Elgin Young Professionals Network invites the public to join them for their Mother's Day Cash Mob at Flower Wagon, 989 W. Spring St. in South Elgin, on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All participating "Cash Mobsters" who spend a minimum of $20 that day will be eligible for a raffle drawing for a floral prize package, courtesy of the Flower Wagon staff. All "Mobster" moms in attendance will also receive a special gift.
Much like a Flash Mob, a Cash Mob is where shoppers are invited to show up en masse to "mob" the local business on a set date and time frame to shop, socialize and spend. Participants are also encouraged beforehand to spread the word to their spheres of influence through their social media channels and word-of-mouth to effectively deliver one huge day of sales to the local businesses.
To date, EYPN members have successfully mobbed such businesses as Elgin Books & Coffee, State Street Market, the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market and Herb's Bakery.