Cash mob momentum continues nationwide
KNOXVILLE (Oct. 29, 2012) -- In the latest issue of TIME, the magazine takes notice of the growing cash mob movement across the country, including the Knox Cash Mob here in Knox County. Mayor Tim Burchett is quoted in the article, which is titled Shelling Out. Buy-local advocates are rallying mobs—to shop. (http://ti.me/PCTX2v, login required)
“People are struggling all over the country,” Mayor Burchett told TIME’s Katy Steinmetz. “This is an opportunity for everybody to join hands.”
This past weekend, the Knox Cash Mob helped another local business – Stanley’s Greenhouses and Plant Farm – showing that the local cash mobs remain successful, nearly a year after Mayor Burchett began organizing them.
“The majority of businesses in this country are small, family-owned businesses that are struggling to pay their bills in a tough economy. Every time we hold a cash mob at one of our Knox County businesses, it’s great to see the community come out and show their support,” Mayor Burchett said. “The purpose of the Knox Cash Mob, and cash mobs across the country, is to encourage people to support not just one specific local business but all local businesses in general.”
The next Knox Cash Mob will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3-6 p.m. at the New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane.