Thursday the first CASH MOB in Denver took place right here on Mainstreet in Parker CO.
What’s a Cash Mob? Think FLASH MOB but with cash!
A Cash Mob brings together community members and business owners to support locally owned mom and pop shops with a fun surprise for the owner when a large group of people come all at once to the doors of the business with cash in hand committed to spend $10 – $20.
The Parker Power Partners (or P3 for short) is a newly formed group of like minded individuals here in Parker who have a heart for helping local business with their marketing, social media and graphic needs both online and in print. Mike Harrity (RelyLocal Parker) saw the idea in another state and was prompted by a connection at 9News to do an event. Chrissy Morin (Your Web Chick) knew of an active community member and locally owned shop owner who has struggled with the economy like many local small businesses have.
Thursday March 15th at 9:00 a.m. Mainstreet merchants including Steven Strain who gave the “mob” it’s gather space at the War Horse Restaurant, Tina Long (Parker Med Spa) Renee Williams (To The Rescue) Kena Peterson (KP Creative Designs) Trish Robataille (Robatille Photography) Steven & Jennifer Prill (Donatelli Catering), Brenda Zdanowicz (Parker Panache) several representatives from the Parker Chamber, Chamber members Darla Gills, Paul Steadman, Doug Root (The Bluzinators), a few friends and just friendly folks who saw the posts on Twitter and Facebook and wanted to join in the fun.
Becca was completely
surprised SHOCKED with the whole thing and had no idea what a Cash Mob even was. She sure does now and plans to attend future P3 Cash Mobs to support other local business owners.
Josh & Anna Rivero the owners of Fika Coffee House on Mainstreet were kind enough to brew some extra coffee and set up shop just outside and hand out free coffee to everyone with a receipt.
This is the kind of hometown spirit that makes and keeps Parker Colorado such a wonderful place to live, work and recreate.
The community members who attended had lots of praise for the event:
Cash Mob was really a nice example of business supporting business and community! Well done to all who made the 1st one a success. Sue Smith- Parker Chamber
What a great way to support local businesses! Thanks Rely Local and all for making this happen. I purchased a gift for a friend. Great event! Looking forward to the next cash mob…. Renee Williams – To The Rescue
What a great way to support Parker businesses. I had a great time going into a store that I had never been in before. Can’t wait for the next Cash Mob! Darla Gills – Send Out Cards
This entire event was covered by 9News, local videographer Kirk Selby (Your Business Your Story) and Chris Michlewicz (Parker Chronicle). We’ll let you know when 9News airs their story on the first Cash Mob in Denver, it should be this week in preparation for National Cash Mob Day on Saturday.
National Cash Mob day is this Saturday March 24, 2012 and the Parker Power Partners will be mobbing yet another locally owned business on Mainstreet at 11:00 a.m. Be watching our Facebook and Twitter accounts to get more details. The location won’t be revealed until we meet at 10:30 a.m. at Fika Coffee.
Watch for notifications on Twitter and Facebook the week prior and plan to join in on the fun. No need to RSVP… just show up with a $10 bill in hand to support a deserving business.