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Lets Buy Local hosts ‘cyber-mob’ to boost sales

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WARWICK – Grassroots, community-building initiative Lets Buy Local, has announced Rhode Island’s “Cyber-Mob Series” to take place during July 1 – July 7.

The American Independent Business Alliance and the Lets Buy Local Business Alliance of Rhode Island have declared the event week “Independents Week.”

The web-based event will take place each day this week, except Wednesday, July 4, at www.facebook.com/LetsBuyLocal.

Participaters who go to the Facebook page, click on “Events” and then “Cyber-Mobbing” and spend roughly $20 at that day’s sponsored area business.

The idea, according to the Facebook page, is to see how much web-traffic and sales the event can drive to the business on that day.

Each day will sponsor a different local business in a different Rhode Island region. One day each for Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Providence, Warwick as well as a local artisan.

“It’s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nation’s locally owned independent businesses and the stake each citizen has in shaping their home town’s future,” AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne said in prepared remarks.

Grassroots, Lets Buy Local

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