Walmart of Glen Carbon

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Glen Carbon Walmart was established August 21, 1979 and has been an Ed/Glen Chamber member since 2003. The store is a general merchandise, “Every Day Low Price” retailer, providing a niche for its strong customer base.

Store Manager Skip Sponeman first became involved with Walmart while attending SIUE. Upon graduation Skip knew that he wanted to make a positive impact within his community and saw employment with Walmart as a means for achieving that goal.

“Walmart has the ethics and values that enable people to improve their lives and I wanted to be a part of that experience,” Sponeman said.

Skip is passionate about satisfying the needs of others within his community so that people can ‘Save Money. Live Better.’

Glen Carbon Walmart has grown a great deal under Sponeman’s leadership, increasing in both size and product assortment. In 1979 the store employed approximately 100 associates; today that number is over 300.

“The Village recently approved our request to expand. After expansion, the increase in size will improve our product assortment even further. Customers will enjoy EDLP with an expanded selection to meet their needs and live better,” Sponeman said when asked about future plans.

Glen Carbon Walmart donates to several local charitable organizations, and is involved with Children’s Miracle Network on a national level.

Skip’s mantra: “Take care of your people and they will take care of you. I have a terrific team, and without them I would not be able to be as involved as I am with the chamber.”

Chamber membership has benefitted Skip and the Glen Carbon store through shared experiences and improved relationships with business and community leaders.

Visit Walmart at 400 Junction Drive in Glen Carbon or go to www.walmart.com.