Village Pharmacy Celebrates 15 Years of Serving Hampstead
July 16, 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of Village Pharmacy of Hampstead.
When we opened our doors all those years ago, our goal was to serve the small underserved village of Hampstead, NC. Our first site was located just North of the Beacon, inside the same building as my husband’s medical practice. With just two employees, plus myself, our business started growing as customers liked the convenience of the location, and the personal service they received.
We moved to our current location at the Beacon about eight years ago and today we are even more ingrained in the community. We have grown to two locations (with our sister store in Rocky Point) and 20 employees.
Most of our staff lives in either Wilmington or Pender County, and many of them were born and raised here. A lot of our employees have children in the public schools (mine both graduated from Laney High). We volunteer in the classroom and in churches. We also volunteer for the Humane Society, Kiwanis Club, and the Knights of Columbus.
When we can, we like to hire local high school students so they can gain experience of working with the general public, and in a professional environment. It helps them gain confidence, teaches work ethic, and helps in the college application process.
Over the years we’ve had customers bring us flowers and homemade treats. We’ve watched kids grow up, and unfortunately, witnessed patients grow old and pass away. It’s an honor to be able to serve you all and we’re thankful for the opportunity to provide you with the best experience possible.
We try very hard as a pharmacy family to give back to our community that has given so much to us. And as a way to say thank you, we celebrated with pizza, cake and cookies for our customers. We had several dozen families stop by to help us celebrate our anniversary.
It was just a small token of appreciation, but it meant a lot to all of us to have so many of you stop by and say hello! We really do appreciate all of you who have supported us, and told your friends and family about us. Next year we’ll celebrate 10 years at our Rocky Point store. We wouldn’t be here without you!