ORNL Federal Credit Union announces first Small Business Counts cash mob set for July 30 in Fountain City

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ORNL Federal Credit Union announces first Small Business Counts cash mob set for July 30 in Fountain City

First 30 people to receive free $25 gift card

WHAT: ORNL Federal Credit Union will launch its Small Business Counts cash mob program at Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts in Fountain City

WHEN: Tuesday, July 30th – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts, 4889 N. Broadway St., Knoxville, TN 37918

ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) has selected Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts, a premier woman-owned gift shop specializing in locally handcrafted merchandise from more than 40 local artists, as its first Small Business Counts cash mob location. The store has a unique local feel and features a wide range of one-of-a-kind offerings made only in Tennessee from luxury bathing items, custom gift baskets, handmade jewelry, original art, glassware, pottery and more.

ORNL FCU has created the Small Business Counts cash mob program to show support for local merchants in the 16 counties that the credit union serves. The program will include the promotion and support of various local businesses each month for the next 12 months.

“As a small business owner, to open a store is easy but keeping it open is art,” said Jodi Bowlin, owner of Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts. “This is a rare and exciting event for us to showcase everything that we have to offer to a large number of people at one time. I’m grateful for the opportunity and support of the community.”

Adding to the fun, the first 30 people will receive a $25 gift card to use on any merchandise within the store, courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union.

For more information about the Small Business Counts program or to nominate a local merchant for a cash mob, visit www.SmallBusinessCounts.com. Details of each cash mob will be made available approximately one week in advance of each event.

About ORNL Federal Credit Union

ORNL Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative locally owned and operated by its members for the benefit of all who belong.  Established in 1948 with 10 founding members, ORNL Federal Credit Union’s assets have grown to over $1.43 billion and membership has grown to over 157,000.  Open to all businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the 16 counties of Central East Tennessee, ORNL Federal Credit Union currently serves members in 32 branches located throughout Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Hamblen, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Sevier and Union counties.



Chris Goodrich
Ackermann PR
(865) 584-0550

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