'Cash mob' will be in downtown Pleasanton starting at 6 p.m.tonight
Original post made on Aug 9, 2012
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on Aug 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm
This sounds like a fantastic idea. It's easy to join in, the walk will do everybody good, and the money businesses save on advertising could easily translate into a higher downtown QOL.
I've got another idea. How about an "Adopt-A-Group-Of-Businesses" program?
Here's how it works:
You ask people to "adopt" a group of five businesses selected by the PDA and commit to spending 20+ dollars per week at each of the "adopted" businesses.
Of course, individuals could be given the option of adding on to the group selected by the PDA for an additional "adoption fee". Some may want the option to choosing their own businesses; but I think such an option should be discouraged as being too similar to the old-fashioned "free-market" program, which placed the burden on individual businesses to attract customers with products that matched customer needs, outstanding customer service, and competitive pricing.
But no matter what the PDA comes up with, "Let's get ourselves out of the house and our money out of our pockets" to help improve the quality of life in downtown Pleasanton!
See you there!
on Aug 10, 2012 at 9:10 am
Please do not think of shopping locally as meaning only Downtown Pleasanton and Main Street. There are many wonderful and long time LOCAL shops and businesses in Pleasanton that do not fall into the 'chain store' category. Think about your lovely 'not national' shopping centers like Hopyard Village and the Raley's Oak Hills Shopping Center when taking care of everyday purchases...a jewelry repair, picking up pet food and/or supplies...think about how to help these businesses thrive and maintain their uniqueness in our community. We want other businesses to 'choose' Pleasanton as a place to open their next shop or store!
on Aug 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm
"the 'old-fashioned' free market program"
?????? WHAT ??????
That's what this country was built on!
That works and always will!
Businesses that don't do well, don't do well for a reason.
You have to work hard and don't look for hand-outs or the lottery.
That equals= good products and good service.
Your way allows people to offer nothing and expect something.
Are you a 'real' socialist?
Sure sounds like it.
You must be new here.
Go back to where you came from.