CLEVELAND - A shopping event to support local businesses is taking place worldwide.
Saturday has been deemed “International Cash Mob” day.
“Cash Mobs” are similar to “Flash Mobs”, but do not involved groups of people breaking out into dance routines.
In a “Cash Mob”, people gather at local businesses and spend $20 on the goods or services that the local business offers.
Several local businesses are participating in the international event today.
From 10a.m. to 6p.m., River City Gift Shoppe in Copley invites all cash mob participants to stop in and spend. Mobbers will be rewarded with samples of Hershey's ice cream, delicious Wind & Willow dips and a free caramel while they shop. River City Gift Shoppe specializes in hand crafted artwork, home décor, popular gift lines, Hershey's ice cream and a ladies and children's consignment shop,
At Midway Mall in Elyria, Baskets of Blessings is hoping cash mobbers flood their store from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Their store features a large selection of unique country and every day home decor.
If you start to get hungry during your cash mobbing, stop by Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q in Canton from 1p.m. until 4p.m.
Another place participating in International Cash Mob Day with good food that’s good for you is the Nature Bin in Lakewood. They invite the public to start spending their money at 2p.m. and meet three new people in the process.
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