Cash Mob - A group of people who assemble at a local business and buy items from that business. The purpose is to support both the businesses and the overall community.
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Thank you for joining KFI at Zlaket's Market in Garden Grove on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. The cash mob was a complete success. We will keep you updated with information about how the business is doing. If you made it out there, don't forget to go back. Companies thrive on repeat business. If you were unable to make it, please give Zlaket's a try. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to support this great family business.
Shop online at Zlaket's official website.
You can also recommend a locations for KFI's next cash mob by emailing email@example.com.
Listen to Bill Carroll's follow-up interview with Dave Zlaket.
Check out some of the fun everyone had at Zlaket's Market!
On Wednesday, February 20, KFI will host a Cash Mob at Zlaket’s Market in
Zlaket’s is filled with a unique mix of products not offered at other stores. Things like old-time sodas, gourmet BBQ sauces, and specialty condiments -- they even have a deli -- so come out and have lunch! Check out their great assortment here.
Zlaket’s is the oldest family owned business in Orange County, but they are struggling. Please come help us help them.
Plan your trip ahead of time by visiting the Zlaket's website.
12921 Main St. Garden Grove, CA 92840
For directions, click here.
The following interview is with August’s “Making Change” Award winner Bill Handel, radio personality at KFI-AM. Bill currently is the host of KFI’s morning show and is the host of his own legal advice show, “Handel on the Law”. Bill and KFI have successfully completed one cash mob and are already in the process of planning more.
Q. What motivated you to organize a cash mob?
The idea initially came from our Program Director, Robin Bertolucci. Once word of a cash mob spread, there wasn’t a doubt that we wanted to implement a cash mob as soon as possible. With an audience of over 1 million people, I knew the success of this event would be dependent on the KFI listener.
Why did you choose the location of your mob?
For our first cash mob, we sent out an invite over the radio and asked listeners to send in a request, via phone or email, for a well-deserving business to get mobbed. Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat received a mass amount of votes. Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat had nearly three times as many votes than any other business. Clearly, it was a no brainer that this store was the winner. This local toy store, located in Corona del Mar, California, has been struggling during the economic downturn. Recently, owners Lori and Mike Curtain had to close three other locations, and they were behind in rent. Because of their financial situation, they were facing the possibility of closing this location as well.
Read more here.
Listen: Bill gets the good news about the toy store.
A cash mob may have saved Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat, which was scheduled to close but instead remains open with brisk business, its owner said, according to Corona del Mar Today. Read more at Daily Pilot.
Check out Toy Boat on Facebook.
KFI's first 'Cash Mob' was a big success!
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the effort!
Hundreds of people showed up to Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat in Corona del Mar to help owners Michael and Lori Curtin keep their landmark business going. The Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat 'cash mob' netted the store over $9,000! We'll keep you updated on what's going on with Toy Boat.
Check out their Facebook page.
Check out photos from the event here!
Read more about our 'Cash Mob' and see more photos at The Orange County Register, Corona del Mar Today, and Newport-Beach-Corona Del Mar Patch.
Toy Boat was our first attempt, but it won't be our last. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions of a location for the next KFI 'Cash Mob.'