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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
I was driving up St. George Boulevard the other day and did a quick double take when I saw the name "Stapley Pharmacy" over the Bateman Pharmacy door.
Stapley Pharmacy is a name relatively new to the St. George area. I knew that Evan and Faith Stapley had purchased Bateman Pharmacy more than 28 years ago. Evan graduated from pharmacy school in 1976 and became a Bateman employee. Three years later he was given the opportunity to purchase the company.
However, the Bateman Pharmacy name had been a fixture in St. George for well over 40 years. The Batman family founded the business and established a reputation for fairness, quality and competitive pricing. Evan and Faith felt the name was so respected that they wanted to keep it after they bought the company.
Now Evan and Faith's son, Brad Stapley, who recently graduated from pharmacy school, has entered the business. It seemed appropriate and timely that the Stapley name be used for the store. The transition has gone smoothly; the people, location and business practices are still the same. Loyal customers who frequent the pharmacy and gift shop knew they would still be treated as an individual and not as a number.
Even with new innovations in the pharmacy profession, Stapley Pharmacy practices the philosophy of personally caring for each customer. The business also offers compounding as an option for pharmaceutical needs, providing each person with individualized medications. I also enjoyed seeing all the beautiful gift items the pharmacy carries.
Brad Stapley was recently named as a 2008 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in Utah. The award is presented annually to a pharmacist in each state for individual excellence and outstanding contributions in state pharmacy association activities, community affairs and professional practice. The Stapley Pharmacy name is new to St. George, but the Stapleys are a constant that have been appreciated for more than 28 years.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.