Variety, value and vision are what you can expect at all ELEVATE events. Whether it's one of our business- and career-nourishing networking events, career fair, volunteer day with a local charitable organization, or an evening reception with a fun twist, you are sure to enjoy ELEVATE events. 

Oct 20, 2020

All hands on deck to turn out the vote in November

ELEVATE NE Community Conversation: GET OUT THE VOTE!

For the next installment of ELEVATE Northeast's Community Conversation Series of events, we're tackling one of the more important topics of the season: VOTING!

Please stay tuned for information about speakers and how to access this important event. Contact team@elevatene.com if you are interested in supporting this event as a sponsor.

Sep 25, 2020

ELEVATE's National Expungement Week Panel at BCW

Standing In the Gap: The Re-Entry Conversation

For the second year, ELEVATE director of education Cara Crabb-Burnham has led the development of Boston Cannabis Week's educational programming. We're grateful for this ongoing collaboration, and especially excited for this year's culminating session, Standing In the Gap: The Re-Entry Conversation.


This panel was developed in partnership with National Expungement Week and will be moderated by ELEVATE's director of community outreach, TaShonda Vincent-Lee. Additional thought leaders for this timely discussion include:

  • Calvin Feliciano, SEIU

  • Susan Le, UTEC (United Teen Equality Center), Program Manager of Teens Leading the Way

  • Davo Jefferson, Service Delivery Manager for SOAR Boston (formerly known as
    the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Street Worker Program)

  • Bethany Serota, Project Opportunity

Click here to view the full BCW 2020 educational programming lineup.

Aug 20, 2020

Free virtual panel discussion

Marketing Cannabis Businesses in 2020: So Now What?!?!

Chances are your marketing budget and strategy have changed in 2020. Don't miss this timely talk with experienced marketing executives for ideas on how your business can best adjust its marketing in the second half of one zany year. 

Jul 23, 2020

FREE virtual event

Massachusetts Cannabis Delivery: Licensing, Roadblocks and Public Commentary

Featuring a panel of speakers who are actively involved in the licensing process, this event is designed to be an inclusive discussion about the MA delivery licensing process, including hurdles and costs, so that attendees can make informed decisions about their own business ambitions and, importantly, submit informed testimony and public comments to the CCC to help shape the industry. It is also a platform to highlight some local businesses and their leaders who are doing the hard work to get this industry off the ground and create new jobs in our communities.

Jul 02, 2020

What's Next?

Business Continuity Planning During COVID-19 - Part 3

In Part 3 of ELEVATE's Business Continuity Planning series, Paula Collins, MBA, EA, JD will close out the series with a discussion about the difficult decisions many cannabis entrepreneurs are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic: whether to wind down or scale back the business to keep the business going.

Jun 24, 2020

Free virtual event from NEREJ

Cannabis in CRE: Licensing, Financing, and Security

ELEVATE is proud to support the New England Real Estate Journal's Cannabis in Commercial Real Estate virtual summit series! Don't miss the June 24 session, moderated by ELEVATE executive director Beth Waterfall. Arrive early for networking, too!

Jun 25, 2020

Beyond the SBA: Get Funding, Revamp, Rebrand and Retool!

Business Continuity Planning During COVID-19 - Part 2

Beyond the SBA: Get Funding, Revamp, Rebrand and Retool!


Part 2 of ELEVATE's Business Continuity Planning series with Paula Collins, MBA, EA, JD will touch on funding (watch important SBA video here) and some of the ways cannabis businesses can take the time now to reassess their brand and other business functions.

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