third Cash Mob is planned for early July. Businesses that are interested in becoming involved can contact the Prince George Chamber of Commerce for information.
Contact: Marissa Kellett, Communications Coordinator
Prince George Chamber of Commerce
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