next cash mob? Downtown Geneva Holiday Open House!

The cash mobs continue to be a great success. But for the next one, we want to do something a little bit different. Instead of hitting one locally-owned business for a two hour period, how about we hit a whole bunch of them across a two day period and add in a twist of holiday cheer? Why, that sounds like the Downtown Geneva Open House event being held on Nov. 30-Dec 1!

Come out and support locally-owned downtown merchants, get some holiday shopping done, and enjoy the various holiday-themed activities (horse-drawn wagon rides!).

Also, LOVE GENEVA t-shirts and tote bags are now available at Finger Lakes Gift & Lounge and Stomping Grounds! Go check ’em out!

Coming in 2013 — Geneva Night Out!!!

One of the primary goals of LOVE GENEVA is to promote sustainable development in Geneva by championing locally-owned businesses and local artists. The well-being of Geneva is not to be found in the arrival of more big box stores, but in the growth of local merchants, artists, and entrepreneurs. To help achieve that, for the past few months we’ve been working with others in the community to develop GENEVA NIGHT OUT!

Debuting on February 1, 2013, and held on the first Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, GENEVA NIGHT OUT  will be a free monthly arts and cultural event in downtown Geneva. Art openings, exhibits and showcases hosted by local businesses and galleries will allow citizens and visitors to explore the creative energy and dynamic range of local art in all its forms. Free self-guided maps will direct attendees to Geneva Night Out locations, spotlighting the various restaurants, boutiques, and businesses in our eclectic, walkable and vibrant downtown. Reflecting the guiding spirit of LOVE GENEVA, GENEVA NIGHT OUT will be bringing together multiple organizations from across Geneva, showcasing the extraordinary depth of creativity that our city has to offer.

As we’ve been working to put this together, the response from the local business and arts community so far has been incredible. If you are a downtown business that would like to participate, contact us! If you are a poet, painter, musician, photographer, dancer, or craftsperson, contact us! We’re looking for artists of all stripes.  Visit the ‘Participate’ page on the Geneva Night Out website to sign up.

AREA RECORDS is our next Cash Mob!

Our next CASH MOB has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17th!

What is a CASH MOB? When a group of people assemble at a local business and buy items to support that business and the overall community.

We’re REALLY excited about having a cash mob at AREA RECORDS & MUSIC. One of the things that makes Geneva unique is that we have a locally-owned independent record and music store. Do you have any idea how rare those are these days?! Mike and his staff are fantastic. And if they don’t have what you are looking for in stock, they can place a special order that will get it there quicker than Amazon.com, and without the extra shipping fees. So come join us on Saturday and spend a little time and cash at AREA RECORDS. Get your niece the latest RA RA RIOT album, your nephew the latest GYM CLASS HEROES release, your mom a SCOTT LEFARO jazz CD, and your uncle a BLUE OYSTER CULT album — all musicians with direct Geneva connections, by the way! Or check out the wide array of musical equipment there — start your holiday shopping!! AREA RECORDS are great Geneva boosters and we’re lucky to have an independent music store in this town, so come on out and share some Geneva love!

Another great cash mob experience!

Thanks to everyone who made today’s CASH MOB at the Finger Lakes Gift & Lounge another great success. Dave from the Finger Lakes Gift and Lounge wrote:

“Wow!!  The Cash Mob was a big success! We met lots of new people, some of who will turn into regular customers.  The sales we made were great, but the long term positive impact for the FLounge is even more important. Thanks for organizing this series of highly successful Cash Mob  events”

So once again THANK YOU! What great energy we’ve got going. We’ll have another CASH MOB in two weeks time, plus we’ve got a few more things brewing. So stay tuned and keep spreadin’ the love!