Joining the (Cash) Mob to Help Main Street

Cash mob participants usually meet beforehand and follow the organizer to the shop Courtesy Lisa Gilmore

Shopping at an independent retailer instead of a big-box store like Target or Wal-Mart is better for your community because more of your money stays local. That’s the message groups like the American Independent Business Alliance, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have been trumpeting for years as they’ve pushed to strengthen local economies.

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