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Sam's Club Opens New Club in Hendersonville
Popular warehouse chain to open 20th facility in the state of North Carolina

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., October 17, 2006 –Residents throughout Historic Hendersonville and the Village of Flat Rock have been anxiously awaiting the opening of an all Sam’s Club location at 300 Highlands Square Dr., which marks the 20th location in the Tar Heel State.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17 during which 18 local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $36,500. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, Oct. 18. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19.

“This new location will help us to better serve the needs of the communities in Hendersonville, Asheville and surrounding communities,” said Alecia Gunter, club manager. “We look forward to partnering with our fellow associates at the Asheville Sam’s Club location to provide value in our selection of fresh foods, brand name electronics, jewelry and exciting treasure hunt items.”

“In addition, as the community continues to grow we expect to be able to serve both new and existing businesses in the area as a partner to help them to lower costs and increase profits.”

Some of the Hendersonville Sam’s Club new features include:
  • Expedited pick-up process for “Fax ‘n Pull” and “Click ‘n Pull” orders.
  • Tire and Battery center
  • 1 Hour Photo with digital kiosk
  • bakery
  • optical department with licensed independent optometrist
  • pharmacy
  • floral
  • gasoline station
Sam’s Club offers a variety of services including health insurance, merchant credit card processing and travel services as well as other programs. Both Business and Advantage Members can save even more on club services and purchases with a Plus Membership earning up to two percent cash back by using a Sam’s Club Discover card.

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

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and ranks as one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs with more than 47 million U.S. members. The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983. Sam’s Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for business owners and consumers. Online merchandise and club information is available at www.samsclub.com.

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