In a First, Cannabis Company Wins Chamber Leadership Award

 In a First, Cannabis Company Wins Chamber Leadership Award

Boulder, Colo. — March 13, 2018 — In a nod to a maturing cannabis industry, the Boulder Chamber on March 7 presented Terrapin Care Station with its Innovative Business of the Year award.

The honor was the first significant award presented by the Boulder Chamber to a cannabis company, and it is believed to be one of the first such awards given statewide or nationally to a cannabis business by a chamber of commerce.

“This is the first time a marijuana business has been recognized by the Boulder Chamber and I imagine it’s one of the first times such a business has been recognized by a major chamber organization in Colorado,” said John Tayer, president and chief executive of the Boulder Chamber.

“Terrapin Care Station has demonstrated its innovative spirit in its successful navigation of the risks and challenges associated with an entirely new industry, as well as through its demonstration of responsible business practices and positive corporate citizenship in an industry that suffered from early stigmatization,” Tayer continued.

The award comes on the heels of a grand opening celebrated by cannabis company Terrapin Care Station on March 1 at the company’s newly-remodeled store on Mississippi Avenue in Aurora, Colo. The Aurora Chamber of Commerce was in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the nearly 4,500 square feet of added retail space was recognized by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and City Council members.

Terrapin Care Station was also recognized by the Colorado Senate for its commitment to driving local economies through innovative business practices. Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, signed an official commendation on Jan. 30 congratulating Terrapin Care Station for “being named a Boulder Chamber Innovative Company of the Year.”

“Thank you for making such a positive impact in the Boulder business community,” the commendation states.

The Senate honor was requested by Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, whose district includes where Terrapin Care Station is headquartered in Boulder.

“I’m happy to show my support for Terrapin Care Station as an important contributor to the thriving business community of Boulder,” Fenberg said. “Terrapin has become a well-known and well-trusted place of business that the people of Boulder frequent because they know they’ll be taken care of.”

Colorado’s cannabis industry provides about 35,000 direct employment jobs, generating an economic impact of $2.4 billion. Marijuana taxes, license and fee revenue amounted to $247 million in 2017.

“One of the most innovative things that Terrapin Care Station did was join the Boulder Chamber eight years ago,” said Chris Woods, founder, owner and chief executive of Terrapin Care Station. “Today, we are active with Chambers of Commerce in every city we operate in. Every day, more and more people acknowledge the cannabis industry’s contributions to communities, and so fewer people are viewing it as a fringe business that is different than any other.”

About Terrapin Care Station

Boulder, Colo.-based Terrapin Care Station (TCS) is a vertically-integrated consumer-focused cultivator, processor and provider of high-quality medical and retail cannabis products. Founded in 2009, TCS has five storefronts on Colorado’s Front Range; it holds a retail marijuana license in Eugene, Ore.; and it is a medical marijuana grower/processor in Clinton County, Pa. Follow TCS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit TerrapinCareStation.com.

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus served as the Senior Statehouse Reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette where he co-launched ColoradoPolitics.com, covering politics, the governor’s office, the Colorado Legislature, Congress, and federal, state and local governments. He joined in November 2016 from The Durango Herald. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the top state-based political and legislative reporters in the nation. He also has won over a dozen awards from the Colorado Press Association. In prior positions, Marcus worked for the Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly, and The Denver Daily News, a former free daily newspaper in Denver, where he covered City Hall, politics, and had an entertainment column. Before that, Marcus worked for the Longmont Times-Call. An Ithaca College graduate, Marcus studied journalism and creative writing, before moving to Colorado from New York in 2004.

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