First 30 people to receive free $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union

WHAT:  ORNL Federal Credit Union has announced that its Small Business Counts Cash Mob program will be making its first stop in  downtown Knoxville at Nothing Too Fancy on Union Avenue.

WHEN: Thursday, November 7th – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Nothing Too Fancy, 435 Union Avenue (near Market Square), Knoxville, TN 37902

ORNL Federal Credit Union’s (FCU) Small Business Counts Cash Mob program has already had a positive impact on multiple local businesses and communities throughout East Tennessee, from Fountain City to West Knoxville to Oak Ridge and Clinton. For the first time since launching the program, the credit union has announced that its next cash mob will be held in downtown Knoxville at a unique retail store called Nothing Too Fancy on Union Avenue between Market Square and Walnut Street on Thursday, November 7th.

Nothing Too Fancy (NTF) is the vision of Dustin and Lisa Burnett, who opened the store in fall 2012 to fill a void in Knoxville’s downtown retail scene by providing a place for guys to shop for ultra-soft t-shirts. After engaging multiple local artists inspired by Knoxville’s vibrant and varied culture, however, the store quickly turned into much more. Nothing Too Fancy now features a wide variety of screen printed items, salvaged treasures, handmade jewelry and one-of-a-kind items that Knoxvillians won’t find anywhere else, whether it’s a vintage inspired t-shirt, a chandelier made of old flashlights or unique artwork.

The Small Business Counts Cash Mob program was created to recognize and show support for local merchants, like Nothing Too Fancy, in the 16 counties that ORNL Federal Credit Union 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, 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.

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.