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Sam's Club Opens Mount Pleasant Location
New Club Offers Growing Community Unparalleled Selection and Services

BENTONVILLE, ARK., February 28, 2007 –Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs will open a local facility at 4850 Encore Boulevard.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 6 during which six local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $29,500. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, March 7. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, March 8 and the doors open officially at 10 a.m.

“We are excited to be serving the needs of the Mount Pleasant community with a new Sam’s Club,” said David Patteen, club manager. “We believe we can support the growing community through our many Member services and great selection. Moreover, we are excited to aid in future development of small businesses in the area and be an integral part of this developing community. We believe shoppers unfamiliar with Sam’s Club will enjoy and find value in our selection of fresh foods, brand name electronics, jewelry and exciting treasure hunt items. We expect to be better able to serve the number of small businesses in Mount Pleasant and the surrounding areas as a convenient partner to help cut costs and achieve further success.”

Some of the Mt. Pleasant Sam’s Club new features include:
  • Outside, a new Sam’s Club logo graces the entry as part of an effort to refresh and update branding.
  • Additional skylights to maximize the use of natural daylight.
  • Increased focus on the electronics area with an interactive display for Members.
In addition to merchandise, Sam’s Club offers a variety of services including pharmacy, optical, 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 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

Sam’s Club Corporate Facts
  • First Sam’s Club opened in 1983 in Midwest City, Okla.
  • 575 SAM’S CLUB locations in U.S.
  • 102 International locations:
Puerto Rico – 9
Mexico – 70
Canada – 6
Brazil – 15
China – 3

Mount Pleasant Good Works Grant Recipients

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety Department

Women’s Aid Service, Inc.

Mid-Michigan Visiting Nurse Association

Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce

Crisis Center, Inc. 381974024

Clare Public Schools

Mt. Pleasant High School

Coleman Public Schools

Farwell Area Schools

Rotary International Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club

Mt. Pleasant Area International Relations Comm.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

The Arc of Central Michigan

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