Knox County's Cash Mob gets a nod in TIME Magazine

Knox County's Cash Mob gets a nod in TIME Magazine


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County received national attention in the latest issue of TIME Magazine for its role in the growing cash mob movement around the country.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is quoted in the article "Shelling Out", talking about the movement to get residents to buy from local small businesses.

"People are struggling all over the country," Mayor Burchett told TIME's Katy Steinmetz. "This is an opportunity for everybody to join hands."

Stanley's Greenhouses and Plant Farm was the latest business to get a boost from a cash mob after an event was held there over the weekend.

The cash mob events have been going on in Knox County for about a year.

"Every time we hold a cash mob at one of our Knox County businesses, it's great to see the community come out and show their support," Mayor Burchett said. "The purpose of the Knox Cash Mob, and cash mobs across the country, is to encourage people to support not just one specific local business, but all local businesses in general."

The next Knox County cash mob will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the New Harvest Park Farmers Market.

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