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Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition—Application Deadline: May 15, 2011

The application deadline for the Business Plan Competition is just a few days away! Please postmark your business plans before Sunday, May 15, 2011. Please also submit a PDF document of your plan to along with your written plan submission.

The Business Plan Competition helps young pharmacy entrepreneurs develop the blueprint necessary for buying an existing independent community pharmacy or developing a new pharmacy. You could also win a trip to the 2011 NCPA Annual Convention in Nashville, TN and the 2012 Multiple Locations Conference at the Grand Beach Resort in Naples, FL!

Interested in National Pharmacy Legislation and Government Affairs?
Register today for NCPA's 43rd Annual Conference on National Legislation and Government Affairs! This is the most empowering opportunity you'll have this year to advocate for your profession. Click here for online registration or a registration form.

The Conference will be held on May 23-25, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The cost to NCPA student members is discounted at $50 and the cost for NCPA non-student members is $75 which includes NCPA membership for one year.

Attending the NCPA Legislative Conference is vital to the profession and students are KEY to NCPA's political success! We are operating in a critical time for independent community pharmacy. New challenges emerge every day and we need your involvement! This meeting is your opportunity to show pharmacy's clout and pair with NCPA pharmacy owners from your state to visit Capitol Hill and discuss pressing issues to your profession. Don't miss a new Student Session from 11am – 12:30pm on Monday, May 23 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill before the conference begins!

Also, pharmacy students and pharmacists can promote our issues to policymakers by using the NCPA Legislative Action Center. We need your help now more than ever! Sign up for regular action alerts that provide updates and requests for you to contact your member of Congress on issues of importance. Put a local face on national issues. Ensure your representatives in Washington, DC understand the important role that you play in health care delivery to the community.


NCPA Student Chapter End of Year Report—Deadline: May 31, 2011
NCPA Student Chapter End of Year Reports should be completed by each active NCPA student chapter. End of Year Reports are due on or by May 31, 2011. NCPA will recognize the top three student chapters and the most improved student chapter at our annual convention in October based on Chapter End of Year Report submissions.

The winner of Chapter of the Year receives a cash award of $2,000. First runner-up, second runner-up, and the most improved chapter will receive $1,000, $500, and $250 respectively. The award is based on activities during the preceding school year. Criteria include: neighborhood community service, creating members, promoting independent pharmacy, advocating legislative action, fundraising/misc., Business Plan Competition submission, MTM Challenge report submission, Legislative Advocacy Challenge report submission, and chapter bylaw submission. Click here for a report form.


May 11, 2011

Dates & Deadlines

May 15, 2011
Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition Entry Deadline

May 31, 2011
MTM Challenge Deadline

Chapter End of Year Report Deadline

Has Your Chapter Completed a Successful Chapter Project?
Share a brief description of your successful chapter project and the results of your efforts in your school and/or community! We want to recognize NCPA student chapters for their outstanding efforts and share your ideas and success stories with other NCPA student chapters! Contact Afton Yurkon at to share your story to be posted in the Chapter Highlights section of the NCPA website.

NCPA Outreach Visits for Fall 2011
Are you interested in a visit to your School or College of Pharmacy from NCPA staff, NCPA Ambassadors (NCPA Member Owners) and/or an NCPA Student Leadership Council representative? We would be happy to coordinate a visit with you! Please contact NCPA Student Affairs at and provide us with dates of availability when known. We are already starting to schedule meetings for August and beyond!

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