Tonight marks a bittersweet moment here at OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy: we will be participating in our last Art Hop before we move to our new national headquarters, 6480 Technology Dr., Kalamazoo, Mich. Art Hop is a free, monthly program sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and features an evening of art exhibits and events throughout downtown Kalamazoo. OptiMed has regularly participated in Art Hop since 2013, featuring dozens of artists at our downtown location, 154 S. Kalamazoo Mall.
To commemorate our final Art Hop, we are proudly recognizing and supporting those who have helped make the company what it is today: our very own employees. Tonight from 5-8 p.m., we will feature a showcase of employee artwork, including a variety of paintings, photography and a novel. Refreshments will be served.
We’ll move into our new national headquarters in mid-October. The 34,000-square-foot facility is currently wrapping up construction along 9th Street in Oshtemo Township to house our specialty pharmacy business. The project will generate approximately $1.2 million in capital investment and create approximately 80 new jobs. The new headquarters will feature a state-of-the-art dispensing system, an expansive patient management center and patient support services, and offices to house the corporate executive team.
The expansion would not have been possible without the support of the Kalamazoo community. We hope you will visit us downtown once more before our move in October!