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Cash Mob event planned for Saturday at Normandie Center

06/30/2014 6:57 PM

08/08/2014 10:15 AM

Combining fun and support for locally owned businesses, some local residents are planning a second Cash Mob in Wichita.

The first Cash Mob was held last spring in the Delano district.

This year’s event is planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn.  According to a news release from organizer Jill Miller, participating businesses are  Best of Times, Twizted Confections and Whole Foods Association.

To make an impact on the businesses being mobbed, shoppers are asked to make a minimum purchase of $10 in at least one of the Mob locations. To make it more fun and create a community atmosphere, shoppers are also encouraged to meet at least one new person while they're out, according to a news release.

Miller, the founder of Wichita Cash Mob and a business development consultant, said she was inspired by stories about how small businesses were being impacted by Cash Mobs in other cities.

Cash mobs were started by Buffalo, N.Y., blogger and engineer Chris Smith in August 2011, according to the release.

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