The Pike County Chamber of Commerce organized a mob. However, the mobsters were armed with $5 and $10 bills, instead of torches or pitchforks as they often are portrayed in movie cliches.
From 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 locally owned businesses in downtown Barry were the first to be overtaken by a Chamber cash mob. Others will be targeted later.
A cash mob is a grassroots, community-led movement to support local businesses. The Chamber learned of how successful cash mobs have been in other communities and thought the concept would be a good way to show appreciation for local businesses.
With $5 to $10 in hand, members of the community came together to shop in locally owned establishments to support the area economy.
The Chamber approached the Barry Business Association to be our first partner in a cash mob because of its progressive members, and its involvement with the business community and the chamber.
We thank those who came together to join us as we supported our local businesses as part of our first-ever Pike County Chamber/Barry Business Association Cash Mob event!