Sam’s Club will open its Bossier City club at 2861 Beene Blvd. following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, August 14. The membership warehouse club will bring 170 jobs to the community and will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible deals and amazing finds on quality merchandise, including products made in Louisiana.

“The Bossier City Sam’s Club was built specifically with the needs of our community in mind,” said Club Manager John Hamm. “The community has been extremely supportive of Sam’s Club and we look forward to serving the area for many years to come.”

Bossier City associates selected several local organizations to receive more than $18,000 in community giving grants. In the last fiscal year, Sam’s Club, and parent company Walmart, gave more than $21 million to non-profits in the state of Louisiana. The following local organizations will be presented checks prior to Thursday’s grand opening:

· Special Olympics

· Vets Helping Vets

· Bikers Against Child Abuse

· Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation

· Bossier Kids, Inc.

· Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

· Hand in Paw

· Volunteers of America of North Louisiana

· Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry

Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special events
Local officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce will be among those in attendance at Thursday’s Grand Opening ceremony. Camp Minden Color Guard will present colors and the Airline High School will perform the National Anthem at the grand opening.

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Sam’s Club will showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations. Special showcase events include US Jesco Steam Mop, cheddar cheese wheel carving and DFS Butters. Sam’s Club is also proud to host Waterfall Forge<> copper fountains. Owner Buddy Holmes from Prairieville, Louisiana has been making fountains and copper art by hand for more than 18 years. His creations have been featured in Home and Garden Television’s “Modern Masters” and the DIY Network. Also, local favorite Cousins<> will provide samples of their well-known dressing.

Former Dallas Cowboys tight-end Jay Novacek, a five-time Pro Bowler and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, will also be making a special guest appearance on Friday, August 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A number of health and wellness services will also be available including:

· Free health screenings will be offered for both members and the public monthly. Grand opening screenings will assess cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas, and will run August 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and August 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

· The Sam’s Club Pharmacy, which is open to the public, features many $4 and $10 generic prescriptions.

· The Optical Center offers $40 off one additional pair of regularly priced prescription eyeglasses with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses at regular price.

· The Hearing Aid Center features premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices.
Members will discover savings on a number of outstanding items Grand Opening weekend, including:

· HP® 15.6” Notebook for $299

· VIZIO 60” Class LED Smart HDTV for $778

· Atlantic Salmon Fillet for $6.98 per pound

· Caramel Apple Pie for $7.98

· Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad, 40 ounces for $3.98
Quality products and services help small businesses and busy families
Sam’s Club is offering its unique, shopper-friendly experience with this Bossier City club. Members can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while small business owners can find office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods. Restaurant owners and caterers will find access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses.

Other benefits for Sam’s Club membership include early shopping hours and Click ‘n’ Pull<> - an innovative way for members to save time by clicking and ordering select items online at and then simply allowing associates to pull the items for pickup at the club.