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Bigger, Better Sam's Club To Generate More Than $1 Million In Tax Revenue For Fort Smith, Ark.

Grand opening activities will include ribbon cutting ceremony with more than $12,000 in charitable contributions.

Entrepreneurs throughout the River Valley are all clamoring to get a glimpse at the new look of their SAM’S CLUB, located at 7700 Rogers Ave. The Club will hold a special ribbon cutting ceremony and grant presentation, Thursday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m., to celebrate the 30,000 foot expansion. Community leaders, grant recipients, local dignitaries, and small business owners will participate in the festivities.

“Small businesses are important to us because they are the backbone and engine of our economy,” said Larry J. Dancer, general manager. “By offering quality brands and additional benefits at Every Day Low Cost, we will continue to help 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 are both complimentary express ordering services which allow 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.

A Vital Impact to the Community

The expansion will create 35 new jobs, and will generate additional sales tax revenue for Fort Smith. 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 $12,000 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. SAM’S CLUB offers 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.

The Fort Smith SAM’S CLUB will feature several new departments including, floral, café, bakery and rotisserie, and will continue to offer excellent service in our Tire and Batteries area, 1- hour photo, optical department, pharmacy, choice meat department, frozen foods and fresh produce. Regular hours of operation 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. Special early morning 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 47 million entrepreneurs and consumers.

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