APPLE DISCOUNT DRUGS PRESIDENT JEFF SHERR HONORED AS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Chosen from 700 leading pharmacy owners from around the country
Fruitland – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy, is pleased to announce that President Jeff Sherr has been recognized as the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by Pharmacy Development Services, Inc., a business development and marketing coaching firm specifically for elite independent pharmacy owners. Sherr was recognized at the eighth annual Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference that took place in Orlando, Florida in February, 2012.
“It is a very humbling experience to be recognized by your own peers,” said Jeff Sherr, Apple Discount Drugs, president. “I accepted this award on behalf of my entire Apple team because they are just as deserving of this honor as I am.”
The Entrepreneur of the Year is selected annually based on the commitment to the well-being of their customers and local community, dedication to the growth of their team and business, and contributions to the independent pharmacy profession.
When Apple opened in 1971 (as Ames Plaza Drugs) the business was committed to offering an extraordinary pharmacy experience through unique services, care for patients, and a family-oriented approach that is unsurpassed by mega-store pharmacies.
In an industry which seems to be dominated by large chain pharmacies, Sherr and other community pharmacy owners who work with Pharmacy Development Services, have carved out a growing niche of patient-centric pharmacies that are dedicated to treating patients correctly the first time and every time without losing attention to their communities’ time, intelligence and hard-earned dollar. Apple Discount Drugs distinguishes itself with a focus on compounding, home medical equipment, infusion, medication management, oxygen and a diabetes resource center.
“It is all about the customer – being committed to solving problems and offering benefit added services and guidance,” said Sherr. “Over the forty years we have been in business, we have been able to take customer service to an entirely different level.”
Being active in the community is also a major part of the Apple identity. Additionally, Apple and Sherr are at the forefront of encouraging community members to spend their monies at independently owned business to help stimulate and support the local economy.