We [Kitchen Gourmet] had the opportunity to take part in a Cash Mob event sponsored by Venture Local Franklin (a group of engaged citizen helping to stimulate retail business in the Franklin area).
Cash Mob is a one-hour event usually held on a Friday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. We provided wine and cheese, and decided to give back 10 percent of the sales to the Franklin Garden Club. They volunteer their time to maintain the square in downtown Franklin.
We had a "Mob" of about 50 people. They had agreed to spend at least $20 each. In one hour, we did two and a half days of sales. It was a great event for us. The "Mob" had a good time, and socialized for the hour.
Many thanks to Matt Bateman and Venture Local for their efforts.
The next Cash Mob will be at the Franklin Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m.
Alan Popper — Franklin, N.C.