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Episode 4: Inequality in the Race for Cannabis Business Ownership featuring THC (The Heritage Club)
Chris sits down with Maggie Suprey and Nike John of THC (The Heritage Club), a Boston-based cannabis dispensary business with the mission of building an organization that empowers women, minorities and other groups of people who face consistent discrimination in the cannabis industry.
The three talk fund raising, fighting for licenses against established political opponents, plans to expand beyond retail into manufacturing, and specific challenges faced in the industry by women, the LGBTQ community, and people of color in a state that pledged equality in cannabis business. You don't want to miss this episode!
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Episode 3: Architecture in Cannabis, Interior Design for Cultivators and Dispensary Owners
In the third episode of the Valiant Podcast, Chris visits the Foxborough, MA office of Dennis Colwell, owner and lead architect of his own firm, Dennis Colwell Architects. DCA were some of the first architects and interior designers to enter the cannabis industry with the introduction of mainstream retail cannabis in New England.
The pair talk about the importance of differentiating interior design of cannabis dispensaries to keep customers coming back as the shops become more abundant; building selection and dealing with adjacent businesses; minimizing long lines; parking for busy dispensaries; and so much more! Dennis Colwell and his team have participated in architecture and design of over 3.2 million sq. ft of cannabis facilities around the country, and have been the primary architects for Valiant's cannabis projects for several years, including the new Apotho Therapeutics recreational cannabis dispensary in Plainville, MA.
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Engineering Cannabis Cultivation Facilities, Labs, and Dispensaries with Frank Zaino
Valiant COO Chris Tenaglia sits with Creative Engineering Corp Engineer Frank Zaino, a partner of Valiant in the engineering, design, construction, and operation of various commercial cannabis facilities. The two discuss challenges faced by engineers in communication, setting expectations, designing a facility "the right way", and so much more!
Monitoring Grow Environments with GroIQ to Increase Cannabis Crop Yields using KPI's
Niall McManus, President of Valiant, a leading cannabis consulting and construction firm, sits down with Peter Dougherty of GroIQ to discuss new grow monitoring technology.
GroIQ offers monitoring of key performance indicators, allowing users to get a 3D view of their grow room health, allowing growers to measure, manage, and adjust their grow to maximize crop yield.
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