First Posted: 3/7/2012
Kiki's Creamery, located at 715 N. State St., Clarks Summit, was the first target of the Scranton Cash Mob on Saturday, March 3.
The mob was coordinated by Angela Sheehan, owner of Why Not Designs, located at 706 E. Market St., ScrantonScranton Cash Mob is trying to give small businesses a boost, by picking a different location each week in Scranton and the surrounding areas, and filling it with customers.
Sheehan said she got the idea after hearing about a group of West Scranton High School students who held a cash mob at Vincenzo's Pizzeria in Scranton.
Kiki's Creamery owner Stacey Selig said every face she saw on Saturday morning was a new one, exposing her business to a new customer base.
Sheehan will coordinate the effort each week. The business, day and time will be announced one day prior on Scranton Cash Mob's Facebook page.
Each person taking part in the cash mob is asked to spend at least $10. "$10 per person is kind of the goal. I know in the bigger cities it's $20 but… I thought $10 would be great," said Sheehan. For details on Scranton Cash Mob, visit http://www.facebook.com/ScrantonCashMob?ref=ts#!/ScrantonCashMob?sk=wall, or call 342.6161.