In recognition of the first day of Summer, The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is preparing for another Cash Mob to help support a locally owned business. On June 21 at 4:00 pm, the Mob will form at one of Issaquah’s most iconic locally owned businesses –
A recently formed group of Chamber Members, known as - or YIPpies - has been the mastermind behind orchestrating this extreme version of local shopping.
So what is a “Cash Mob?”
Simply put, a Cash Mob is a group of people who congregate at a locally-owned business and infuse their collective cash into the local merchant’s register. The day, time and location of the mob are conveyed via social media and The Mobbers are simply required to show up, have a good time and shop. In most cases, Mobbers are asked to spend around $20 each, but any amount will do.
“Fischer Meats has served our community for over a century as a locally-owned merchant” said Nathan Perea, Director of Membership Development for the Issaquah Chamber. “What better way to welcome the start of summer than to purchase something for your grill and support a classic downtown business?”
The Young Issaquah Professionals are led by their Chairwoman, Audrey Slade of Meadow Creek Business Center. “Fischer Meats has contributed so much to Issaquah over the last 100 years, this is a great opportunity to say “Thank You” said Slade. “We also want to say thank you to members of our Mob, so at this event, those that make a purchase will be entered to win a grill to take home with their meats.”
Several businesses have either inquired or been nominated for consideration as the next Mob site. All the names that were submitted were reviewed and a choice was made by The YIPpies after a lengthy discussion.
“People who want to take part in our Cash Mobs can like our Facebook page to find out where we’ll be” said Perea.
The YIPpies' Cash Mob concept has already been directed at and .
--Information from the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce