Yesterday, a grand opening was held for the new Genoa Pharmacy here in Fort Dodge. The pharmacy is located in the Berry Hill Center, operated by UnityPoint. This is the first pharmacy of Genoa in Iowa. Genoa is a Washington-based company, and VP of Marketing and Communications Shannon Beaudon-Cline said, “they are extremely happy to be here in Fort Dodge and Iowa as a state”. She also told me that the partnership with UnityPoint has been great. Genoa uses a revolutionary packaging for their product, which eliminates the traditional bottle method. These packages are see through, color coded for time and day, and also can be broken down into small increments, if needed. I asked Shannon if they were looking to expand with more locations in Iowa, she said,”we would love to in the future if the opportunity is here.” UnityPoint staff, Genoa staff, and members of the Growth Alliances were on hand for the ribbon cutting and celebration.