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Hey good morning everybody, it’s Scot Maitland with Hopper Creates and Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly and I am here at the first day of Compounders on Capital Hill reporting live. Very excited to be here this morning and it’s actually kind of a chill morning mostly housekeeping stuff going on for IACP. But tonight is when the fun happens and have the kick-off for CCH which is sponsored by Letco Medical, and then tomorrow is when the presentations start. Be sure and stop by the Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly Booth, you can pick up the latest issue and we also want to know what your feedback is. How can we make the magazine better, what did of things do you love in the magazine and what would you like to see. Because it’s your magazine. We made it for you! So have a great time at CCH. If you’re using Twitter, please us the #CCH2013 so we can connect with you and have a great day! Thanks a lot!

Dave Kerpan, author of Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (And Other Social Networks) & Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver, shared his thoughts on what makes your business Likeable. Read more at PMQuarterly.com/Magazine

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Michelle Sherman is no ordinary pharmacist. Originally from South Africa, she left with three thousand dollars and two suitcases and headed to the United States, to California, to make her dream come true. Check out Michelle’s story in Catching up with Michelle Sherman by Kathryn Gonzales in the latest issue of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly. PMQuarterly.com/Magazine

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I love independent pharmacy because it’s given me the life that I always wanted. My achievement’s are the product of an old-fashioned recipe of hard work, long hours, ongoing continuing education, generously giving back to the communities my pharmacies serve, being as accessible as possible to patients, cultivating strong personal relationships with local physicians, and a perfectionist streak that allows no room for error.

At 71, I may have slowed down my pace just a little. But most days, you’ll find me behind the pharmacy counter.  It’s a spot I’m reluctant to leave I really do love being a pharmacist.  I like the interaction with people and I feel my customers respect me and trust me so I don’t want to let them down. Even if it’s just giving out a repeat prescription, I want to be the one who is doing it. And when I’m not busy at my pharmacies, I’m focused on my duties as President of the ACA.

Read the rest of the issue online at PMQuarterly.com/Magazine