IPC Advantage Advisor

July 2019

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Thank you to all our members who joined us for a fantastic event this year! IPC’s booth was buzzing with popular vendors, giveaways and prize winners. While IPC’s Annual Business Meeting featured an address from Don Anderson, the presentation of IPC’s MVP award to Stapley Pharmacy of St. George, Utah; Board Election results; and, IPC Founder Mike Flint announced his retirement from the IPC board. It was a spectacular event and we look forward to next year!

2019 IPC Most Valuable Pharmacy Named

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Stapley Pharmacy (St. George, Utah) owner Jana Stapley earned IPC’s highest honor, the 2019 IPC Dan Moudry Most Valuable Pharmacy (MVP) award.

“It is an honor to be able to recognize the Stapleys for their exemplary leadership and dedication to independent pharmacy and their community,” said IPC President and CEO, Don Anderson. “Stapley Pharmacy is a shining example of not just a voice for independent pharmacy, but a community leader.”

Stapley Pharmacy has served the City of St. George and surrounding area for 40 years. Started by Evan and Faith Stapley, the pharmacy has a history of community involvement, an endeavor led by the late Brad Stapley. He went so far as to hire a full-time Director of Education who scheduled lectures and disseminated educational materials. Some of their efforts included; university sponsorships, 5K and other race involvement, and intense engagement with a local coalition to help the youth in middle and high schools understand the dangers of prescription and illicit drug abuse.

A recent tragedy has, however, dramatically changed the trajectory of Stapley Pharmacy. On February 7, 2019, owner Brad Stapley was unfortunately involved in a bizarre avalanche accident while snow-mobiling. The incident that took his life, left the ownership of the business in the capable hands of Brad’s wife, Jana Stapley. Brad’s kindness and desire to help others was well known in his community and his passing was felt throughout the St. George community.

“Being the recipient of this award is a powerful reminder of the influence we each have in our communities,” said owner Jana Stapley. “Stapley Pharmacy ends every advertisement in both print and radio with this quote, ‘Remember, your pharmacist is your most accessible health care professional.’ Stapley Pharmacy is not alone in our quest to make the world a healthier place. Partnership with IPC helps us maintain this effort and ultimately keep our patients as healthy as they want to be.”

IPC’s 2019 Board of Directors Announced

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The results of the 2019 IPC Election were revealed at IPC’s Annual Business Meeting. The following three incumbent members were re-elected to serve three-year terms:

  • Chris Darling of Crones Drug Store in Pennsylvania
  • Vicki Einhellig of Good Day Pharmacies in Colorado
  • Mona Ghattas of Duran Central Pharmacy in New Mexico

For a complete list and contact information for your IPC Board of Directors, click here.

Mike Flint Steps Down from IPC Board

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IPC Founder, Mike Flint, has been committed to IPC since its inception in 1983. He has served on the board for nearly three decades as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board Director and has served as IPC CEO. He started the cooperative in Madison after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1983. He also owned and operated Mallatt’s Pharmacy and Costumes and Mallatt’s Homecare Pharmacy in Madison for more than 25 years. His service to IPC and the independent pharmacy industry will not soon be forgotten.

IPC Gives Away Three Vacations!

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Three attending member pharmacies won vacation prizes to conclude IPC’s Annual Business Meeting. IPC’s 2019 dream trip winners were:

Alaskan Cruise: Brian Marr (right), Reedsport Pharmacy
Cabo San Lucas: Stephen Herbst (middle), Miller Pharmacy
Huntington Beach: George Saghbene (left), Barney’s Pharmacy

IPC Booth Fun

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Attendees had the chance to win big at IPC’s booth. Our Strike A Light game allowed players to compete with one another for a shot at an Echoshow5, Ring Video Doorbell, or Kindle. IPC’s Shake It Up dice game had attendees visit our vendors and roll the dice for a chance to win an iPad Mini and Apple Pencil or a $100 gift card (donated by Kodak Moments). Congratulations to all our winners!

Strike A Light Winners

Echoshow 5:
Jordan Zudwig, Carroll Apothecary
Christine Bozeman, Deuel Drug Store

Ring Video Doorbell:
Jim Anderson, Good Life Pharmacy
Carol Douglass, Durham Pharmacy

Heather Wonderling, Fisher’s Pharmacy
Talal Hubaishi, TrueRx LLC

Shake It Up Winners

iPad Mini & Apple Pencil:
Erin Borntreger, Harry’s Pharmacy

$100 Gift Card:
Joe Foltmer, Foltmer Drug