CATCH A CONT@CT
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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 passionate candidates with emerging and established cannabis businesses in the Harlem area.

Join us for the Catch A Cont@ct Career Summit on January 28th, at the Adam Clayton Powell Building in Harlem, NY. This summit is one of a 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 Harlem!

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

Now we're headed to Harlem!

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

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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With hundreds of excited job seekers from across New York looking for opportunities to apply their skills, the Catch A Cont@ct Career Summit is the place to fulfill all your employment needs with workers with skills and passion for the cannabis industry.

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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

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

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

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

Miriam Aristy-Farer

Founder, Herbas

First-generation Dominican mom, graphic designer, community advocate & medical marijuana patient, Miriam Aristy-Farer’s vision of “herb as body care,” launched in 2018, Herbas® offers a curated collection of 2 farm-direct CBD remedies, that are simple & care for your body + a selection plant rituals( smudges) handcrafted floral waters & scented oils, bath salts, and salves. With a mission to get people off pharmaceuticals and back to plants, she is also an active urban herbalist educating, gardening & teaching in her local community of West Harlem DIY herbal remedies & changing the narrative around cannabis bilingually.

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Phillip Ellison

Co-leader of Joe's Barbershop, and THC: The Harlem Convening

Phillip Ellison is a connector, community builder, creative problem solver, strategist, and advocate. Phillip co-leads his family's business Joe's Barbershop, and THC: The Harlem Convening. Joe's Barbershop, opened in 1964, once a speakeasy and the oldest barbershop in Harlem, is now a cannabis-friendly space to connect, create, and be authentic. Phillip launched THC: The Harlem Convening at Joe's Barbershop to promote cannabis industry education and social equity pathways among BIPOC cannabis entrepreneurs/communities. He is a member of the Cannabis Association of New York and was the inaugural Civic Innovation Fellow at Cornell [University] Tech. He is also a lecturer at Tufts University in the entrepreneurship program.

speaker

Phillip Ellison

Co-leader of Joe's Barbershop, and THC: The Harlem Convening

Phillip Ellison is a connector, community builder, creative problem solver, strategist, and advocate. Phillip co-leads his family's business Joe's Barbershop, and THC: The Harlem Convening. Joe's Barbershop, opened in 1964, once a speakeasy and the oldest barbershop in Harlem, is now a cannabis-friendly space to connect, create, and be authentic. Phillip launched THC: The Harlem Convening at Joe's Barbershop to promote cannabis industry education and social equity pathways among BIPOC cannabis entrepreneurs/communities. He is a member of the Cannabis Association of New York and was the inaugural Civic Innovation Fellow at Cornell [University] Tech. He is also a lecturer at Tufts University in the entrepreneurship program.

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Regina L. Smith

Harlem Business Alliance

A lifelong resident of Harlem, Regina Lynn Smith has always been deeply committed to community empowerment having been raised in a politically active household.

​Regina Smith gained both private, public, and non-profit sector experience while employed in various capacities at Union Carbide, Revlon International in Paris, the NYC Housing Partnership, the Harlem Commonwealth Council, and the Harlem Business Alliance (HBA). As HBA’s Executive  Director and currently as Deputy Director of Special Projects, she continues the struggle for Black economic equity for Harlem’s endangered business class.

​Over the years Ms. Smith has served as a member of the Consortium on African American Education, the African American Leadership Summit and the Coalition for Excellence in Black Education, and the Community School District Five Board.

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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.

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 Harlem summit, we are excited to introduce a collection of speakers who will share their insights on the cannabis industry in New York State. Agenda coming soon!

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

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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10:30 AM

Tiffany Walters, Founder/CEO New York State Cannabis Connect

Career Opportunities and Transferable skills in Cannabis

10:35 AM

Mayor

TBD

10:40 AM

Tiffany Walters (CEO), NYSCC

New York State Cannabis Connect Introduction

11:00 AM TO 11:15 AM

Speaker To be announced

10:40 AM
Regina Smith, Harlem Business Alliance

TBD

10:50 AM
Miriam Aristy-Farer, herbas

TBD

11:00 AM

Dwayne Norris, The New grow center

TBD

11:10 AM
SCHERIL MURRAY POWELL, The JustÜs foundation

Each panel will be 20 minutes

11:20 AM
PHILLIP ELLISON, JOE'S BARBERSHOP

Reggie Keith, Founder/ CEO of Canna House
Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., JUSTUS Foundation
Tiffany Walters, New York State Cannabis Connect

11:30 AM
DAN KAUFMAN-BERSON, NYSDOL CEED

Saul Guerrero, Director of Cannabis Services at Local 338 RWDSU-UFCW
Ceara Hoffman, Village One Stop Smoke Shop
Nhi Kha, General Counsel and Strategic Advisor at Sativa Remedy

11:50 - 12:20 PM

PANEL Q&A

12:20 - 12:30 PM

Break

TBD

12:30 PM
The New Grow Center Class
1:35 - 2:20 PM
CANNAbis workforce initiative
2:25 - 3:00 PM

Network with the community

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 Buffalo Job Summit proudly sponsored by
MJI Solutions, Dutchie and Seneca One

Harlem 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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