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June 3, 2012

Business Briefs: June 3, 2012

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Hannaford’s multi-year effort to achieve this industry-leading milestone has been driving sustainability improvements among dozens of suppliers and involved product changes in more than 50 instances.

Pharmacy online

PLATTSBURGH — Condo Pharmacy

has joined forces with Keep Your Pharmacy Open in hopes of expanding their reach and providing better customer service. Their Facebook page, My Local Pharmacy, has more than 64,000 fans and has a reach of almost 300,000 people.

Independent pharmacies are gaining more strength to combat advertising campaigns by big-box stores. It has been proven that independent pharmacies rank higher in customer service, knowledge about medicine, and make fewer mistakes than their corporate competitors, according to the company.

Condo Pharmacy is locally owned and operated by Steve Moore. Moore and his staff understand the impact social media has on independent businesses, and how necessary it is to push the boundaries of what customer service can be. With 850 million active users on Facebook, the aim is to strengthen the store’s relationship with its customers and the community as a whole.

Having a Facebook page enables the pharmacy and its users to interact on a daily basis, which allows for a relay of store, health, sale and neighborhood information. The store looks forward to establishing an open dialog and providing a forum to exchange ideas with its patrons outside of the store.

Find them at www.face

book.com/CondoPharmacy.

Car show

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Chamber of Commerce

will present the 14th Annual Great Adirondack Car Show, Craft Fair and Giant Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Crete Center. Visitors will see cars, trucks and motorcycles from every era competing in 30 different classes. Participants may enter their vehicle before June 11 for $10.

This family event also features a Giant Garage Sale along with a Craft Fair. Participants can turn their stuff into cash by setting up a table and selling items, or they may wander through the tables and find treasures to take home. Space is available for $20 in advance or $30 at the show.

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