In this week's "CannaBiz," we detail how the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has made appearances at City Hall, and spoken with the Indy, to make clear that it does not support the city's medical marijuana centers. This, though Stephannie Finley, president of the Chamber's governmental affairs division, was quoted as saying the Chamber is "not allowed to not accept different businesses."
Instead, we're left to look to Littleton, and its South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, for an example of a chamber of commerce actually promoting, you know, commerce.
The chamber has assigned a staff member to act as The Hemp Center’s marketing consultant. Brackney says the organization will be willing to organize a ceremonial ribbon cutting and networking event at the dispensary if the business requests it.
“Our job is to promote our businesses, to build relationships, and build trust and respect between business people. [Our assigned staff member] said ‘I’ve seen the site. I’ve talked to the person and I’m comfortable being their marketing and visibility consultant,’” Brackney said.