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President's Message - Women in Leadership: Bridging the Gap

I thoroughly enjoyed attending this year’s ICHP Spring Meeting held in Peoria on April 8-10, 2016. There were a number of unique things about this year’s Spring Meeting. First, it was held in conjunction with another association – the... Read More

Directly Speaking - ICHP Opens Its Advocacy Center

Jim Owen, ICHP’s Legislative Consultant in Springfield, and I have preached, pleaded and begged you, ICHP’s members, to get involved legislatively for years. We’ve asked you to contact your State Representative or State Senator or bot... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Things begin to move in April

With the return of the House after a nearly month long hiatus and the Senate after the Easter break, bills have begun to move quickly in Springfield. That is, all but bills related to the budget. It appears that a budget agreement may not occur until a... Read More

President's Message - Survival Skills

This past weekend, my seven-year old son, Ben, and I embarked on a great adventure. We spent the weekend camping with other members of his Cub Scout Pack in Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Indiana. It was Ben’s first time camping, and h... Read More

Directly Speaking - Letters I Hate and Love to Sign!

Every month, I have chosen to personally sign letters that go to members whose memberships have expired. The letter is polite and aimed at coaxing these members back into the fold. And fortunately, that often happens! The letter is a gentle reminder th... Read More

Government Affairs Report - The Fun Has Begun

The bill introduction deadline has passed, so we hope this is it. Although we have seen the General Assembly break almost every one of their rules over the past 9-10 months, so it’s anyone’s guess if there will be more to come. In general, ... Read More

President's Message - Strengthen Your Chances of Success with Soft Skills

During pharmacy school, students tend to spend more time and emphasis increasing their knowledge about a myriad of pharmacy-related topics. However, what most new practitioners discover soon after starting to practice is that having knowledge is only h... Read More

Directly Speaking - License Renewal Time Is Here!

March is a special month for many of us. It hosts St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, often Easter and Passover, the first signs of spring and license renewal for pharmacy technicians and students annually and pharmacists and pharmacies every other... Read More

Government Affairs Report - What We Know

It’s early February and no 2016 Illinois budget is in sight. The chasm between the Governor and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly seems as wide as ever. While more than 70% of government services are being funded by court order, many... Read More

President's Message - Mentorship

Recently, I received a very nice note from a student thanking me for taking the time to write letters of recommendation for her. I had worked with her in several different capacities during her pharmacy school journey, so I had many positive things to ... Read More

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