Michigan Pharmacy Technician and Maryland Customer Each Win $2,500 Rite Aid Gift Card in Customer Service Contest
CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is proud to announce the two winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Milford, Mich., and Theresa Forrest, a loyal Rite Aid customer from Gwynn Oak, Md., were both selected at random from more than 11,000 unique entries. The contest was designed to recognize Rite Aid pharmacy associates for their commitment to providing excellent customer service.
To enter, customers submitted mail-in nominations and online ballots during American Pharmacists Month in October. The names of one customer and one pharmacy team member were each randomly drawn to receive $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards. All nominated Rite Aid pharmacy team members will be recognized with a Favorite Pharmacy Team Member lapel pin and a letter of commendation from CEO of Rite Aid Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale and Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Jocelyn Konrad.
“We are excited to celebrate the Rite Aid pharmacy teams who are continuing to provide caring moments of service to loyal customers across the country,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “With more than 11,000 entries, it’s phenomenal to see the appreciation our customers have for their local pharmacy associates, and I’d like to thank each nominated team member for championing Rite Aid’s promise to deliver outstanding customer service – With us, it’s personal.”
Sharon Balser, Rite Aid’s winning Pharmacy Team Member, has been a pharmacy technician for nearly 30 years at the store in Milford, Mich. and was nominated six times this year. Balser is known for her kindness and her ability to consistently help customers while making them feel appreciated.
“With more than 30 years at Rite Aid, Sharon is the perfect example of what it means to provide excellent service with a personal touch,” said Rony Foumia, Rite Aid pharmacy district manager. “I’m thrilled that her hard work and dedication are being recognized as she is truly an exceptional pharmacy technician.”
Rite Aid’s winning customer is Theresa Forrest of Gwynn Oak, Md. She participated in the program by nominating a pharmacy technician at her local store in Baltimore.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
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