From a release:
This morning, SunTrust Bank presented Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett with a $538,329 E-commerce card rebate check. For the first time, the annual rebate topped a half-million dollars.
Knox County earned the half-million-dollar rebate from the use of its E-commerce cards during the 2014 calendar year. This amount surpassed 2013’s rebate by more than $91,000, a 21 percent increase.
“The E-commerce card rebate program continues to show that there is a real-dollar value to efficiency in government,” said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. “I appreciate the Knox County Purchasing Department’s on-going efforts to identify tax-saving efficiencies through the E-commerce Card program. I’d like to specifically recognize Purchasing Program Manager Janice Orr and E-Card Coordinator Lori Holmann for their help in ensuring these substantial savings for Knox County’s taxpayers.”
Over the past four years, Knox County has received more than $1.5 million in rebates. The Knox County Purchasing Department identifies opportunities to utilize the cards for various county transactions with third party vendors, and has saved Knox County millions through cost-avoidance by consolidating the E-commerce card program.