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Considerations when Grilling Steak

When Bruce Gingrich is not tending to business matters with Lifechek Drug or one of his other endeavors he enjoys grilling.

To grill the perfect steak, consider these tips:

1. Use cowboy steaks. Cowboy steaks are perfectly marbled beef rib-eye or bone-in rib-eye steaks. According to corporate executive chef John Schenk of Strip House, this cut is best for grilling at home because the marbling, also known as fat, bastes the meat during cooking, which results in a juicy steak.

2. Rest the steaks on a grate. Steaks should rest for a minimum of five minutes on a grate once they achieve the desired temperature. Using a grate stops the cooking process by letting air circulate around the meat.

3. Bring the meat to room temperature. When preparing to grill, let steaks sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. This ensures the meat cooks evenly throughout.


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.

License Requirements to Hunt Pheasants in North Dakota

A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, CEO Bruce Gingrich owns the largest single-owner independent drug store chain in the nation, Lifechek Drug. Away from leading his company, Bruce Gingrich makes time to enjoy personal interests, such as hunting pheasants in Canada and North Dakota.

North Dakota’s 2015 pheasant season commences tentatively on October 10 and runs through the beginning of January. Hunters are allowed to begin hunting male pheasants 30 minutes before sunrise and must hold proper licensing to engage in the activity.

All pheasant hunters are required by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to obtain a fishing, hunting, and furbearer certificate. Additionally, the department stipulates residents must acquire a small game license, unless under the age of 16, or a combination license.

Out-of-state hunters must have a valid general game and habitat license as well as a nonresident small game license. Nonresidents should take heed that they are not permitted to hunt pheasant on Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas or conservation Private Land Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) areas between October 10 and 16.

Elvis Presley Endures as a Pop Culture Legend

Bruce Gingrich, the CEO of Lifechek Drug, the largest independently owned drugstore chain in the United States, is a successful entrepreneur in Texas. A fan of classic rock and roll, Bruce Gingrich enjoys the music of Elvis Presley and other iconic performers.

Born in a two-room house in Mississippi, Elvis Aaron Presley combined the popular music of his day with gospel and rhythm and blues to create a novel music sound that influenced American popular culture.

Throughout his illustrious career, Elvis recorded many hit records and starred in 33 successful movies. In addition, Elvis headlined record-breaking tours and became a premier performer in Las Vegas. He earned three Grammy Awards, along with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Every year, fans gather at Elvis’ Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, to pay tribute to the entertainment legend who passed away in 1977. Although his career peaked in the 1950s and 1960s, Elvis draws attention from younger fans, with the bulk of the fans on the Elvis Presley Facebook page being under the age of 35. Elvis also attracts American pop culture fans who may not appreciate his music but do appreciate his enduring legacy.

A Distinctive Museum for Visitors to Glasgow

The CEO of Lifechek Drug, Bruce Gingrich now oversees more than 30 pharmacies across the country. He also has involved himself in the service industry, founding several pubs in Texas. Outside of his dedication to entrepreneurship, Bruce Gingrich has traveled across the world, recently visiting the city of Glasgow in Scotland.

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow holds an impressive array of bicycles, trains, cars, and ship models. The museum even hosts historic interactive displays, including three streets with model shops from 1895 to the 1980s. Replicas include an Italian cafe from the 1930s and an Edwardian photography studio. Right outside the museum rests the Tall Ship at Riverside, the only Clyde-built sailing ship in the United Kingdom.

Outfitted with metal curving walls, the Riverside Museum hearkens back to the shipyards on the Clyde where ships were built under shipwright’s capable guidance. Open at 10 a.m. every day (except Friday and Sunday when it opens at 11 a.m.), the museum accepts visitors until 5 p.m. If desired, visitors may participate in the regular guided tours.

The Greatest Rounds of Golf Ever Played

CEO Bruce Gingrich has owned and run the Lifechek Drug chain of pharmacies for the last 25 years. When he is not overseeing company operations, Bruce Gingrich enjoys playing golf at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugarland, Texas.

In the game of golf, a perfect round is achieved when a player completes all 18 holes at one under par for each hole. On a par 73 course, a perfect round would be scored as a 55, while a 54 would constitute a perfect round on a par 72 course, and so on. To date, no player has ever succeeded in completing a perfect round at a professional tournament. Some have come close. In 2012, Rhein Gibson scored a 55 at the River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma, a par 71 course. Gibson’s round is generally accepted as the lowest score recorded on a major course and has been documented as such by the Guinness Book of World Records.

As far as professional golf tours are concerned, Ryo Ishikawa’s score of 58 at The Crowns, during the 2010 Japan Golf Tour, is the lowest. He finished the round 12 under par. Fifteen golfers have scored 59 during professional competition, with six of them coming in with scores 13 under par. David Duval achieved this feat in the final round of the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, one of only three players in the history of the PGA tour to do so, during what many consider to be the finest single round of golf ever played.

NACDS Advocacy Efforts

As the CEO and owner of Lifechek Drug, Bruce Gingrich participates in several organizations that advocate for the drug store industry. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) not only provides networking opportunities and increased visibility for companies owned by people like Bruce Gingrich, but advocates on their behalf to legislative organizations as well.

NACDS-PAC, the organization’s political action committee, helps candidates who intend to advocate on behalf of pharmacies and patients seek election. By allowing large numbers of members and other supportive individuals to pool their contributions, NACDS-PAC allows for more effective and targeted political giving than individual donations could possibly achieve. NACDS also operates a grassroots advocacy program, RxIMPACT Grassroots, for pharmacists and other members of the pharmacy field; the program provides information on how to contact lawmakers on key pharmacy issues. Members can also go to the advocacy section of the NACDS website to learn more about current policy initiatives and how they affect drug stores and pharmacy professionals.