CATCH A CONT@CT
CAREER SUMMIT

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9/24 BINGHAMTON
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Hyatt Regency, Rochester NY
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Empire State Plaza Convention Center
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New York's First Cannabis Career Summit
Was a Huge Success!

The Cannabis Industry is already in New York State, and it's heating up. At New York State Cannabis Connect, we want to connect potential employees passionate about this industry with emerging and established cannabis businesses in the Binghamton area.

Join us for the Catch A Cont@ct Career Summit on September 24 at the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena. This summit is the first of its kind in New York State and will allow you to meet and connect with cannabis businesses to jumpstart your career in the cannabis industry.

Hear from keynote speakers to learn insights for success and connect with your community. This event is an opportunity to connect, grow, and cultivate lasting contacts in the industry.

Now we're heading to Binghamton and NYC!

Our next event will be at Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

Follow us on social media to catch our next moves and register now for your city!

Seeking a job?

With key speakers throughout the cannabis industry, excited cannabis businesses from across New York, and hundreds of job openings, the Catch A Cont@ct Career Summit is a can't miss opportunity.

This event is open to all and is free to the public.

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CATCH A CONT@CT
CAREER SUMMIT

The New York Cannabis Industry is ramping up. New York State Cannabis Connect wants to connect emerging and established cannabis businesses with potential employees who are passionate about the cannabis industry.

For job seekers, the Catch A Cont@ct Career Summit is an opportunity to meet and connect with cannabis businesses to jumpstart a career in the cannabis industry.

For businesses, the Career Summit is a chance to fulfill any business needs with knowledgeable and passionate workers with transferable skills in the market.

In addition, this event is supported by the NYS Department of Labor, who is looking to position this industry for success by offering tools and support to make hiring and retaining employees easier.

From keynote speakers sharing insights for success to a community of individuals passionate about the industry, this event is an opportunity to connect, grow, and cultivate lasting contacts in the industry.

Gain Insights In the Industry

Our Featured Speakers

speaker

Tiffany Walters & Jumaane Hughes

Founder New York State Cannabis Connect

Founder and CEO, Tiffany Walters, along with her partner Jumaane Hughes, COO, had the vision to cultivate a real sense of community within the cannabis industry in NY. A year ago, they set out to accomplish this goal by creating a revolutionary service, that centralizes the ability to connect, stay current, and fairly explore all things cannabis in New York. As a black-owned business, New York State Cannabis Connect (NYSCC) understands how important it is to cultivate a community through access to equitable knowledge for everyone in the cannabis industry. From first-time users to industry veterans, NYSCC is here to support you on our journey. Let's get to work!

speaker

Kaelan Castetter

Founder Castetter Cannabis Group & Sovereign Vines

Kaelan Castetter has been in the New York cannabis industry since 2015. He has gone on to found the Castetter Cannabis Group, offering authentic insights for the New York cannabis industry. Casetter was issued the first hemp processor license in 2017 and founded Sovereign Vines, America's only Hemp Infused wine. Awarded Marijuana Venture Magazine's 40 under 40 in 2020, Casetter has gone on to co-found the New York Growers and Processors Association.

speaker

Mayor Jared M. Kraham

Mayor of Binghamton

Mayor Kraham was sworn into office as Binghamton’s 51st Mayor on January 1, 2022.

As deputy mayor for more than seven years, Mayor Kraham built a strong bipartisan track record advancing hundreds of pieces of legislation. He led efforts to reduce blight, upgrade City parks and invest in 21st-century public safety strategies to keep residents safe. As a clean energy advocate, Mayor Kraham also led the charge on sustainability efforts, earning Binghamton statewide recognition as a leader in green initiatives and policy.

Since his inauguration in January 2022, Mayor Kraham has made the development of the cannabis industry in Binghamton a priority for economic growth and community revitalization. With the recent announcement of proposed zoning regulations for cannabis-related businesses and a proposed manufacturing facility being advanced by noted cannabis brand STIIIZY, the City of Binghamton stands ready to welcome the cannabis industry and the associated jobs and investment.

speaker

Shaloma Wagstaffe

Founder of Women of Color in Cannabis (WOCC)

Shaloma “LoW” Wagstaffe is the Founder of Women of Color in Cannabis, WOCC, pronounced WOKE! Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Shaloma would enter the Cannabis industry through her Cannabis Event Planning company, HighsNLo.Ws. With standard events such as PuffNPaint and New Year’s High etc., LoW entered the industry seeking to diversify the NY consumption event space with affordable and inclusive events.  

As an Environmental Planner and program manager by trade, Shaloma has always been interested in the environment, health, planning, and organizing. As an avid Cannabis consumer, Shaloma would blend her interests in resource gathering and information sharing along with her Cannabis consumption to create WOCC (Women of Color in Cannabis) the federally recognized 501(c)(3) Cannabis nonprofit organization which provides Cannabis educational and industry resources to community members.

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Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.

Attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. is an Agricultural, Cannabis, Dietary Supplement, and Trade Attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP. Scheril is the Chief Operating Officer of the JUSTÜS Foundation and Chair of the Broward County Medical Marijuana Advisory Board which advises the County on Marijuana-related policies and positions.

In 2022, she was named one of High Times 100, an annual recognition of the industry’s top leaders and influencers. Her practice covers both the Marijuana and Hemp Industries, specializing in Cannabinoid legalization and UK Novel Foods registration. She is a Florida licensed Hemp Farmer and is a Research Farmer for the University of Florida.

As a Cannapreneur, Scheril is the President of Canna Headhunters, a staffing agency in the Cannabis Industry that connects Cannabis talent to opportunities. She believes that practicing the law and advocating for the disadvantaged go hand in hand.

speaker

Dan Kaufman-Berson

Member at NYS Cannabis Education and Employment Development (CEED)

Dan is a member of the Cannabis Employment and Education Development team (CEED) at the New York State Department of Labor. CEED's mission is to empower and prepare the workforce and businesses to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive cannabis industry, resulting in economic opportunity and growth for traditionally underserved people and positioning New York State to be a leading model for the nation.

Schedule

The Agenda

For our summit, we are excited to introduce a collection of speakers who will share their insights on the cannabis industry in New York State.

7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Reception and Registration

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9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Breakfast

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10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation by Paul Doe

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11:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

Break

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12:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

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3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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5:00 PM tO 6:00 PM

Break

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Reception and Registration

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9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Breakfast

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10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation by Paul Doe

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11:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

Break

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12:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

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3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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5:00 PM tO 6:00 PM

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Reception and Registration

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9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Breakfast

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10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation by Paul Doe

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11:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

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12:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM

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3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

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5:00 PM tO 6:00 PM

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7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM

Keynote: Breakthrough for the Next Generation 2 by Paul Doe

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10:00 AM

Tiffany Walters (CEO) & Jumaane Hughes (COO), NYSCC

The two will discuss New York State Cannabis Connect, its mission, and what this newly legal industry means to the community of NYS.

10:20 AM

MAyor JAred M. Kraham, City of Binghamton

Mayor Kraham will speak on the future of the cannabis industry in Binghamton.

10:25 AM

Dan Kaufman-Berson, NYS Cannabis Education and Employment Development (CEED)

Dan Kaufman-Berson will discuss licensing and what positions support the currently issued licenses. What programs and resources the state has created to help ease the transition into a cannabis career for employers, and employees?

10:45 AM

Shaloma Wagstaffe, W.O.C.C. (Women of Color in Cannabis)

Shaloma Wagstaffe is the Founder of Women of Color in Cannabis. W.O.C.C. (Pronounced Woke!), a 501c3 not-for-profit Social Justice, Civic Engagement & Educational organization. Shaloma will speak on how to get hired in the cannabis industry and employment resources for job seekers and employers.

11:00 AM TO 11:15 AM

Speaker To be announced

11:00 AM
David Serrano, Workforce Development Institute

David Serrano will discuss education and funding for cannabis businesses and job seekers.

11:15 AM
Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., JUSTUS Foundation

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. is an Agricultural, Cannabis, and Dietary Supplement Attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP. Scheril will discuss licensing, expungement, and cannabis opportunities.

11:30 AM

Damein Cornwall, Just Breathe

Damein Cornwall will discuss social equity, marketing, and his journey in cannabis and opening his CBD store, Just Breathe.

11:45 AM
Kaelen Castetter, Castetter Cannabis Group

Kaelen Castetter will discuss compliance, brand development, and new regulations in cannabis. Kaelen will also speak about the new CAURD regulations and cannabis cultivation.

12:05 PM
Tiffany Walters - Closing
12:10 PM
Q & A Panel
12:30 PM

Network and apply to hiring businesses around the Binghamton Region

Apply for positions in cannabis on-site
From plant-touching to ancillary:

  • Growing
  • Budtending
  • Packaging
  • Testing and Research
  • Journalism
  • Accounting

We hope to see you there!

Our Sponsors

Companies that Support NYSCC & our efforts to build an equitable New York Cannabis Market

Catch a Cont@ct's Binghamton Job Summit proudly sponsored by The City of Binghamton, Workforce Development Institute and STIIIZY

Binghamton Job Summit Vendors

New York State businesses and organizations Presenting Opportunities and Insights at our Summit

Our Past Vendors

New York State Cannabis Companies That connected with their community
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