Good Neighbor Pharmacy Connect Podcast
Social Media & the Pandemic: “Our Little Neighborhood Just Got Bigger”

Social Media & the Pandemic: “Our Little Neighborhood Just Got Bigger”

March 1, 2021

Join Vince Bellitti, Owner of HB Drugs and Tracey Williams, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Advertising Manager as they discuss how social media has opened new markets and expanded HB Drug’s geographic presence. Vince will go into detail on the new necessity of recreating the “in-store experience”, using a variety of on-line platforms while still developing interesting content. Tracey, Vince’s Advertising Manager gives us a glimpse of how her and Vince work together to give him the widest and most profitable audiences along with industry benchmarks and best practices for any Independent Pharmacy.

COVID Relief 2021

COVID Relief 2021

January 29, 2021

Want to know the latest around small business COVID-19 relief? On this episode, join Charlie Le Bon, Senior Director of Pharmacy Ownership Services as he discusses the Economic Aid Act rules and guidance for eligible businesses and how the ACT provides relief. Charlie will also touch on how to value a Pharmacy during a pandemic. Don’t miss out on this very timely episode!

ThoughtSpot: Backstage Pass

ThoughtSpot: Backstage Pass

December 16, 2020

Paul, Jenny and Claire, against all odds deal with creating a virtual tradeshow, on the fly, amidst a deadly global pandemic.  To pull it off, they need to harness vendor partners, industry experts, new technology, and a blues band.  It’s never been done before, and they are working against the clock.  

20: An Introduction to the 340B Drug Pricing Program and Contract Pharmacy

20: An Introduction to the 340B Drug Pricing Program and Contract Pharmacy

November 16, 2020

Interested in learning about the 340B Drug Pricing Program and Contract Pharmacy? You’re in luck! Tune in to hear Jason Atlas, Vice President, and David Hardman, Director, from the 340B Enterprise Strategy & Solutions team at AmerisourceBergen. They provide a brief history of the program, go more in depth on how it works and how to get involved, and discuss the overall benefits.

19: Celebrating Women in Pharmacy: Overcoming Obstacles in Pharmacy Ownership

19: Celebrating Women in Pharmacy: Overcoming Obstacles in Pharmacy Ownership

October 2, 2020

October 12th is Women Pharmacist Day and this month we’re celebrating all women in pharmacy! According to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, more than half of pharmacy students in 2017 were women. Yet there is a much smaller percentage of female independent pharmacy owners. On this episode, we feature Kim Jones, pharmacist and owner of Prescription Shop of Stuart in Stuart, Fl, and Mike Bollinger, Senior Vice President and Head of Pharmacy at Live Oak Bank. Kim gives us a look into how she pursued owning her own business and how she worked with Live Oak Bank to make it happen.

 

Additional Resources:

Wearegnp.com/pharmacy-ownership

Mygnp.com

LiveOakBank.com

18: Be a Diabetes Destination for Your Patients

18: Be a Diabetes Destination for Your Patients

September 14, 2020

Patients with diabetes require ongoing support. Are you making sure that your independent pharmacy is the most accessible healthcare provider for this group of patients? In this episode, we feature Jerry Meece, pharmacist and Owner and Director of Clinical Services for Plaza Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Gainesville, Texas. He shares some insights learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and offers tips and best practices on being a successful diabetes destination.

Additional resources can be found below:

lifescandiabetesinstitute.com

https://professional.onetouch.com/

17: Pharmacy of the Year 2019 Follow-Up

17: Pharmacy of the Year 2019 Follow-Up

September 1, 2020

We follow up with Lone Star Pharmacy, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s 2019 Pharmacy of the Year, to hear how their community got involved in the voting process and how the award has impacted their business over the last year.

16: Disaster Planning: How to Prepare your Pharmacy for Emergencies or Natural Disasters

16: Disaster Planning: How to Prepare your Pharmacy for Emergencies or Natural Disasters

August 4, 2020

Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and other natural disasters and emergencies can happen at any time. Planning for even the smallest emergency, like the power going out, minimizes loss and downtime. Tune in to hear Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, Executive Director at Healthcare Ready, explain how you can better prepare for these events and more.

 

Additional Resources: 

HealthcareReady.org 

15: SPECIAL EDITION: Covering the CARES Act Part 2

15: SPECIAL EDITION: Covering the CARES Act Part 2

July 7, 2020

On this special edition episode, we follow up with Charlie LeBon, Senior Director Pharmacy Management, Braheim Knight, Business Coach, Scott Sykes, Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner from Sykes and Company, on the significant updates and guidelines following the additional stimulus package approved on April 23rd.

Our guests will provide updates on the current stimulus package, highlight the guidelines for loan forgiveness and share information on additional relief programs and resources. They’ll also cover the transition out of the COVID-19 crisis for small businesses and what adjusting to the “new normal” looks like. 

*This episode was recorded on Tuesday, June 30. The information shared is publicly available and linked below. Information can and will change at any moment so we will continue to update the links below as further guidance becomes available. Please continue to check for the latest available information and be sure to speak with your financial and legal advisors for any specific questions about your business.

Additional resources can be found below:

WeAreGNP.com/COVID19

SBA.gov

Sykes-CPA.com | COVID-19 Advisory Updates

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund & HHS Stimulus – Uses and Management

Managing Your Pharmacy’s EIDL Program Funds

 

If you are a Good Neighbor Pharmacy Premier member, make sure to reach out to your Business Coach for further guidance. To learn more about the Premier membership, visit wearegnp.com.

 

14: Advocating for Independent Pharmacy During COVID-19

14: Advocating for Independent Pharmacy During COVID-19

June 2, 2020

This episode was recorded on Monday, May 18. The information shared is publicly available and linked below. Information can and will change at any moment so we will continue to update the links below as further guidance becomes available. Please continue to check for the latest available information and be sure to speak with your financial and legal advisors for any specific questions about your business.

Independent pharmacies are on the front lines of fighting the COVID 19 pandemic, but who is fighting for them? Tune in to hear how the AmerisourceBergen Government Affairs team is advocating for independent pharmacy. Beth Mitchell, Senior Director, Government Affairs, and Ashley O’Sullivan, Senior Manager, Legislation and Policy, will discuss what’s happening at the federal and state levels of government relative to COVID-19 response and review what negotiations for the next federal COVID-19 relief package may entail.

 

Additional Resources:

Wearegnp.com/covid19

OurIndependentVoice.com

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