Finalists named in NCPA student business plan competition

July 18, 2013

Student pharmacists from the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of the Pacific are finalists in 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

Student pharmacists from the University of Arkansas, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of the Pacific are finalists in 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

The teams will present their plans at NCPA’s annual convention this October. The first-place winner will receive $3,000 donated to its NCPA student chapter and $3,000 to its school to promote independent pharmacy. About 40 schools entered the competition.

“Every year, we are impressed by the quality and caliber of the student business plans, and this year is no different,” said Donnie Calhoun, NCPA president.  “We look forward to seeing the top three finalists showcase their plans for independent pharmacy ownership in a live competition at our [convention].”

The business plan competition honors the late Neil Pruitt Sr. and the late H. Joseph Schutte, both independent pharmacists. Students create a business plans for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new one.