by March 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,702 0


"Borderstan" "Cash Mob"

This Saturday, March 24, Think Local First DC will announce the name of a local business that will be the beneficiary of a cash mob. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT] and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.

(courtesy Think Local First DC)

District locavores unite! This Saturday, March 24, community- and business-focused organization Think Local First DC (TLFDC) is sponsoring a cash mob at a locally-owned DC business.

What’s a cash mob, you ask? It’s sort of like a flash mob, but participants spend rather than dance. Cash mobs are organized through social media and bring groups of people together to stimulate local businesses, which have been undercut by deal sites like Groupon and Living Social. TLFDC selects businesses to be mobbed based on their involvement and contributions to the community, among other factors.

In order to participate this Saturday, go to Think Local First’s Facebook page and RSVP. On the morning of the 24th, they will announce the location of the cash mob, at which point you will proceed to that business and spend like crazy.

Tweeting, posting, and talking about the cash mob is of course strongly encouraged.

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