Award winners: VGM Insurance, NCPA’s Jim Spoon

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Waterloo, Iowa-based VGM Insurance Services has been named one of Business Insurance Magazines’s Best Places to Work for 2018. The award recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by assessing each company following an analysis of policies, practices and demographics, as well as a review of confidential employee surveys…Jim Spoon, PharmD, owner of Spoon Drug in Sand Springs, Okla., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association 2018 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the year. Spoon received the award, sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, at NCPA’s recent annual convention in Boston. The award recognizes an independent pharmacist for exemplary leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and their community. It is named in honor or Simmons, a former executive secretary of NCPA and a long-time trustee of the NCPA Foundation.