Chris Border of Belpre, OH Nominated for Pharmacist of the Year
Point Pleasant, W. Va. (February 10, 2014) – Fruth Pharmacy would like to announce Chris Border as a nominee for Pharmacist of the Year.
Special ‘Employee of the Year’ awards are given in four categories each year to Fruth Pharmacy employees: Technician of the Year, Manager of the Year, Pharmacist of the Year, and Associate of the Year. Employees were nominated by their peers and customers.
Lynne Fruth explained Fruth Pharmacy’s annual service awards, “We celebrate the loyalty of employees who have reached a landmark year in their career. We also recognize those who made a significant contribution to the success of the company and those whose kindness and compassion have made difficult days a little easier for our customers.”
Chris Border, a pharmacist for Fruth Pharmacy in Belpre, OH, was nominated for Pharmacist of the Year. Mr. Border was chosen as one of 12 nominees from over 700 employees.
Border, son of long-time Parkersburg area Pharmacist Larry Border, never intended to follow in his father’s footsteps. Starting out as an engineering major, Border originally planned a different career path. A college professor encouraged Border to take a job as a pharmacy technician due to his math and science skills. After working as a technician, Border developed his own love of the pharmacy profession and applied to WVU School of Pharmacy. He has been employed by Fruth Pharmacy for over three years.
“My father was a great pharmacist, but more importantly, he was a great man. He never told me to be a pharmacist, he just told me to grow up and do something with my life. It just so happened I fell into the same profession,” Border stated.
The following are excerpts from a few of Border’s nominations:
“Chris goes the extra mile for you. Knows you by name and explains everything for you. Always cheerful and makes you feel special. No one is better than Chris; he makes you feel always welcome. God bless him.”
“My daughter took too much Motrin in the evening, I called Fruth for help. This wonderful man not only helped me with the situation, he totally calmed me over the phone. He figured out how much she had taken and with her age and weight if it would be an overdose. And he told me what to watch for. I got better educated knowledge from him than if I had called the poison control center. He went the extra mile for my daughter and myself. You can tell he loves his job, he is not just there for the money.”