|By PR Newswire||
|January 20, 2014 05:14 PM EST||
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club will open its new Mooresville club at 646 River Highway following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, January 23, adding new jobs and a membership shopping experience to the region. The membership warehouse club will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on exclusive merchandise, in-demand brands and top-quality items, including products made in North Carolina.
Sam's Club is opening its first club in Iredell County, having worked with local leaders to create the new shopping experience for residents of the region.
"Mooresville is our home. We live here, raise our families here and now serve our friends and neighbors at the Mooresville club," said local Sam's Club Manager Patrick Walker. "We appreciate the great support from our local dignitaries and local organizations, and we plan to further these relationships for many years to come."
Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special events
Mayor Miles Atkins will be among those speaking at Thursday's Grand Opening ceremony. Additionally, members of the Mooresville–South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will be participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Welcome Home Veterans Museum will present the colors and local associate Thelma Miller will perform the national anthem.
"It has been a pleasure and a privilege to help open the Sam's Club in Mooresville. To have a new organization enter our community and embrace all individuals, specifically our non-profits, is extraordinary," said the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce President Kirk Ballard. "We are happy to support them and their efforts to bring jobs and opportunities in Mooresville."
During the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club from local companies such as First and Ten Sports Den, Boquete Mountain Coffee and Mother Shuckers Cocktail Sauce. Also, Sam's Club will continue the excitement during the Grand Opening by hosting special appearances with Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and NASCAR driver Jeffrey Earnhardt.
The Mooresville Fire and Rescue Department will provide free batteries while supplies last at Sam's Club on Thursday, courtesy of Duracell, to recharge smoke detectors as the new year is a great time to assess the security of your home.
In addition, immunizations will be offered Opening Day from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and continue to be offered at Sam's Club while supplies last. Free health screenings will also be given to assess total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density and vision and hearing screening testing, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Quality products help small businesses and busy families
Sam's Club is bringing a unique experience to Mooresville, providing a shopping opportunity that allows members to stock up and save on a variety of family and small business needs. Busy families can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, personal shopping through Click 'n' Pull®, truck-load savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.
Measuring approximately 136,000 square feet, the new club will feature a variety of members-only amenities, including a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a cafe and a fuel station.
A number of health and wellness services are also available. The Sam's Club Pharmacy, open to both members and the public, features many $4 and $10 generic prescriptions, as well as extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions. In addition to everyday low prices, the Optical Center offers $40 off each additional pair of regularly priced prescription eyeglasses with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses at regular price. Lastly, at the Hearing Aid Center, premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices is available from a certified audiologist.
New club brings 160 new jobs to community, local giving
To staff the new Mooresville Sam's Club, Sam's Club has hired 160 new associates. Walmart and Sam's Club employ more than 52,000 people in North Carolina.
"Sam's Club has provided me and my family many opportunities throughout the years," said Walker. "I intend to ensure all of my associates are offered a career they can be proud of and a chance to reach their professional and personal goals."
Sam's Club also has a commitment to give back to the communities it serves. The Mooresville Sam's Club location recently provided funds for the Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum to replace their roof. Several local non-profit organizations will benefit from special grants as part of the Grand Opening celebration, including Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen, Dove House Children's Advocacy Center, SCAN, Friends of Animals, Hope House Foundation, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Lake Norman Women's Magazine, Mooresville Christian Mission, Mooresville Rotary Club, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Rolling Thunder Charities, Rotary Club of Troutman, Top of the Lake Rotary Club of Mooresville, VFW Post 2031 and YMCA of Greater Charlotte.
"The Board of Welcome Home Veterans at Richard's Coffee Shop/Military Museum is honored to have Sam's Club as a supporting sponsor," said David Parkins, a member of the Welcome Home Veterans Board. "Since a great many of our Veterans are older, they will enjoy the discounts, ease of access of the new location, and the clean uncluttered shopping environment that Sam's Club offers."
A Sam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. With access to additional Instant Savings, early shopping hours, and additional discounts on pharmacy and optical services, Sam's Plus memberships offer even more with additional great benefits. Sam's Plus memberships are $100 annually. Sam's Savings memberships and Sam's Business memberships are $45 annually, and include Instant Savings loaded directly onto Member's cards. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. For more information, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
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 in more than 630 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam's Club, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.
SOURCE Sam's Club
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,905
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,828
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,844
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from ha...
Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,413
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 7,195
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,041
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,149
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,200
"SAP had made a big transition into the cloud as we believe it has significant value for our customers, drives innovation and is easy to consume. When you look at the SAP portfolio, SAP HANA is the underlying platform and it powers all of our platforms and all of our analytics," explained Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce at SAP, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,006
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
Dec. 28, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,205
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
Dec. 28, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 2,503
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the ...
Dec. 28, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,934
What do a firewall and a fortress have in common? They are no longer strong enough to protect the valuables housed inside. Like the walls of an old fortress, the cracks in the firewall are allowing the bad guys to slip in - unannounced and unnoticed. By the time these thieves get in, the damage is already done and the network is already compromised. Intellectual property is easily slipped out the back door leaving no trace of forced entry. If we want to reign in on these cybercriminals, it's hig...
Dec. 28, 2014 09:45 AM EST Reads: 1,936
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudian, Inc., is a Foster City, California - based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud computing systems, that enables c...
Dec. 28, 2014 09:00 AM EST Reads: 1,401
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events. IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionalit...
Dec. 28, 2014 08:30 AM EST Reads: 2,009