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05/04

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Wesley Chapel Small Businesses Willl Benefit From Opening Of New Sam's Club

Grand opening activities to include ribbon cutting, more than $21,000 in charitable contributions; and an appearance by professional football player—Mike Alstott

Small business owners throughout the Wesley Chapel area are buzzing about the new SAM’S CLUB, located at 27727 State Rd. 56, which will hold a special ribbon cutting ceremony and grant presentation this Thursday, May 5, at 9:30 a.m. Influential leaders, Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, entrepreneurs and various non-profit organizations are expected to join over 170 Club associates in the festivities.

In addition to the grand opening, we invite small business owners in Wesley Chapel to visit our website, at samsclub.com, to view the new Small Business Confidence Index. The Confidence Index contains research from owners and operators of local businesses – such as offices, child care, schools, restaurants, motels, vending companies, churches, contractors and beauty shops – which will all play an integral part in the success of this new SAM’S CLUB location.

“Small businesses are important to us because they are the backbone and engine of our economy,” said Alan Cole, general manager. “By offering quality brands and additional benefits at Every Day Low Cost, we help the small businesses in this community succeed.”

SAM’S CLUB provides a range of additional small business services and benefits that help entrepreneurs increase productivity and profitability, including:

-Gold Key hours that reserve the entire Club exclusively for business members to shop before normal operating hours.
-Business services, including payroll, insurance, and retirement planning that simplify administration and financial management tasks.
-Click ‘n’ Pull and Fax ‘n’ Pull is express ordering that allows members to order online at samsclub.com or place their orders via fax. Orders placed by 5 p.m. will be pulled and ready for pickup by 7 a.m. the following day. This added service provides members convenience and is used largely by business members as a time savings benefit.

Becoming a Vital Member of the Community
The new SAM’S CLUB location has created approximately 170 new jobs and will generate additional sales tax revenue for City of Wesley Chapel. Additionally, through its charitable
giving initiative, the company is committed to making a positive impact on the communities it
serves. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Club associates will contribute $21,000 to area non-profit organizations through Wal-Mart’s Good.Works. community involvement program.

Join the Treasure Hunt
In addition to being a partner for America’s entrepreneurs, SAM’S CLUB offers a treasure hunt shopping experience complete with an extensive inventory of house wares, food, electronics and upscale jewelry.

Consumers will find consistent savings on more than 4,000 items from daily household supplies and office equipment to luxury products and brand-name merchandise, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Sony, Waterford, and many others.

Additionally, the Wesley Chapel SAM’S CLUB will feature several departments, including tire
mounting area, 1-hour photo, bakery, optical, café, meat, pharmacy, gasoline station and an
extensive line of frozen foods and fresh produce.

Meet a Professional Football Player!
Football fanatics who visit SAM’S CLUB on grand opening day will have the opportunity to
meet and greet professional football player, Mike Alstott. Alstott will visit with fans on May 5,
from 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel location.

Regular Club hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Gold Key Hours for business members are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

SAM’S CLUB (www.samsclub.com), a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is the nation’s largest
warehouse chain in the United States serving small business owners and operators. The
purchasing agent of choice, SAM’S CLUB provides every day low cost to more than 46 million
entrepreneurs and consumers.

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