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Small Businesses in the St. Joseph Area Will Benefit from Opening of a New Sam's Club

Grand opening activities will include ribbon cutting ceremony with more than $22,000 in charitable contributions to be given away to area organizations.

Entrepreneurs throughout the St. Joseph area are buzzing about the new SAM’S CLUB, located at 5201 N Belt Hwy Building A, which will hold a special ribbon cutting ceremony and grant presentation, Thursday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m., to celebrate the grand opening of the new location. Mayor David J. Jones, City Manager Vince Capell, and members of the Central Color Guard will join more than 160 Club associates in the festivities.

In addition to the grand opening, we invite small business owners throughout the St. Joseph area to visit our website, at, to view our 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 Nathan Stout, 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 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 more than 160 new jobs, and will generate additional sales tax revenue for the City of St. Joseph. 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 more than $22,000 to area non-profit organizations through the company’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 St. Joseph SAM’S CLUB will feature several departments, including tire mounting area, 1-hour photo, bakery, optical, café, fresh meat, pharmacy, floral, wireless kiosk, gasoline station and an extensive line of frozen foods and fresh produce.

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 (, 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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