#BuffCashMob Today at El Buen Amigo
by Chris Smith (@ChrisSmithAV) - posted 9:08 am, October 12, 2012
What: A cash mob
Where: El Buen Amigo, located at 114 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14201. (Near corner of Elmwood and Allen) – Cash and credit cards accepted for purchases.
When: Today, 5:30PM
Who: You and Time Magazine, who will be here to profile the idea of Cash Mobs, which started here and have spread around the world. Let’s show Time Magazine what Buffalo is all about and give them a good turnout.
Why: 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 loyal soldiers of the Buffalo Spirit 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 75-100 people to join the mob 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.
El Buen Amigo is the retail operation of the Latin American Cultural Association and features affordable fair trade goods from Latin America, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. Through their operation, they work to preserve the ancient arts & crafts of many hispanic indigenous communities that wish to maintain traditional ways of life while strengthening North American concern by helping to understand and appreciate other cultures and present day conditions.
It’s an awesome force for good in our city and it deserves our support.
After the cash mob, join us for cocktails across the street at Cantina Loco or make it a full night out and attend this fantastic event at MAIN (ST)UDIOS featuring 17 local artists.
The Buffalo-born idea of cash mobs has now spread to nearly 500 cities on five continents and has resulted in nearly $700,000 of cash being exchanged between customers and local retailers. Pretty cool, eh? . It’s kind of a thing. In Buffalo alone, we’ve generated nearly $25,000 of revenue for local businesses while garnering dozens of news stories which help grow the customer base for these plucky little entrepreneurs.