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Member Spotlight – December 13, 2018

Hello Everyone!

It is time for: The Cannabis Alliance Members Spotlight! We spotlight two member each month so we can learn about each other’s businesses.

Today we have our new member BenefitMall and I believe Stacie McLauchlan is with us today. Where are you Stacie?

Website | Cannabis Alliance member page

BenefitMall is a national provider of employee benefits, payroll, HR and employer services. Headquartered in Dallas and founded in 1979, BenefitMall®, believes in the power and promise of American enterprise. Working with a network of more than 20,000 Trusted Advisors, comprised of Brokers and CPAs, we enable more than 200,000 small and medium sized businesses easy access to affordable quality workforce solutions including employee benefits, payroll, compliance, and HR solutions.

1) Why did you or your business join The Cannabis Alliance?

I joined the Cannabis Alliance because I want to learn more about the cannabis industry. The best way to do that is to dive into an organization like the Cannabis Alliance that is rich in history and action. I learn by doing.

2) What inspired you and/or your business to become involved in The Cannabis Industry?

I reached out to Norm Ives based on his active participation in the Alliance. After meeting with him and hearing his vast knowledge of the industry, I knew that this was something that I wanted to get behind.

3) What is one thing you would want our members to know about your business?

BenefitMall is the only payroll processing company to formally and actively support the Cannabis Industry without engaging in industry premium practices, which means I will not over charge just because you’re business in the Cannabis Industry. I want to serve you, think of me as a free employee that is going to help your business understand Payroll and HR Laws that affect you specifically. Oh and I consistently miss-spell Cannabis.

4) How does being well educated about cannabis help you succeed and serve in this industry?

I believe in walking and talking your language and understanding what impacts your ability to grow your business. If I don’t take an active role in understanding even the basics of your business, I haven’t earned a right to sit at your table.

Let’s give a warm Alliance welcome to Stacie Mclaughlan and BenefitMall.

2. Next we have our long-term member, Satori, Quinn Sharpe. Is Quinn here today?

Website | Cannabis Alliance Member Page

Satori is the Buddhist term for an awakening or sudden enlightenment. In Zen Buddhism, it is the experience of “Seeing into one’s True nature; that moment when the flow of energy allows you to see the truth.” The legal cannabis market represents an awakening of sorts within our cultural norms. Satori MJ has a passion for cannabis and sound business practices. Conveniently located at 100 E Maple Bellingham, with excellent parking, ADA accessibility, and two on-site ATM’s, Satori will provide Bellingham Washington and visitors from all over the world with the highest quality cannabis at fair prices. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just getting started our experienced staff will get you exactly what you need in a friendly way.

Let’s give a warm Alliance thank you to Satori and Quinn Sharpe. Thank you!

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