shop local en National Trend 'Mobs' Local Businesses With Cash You may have heard of "flash mobs," where a mass of people invade a public space to make a scene. Now the idea has been turned on its head by "cash mobs," where large crowds of consumers show up at small businesses to spend money. But it's not just about propping up the local economy.<p>It's 5 o'clock on a Friday, and mostly quiet in the Lander's Men's Store, a mom-and-pop clothing store in Jamestown, N.Y. But shop owner Ann Powers is anticipating a mob.<p>"You get kind of nervous thinking, 'Oh, nobody is going to show up,'" she says. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:13:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 2834 at National Trend 'Mobs' Local Businesses With Cash Local Investors Step in to Save Book Store <p>The push to support local businesses – Buy Local campaigns – are gaining steam, and Invest-Local is no exception.</p> <p>In Portsmouth, so called “Locavestors” have come together to save a community book store.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:45:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 774 at Local Investors Step in to Save Book Store Plaid Friday: Go Local <p>You may know the Friday after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Seacoast, today is also Plaid Friday.</p><p>Plaid Friday began last year as a way to encourage shoppers to discover local stores. David Boynton is the Executive Director of Seacoast Local, an organization that promotes independent businesses. He explains what Plaid Friday is about to NHPR&rsquo;s Rick Ganley.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 572 at Plaid Friday: Go Local