A2: Local Business

HLN – formerly CNN Headline News – published a feature on the cash mob phenomenon, and included an interview with Paul Hickman, the main organizer of the Ann Arbor Cash Mob. Hickman describes the two main goals for the local cash mob: “To give a little shot in the arm so to speak to local owned and independently operated businesses that are struggling against the chains and on line stores. We hope to help raise the awareness of where you’re spending your money and how it impacts your community. And two, many of the locals still have never been to some of these areas so this is a way to get them to see what’s out there. And it’s just a fun thing to do in supporting our unique community.” [Source]