Sometimes I think about opening another store. Only because I think others should have access to wonderful writing instruments and fine papers. But where? At the moment I’d select Chagrin Falls, OH. No I’ve never been there or even heard of it until a couple of days ago. I read an article about how the entire town created what they termed a “Cash Mob” at the local hardware store. Apparently it started with an email to 40 people asking them to spend $20 at Chagrin Hardware. But the word got around and the sales jammed the cash registers as a line formed outside the store.
That’s a show of support for the little guy. Wonder what would happen if Barrington retailers sent emails to Barrington residents to support our local businesses. Oh yeah…we do that already! Thank you Barrington for supporting your small local retailers; especially during this past holiday season. With your continued support, word of mouth advertising and social networking I’m hoping to be here longer than the hardware store has been in Chagrin Falls, OH, over 155 years! So no… I’m not moving to Chagrin Falls,….just proud of their residents that came out to support the local hardware store.
- In the era of big boxes, a day for the little guy (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- ‘Cash Mob’ email helps Chagrin Hardware thrive (zdnet.com)