Independent, Family Businesses Work Together in Advance of “Small Business Saturday”
(BRADENTON/SARASOTA – 11/23/13) For a limited time, customers of Rice’s Appliance & TV will be rewarded with a Michael’s Wine Cellar gift card valued up to $200 when purchasing a qualified wine storage refrigerator.
“As we plan our seasonal promotions, we consistently look to forge partnerships with independent, community-minded organizations,” said John Rice, Sr., of Rice’s Appliance & TV. “It is particularly fitting that our family-run businesses have partnered together in advance of ‘Small Business Saturday’ this year.”
Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the campaign will be celebrated on November 30, 2013.
“Although we appreciate the attention Small Business Saturday brings to the importance of supporting locally-owned and operated businesses, what’s so vital to our community is the commitment to shopping local, independent businesses year-round,” said Michael Klauber, co-proprietor of Michael’s Wine Cellar. “I’ve purchased appliances personally from the Rice family over the years, and I’m privileged to have called their family clients as well.”
Rice’s carries several leading wine cooler brands, including GE Monogram, Marvel and Sub-zero, in under-counter and freestanding options. A wine cooler keeps wine at optimum temperature, and some models offer dual temperature zone options for storing both red and white wines. The reward certificate to Michael’s Wine Cellar is available in values of $100 and $200, depending upon qualified models, and will allow clients the opportunity to stock-up on a wide range of international wines from around the world.
“Even in our wine shop, a vast majority of the wines we feature originate from historic, family-operated wineries where I have a relationship with the families and individuals who grow the grapes and bottle these fine wines. In fact, I often joke that placing your family name on a bottle—or business—provides an extra edge, a personal guarantee guests can take comfort in and always count on.”
This Rice’s Appliance & TV’s wine cooler offer will run through the holidays, and ends December 31, 2013.
About Rice’s Appliances & TV
Rice’s Appliance & TV is a family-owned appliance and electronics retail store located at 6430 14th Street West in Bradenton, Florida. Founded in 2010 by owners John Rice, Sr. & John Rice, Jr., Rice’s offers exceptional service and quality brands from GE, Whirlpool, Sony, Samsung, Sub-Zero and others. Rice’s is proud to provide the lowest prices in the area, and even offers a price match guarantee. For more information about Rice’s Appliance & TV, call 941-896-8896 or visit www.ricesflorida.com.
About Michael’s On East
Michael’s Wine Cellar features more than 1,000 International estate-bottled wines including more than 200 domaine wines under $20, boutique liquors and craft beers. The boutique wine and spirits shop is located at 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Midtown Plaza in Sarasota, adjacent to the award-winning Michael’s On East restaurant. Michael’s Wine Cellar is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and clients are invited to shop anytime via the online store at www.michaelswinecellar.com. The unique venue is also available for private events. For more information, call 941-955-CORK (2675) or visit www.michaelswinecellar.com.