Alvarez Technology Group


Alvarez Technology Group specializes in helping business owners and executives takes control of their IT systems to improve utilization, maximize efficiency and help the bottom line. By providing a complete suite of IT services, including 24x7 monitoring from their OpsCenter, technical help, desk and onsite support, they can be the IT department for a fraction of the cost.


Contact: Ronni Alvarez

California Roots


California Roots Presents Is a premier full service event production and promotion firm, delivering an extraordinary live music experience across the country. Established in 2014, California Roots Presents has become a household name, specializing in talent buying, marketing and operations. Based in Monterey, California, California Roots Presents continues to bring live music to the masses with top artists and bands.  It is their Live Music Driven mentality that sets them apart from the rest; Providing the best in event production and promotion.


Contact: Pacific Groove Sheehan

Canna Safety Plus


The team at Canna Safety Plus will help ensure your GMPs, SOPs, and HACCP plans meet State regulations today, and as they evolve. We can also get your plant ready to meet the rigorous standards of SQF. Don’t have them established yet? That’s not an issue either. Our group of Audit Consultants, anchored by our user-friendly, cloud-based proprietary software, have built food safety compliance systems from the ground up for food companies of all sizes.
We recognize there is no room for error when it comes to food safety compliance, and this passion comes through in everything we do.


Contact: Eric Schwartz

Cannabis Connect Insurance Services


Cannabis Connect Insurance is a team of insurance professionals committed to serving the cannabis community in an ethical and informed fashion. They are passionate about the healing powers of cannabis and have dedicated their practice to ensuring cannabis business owners have quality insurance products available in a very limited marketplace.

Contact: Loren Barrett

Cannabis Investing Spot


Are you looking for high investment returns? "Private Cannabis Equity" is your answer. You will not find an investment with a brighter future than Cannabis. Branching out into Cannabis investments is a viable alternative for your portfolio. Your answer for high returns, with very little risk is here.


Contact: Jennifer Titus



Capitol Consulting 


In this new and fast-growing industry Capitol Consulting has been among the leaders in local government advocacy.  Capitol Consulting is one of only a few consulting firms that can boast that to this date it has successfully gotten clients local cannabis permits for cultivation and manufacturing.  Capitol Consulting is working hard on the central coast with various local counties and cities to establish ordinances that legal permit local cannabis business.  

Contact: Brandon Gesicki

Designed Workforce Solutions


Designed Workforce Solutions executive team has vast experience in labor consulting in a variety of industries across the United States. Our focus is to drive performance and get the results our clients expect. Our team is made up of respectful, honest, energetic, goal-driven team members who are professionals operating in a family-oriented atmosphere and are willing to take calculated risks to exceed company expectations. Our company has the expertise and know how to be able to offer customized “onsite” programs for all your workforce needs, while managing competitive labor costs.


Contact: Nicki Pasculli

Gaiaca Waste Revitalization


Gaiaca is California’s first properly licensed cannabis waste management company. We help manage all forms of cannabis byproduct created by cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, testing labs, and distributors. We handle all cannabis waste per State Regulations, ensuring that operators can focus on what they do best by allowing us to compliantly manage their cannabis waste.


Contact: Jonathan Lee

Gaiaca Waste Revitalization


Gaiaca is California’s first properly licensed cannabis waste management company. We help manage all forms of cannabis byproduct created by cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, testing labs, and distributors. We handle all cannabis waste per State Regulations, ensuring that operators can focus on what they do best by allowing us to compliantly manage their cannabis waste.


Contact: Jonathan Lee

Green & Jespersen CPAs


Green Jespersen CPAs, located in Monterey, California, has been serving the local community for over 25 years by believing in the value of our relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.


Contact: Joseph Green II

Grupo Flor


With roots in the rich agricultural traditions of the California Central Coast, Grupo Flor operates one of the state’s largest cannabis real estate portfolios. We are a multinational vertically-integrated company with cannabis operations from seed to sale in California, Latin America, and Europe. We are driving innovation in the cannabis industry and, in the process, bringing prosperity to our local communities.

Contact: Gavin Kogan

Ingraham & Associates, CPAs


At Ingraham & Associates, CPAs, they provide tax services for individuals, estates, and a wide range of businesses including partnerships, LLC's, S-Corporations, and Non-Profits. They provide bookkeeping, compilation, and review services, on both an ongoing and a special needs basis. 


Contact: Horace Ingraham

Knowmad Law

Traditional law firms are stuck in the age of the armored footman, delivering services in ways that no longer fit the needs of modern small and mid-sized businesses. Unable or unwilling to adapt, the legal industry continues to pass along to its clients the costs of its obsolete practices and useless overhead, charging fees as inflated as they are opaque.


At Knowmad Law, we understand the world has changed. You need legal counsel that’s fast, responsive and armed with the right weapons.


Contact: Chris McElwain

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Law Offices of Jennifer Rosenthal Iverson

Jennifer Rosenthal Iverson is a passionate aggressive attorney dedicated to zealously advocating for her clients. You will be assured quality legal representation with compassionate and continued personal contact through all stages of the justice system.


Contact: Jennifer Rosenthal

MOC Insurance Services


MOC prides itself in our commitment to our clients and in delivering the highest quality in consultative and insurance services. Our risk and claims management experts specialize in Real Estate, Arts & Entertainment, Agriculture & Viticulture, Cannabis,  Aviation, Commercial and Personal Insurance. Founded in 1969 MOC is one of the largest brokerages in California servicing clients throughout the United States. We have maintained a solid presence on the Central Coast and Monterey County since the early 90’s and we are proud to serve our local community.  Our risk management approach in providing customized solutions and personal attention allows our clients to focus on the success of their business.


Contact: Jim Sanders

Medi-Waste Disposal


The MediWaste hands-on approach enables us to provide our partners with exceptional, personalized service at competitive rates. We maintain all permits, licences and insurance required to provide Cannabis operators all-inclusive waste management services’. 


Contact: Stephen Stagnaro

Monterey Bay Community Power


Monterey Bay Community Power was formed to provide locally-controlled, carbon-free electricity to residents and businesses in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model established by the State of California. MBCP anticipates serving electricity to customers beginning spring 2018.


Contact: Peter Berridge

Monterey County Fair and Event Center


The Monterey County Fair & Event Center (MCFEC) is a twenty-two acre, state-owned venue located in the heart of Monterey, California. MCFEC boasts two outdoor performance stages, sprawling lawns, concessions kitchens, barns, seven rentable halls, a full-service RV Park and an on-site Off Track Betting facility called Monterey Bay Race Place.


Contact: Kelly Violini

Newfront Insurance


Newfront is a full-service retail brokerage with expertise in commercial coverage across all industries. They combine powerful software and dedicated experts to give you accountability, peace of mind, and control over your unique risks.  They built their brokerage from the ground up to serve their clients with a modern experience. Their mission is to build the new standard for our industry.

Contact: Seth Word

Pacific Valley Bank


Pacific Valley Bank is able to create lasting relationships with Monterey County businesses because of their keen understanding of the local business environment and strong community connections.  Today, Pacific Valley Bank is a flourishing institution. It stands as a testament to what can be accomplished by channeling efforts toward a common goal. A local community committed to its own success, and raising the standard of living of all of its members.

Contact: Serina Beach

PFW Consulting and Political FrameWorks

A boutique, consulting firm located in Monterey County, PFW Consulting & Political FrameWorks provides services to both public and private agencies, non-profits, community education and organizing efforts and specializes in political campaigns, cannabis, government affairs, event planning and public relations.  

Contact: Plasha Will

Plaid Cannabiz Marketing


Plaid Cannabiz Marketing's roots are in providing award-winning branding and marketing services to some of the biggest fresh produce and consumer packaged goods companies in the world. 



Contact: Lisa Hansen

Potter Consulting


Potter Consulting is a consulting firm specializing in permitting and business development, with a significant client base in land use and the cannabis industry.

Contact: Dave Potter

Salinas Valley Recycles
Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority

Salinas Valley Recycles is a public agency and utility service that owns and operates the only open and active landfill in the Salinas Valley, but we are not the garbage hauler. SVR provides disposal and recycling drop-off facilities throughout the Salinas Valley.


Contact: Mandy Brooks

Scholl & Company, LLP


Scholl & Company, LLP works with cultivators, dispensaries, distributors, extractors, infused product manufacturers and related support companies daily in California, Oregon and Colorado.  We have experience representing cannabis industry clients dealing with federal, state and local tax issues – from audits to research and deal structure. This in-depth tax knowledge, combined with our proven cost accounting, cash controls and financial reporting processes, Scholl & Company, LLP will help you keep more of what you make and improve your company valuation.


Contact: Bret Scholl, CPA, CGMA

Steinbruner Hill CPAs


At Steinbruner Hill CPAs, we are solution-driven professionals passionate about our clients, our team, and our community.  We are committed to providing quality, timely services, providing opportunities for our people and maintaining our innovative culture. Steinbruner Hill CPAs is a top certified public accounting firm focused on developing long lasting client relationships while delivering technical knowledge and expertise. 


Contact: Chris Steinbruner

Streeter Group


Streeter Group Inc. is a high quality, full-service Structural Engineering and Architectural firm. Our in-house ability to provide both Architectural and Structural Engineering services is a great asset to our clients. We are able to flawlessly merge the two most important aspects of any construction project, combining architectural integrity with solid structural solutions. SGI works on a wide range of Residential, Commercial and Cannabis projects.


Contact: Karen Streeter

TPO Human Resource Management


Since 1991, TPO is a Human Resource Management firm based in Monterey, California. We are a team of highly experienced, certified HR professionals and Licensed Private Investigators (Lic: PI-25638). We partner with our clients to provide the expert support and advice they need to comply with complex State & Federal employment regulations, achieve positive employee/management relations and optimize organizational effectiveness.


Contact: Robert Russell




Vetgrow grows industrial hemp and then extracts, develops and manufactures proprietary hemp-derived CBD products.  Someday soon they will assist veterans in the ability to become business owners and grow legal products under a franchise model.  


Contact: Jeff Brothers


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