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Sam's Club Relocates To All New Location In The City Of Savanah
New facility will feature low temperature CO2 secondary loop refrigeration. Club associates will present more than $30,000 in grants to area non-profit organizations.


SAVANNAH, Ga.–Aug. 1, 2006 – Residents throughout Chatham County have all been clamoring to get glimpse of the new SAM’S CLUB at 1975 E Montgomery Cross Rd., which has been relocated to a new location to better serve the needs of Savannah community. In recognition of this occasion, Club associates are inviting local residents to participate in a special community day on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Media are invited to attend the ceremony for photo opportunities or to shoot B-roll footage. The new Club will officially open for business on Thursday, Aug. 10.

At the community day ceremony, grants totaling more than $30,000 will be awarded to several charities including America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Empire, Inc., American Red Cross, and Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. Local dignitaries, grant recipients and Club associates will tour the new Club immediately following the grant presentation.

“SAM’S CLUB is pleased to join the Savannah community and we are looking forward to continuing to serve our existing members as well as introducing new business and advantage members to all we have to offer,” said Melissa Bailey, general manager.

Additional amenities at the new location will include a 1 hour photo area, optical, pharmacy, rotisserie chicken and ribs, and a gasoline station.

Sustainability and Energy Conservation
In keeping with the company’s overall focus on improving business operations and efficiencies, the new SAM’S CLUB in Savannah will be equipped with a scale low temperature CO2 secondary loop refrigeration system. The benefits of this system are two-fold—to reduce the amount of refrigerant charge released into the atmosphere, as well as, the total amount of copper needed to create piping, which saves on vital natural resources.

Affordable Luxury – Business, Home & Life
For the business owner and consumer seeking the best value, SAM’S CLUB offers a treasure hunt shopping experience complete with an extensive inventory of more than 4,000 affordable luxury items, including branded electronics, upscale jewelry, choice meats and seasonal items.

Small business owners and operators will also have access to additional services to help them increase productivity and profitability, including health insurance solutions, merchant and credit card processing, as well as, marketing solutions including signs and banners.

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 47 million entrepreneurs and consumers.


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