Gate City Pharmacy

Keri Arthur works at Gate City Pharmacy at the Friendly Center.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Phone: (336) 292-6888

Online: www.gatecitypharmacy.com

What makes your business special?

“I think people choose us because of the customer service we provide. We want every customer to feel like they’ve had the best possible experience, and we respect everyone — basically we treat everyone the way we would want our family to be treated,” says Janie Underwood Skertich, owner/pharmacist. “We also offer some unique services: delivery, medication therapy management, where we sit down with customers one on one and sort through all their prescriptions and any potential interactions and medicine synchronization .”

What’s the best thing about running a business in Guilford County?

“We feel like the size of Greensboro lends itself to a real community atmosphere. The people who work here (at Gate City Pharmacy) also live here so you see them at school, at church, out shopping. They’re your neighbors,” says Skertich. “Plus our customers are loyal; most of our advertising is from word of mouth, and we’re grateful for the people who come in and tell us that their parents or grandparents were customers. That’s really been the key to our success.” The pharmacy is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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