Celebrate National Cash Mob Day in downtown Vancouver this Saturday

This Saturday, March 24, has been designated National Cash Mob Day. As hundreds of cash mobs across the country and around the world prepare to celebrate locally owned businesses on this day, Clark County will be right there with them. The grassroots, community-led Clark County Cash Mobs (CCCM) will meet at noon on Saturday at the Pacific Continental Bank at 911 Main St., near the corner of Main and Evergreen. Mobbers will walk to the chosen business, which is close by. Participants are asked to spend $10 at the business (or more if they wish), providing the lucky business with its own economic stimulus. After the event, which will end at 2 p.m., mobbers will celebrate a job well done at newly-opened Vinnie’s Pizza in Vancouver. Vinnie’s is offering coupons to every cash mob participant. All members of the public are encouraged to join the mob.

CCCM members may nominate one local business per month. The business must be locally owned, and the business owner must approve the mob before it is announced to allow time for adequate staffing and stocking. The date and location of future cash mobs will be announced at least one week in advance on Facebook and Twitter. Participants are encouraged to join a celebration at a local establishment after a successful mob. Businesses may qualify to be mobbed only once in a calendar year. Post-mob photos will be shared on Facebook and with local media so that the entire community can celebrate. For more information, find CCCM on Facebook or follow the group on Twitter.