For those still not familiar with the Cash Mob and wonder what it is:  A Cash Mob is a community effort that joins people together to support local businesses.  

In this effort, the Cash Mob converges on a participating downtown shop that is a member of the Downtown Partners.   Cash Mobs bring an immediate economic impact to a locally-owned business with long-term positive results.  

The Mob meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at a predetermined place for morning refreshments.  

All participating MDP retailers who have not yet been selected on this round will have their business names placed in a container.  One of the Mob’sters will draw the name and then the Mob will proceed to the selected business for a fun shopping experience.   

Judy Thompson, Downtown Business Liaison, advises that the Mena Star will host the Cash Mob at 10 AM on Saturday, July 13.  She noted that even though the Fourth of July has passed, the Mob will recognize and honor the colors of the American flag as a show of patriotism.  Everyone attending the Mob wearing any of those three colors or a combination of them will have the opportunity to register for a special door prize.  However, Thompson quickly added that those colors are not required, but just another way to add pizazz to the Mob!

As usual, there will be complimentary refreshments, door prizes and lots of fun.  

Cash Mobs continue to be popular throughout the country and are an entertaining way to encourage shoppers into businesses where they not only normally shop but also to stores that they are not familiar with.  The monthly Mobs provide an opportunity to shop at various businesses.

Through the Mena Downtown Partners member businesses, door prizes and special incentives are given to Mob’sters.  Rules to participate are very simple… 1) Commit to spend at least $20 at each Cash Mob and 2) Have fun.  Thompson advises that one does not have to be pre-registered as a Mob member.  Everyone is invited.  Just show up and sign in at the door.  

Help the local economy and indulge in that all-American pastime of….shopping!  

This is a great opportunity to meet new people and hang out with old friends.

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