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Walgreens pharmacy benefits from Nikki Blomquist’s smile

Nikki Blomquist brings smiles and patience to customers at Walgreens pharmacy in Craig.
Noelle Leavitt Riley

Good customer service is the key to brightening someone’s day, and that’s exactly what Nikki Blomquist does — she makes you feel special.

She’s worked at the Walgreens pharmacy in Craig for about 18 months, and her patient demeanor leaves pharmacy customers with smiles on their faces.

“I have been in (the customer service) industry since I was 14,” she said. “I’ve dealt with an array of people.”

For those who have seen her in action — managing phone calls, the drive-thru window, catering to customers at the counter, grabbing newly filled prescriptions — they know that she keeps calm when pharmacy traffic is booming.

There’s no doubt that she could handle herself in a different way, yet she chooses to be kind and accommodating.

Perhaps it’s her in-depth knowledge of the customer service industry, or maybe it’s the fact that she has a vested interest in Craig, the city she’s called home for most of her life.

Blomquist has lived in Craig since she was a young child. She and her husband of 14 years, LeeJ, and they have an 11-year-old daughter, Alexis.

Her family roots in Northwest Colorado are deep, as her grandparents own the Westward Motel at 517 E. Victory Way. Not only that, but she surrounds herself with people she knows and loves.

“I have a lot of friends here,” she said. “Everyone is so friendly. I can’t go out anywhere without seeing someone I know.”

Prior to working at Walgreens, she was a nail technician, creating beautiful manicures for the women of Moffat County. It’s apparent that she knows how to decorate nails. Her own are always colorful with the latest design to fit any season.

When the economy tanked, she sought steady work outside of the nail business.

“I still do nails,” she said cheerfully.

She enjoys her job at Walgreens, and her kindred spirit is sure to keep pharmacy business robust.

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