Social network ‘mobs’ local businesses with supportive shoppers

Chelsea Luck, left, and Janel Luck, both of Jefferson City, look over merchandise for sale in the children’s section of the Amie B and the Orchid Emporium store. The store was the site of a JCMO Cash Mob on Saturday.

Chelsea Luck, left, and Janel Luck, both of Jefferson City, look over merchandise for sale in the children’s section of the Amie B and the Orchid Emporium store. The store was the site of a JCMO Cash Mob on Saturday. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

“We each do a little, we all do a lot.” This is the motto for one group in Jefferson City that hopes to make a difference, one “mob” at a time.

JCMO Cash Mob founder Chris Bell and his wife, Stephanie, both grew up in Jefferson City. When they were presented with the idea to start a “cash mob” group last summer, the couple jumped in head first.

“The concept is simple: With $20 in hand, members of our community come together to shop in a locally owned establishment to support their favorite local business and support the JCMO area economy,” the local Cash Mob Facebook page explains.

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