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George D. Bartell

George D. Bartell hailed for legacy of more than 40 years

George D. Bartell hailed for legacy of more than 40 years

SEATTLE — Over the past four decades, George D. Bartell has met many challenges in the chain drug industry as he has helped transform his family-owned business into one of the top regional chains in the country. Bartell Drugs’ deep roots in the Pacific Northwest date back to 1890, when George H. Bartell Sr., an

Bartell Drugs’ success all in the family

Bartell Drugs’ success all in the family

The Bartell family, owners of the Seattle-area chain Bartell Drugs, this week received some well-earned recognition for their dedication to the community and business heritage. Seattle Business magazine presented the Bartells with the 2016 Washington Family Business Award for Legacy in an event Wednesday evening at Seattle’s Westin Hotel. Eleven other Washington family enterprises —

In its 125th year, Bartell Drugs keeps community focus

In its 125th year, Bartell Drugs keeps community focus

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is 125 going on 30. A largely new management team is reinvigorating the drug chain’s merchandising, marketing and operations, all the while reinforcing its 19th century roots in greater Seattle. “We have a somewhat different point of view than the major chains,” says chairman and chief executive officer George D. Bartell,