Friday, April 06, 2012
The Tillamook Area Chamber's first "cash mob" pumped $518.56 into Anderson Florists, a downtown business.
Store owner Robin Faber said she first heard about the cash mob program in the Headlight Herald. When Chamber Director Justin Aufdermauer called to say Anderson Florists had been chosen as the first destination, "I was really excited. It was like winning the lottery."
Cash mobs have been springing up in communities across the country. The Tillamook event is initiated through Facebook. On a page called “Tillamook Cash Mob,” would-be shoppers are invited to meet at a pre-determined time and place – but they don’t know where they’ll be shopping.
When the group of strangers meet, a store or restaurant is announced as the destination. Each mobber commits to spending $20 at the announced location.
Read more at The Tillamook Herald.