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Social network "mobs' local businesses with supportive shoppers

Social network "mobs' local businesses with supportive shoppers

January 27th, 2013 in News

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.