North Carolina Millennial Business Leaders

Our President & CEO, Samantha Godfrey was invited to be a guest on the segment, Working Lunch. Host Joe Stewart talks chats with her and other next generation entrepreneurs to find out what drives them, what challenges they face, and where do they go next.

Care Packages Make it to Bahrain!

In 2016 we said our goodbyes to one of our favorite Sales Representatives, Maria Montoya. As a Navy reservist, she was up for deployment and has been away since August. Before Christmas UDS donated personal care items to Operation Eagle and put in a request that Miss Montoya’s unit receive some Christmas care packages. She recently updated us on how she's been and with her permission, we want to share some of her thoughts.

Q: How are you doing?
A: I'm good! I miss my dog – I miss him more than anything in the world. Other than that, I'm adapting well. There's something refreshing about "roughing it" out here. The quiet times serve as a time to reflect on the home life and re-evaluate and appreciate some things and people back home. This country is quite nice. It's a bit of a culture shift but nothing too shocking. The people I have encountered so far are very patriotic and the civilians are very loving and supportive of their troops. It feels great to serve my country; active duty has its ups and downs but it's very consistent. Knowing you are mission essential to the mission instills a sense of pride and patriotism. The relationships I've built within my unit are the best part. I can go back saying I've made 160 new brothers and sisters.

Q: What did you think of the Christmas stockings Operation Eagle sent?!
A: The stockings were great! The frog fuels and candy were a hit—some of the guys were even fighting over them! Also, we enjoyed the personal care items. Very handy stuff. The little first aid kits were cool to keep in our backpacks.

Q: How do you spend your free time there?
A: I had a chance to see a few things around town, but now I'm busy taking 3 classes since they are free with tuition assistance. The MWR also brings some entertainment to us. Musicians, Cheerleaders, comedians, even magicians!

Q: Lastly, any message you want us to pass along to your former UDS accounts?
A: Yes! I miss my customers! We used to have such a good time chatting. Now that I do some supply work for SECFOR, I understand how difficult procurement can be and I have great respect for the work they do.

She has promised to send us more pictures from abroad, but in the meantime check out the Operation Eagle facebook page for current photos.

United Drug Supply--Appears on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing List 2 years in a Row!

NEW YORK, August 18, 2016Inc. magazine today ranked United Drug Supply NO. 1109 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“Supporting the growth of small businesses is critical to our country’s economic health,” says President & CEO Samantha Godfrey. “We couldn’t have done it without our hometown community support from the Council of Entrepreneurial Development NC, Four Oaks Bank, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Defense Business Association & Wyrick Robbins Law Firm.”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. 

"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 18 through 20, in San Antonio, TX. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as best-selling author and strategist Tony Robbins, SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, Cornerstone OnDemand founder, president and CEO Adam Miller, Marvell Technology Group director and co-founder Weili Dai, and New Belgium Brewing co-founder and executive chair Kim Jordan.

About United Drug Supply

United Drug Supply is a pharmaceutical & medical supply distributor dedicated to serving our nation’s military facilities. As a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise, we recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today. Be Exceptional is our mantra and it fuels our drive to expand our active 5 yr. FSS Schedule & DOD Contracts. To partner and connect with our 40yr. contracting veteran team please visit www.uniteddrugsupply.com

CONTACT:
Jessica Zappulla
Jessica@uniteddrugsupply.com
Direct Line: 919-214-9812

 More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology

The 2016 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. 

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

For more information, contact:

Inc. Media
Drew Kerr

212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com

 

United Drug Supply Receives Certification as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise

Morrisville, NC (July 5th, 2016) – United Drug Supply, a pharmaceutical and medical supply distributor, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Greater Women’s Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

“We’ve become an emerging leader in pharmaceutical and med-surge contracting with the government because of our awareness that there is a patient waiting at the end of the supply chain”, states United’s President & CEO Samantha Godfrey. "The dedicated individuals within the government who push every day to take care of our nation’s veterans push us to do better. It’s our nation’s responsibility to take care of these individuals and we are proud to do our part."

About United Drug Supply, Inc.
United Drug Supply is a pharmaceutical and medical supply distributor dedicated to serving our nation’s military facilities. As a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise, we recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today. Be Exceptional is our mantra and it fuels our drive to expand our active 5 yr. FSS Schedule & DOD Contracts. To partner and connect with our 40yr. contracting veteran team please visit www.uniteddrugsupply.com

About WBENC
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.
To learn more about WBENC, please visit http://www.wbenc.org

Do you need to prove you're hitting your supplier diversity goals?
View our WBENC Certificate & download here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Jessica Zappulla    Jessica@uniteddrugsupply.com     888-996-7943 x201

UDS Named One of America's Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers for 2016

On March 11th 2016, United Drug Supply was honored by being named one of America’s Outstanding Navy Reserve Employers for 2016.  This distinction is bestowed upon companies, regardless of size or industry, to recognize their contributions to our national defense.  UDS was nominated by Petty Officer3rd Class Maria Montoya. 

When asked why she felt the need to nominate UDS, Maria stated “It's something they had brought up during drill weekend, so I filled out a form nominating Samantha and UDS. I thought it would be a good way to show Samantha how much I appreciate her teaching me and pushing me to always improve.” Montoya also notes that Samantha hired her right out of college with only military work experience to offer: “She's really supportive of my military career, she gives me time off, and works around my training whenever it conflicts with my regular work time.”

Upon receiving the award, President & CEO Samantha Godfrey stated “It’s our duty as a business to employ those who have and continue to serve our country. Without these individuals we wouldn’t have the entrepreneurial business environment we do today. We are extremely proud of and inspired by Petty Officer Montoya and look forward to her safe return." Petty Officer Montoya will be deployed to Bahrain in September of this year.

UDS has been invited by the Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Robin Braun, to attend the Navy Reserve’s 2016 Navy Employer Recognition Event on June 24thin Norfolk, VA. This event will give us the opportunity to speak with several Reserve Sailors to discuss their roles and responsibilities. 

Some other highlights for the day will include:
• Visit Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek
• SEAL TEAM 18 tour
• Visit Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
• Visit Norfolk Naval Station
• U.S. Navy ship tour
• U.S. Naval aircraft displays and tours
• Reception at Naval Station Norfolk’s historic Pennsylvania House, located on Admiral’s Row.

For more information about the nomination, please see here

UDS Supports Employee & Navy Reservist Maria Montoya’s Deployment

If you’ve ever met any of the UDS staff at an event, chances are it was our Maria Montoya.  She brings energy into all of her conversations which is part of what makes her a valuable asset to our team as an Account Manager.  She started in the summer of 2013 in customer service and lead generation and rapidly moved her way up to sales where she excelled. 

In addition to her duties here at work she has been a reservist in the U.S. Navy since 2010.  She is currently ranked as Petty Office 3rd Class and is posted as Master at Arms in her unit.  She recently signed up for an additional two years and has been chosen for deployment along with two other members of her unit. 

 While we are immensely proud of her dedication to her national duties, she will be missed when she leaves in September. She will be stationed in Bahrain for almost a full year with a month long training session in Texas before flying out.  For those unfamiliar with the area, Bahrain is an island in the Persian Gulf.  She is most excited about experiencing a different culture and the fact that it will be a 180 from what she is currently doing. 

 When asked about what she will miss at UDS her immediate reply was my “work husband” Michael Pickett!  After a short laugh, she went on to include the entire UDS staff and not so subtly hinted that she is expecting a care package from us through Operation Eagle. She has promised to keep us updated and has agreed to let us share her updates with you as well!

Maria we are thankful for your service to the United States!

UDS Attends CED Life Science Conference.

Our team had an amazing time at the CED Life Science Conference this week. Speakers ranged from Bob Hugin speaking on the entrepreneurial spirit, to Jeffrey Pollard on participatory medicine, to Robert Lefkowitz share his experience receiving the Nobel Prize. And while we thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone, we must say that the CED organizers did a fantastic job organizing the panel discussions--our favorite panelist was Cindy Whitehead.  She is one of the Co-Founders and former CEO of Raleigh company Sprout Pharmaceuticals.  The company is most know for their efforts to get the drug Addyi approved by the FDA.  

 

UDS CEO participates in local Chamber of Commerce panel.

Our CEO Samantha Godfrey was in good company last week at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce KNOW luncheon.  Other panelists included Pat Eder of Divinity Café and Angela Johanningmeier of John Deere. The chamber regularly has events for the local community to network and learn from each other. Together the panelists answered all of the hard-hitting questions, ranging from Emotional Intelligence, to being a woman in the corporate world, and most importantly how to harness a woman's intuition for business success.  One of the quotes that stuck with us was by panelist Billie Redmond, “Self awareness is the beginning of wisdom”.

To learn more about the KNOW Luncheon Series, click here.

UDS Pharma's CEO Honored with James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year Award

On Friday, January 29th 2016, United Drug Supply’s President & CEO, Samantha Godfrey was honored with the James M. Pugh Small Business of the Year award. Godfrey was recognized for her small business success and excellence for the previous year. The criteria for this award includes that the business must be privately-held, it must have fewer than 100 full-time employees, and the owner must be actively involved in community activities. Godfrey states that United Drug Supply couldn’t thrive without the support of the Triangle area’s community and partners. She is profoundly appreciative and grateful for the honor and the future opportunities to come. 

Read about the Morrisville 25th Annual Meeting by clicking here

Welcome to the World, UDS Babies!

We are happy to announce the arrival of two UDS newborns! Please join us in welcoming Taylen Nguyen and Rodney Covington! Taylen (pictured top) was born on 12/13/15 at 7lbs, 10oz and stretching 20.5 inches. Rodney (pictured bottom) arrived on 01/13/16 at 8lbs, 13oz and 21 inches long. 

Congratulations to our team members Mercedes and Stacey who recently brought these two baby boys into the world! We are excited to have them both as the newest additions to the UDS team. Today we celebrate new life and happiness through these bundles of joy!

UDS Pharma's CEO Honored with ESGR's Patriot Award

 Upper right photo pictured left to right: Petty Officer Maria Montoya, United States Navy Reserve, Ken Oppenheim, ESGR, and Samantha Godfrey, United Drug Supply CEO

Upper right photo pictured left to right: Petty Officer Maria Montoya, United States Navy Reserve, Ken Oppenheim, ESGR, and Samantha Godfrey, United Drug Supply CEO

Last week the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense Office, honored our President and CEO Samantha Godfrey for her support of Petty Officer Maria Montoya, Security Group, Naval Operational Support Center, United States Navy Reserve. The Patriot Award recognizes bosses and supervisors who are supportive of National Guard or Reserve duty when they are activated. These awardees are bosses who make accommodations and the necessary arrangements to support Citizen Warriors including flexible schedules, time off during deployment, and granting leaves of absence when needed.

"Organizations like United Drug Supply recognize the extraordinary value Guard and Reserve employees bring to their workplace," said North Carolina ESGR Committee Chair Ron Bogle.  "Hiring them is not just the right thing to do; it is the business-smart thing to do."

Read ESGR’s article about Samantha's award and recognition by clicking here.   

UDS Employee Spotlight

Meet our Chief Morale Officer

Fulfilling the duties of maintaining respect and morale within the workplace, Scud upholds his position as UDS Pharma's CMO - Chief Morale Officer. Scud ensures that all employees are happy and motivated. He brings ideas and inspiration to the team, ensuring productivity and integrity. Although Scud is in charge of removing distractions at the office, he is quite the ladies man. A hard worker, Scud stays in the office every Monday thru Friday. In his free time he enjoys swimming and kayaking. His other hobbies include show marathons, trying out new restaurants, and food truck rodeos.

 

Inc. Magazine Unveils 34th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - The Inc. 5000. United Drug Supply ranks No. 1584 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 256%.

NEW YORK, August 12, 2015 -- Inc. magazine today ranked UNITED DRUG SUPPLY NO. 1584 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

"We are delighted to learn that we are among 2015 fastest growing companies. Our focus has always been on knowing our customers. Cultivating strong relationships & listening to their needs has been instrumental in our growth as a pharmaceutical distributor,” says CEO Samantha Godfrey. “When considering the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, timing & reliability are now more critical than ever. We never lose sight of the fact that our ability to source & deliver products on time affects patient care."   

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main "sharks" on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.

About United Drug Supply
Founded by Samantha Godfrey in 2010, United Drug Supply is a licensed pharmaceutical distributor located in Morrisville, NC. Its dedicated team brings together over 40 years of pharmaceutical & government contracting experience to work directly with the Dept of VA, Dept of Defense & hospital networks nationwide in supplying them with their pharmaceutical & medical supply needs.

Contact     
Shay Lucena
shay@udspharma.com

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

Methodology
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.   

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

For more information contact
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com