|Don and Robbie have lived in Emporia since 1972 when they purchased Harris Drug Company. During a 38-year career in pharmacy and small business ownership,Hill's Apothecary, Inc. has grown and now operates two Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.
Don continues as a full-time pharmacist and CEO of the company while blending family, church, community, and public service responsibilities and opportunities. The Medicine Shoppes employee four additional full-time pharmacists and more than 20 other full and part-time employees.
Hill's Apothecary has been recognized as Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year and has received Emporians for Drug Awareness Commerce Award.
Professionally, Don is active in the Kansas Pharmacists Association, the Kansas Pharmacy Service Corporation and the National Community Pharmacists Association. He has been recognized by his peers as the 1989 recipient of the Bowl of Hygea Community Service Award and as the Kansas Pharmacist of the Year in 2003.
Don is an adjunct instructor of the Kansas University Pharmacy School and has served as President of the KU Pharmacy School Advisory Council. Don continues to serve as Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Opportunities Group organized by Kansas pharmacists and pharmacy organizations in collaboration with the Pharmacy School.