Old School HouseMountain Empire Promotions was founded in 1996 by Jim Pollock in Johnson City, TN. After successfully representing Cherrydale Farms for eleven years, Pollock decided that the timing was right to develop a locally-owned independent company to specifically service the elementary and middle school market in the Mountain Empire Region.

Schools across the Southeast can now benefit by having direct contact with ownership, more input on product lines, incentives, same-day service and less red tape or corporate delays. In other words: If you need something, just ask the boss!

As a 'fundraising' company, we are primarily focused on creating new ways to increase your sales volume so that you ultimately earn more profit. And, the only way to increase the revenue is to provide new & better incentives for the students and parents to participate in our program! In fact, it is our responsibility to help your school earn more profit than you have before. Otherwise, there would be no point in talking with us! Furthermore, we firmly believe that we have the absolute strongest and most effective fundraising program in the entire industry.

- Jim Pollock, President M.E.P

M.E.P Advantages

  • Locally Owned, Regional Company
  • Exclusive Product Lines
  • Exclusive Prize Programs
  • Less overhead, greater profits to schools
  • Privately Owned, Progressive, Innovative, Cutting-Edge
  • Superior Prize Programs
  • Local Service
  • Guaranteed Profits

Message from our President

Mountain Empire President, Jim Pollock, shows a lighter side of the fundraising business while sharing the focus and philosophies of our company.

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Three Ingredients to a Successful Fundraiser

Fundraising is not rocket science. In fact, it’s really pretty simple. And, if you follow these basic rules of thumb, particularly #3, you will have a very successful campaign.


Sell an Exclusive Product Line!


Sell it early in the semester!


Offer an outstanding incentive package for the students!

Guaranteed Profit

Money Mountain Empire Promotions will guarantee your school a profit increase in writing for a first fall sale. You will make more money with Mountain Empire! In fact, we will meet or beat any offer from any competitor! Period!

AFRDS Member

Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and SuppliersMountain Empire Promotions is a proud member of The Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers, which is dedicated to promoting professionalism and integrity in product fundraising. There is a wealth of current information available for school administrators and parent group sponsors on their website.

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Employment Opportunities

Employment OpportunitiesAttention:PTA, PTO and Parent Volunteers! Are you looking to earn extra money? If so, we could be the perfect match for you. M.E.P. is currently looking for full & part-time individuals to represent us in the elementary & middle school market.

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These school samplings are from hundreds of sales conducted in Fall 2013, but reflect the averages that we are currently seeing on brochure sales vs. cookie dough sales. The good news is that all lines are producing outstanding numbers, but our cookie dough alone is generating upwards of $80-100/student in most schools!

School Students Fall 2016 Product Avg. Per Student
Andersonville 330 $31,000 SM/F $93.90
Appling Co. Elem 600 $37,000 SM/T $61.70
Bell Elem 485 $34,000 SM/T $70.10
Bonaire Elem 900 $51,000 SM/F/P $56.70
Carters Valley El 300 $24,000 SM $80.00
Cherokee Elem 330 $23,000 ST/SM $70.00
Conway Elem 630 $41,000 C/SM $65.10
Davie HS V-Ball 40 $7,500 SM/T $187.50
Edwards Elem 570 $32,000 C $56.10
Edwardsburg Pri. 400 $28,000 C $70.00
Glenwood Elem 360 $26,000 SM/F $72.20
Jefferson Ave. 220 $21,000 SM $95.40
Mercer Co. Elem 600 $50,000 SM $83.30
Model Elem 510 $34,000 SM $66.70
New Union Elem 340 $28,000 SM/F/P $82.40
Prospect Elem. 400 $36,000 SM $90.00
Ruby 280 $21,000 ST/F $75.00
Sugarmill Elem 500 $25,000 ST/SM $50.00
Truetlen Elem 600 $37,000 SM/F $61.70
Wilcox Co. 620 $38,000 SM/F $61.30
SM: Smoky Mountain Cookie Dough
F: Smoky Mountain Favorites
ST: Southern Traditions
C: Celebrate
T: Tritan Tumblers