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Sam's Club Supports Small Business in Southern California

          Sam's Club Supports Small Business in Southern California

As Part of National Small Business Week, Sam's Clubs offer members up to $2500
savings on small business merchandise

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one (21) Southern California
Sam's Club locations will offer exclusive additional savings for small
businesses during National Small Business Week from June 17-23, 2013. Sam's
Club's Business Savings Expo event includes savings of up to $2,500 on nearly
200 items and is only offered in Southern California-area locations. Although
the items are targeted to help small business owners save more, anyone with a
Sam's Club membership can take advantage of the week-long Instant Savings
celebration.

In April, Sam's Club's Small Business Owner (SBO) Tracker identified a
dramatic decrease (seven percent) in small business owners' expectations of
economic improvement in the next six months from April 2012. However, while
many seemed to remain skeptical of the economic recovery, a number of small
businesses still went on to increase headcount and debt from March – showing
optimism and commitment to growing local business and confidence in future
revenues.

The Small Business Instant Savings event taking place this week is aimed at
helping local Southern California small businesses, across several industries
including but not limited to items for foodservice, daycare, convenience store
and office managers. These exclusive savings will be instantly added to all
member cards on June 17. With no coupons to clip and no rebate forms to
complete and mail, Sam's Club members will receive these small business offers
instantly upon checkout. New members will qualify immediately for these
additional savings.

"Sam's Club serves thousands of small business members in the Southern
California market every day by providing them with the tools and goods they
need to their businesses with increased confidence and optimism," said Sean
Mehranbod, Southwest Regional VP/RGM, Sam's Club. "Every day, our associates
strive to positively impact and serve small business members, who are so
important to the fabric and success of our country. We hope by offering
savings atop low prices that Sam's Club can contribute to increased small
business success in 2013."

Beyond savings and member benefits, Sam's Club has helped to inspire small
business development and growth in Southern California for more than five
years. The Sam's Club Giving Program has provided a grant to support Count Me
In's 2nd Annual Urban Rebound-Los Angeles Conference and Competition for Women
from June 24-26 in Downtown Los Angeles. Featuring a panel of five local Sam's
Club executives addressing power and leadership, the event will also help to
identify 100 local women business owners for a nine-month education and
coaching program designed to help women-owned businesses grow to the $250,000
threshold quickly and sustainably. Count Me In is a leading national nonprofit
provider of resources, business education and community support for women
entrepreneurs seeking to grow micro-businesses into million dollar
enterprises.

Last year the Sam's Club Giving Program pledged more than 2 million dollars
focused directly on micro-lending for small businesses, as well as programs
aimed at women-owned and Latino-owned businesses. These grants allowed:

  o3,600 small business owners to receive special training and education.
  oAccess to 265 Small Business loans.
  oCreation and maintenance of 1,200 new jobs.
  oTraining for approximately 35,000 students about small business creation.

Southern California savings only
Twenty-one (21) Southern California Sam's Club locations will offer additional
Instant Savings. Participating Sam's Club locations include:

  oChino, 3951 Grand Ave., 91710
  oCity Of Industry, 17835 E. Gale Ave., 91745
  oCorona, 1375 E. Ontario Ave., 92882
  oEl Monte, 4901 N. Santa Anita Blvd., 91731
  oFountain Valley, 17099 Brookhurst St. , 92708
  oFullerton, 629 S. Placentia Ave., 92831
  oGardena, 1399 Artesia Blvd., 90247
  oGlendora, 1301 Lone Hill Ave., 91740
  oLa Habra, 1390 S. Beach Blvd., 90631
  oLong Beach, 7480 Carson St., 90808
  oMurrieta, 40500 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., 92563
  oOntario, 951 N. Milliken Ave., 91764
  oOxnard, 2401 N. Rose Ave., 93030
  oPalmdale, 39940 10th St. W., 93551
  oRiverside, 6363 Valley Springs Pkwy., 92507
  oSan Bernardino, 1055 E. Harriman, 92408
  oSan Fernando, 12920 Foothill Blvd., 91340
  oSanta Clarita, 26468 Carl Boyer Dr., 91350
  oSouthgate, 5871 Firestone Blvd., 90280
  oStanton, 12540 Beach Blvd., 90680
  oTorrance, 2601 Skypark Dr., 90505

Sam's Business Membership
Sam's Club serves an estimated 600,000 Business Members daily in 621 club
locations across the U.S., providing low prices, a convenient shopping
experience and easier access to capital through an SBA Loan program, credit
options and merchant payment processing support. With access to early shopping
hours, truckload savings, invoice comparisons and increased access to capital,
Business memberships start at $45 annually and Plus members at $100. Visit
SamsClub.com/SmallBusiness for more information.

About Sam's Club

Sam's Club^®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's
eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering
superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across
the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Sam's Club members averaged
savings of 33 percent versus traditional retailers. To learn more about
Savings Made Simple^®, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.comor
through Sam's Club apps, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitterand Facebook.

SOURCE Sam’s Club

Website: http://www.samsclub.com
Contact: Sam's Club Media Relations, SamsClub.com/newsroom, 310-295-3315
 
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