5:00 PM17:00

The Buzz on the CannaBizness

  • Earthplace Nature Discovery Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are pleased to present a riveting session of learning, networking, and perhaps some mind-expanding enlightenment on the business of Cannabis. Is the Cannabis industry truly “on a roll” destined to forever turn Big Pharma and CPG on their heads? Or will the business eventually go “up in smoke,” only to become a small niche in the American lifestyle? All puns aside, this is one you don’t want to miss!

Plan on hearing from a Rockstar panel of experts who will bring us up to date and share best practices on how marketers need to navigate this new frontier.

Our expert panelists include:

  • Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, CT Dept. of Consumer Protection

  • Tahira Rehmatullah - Managing Director Hypur Ventures; CFO of MTech Acquisition Corp.

  • Marji Chimes - CMO, Coda Signature

  • Erika Alonso - Co-Founder, CMO of Witi

  • Gretchen Gailey, VP KCSA Strategic Communications, Founder Panoptic Public Relations

  • Moderator - Tammy Ward, Managing Director, Creative Streak Studio

This exciting evening will kick off with wine, beer (over 21 please), soft drinks and hors oeuvres. Sorry, no samples, it’s still illegal – but you’ll be pretty high on the content!

  • Networking: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

  • First Panel: 6:30 - 7:45 pm

  • Second panel: 8:00 - 9:15 pm


Where: Earthplace Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside Lane

Westport, CT 06880

Ticket Prices:

  • Students $10 (scroll down to see it…)

  • AMA Member $20

  • General Admission $30

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7:00 PM19:00

March Event - How to Thrive as a Woman Leader in a #MeToo World Fosters Great Discussion


American Marketing Association Fairfield County’s recent panel on thriving as a woman leader in the hashtag#metoo era generated great discussion, insights and parables from Kersten Mitton Rivas, Catherine Murphy East and Nicole Desir. hashtag#marketing hashtag#leadership hashtag#fairfield hashtag#stamford. Advice to male CEOs who support women in leadership on how to lever and maintain a positive workplace, “ask, listen and act.” Kersten Mitton Rivas Catherine Murphy East Nicole Desir

Thank you to our panelists: 

  • Kersten Mitton Rivas, president at Doner CX and former managing director at Havas Worldwide New York 

  • Catherine Murphy East, EVP and Managing Director at Doner CX and past global business managing director at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide 

  • Nicole Desir, founder of the NOA Group consultancy with past marketing leadership roles at Victoria's Secret and Elizabeth Arden

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