I am a very, very big fan of the organization Women Grow, which I’m sure loyal readers know by now. Most of the people that I know that are involved with Women Grow are from the Portland Chapter, but there are chapters all over the country, led by very talented women from the cannabis industry. I just learned that there is a chapter in Bend, Oregon, which is where my dad lives. I love Bend, and I have always felt that Bend is underrated when it comes to the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is growing everyday in Bend, with some amazing entrepreneurs entering the industry there all the time. Also my stepbrother works at a dispensary in Bend, and he’s one of the most amazing people that I know. Below are details for the Bend Chapter of Women Grow’s July event (buy tickets at this link here). If you are in the area, you should consider attending:
Women Grow Networking Events connect aspiring and current professionals in the cannabis industry. Through our monthly events, our members develop authentic relationships via personal contact and networking. While our events are women focused, our networking series attracts both men and women to connect. Women Grow Networking Events occur the first Thursday of every month.
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6:30PM Check-in and Open Networking
7:00PM Icebreaker, All About Women Grow and Why We Need More Diversity in the Cannabis Industry
7:15PM Guest Panel of Speakers: Successful cannabis industry leaders will answer questions about the current market, what it is like to be a cannabis buisness in the state of Oregon and where the cannabis industry will be going with recreational on the horizon.
Pete Crawford & Holly Weig, Lunchbox Alchemy
8:00PM Open Networking
8:30PM Meeting Concludes
8:30PM Please join us down the street at HOLA! to continue our networking and conversations
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOR JULY 9TH!
You’ll meet women (and men) at all different stages of their career in the cannabis industry. Many will be in the research phase, just learning more about opportunities, while still working day jobs. Some are looking for jobs with existing organizations. Others are starting up their own cannabis venture or ancillary business. Depending on the status of legalization in your state, you’ll also meet cannabis business owners & investors who are well on their way. Watch the video to see for yourself.
Why should I attend?
Personal connections are the key to professional success. Through the wide variety of events offered to members of Women Grow, trustworthy business relationships sprout from the face-to-face interactions of our members.
Together we have more power. As the cannabis industry grows on a national and global scale, women have the opportunity to build a new American industry from inception and redefine the workplace to create environments in which we can flourish and define our own destiny, and cultivate the next generation of industry leaders.
How can I get the most out of networking events?
We recommend bringing business cards and a pen to take notes. If you don’t have business cards, check out Moo for 10% off your first order (and your first order supports Women Grow). Watch our video on networking tips from Women Grow founding members.
Where are there Women Grow events?
Women Grow events are held in metropolitan areas across America. Learn more about starting a Women Grow Chapter where you live.
Are there ID requirements to attend?
All attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID as many events occur in establishments serving alcohol.
What are my transportation/parking options?
Parking is available for all attendees at the Double Tree.
Can I pay at the door?
Paying in advance helps speed up our check-in process and makes sure you receive all event announcements. If you are unable to pay in advance, please bring cash AND a card. We’ll take whichever payment method we’re able to at that venue.
Are tickets refundable or transferrable?
You may send a friend to attend in your place. Tickets are not refundable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, as long as your ID matches the name your registered under. You may also show us your ticket on your mobile device. If you are giving your ticket to a colleague, please forward them the ticket to show us.
Are events on different days other than the first Thursday of the month?
Women Grow networking events are on the first Thursday of each month (except for holiday weeks). Social events can be planned at other times. Women Grow’s national events are held a few times a year. Make sure you’re on the Women Grow mailing list to receive invitations.
Why do you charge for events?
Women Grow is funded by event proceeds and sponsors. We charge for our events so that Women Grow is a self-sustaining organization. Think of your event payment every month as your monthly dues for Women Grow, if you cannot attend a particular month, then you do not pay your dues. If you are unable to afford an event, please contact the organizer to ask about limited volunteer opportunities.
Why should I consider a career in the cannabis industry?