#BuffCashMob Nominations February 2012
by Chris Smith (@ChrisSmithAV) - posted 4:12 pm, February 6, 2012
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you like social media? Are you someone who digs doing cool stuff with cool people? Do you love supporting local small business? Well, welcome to the #BuffCashMob! We’ll be mobbing the next business sometime between 17-22 February. The date and time depend on what business you choose to receive a visit from the mob.
This little Buffalo-born idea has now spread to 44 cities and has made it all the way to Canada and England. It’s kind of a thing. In Buffalo alone, we’ve generated nearly $10,000 of revenue for local businesses while garnering dozens of news stories which help grow the customer base for these plucky little entrepreneurs. Pretty cool, right? Still not sure what a CashMob is? Well, click here for the background.
This is a tough economy and many small businesses in Buffalo and WNY are looking for ways to increase cash flow. That’s where we, the organized social media denizens of Western New York, come in. These businesses are rebuilding this city and working to make it a better place and we should return their investment with one of our own.The goal will be to get ~100 people to “flash mob” a local establishment and spend $10-$20 each on the goods and services offered. No discounts, no coupons, no special deals. Just support our local merchants by spending $10 in their place of business.
Think of it as a reverse-Groupon. Instead of businesses offering crazy discounts to get people to mob their stores, the Buffalo hivemind is going to take the initiative and spend money for goods & services at posted prices. The best way to promote and grow Buffalo business is to support and patronize them.
Where will we go this time? It’s up to you!
Step 1: Nominate your favorite business in the comments section of this post, on Twitter using the hashtag #BuffCashMob, on our Facebook Page, or you can email me at email@example.com
Step 2: Tell your friends about it and ask them to also submit their nomination.
Step 3: After I receive all the nominations, you’ll be asked to vote for one of the top three nominees.
Step 4: Come out and mob with us!
I’d prefer you choose businesses who are members of Buffalo First! as every member of the organization is a certified, locally-owned business. Their full, sortable, and searchable membership listing can be found by clicking here.
Last month’s runners-up were (in no particular order), The Broadway Market, Westside Stories, GiGi’s, Explore and More Children’s Museum, and The Sterling Tavern.