In honor of National Cash Mob day, the City of Nacogdoches Main Street Program is organizing a Cash Mob in historic downtown Nacogdoches, on Saturday, March 24.
What is National Cash Mob Day you may ask?
We have all heard of Flash Mobs.You've seen them online or on television - groups of seemingly random people at a mall or street corner suddenly breaking into coordinated song or dance. Cash Mobs take the spontaneous gathering concept and coordinate it through social media and add a shop local component. “Cash Mobs are a great way to encourage people to Shop Nac First,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. The concept is to utilize social media to encourage a large group of residents to visit a particular business at a certain date or time and spend money. “Simply Google Cash Mob, and you will see examples from across the nation,” said O’Brien.
In determining which downtown business will be “cash mobbed” the Main Street Program has opted to let the public decide. Residents may “like” the Nacogdoches Main Street facebook page and write on our wall, which locally owned- downtown Nacogdoches business, they want us to organize the cash mob for. Residents can also tweet the name of the merchant @downtownnac as well. Voting for downtown businesses will begin at 1 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012 and continue until 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 20th. Each person may only “vote” once by casting the merchant’s name. Votes will be tallied and Nacogdoches Main Street will announce the business that will be “cash mobbed” on Wednesday, March 21st, just in time to spread the word to encourage local residents to participate in the Cash Mob.
“We highly encourage everyone to mark their calendars for next Saturday, March 24th, to help us make this cash mob a huge success,” said O’Brien. “Also, please take the time to vote for your favorite downtown business on our social media sites.” More details such as payment options, store location, and exact times will be released on March 21st.
For details and information about the March 24th Cash Mob, contact the Nacogdoches Main Street Office at 936-559-2573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.