The Brag Basket is open! This one is for June 12-14, 2015. Bring your good news to share with everyone.
What can you do in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- congratulate a friend
- applaud for each other
- confess your undying love for rural places
How do you join in?
Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there.
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Just don’t make it an ad. I delete the ads that people stick in here. If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.
It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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Gary Herman says
I work with the Alexander County EDC (Alexander County, NC) as Small Business Development Coordinator. I’m always looking for new ideas to help our local merchants, and decided to try a Cash Mob here. I can’t believe how our residents have rallied for this effort! We have had two Cash Mobs which have both been very successful (for a rural county/town). Each mob had approximately 40 people in attendance! We do ours on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. (shopping), followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. — that way we’re supporting two local businesses with one event. In just two hours, we’re averaging an economic impact of over $1,000! So that’s $2,000 for two Cash Mobs that’s being spent locally, and helping create the mindset of buying locally… plus the merchants love it because they’re getting repeat customers! A little progress at a time… :)
Becky McCray says
Gary, what a great example of something that can create a cascade of good results! Congratulations to you and the whole Alexander County. I love to see small and meaningful projects!
Gary Herman says
Thanks for the kind words! It’s not unique, but it has never been done in our community… and I’ve been amazed at the response! Keep up the good work (and keep the good ideas coming!)