Small Business Spotlight: Unique Settings Rentals
In honor of Small Business Week, we wanted to focus this week’s blog on one of our favorite small businesses, Unique Settings Rentals!
Recently named a Biz Champion by SCORE Mentors and Sam’s Club, Unique Settings Rentals is the undisputed expert in mismatched china rentals and tabletop design. Believe us, if you’re considering using mismatched, vintage china at your reception, do it. With Colleen’s expert eye for detail and incredible sense of taste, we promise you’ll be thrilled with the result! In celebration of her recent achievement, the official press release is below!
“Unique Settings Rentals Receives National Recognition as American Small Business Champion
from SCORE and Sam’s Club
Knoxville, TN- Local business Unique Settings Rentals has been chosen as a winner of The 2017
American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer,
expert business mentors, and generously supported by Sam’s Club, a leading US. membership club
serving small businesses since 1983. The Championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs for their
dedication to the success of their small businesses. The American Small Business Champions will each
receive a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event,
SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year.
Unique Settings Rentals earned the title of American Small Business Champion by submitting an online
application describing the most unique aspect of their small business that has contributed to their
success, their positive impact on the community, and their plans to use the prizes to grow their business.
Nominations which garnered at least 100 votes were then presented to a judging panel of small business
experts that determined 102 winners including Unique Settings Rentals.
Unique Settings Rentals provides vintage mismatched china plates, multi-colored estate glassware,
tabletop design pieces and backdrops for weddings and special events. When Colleen Munyan first
started this business, the design concept of mismatched china had not yet been fully introduced into the
Knoxville wedding market. In order to breakthrough and gain visibility, the company had to network,
provide superior customer services and build relationships with vendors in the area. Today, the business
is prospering, offering collections in total of more than 2,000+ pieces for rent to the Knoxville and
surrounding areas and creating tabletop design never before seen in the Knoxville wedding industry.
“We are so grateful to receive this recognition for the obstacles we have overcome as a small business.
Thank you to our wonderful wedding industry and wedding vendor community both locally and online for
supporting us and helping us succeed. This would not have been possible without you,” says Colleen
Munyan, owner of Unique Settings Rentals.
“SCORE is very pleased to honor the hard work and accomplishments of these 102 small business
owners. They come from all across the United States, and provide diverse products and services for their
clients, but all share in their dedication to making their dreams a reality,” said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey.
“It is our pleasure to provide the mentoring, tools and resources that will help them continue to grow their
businesses and enhance the communities they serve.”
“At Sam’s Club, we proudly support and celebrate the unique experience of the small business owner,”
said Tracey D. Brown, senior vice president of operations and chief experience officer at Sam’s Club. “We
are inspired daily by their ability to navigate challenges and triumphs on the road to success. And now,
hopefully, the rest of the nation will be, too, as they get to know some of the nation’s most promising small
Unique Settings Rentals is also eligible to win one of three additional $25,000 grand prizes by being
named Grand Champion. A judging panel of small business experts will select three Grand Champion
from the group of Small Business Champions this summer. Selection is based on how effectively
Champions utilize the Sam’s Club gift card and the SCORE regional training events to grow business
revenue, as well as how effectively the winners promoted the Championship in the media and social