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Barnes Drug Store Named Leading Business of the Week

Barnes Drug Store Named Leading Business of the Week

The Valdosta Chamber and CCB Tech group named Barnes Drug Store, located at 200 South Patterson Street, Leading Business of the Week.

Founded in 1909 by Charles W. Barnes, Barnes Drug Store is a fourth-generation family-owned business with a rich history in Downtown Valdosta.

The pharmacy offers medication reconciliation, nutrient depletion consultations, health coaching, and nutritional genetic testing with included consultations.

“Though we’ve been serving our community for 113 years, we were recently able to support and serve our community with 4,000 COVID vaccines. Our team transitioned over 200 COVID patients home from South Georgia Medical Center on home oxygen therapy, offering a pharmacist-recommended immuno-boosting supplement regimen,” Elke Schultz, Cultural Communications Coordinator, said.

In addition to serving patients through pharmacy services, Barnes has raised and donated more than $208,000 to charitable organizations in our community.

“Working for Barnes has allowed me to expand my clinical skills through true patient care and not just fill prescriptions. We have the support and are encouraged by the Barnes family to deliver high-touch quality care. In addition to being patient-focused, Barnes is family-focused and promotes work-life balance and time with my kids. Mr. Charlie has been an integral part of my growth as a pharmacist, and one of the many reasons I love Barnes,” Olivia Steltenpohl, Pharmacist in Charge, said.

When asked about the Chamber’s impact on the pharmacy, Schultz said, “Our Chamber has been a great resource for our business in connecting us to the business community, facilitating many great long-lasting partnerships. They are always eager to support our fundraising efforts via their newsletters and other communications. We are thankful to have a Chamber team to ensure we can maximize our membership benefits, always ensuring we are informed of opportunities available to us.”

For more information, contact Schultz at (229) 242-1925 or online at

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