Thanksgiving typically marks the start of the holiday season. With this sentiment in mind, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) has announced the next installment of its Small Business Counts Cash Mob program – Tea & Treasures on Martin Mill Pike in South Knoxville on Thursday, December 5th. This is the first Small Business Counts cash mob to take place in South Knoxville since the program launched in late July.
Opened six years ago, Tea & Treasures is a retail shop and hidden gem located in an old country home that was originally built in 1905. The shop is run by owner Jenny Wolf and resident artist and cancer survivor Bobbye Edwards and features a variety of handmade and vintage items such as jewelry, handbags, pottery, crafts and ornaments from more than 40 local artists. The store is typically only open on Fridays and Saturdays, but complimentary tea is always served.
The Small Business Counts Cash Mob program was created to recognize and show support for local merchants, like Tea & Treasures, in the 16 counties that ORNL FCU serves by encouraging people to shop locally at a given date and time. The program includes the promotion and support of two local businesses each month and will continue into 2014.
At the cash mob event, the first 30 people will receive a $20 gift card to use on any merchandise within the store, courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union. Limit one per family or couple. Other special discounts and offers will also be available.
For more information about the Small Business Counts program or to nominate a local merchant, visit www.SmallBusinessCounts.com. There is no requirement for the business to be a member of ORNL Federal Credit Union to be selected for a cash mob. Details of future cash mobs will be made available approximately one week in advance of each event.