POTTSTOWN – The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce recognized new businesses within the Boyertown area and awarded the James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award to the owners of The Medicine Shoppe in Boyertown at the 2022 Boyertown Area Progress Dinner on March 30.
Think of the corner stores, from years past, that made up the framework of the communities where they were located. The Medicine Shoppe operates with that same philosophy, of knowing their customers by name, understanding their medical situations, and guiding them through their concerns. The Medicine Shoppe owners and pharmacists Ed and Terry Hudon were honored with the Quality of Life Award for their outstanding contributions to the community.
The Hudons, partnered with the school district, organized, promoted, and facilitated COVID-19 vaccination clinics for the community. They worked non-stop to not-only fill customer’s prescriptions without shutting their doors and/or causing inconvenience during the pandemic’s shutdown but also put in countless hours to vaccinate thousands coming to the clinics, according to a press release.
“We are health care professionals first, and we are here together to make sure our communities are healthy and stay safe and we want to make sure that everyone knows that. That we care,” said Terry Hudon in the Boyertown Area Progress Dinner video presentation that featured The Medicine Shoppe.
Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach, also in attendance, added his commendation to the Hudon’s vaccination efforts.
Boyertown Area School District Superintendent Marybeth Torchia presented the pharmacists with the Quality of Life Award.
In addition, the Hudons received a formal citation from state Sen. Bob Mensch’s office at the dinner, acknowledging their dedication to the community.
The Annual Progress Dinner’s main purpose is to focus attention on the new businesses within the Boyertown area. The annual video presentation also featured Tower Health Urgent Care in Gilbertsville, Community Health & Dental Care in Bally, General Carl Spaatz Army Air Force Museum in Boyertown, and New Hanover United Methodist Church’s North Campus in Gilbertsville, as well as event host TriCounty Area Chamber’s President Eileen Dautrich.
The event also included the chamber’s announcement of renaming the Boyertown High School FBLA Scholarship to the Richard L. Graver FBLA Scholarship, to honor the memory of the late Rich Graver, former chamber chairman of the board, active member and strong supporter of the Boyertown community.
The dinner event was sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Community Health & Dental Care and Tompkins VIST Bank and Gold Sponsors Boyertown Oil and Propane – Cool Crew, The Body-Borneman Companies and Global Advanced Metals; and Silver Sponsors Bally Block Company, Everything Printing, Fleetwood Bank, Herb Real Estate Inc. and Martin Stone Quarries Inc.
A business advocate since 1927, TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization serving businesses in southeastern Berks, western Montgomery, and northern Chester counties, as well as along the Route 422 Corridor.