Kimberly Cargile Selected as Top Female Business Owner of the Year in Cannabis

Kimberly Cargile selected as Top Female Business Owner of the Year in Cannabis

Kimberly Cargile, C.E.O. of A Therapeutic Alternative, was recently selected as Top Female Business Owner of the Year in Cannabis by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.


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Breaking the News to Mom and Dad: I'm Selling Weed (Legally)

Breaking the News to Mom and Dad: I'm Selling Weed (Legally)

Manndie Tingler, who helped start the cannabis company Khemia, and her mother, Teri Moulton, in Sacramento. Family acceptance of Ms. Tingler’s career has been gradual over five years.

Manndie Tingler kept her secret from her parents, certain they would disapprove. And while most Americans have come around, she knew her mom and dad would still consider it “a horrible thing.”

She eventually tired of hiding her affairs, so she began bringing up tidbits to “gauge their warmth.” Finally, Ms. Tingler told them: She was helping to build a marijuana start-up.

Her mother’s response was curt: “So, are you going to get arrested?”

Parents, at book clubs or block parties, love sharing news of their children’s success. But making joints is a far cry from making partner.

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Blazing Ahead

Blazing Ahead

Starting a cannabis business from scratch is hard and expensive work. Fortunately, there are two companies in Sacramento working to make things easier for would-be cannabis entrepreneurs.

Infusion Factory, located in a discreet warehouse in South Sac and run by veteran cannabis activist Landon Long, has just about everything a person needs to get their business off the ground. Need a commercial kitchen to make your edibles? Got it. Need fancy new state-compliant packaging? No problem.


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“Mother Company” Creates Opportunities for Women in Cannabis

“Mother Company” Creates Opportunities for Women in Cannabis

Year after year, women-founded businesses capture just 2 to 3 percent of all venture capital dollars in America. The cannabis industry follows the same pattern.

“It is more difficult for women to get investment capital,” says Kimberly Cargile, owner of A Therapeutic Alternative. “Older white gentlemen are taking over this industry, and a lot of racial minorities and women aren’t able to transition.”


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Cannabis Entrepreneur Plans Manufacturing Accelerator in Sacramento

Cannabis Entrepreneur Plans Manufacturing Accelerator in Sacramento

Kimberly Cargile, owner of the cannabis dispensary A Therapeutic Alternative in midtown, is preparing to launch a new venture: a business accelerator in Sacramento that would help small cannabis product manufacturers get off the ground and scale to do business statewide.

The business plan calls for housing up to 30 cannabis manufacturers in a single commercial space, Cargile said. The space would be tailored to help upstart manufacturers of cannabis products — especially ones with therapeutic uses. The accelerator space would provide the businesses with a licensed facility, capital and business development services. In exchange, the accelerator would receive an equity stake in each of the startups.


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We Are Kicking off #PlasticFreeJuly with an Amazing Write Up in "The Herb Column" by Comstock Magazine.

We Are Kicking off #PlasticFreeJuly with an Amazing Write Up in "The Herb Column" by Comstock Magazine.

“Khemia had gone from concept to product delivery. Key to its mission and brand, the company had partnered with growers, including several in Yolo County and Nevada County, who practice regenerative farming techniques, which incorporate ecological principles to improve soil, protect water quality and combat climate change.”

 

 

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OWL Award Nominee - Khemia CEO, Mindy Galloway

OWL Award Nominee - Khemia CEO, Mindy Galloway

Congratulations to our CEO Mindy Galloway​ for being nominated for the Sacramento NAWBO Owl Award! You’re amazing!

 

The NAWBO 22nd OWL Awards is tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2020, with programming beginning at 6:00 PM and will be hosted virtually. Come show your support!

Access the event by joining via You Tube: https://youtu.be/iUOMl-OrCHo pre-show festivities begin at 5:30 PM and the program starts promptly at 6:00 PM.

The NAWBO 22nd OWL Awards is tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, 2020, with programming beginning at 6:00 PM and will be hosted virtually. Come show your support!

Access the event by joining via You Tube: https://youtu.be/iUOMl-OrCHo pre-show festivities begin at 5:30 PM and the program starts promptly at 6:00 PM.

 

Executive Director of the Yolo Cannabis Coalition Mindy Galloway signs up new members during a board meeting held in Woodland last Thursday. JIM SMITH-DAILY DEMOCRAT

“Although the past few months have been rough I want to take a moment to celebrate successes, keeping a forward momentum of positivity and abundance.

Being CEO of Khemia​ and part of the cannabis industry is an opportunity to help create change: to elevate woman executive leadership, to create programs and organizations that give equity opportunities to people affected by the war on drugs and to use plant medicine to help heal people physically, mentally and spiritually…especially during this trying time.

Thank you to NAWBO – Sacramento Valley for supporting women leaders and creating a network and community to help us reach our goals and dreams.⁣

Congrats to all the other nominees I am excited to celebrate with you during the virtual ceremony tomorrow. I am so honored and excited to be a part of creating change in Sacramento and hope to inspire many women to do the same.”

-Mindy Galloway


Women of Weed

Women of Weed

What do Kourney Kardashian, Martha Stewart, Sarah Silverman and Khemia CRO Manndie Tingler have in common?

 

 

Well, they were all listed as Women & Weed’s Top 10 People to Know in Cannabis this month!

A little about our CRO Manndie Tingler….

 

Manndie Tingler knows and understands people. She builds heartfelt and authentic relationships with almost everyone she meets. She is also upbeat, energetic and doesn’t miss a thing.

Manndie is a recognized cannabis industry leader with over 13 years of marketing, sales, business development, and operations leadership. She served as Director of Business Development at Papa&Barkley and spearheaded the Northern California sales expansion, facilitating one of the largest cannabis brand ambassador programs in the state, and also facilitated the start of their new business to business wholesale program. Manndie also brings to Khemia her experience as a business development consultant and coach, bringing to life a variety of startup brands in the cannabis space and developing go to market sales and marketing strategies. Some of these brands include Spacestation, Kikoko, Natura, Continuum and Viv& Oak. She holds a BA in Psychology, Minor in NonProfit Business, and an MS in Marriage, Child, and Family Counseling. She serves on the National Cannabis Industry Association Board of Directors, is the President of the Kriya Society, VP of the Eden Gathering, and President of Cannamommy.org. She is also an active member of California Growers Association, and the California Cannabis Industry Association

Manndie connects with KHEMIA by being a voice for advocacy and strength for the cannabis community, helping support others to achieve their dreams and highest potential.


API's to Watch in Cannabis

API's to Watch in Cannabis

In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, we have out together a list of API women in cannabis you should pay attention to. The truth is that API’s are risk-takers and innovators, they have created their own space in the cannabis industry through ancillary and by touching the plant. Khemia acknowledges their accomplishments in the industry.

 

IG: @terraempress // FB: @mindygalloway // LinkedIn: Mindy Galloway

Mindy Galloway is one of the most positive people you will meet. She is on a mission to bring love, support, and encouragement to the world. She shines as KHEMIA CEO with her leadership and calm presence. Mindy grew up in the Northern California Cannabis Culture, where her love for manufacturing started as a way to utilize all aspects of the plant for healing. Mindy brings to KHEMIA her years of experience in the cannabis industry as a: delivery manager and consultant, storefront dispensary manager and product manager, Executive Director for cannabis non-profit groups and Mastermind Facilitator/business coach for cannabis Executives. Her cannabis experience is combined with experience from various entrepreneurial endeavors and previous jobs working for Executive Leaders.

Mindy is excited and grateful every day to be a part of an amazing brand with an all-star team of legacy operators and business experts. With everyone combined together, KHEMIA is on its way to be widely known and recognized for creating quality artisanal products that are catered for specific effects and relief.

Mindy connects with KHEMIA by being a voice for Cannabis wellness, education, and advocacy.

 

IG: @savriley // FB: @Savanna.riley // LinkedIn: SavannaRiley

Savanna is a Communications and Public Relations Consultant experienced in executing public affairs and strategic communications campaigns for corporate, political and nonprofit clients. She is Founder of Simplyr Communications and cannabis educational networking event The Herban Exchange.

Savanna is also Creative Director at Khemia Manufacturing where she helps guide the creative vision for brand and manifests that vision through digital newsletters and social media. Outside of cannabis, she is the Director of Communications at IDEATE California. Here she works on issue-specific policy development, communications, and public relations to provide results to businesses, non-profits, private and philanthropic sectors. She focuses on developing campaigns, events, and communication strategies for clients.

Prior to IDEATE California, she was a Sales and Field Marketing Specialist for Left Coast Ventures where she managed the Sacramento sales territory as well as created and executed the brands marketing strategy. Prior to that she worked as a Market Manager at CB1 Brands, where she was responsible for selling the company’s products by identifying leads, educating prospects on products through calls, trainings, and presentations, and providing existing customers with exceptional support.

Savanna has also worked as a Lobbyist and Legislative Coordinator for The Quintana Cruz Company working with clients from a variety of sectors including cannabis, tribal and animal welfare.

Savanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from CSU Sacramento and an Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies from Shasta College.

 

LinkedIn: Maria Espinoza

Specialties: Results oriented individual & a highly effective Environmental Professional who maintains thecustomer’s confidence and trust due to excellent customer service. Problem Solver using creative approaches find solutions with demonstrated success in the environmental services and recycling industries.

 

IG: @chefcharleen // FB: @Charleen Caabay // LinkedIn: Charleen Caabay

Charleen Caabay is National Co-Founder Operations for The People’s Dispensary and winner of the well knows Food Network series Chopped.

After winning the 2017 New Year’s Eve episode of Chopped, chef Charleen Caabay is back in Oakland with Craft & Spoon at 1627 Broadway. (There’s a second entrance to the space, formerly Uptown Juice, at 1634 Telegraph Avenue.) The restaurant tested out a soft-opening menu this past weekend and will be back open for the city’s popular First Friday festivities later this week.

Caabay has already cultivated an Oakland following for her dishes like lumpia and adobo at the now-closed Kainbigan. With Craft & Spoon’s co-owner Christine De La Rosa, aka Miz Chris, Caabay will reprise some of her favorite Filipino flavors. But she won’t keep the spotlight all to herself: Instead, Craft & Spoon will provide space for other food entrepreneurs like Aima Paule of Hey Bü Kombucha to brew and bottle her products.

 

IG: @NinaParksConsulting// FB: @NinaParks // LinkedIn: Nina Parks

Nina Parks is an expert in cannabis, cannabis policy and social equity in the emergent cannabis industry and in 2018 Hightime’s Magazine named her one of the High-time’s 100 top influential people in Cannabis of 2018.

In 2015 she launched a Prop 215 compliant delivery service called Mirage Medicinal and was featured in Weediquette for the work her and her brother were doing to save their cannabis business and advocate for the participation of more people of color and for the inclusion of the formally incarcerated in the legal cannabis industry. The fight to lowering the barrier of entry for small cannabis businesses led to Nina’s participation on the board of the California Grower’s Association as the representative for delivery services & women of color, she later helped to establish the California Cannabis Delivery Alliance and the Bay Area Delivery Alliance which lead to delivery services being included as a license type in CA.

In 2015 Parks also helped to co-found an organization for women of color in the cannabis industry called Supernova Women which has grown into a national voice for a more inclusive and just cannabis industry and was pivotal in helping to shape “Cannabis Equity Programs” from the Bay Area CA, to Boston Massachusetts.

Nina Parks has been front and center for many of the conversation around “Cannabis Equity Programs” in California and has a unique background in the development and facilitation of youth diversion programs and cultural events as an artist and educator in SF prior to her career in cannabis, giving her a holistic perspective her consulting methods help to keep a humanitarian lens on the creation of cannabis brands, policy and regulation.


Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual

We move with the rays and cycles of the moon. In honor of KHEMIA’s collaboration with Moon Made Farms, we are hosting an online Full Moon Ceremony.

Learn to create your own ritual or join us by registering with the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/khemia-full-moon-ceremony-tickets-104479418754?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing