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11/28/2014

KENJO MARKETS RAISES $43,000 FOR EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION

East Tennessee kidney patients will benefit from a $43,000 donation by KenJo Markets to the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. The funds, raised through coupon book sales at the company’s 35 locations, will be used to improve the lives of East Tennesseans with, at risk for or affected by kidney disease.

 

“On behalf of those patients who will be helped, we thank the KenJo Markets customers and employees who helped raise the money through our 2014 coupon book campaign,” said Charles W. “Wes” Carruthers Jr., president of KenJo Markets. “We appreciate that the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation helps kidney disease patients right here, in our region.”

 

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation currently serves more than 200 low-income patients per month in 15 counties. The organization focuses on patient services, including helping patients with transportation to and from dialysis treatments and providing assistance and resources for dental care and also nutritional supplements. Tax-deductible donations are accepted online at http://www.etkidney.org.

 

“The unfailing support of KenJo Markets has been instrumental in the growth of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation,” said East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Executive Director Katie Martin. “On behalf of our volunteer board of directors, we sincerely appreciate this donation and the support of Wes Carruthers to further our mission of providing patient services and transportation to dialysis patients.”

 

About the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501(c)3 organization that provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease. It serves patients in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. For more information or to donate, visit http://www.etkidney.org or http://www.facebook.com/etkidney.

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9/17/2013

KENJO MARKETS RAISES $43,000 FOR EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION

KENJO MARKETS RAISES $43,000 FOR EAST TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is the recipient of a $43,000 donation, thanks to benefit coupon books purchased by KenJo Markets customers. The funds will be used to enhance the lives of East Tennesseans with, at risk for or affected by kidney disease.

“We are very appreciative of our customers and employees who helped raise the money through the KenJo coupon book campaign,” said Charles W. “Wes” Carruthers Jr., president of KenJo Markets. “The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a fantastic organization, and the money stays right here in the region to help patients with kidney disease.”

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation currently serves approximately 200 low-income patients in 15 counties. The organization focuses on patient services, including helping patients with transportation to and from dialysis treatments and providing assistance and resources for dental care and also nutritional supplements. Tax-deductible donations are accepted online at http://www.etkidney.org.

“The support of KenJo Markets has been instrumental in the growth of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation,” said Sarah Burton, board president for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. “On behalf of the board of directors, we sincerely appreciate this donation and the support of Wes Carruthers to further our mission of providing patient services and transportation to dialysis patients.”

About the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation
The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501(c)3 organization that provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease. It serves patients in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. For more information or to donate, visit http://www.etkidney.org or http://www.facebook.com/etkidney.
 

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8/19/2013

KenJo Markets Presents BP Fueling Communities Donation of $20,000 to Maryville Little League

 

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 12, 2013) ― KenJo Markets, a BP Branded Marketer servicing BP stations throughout East Tennessee, presented a BP Fueling Communities donation of $20,000 to Maryville Little League, which helped pay for park improvements that were made just before the season began. The check presentation took place at the Little League Park located at 1400 Sevierville Road in Maryville.

The baseball and softball league has nearly 900 players from Blount County that range in age from 5 to 17 years old. Maryville Little League is a non-profit volunteer organization with 15 Board members and hundreds of volunteers who give their time and resources to help kids learn the values taught by playing baseball and softball. Maryville Little League is the only Little League affiliated park in Blount County.
The Little League motto encourages that “win or lose” you should always do your best. The values of teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work, and integrity are taught throughout the season.
Capital Improvements to the Facilities
The Board of Directors agreed that the park was in need of improvements and developed a plan to replace the existing light poles and fixtures with safer and more efficient ones as well as replace the existing dugouts. A campaign to raise funds for these projects began at the beginning of the season to help with these costs.

About Maryville Little League
Maryville Little League was founded in 1976, and has impacted the lives of thousands of participating kids and adults. The organization is dedicated to teaching kids life lessons through the games of baseball and softball. Many generations of families have played, coached, managed, or served on the Board of Directors at the league.

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6/18/2013

KenJo Markets donates $10,000 to Pellissippi State

Pellissippi State presented $10,000 BP Fueling Communities donation by
KenJo Markets for students with disabilities

Pellissippi State Community College has received a $10,000 BP Fueling Communities grant from KenJo Markets in support of the college’s students with disabilities.


KenJo Markets President Charles W. “Wes” Carruthers Jr. nominated the college for the grant, and he presented the check to the Pellissippi State Foundation at the Hardin Valley Campus. As a BP branded marketer, KenJo services BP stations throughout East Tennessee.


Pellissippi State began offering classes at the Strawberry Plains Campus, formerly the Philips Consumer Electronics East Tennessee headquarters, fall 2012. The donation from BP and KenJo Markets will be used at the college’s campuses for new equipment and technology to better serve students with disabilities. The institution has five campuses: Hardin Valley, Magnolia Avenue, Division Street, Blount County and Strawberry Plains.
The BP Fueling Communities funds will go toward purchase of such equipment as a high-speed color scanner to scan textbooks and other classroom items. It also will fund laptop computers to provide real-time transcription services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and state-of-the-art dynamic FM systems to enhance speech recognition for students who are hard of hearing.
“I am proud to present this donation on behalf of KenJo Markets and BP,” said Carruthers. “This new equipment and technology will assist students with disabilities in the classroom and underscores a critical mission at Pellissippi State, which is access to education.”


As a member of the Pellissippi State Foundation’s Board of Trustees as well as an alumnus and a longtime supporter, Carruthers understands firsthand the mission of the college.


To learn how you can support Pellissippi State and its students, visit the Foundation at www.pstcc.edu/foundation or call (865) 694-6400.
 

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4/19/2013

Big Announcement from KenJo Markets

KENJO MARKETS ARE STILL KENJO MARKETS

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2013) ― KenJo Markets are still KenJo Markets! Your KenJo may have a different look on the outside, but the inside will continue to offer Frozen Mountain Dew Slushies, the 2 foot long Super Grandaddy Sandwich, hotdogs, great coffee, the Third Chance Lottery drawings, and the same friendly employees that have been there for years. KenJo Markets, and sister company Downey Oil Company, have been locally owned and operated since 1957…..and that’s not changing either.

Recently, BP Oil Company made the decision to revise its marketing strategy in the southeastern United States. Downey Oil Company and KenJo Markets took that opportunity to do the same.

“We feel like we have definitely improved our fuel offering” stated Wes Carruthers, president of KenJo Markets. “When all of our conversions are finished we will be partnered with the three strongest gasoline brands in the State of Tennessee with Shell, ExxonMobil, and Marathon.” Aside from a different look at the gas pumps, KenJo took the opportunity to create its own image for the buildings as well as update and modernize the KenJo signage and logos. It was definitely time for the KenJo Indian to become current and that’s exactly what the new logo identifier symbolizes with the new fast and friendly logo and colors.

Sister company Downey Oil Company supplies the gasoline to 56 BP sites in East Tennessee, including the 35 area KenJo Markets. According to John Lowe, Director of Operations for Downey Oil Company, most all of the current 64 BP sites they serve will be converted to either Shell, Exxon, Mobil, or Marathon by the end of 2013….resulting in very few BP stations being left in the market at the conclusion of the project. Downey Oil Company president Charlie Carruthers sums up the project like this. “We have been with Gulf/BP for 56 years, so it is definitely a big change for everyone, but it is a change we are extremely excited about and feel like our customers will really enjoy as well”.
 

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10/16/2012

KenJo Markets Presents BP Fueling Communities Donation of $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Blount County

 

                 

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (October 9, 2012) ― KenJo Markets, a BP Branded Marketer servicing BP stations throughout East Tennessee,  will be presenting a BP Fueling Communities donation of $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Blount County,  which will be used to purchase a bus as well as fix current buses provided by the Club. The check presentation will take place at the new Boys & Girls Club of Blount County facility located at 520 S. Washington St, Maryville at 4:00 pm on Wednesday October 10, 2012.

Currently the Club provides free transportation during the school year to the Club from Rockford Elementary; Alcoa Elementary, Middle, and High; Eagleton Elementary and Middle; John Sevier Elementary; Sam Houston Elementary; Foothills Elementary; and Montgomery Ridge Intermediate Schools. With the addition of another bus, the Club plans to expand services to another six school locations.

“Being able to offer this free transportation service is vital to our mission,” said Jeff Money, Executive Director Boys & Girls Club Blount County, Fort Craig Facility. “The generous BP Fueling Communities donation from KenJo Markets is giving us the opportunity to reach more kids and further deepen our impact on the youth in our community.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Blount County recently consolidated the Eagleton and Parkside Clubs into one Club located at the former Fort Craig Elementary School.  The new location will now allow the Club to serve even more young people in Blount County.  “The Boys & Girls Club is a tremendous organization and provides a great service to the youth of Blount County” said Wes Carruthers, President of KenJo Markets.  “We found out they needed another bus and are extremely excited to be able to help out with that need.”

Boys & Girls Clubs are open during hours when kids most need a place to go after school and all day during the summer.  The Club provides a safe, positive environment for young people, along with fun, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations they may not receive otherwise, and recognition.  The programs offered increase academic success, encourage healthy lifestyles and encourage good character and citizenship among youth. 


About The Boys & Girls Club of Blount County
The Boys & Girls Club of Blount County, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV), began providing services to children in 1958.  Boys & Girls Clubs believe that each young person we serve has limitless potential that we must discover, ignite and foster.  The organization currently serves 5,000 of our area youth, ages 5 to 17 years, throughout the Tennessee Valley region. The organization also provides 338,000 USDA hot meals and snacks annually for members free of charge. The Clubs see as many as 1,120 youth walk through the doors on any given day in the 14 locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Northern Anderson Counties. The organization employs more than 280 trained, professional, caring staff and welcomes more than 1,200 volunteers annually.  
 

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10/8/2012

KenJo Markets Raises $42,000 for East Tennesee Kidney Foundation

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is the recipient of a $42,000 donation, thanks to benefit coupon books purchased by KenJo Markets customers.  The funds will be used to enhance the lives of East Tennesseans with, at risk for or affected by Kidney disease.

"We are Very appreciative of our customers and employees who helped raise the money through the KenJo coupon book campaign," said Charles W. "Wes" Carruthers Jr., Vice President of Downey Oil Company / KenJo Markets.  'The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a fantastic organization and the money stays right here in the region to help patients with kidney disease".

"The support of KenJo Markets has been instrumental in the growth of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation," said Sarah Burton, board President for the ETKF.  "On behalf of the board of directors, we sincerely appreciate this donation and the support of Wes Carruthers to further our mission of providing patient services and transportation to dialysis patients."

About the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501c(3) organization completely run by volunteers and the contributions of our community.  The organization provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease.  For more information and to donate, visit  http://www.etkf.net . 

 

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3/13/2012

KenJo Markets Charity Golf Tournament

The KenJo Markets 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be May 8th, 2012 at Royal Oaks Golf Club.  We expect 54 teams and we will have 2 Flight; one at 7:30a and 1:00pm.  Breakfast , Lunch and snacks will be provided.

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5/2/2011

3RD Chance Lottery at KenJo Markets

Starting today and EVERYDAY this summer play the 3rd CHANCE LOTTERY at all KENJO MARKET LOCATIONS. Enter all instant and online tickets (read rules for addtional instructions) in the collection boxes at each KenJo and every month ONE lucky winner will win a whole pack of Tickets. At the end of the summer- SOMEONE IS GOING TO WIN 17 packs of unopened Tickets- THEIR CHOICE of which one. Thats over $5,000 worth of lottery tickets and many many chances at ALL the Big PRIZES !!! Play TODAY and EVERYDAY at KenJo Markets. Can you think of a better place to play and win???

 

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10/2/2010

CREDIT PLUS in Store Charge CARDS available at ALL KenJo Locations

KenJo Markets has team up with Essentia Financial to  to give it's customers an In-Store Charge Card. You can Get $50 credited to your charge Card TODAY; No credit Check and you choose when you pay it back.  Essentia also reports all transactions to the credit bureaus- so you can start rebuilding your credit rating. Go to any KenJo Market Today and ask the cashier about CREDIT PLUS to get your card

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