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Monday, March 30, 2009

Drug store stimulus plan

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM

If you went to school in Fayetteville, you're familiar with Collier Drugs. Its owner has come up with a local economic stimulus plan. Highlight from full release on the jump:

Some businessmen watch the economy rise and fall and feel it is out of control. But one area business man has an idea to spur on local small business economy and encourages other small business owners to do the same.
 
Mel Collier of Collier Drug Stores is starting the change where he can; right in his own store with his employees.
 
During the month of April, if any Collier Drug Store employee purchases items or food from a locally owned, Northwest Arkansas (not a chain) business or restaurant then Mel will reimburse the Collier Drug employee 50% of their purchases up to $100 and up to $150 if the business owner of the store is a current customer of Collier Drug Stores.
 
Mel Collier says of the idea, “This is our way of stimulating the economy and the buying power of our community. If other business owners conduct this plan for their employees, together we can help our communities when they need it most.”

 

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Some businessmen watch the economy rise and fall and feel it is out of control. But one area business man has an idea to spur on local small business economy and encourages other small business owners to do the same.
 
Mel Collier of Collier Drug Stores is starting the change where he can; right in his own store with his employees.
 
During the month of April, if any Collier Drug Store employee purchases items or food from a locally owned, Northwest Arkansas (not a chain) business or restaurant then Mel will reimburse the Collier Drug employee 50% of their purchases up to $100 and up to $150 if the business owner of the store is a current customer of Collier Drug Stores.
 
Mel Collier says of the idea, “This is our way of stimulating the economy and the buying power of our community. If other business owners conduct this plan for their employees, together we can help our communities when they need it most.”
 
Mel comes from a long line of savvy business owners who try new things for the good of the community. Rich in history, friendship and a desire to help others throughout their 92 years, Collier Drug Store has continuously offered Northwest Arkansas their unique services while offering compassion, knowledge and friendly smiles to all who enter.
 
Collier Drug Store began with M.M. Collier in 1917 as Red Cross Drug Store on the Fayetteville Square. The store offered many conveniences for that time period, including delivery and charge accounts.
 
In 1930, Morris G. Collier, M.M.’s son, joined the business after completing pharmacy school. Because the depression was affecting so many people, they wanted to create a pleasant place to come for care and kindness.
 
In 1950, Collier Rexall Drug Store opened on Dickson Street. This store featured a soda fountain and the first set of electric doors in Arkansas. When the Red Cross Drug Store caught fire five years later, they moved to Dickson Street.
 
Carl and Morris, Morris G.’s sons, graduated from pharmacy school in 1960 and joined the family business. In 1973, Collier Drug Store became the first pharmacy in Arkansas and fourth in the U.S. to use computers for prescription tracking and record keeping.
 
In 1990, the fourth generation joined the business. In 2007, Carl’s son Mel Collier took ownership.
 
Collier Drug Stores has locations in Fayetteville, Farmington, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and Willow Creek/Johnson. Collier Drug Stores began in 1917 when the Collier family opened Red Cross Drug Store on the Fayetteville Square. Collier Drug Stores can be found online at www.CollierDrug.com


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