Benzer Pharmacy Honored as Silver and Bronze Stevie® Awards Winner In 2016 American Business Awards

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Benzer Pharmacy receives recognition for the company’s consistent growth in the health industry

Benzer Pharmacy CEO Manish Patel has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services category in the 14th Annual American Business Awards.

“I am truly delighted to be recognized and mentioned among influential executives in America,” says Manish Patel, CEO of Benzer Pharmacies.

In addition, Benzer Pharmacy Media and PR Manager Emah Madegwa, has also been named winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Communications Professional of the Year category.

Emah advanced the practice of pharmacy by actively being involved in the financial budgeting of a medication disposal program for the company through a campaign dabbed as “Dispose My Meds”, a prescription drug take-back program in partnership with the National Community Pharmacists Association.

"I am currently advocating for better environmental practices and actuating environmental actions by offering information and resources on medication disposal for independent pharmacies in America." Emah says.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20th.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

In the year 2009, Manish Patel co-founded Benzer Pharmacy, a chain of independent retail pharmacies whose mission is to make a difference in the community. 

Manish has several years of experience in the field of pharmacy with extraordinary skills in pharmacy business concepts, Manish has overseen core business management and development of the company including execution and financial management of all the 52 plus pharmacies.

“Benzer Pharmacy is honored to receive these long-standing awards and further congratulates Manish as this award comes days after he was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 finalist for the Florida region.” Narrates Alpesh Patel, President of Benzer Pharmacy.

“This is a phenomenal growth story involving vision, leadership and growth.” One of the judges describes Manish's entry.

"It's great to see Benzer taking actions to protect the environment and ensuring unwanted drugs don't get into the wrong hands. Ms. Madegwa has done a nice job of serving as an advocate and spokesperson for this initiative." One of the judges describes Emah's entry.

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at    

Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail and specialty pharmacies. The first Benzer Pharmacy was opened in year 2009. There are currently over 50 locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and Louisiana. The pharmacy is projected to grow rapidly in-order to reach more customers and to make sure their experiences match their expectations. 

Benzer Pharmacy earned position 1500 in the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for the fastest growing 
private company in America, earned position 39 out of 100 in the 2015 Florida Fast 100 for the fastest-growing private companies in Florida, earned position 67 out of 200 in the 2015 TBBJ 200, Tampa Bay’s largest private companies, voted favorite pharmacy in the 2015 Best of Fuquay Varina in North Carolina, and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription.  For more information:

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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