NACDS Hosts 2016 Regional Chain Conference in Fort Lauderdale

As CEO of Lifechek Drug, Bruce Gingrich leads the largest independently owned drugstore chain in the United States. To ensure continued success, Bruce Gingrich enhances his expertise through active involvement with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

NACDS heads to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in February for its 2016 Regional Chain Conference. Commencing on February 7, the event spans three days and includes speakers Deborah Kelly, partner and deputy general counsel of Dickstein Shapiro, and Doug Long, industry relations vice president of IMS Health. Attendees will learn about pharmaceutical trends, marketing strategies, and relationship development. Select sessions provide continuing education credits that must be claimed within 60 days of the program.

The conference is business casual. New participants will benefit from attending the First-Timer’s Orientation, and all guests should make time to join the Super Bowl party on Sunday evening, which serves as an icebreaker and networking opportunity.


Paying Attention on the Golf Course

Bruce Gingrich has served as CEO and owner of Lifechek Drug in Richmond, Texas, for the last 25 years. Outside of work, Bruce Gingrich enjoys staying active by playing golf. A longtime member of the Sweetwater Country Club, he also enjoys traveling and playing on new courses whenever possible.

Golf can be difficult for newcomers not only because of the inherent challenge of putting the ball in the hole but also because for every official rule of the sport, there exists an unspoken article of etiquette players are expected to comply with. This holds especially true for recreational golfers at a club or public course, as their behavior affects all other golfers on the course. For a number of reasons, one of the most important aspects of on-course etiquette involves simply paying attention. First and foremost, vigilant golfers are less likely to be struck by a wayward ball or errant swing. While such injuries are not exceedingly common on a golf course, they do result in some of the most serious injuries in the sport. Keeping one’s eye on the player teeing off while remaining at a safe distance should essentially eliminate all possibilities of this happening.

Pace of play is also important when considering that individual and groups of golfers follow one another along the course. Unobservant golfers who are not ready for their turn at the tee or can’t find their balls in the fairway can cost their group a great deal of time over the course of 18 holes, which can cause problems for groups playing behind at a normal pace. With this in mind, golfers should ready their clubs in advance and always be prepared to step up to the tee or onto the green when their time comes.