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Diplomat Pharmacy recognized as among fastest-growing

GENESEE COUNTY — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy recently announced for the fourth consecutive year, they earned a position on Inc. magazine’s exclusive, annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

“We’re proud to be recognized by Inc. again this year, earning a position of 1585 in the nation, but if you dig a little deeper into Inc.’s numbers, the details are even more remarkable,” stated Phil Hagerman, CEO of Diplomat, referring to the facts that Diplomat:

• Ranked #1 when combing revenue and growth rate of 2012 Inc. 5000 companies operating in the Health industry

• Ranked #4 in total revenue of 2012 Inc. 5000 companies operating in the Health industry

• Generated over $502 million in growth over 3 years

As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armor, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia and Oracle. In addition to Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy the 2012 list added such powerhouses a Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Strauss and Facebook. — G.G.

Secretary of State offices to be closed for Labor Day

GENESEE COUNTY — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds customers that all branch offices and the Office of the Great Seal will close on Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Secretary of State SUPER!Centers normally offer Saturday hours but will be closed Sept. 1.

The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed, such as a holiday or weekend, can be renewed the following day without penalty.

Most people renewing license plates, driver’s licenses and ID cards can do business online at www.ExpressSOS. com or by mail. Easy to follow instructions can be found with the renewal notice. Additional services can be done online as well.

License plate tabs can also be renewed at Self-Service Stations, many of which are available around the clock. Visit the Branch Office Locator at www.michigan. gov/ sos to find a Self-Service Station near you. — G.G.

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