A Message From Bill April 2020

A Message From Bill April 2020

Writing this Ozziegram, I realize we’re living under much different circumstances than what we had just 30 days ago. March started out with the COVID-19 virus seen as almost a backburner issue. The month ended with our everyday lives altered to a degree no one saw coming. In that short 30-day span here at the…

A Message From Bill March 2020

A Message From Bill March 2020

March is National Nutrition Month, so as a father to Alli-son, a future registered dietitian and husband to Nicki who spent much of her career in the health and fitness world, it’s impossible for me to avoid acknowledging this month. And with the sharp rise in chronic, non-communicable diseases in this country, the importance of…

A Message From Bill February 2020

A Message From Bill February 2020

February is here and it’s been a surprisingly mild winter here in Naperville. Normally January is cold and snowy, but we haven’t had too much of that so far this year (knock on wood). We never seem to talk about winters when they are mild, so I thought I’d reminisce about some of the worst…

A Message From Bill January 2020

A Message From Bill January 2020

Happy New Year, everyone!   As we close out the second decade of the 21st century I’d like to thank you, our customers for your continued support. I would also like to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! We’re looking forward to another year serving you as Naperville’s most trusted pharmacy. 2020…

A Message From Bill December 2019

A Message From Bill December 2019

Happy Holidays! This holiday season marks my 50th year working at Oswald’s! As each Christmas comes and goes, I look back over the years and realize how great it is to be part of our family business, now well into our 6th generation. Without a doubt, the holidays are my favorite time of the year…

A Message From Bill September 2019

A Message From Bill September 2019

Years ago, I heard a story about my great grandfather, Louis Oswald. It was told to me by an old-time Naperville resident. This Napervillian told me that he and his buddies used to come through the alley behind the store and sift through the ashes where the store burned trash. Why? Because grandpa Oswald kept…

A Message From Bill July 2019

A Message From Bill July 2019

Merry Fourth of July everyone! Merry? Indeed. We’re just past the halfway point to Christmas 2019 and we are already beginning to receive holiday merchandise! We have most of our Old World Christmas ornaments up and on display. Gift wrap and other Christmas goods are coming in every week along with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Even…

A Message From Bill June 2019

A Message From Bill June 2019

My son Alex was over at my parent’s house with his kids a couple of weeks ago. He happened to be looking through a box of old letters that had been in the attic for many years and came across one that was very interesting. It was dated May 18, 1938, and was sent from…

A Message From Bill May 2019

A Message From Bill May 2019

How many of you are on LinkedIn? If you are not familiar, LinkedIn is a professional networking website that’s been around since 2003. It’s kind of like Facebook for business professionals. You get connection requests regularly from people that would like to become part of your network. I was on LinkedIn recently and noticed I…

A Message From Bill April 2019

A Message From Bill April 2019

Nicki and I finally finished remodeling our kitchen and living room this past week. The project seems like it took forever but it was just a little over two months. Everything looks great and we are getting used to the newness of it all. During upheavals like this (particularly in a 149-year-old house), you always…

A Message From Bill January 2019

A Message From Bill January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2018 was a good year for you and that 2019 will be even better. Here in the “Ozzie Family” we had a great 2018. We expanded our staff, item selection, and our community outreach. We added a bunch of fun and exciting merchandise like Chala purses and handbags, Duke…